Eggs are one of the most recognized symbols of Easter. Since ancient times, rabbits and eggs have been associated with rebirth and new life. In Germany, children would make nests for the egg-laying hare, Osterhase, to lay her eggs in.
In America, German immigrants brought their Osterhase tradition to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. The beloved Easter egg hunt tradition began soon after, and it spread throughout the country. Baskets replaced nests and the game evolved into a treasure hunt. Prizes included chocolate, candy, toys and coins.
MyHeritage members come from around the world and they are some of the most interesting people we know. Today we’ll explore Susan Soyinka’s journey that took her back 200 years, more than eight generations and across four continents.
What's the legacy that you would like to leave for your children and for future generations? How are you making sure that it will be passed on?
There are many practices for ensuring that your family history survives into future generations. Perhaps the most crucial is including your children and descendants in your family history research.
We recently hosted a webinar - "How to find ancestors in US and UK records" - featuring two of MyHeritage's experts: director of content production Mike Mansfield and chief genealogist Daniel Horowitz.
The webinar included a comprehensive overview of our matching technologies to advance your family history research, and the US and UK records available in MyHeritage SuperSearch.
Did you miss it? Don't worry! Click on the video below to watch the full webinar.
Don’t forget to check our other webinars for even more genealogy tips to help make family history research easier.
Have ideas for other webinars? Let us know in the comments below.
The MyHeritage team had an amazing time at the Who Do You Think You Are Live 2014 show in London this past week. We enjoyed meeting new friends at the event and catching up with members who dropped by our booth to say hello.
Following RootsTech 2014, the MyHeritage team heads to London for the world’s largest family history show, "Who Do You Think You Are? Live." The eighth annual event takes take place February 20-22 , in National Hall, Olympia.
This great event is packed with genealogy workshops and family history sessions to satisfy all attendees from beginners through advanced family historians. Also, the hall is crowded with exhibitors to help you discover more about your family history.
The MyHeritage Team at WDYTYA will be at stand #530 and includes:
- Daniel Horowitz - Chief Genealogist
- Laurence Harris - Head of Genealogy (UK)
- Aaron Godfrey - Public Relations and Social Media Manager
- Ross Bloom - Marketing Program Manager
- Karen Hägele -Country Manager for Brasil & Portugal
Join MyHeritage at “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” in London, from February 20-22.
We'll be presenting many exciting talks and workshops, and will soon post what we have planned for the event.
We’re also giving away a free pair of tickets for one lucky reader to join us at WDYTYA?Live 2014!
To enter, share with us the ancestor you'd most like to meet and why.
We will need to receive your story by Tuesday, February 18 at firstname.lastname@example.org. The lucky winner will be chosen and notified by email.
Will we see you at WDYTYA Live 2014? Let us know in the comments below!
Learn how to find them easily at our free online live demonstration, by learning how to search millions of historical records!
Join Mike Mansfield, Director of Content Production, who will teach you how to search US records. Join Laurence Harris, MyHeritage’s Head of Genealogy, UK, who will present the new UK records. Lastly, but certainly not least, MyHeritage’s Chief Genealogist, Daniel Horowitz, will provide an overview of our matching technologies which enable you to advance your family history research.
Register for free here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/614762607
Date: Wednesday February 12, 2014
2 PM CST
3 PM EST
8 PM GMT
(To find the time of the webinar for your location please use this Time Zone Converter.)
We look forward to 'seeing' you there!
We did it again! We've just added 815 million US Public Records of people living in the USA to MyHeritage SuperSearch. This massive compilation of records was assembled from telephone directories, property tax assessments, credit applications, voter registration lists and other records available to the public. It includes information about hundreds of millions of people from the USA spanning the last five decades, making it one of the most powerful collections on SuperSearch for finding information about living relatives.
We’re excited to announce that we've added more than 160 million new US and UK historical records to SuperSearch, MyHeritage’s powerful search engine for historical records.
These records come from hundreds of collections, including such vital records as births, baptisms, marriages and deaths, military records, censuses and many more.