This is a guest post by Richard Hill, author of two books on DNA testing. “Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA” is an award-winning personal memoir that follows his decades-long search for his birth parents.
This year at RootsTech, we hosted our second annual After-Party on Friday, February 10. The party was hopping, with delicious food, drinks, magicians, fun games, prizes and a returning favorite from last year, entertaining karaoke throughout the night. We proved that genealogists sure know how to party!
Here’s a video summarizing what a fantastic night it was:
The annual RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah has just come to a close. Some 30,000 people visited the conference, while live-streamed sessions reached 100,000 viewers around the world.
Thousands of people came by the MyHeritage booth for live demos and to meet our team. We really enjoyed seeing old friends and getting to know new faces.
Here are some highlights.
We’re excited to introduce the new Consistency Checker for online family trees at MyHeritage. This new tool scans your family tree and identifies mistakes and inconsistencies in your data so that you could make the necessary changes in your tree, improving its overall quality and accuracy.
The Consistency Checker employs 36 different checks on the family tree data, ranging from the obvious (e.g.
At MyHeritage, we constantly strive to improve our matching technologies to make family history easier and more accessible for our users. One of our main goals is to facilitate more collaborative family history research and allow our users to enjoy its fruits, so they could share with and learn from each other, and save considerable time and effort by not having to repeat research already done by others.
We’re excited to be returning Platinum sponsors at the world’s most important annual genealogy conference, RootsTech 2017, taking place February 8-11, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference features classes and keynote sessions for seasoned genealogist as well as for those just beginning to research their family history. There will also be great entertainment and networking events for all to enjoy.
We’re excited to introduce our new and improved Discoveries pages, that provide Smart Matches and Record Matches. The new pages are easier to use, more consistent, and they work well also on mobile devices. The new pages are much faster, too.
We are presenting here a very comprehensive description of the new pages. We recommend that you take the time to review it, as the information below can arm you with useful knowledge that will help you make the most of your matches and unlock the full power of the MyHeritage platform, to improve your family history research.