Using MyHeritage.com Effectively 
Dick Eastman 
October 1, 2014
Today’s Slides may be found at: 
http://eogn.com/handouts/myheritage
MyHeritage is Now the Third or Fourth 
Largest Family History Site 
 FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com are #1 
and #2 
 ...
MyHeritage: 
 Is a large collection of vital records from all 
over the world 
 Contains a large collection of digitized...
MyHeritage is available: 
 In more than 40 languages (far more than any 
other genealogy web site). 
 In countries all o...
Build Your Own Family Tree Web site 
 Upload a GEDCOM file 
 Use the MyHeritage Mobile App for iPhone and 
Android 
 Us...
Build Your Own Family Tree Web site 
 You always own the data! 
 You may add, delete, or modify your 
contributed data a...
Build Your Own Family Tree Web site 
 Use Smart Matches, Record Matches, and 
SuperSearch to compare your entries against...
Build Your Own Family Tree Web site
The Best Things in Life are FREE! 
 MyHeritage has three levels of users: 
 A FREE basic website for registered users, w...
The Best Things in Life are FREE! 
 A Data Plan to view a few databases also may 
incur additional fees. These are becaus...
MyHeritage: 
 Contains no publicly-visible info about living 
persons 
 Contains family trees, historical photos, census...
Search for names 
 1,500 databases 
 Records from 75 million users 
 1.2 billion profiles 
 200 million images 
 Sear...
SuperSearch contains 
 Super algorithms 
 Super Name Matching
Smart Matches 
 Once the tree is online on MyHeritage, the 
their "Smart Matches" system finds potential 
matches of the ...
SuperSearch looks like this:
Advanced SuperSearch looks like this:
“But Wait, There’s More!” 
 The Name Dictionary is Amazing! 
 For instance, let’s say you are looking for a 
person name...
“But Wait, There’s More!”
Different Records Automatically Use 
Different Search Methods 
 Newspaper searches are non-structured. 
That is, all word...
International Search Engine 
 Can search the world or 
 Can search by continents or 
 Can search by country 
 Or combi...
All Records Found may be Saved 
Directly to Your Family Tree 
 It will be visible to you and… 
 (optionally) visible to ...
Your Data May be Saved… 
 A member's tree on the MyHeritage website 
can be downloaded in GEDCOM format to 
import to a u...
Collections Include: 
 One of the largest online collections of 
newspapers 
 High School yearbooks 
 Other members’ fa...
“But Wait, There’s More!” 
 Family Tree Builder 
• A full-featured genealogy program for Windows 
• Fun to use 
• Support...
“But Wait, There’s More!”
“But Wait, There’s More!”
Pricing
Pricing
But wait, there’s more…
But wait, there’s more…
But wait, there’s more… 
 Check your email tonight or tomorrow for 
the half-price offer. 
 If you are not an EOGN subsc...
For more information: 
http://MyHeritage.com
Today’s Slides may be found at: 
http://eogn.com handouts/myheritage
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  1. 1. Using MyHeritage.com Effectively Dick Eastman October 1, 2014
  2. 2. Today’s Slides may be found at: http://eogn.com/handouts/myheritage
  3. 3. MyHeritage is Now the Third or Fourth Largest Family History Site  FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com are #1 and #2  MyHeritage and FindMyPast are #3 and #4 • The exact numbers vary depending upon who compiles the numbers!
  4. 4. MyHeritage:  Is a large collection of vital records from all over the world  Contains a large collection of digitized newspapers from many different countries  Contains billions of records from all over the world  Is a web site to store your family tree  Is a place to compare your family tree against those submitted by others  Is a photo storage and matching web site • And much, much more
  5. 5. MyHeritage is available:  In more than 40 languages (far more than any other genealogy web site).  In countries all over the world.
  6. 6. Build Your Own Family Tree Web site  Upload a GEDCOM file  Use the MyHeritage Mobile App for iPhone and Android  Use Family Tree Builder, a free genealogy program for Windows  Enter the data on the web site, one at a time
  7. 7. Build Your Own Family Tree Web site  You always own the data!  You may add, delete, or modify your contributed data at any time.
