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  • MyHeritage Releases Millions of Historical Records from Brazil

    Aug 24

    MyHeritage announced the publication of 9.7 million records from the state of Pernambuco, Brazil from 3 record collections: Pernambuco Births, 1800 - 1920; Marriages, 1800 - 1960; and Deaths, 1820 - 2017. Pernambuco Births and Marriages are new collections to MyHeritage. Pernambuco Deaths was first published last year and is now updated wit...

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  • MyHeritage has Acquired Filae

    Aug 12

    MyHeritage announced that it has signed agreements to acquire 90.91% of the share capital and 89.11% of the voting rights of Filae, a leading genealogy service in France. Through additional planning steps, MyHeritage’s stake in Filae will increase later on to 100% Filae is a leading family history service in France, through TreeHouse Juni...

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  • MyHeritage Lets You Confirm or Reject Theories

    Jul 22

    MyHeritage has introduced the ability to confirm or reject a Theory of Family Relativity. This function was widely requested by MyHeritage DNA users. While the new theories presented by MyHeritage are often accurate, they are occasionally incorrect. Theories are based on historical records and family tree data. There may be errors in the fa...

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  • MyHeritage Added Austrian and Eastern European Records

    Jul 13

    MyHeritage released new Austrian and Eastern European record collections. These two new record collections come from the Austrian Roman-Catholic church, and total to an addition of 10.7 million records. The first collection is an index of records from a variety of communities around Austria-Hungary as well as Eastern Europe, covering modern...

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  • MyHeritage Acquired by Francisco Partners

    May 13

    MyHeritage announced that it has been acquired by Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO of MyHeritage, will continue to lead their excellent and dedicated team as they create new and exciting ways for people to learn about their origins. ...

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  • MyHeritage Announced Genetic Groups of DNA Matches

    Apr 20

    MyHeritage announced that you can now compare your Genetic Groups to those of your DNA Matches. In December of 2020, MyHeritage introduced Genetic Groups, an enhancement to their Ethnicity Estimate which increases the resolution of MyHeritage DNA’s ethnicity breakdown to 2,114 geographic regions. Previously on the Review Match page, there...

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  • MyHeritage Updated Sweden Household Examination Books Collection

    Apr 1

    MyHeritage has updated their Sweden Household Examination Books collection by adding 19.35 million historical records from the years 1820 to 1839. The collection now contains 144.5 million records spanning the years 1820 to 1947. The Household Examination Books are the primary source for researching the lives of individuals and families thr...

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  • MyHeritage’s Deep Nostalgia – Cool or Creepy?

    Mar 23

    MyHeritage introduced Deep Nostalgia in February of 2021. It allows people to animate the faces in their family photos. Some people think it is absolutely wonderful, while others find it kind of creepy. Deep Nostalgia uses deep learning algorithms to produce remarkable results. You can animate any of the faces in your photos to see them mov...

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  • Search All Irish Records for Free at MyHeritage

    Mar 11

    St Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating your Irish heritage … and what better way than to celebrate your connection to the Emerald Isle than to make discoveries about your ancestors who lived there? From March 11-18, 2021, you’ll be able to do just that on MyHeritage for free! MyHeritage is opening all Irish records to the public fo...

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  • MyHeritage Added Interface Improvements for Genetic Groups

    Feb 16

    MyHeritage previously announced Genetic Groups, a long-awaited enhancement of MyHeritage DNA ethnicity results which accurately identifies ancestral origins with an incredibly high resolution of 2,114 geographic regions. This new features gives users the chance to take a deep dive into their ancestral origins and discover the paths their ances...

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