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Extinct Professions: Barber-Surgeon

Would you ask your hairdresser or barber to pull a painful tooth? We wouldn’t, but that’s exactly what they did do in medieval times. Your friendly neighborhood barber-surgeon provided...

 

Corfu and Me

In early 2015, MyHeritage accepted a challenge by Yvette Manessis Corporon, an Emmy Award winning producer and author, to help her research the Secret of Ereikoussa, a tiny island...

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New Innovation: Sun Charts

Family tree charts are an excellent way to share your research with your family, and to bring your family history to life. MyHeritage offers a wide selection of beautiful charts and...

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Goodbye 2015… Hello 2016!

The year has come and gone in a flash, and what a year it has been! Here at MyHeritage, we had a busy 2015 full of exciting new features,...

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The Secret of Ereikoussa: The reunion

We recently wrote about the fascinating Secret of Ereikoussa, where the residents of a small Greek island risked their lives to save a Jewish tailor’s family from the Nazis during...

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New Feature: Global Name Translation™ Technology

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Global Name Translation™, a new technology unique to MyHeritage, to help break through those language barriers in the quest to uncover your...

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The Father Behind Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up at the end of the week. It’s a special day when we honor our fathers and grandfathers and celebrate our paternal bonds. The idea...

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Surnames: Different countries, different traditions

Surnames or family names are the part of a person’s name that is passed down through families, or given according to law or custom. Many cultures have different customs...

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Your Stories: Honoring unsung war heroes

Leading up to Veterans Day (US) and Remembrance/Armistice Day (UK), we asked you to share stories of your family’s unsung war heroes. We were overwhelmed with the number of stories and...

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Olympics: An historic look at a modern event

Olympics: An historic look at a modern event

The opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics – the Games of the XXX Olympiad – begin tonight in London. The largest international sporting event in the world takes place...

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