“Can you hear me?” and “You’re on mute!” were some of the most commonly spoken phrases of 2020. Whether this rings true in your household or not, many of us have spent the majority of our time on screens this year, for work, social events, genealogy research, or staying in touch with family. This was just the tip of the iceberg. The world has changed in so many ways in 2020 due to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to families affected by the pandemic, and our gratitude and appreciation go out to all the brave individuals who have continuously fought on the front lines to get us through this crisis.br
In these challenging times and amid so much uncertainty, we have all learned to be flexible and adapt. This has certainly been true at MyHeritage, but through all this we have persevered and prospered by committing to the values of innovation, togetherness, and giving.
Throughout the year, we released innovative new features. We placed historical photos front and center as we released our new photo features, MyHeritage In Color™ and the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer. We ended the year by releasing Genetic Groups that provide the highest resolution ethnicity breakdown available on the market, covering 2,114 geographic regions. We’re passionate about helping people connect with their family history, and we will continue to develop cutting-edge technologies to make discovering family history easier, more enjoyable, and emotionally rewarding.
With the pandemic keeping people at home, genealogy research became more popular than ever, as many took comfort in the fulfilling pastime. We found new ways to bring MyHeritage users and the genealogy community together, offering free online sessions each week including Webinars, Facebook Lives, and Instagram Lives. This enabled MyHeritage users from around the world to learn about family history and DNA testing from a wide variety of industry experts and MyHeritage staff. Our users responded with great enthusiasm. Thousands of people from all over the world have participated. We also added a wealth of new content to the MyHeritage Knowledge Base to help users improve their know-how at their own pace. We’re looking forward to bringing you more informative, fun, and intriguing sessions to help you move forward in your genealogy journey.