Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Treasure Your Family Photos - a MyHeritage Global Initiative

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from my friend Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist and Translation Manager over at MyHeritage.com. Please address all inquiries to support@MyHeritage.com.

IMAGE: from www.MyHeritage.com/photos

We are delighted to announce the global initiative MyHeritage is launching today called - Treasure Family Photos - to encourage people to learn more about their family's history from their old photos and to preserve these precious artifacts online for future generations.

This initiative is endorsed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and we're also thrilled to be working with Maureen Taylor, the world renowned "Photo Detective", who'll be sharing tips for understanding photos through a videoa webinar, and appearances on US national television as we speak.


We've launched a special website detailing ways to get involved. It's full of tips and tricks for helping people understand the clues in their old family photos and explains the importance of family photos for family history research. We give suggestions for preserving photos and creative ideas for getting the younger generations involved.

We've also announced today that we have the world's largest international collection of old family photos online. MyHeritage users from around the world have contributed and shared family photos on the site and those that were shared publicly are searchable by name, date, location and keywords via SuperSearch.
Lastly, we've doubled our free photo storage allocation to enable users to upload and share more photos on their private family sites at no cost. 

The "Treasure Family Photos" website can be found here: www.myheritage.com/photos

The YouTube video with Maureen Taylor is also found here:

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