7    Apr 20122 comments

NEW! Research on-the-go with newly updated MyHeritage Mobile App

Introducing the latest version of the MyHeritage app! With version 1.2, you can search billion of records on-the-go, including ALL images from the 1940 U.S. Federal Census and our constantly updated searchable index.

The mobile-friendly interface makes it easy to browse records on iPhone, iPad and Android devices, including birth, marriage, military, immigration, government, death, census and other historical records from around the world.

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4    Apr 20120 comments

MyHeritage: All 1940 US Census images now available

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It’s been an incredible ride.

We’re proud to announce that MyHeritage is the first commercial site to have all the 1940 US Census images available for searching for free! Please let us know what you find on www.myheritage.com/1940census.

Now that we’ve completed the images, we’re continuing with the indexing. Yesterday, the first indexed records were made available - Bristol County, Rhode Island. The index is searchable by names, facts and other criteria, all for free!

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3    Apr 20122 comments

1940 Census Update: 37 states and over 4 million images

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We’ve now uploaded 26 states with over 4 million images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census to our website www.myheritage.com/1940census. Search for free!

States ready for searching: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado , Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Continue reading "1940 Census Update: 37 states and over 4 million images" »

1    Apr 20124 comments

MyHeritage: Tonight we receive the 1940 US Census!

Tomorrow – April 2, at 12.01am – MyHeritage will receive the 1940 US Federal Census images. We will begin to upload them immediately to make them available to our users for free.

The index will also be provided and will be added to as the work is completed. Researchers around the world have been waiting for this census for 72 years, and we are proud to be part of this historical event.

I already have a list of history mysteries that I’m hoping the images will help solve. Of course, as a long time genealogist, I know that the more data we can access may be somewhat of a two-edged sword.

While we find more information and finally answer some questions, the new data often raises additional mysteries.

So, I guess I am hoping for both: Answers and more mysteries, which will give me more data to track down, and more leads to other resources that I’ve not yet considered.

What was so special about 1940?

In three months, everyone pictured would be recorded in the 1940 census!

The US was coming out of the Great Depression, the economy was improving, people were full of hope, and they didn't know that in two years, they'd be at war. See a photo right of the January 1940 Senior Prom of Samuel J. Tilden High School (Brooklyn, New York). In less than three months, everyone in the photo would be recorded in the 1940 census.

What is a census?

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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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