MyHeritage Launches New Community-Powered Q&A Hub

MyHeritage Community allows users to post requests for assistance
with their family history research and receive help from the global
81-million-strong MyHeritage user community


TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MyHeritage,
the fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving and sharing
family history, announced today the launch of MyHeritage Community, a
new online Q&A hub that fosters family history research collaboration.
MyHeritage Community is built as an image-oriented forum integrated into
the website for users to help one another solve genealogical challenges,
such as translating documents, deciphering handwritten letters,
identifying unknown people in photos and searching for elusive ancestors.

With more than 81 million users around the world registered on
MyHeritage and 42 languages supported, MyHeritage Community is uniquely
positioned to serve as a meeting place for people trying to solve
genealogical mysteries, and other people willing to help them. Users
looking for assistance can post requests in the MyHeritage
Community to get expert genealogy advice or benefit from native language
expertise and local geographic familiarity. For example: a user in the
United States with roots in Germany can post an image of an ancestor’s
handwritten letter written in Kurrent — old German handwriting — and ask
for help deciphering it. Another user from Germany can then translate it
and add first-hand information on the town from which the letter was
posted.

Volunteerism is an important value in the world of genealogy. Since the
recent release of the MyHeritage Community, inspiring cases of users
helping other users continue to surface. Examples include a user who
posted a request for information on her relatives from a specific region
in Italy and received pinpointed advice down to the address of the
relevant office to contact; a user who asked for a translation of a
church certificate from Portuguese to English and received a full
translation and in-depth explanation of the purpose and origin of the
document; plus many more.

“My definition of a genealogist is someone who — after consuming
most research directions for his/her own family — helps other people
research their family tree, just because he/she loves it so much,” said
MyHeritage founder and CEO, Gilad Japhet. “Many genealogists are
generous with their time and knowledge, and eager to help others explore
their family history. The new MyHeritage Community allows people to help
each other, making our service even more useful and effective.”

MyHeritage Community is free, and is accessible at www.myheritage.com/community.

About MyHeritage

MyHeritage is the world’s fastest-growing destination for discovering,
preserving and sharing family history. As technology thought leaders,
MyHeritage is transforming family history into an activity that’s
accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys
access to a massive library of historical records, the most
internationally diverse collection of family trees and groundbreaking
search and matching technologies. Trusted by millions of families,
MyHeritage provides an easy way to share family stories, past and
present, and treasure them for generations to come. MyHeritage is
available in 42 languages. www.myheritage.com

Contacts

MyHeritage
Aaron Godfrey, +1-347-542-7902
VP Marketing
aaron@myheritage.com