Family History

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 dusty book – the title now forgotten. Out fell a postcard photo of a blue-eyed...

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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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Endangered Tribes and Genealogy: A conversation with Survival International

MyHeritage recently spoke with Fiona Watson, Campaigns Director for Survival International, about her genealogy efforts as part of the NGO’s work in supporting uncontacted and endangered tribes around the world...

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Win a Chance to Have Your Family Mysteries Solved!

Do you have a mystery in your family that you are itching to solve? Maybe you found a war medal tucked away in an old box and you don’t...

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Christmas Traditions Around the World

This is a guest post by Carolyn Tolman, a project manager at Legacy Tree Genealogists, the recommended research partner of MyHeritage. Legacy Tree Genealogists has been providing full-service genealogical research...

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Children Can’t be Born Before Their Parents: A common-sense guide for genealogical beginners

This is a guest post by Jennifer Mendelsohn. A freelance journalist for more than 20 years, Jennifer Mendelsohn’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post,...

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How Scents Can Trigger Meaningful Memories

Scents can trigger memories from years ago and instantly pull you back into another time. For me, the scent of chicken soup reminds me of my childhood kitchen and...

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We’ve Discovered Meghan Markle’s English Roots!

The world is excited about the news of the engagement between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle, who will be marrying the fifth in line to the throne this Spring...

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Webinar: Find Your Immigrant Ancestors AND their Relatives in the New York Passenger Arrival Records

Mike Mansfield, our very own Director of Content Operations, will be presenting a live webinar today, November 30th at 2 pm EST, on Legacy Family Tree Webinars about finding...

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Hire a Professional Genealogist: Save $100 on a research project

At MyHeritage, we genuinely care about genealogy research and providing our users with the tools they need to make significant family discoveries. Legacy Tree Genealogists is our trusted research...

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Congratulations Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the Engagement!

We are very happy to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement! Prince Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne, proposed to his girlfriend Meghan...

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Thanksgiving: Holiday tips for family celebrations

Today, Americans around the world will celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a holiday that we take seriously, and not only in the US. American ex-pats will celebrate wherever they live...

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Now Online: New York Newspapers and New York Marriage License Records

We’re happy to announce we’ve just added New York Newspapers, 1806–2007, and the New York Marriage License Index, 1908–1929 to SuperSearch™. The collections are valuable to everyone looking to...

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