18    Feb 20141 comment

WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London

Following RootsTech 2014, the MyHeritage team heads to London for the world’s largest family history show, "Who Do You Think You Are? Live."  The eighth annual event takes take place February 20-22 , in National Hall, Olympia.

This great event is packed with genealogy workshops and family history sessions to satisfy all attendees from beginners through advanced family historians. Also, the hall is crowded with exhibitors to help you discover more about your family history.

The MyHeritage Team at WDYTYA will be at stand #530 and includes:

  • Daniel Horowitz - Chief Genealogist
  • Laurence Harris - Head of Genealogy (UK)
  • Aaron Godfrey - Public Relations and Social Media Manager
  • Ross Bloom - Marketing Program Manager
  • Karen Hägele -Country Manager for Brasil & Portugal

These demonstrations will be presented every day at our booth: Continue reading "WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London" »

16    Feb 20140 comments

Competition: Win tickets for WDYTYA Live 2014!

Join MyHeritage at “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” in London, from February 20-22.

We'll be presenting many exciting talks and workshops, and will soon post what we have planned for the event.

We’re also giving away a free pair of tickets for one lucky reader to join us at WDYTYA?Live 2014!

To enter, share with us the ancestor you'd most like to meet and why.

We will need to receive your story by Tuesday, February 18 at stories@myheritage.com. The lucky winner will be chosen and notified by email.

Will we see you at WDYTYA Live 2014? Let us know in the comments below!

14    Feb 20142 comments

Happy Valentine’s Day: Your stories and photos

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today is a special day, filled with love and happiness. Millions of people around the world will send tokens of their appreciation to friends and family, and say "I love you" to their loved ones.

The best love stories are not ones from the movies or storybooks, but the ones that come from our own families. These stories stay with us as lasting memories and are passed down from generation to generation.

At MyHeritage, we know how important  family and love are in our lives. Last week, we asked you to send in your family's love stories.

Here are a few of our favorites that we want to share with you on this special day: Continue reading "Happy Valentine’s Day: Your stories and photos" »

12    Feb 20140 comments

RootsTech 2014: Wrap-up post

This year’s RootsTech 2014 was, as usual, an intense experience – and also much fun!

In addition to each of us working with attendees, covering the entire spectrum from those who hadn’t heard of MyHeritage to those who were very experienced members, it was also a great team experience to bond with team members from our various offices.

A few members of the team at the MyHeritage RootsTech booth

Continue reading "RootsTech 2014: Wrap-up post" »

10    Feb 20140 comments

Valentine’s Day: Your Stories and Photos

Love is in the air!

Valentine's Day, the day where couples express their love for one another, is only 4 days away. All around the world, romantics traditionally exchange candy, flowers and gifts and reminisce about how they first met.

How did your grandparents fall in love?

As Valentine's Day approaches, we invite you to share the amazing love stories or photos from your family's history for a chance to win a 1 year MyHeritage subscription.

Every family has love stories in their history. These are the stories that bring our families together.
Perhaps you have a sentimental photo of your ancestors together, from their wedding day, engagement or just out having fun?

Continue reading "Valentine’s Day: Your Stories and Photos" »

4    Feb 20140 comments

New: 815 million US Public Records added

We did it again! We've just added 815 million US Public Records of people living in the USA to MyHeritage SuperSearch. This massive compilation of records was assembled from telephone directories, property tax assessments, credit applications, voter registration lists and other records available to the public. It includes information about hundreds of millions of people from the USA spanning the last five decades, making it one of the most powerful collections on SuperSearch for finding information about living relatives.

These records are excellent for connecting with relatives you find through MyHeritage Smart Matches and Record Matches. Continue reading "New: 815 million US Public Records added" »

31    Jan 20141 comment

MyHeritage: Millions of new records now live!

We’re excited to announce that we've added more than 160 million new US and UK historical records to SuperSearch, MyHeritage’s powerful search engine for historical records.

These records come from hundreds of collections, including such vital records as births, baptisms, marriages and deaths, military records, censuses and many more.

Search the records now

Continue reading "MyHeritage: Millions of new records now live!" »

30    Jan 20141 comment

RootsTech 2014: We’re on our way!

We’re looking forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new ones at RootsTech 2014, February 6-8, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

RootsTech, the largest family history event in North America, is a unique family history conference for both new and experienced genealogists. It is a place where new technologies are showcased that help discover family history and bring families together.

We're especially proud to be Platinum Sponsors for this year’s event.

Friday, February 7 will be MyHeritage Day at RootsTech. The morning will open with remarks from our Chief Marketing Officer Ori Soen. There will also be a MyHeritage-sponsored lunch where Chief Product Officer Mike Mallin will speak on New Products at MyHeritage: The Next Frontier.

The MyHeritage Team will be speaking during the conference.  Here is a list of the great talks that we have lined up:

18    Jan 20146 comments

Where in the world is MyHeritage’s chief genealogist?

2014 has just begun, and I’m ready to start my travels to genealogy conferences and give lectures around the world.

This year will see a new set of lectures regarding MyHeritage products and new features. The previous ones are, of course, still available. I’ve also developed some lectures about genealogy in general like cemetery research and roots travel, or more specific ones related to Jewish genealogy and Israel.

Daniel Horowitz lecturing for MyHeritage

Continue reading "Where in the world is MyHeritage’s chief genealogist?" »

14    Jan 20143 comments

Family Records: Preserving oral history

One way to document and preserve family history is recording oral history interviews with relatives. This really brings our family trees to life, as it reveals the lives and memories of our family members in ways that dry facts, records or even photos cannot.

You may learn the story behind a family event captured in a photograph, emotions surrounding life events, and the names of previously unknown relatives  in photographs. Video recordings reveal how our relative sounds and what he or she looks like. We can get a genuine feel for their character.

In a recent article in the Examiner, archives technician Aaron Holt at the National Archives Fort Worth (Texas), said, “It only takes three generations to lose a piece of oral family history.” Holt continued, “It must be purposely and accurately repeated over and over again through the generations to be preserved for a genealogist today.” Continue reading "Family Records: Preserving oral history" »

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