4    Oct 20130 comments

Webinars: Genealogy tips and tricks

Discovering more about our ancestors helps take family history research to the next level. Whether it’s historical records, images, or looking for a relative’s name, there may be missing pieces we need to find to complete our family trees.

Our webinars help provide genealogy tips and tricks to make your family history research easier, and learn more about how to make the most of MyHeritage.

Last week, MyHeritage’s Chief Genealogist, Daniel Horowitz, gave a free online webinar on finding the gaps in family history research.

Did you miss it? Don’t worry! Click the video below to watch the full webinar.

Don’t forget to check our other webinars, both for beginners and more advanced researchers, to take your family history to the next level.

Would you like to learn more about a certain genealogy topic? Leave a comment below with suggestions for future webinars!

5    Apr 20131 comment

MyHeritage: Making family history research easy!

Want to know all about how MyHeritage can help with your family history research?

MyHeritage makes it easy to discover your family heritage with our many features. Start building your family tree, research your family history, and discover relatives and ancestors with our sophisticated technologies such as Smart Matching™ and Record Matching.

Available in 40 languages, MyHeritage is the largest family history network with over 4 billion records and 1.5 billion profiles. Our online digital archive, SuperSearch, allows you to access billions of historical records and millions of public family trees and newspaper articles.

With all these great features to ease your family history research, we summed it all up in a video (below) showcased in March at our keynote speech during the RootsTech 2013 conference.

We hope you enjoy the video and begin today to discover your family history.

17    Oct 20120 comments

Tough love: Lessons from an older sibling

Most families tend to have "a wise one," the person to whom the family goes for help and who dishes out good advice. That person is also often charged with reprimanding - or rebuking - family members when necessary.

It's common for that person to be an older family member. However, in the following adorable video, we see from 4-year-old Delilah O'Donoghue's ''heart-to-heart'' with Gabriel, 2, that this role fits her perfectly.

Delilah dishes out some ''tough love'' to her younger brother who apparently did something not so nice in the playground. She wants him to learn a lesson, and here's how she does it:

Who's the ''wise one'' in your family? Whom do you go to for advice?

Share with us in the comments below.

29    Nov 20110 comments

TV Families: Power to create, evoke memories

Television programming has always been replete with shows about family.

Whether it was "Leave It To Beaver," "The Cosby Show," "The Brady Bunch" or one of many other sitcoms, past or present, that revolve around family life,  the wonderful thing about those shows is how they represented the society and culture of the time.

When I was growing up, a favourite TV family were the Keatons of Family Ties.

I'm not sure why I liked them more than the others - perhaps they fit in better with my middle class understanding of the world in which I grew up - but watching that show was a weekly pleasure for many years.

Continue reading "TV Families: Power to create, evoke memories" »

9    Nov 20111 comment

Video: Beginner’s guide to family history documents

There are plenty of videos lurking around the internet that claim to give you a crash course in using documents for genealogical purposes.

Today's video simply and succinctly shows how resources such as birth, marriage and death certificates and medical records can help trace your family history. It's a great stepping stone for new amateurs who would like to get "hands-on" at the nearest opportunity.

Enjoy!

24    Oct 20110 comments

Video: What do Babies Think?

In today's video psychologist, Alison Gopnik, demonstrates how the otherwise incoherent speech, play and communication of babies is actually a form of sophisticated intelligence gathering.

Fascinating stuff.

14    Oct 20114 comments

Friday Video: The Harrisons of Wales

Today's video isn't the most professional ever made, nor are the production values particularly outstanding. What the video shows, however,  is a really effective method of demonstrating our genealogical research in a way that is both easily digestible and really quite beautiful.

So, sit back and enjoy a soundtrack fit for the welsh valleys, whilst the pictoral history of the Harrisons of Wales graces your screen. Enjoy, and have a fantastic weekend.

24    Sep 20111 comment

Soppy Saturday: Writing your Family Legacy Video

As it's the weekend, we thought you may like to watch a short, but emotive video about writing your family history and autobiography, for the pleasure of generations to come.

Linda Weaver Clarke travels around the U.S, teaching people the importance of family legacy and leads free workshops on turning your family history into a variety of interesting stories. A volunteer, she has dedicated much of her life to motivating individuals to do just that.

Today's video, produced by this remarkable woman, has a few ideas from which we could all benefit.

25    Aug 20110 comments

Video: Slaves & Free People of Color in West Virginia

In this thought-provoking video, Greg Carroll of the West Virginia State Archives discusses the history of slaves and free people of color in West Virginia from 1800-1860.

In addition to informing viewers as to what genealogical research materials are available, Carroll talks of a palpable lack of certain types of information and the need to collect further information. In particular, the oral histories of these people are lacking.

This video also provides some background to the plight of these West Virginians. Well worth a watch.

3    Dec 20100 comments

Video of the Week: An Oral History of Crestdale

This video talks about the origins of Crestdale, one of the first African-American communities in the United States. All of those in the video are descendants of the original founders of the community.

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