25    Dec 20132 comments

Happy Holidays from MyHeritage

Today only, share this link with your family and friends and have them sign up for a free MyHeritage account to build a family tree and discover new relatives and ancestors (you can as well, if you don't have an account already): http://bit.ly/GZrCjp

Anyone that starts a free account today using this link will be entered into a draw to win one of the following ten prizes: Continue reading "Happy Holidays from MyHeritage" »

24    Dec 2013121 comments

Holiday Contests: Win a MyHeritage Premium account!

Yesterday we asked you to caption a photo for a chance to win a digital camera.

Today, we're continuing our week of holiday giveaways!

For a chance to win today's contest, guess the year that this Christmas photo was taken. We'll give the first 10 correct answers a free MyHeritage Premium account! Enter by December 27. Continue reading "Holiday Contests: Win a MyHeritage Premium account!" »

3    Jan 20133 comments

Holiday Competition: And the winner is…

Before the holidays we offered you the chance to win a digital camera by sharing with us your favorite holiday memory or photo.

We received many beautiful photos and touching stories and it's been really difficult choosing a winner.

We decided to divide the competition into two categories - pictures and stories - and choose a winner from each.

So, without further ado, the winning photo is: Continue reading "Holiday Competition: And the winner is…" »

26    Oct 20120 comments

Competition: Submit Halloween Family Photos for a chance to win

Following last year's fun, we're really excited to be re-running our Halloween Family Photo competition!

Send your most creative and original Halloween family photos and we'll choose three winners to receive a one-year MyHeritage annual data subscription, providing full access to all family history records in our database.

As Halloween approaches and you've started to think about costumes, don't forget to take a photo, or send us an old photo from a Halloween past!

The rules are simple: Upload your photo* to our Facebook Page or Tweet to @MyHeritage using the hashtag #myheritagehalloween. Don't have a Facebook or Twitter account? Email your photo to marketing@myheritage.com.

We'll be looking for the most ghoulish, wacky and creative photos. Remember, we’re all about family here at MyHeritage, so we'd like to see your whole family getting involved. Check out these photos from last year.

Entries close at noon (in your country of submission) on Friday, November 2, 2012, so you’d better get snapping now, if you’d like to get your hands on a one-year MyHeritage annual data subscription!

Don’t get too spooked.

The MyHeritage Team.

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*We kindly request that all photos be of a reasonable resolution (96dpi at least) and that the submission is your own original work (and not infringing any copyright laws). Any images of under-18s must be cleared for usage with their parent(s) or guardian(s). Three winners will be chosen from all entries received, and will each receive a free MyHeritage annual data subscription for 12 months. Winners will be notified using their original mode of entry and we will make every practical or best-faith effort to contact them. See the full terms and conditions here.

1    Mar 20123 comments

Family Graph API Contest: Finalists named, voting now open

We’re delighted to announce the finalists of the Family Graph API Contest. A few months ago, MyHeritage challenged developers from around the world to create engaging apps for families, offering a $10,000 prize for the winner.

We've received some great entries, and shortlisted them to the four finalists below. Now it's up to you - the public - to vote for your favorite.

The finalists are listed on the contest page and readers are invited to vote now, through March 14. Simply visit the page, try out the apps, and vote for your favorite using the Facebook Like buttons. We'll announce the winner on March 15.

Continue reading "Family Graph API Contest: Finalists named, voting now open" »

2    Jan 20121 comment

Happy holidays competition: See the winners!

The rules were simple: Send us a short video incorporating the MyHeritage logo and letting us know where you are.

For more on the contest announcement, see the blog post here. Congratulations to our four winners for your great videos.

We received videos showing lots of happy MyHeritage multigenerational families - and even a family pet! The team thanks to everyone that participating, for their time and creativity. We enjoyed viewing your entries and hope you had fun making the videos.

View the other three winning entries below.

Continue reading "Happy holidays competition: See the winners!" »

27    Oct 20113 comments

The MyHeritage Halloween Family Photo Competition

MyHeritage is looking for the most creative and original Halloween Family photos. Take part and win one of three one-year Premium subscriptions at MyHeritage.com.

Everyone has, we are sure, seen those piles of pumpkins in every supermarket heralding the news that Halloween is just around the corner.

We haven’t had a competition for a while now so, of corpse (sorry), we decided to dust the cobwebs from three free premium subscriptions for one year and put them up for grabs in the MyHeritage Halloween Family Photo Competition!

Share your best Halloween family picture with us, or that old Halloween picture lurking in your photo album.

The rules are simple: upload your photo* to our Facebook Page or send them via Twitter using the hashtag #myheritagehalloweenpics (we recommend you use yfrog.com or twitgoo.com for this). If you do not have a Facebook or Twitter account you can send us your picture to marketing@myheritage.com.

We will be looking for the most ghoulish, wacky and creative photos our community has to offer. Remember, we’re all about family here at MyHeritage, so if your whole family is getting involved, we’d like to see some photo evidence of that!

Entries close at noon on the day after Halloween (1 November 2011), so you’d better get snapping now, if you’d like to get your hands on a one year free premium subscription!

Don’t get too spooked.

The MyHeritage Team.

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*We kindly request that all photos be of a reasonable resolution (96dpi at least) and that the submission is your own original work (and not infringing any copyright laws). Any images of under-18s must be cleared for usage with their parent(s) or guardian(s). Three winners will be chosen from all entries received, and will each receive a free premium subscription for 12 months. Winners will be notified using their original mode of entry and we will make every practical or best-faith effort to contact them. See the full terms and conditions here.

4    May 201026 comments

Happy Mother’s Day: The Poetry Contest

Once a year we pay attention to the moms of this world, motherhood and maternal bonds and this time we want to mark the day with something special; A poetry contest! It is a special day that has been celebrated for hundreds of years, illustrating how many people feel that motherhood is something to honored.  As a child I once asked my mother why we didn't have a children's day and she replied 'every day is children's day', and so it is.

Happy Mother's Day!

Even if the Mother's day isn't celebrated on the same day everywhere, the idea is the same across the world: mothers deserve special attention once in a while. As expected practices of mother day differ around the world. In Mexico, for example, the mother is treated to a song sung by her family, or a serenade by a hired band,  in Ethiopia, mothers day is a three day festival where everyone returns to their villages for family meal, while in Sweden attention is paid to poor mothers and their children through way of the the Swedish Red Cross sells selling small plastic flowers and  the United Kingdom. It is customary to serve Simnel Cake, a glazed fruitcake inspired by a folk tale.

Continue reading "Happy Mother’s Day: The Poetry Contest" »

18    Feb 20105 comments

Design Your Family Crest CONTEST!

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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.
Continue reading "Design Your Family Crest CONTEST!" »

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