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Everything we do is about helping our users discover, preserve and share their family history. Over time, we’ve helped many MyHeritage users have make incredible family discoveries that they never thought possible. Sharing stories and discoveries inspires others to begin researching their own family history...

 

An Interview with MyHeritage Community Member Roy van der Windt

Roy van der Windt, 31, is a MyHeritage user from Zeist, the Netherlands. He has been using MyHeritage since 2010 but, in 2016, he became a volunteer translator for...

 

10 Things Every Family Historian Should Do Once a Year

There is never enough time to achieve everything we would like in our family history. In the rush to find new information, sometimes critical activities get forgotten. So, at...

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Philip Hoffman and Carol on her wedding day

Making Memories into Special Events

Our lives are filled with events: some happy, some sad, some common enough, while others are extraordinary. Those events shape us and define who we are, but are also...

 

Names: I can’t read that!

Contributing author Schelly Talalay Dardashti is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com As family historians, we must be prepared for many languages that impact our research. When we must...

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Our Ancestors’ Memories and Us

Did you know that the traumatic experiences of our ancestors can affect the genes of our children? In my own family’s case, we have experienced a series of events...

 

Family History Coincidences

Some of my favorite scenes in the movie, “When Harry Met Sally,” are the interviews with “real-life” couples interspersed throughout the movie. In one interview, an older couple goes...

 

Guest Post: German Names…and More German Names

This is a guest post by James M. Beidler, who authored The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online. He also writes the weekly newspaper...

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We’re Halfway to Digitizing Every Cemetery in Israel

We’re happy to announce that we’ve completed 50% of our goal to digitize every cemetery in Israel — aiming to make it the first country in the world to...

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DNA Matching Now Live

In mid-May, we gave MyHeritage users who have taken a DNA test the ability to upload DNA data to benefit from free DNA Matching, once we complete developing it...

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21 Best Tips From Family History Enthusiasts

Over the years, we’ve featured many incredible stories from MyHeritage users who have made family history discoveries. Some have found hidden photos or mementos of their loved ones, others...

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Life Before the Internet

What was life like before the internet? I think that people had more free time before the internet. Days were longer, more time was spent with family. Well, perhaps...

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How Do You Preserve Your Family Memories?

It isn’t a secret, or even something new. It’s something you’ve probably heard before, but just never followed. There is a little-known trick that can make all the difference...

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