Following the success of our previous webinar, "An Introduction to Record Matching," we're delighted to invite you to register for our next online event: "Record Matching with special guest James Tanner".
Join MyHeritage chief genealogist Daniel Horowitz and expert genealogist James Tanner, author of the Genealogy's Star blog, who will discuss examples and surprises from James' own family tree.
The webinar takes place on Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012, at 2pm MDT (which corresponds to 4pm Eastern US time or 9pm in the UK).
Record Matching is a brand new technology from MyHeritage, designed to automatically find and match historical records (from our growing collection of 4+ billion records) to the 23 million family trees on MyHeritage...but with a twist!
It's the first and only technology to automatically search newspaper articles, books and other free-text documents. Record matching saves you time by bringing your family’s historical documents directly to you. Visit your family site now to check your Record Matches. You can learn more about Record Matching on the blog post.
View past webinars and register for future events on our new webinar website.
We look forward to welcoming you online.
Our Record Matching technology, launched last week, has made a big splash in the genealogy industry.
Check out what some of the most influential genealogists on the Web have had to say about it:
"I like the MyHeritage Record Matching technology - it is a step forward in helping researchers with online family trees find online records that can add content to their database in the quest for finding our elusive ancestors."
"This system of Record Matches is excellent - especially when there are too many matches to consume in one sitting."
"No other provider of record searches provides a similar service for newspaper articles - this one is unique to date."
"On my very first tries, I was impressed and that isn't very common. I don't usually do software reviews because I like all of the programs and I don't want to appear to hold favorites, but this turns out to be different. MyHeritage.com has come up with a new service that should impact many genealogical researchers in a way that hasn't happened previously."
"This is really significant -- MyHeritage.com Record Matches."
"In my opinion, this is a significant step forward for the online genealogical community."
We're pleased to introduce today a new technology - Record Matching - that automatically finds relevant historical records for every family tree on MyHeritage!
This is an add-on feature for SuperSearch, our global search engine for historical records, that was successfully launched in June. We're very excited about Record Matching, and believe it is a breakthrough that can bring value to almost every user of MyHeritage and to people not using MyHeritage who are curious about their family history. Read the details below and we hope you'll share our excitement.
MyHeritage held its annual Family Day last week.
For the first time, it was held in our new offices, and our families could see where we work - and have fun!
We often say that MyHeritage is like one big family. When we bring our own families to the office, it feels like a family reunion! We played games, enjoyed a lot of laughs and it was really nice to see the interaction between parents and children.
Here are some photos from the event. Enjoy your virtual visit to our Family Day!
At an age when most young men tend to look at the world outside instead of their own family roots, David Krueger, 15, from Germany, is already working on his family history at MyHeritage. He began his research at age 13.
In 2010, he “Googled” his own name, just for fun. He looked at the results and saw a family tree with many branches.
Under the picture was written: "My ancestors, determined by a genealogist." "It looks interesting," I thought, and clicked on it. I discovered more and more fascinating information about genealogy.
David went to his mother and asked about his grandparents, writing down their birth and death dates. When he asked about his great-grandparents, there was no room on the paper.
I quickly turned on my computer and looked for a way to represent this piece of information online, so that I had a clear view in a way I could understand (I was then 13).
We're delighted to welcome Karen Hägele to our German team. She replaces Silvia da Silva, who recently went on maternity leave. We wish Silvia much health and happiness and look forward to her return next year. Karen now shares her family story, to which many of us can relate.
Back to my roots: from Brazil to Germany
As a small child, I remember using certain words that my friends didn’t know. For example I called my grandmother Oma and my grandfather Opa. I could count from eins to zehn and my favorite nursery rhyme was Backe, backe Kuchen. At night, I wished my parents Gute Nacht, and at Christmas we ate Stollen (a kind of fruit cake), baked, of course, by my grandmother.
We were the only ones in our neighborhood to have a real Christmas tree with real candles instead of "blinking stuff," as my Granddaddy used to say.
All of that would have been quite normal had I not been born in Brazil.
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.
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
On Friday morning, the Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree exhibit hall opened to crowds. More than 1,600 family history fans had registered for the event.
Conference-goers arrived to find great deals on genealogy products, ask questions and receive answers to family history questions, as they mingled with friends from everywhere at this event.
Jamboree’s venue at the Burbank Marriott is excellent; this conference is well organized.
The MyHeritage booth was busy and we welcomed Joel Weintraub, co-developer of the popular 1940 Census ED Finder tools on stevemorse.org.
Joel demonstrated original 1940 census forms, enumerator training manuals, postcards left at homes where no one answered the door, and other original documents.
Joel found the items on eBay, along with other historical items he showed to us and at his 1940 Census presentation.
His program was interesting, as it took many humorous turns and also went deeply into the inner workings of the 1940 census. He described some issues, including some people’s refusal to answer questions and the process to complete the national count. You can search all the census images online at MyHeritage.com/1940census.
We're delighted to announce that we now have 1 billion profiles on MyHeritage.com!
The billion individuals in nearly 23 million family trees, created by the millions of families using MyHeritage worldwide, constitute a gigantic network for discovering family heritage and connecting to relatives.
You can check out the moment we reached the billionth profile, and our celebration, in the video below:
Thank you to all our users on helping us reach this magnificent milestone - we're looking forward to reaching our next billion soon!