Since our previous UK Community Manager, Robert, has now flown from the MyHeritage nest, now is probably an excellent time to introduce our new, shiny and eager UK Community Manager, James.
I like to think of this blog as your opportunity to interact with us, so if you have any comments, a great family story or would just like to say hello then you can do so in the comments or on our twitter page (@myheritage) or even at facebook.com/myheritage.
I have spent most of the last few years working in Journalism and Marketing, but I also consider myself to be an amateur genealogist. I started researching my family history around 7 years ago using some (very) basic methods. Recently I placed my tree on MyHeritage.com and it quickly grew to 640 people from 400 using Smart Matches™. The next logical step was, of course, to join the team.
We all have some strange twists in our family history, some that can be explained and others that are simply baffling, so if you think your story is particularly interesting, we'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, let me share one of my stories with you… If it wasn't for an abrupt name change that happened three generations ago I would have been a Mr James Dagg. Now, this wouldn’t normally be that interesting however, the reasons for the change have always been completely secret. In fact, the last remaining ‘keeper’ of this information died 3 years ago and with that he took the dark Dagg family secret to the grave. Perhaps it was for the best, either way, I'm never going to find out!
Family history then isn’t just about making sure the correct people are linked up on a chart, it’s about stories (I hope you liked mine), sharing information with family members and the preservation of memories. We are in a unique technical age where all of this is a reality and where better to live out these memories than at the most advanced and popular family networking site in the world, MyHeritage.com.
We always like to hear comments and recommendations for our blog, afterall, it was created for you and we want to make sure that it's a great online experience.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org