  8. 8. Build Your Own Family Tree Web site  Use Smart Matches, Record Matches, and SuperSearch to compare your entries against vital records, census records, newspapers, entries contributed by other MyHeritage users, and more.  Searches may be performed on U.S. records as well as records from many other countries, especially from both Eastern and Western Europe.
  9. 9. Build Your Own Family Tree Web site
  10. 10. The Best Things in Life are FREE!  MyHeritage has three levels of users:  A FREE basic website for registered users, with up to 250 persons permitted in the tree  A Premium website permits 2,500 persons in the tree  A Premium Plus website permits an unlimited number of persons in the tree
  11. 11. The Best Things in Life are FREE!  A Data Plan to view a few databases also may incur additional fees. These are because MyHeritage PURCHASED these databases from other companies. Much of the content is EXCLUSIVE to MyHeritage.  You never enter a for-pay service without being warned ahead of time and being asked if you wish to proceed.
  12. 12. MyHeritage:  Contains no publicly-visible info about living persons  Contains family trees, historical photos, census records, birth/death/marriage records, military records, immigration records, newspapers, yearbooks, historical maps…  Is built by genealogists for genealogists
  13. 13. Search for names  1,500 databases  Records from 75 million users  1.2 billion profiles  200 million images  Search for Exact, Soundex and Megadex options  Save the search results to your MyHeritage site and click through the matches at your leisure
  14. 14. SuperSearch contains  Super algorithms  Super Name Matching
  15. 15. Smart Matches  Once the tree is online on MyHeritage, the their "Smart Matches" system finds potential matches of the user's tree persons with persons in the trees of other MyHeritage users.  These Smart Matches come in the online email at MyHeritage and at the user's home email address. This is truly "finding relatives without searching.”
  16. 16. SuperSearch looks like this:
  17. 17. Advanced SuperSearch looks like this:
  18. 18. “But Wait, There’s More!”  The Name Dictionary is Amazing!  For instance, let’s say you are looking for a person named Alexander who may have lived in any of several countries. Family members called him “Alex.”  Should you search for “Alex” or “Alexander?”
  19. 19. “But Wait, There’s More!”
  20. 20. Different Records Automatically Use Different Search Methods  Newspaper searches are non-structured. That is, all words are searched.  In contrast, census records are always very structured in columns. Only names will be searched when you specify a name. • Photos are searched by metadata
  21. 21. International Search Engine  Can search the world or  Can search by continents or  Can search by country  Or combinations of these areas.
  22. 22. All Records Found may be Saved Directly to Your Family Tree  It will be visible to you and…  (optionally) visible to others  Including complete source citations
  23. 23. Your Data May be Saved…  A member's tree on the MyHeritage website can be downloaded in GEDCOM format to import to a user's desktop software.  A member's tree on the MyHeritage website can be synchronized with the Family Tree Builder Version 4.0 software for Windows  A member's tree on the MyHeritage website can be synchronized with the handheld iPhone/iPad and Android apps.
  24. 24. Collections Include:  One of the largest online collections of newspapers  High School yearbooks  Other members’ family trees  Census records  Military records  Many vital records
  25. 25. “But Wait, There’s More!”  Family Tree Builder • A full-featured genealogy program for Windows • Fun to use • Supports SmartMatching Technology • Private family sites
  26. 26. “But Wait, There’s More!”
  27. 27. “But Wait, There’s More!”
  28. 28. Pricing
  29. 29. Pricing
  30. 30. But wait, there’s more…
  31. 31. But wait, there’s more…
  32. 32. But wait, there’s more…  Check your email tonight or tomorrow for the half-price offer.  If you are not an EOGN subscriber, drop a note to me at richard@eastman.net and I will send the offer to you.
  33. 33. For more information: http://MyHeritage.com
  34. 34. Today’s Slides may be found at: http://eogn.com handouts/myheritage
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