WorldVitalRecords is now part of MyHeritage!
Recently in November, the news was announced that World Vital Records had been acquired by MyHeritage We, at WorldVitalRecords, are very happy to be part of the MyHeritage family. We’ve been busy communicating this exciting news across the genealogy community in the past 10 days. We shared our excitement and our plans for the future with our friends and partners, who were happy to learn about it.
Read the Techcrunch article about the acquisition here.
What is MyHeritage?
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. On the website, millions of families around the world enjoy having a private and secure place to explore their family history, share photos and special family moments and keep in touch. With 38 languages supported, nearly one billion family tree profiles and 21 million family trees, and hundreds of millions of family history photos, MyHeritage is uniting families worldwide. To see a short video about the site, click here. Learn more about MyHeritage via their blog.
Anyone around the world can create a free family site on MyHeritage and enjoy the exclusive Smart Matching™ technology which compares the family trees on the website with each other, and reports matches. This technology is able to find long-lost relatives and make intriguing discoveries, allowing users to learn from each other. Among other features, members can design free beautiful family free charts and order professional poster prints to be delivered to family members as holiday gifts. MyHeritage also features a popular free genealogy software program, Family Tree Builder. Download it here.
WorldVitalRecords realized that becoming part of such a larger company like MyHeritage will enable us to join forces and resources, to become a bigger, better and more global organization.
What will happen next?
As stated by Gilad Japhet, CEO of MyHeritage: “Combining close to one billion family tree profiles on MyHeritage with WorldVitalRecord’s massive library of historical data delivers a perfect one-stop-shop for families looking to discover and share their family history.”
We expect – with our new global company – that we won’t only expand our reach but will also greatly increase our content library by adding to the already-rich data collections.
We’ll be working hard to bring you great content and we hope you will find treasures in our content library – which will help you enhance your family trees and share your family stories.
We’re also excited about the social nature of MyHeritage. This is a great fit for us! We bring content and MyHeritage brings excellent family trees with social features.
It is truly exciting that I can now invite my relatives from around the world to join with me in securely sharing our family photos, stories, history, recipes and even play games together, as we work to more closely to unite our family and, at the same time, upload and build on our family tree.
How will this affect current members of WorldVitalRecords?
Your accounts will stay the same and you can continue searching our databases as you’ve always done. Your membership does not change at all. New content will be added, so you will get much more for your current subscription, at no extra cost. In the next few days, we will be sending current WorldVitalRecords members a special offer to join MyHeritage. As we move forward and integrate trees with content, we’ll keep you informed about new benefits and capabilities.
We value our members, and we are delighted that your membership just became part of something much larger. As always, we are here to answer your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The WorldVitalRecords team at MyHeritage