MyHeritage.com Partners With Generation Maps

Here is part of the announcement from MyHeritage.com:

MyHeritage.com, the largest and fastest growing family network on the web, unveiled today a host of new online family tree chart designs and features. As the leading online source for family tree charts, with over 7,000 of them created every day by its users, MyHeritage.com has now completely revamped its offering to enable free customization, printing and sharing of beautiful family tree charts. Going one step further in enabling users to showcase their family history, MyHeritage.com launched today a professional poster printing service for any chart produced on the website, and added a new department specializing in the production of custom-tailored handmade family tree charts.

To read the full announcement click here.

To find out more about Generation Maps click here.

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Holiday Giving Tip: Family ChArtist’s Best Sale Yet!

Holiday Giving Tip –
Hurry, Family ChArtist is having their best sale yet!

October 18th through October 24th ONLY.

What do you get the person who has everything?
A beautiful Family Tree chart from the fantastic online tool Family ChArtist.

They have new graphics to help you make the perfect genealogy chart.
Go in and create your own masterpiece
and take 50% off your whole order.
Just enter 2FC101750 in the promotional code field at check out.

Note these Holiday Deadlines

•    Chanukah regular November 17th
•    Chanukah rush  November 24th
•    Christmas regular December 13th
•    Christmas rush  December 20th

Giving a Family Tree Chart is a great way
to tell family members that
you are glad they are part of the family.
It’s EASY to make this holiday special
by using Generation Map’s Family ChArtist.

Order now and relax and enjoy your holidays.

Click here to access their site.
Remember, Sale runs through October 24th!

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Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.”  I am disclosing this
in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:
“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Ancestry.com to Acquire Footnote.com

A portion of the press release reads,

Ancestry.com Inc. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire iArchives, Inc. and its branded Web site, Footnote.com, a leading American History Web site, for approximately $27 million in a mix of Ancestry.com stock, cash and assumption of liabilities. This acquisition will provide the company with a complementary consumer brand, expanded content offerings, and enhanced digitization and image-viewing technologies.

iArchives digitizes and delivers high-quality images of American historical records of individuals involved in the Revolutionary War, Continental Congress, Civil War, and other U.S. historical events to Footnote.com subscribers interested in early American roots. iArchives has digitized more than 65 million original source documents to date through its proprietary digitization process for paper, microfilm and microfiche collections.”

To view the entire press release click here.

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Family Tree Maker 2011 Released

For more information and to purchase or upgrade your version of Family Tree Maker, click here.

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JewishGen and MyHeritage.com Collaborate

Here is the press release from the JewishGen Blog:

Press Release: JewishGen and MyHeritage.com collaborate to build the Family Tree of the Jewish People

Tel Aviv, Israel; London, UK and Los Angeles, US – July 10, 2010 – MyHeritage.com and JewishGen.org are now working together to invigorate the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) project.

Under this collaboration, family trees built with a special version of MyHeritage.com available at http://www.myheritage.com/jewishgen, with the consent of the tree creators, will be transferred periodically to the FTJP for digital safekeeping. Privacy controls, using the MyHeritage.com tools, can be set according to the wishes of the tree creator. Data of existing MyHeritage.com users will not be transferred.

JewishGen is a non-profit organization created to help researchers interested in Jewish genealogy around the world connect to each other, research their families and ancestral geographic locations, participate in research projects and store Jewish family trees safely. The mission of JewishGen is to obtain records and information that will be valuable to those with Jewish ancestry and place them on the JewishGen website, at no cost, in an easy to understand and searchable format.

The Family Tree of the Jewish People is a project of JewishGen to bring together family historians around the world who research Jewish family branches. The project offers a central resource for Jewish family trees and helps re-connect Jewish families.

MyHeritage.com is a genealogical social networking site with more than 50 million members and 590 million profiles worldwide. It currently holds some 15 million family trees. It operates in 36 languages including English and Hebrew, making it ideal for Jewish families around the world to connect, as it offers easy and fun tools to enable sharing of information, photos, documents and videos among far-flung relatives, with complete and secure privacy controls that can be set by tree creators.

“JewishGen is committed to ensuring Jewish continuity for present generations and generations yet to come,” says JewishGen managing director Warren Blatt. “Our free, easy-to-use website features thousands of databases, research tools and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members. The vision of JewishGen is to connect Jews throughout the world with their relatives and provide them with the ability to learn about their family history and heritage.”

“MyHeritage.com – a site used all over the world and by all religions – is among the most popular genealogy websites in the Jewish world, making it a natural partner for JewishGen”, said Blatt. “The benefit of this partnership is to offer the free website tools from MyHeritage.com to create and research family trees, with the option to share those trees with the thousands of JewishGen users via the FTJP. Under the new partnership, the FTJP will be invigorated and constantly updated, resulting in an accurate, up-to-date and constantly growing Jewish family tree database for JewishGen.”

