Memorial Day 2018: Remembering a Revolutionary War Hero

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have served our country, particularly through military service during times of war. We were privileged to research and write a detailed biography of Captain Timothy Parker, a Revolutionary War Captain of the Connecticut Navy and...


Mother’s Day: Celebrate a #StrongMom for your chance to win!

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’d like to highlight just what it takes to...

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Flashbulb Memories: 10 Historic Events that Everyone Remembers

Every now and then, something happens which creates a lasting memory. There are historic events that everyone remembers, along with exactly where they were and what they were doing...

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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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African American Genealogy Research: Four important elements

In honor of Black History Month, Carolyn Tolman of our recommended research partner, Legacy Tree Genealogists, has written this guest post on African American research.  Many of us face challenges...

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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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How An 11-Year-Old Girl Influenced Abraham Lincoln to Grow His Beard

President Abraham Lincoln is known for his many groundbreaking political moves that changed the face of America. As the 16th President of the United States, he is remembered for...

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All in the Family: New York City’s 2018, 1897 mayors are cousins!

In honor of New York City’s 120th anniversary, our Research Team has discovered a familial link between current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and 1897 New York...

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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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Popular Holiday Toys in Every Decade

As the holidays quickly approach, many of us are scrambling to buy the perfect gift for our loved ones. Newspapers and advertisements have largely influenced our decisions on what...

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Shaping Europe: 5 important events

This is a guest post by Andrew Koch, an editor and content producer for FamilyTreeMagazine.com. In addition to the print and digital versions of Family Tree Magazine, he and...

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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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