8    Jun 20112 comments

Create Your Own Personal Flag (and See If You Can Guess Ours!)

While genealogy is often about discovering your past, MyHeritage is also focused on helping people connect with their living family members and sharing their own personal history.

With that in mind, I was delighted to find a website called We Are Multicolored (WAM) which allows you to create your own personal flag. I'm not talking about traditional heraldry or a coat of arms. Rather, you get to create a new flag that has both personal and historical meaning to you!

WAM provides you with very easy to use tools that allows you to create a custom flag based by combining flags from countries that:

  • You live in
  • Has affected you
  • You’ve dreamed of going to

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7    Jun 20112 comments

MyHeritage Acquires Polish Genealogy Site Bliscy.pl

Today MyHeritage is pleased to announce the acquisition of the popular Polish genealogy website, Bliscy.pl, in a move that will open a new range of possibilities in Polish family research -- for those in Poland or part of the greater community of Polish descendants worldwide.

With the acquisition of Bliscy.pl, half a million new users have been added to MyHeritage -- expanding our international family network to over 56 million people and 760 million profiles! Combined with last year’s acquisition of the Polish website MoiKrewni.pl, MyHeritage.com is now an excellent resource for anyone researching their Polish family history.

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1    Jun 201113 comments

MyHeritage News: Family Tree Builder 5.1 released

This week we’re pleased to announce an updated version of the most popular free genealogy software program, Family Tree Builder.

Family Tree Builder 5.1 includes all the great new features introduced in version 5.0: enhanced, better-looking family tree charts; built-in poster printing for charts, tree consistency checks, and much more. For more details about the features of Family Tree Builder 5.0, click here.

If you're one of our many loyal users who are already enjoying Family Tree Builder (version 3.0, 4.0 or 5.0), download the new version 5.1 and install it on top of your existing version. Updating to version 5.1 will not affect your family tree data and is safe, recommended and free. The new version also incorporates many bug fixes so it is a recommended update for all users. Continue reading "MyHeritage News: Family Tree Builder 5.1 released" »

9    Feb 20110 comments

Welcome to your family: MyHeritage.com in 100 seconds

We're excited to unveil the all-new MyHeritage.com in 100 seconds video, a glimpse into the many features we provide for families to connect, build their family tree, and preserve special moments.

To learn more about the new features, please take a look at the recent guides for creating beautiful charts, adding source citations and profile enhancements, collaborative Smart Matching, and the December post on new releases.

We hope you enjoy the video and share it with your friends and family!

14    Dec 20100 comments

Month of new releases at MyHeritage.com

Be on the look out this month for new features, tools and products that will be released on MyHeritage.com!

This 2010 represented a very important year for MyHeritage.com. Our constant growth in members on the site (now more than 53 million) plus our commitment to give the best service and products resulted in challenging new projects in MyHeritage.com

Throughout the year of 2010 we have been planning and working on various projects that by this end of the year will be launched. This month is especially exciting for all our team and we can’t wait for our site members to enjoy all of these new features and tools.

It has been months of constant team work, communication with our site members and improvements. Proudly we will keep you updated throughout this month on the new features and tools that will be available in our site. These won´t be the only improvements that will be presented on the site, just in the month of November MyHeritage.com has already launched:

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13    Dec 20102 comments

Important new Improvements in Profile Pages: Adding Source Citations, YouTube Videos and More

MyHeritage.com is pleased to announce the next set of improvements to the profile pages, now live on your family sites. Several months ago, we revamped the profile pages to enable highly-detailed documentation of family members’ lives. Now we’ve taken this even further, offering comprehensive management of sources and citations to better document your research, as well as the ability to add interactive web content to profiles such as YouTube videos, photo slideshows and other widgets.

Profile pages are designed to give you an overview of the life of any person in your tree, and make it possible to view, add or edit information with ease. Let’s take a moment to walk through some of the new features we’ve added to the profiles in this update.

Source Citations

View sources you've used to document your profiles (click to enlarge)

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6    Dec 20101 comment

MyHeritage.com Holiday Charts Contest

Create a family tree chart design, send it to us, and take part in our Charts Contest. The winner will receive $200 in printing and shipping costs to get a high quality poster delivered to their doorstep.Last week we launched our Family Tree Charts service. Thousands of you have already created family tree charts and prepared individual designs with individual colors, backgrounds, etc. Now we'd like to see what you've come up with. Send us your family tree design to participate in the contest, it doesn't matter if you have prepared. We'll draw up a shortlist for our readers to vote on. The following points explain how to enter.

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1    Dec 201029 comments

Introducing Family Tree Builder 5.0

Practical new features for family history lovers
This week we’re very excited to launch Family Tree Builder 5.0 – packed with many new features that make researching, building, printing and sharing family trees easier than ever. New features include the unique ‘Tree Consistency Checker’, useful ‘To-Do’ lists, better privacy controls, beautiful charts, mail-order posters, DNA marker entry and much, much more. There’s added value and enjoyment for everyone, from genealogy beginners to seasoned pros.

This is a FREE update, which means anyone who had an older version of Family Tree Builder can download the new version and upgrade for free. Those of you who are already Premium and PremiumPlus members can also do that, and the new program will automatically detect their status and respect it. Installing the program on top of an older version is safe and will not affect existing data. The good news for people who weren't using this great software before and want to start using it: it's free.

Let's dive in and take a closer look at the new features in the latest version of Family Tree Builder.

Family Tree Builder 5.0 - by MyHeritage.com

Family Tree Builder 5.0 by MyHeritage.com (click to enlarge)

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25    Nov 20103 comments

Part Two: A Guide to Creating Family Tree Charts

As mentioned in our previous post, we have added exciting new features to the ‘Charts & books’ section. Now you can create a stunning family tree chart online and, if you wish, order a poster in just a few clicks.

Example of a chart with family photo in the background (Click to enlarge)

The new 'Charts & books' page is divided into three areas:

  • Create new chart - create a new chart here
  • My charts - review previously created charts and order prints
  • My poster orders - review poster orders

Here's how easily you can create a beautiful family tree chart for free:

Step 1:  Select your chart type

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18    Nov 201030 comments

Create a Beautiful Family Tree Chart Online & Print it as a Poster

We're very excited to unveil our new range of stylish online family tree charts and features - check them out in the 'Charts and Books' section on your family site!  Create a beautiful family tree chart in only a few clicks and share it with family and friends for free. We've also launched a new professional poster printing service – an ideal gift for the upcoming holidays.

Showcase your family history in a stunning chart or poster (click to enlarge)

New features include:

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