Family History

For the Record: Watch out for errors

This post is written by Schelly Talalay Dardashti, MyHeritage’s US Genealogy Advisor. Human beings do make mistakes. Remember the old proverb: “To err is human, to forgive divine”? Genealogy’s version should be: “To err is human, to correct genealogical.” Every family historian and genealogist...

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Incredible Family History Discoveries for Legendary Football Players

We gathered together 8 legendary football players to reveal to them their ethnicity breakdowns with MyHeritage DNA. The retired players, Gilberto Silva (Brazil), John Barnes (England), Lothar Matthäus (Germany),...

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Circle of Life: Sharing family history

This post was written by our US Genealogy Advisor, Schelly Talalay Dardashti. Our family, like many others, has experienced circle-of-life events. When family historians and genealogists speak about sharing...

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8 International Soccer Legends Uncover Their Roots

In anticipation of this summer’s tournament, MyHeritage teamed up with eight international soccer (AKA football!) legends to help them discover their roots. We revealed their DNA ethnicity results and...

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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...

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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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