October 31, 2014 9:08 PM ET

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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 Teams Up with 23andMe

MyHeritage is teaming with 23andMe. The partnership between the companies will make it possible for users to take personal DNA tests, and to use them to discover and learn about family ties and histories. The first stage of the integration between the companies is expected to be completed in early 2015.

MyHeritage Partners with EBSCO Information Services to Bring MyHeritage to Libraries and Educational Institutions Worldwide

MyHeritage announced a expansion into the institutional education market, with the launch of a dedicated, performance family history service for institutions and the signing of a strategic partnership with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to distribute it exclusively. The new MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) empowers people to discover more about their family history and the lives led by their ancestors. It's the first product servicing libraries that offers a one-stop-shop of global content, powerful technologies and remote access. The MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) provides access to a vast collection of U.S. and international documents online, with images of original documents to enhance research and encourage critical thinking. Key highlights include: Educational institutions that deploy the MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) will be able to offer their patrons access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past 5 centuries. Available in 40 languages, the MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) is the most multilingual family history search engine, breaking down geographical and language barriers in research. The data repository includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete US and UK censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 1.5 billion family tree profiles. The database grows at an average pace of more than 5 million records each day. The MyHeritage Library Edition's search engine's automatic handling of translations, synonyms and spelling variations of millions of names in multiple languages is unparalleled. Its unique Record Detective(TM) technology takes research one step further by recommending additional records for each record discovered. This enhances research and helps users discover a lot more in less time. Library members can use the MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) either at their local library or in the comfort of their own home using remote access.

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.

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