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MyHeritage and FamilySearch enter significant strategic partnership to advance family history
alliance between the leading industry players includes the exchange of
technological innovation and historical records to benefit users
TEL AVIV, Israel & SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – October 9, 2013 – MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.org
announced today 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.
YUP! It's a good day for doing genealogy.
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.
members will benefit from MyHeritage's unique technologies which
automate family history discoveries. Smart Matching™ 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.
“For more than a hundred years, FamilySearch has been dedicated to
working with the world’s archives to preserve their records for future
generations” said Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO of MyHeritage. “Their
massive undertaking has made family history more accessible to everyone.
This partnership highlights MyHeritage’s technology leadership and our
firm commitment to adding historical records on a massive global scale,
accelerating our vision of helping families everywhere explore and share
their legacy online. We look forward to a fruitful future working hand
in hand with our friends at FamilySearch.”
“FamilySearch values collaborative partnerships that enable more
people, in more places, to discover their family history” said Dennis
Brimhall, CEO of FamilySearch. “MyHeritage is an innovative company that
has a fast growing, global online audience. We are excited to commence
this partnership which enables FamilySearch to better serve the global
family history community.”
MyHeritage is a family history network helping millions of families
around the world discover and share their legacy online. As technology
thought leaders and innovators in the space, MyHeritage is transforming
family history into an activity that’s accessible, exciting and easier
than ever before. MyHeritage empowers its global community of users with
unique social tools, a massive library of historical content and
powerful search and data matching technologies. The service is available
in 40 languages. For more information visit www.myheritage.com
FamilySearch International (online at FamilySearch.org)
is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people
use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about
their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has
been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records
worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization
sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons
may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org
or through over 4,800 family history centers in 70 countries, including
the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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