18    Feb 20141 comment

WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London

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

These demonstrations will be presented every day at our booth: Continue reading "WDYTYA Live!: MyHeritage heads to London" »

16    Feb 20140 comments

Competition: Win tickets for WDYTYA Live 2014!

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 stories@myheritage.com. 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!

4    Feb 20131 comment

Competition: Win tickets for WDYTYA Live!

Want to learn how to delve into your family history and learn from top genealogy experts how to trace your ancestors?

Come and join MyHeritage at “Who Do You Think You Are? Live,” at London's Olympia, booth 842, from February 22-24.

We'll soon be sharing some of the exciting activities we've planned for the event. Now, however, we have free tickets for five lucky readers to attend the family history fair.

All you have to do is answer this question:

What’s the name of MyHeritage’s family history search engine, that lets you browse billions of historical documents and millions of newspaper articles?

For your chance to win, e-mail your answer - by Friday, February 8 - to stories@myheritage.com. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email.

Continue reading "Competition: Win tickets for WDYTYA Live!" »

8    Dec 20110 comments

Nick Barratt’s Family History Show Launches

MyHeritage is delighted to see the launch of the Family History Show, masterminded and presented by family historian extraordinaire, Nick Barratt.

Nick Barratt - author, broadcaster, historian and genealogist - is best known for his work on the "Who Do You Think You Are?" series. Renowned throughout the genealogy industry, Nick is always looking for new ways to engage the community and his new Show provides free and open advice, interviews and interesting news stories.

The first two episodes of the Show are available free of charge at www.familyhistoryshow.net where you will see Nick discuss - with Laura Berry, editor at Your Family History Magazine - the latest happenings in the UK genealogy community, including record releases, helpful genealogy courses, new online resources and more. Continue reading "Nick Barratt’s Family History Show Launches" »

22    Aug 20112 comments

UK: JK Rowling discovers her past on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

JK Rowling - of Harry Potter fame - was featured on Wednesday night's episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?"

The popular BBC1 programme focused on Rowling's interesting family history.

It  followed her late mother’s French roots, starting with her maternal great-grandfather, Louis Volant. Rowling’s family had been convinced that Louis received the prestigious Légion d'honneur for bravery during World War I. Rowling also received that award for her contribution to literature for the popular Harry Potter series.

The family tale was proved wrong as the award-winning Louis Volant was an unrelated man with the same name as her great-grandfather. However, her great-grandfather was in fact similar to Rowling.

Continue reading "UK: JK Rowling discovers her past on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’" »

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