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  • MyHeritage Added 19.4 Million Records

    Sep 15

    MyHeritage announced that it added 19.4 million records in nine collections in July of 2020. The new U.S collections include passenger lists from California and Washington (Seattle), an index of Navy and Marine awards, and a New York City marriages collection. MyHeritage has also added an update to the New York City Death collection. There are...

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  • MyHeritage Enhanced their Search Engine for Historical Records

    Aug 13

    MyHeritage announced that their search engine for historical records has been redesigned and improved. Searching their 12.5 billion historical records is now easier and more intuitive. The purpose of redesigning the search engine was to improve the user experience. Their main goals in this initiative were: Provide faster performance to a...

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  • Verogen Experienced a Security Breach

    Aug 6

    Verogen, which partnered with GEDMatch in December of 2019, experienced a security breach. Verogen posted the following on its blog: “On the morning of July 19, GEDmatch experienced a security breach orchestrated through a sophisticated attack on one of our servers via an existing user account. We became aware of the situation a short tim...

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  • MyHeritage Added 8.3 Million Records

    Jul 23

    MyHeritage announced they have added 8.3 million historical records from June of 2020 from six new collections from the U.K., Spain, and New Zealand. Four million records from a World War I medal index were added from the U.K. Three collections from the Vitoria Diocese in Spain were added: a baptism index, a marriage index, and a death in...

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  • MyHeritage Introduced Cross-Language Record Matches

    Jun 16

    MyHeritage has introduced Cross-Language Record Matches. MyHeritage is already translated into 42 languages, and has become the most popular and heavily-used genealogy website in most non-English speaking countries, in addition to its popularity in the English-speaking world. MyHeritage announced that their Global Name Translation Technol...

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  • MyHeritage Added Exclusive German Record Collection

    Jun 4

    MyHeritage announced the addition of an exclusive death records collection from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, from 1874 through 1938. This collection is part of civil registration death records which have been made available by the Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen. The Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Death Index 1874-1938...

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  • MyHeritage Updated their Theory of Family Relativity

    May 14

    MyHeritage added their Theory of Family Relativity to their service in February of 2019. Recently, the company announced that they have run updates and refreshed the data that their Theory of Family Relativity uses. This could mean that users who were not getting any updates from that feature may start getting them now. What is the Theory o...

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  • MyHeritage Has a Stay At Home Sale

    Apr 9

    MyHeritage is offering a Stay At Home Sale to encourage you to stay home. The discount on their MyHeritage DNA kits will be valid through the month of April 2020. MyHeritage says that your health and safety are of the utmost importance to them. In light of the unfolding global situation, MyHeritage strongly encourages all their users to pr...

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  • MyHeritage Introduced U.S. City Directories

    Mar 12

    MyHeritage introduced a huge collection of historical U.S. city directories. The collection was produced exclusively by MyHeritage from 25,000 public U.S. city directories published between 1860 and 1960. It comprises 545 million aggregated records that have been consolidated from 1.3 billion records, many of which included similar entries for...

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  • MyHeritage Introduced 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon

    Feb 18

    MyHeritage announced the 24-hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon. It is an unprecedented event hosted by MyHeritage and featured on Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Registration is required. The marathon will begin on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 5 P.M. Eastern U.S. time (Friday, March 13 at 9 A.M. Sydney time) and end on Friday March 13, at 5 P.M....

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