“We are excited to join forces with JewishGen,” said Gilad Japhet, founder and CEO of MyHeritage.com, himself an avid genealogist and a member of JewishGen since August 2000. “We see it as a privilege to cooperate with JewishGen and help it preserve family trees of people who wish to discover, and be discovered by, fellow researchers and relatives,” Japhet added. “Our Smart Matching technology will provide genealogists the added benefit of discovering additional relatives through the large databases on MyHeritage.com. This will fulfill the mutual objective of MyHeritage.com and JewishGen to reunite families whose ties have been lost through time and fate.”

About MyHeritage.com:
MyHeritage.com was founded by a team of people who combine their passion for family history with the development of innovative technology. Since launching in November 2005 MyHeritage.com has become the world’s leading international online network for families and the second largest family history website. The fastest growth rates in the industry combined with the acquisitions of Pearl Street Software (2007), Kindo.com (2008) and OSN (2009) have made MyHeritage.com the home for 50 million family members and 590 million profiles. The company has offices in London, UK; Hamburg, Germany; Boulder, Colorado, USA and Tel Aviv, Israel. MyHeritage.com has received funding by Accel Partners and Index Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.myheritage.com/jewishgen.

About JewishGen:
JewishGen, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, was founded in 1987 as a bulletin board with only 150 users who were interested in Jewish genealogy. Primarily driven by volunteers, there are over 700 active volunteers throughout the world who actively contribute to its ever growing collection of databases, resources and search tools. Currently, JewishGen hosts more than 14 million records, and provides a myriad of resources and search tools designed to assist those researching their Jewish ancestry. JewishGen provides its resources online as a public service.

For more information please contact:

For MyHeritage.com: Daniel Horowitz – Daniel@MyHeritage.com
For JewishGen: Warren Blatt – wblatt@JewishGen.org

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Jewish Family History Research

Family Search made the following announcement this month:

“A valuable resource for Jewish genealogical research has expanded to include records from all over the world. The popular Knowles Collection from FamilySearch is a free database connecting Jewish records of 115,000 people in 30 countries. The combining of those records into one collection makes it easier for researchers to find family sources.”

“Knowles started the database in 2007 to help him find his own Jewish ancestry. The collection began with 6,500 records from the British Isles, but has now rapidly expanded into five geographically-based databases with more than 115,000 names:

The Jews of the British Isles — 82,000 names

The Jews of the Americas — 10,300 names

The Jews of Europe — 18,697 names

The Jews of the Caribbean — 2,200 names

The Jews of Africa and the Orient — 367 names

The Knowles Collection is compiled from more than 200 different sources that have been transcribed and combined by volunteers. There is also a complete list of where the original records can be found. The entire collection is now linked electronically as families and fully searchable on FamilySearch’s Community Trees project, found at histfam.familysearch.org. Researchers can also download GEDCOM versions of each collection from www.familysearch.org .”

For the full news release click here.

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Share Your Family History

There is a site called rootsweb that allows you to share your family history with others.  There are three purposes to the site: Share your research, communicate with others, and volunteer.  Rootsweb is an ancestry.com community.  You may use this site to look and see what others have compiled about your ancestors.  Keep in mind that records compiled by others are not always accurate, and should be proven with other sources.  However, if you are stuck in your research this is a great place to look.  The message boards are a good place to see if you are researching an ancestor in common with someone else.  Happy connecting!

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Where to Find Family Tree Quest/ Family Tree Gal on the Web

Hi!  I’m Family Tree Gal.  I’m fond of saying, “In every home, frame a family to strengthen your posterity.”

Let me help you discover your “roots” and strengthen the “branches” of your family tree in THIS generation. As you strengthen yourself, you strengthen your entire FAMILY TREE through the power of your positive influence.

 Here’s where you can find me on the web:

 www.familytreequest.com    Get motivated and enthused about YOUR place on your family tree.  Purchase your family tree charts, find family names, family history/family-oriented products, services and expert advice.

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Are you seeking family history records in Zulu, Afrikaans and/or English? Do you need Indian (India) records?

If you’re looking for family history records in the languages of Zulu, Afrikaans and/or English, check out the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository. They also have Indian (India) records therein. In addition, Indian records are also held by the Durban Archives Repository.

For more details, see an enlightening article by clicking this link:
http://www.witness.co.za/index.php?showcontent&global%5b_id%5d=27157

Baby Names, “All in the Family”

See this interesting new American study about how people have looked to their “Family Tree” for inspiration in selecting their baby’s name.  How many people do you think are named after a family member?

 

Click on this link for the full story 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Ancestrycom-Reveals-That-iw-3254887958.html?x=0&.v=1