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Company Overview of MyHeritage Ltd.

Company Overview

MyHeritage Ltd. operates a family network on the Web. It enables users to share family tree and photos. The company also provides family pages, which are personalized Websites to enable families stay in touch, celebrate birthdays, share photos, and explore and preserve their family history; Family Tree Builder, a tool to set up a family tree; and genealogy research that enables user to search for ancestors on the Internet. In addition, it offers Record Matching, an technology to automatically discover relevant historical records and newspaper articles; and mobile applications. MyHeritage Ltd. was formerly known as Wilhelma. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in Bnei Atarot, Israel ...

13 Hateena Street

Bnei Atarot,  60991

Israel

Founded in 1902

Phone:

972 3 9794380

Fax:

972 3 9772473

Key Executives for MyHeritage Ltd.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Operations
Chief Content Officer
Chief Product Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

MyHeritage Ltd. Key Developments

MyHeritage and FamilySearch.org Enter into Strategic Partnership to Advance Family History

MyHeritage and FamilySearch.org announced the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry. Under this multi-year partnership, MyHeritage will provide FamilySearch with access to its powerful technologies and FamilySearch will share billions of global historical records and family tree profiles spanning hundreds of years with MyHeritage. This will help millions of MyHeritage and FamilySearch users discover even more about their family history. FamilySearch will provide MyHeritage with more than 2 billion records from its global historic record collections and its online Family Tree. These records will be added to SuperSearch, MyHeritage's search engine for historical records, and will be matched with family trees on MyHeritage using its matching technologies. MyHeritage users will gain access to an unprecedented boost of historical records and family tree profiles, which are key to researching and reconstructing their family histories. This reinforces MyHeritage's position as an international market leader, with gigantic assets of family trees and records, which are the most globally diverse in the industry. FamilySearch members will benefit from MyHeritage's technologies which automate family history discoveries. Smart Matching(TM) automatically finds connections between user-contributed family trees and Record Matching automatically locates historical records relevant to any person in the family tree. By receiving accurate matches between FamilySearch's Family Tree profiles and historical record collections, such as birth, death, census, and immigration documents, FamilySearch members will be able to more effectively grow their family trees in size and in depth and add conclusions supported by historical records.

MyHeritage Ltd. Launches Record Detective(TM) to Accelerate Family History Discoveries

MyHeritage Ltd. announced the launch of Record Detective(TM), the first technology of its kind to automatically extend the paper trail from a single historical record to other related records and family tree connections. Record Detective(TM) turns historical records into smart objects that determine which people they are about, and conducts further research about them. Records found in MyHeritage's digital archive, SuperSearch, will now include a summary of additional records and individuals in family trees relating to them, due to the Record Detective(TM) technology. This will provide users with new information and clues to take their research to new directions. Examples of how Record Detective(TM) benefits users: When a user finds a gravestone photo, Record Detective(TM) is capable of automatically finding and displaying who was buried there, and providing a link to the person's family tree, plus birth, census and marriage records and even newspaper articles about that person. For users viewing a page in a digitized yearbook on MyHeritage, Record Detective(TM) will show the people mentioned on the page in their respective family trees and allow users to learn more about their families and get in touch with their relatives (subject to privacy protections). When viewing a record in the US census collection, Record Detective(TM) will provide census entries of the same person in former or subsequent years, and do this for the entire household. The additional information could include newspaper articles about the person's son or the immigration papers of his parents. The new technology is highly accurate with almost no false positives.

MyHeritage Ltd. Releases Family Tree Builder 7.0 to Bring the Power of the Cloud to Genealogy Software

MyHeritage announced the release of Family Tree Builder 7.0, free genealogy software that combines innovative technology with easy-to-use features. The millions of family history enthusiasts and genealogists worldwide using Family Tree Builder to explore, document and showcase their roots, can now synchronize their family tree between different devices and enjoy sophisticated ways of making new discoveries via the cloud. Using the new software, users can now optionally synchronize their entire family history between their computer and their online family tree on MyHeritage. This connection of genealogy software to the cloud enables users to access their family history anytime and anywhere. It also enables users to benefit from the renowned network effects of MyHeritage's huge user community, with advanced matching technologies that automatically search millions of user-contributed family trees from around the world and a database of billions of historical records, to help users make breakthrough discoveries. The new version 7.0 adds new languages to cater to family history fans in the Far East, enjoys a graphical facelift and sports better looks.

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