30    Mar 20123 comments

MyHeritage: Meet our new historical content team

We’re delighted to welcome two new executives to MyHeritage: Russ Wilding and Roger Bell.

Roger Bell (left) and Russ Wilding (right)

Roger Bell (left) and Russ Wilding (right)

Russ and Roger are the former founders of Footnote.com, which was acquired by Ancestry.com in 2010. Russ has been appointed Chief Content Officer for MyHeritage and Roger is VP Product.  They will be based in the MyHeritage Utah office. Continue reading "MyHeritage: Meet our new historical content team" »

27    Mar 20121 comment

MyHeritage on Pinterest: Family moments, family fun

A picture is worth a thousand words, so who can resist endless photo inspiration? We know we can’t, that’s why we created our new Pinterest profile. It’s our unique, gorgeous space for family lovers everywhere, displaying everything from great DIY ideas, family photo inspiration to celebrity families we love and family reunion tips.

A sneak peek of our Pinterest paradise. Family lovers rejoice!

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22    Mar 20125 comments

The 1940 US Census is coming to MyHeritage! Free!

1940 US Census is coming to MyHeritageMillions of people in the USA and around the world are counting the hours until the release of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census.

At MyHeritage, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re playing our part in this big moment in family history and, as of April 2, we’ll be offering you the census images and a growing searchable name index, completely free of charge.

But the big news doesn’t end there! We’ve decided to go one step further and bring the records directly to you. Continue reading "The 1940 US Census is coming to MyHeritage! Free!" »

15    Mar 201220 comments

Beautiful Printed Family Calendars Created in One Click!

There are so many birthdays, anniversaries and other family events, it's hard to keep track. That's why we've created the new, personalized printed family calendars. In just one click events and photos from your MyHeritage family site will be automatically placed and organized into a beautiful family calendar, that you can receive straight to your home. Multiple copies can be ordered and delivered worldwide, so no loved family member will be left without one.

Hang on the wall at home or keep on your desk at work, this convenient planner has everybody's photo right next to their name. It looks as good as the calendar that your aunt slaved for weeks to prepare, and nobody will know your little secret, that you got it made in just a few clicks! So how do we make this magic happen?

MyHeritage Printed Family Calendars (click to zoom)

MyHeritage Printed Family Calendars (click to zoom)

Creating your family calendar is quick, simple and fun and only takes a few seconds. To make it a breeze, our technology automatically matches photos and events to the appropriate dates . The calendar is created automatically for you, but it's also simple for those who want to customize it: you can select from diverse graphical styles, pick the language and the start month, change any photos, add events and choose which national or religious holidays to include.

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5    Mar 20121 comment

WDYTYA Live 2012: MyHeritage highlights

The MyHeritage team returned from three intensive days at the Who Do You Think You Are Live 2012 show in London’s Olympia, attended by some 15,000 visitors.

The team included CEO and founder Gilad Japhet, chief genealogist Daniel Horowitz, head of genealogy (UK) Laurence Harris and US genealogy advisor Schelly Talalay Dardashti, along with UK/US community manager Aaron Godfrey, former UK community manager James Sanderson, Netherlands community manager Denie Kasan and support representative Aviv Ben-Arie.

The MyHeritage Team

MyHeritage team members at WDYTYA 2012 in London

We enjoyed meeting with old friends and prospective members during the show. Many new users registered at the booth, while many existing members spent time with our team, shared their stories and sought assistance in advancing their family research.

Several MyHeritage team members also gave presentations. Here are some highlights: Continue reading "WDYTYA Live 2012: MyHeritage highlights" »

22    Feb 20127 comments

Introducing MyHeritage’s new look!

We’re happy to announce that the MyHeritage website just got a new look! It’s the same good ol' website, nothing was changed in functionality, we just improved it with a fresher, newer look.

MyHeritage gets a new look

Here are a couple of things we've improved:

  • All account settings were grouped in one place to make it easier to reach your profile, change your email address, modify family site settings, or log out. Once you get used to it you'll see that it's much easier to reach account settings this way.

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16    Feb 201215 comments

NEW: MyHeritage DNA tests for genealogy!

MyHeritage is proud to take genealogy to the new millennium by offering a revolutionary technology for advancing family history research — DNA testing — at affordable prices.

MyHeritage DNA tests (click to zoom)

Your ancestors left clues to your family history in you and in other descendants, and you can unlock these clues by testing your DNA. Order your DNA test now.

DNA testing can help you:

15    Feb 20126 comments

WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London

Following our successful RootsTech 2012 participation, the MyHeritage team now heads to London for the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE family history show. Some 17,000 attendees are anticipated over the three-day event, Friday-Sunday, February 24-26.

The event will be held in the National Hall at the Olympia Exhibition Halls on Olympia Way, and features many expert speakers on diverse topics, workshops, many genealogy related vendors and more.

MyHeritage’s Head of Genealogy (UK) Laurence Harris will give the Keynote Presentation - “Breaking Down the Barriers with Social Networking – Strategies and Tricks” – at 1pm Saturday, followed by a Q&A panel session, with genealogy experts D. Joshua Taylor, Lisa Louise Cooke,  Peter Christian, Paul Howes and Daniel Lynch.

The WDYTYA team includes:

Continue reading "WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London" »

25    Jan 20121 comment

MyHeritage During 2011

With the holidays over and 2012 in full swing, we’re taking a look back at the big news from MyHeritage in 2011.

For those who don’t remember what happened over the past 12 months - there were many major announcements – we’ve prepared a summary of the events:

25 January: Improvement to Smart Matches:

In January, MyHeritage released many changes to our market-leading Smart Matches technology. This helped make the process of discovering new family members - past and present - easier than ever before.

9 February: MyHeritage in 100 seconds

In February, we released a 100-second video demonstrating how MyHeritage works. Although meant to be a quick intro for those new to MyHeritage.com, even long-time users wrote to say it helped them learn about new features.

Continue reading "MyHeritage During 2011" »

19    Jan 20122 comments

RootsTech 2012: MyHeritage is on its way!

While genealogy conferences bring together genealogists for learning, sharing, collaborating, RootsTech - February 2-4, in Salt Lake City, Utah - brings together technology developers and genealogy consumers.

It is a great opportunity for technologists and genealogists (of all skill levels) to share ideas, learn from each other and find solutions to family history challenges.

Genealogists and family historians learn firsthand about exciting new technologies and tools to improve their research experience, while developers learn skills to deliver new applications and systems. The program offers many choices; see it here.

MyHeritage.com will be there in force at our display booth 514. Our RootsTech contingent includes:

MyHeritage founder and CEO Gilad Japhet. He will speak at 1.30pm, on Thursday, February 2 and demonstrate new technology to be unveiled for the first time. Family history fans worldwide will be delighted with this presentation. To learn more, you’ll have to be there!

Continue reading "RootsTech 2012: MyHeritage is on its way!" »

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