America is often referred to as a melting pot -- home to many diverse people and cultures from all over the world. This Friday, we're asking where your family came to America from? If your country is not listed in the poll, please add it below.
This week we have a story from Julian Hall, whose family history research led to him finding some extremely interesting characters in his family tree.
Some facts remain unknown, but since embarking on his family history journey Julian has made some amazing discoveries, such as:
• Finding his ancestor was the Court Photographer to the British Royals, who also became the most prolific war photographer of World War I and was awarded an OBE
• Discovering the tale of a relative who was a policeman, and who died in mysterious circumstances while on the job in London in 1908
• Tracing a great-uncle who served in World War II, who the family stories suggested died at Arnhem, but whose records indicated something else
Here Julian tells some of his stories – as well as how he originally got into family history – in his own words.
MyHeritage is going to be exhibiting at the New Zealand Family History Fair on the 26-27 August in Hamilton, New Zealand.
The fair is only in it's second year but has already established itself as a must-see on the A/NZ genealogy event circuit.
It is the only event of its type in NZ and in terms of numbers attending, is arguably the largest in Australasia. Last year over 1,100 people attended. This year the organizers are aiming for 3,000+, which will be huge.
This week we’re pleased to announce an updated version of the most popular free genealogy software program, Family Tree Builder.
Family Tree Builder 5.1 includes all the great new features introduced in version 5.0: enhanced, better-looking family tree charts; built-in poster printing for charts, tree consistency checks, and much more. For more details about the features of Family Tree Builder 5.0, click here.
If you're one of our many loyal users who are already enjoying Family Tree Builder (version 3.0, 4.0 or 5.0), download the new version 5.1 and install it on top of your existing version. Updating to version 5.1 will not affect your family tree data and is safe, recommended and free. The new version also incorporates many bug fixes so it is a recommended update for all users.