Family History

Memorable Royal Weddings

This week marks the long-awaited wedding of Prince Harry, who is now sixth in line to the throne, behind the newborn Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge. Prince Harry will marry his American girlfriend Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor...

 

Introducing the Health Family Tree

We are happy to release a new layer to your family history experience on MyHeritage: the Health Family Tree. This is a free feature, currently in beta mode and...

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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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New Historical Records Added in March 2018

We’re delighted to announce the addition of 27.1 million historical records to SuperSearch™, bringing the total number of records available to 8.96 billion. Here’s a more detailed description of the...

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New mobile app features: Inbox and Scanner – Part 2

This blog post is part 2 of our latest mobile app features announcement. Part 1 introduced the Inbox. In this second part, we cover the Scanner. Scanner overview The...

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New mobile app features: Inbox and Scanner – Part 1

We’re happy to announce two new features in the MyHeritage mobile app to help you improve your family history research: Inbox — a comprehensive email-based messaging feature to communicate...

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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Will my family archives survive when I am gone?

This is a guest post by Joy Shiver. Joy is the owner of JustaJoy.com Family Heirloom Exchange, a surname searchable, bulletin board style website antique dealers use to reach...

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MyHeritage Science Team’s Research Featured in the Prestigious Journal Science

We are proud to share that our science team, led by MyHeritage’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Yaniv Erlich, has had a groundbreaking paper published today in Science, one of...

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Our CEO Gilad Japhet Tells the Stories of His Ancestors Who Were Victims of the Holocaust

MyHeritage Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet reveals his personal history in honor of this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in memory of his ancestors who were victims of one...

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Historical Records: Tracing a family through Yugoslavia, America and Brazil

Many of us hunger for information about our ancestors’ lives. Perhaps we have clues about where they lived and what they did, but we want to know more about...

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New Historical Records Added in January 2018

Here’s an update on the new record collections that we’ve recently added: At MyHeritage, we offer a treasure trove of historical records from around the world to discover on...

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Family Treasures: Uncover the past

I spent many hours as a high school and college student in the famous lion-guarded New York Public Library, researching term papers. On one visit, I picked up a...

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Looking at Our History: Images 101

Your grandmother had one. So did your mother. I’ll bet you also have one. At the back of a high closet shelf, in the basement, in the attic, you...

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