As most MyHeritage employees know, MyHeritage Hackathons are very exciting and much-anticipated events around the office. For those not familiar with the term, a hackathon is a sprint-like event in which our computer programmers, designers, product managers and others join together to work intensively and collaborate on new and exciting projects. Every few months, we host a 12-hour hackathon.

This is a guest post by Helen V. Smith. A speaker, researcher, and author, she has been researching family history since 1986 in Australia, England, Ireland and Wales, with a strong interest in medical and social history. She has registered the surname Quested, with the Guild of One-Name Studies, researching it worldwide.

Today marks National DNA Day, commemorating the enormous achievement of University of Cambridge scientists James Watson and Francis Crick in discovering the structure of DNA for which they later received a Nobel Prize. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is a giant molecule containing the coded instructions of life. Watson and Crick were the first to discover the double helix structure of DNA, changing the face of biology forever.

We’re excited to announce a partnership with the popular spoken-word artist, Prince Ea. Prince Ea is an American rapper, music video director and rights activist from St Louis, Missouri. His aim is to make people laugh, cry, think, and love. MyHeritage is thrilled to be working together to help people learn more about themselves through DNA using our affordable global genetic testing service MyHeritage DNA.

It’s that time of the year when I live “in a suitcase,” as my wife jokes. For some people, spring means flowers, beautiful weather, trips to the country or longer days. For me, it signifies GENEALOGY events! Many genealogy conferences are held at this time in the US, and I have the chance to attend them. Not only do I speak, help staff our exhibit hall booths, but I also reconnect with my genealogy friends, meet new people interested in family history, learn about the latest releases and discoveries, and visit new places!

We recently asked our readers to search for our Easter image in three old blog posts on the MyHeritage blog for the chance to win a MyHeritage DNA test. We received an overwhelming number of responses. Here are the answers to our Easter “Egg” hunt:This post is about family crafts that can be done with children over a particular holiday: Easter: Fun for the whole familyThis post may be our longest blog post ever! It is a blog post introducing our new online tree editor: Introducing the enhanced family tree editorThis blog post explains what happens to your DNA sample once it reaches the MyHeritage DNA lab: [Watch] This is what happens to your DNA at the lab

Easter is an exciting time of year — the weather improves, flowers begin to bloom, and we see the first signs of new life and rebirth in nature. It’s also an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your family. When I was a kid, I used to celebrate this sweetest of the holidays at my grandparents’ home, with all my aunts, uncles and cousins.

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