RootsTech 2012: MyHeritage is on its way!


While genealogy conferences bring together genealogists for learning, sharing, collaborating, RootsTech – February 2-4, in Salt Lake City, Utah – brings together technology developers and genealogy consumers.

It is a great opportunity for technologists and genealogists (of all skill levels) to share ideas, learn from each other and find solutions to family history challenges.

Genealogists and family historians learn firsthand about exciting new technologies and tools to improve their research experience, while developers learn skills to deliver new applications and systems. The program offers many choices; see it here. will be there in force at our display booth 514. Our RootsTech contingent includes:

MyHeritage founder and CEO Gilad Japhet. He will speak at 1.30pm, on Thursday, February 2 and demonstrate new technology to be unveiled for the first time. Family history fans worldwide will be delighted with this presentation. To learn more, you’ll have to be there!

CEO Gilad Japhet - Chief Genealogist Daniel Horowitz - US genealogy advisor Schelly Talalay Dardasht

Chief genealogist Daniel Horowitz will speak at 4.15pm, on Thursday, February 2 on the MyHeritage FamilyGraph API. Read more here.

US genealogy advisor Schelly Talalay Dardashti is an Official RootsTech Blogger.

They will be joined by our MyHeritage team in the US.

MyHeritage team in the US

What will the MyHeritage booth feature this year?

* Participate in the MyHeritage challenge: Bring your GEDCOM to our booth, find long-lost relatives with Smart Matches Technology and receive a gift.

* Are you already enjoying the MyHeritage app on your iPhone, iPad or Android? Visit our booth, show us the app, tell us why you like it and receive a gift! Don’t have the app yet? Download it for free from App Store or Android Market. Let the fun begin.

* If you are a MyHeritage user, come by and share your experience with us! and if you are not, come by and learn all about our products and new features.

And, if you can’t attend in person, the Official RootsTech Geneabloggers will be blogging, tweeting and Facebooking all the big news every day to benefit researchers around the world.

The MyHeritage team welcomes everyone to stop by and say hello at our booth 514. Let us know if you are coming to the event in a comment below, on Twitter or Facebook.

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  • Scott Phillips

    January 29, 2012

    Oh how I wish I could be there! How great to have the chance to hear Mr. Japhet! I love the new V 1.1 app by the way! Youmake the best product!

  • Muhammad

    March 19, 2012

    Thanks for letting your raereds know about initiatives to improve file sharing between researchers, and between a researcher an a genealogy website.BetterGEDCOM developers hope to arrive at a better transfer protocol than currently exists.