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Holiday Contest: Enter now to win!

This is a guest post by Karen, MyHeritage’s country manager for Brazil. Last week, my daughters were writing letters to Santa. First, they drew beautiful Christmas trees, snowy landscapes,...

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Meet the Team: An Interview with Gershon from Design

In continuation of our blog post series introducing you to the people behind MyHeritage, we interviewed Gershon from the design team: Tell us something about yourself. Hi. I’m Gershon...

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“All I ever wanted was to meet my biological family”

It was only when Joanne Perkins was sitting on the train to Toledo, Ohio on her way to meet her biological family for the very first time that she...

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Names: I can’t read that!

Contributing author Schelly Talalay Dardashti is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com As family historians, we must be prepared for many languages that impact our research. When we must...

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Now Online: United States WWI Draft Registrations, 1917-1918

We’ve just added to SuperSearch™ a great collection of United States World War I Draft Registrations, 1917-1918, with over 24 million records. Information recorded varied slightly by registration date but...

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MyHeritage DNA kits are on their way!

The successful launch of MyHeritage DNA, our affordable, simple to use, at-home DNA tests to uncover ethnic origins and discover new relatives, met with a huge demand. We have been working around...

 

Thanksgiving Day: Celebrating family and family history

As millions of Americans, at home and abroad, celebrate this day with family and friends, we family historians and genealogists are also thankful for so much. As we sit...

 

Our Ancestors’ Memories and Us

Did you know that the traumatic experiences of our ancestors can affect the genes of our children? In my own family’s case, we have experienced a series of events...

 

MyHeritage DNA: New feature added – Ancestral Surnames

Today we released an important new feature in DNA Matches: the display of common ancestral surnames for every match. This was a frequent request among the many users who have uploaded DNA data to MyHeritage,...

 
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Major Mobile App Update

The MyHeritage Mobile App allows you to share family moments, discover and edit your family history and keep in touch with the people you love, anywhere and anytime. We’ve just...

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[Watch] This is what happens to your DNA at the lab

Yesterday we announced the launch of MyHeritage DNA, our global DNA testing service for uncovering your ethnic origins and making new family connections. Once you’ve purchased a DNA kit, received it...

 
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MyHeritage DNA: Your Questions Answered

Following yesterday’s launch of MyHeritage DNA, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback, and many questions about the new service. Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore brought some of these questions to our...

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