Family History

Shaping Europe: 5 important events

This is a guest post by Andrew Koch, an editor and content producer for In addition to the print and digital versions of Family Tree Magazine, he and a team of editors publish how-to genealogy books, webinars, and online courses. Let’s face it:...


DNA Basics Chapter 1: A New Blog Series

Hi, I’m Yael and as a new member of the MyHeritage team, I’m excited to share with you a new DNA Basics blog series. I completed my Ph.D. research...

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Ellis Island: Was your name changed?

This is a guest post written by MyHeritage Blog editor and contributor Schelly Talalay Dardashti, MyHeritage’s US Genealogy Advisor. Was your name changed at Ellis Island? The simple answer...

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Halloween: Your family’s oldest costumes

We recently held a Halloween contest and asked you to share your family’s old Halloween costumes. We received amazing photos from all over the world, some date back to...

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Tune in to Our One-Day Genealogy Seminar

We are very excited to announce that we will be live-streaming our first One-Day Genealogy Seminar globally on October 29, 2017 from 7 A.M. – 3 P.M EDT. The...

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After 70 Years of Searching, I Found My Grandpa’s Brother

As the newest addition to the MyHeritage Marketing team, I want to introduce myself through my personal story of a family discovery that changed my life forever. One year...

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Celebrating 7 Years of Legacy Family Tree Webinars!

This past Friday marked the 7-year anniversary of Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Legacy is the first company that revolutionized the genealogy industry forever, bringing education and exciting genealogy content...

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A Tribute to Our Grandparents

Today marks Grandparents Day in the United States, a holiday created to pay tribute to grandparents and their unique and timeless place in our hearts. Whether you had a...

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Legacy Tree: Elizabeth’s Success Story

Family history success stories can be extremely rewarding for all involved. We love being a part of connecting people with their past and introducing them to relatives that they...

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Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage In The Face Of Evil

We’re excited to introduce a new book by Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and author, Yvette Manessis Corporon, titled Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the...

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Back to School Quiz

It’s that time of the year again, the days are getting shorter and summer is coming to an end. Students of all ages everywhere are beginning to prepare for...

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Family Memories from Down Under

This is a guest post by Shauna Hicks. She is a professional genealogist, former archivist, and librarian who has been researching her own family history since 1977. Shauna worked in government...

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Do Genealogists Care About Family Artifacts?

This is a guest post by Joy Shivar, owner of Family Heirloom Exchange, a surname-searchable, bulletin board-style website used by antique dealers and others to reach out to...

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