5    Jul 20120 comments

MyHeritage: Scheduled maintenance this weekend

This weekend (Friday, July 6 - Monday, July 9), MyHeritage will be performing some scheduled site maintenance and making a number of improvements.

The MyHeritage sites and Family Tree Builder will be working normally, but you may experience a few difficulties such as specific features running slowly, or temporarily not working.

We'll be working hard to complete the maintenance quickly and return to normal service as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience.

The MyHeritage team.

27    Jun 201228 comments

Introducing SuperSearch

We're delighted to introduce you to SuperSearch by MyHeritage, a brand new search engine for historical records! In development since early 2011, and officially out of Beta this week, we are proud to present one of the most comprehensive products we've ever developed.

Here's a fun one-minute video about SuperSearch:

The release of SuperSearch is an exciting moment for genealogy and family history lovers everywhere who can now search over 4 billion records such as birth, marriage, death, burial, census, military, immigration, yearbooks, plus scans of the original documents.

SuperSearch at a glance

Continue reading "Introducing SuperSearch" »

1    May 20121 comment

Mother’s Day: Family history an ideal gift

Mother’s Day is an opportunity for families to celebrate their mothers and show them the appreciation they deserve.

Mother's Day

Mothers are often compared to superheroes – they appear to have a supernatural ability to look after their family while juggling a million tasks. The time and love they give and the continual self-sacrifice they make creates a unique bond that lasts over time and distance. Continue reading "Mother’s Day: Family history an ideal gift" »

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.

Continue reading "NEW! Research on-the-go with newly updated MyHeritage Mobile App" »

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.

Continue reading "Beautiful Printed Family Calendars Created in One Click!" »

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:

19    Dec 20112 comments

New feature: Automatic record search results

MyHeritage users now receive automatic record search results when browsing profile pages of family tree individuals.

Family tree profile, now with automatic records (click on the image to view full size)

Everyone at MyHeritage was delighted to welcome WorldVitalRecords.com to our family. See our blog post about the acquisition here. This allows MyHeritage users to benefit from World Vital Records and its database containing billions of historical records.

We have started integrating the two sites and, as a start, we've made it easier and faster for our users to view and access historical records from within MyHeritage.com.

If a MyHeritage family tree individual profile has record matches, a green button will appear in the top right corner. Click it and you'll get a breakdown of the records found.

Continue reading "New feature: Automatic record search results" »

17    Dec 20118 comments

MyHeritage celebrates our new mobile app! (bonus video inside)

At the MyHeritage headquarters yesterday, we celebrated the release of our new app for iPad, iPhone and Android. Read the news in full here.

MyHeritage mobile team: Raz, Roni, Dov, Addy, Oren, Omer, Danielle, Nimrod and Yehuda.

It was an important day for all of us, the big moment had finally arrived. The day ended with a big celebration, including a special cake!

Continue reading "MyHeritage celebrates our new mobile app! (bonus video inside)" »

15    Dec 201136 comments

NEW! MyHeritage app for iPhone, iPad & Android released today!

The new MyHeritage mobile app has arrived: explore your family tree, capture family moments and much more.

We’re excited to announce the release of the new MyHeritage app for iPhone, iPad and Android (version 1.0). Now you can explore your family tree, capture family moments for future generations and stay in touch with your family anytime, anywhere.

Continue reading "NEW! MyHeritage app for iPhone, iPad & Android released today!" »

20    Sep 20110 comments

MyHeritage acquires BackupMyTree.com

We're pleased to announce the acquisition of the popular family tree backup service, BackupMyTree.com.

This is part of our continued efforts to expand the range of family history oriented services we offer to our customers worldwide.

With the acquisition of BackupMyTree, we add a comprehensive free backup service renowned for providing peace of mind to genealogists around the world. Already protecting over nine terabytes of precious family tree data, we are sure that BackupMyTree will continue to grow in popularity.

The BackupMyTree.com homepage (click to enlarge)

BackupMyTree’s software automatically finds family tree files on your computer and then creates an off-site backup of your data. Other features include wide compatibility with major genealogy applications, anywhere access and multiple revision history - extremely useful if you update your family tree often.

The service is used by some of the world’s most experienced genealogists to complement and secure years of painstaking research for posterity.

At MyHeritage, we know just how important protecting data contained within our family trees is, which is why we introduced our own backup service around a year ago. There is little overlap between these backup services, and they complement each other beautifully. For those interested in the differences between BackupMyTree and the MyHeritage backup service, here is a useful comparison:

* Both services, once started, provide genealogists with ongoing, automatic backup of their family tree data without having to take any special actions.
* Both provide high value and high reliability and allow restoration of the latest version, or prior versions, at any point in time.
* Both services provide extra security by encrypting the backups.
* BackupMyTree is free, whereas the MyHeritage backup service costs $3/month.
* The MyHeritage backup service also protects photos and all other files referenced within the family tree, but BackupMyTree currently does not.
* BackupMyTree is a desktop backup service, backing up family tree files on your computer, from any major genealogy software provider.
* The MyHeritage backup service is an online backup service, backing up family trees you have on MyHeritage.com itself.

BackupMyTree is a welcome addition to our range of products and we look forward to maintaining the service and keeping it completely free.

This is actually the second company that we've purchased from serial entrepreneur Cliff Shaw, having acquired Pearl Street Software, makers of GenCircles.com and Family Tree Legends, in 2007. Cliff and his team are now shifting their focus to their latest venture, genealogy search engine Mocavo.com .

If you're an existing BackupMyTree user and have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly support team on our help center.

And for all our MyHeritage.com users - we'll be looking at ways for allowing BackupMyTree to benefit you in the near future.

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