MyHeritage in 40 languages: Volunteer profile

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MyHeritage is dedicated to helping families around the world discover their histories. This is made possible by a team of engaged volunteers who help translate our tools and features into 40 languages.

We will be sharing some of their own stories and family discoveries so you can get to know these amazing people who make MyHeritage tools and features available in your native languages.

In the first of a series of posts on our volunteers, we’d  like to introduce one of our Spanish-speaking volunteers, Antonio Perez.

Family stories often start with a journey. For Antonio Perez, 73, this began when he moved in his 20s from his native Cuba to Spain.

In June 1959, I completed my high school studies and moved to Havana study Electrical Engineering and Economic Sciences. Due to political and religious reasons, I had to interrupt my studies and immigrated to Spain in September 1961.

Today, he lives in Madrid with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Because of my age, I have many memories of family in Cuba, including those who immigrated to the United States.

Antonio has always had a passion for his family’s history, but only in the past five years has he really begun his genealogical journey.

I started drawing family tree charts before I realized I needed to use a program to store and publish my accumulating data, as well as it being available for all family members to see. This is when I came across MyHeritage’s Family Tree Builder, recommended by a cousin. Since then, I’ve been editing and uploading my family’s history and sharing it with them.

He often asks family members or turns to historical sources to learn more about his ancestors. He even discovered a new cousin from his paternal side!

Antonio's Family Tree

Antonio currently has 1,472 people in his family tree, and has encouraged his relatives to get involved in the family history research.

My family has helped me complete details in our family tree ensuring this information will be kept up to date for future generations.

With support in 40 languages, MyHeritage can connect even more families around the world to discover and preserve their family legacies – thanks to volunteer translators such as Antonio, who make it easier for everyone to build their family stories online in their own languages.

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