Quite often in building family trees we blunder and find that we’ve placed Aunt Jane as the daughter of dear mom, or have children all mixed up when it comes to who was born first, or dad’s somehow the direct descendant of our great grandfather! These are just a few of the slightly funny, yet also innervating aspects of building digital family trees. But now, they can be solved on MyHeritage.com's family tree and we’re going to walk you through the process.
A few months ago, as you’ll probably remember, MyHeritage.com completed a merger with the German family network group, OSN.
This change meant that several million new family trees from sites like verwandt.de, meusparentes.com, moikrewni.pl and others were added to our network, along with over 100 million profiles within those trees. The merger enabled former OSN users to make use of all of the technology at MyHeritage.com, but it’s also bringing benefits to existing users. Among those benefits are new Smart Matches within the significantly increased database.
MyHeritage.com’s new blog has been off and running for a few weeks now. We hope you’ve enjoyed the new interface and extra content that it offers. Robert, myself, and other contributing members of staff have a lot of fun initiatives, interviews, dialogues, and contest planned to be released in the upcoming months. We hope you stay tuned and join in the discussion surrounding our posts.
This story is a real reminder to check even the most basic of information that you add to you tree; well known English geneticist Sir Paul Nurse made the news this week with his remarkable family (hi)story.
It all started when the nobel prize winner and Rockefeller University President got his green card request rejected by the US department of Homeland Security due to the missing of the details on his parents on his birth certificate....only to find out more than he bargained for.
When the new and fuller version of his birth certificate returned from Britain's General Register Office, his secretary asked him if he'd made a mistake in his mother's name and handed him the document.
|The new subheading Charts&Books|
MyHeritage.com is pleased to announce the release of two new features to further animate your family tree data free to all our users.Introducing Fan Charts & Family Book. These two features offer visual chronological formatting of your family tree data and especially the Fan Charts are something many of you have asked us about in the past.
They are conveniently located under the "Charts and Books" tab you can find when browsing your family tree.
MyHeritage has just released two new features - a Timeline showing your family's history, and an automatically created beautiful book with key data about your close relatives and lots of photos that we call Timebook.
The genealogy Timeline allows you to view all of your family's history in a single continuum - however far back it goes. It lists the usual facts - births, marriages, and so on - but can show you much more besides. For example, if you have any photos, video files, documents, or special events, those will be viewable from the Timeline. So if you've got wedding videos and photos on your family site, you'll be able to see them in the Timeline. The Timeline also offers different layers of presentation: you can zoom out and see the most salient events in your family's history over the last century; or you can drill down to see the specifics of just one particular decade. This feature was developed together with the startup AllofMe, a team of experts in Timeline systems, and we're extremely glad to be showcasing it on MyHeritage.
|The British Royal Family Timeline|
Did you know there are several places on the MyHeritage.com website where you can find answers to your pressing questions? No? Well that's why we've made this post to let you know what you can do if there is something that puzzles you on the site.
The Help Section
First of all you may want to check our help section which you find by clicking on the 'help' link at the bottom of your site. This will take you to our help centre, an overview of different general questions about the site by topic. It includes answers on how to change your password, how to change your settings for receiving newsletters or reminder preferences or how to import a GEDCOM file to you site.
|Example Coat of Arms|
One of the great new features available from our recent merger is the ability for users to create their own Family Crest! Now you can showoff your heraldic display.
Click on your family tree and find the new tab that leads you to the build your family crest page. This fun new flash feature has 6 customizable elements of the coat of arms, each including loads of prefabricated design and hundreds of color options. Just as in a traditional Coat of Arms, here you can choose your shield, the helm or coronet, two supporters and a motto. As well, you can add charges for each field in the shield.