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Every now and then, something happens which creates a lasting memory. There are historic events that everyone remembers, along with exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about them. These are called flashbulb memories, because they are events that are so powerful and impactful that the effect is as though a flashbulb went off in your mind, fixing a mental image like a photograph that you will forever associate with that historic event.

Last month we launched DNA Quest, a new pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. The initiative, initially launched in the USA only, received an amazing response. More than 10,000 applications were submitted so far to receive free DNA kits, from the quota of 15,000 free DNA kits pledged by MyHeritage, worth more than one million dollars.

March was a busy month for the MyHeritage conference team. The marathon month kicked off with RootsTech 2018, with a team from MyHeritage HQ heading out to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the world’s biggest family history conference. This was the largest RootsTech in its eight-year history, attracting 14,000 attendees, plus over 100,000 people watching sessions online from around the world.

March was a busy month for the MyHeritage conference team. The marathon month kicked off with RootsTech 2018, with a team from MyHeritage HQ heading out to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the world’s biggest family history conference. This was the largest RootsTech in its eight-year history, attracting 14,000 attendees, plus over 100,000 people watching sessions online from around the world.

Surnames or family names are the part of a person’s name that is passed down through families, or given according to law or custom. Many cultures have different customs for how names are passed from generation to generation. Surnames originate from the relatively “recent” medieval custom of bynames, or names given to differentiate people.

We’re delighted to announce the addition of 27.1 million historical records to SuperSearch™, bringing the total number of records available to 8.96 billion.CollectionDescriptionNumber of RecordsExclusive to MyHeritageLink to Search New York City Marriage License Index 1908-1972 This collection is an index to marriage licenses filed at the New York City Clerk Offices from the five boroughs from 1908 to 1972.

The Research team at MyHeritage is made up of talented researchers from the fields of genealogy, history, and journalism. The team digs deep to uncover the details of family stories and facilitate family reunions. In this post, we introduce you to the members of the team, who will share a bit about their backgrounds and their passion for research.

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