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MyHeritage Offering Free Access to Military Records During the Memorial Day Weekend

The following announcement is from MyHeritage.com: In honor of Memorial Day, MyHeritage is offering FREE access to millions of US military records, which are available to search from May 23 to May 26. Military records are valuable resources that provide insight into the lives of those who have served in the armed forces, as well […]

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Mormons Getting Free Access to Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com & FindMyPast.com Ahead of Schedule

The following excerpt is from the April 2 edition of the Deseret News. SALT LAKE CITY — Free access to three prominent genealogy websites may be coming sooner than expected for LDS Church members. In February, FamilySearch.org, a nonprofit family history organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that LDS […]

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BillionGraves iOS App Now Available in 25 Languages

The following is from Billion Graves: Last month we announced our international collaboration with MyHeritage to make BillionGraves available to every person in the world. Today we are happy to announce the release of our BillionGraves app in the iTunes markets in 25 languages! That’s right, the BillionGraves app is now available in 25 languages!! […]

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MyHeritage Produces Video About Their Global Cemetery Inititive

A few days ago, MyHeritage launched a pro-bono global initiative with BillionGraves to preserve every cemetery and gravestone in the world and they are providing the content online, for free. This project is important and beneficial for genealogists everywhere. MyHeritage just have produced a short video about it. It features Gilad Japhet (MyHeritage’s Founder and […]

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MyHeritage Team Captures over 50,000 Gravestone Images in 3 Hours in Isreal’s Segula Cemetery

I got a note from Daniel Horowitz at MyHeritage.com this morning telling me that the MyHeritage Israel team just kick-started their global initiative that we recently announced together with BillionGraves, the project in which they wish to digitally preserve the world’s cemeteries. Following is the majority of the note he sent me. “We decided that […]

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815 Million US Public Records Added at MyHeritage

The following announcement was made during RootsTech, and there’s been so much going on that I am just now getting around to posting it. Daniel Horowitz actually sent the info to us from the air while flying enroute from Israel. So when I saw him at RootsTech, the first thing I asked was whether this […]

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MyHeritage and BillionGraves Team Up to Digitally Preserve the World’s Cemeteries

MyHeritage and BillionGraves are working together to attempt to digitally preserve headstones worldwide. I think this is a great idea! MyHeritage has the worldwide influence to accomplish the photographing of headstones in many geographic areas of the Earth that thus far haven’t had much digitial preservation done in their cemeteries and burial sites. To accomplish […]

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A Reporter in France Helps to Return Art Taken by the Nazis

The following excerpt is from a fantastic research story by reporter Doreen Carvajel, posted in the January 30, 2014 edition of the New York Times. Thanks to my friend, Daniel Horowitz, with MytHeritage, for turning me on to this… What a story! PARIS — I worked nights from a leather chair in my living room, […]

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MyHeritage Adds Over 32 Million Records from Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland, Dating Back to the Early 1600s

The following press release was written by MyHeritage.com staff: STOCKHOLM & OSLO, Norway & COPENHAGEN, Denmark & HELSINKI & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MyHeritage, the popular family history network announced today a market expansion initiative focused on the Nordic countries. Millions of families can now search digitized Nordic records dating back to the 17th century to […]

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MyHeritage Enters Into Strategic Partnership with FamilySearch

Today, MyHeritage annoucned that they have entered into a strategic partnership with FamilySearch. This looks like it will be a good thing for both websites – and their users. The following news release is from MyHeritage.com: TEL AVIV, Israel & SALT LAKE CITY, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE) MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.org announced […]

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Save the Records Discovered in SuperSearch – MyHeritage’s Online Historical Record Search Engine – Directly to Profiles in Your Family Tree

As my readers know, I am a big fan of the MyHeritage Website, and it’s SuperSearch. Yesterday, MyHeritage launched a new feature that lets you save the records you discover on SuperSearch (http://www.myheritage.com/research) directly to the relevant profiles in your family tree. You can also easily extract information from any record you save, which until […]

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MyHeritage Launches “Treasure Family Photos” Initiative

On the 6th of August, MyHeritage launched a global initiative called – Treasure Family Photos – to encourage people to learn more about their family’s history from their old photos and to preserve these precious artifacts online for future generations. The initiative is endorsed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. MyHeritage is also working […]

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Gilad Japhet’s MyHeritage.com is Matching Holocaust Descendents with the Holocaust Victims Claims Conference List

Since the defeat of the Third Reich in 1945, Germany has compensated victims of the holocaust to the tune of about 92 billion dollars. A porton of the compensation was earmarked for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. This is a private New York-based organization that works to secure restitution for survivors and […]

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More Discoveries With MyHeritage Record Match – Last Chance for Special Offer – Ends at Midnight MDT Friday

UPDATE: During the past week I’ve gotten many new documents, documentation and additional records added to my database! While confirming records pushed to me by the new “Record Match” at MyHeritage, I keep getting new records that the “Record Detective” has found. I’ve gotten all kinds of vital records, and newspaper articles from a number […]

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My Excellent Adventure with Record Matches at MyHeritage.com

A couple of weeks ago, while at the NGS Conference in Las Vegas, I wrote briefly, and posted a news release about technological breakthroughs made at MyHeritage.com. Since the conference, I’ve taken the opportunity to upload my genealogy database of over 5000 individuals to the MyHeritage servers to test what looked to be pretty cool […]

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