MyHeritage Top 100 Blog Recognition!

Well, we find ourselves among some august company indeed!  The folks over at the blog have selected their top 100 genealogy blogs, and we are on the list! And all the same day I got some good Smart Matches too! Check out the list at the link above. By the way, Daniel Horowitz of is coming to this …Continue reading →


MyHeritage Acquires Major European Network of Sites, Adds Other New Features has announced its acquisition of OSN, a network of 10 leading European family sites based in Hamburg, Germany. In a press release distributed from London, Tel Aviv, and Hamburg, MyHeritage said that the OSN acquisition makes MyHeritage the largest international site on the Web dedicated to families.  The acquisition includes Germany’s, of Poland, and the American site …Continue reading →


MyHeritage Adds Maps in Family Tree Builder 4.0 announced Thursday in London and Tel Aviv the release of Family Tree Builder 4.0.  The key improvements of the new version include a map module, a family toolbar with Family Chat™ and extensive support for albums to organize a family’s photos, videos and documents, the company said in a press release. Gilad Japhet, CEO and Founder of, was …Continue reading →


MyHeritage Announces “Significant” Search Engine Upgrade

The following news release was received from   For more information please contact: Daniel Horowitz Genealogy and Translation Manager Office: +972-3-9702614 Email: SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPANSION FOR MYHERITAGE GENEALOGY SEARCH ENGINE The updated “MyHeritage Research” now queries around 12 billion names in 1,526 genealogy databases from across the internet Tel Aviv, Israel – February 19, 2009 – Our …Continue reading →


MyHeritage Replies

Soon after Tuesday’s post about MyHeritage, the company responded.  I got  a lengthy comment from Alon, portions of which I’m bringing up here. COMMENTER (Alon of . . . IMHO, the fact that you received a positive Smart Match and got in touch with a relative after entering just 3 people in your tree, shows the power and coverage …Continue reading →


MyHeritage Raises MyHackles, But We Make Up

I was quite excited a few mornings ago when I opened my email and found a message from that said, “Craig, You’ve Got SmartMatches!” I had signed up for MyHeritage in June to see what it was all about.  I had posted an abbreviated family tree consisting of myself and my parents.  Then as the summer went on, I …Continue reading →

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