Have you ever wondered what everyday items used to like years ago? Some things we use every day are so common that it’s hard to imagine what they looked like when they were first invented. Take sunglasses for example, which are used to block the sun and protect our eyes from harmful UV rays. Tinted lenses were first experimented with in the mid-18th century.

This past Friday marked the 7-year anniversary of Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Legacy is the first company that revolutionized the genealogy industry forever, bringing education and exciting genealogy content to the masses in the comfort of their homes. In celebration of this amazing milestone, Legacy has unlocked the 15 most requested webinars for free for one month.

Susie W., aged 39, has been using MyHeritage since December 2015. She grew up with her mother in Papua, New Guinea. She is now married with six children. Growing up, Susie always felt that she looked and acted differently from the rest of her siblings. She asked her mother questions about her roots, but her mother always answered that Susie took after her grandmother, whom she never knew.

Today marks Grandparents Day in the United States, a holiday created to pay tribute to grandparents and their unique and timeless place in our hearts. Whether you had a Grandma or Grandpa, a Nono or a Nona, or any name from the endless list of nicknames for this wonderful relationship, their unconditional love, support, and smiles live forever in our memories.

In July, our team of employee volunteers returned from Siberia after spending one month on a Tribal Quest expedition with the Nenets, a remote tribe in the Yamal Peninsula. During this groundbreaking trip, our team formed close bonds with the families while documenting and digitizing their family histories. For those who aren’t familiar with Tribal Quest, this project is a special mission we launched in 2016 with the goal of preserving the family histories of remote tribes from around the world.

Family history success stories can be extremely rewarding for all involved. We love being a part of connecting people with their past and introducing them to relatives that they didn’t know. We recently received a story from our research partners, Legacy Tree Genealogists. They helped Elizabeth, a two-year MyHeritage member, reconnect with her long-lost father. Because she didn’t have the time, she decided to enlist outside help to take her research to the next level.

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