Tuesday, November 22, 2011

News from MyHeritage and FindMyPast.ie

(NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from two articles that were recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. Both articles contain information that may be of interest to NSGS Members. Links are provided to allow access to the complete articles.)

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. (Accessed 22 November 2011)

The following announcement was written by MyHeritage:

MyHeritage Acquires FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com

Significant move into US and addition of historical content mark major evolution for world's most popular online family network

PROVO, Utah & LONDON, UK & TEL AVIV, Israel-- MyHeritage, the most popular family network on the web, announced today the acquisition of FamilyLink.com, Inc., maker of the family history content sites FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com. This is MyHeritage's seventh and largest acquisition since 2007. The purchase marks a significant move into the US market commercially and operationally, and will boost MyHeritage’s offering to families with the addition of a vast database of more than 3 billion historical records. With offices and staff in Europe, Australia and Israel, MyHeritage will now be adding its first US-based office in Utah, the home of FamilyLink.com and often cited as the family history capital of the world.
In the short-term, MyHeritage will continue to operate the two sites http://familylink.com/ and http://worldvitalrecords.com/, with the intention of achieving full integration within MyHeritage in 2012. With immediate effect and for an introductory period, loyal subscribers and users of MyHeritage will be entitled to discounts of up to 50% on FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com subscriptions, and vice versa.


findmypast.ie Announces Free Online Family Tree Builder Software

The following announcement was written by http://www.findmypast.ie/:

Launch of Family Tree Builder on findmypast.Ie
• First Irish family history website to offer web-based family tree software
• Allows user to fully benefit from access to almost 10 million records
Today, findmypast.ie becomes the first Irish family history website to offer its users family tree builder software, greatly enhancing its offering to Irish family history enthusiasts.

One of the most important elements in researching your family history is the ability to form a visual representation of your years of hard work and research. Findmypast.ie’s free online application allows users to easily create a tree from scratch and add some of 10 million records now available on findmypast.ie to their existing research.

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