16    Jun 20135 comments

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

We asked you to share your memories and sayings from your father. We wanted to know how he had an impact on your life, whether it was advice, a loving saying or a life lesson.

We received numerous responses completing the sentence: “My father used to say… .”

Here are some of our favorites: Continue reading "Happy Father’s Day!" »

22    Feb 20130 comments

WDYTYA Live 2013: MyHeritage day 1 highlights

The MyHeritage Team

The MyHeritage Team

The MyHeritage team are coming to the end of an exciting first day at the 2013 Who Do You Think You Are Live! at London’s Olympia.

We're enjoying seeing all the new faces and meeting old friends at our booth, and hearing everyone's family history stories.

Visitors took advantage of our free workshop presentations to make genealogy - and their unique family search - easier. MyHeritage genealogy experts assisted users to begin a digital family tree, photo tagging, FTB, SmartMatches and more. Come visit us at booth #842 in the next two days for more workshops!
19    Feb 20137 comments

WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London

MyHeritage CEO Gilad Japhet demonstrating the MyHeritage iPhone app at WDYTYA 2012

MyHeritage CEO Gilad Japhet demonstrating the MyHeritage app at WDYTYA 2012

MyHeritage heads to London this week for the leading family history show, Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE, from February 22-24.

The event, at the Olympia Exhibition Halls, features genealogy workshops, expert speakers, vendors and more to help with your family history research.

Come visit the MyHeritage team at booth #842 and participate in some of our exciting activities: Continue reading "WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London" »

16    Nov 20121 comment

Cousins Connect: Lithuania to the UK and US

We love bringing member success stories to our readers. They provide encouragement, offer tips, and show what can be accomplished. We especially like the stories of our younger members, which often spotlight social media.

Joe Tarsh of Manchester (UK) is only 21 and became interested in his family when he was 13.

I came to the realization that I wanted to know where I came from and a little voice at the back of my head told me that if I don’t ask now, then all the people who can answer may not be around to answer those questions much longer.

Born in London in 1991, his family moved to Hertfordshire, where he lived until 18. He then took a gap year, returned to the UK in 2010 and is now in his third year at university, studying for a degree in youth and community work.

He joined MyHeritage in March 2010 because he liked the site’s easy accessibility, found it simple to use and it had an incredible amount of data.

Continue reading "Cousins Connect: Lithuania to the UK and US" »

7    Nov 20120 comments

Webinar: Genealogy 101

We're delighted to invite you to register now for our webinar: "Genealogy 101: Everything you need to know about researching your family history" which will be presented on Tuesday, November 13 at 2pm EST/7pm UK.

Join US genealogy adviser Schelly Talalay Dardashti for a Family History master class. This session, open to beginners and more advanced researchers alike, will cover everything from getting started in family history research to breaking down brick walls.

There will be a live Q&A session as well as a chat room to ask questions or comment during the webinar, so think about those things that challenge you and come prepared to challenge Schelly!

View recordings of past webinars on our webinar website.

We look forward to welcoming you online.

2    Jul 20120 comments

The Olympics: Athletes in your family tree?

A Stamp printed in USA shows a Runner at Starting Mark, 10th Olympic Games Issue, circa 1932

US stamp shows an Olympic runner at the 10th Olympic Games, c1932

In about three weeks, the 2012 Summer Olympics (officially  the Games of the XXX Olympiad) will begin in London, UK.

The countdown to this summer's event began at the closing ceremony of the 2008 summer Olympics in China, as the Olympic flag was handed to the Mayor of London by the Mayor of Beijing.

This year, 197 countries will participate in 26 sports at the biggest international sporting event of the year.

The Olympics provide an opportunity to reminisce about great moments of the past, such as  the 1936 Berlin games when  Jesse Owens won four gold medals or when Michael Johnson smashed both the 400m and 200m sprints in the 1996 Atlanta event.

We couldn't resist searching  records relating to "Olympic games" in our new family history search engine - SuperSearch - and discovered really interesting information, such as this Kansas State University yearbook entry, demonstrating one student's ambition to win a gold medal in 1988 and discussing his time trials for the 1984 Olympics.

Kansas State University Yearbook (Royal Purple): 1987

Kansas State University Yearbook (Royal Purple): 1987

You can also try it for free - searching "Olympic games" or another keyword - that could lead to information about your family history.

As the Games draw closer, we''re interested in learning your personal Olympic stories. Have you competed? Do you have any Olympians in your family tree? If you're not sure, try a quick SuperSearch and see what you discover.

Let us know in the comments section below, or email your stories to stories@myheritage.com.

3    Jun 20122 comments

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: Congratulations, Ma’am!

Queen Elizabeth IIThis weekend we celebrate 60 years - the Diamond Jubilee - of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

The Queen was born Princess Elizabeth of York on 21 April 1926, and was third in line to the throne, after Edward, Prince of Wales (King Edward VIII), and The Duke of York, her father.

When King George V, the Queen's grandfather, died in 1936, Edward VIII became King. However, within a year the King abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson. This meant that the Queen's father, King George VI, became King, thus putting the now-Queen first in line to the throne.

Continue reading "The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: Congratulations, Ma’am!" »

15    Feb 20126 comments

WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London

Following our successful RootsTech 2012 participation, the MyHeritage team now heads to London for the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE family history show. Some 17,000 attendees are anticipated over the three-day event, Friday-Sunday, February 24-26.

The event will be held in the National Hall at the Olympia Exhibition Halls on Olympia Way, and features many expert speakers on diverse topics, workshops, many genealogy related vendors and more.

MyHeritage’s Head of Genealogy (UK) Laurence Harris will give the Keynote Presentation - “Breaking Down the Barriers with Social Networking – Strategies and Tricks” – at 1pm Saturday, followed by a Q&A panel session, with genealogy experts D. Joshua Taylor, Lisa Louise Cooke,  Peter Christian, Paul Howes and Daniel Lynch.

The WDYTYA team includes:

Continue reading "WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London" »

9    Feb 20126 comments

Family history: Before it’s too late!

Today I read a moving article in The Guardian - “Top five regrets of the dying." It made me wonder about my own life. The first thing that came to mind was my family history project.

The article is based on Australian nurse Bronnie Ware, who spent several years working in hospice care with patients in the last few months of their lives. She included the patients' comments in a blog, Inspiration and Chai and authored a book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

Among the common regrets:

  1. I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected.
  2. I wish I had not worked so hard. Continue reading "Family history: Before it’s too late!" »
6    Feb 20121 comment

UK: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Sixty years ago today, Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne, and her Diamond Jubilee takes place during 2012.

Although she came to the throne on this day in 1952, her coronation took place on June 2, 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II is the male-line great-granddaughter of Edward VII, who inherited the crown from his mother, Queen Victoria. His father, Victoria's consort, was Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Elizabeth is a patrilineal descendant of Albert's family, the German House of Wettin. This princely house claims other notables, such as King Albert II of Belgium and former King Simeon II of Bulgaria.

Elizabeth's male-line ancestry goes back to Conrad the Greatof Meissen; see Patrilineal descent of Elizabeth II.

Through Victoria - and several of her great-great-grandparents, Elizabeth is directly descended from many British royals:

Continue reading "UK: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee" »

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