MyHeritage Blog - Archive

Celebrating a Blue Sapphire Wedding Anniversary With MyHeritage In Color™

MyHeritage users from all over the globe have been letting us know how much they appreciate using MyHeritage In Color™, our automatic tool for colorizing black and white photos,...

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The Unsung Heroes of World War II: Nurses & Medics

Who are the true heroes of 2020? We all know the answer: medical professionals. People all over the world have been literally applauding the men and women on the...

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The True Story Behind the Film “1917”: Director Sam Mendes’s War Hero Grandfather

One of the most celebrated films of the year, 1917 tells the harrowing tale of a pair of World War I soldiers tasked with carrying a message across enemy...

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Discover Your Ancestors’ Role in History with Free Military Records

This Memorial Day, as people across the United States honor the memories of the heroes who fought to protect their families and their homes, MyHeritage is offering you the...

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MyHeritage Online Events in May–June

MyHeritage has been offering dozens of free online webinars and Facebook Live sessions in the past couple months. The goal of these sessions is to provide users with the...

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Here’s How 15 Celebrities Looked During Their High School Years — In Color

MyHeritage recently enabled MyHeritage In Color™ photo colorization on our collection of U.S. yearbooks, allowing you to view your ancestors’ high school photos in full color. Yearbooks are an...

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MyHeritage Adds Three Historical Record Collections From Greece

We are pleased to announce the publication of three important Greek record collections on MyHeritage: Greece, Electoral Rolls (1863–1924), Corfu Vital Records (1841–1932), and Sparta Marriages (1835–1935), comprising 1.8...

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Bill Gates and Sir Tim Berners-Lee are Related

Did you know that today, May 17, is Internet Day? Internet Day is an initiative that began in Spanish-speaking countries with the goal of improving standards of living by...

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Here’s What the Cast of Seinfeld Looked Like in High School

22 years ago, on May 14, 1998, the very last episode of iconic sitcom Seinfeld went on the air. Seinfeld, largely hailed as the greatest and most influential sitcoms...

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Drawing on Your Ancestors’ Resilience Can Help You Get Through Tough Times

Many have drawn the parallel between what we are going through today and the Spanish Flu of 1918. Thankfully, we’ve had 100 years of progress in science and medicine...

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Update to Theory of Family Relativity™

If you’ve been trying to figure out how some of your DNA Matches are related to you and haven’t received any Theories of Family Relativity™ yet, you just might...

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Kevin Bacon and Ellen DeGeneres are Cousins!

Kevin Bacon, who starred in well-known movies such as Footloose and Apollo 13, is also known for his plentiful social connections. So plentiful, in fact, that he became the...

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