Monday, 28 April 2014

MyHeritage milestone

One of the invited international speakers at this coming weekend's OGS conference in St Catharines, MyHeritage's Daniel Horowitz, has already arrived in Canada. He mentioned in a note that MyHeritage has reached an exciting milestone: now more than 5 billion historical records.
It has taken only two years for MyHeritage to build this treasure trove of historical information demonstrating that MyHeritage is one of the fastest-growing and most internationally diverse family history companies in the world. The records come from a wide variety of collections from many different sources and from dozens of countries. The collections were also given a great boost after our multiple acquisitions in recent years, including World Vital Records and Geni.
MyHeritage is proud to provide Historical Big Data; which together with our advanced record matching technologies, helps users worldwide make breakthrough family history discoveries and learn more about their families’ legacies.
MyHeritage continues to add millions of new records to SuperSearch every single day. We are working hard to add more global content and to make researching ones family history easier and more accessible than ever before. We expect to surpass 7 billion historical records by the end of this year.
To celebrate reaching this milestone, we looked at some iconic names within our collections and made a fun info-graphic with our discoveries (attached). We invite you to share this with your readers and friends.
Please read more about this exciting milestone in our official blog post here http://blog.myheritage.com/2014/04/myheritage-reaches-new-milestone-5-billion-historical-records/ 
Daniel will be presenting at the conference, participating as a member of the social media panel plenary starting at 8:15am on Saturday and be available at the MyHeritage booth in the marketplace. Then he goes on to the NGS conference.

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