MyHeritage releases Family Tree Builder Version 6.0

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Family Tree Builder Version 6.0

Today, - the parent company of - released version 6.0 of its popular free family software, Family Tree Builder. There have been more than 28 million downloads of FTB.

WorldVitalRecords is excited to be included in this release as our data is now searchable from within the software. Users can search for matches in our database of more than 4 billion records.

CEO Gilad Japhet said about FTB6:  “Packed with exciting new features, Family Tree Builder adds color and depth to family history research for professionals and beginners alike. We’re proud to have developed the industry’s most comprehensive and feature-rich software, and, true to our mission of bringing family history to the masses, we’ll continue to keep it free for all to use.”

What’s New in Version 6.0?  (Highlights – read full details here)

• Automatic Historical Record Matches: Family Tree Builder 6.0 automatically searches for relevant historical records in World Vital Records – a huge database added to the MyHeritage family last month as part of its acquisition of For more details click here.  With billions of birth, marriage, death and census records, plus newspapers, yearbooks and additional historical content – exciting discoveries are awaiting almost everyone.

• Better Family Site Integration: The integration with your family site on is now seamless and more convenient than before.

WVR Search

Profile Pages

• Family Statistics: analyzes your family tree and produces 45 enlightening statistics many unique to MyHeritage – such as average lifespan and most common first names in your family. For example, the average age difference of spouses in your family tree, the top families where the gap between the age of husband and wife is highest, the average age difference between the youngest and oldest child in all families, and many more. It’s all free!

Profile Pages

• Profile pages: Profile Pages provide a consolidated rich display of details for any person in one page. They are instantly accessible from the Tree View as shown below.

• Family Timeline: See your family’s events and photos in an attractive, fun-to-use timeline. All your events, photos and videos that are dated will appear on the timeline! Zoom in from a century to a single day. Compare your family’s timeline with historical events. The Timeline looks best in Premium and PremiumPlus family sites but can also be used for free.

• Family Timebook: The Timebook is an animated digital book of family photos, which includes automatically generated biographies for direct relatives. Clever technology generates it as a beautiful scrapbook that appears to have been prepared and edited by meticulous manual effort, but it is in fact created instantly. The Timebook looks best in PremiumPlus family sites but can also be used for free.

• Family Events: Your family site is the best place to keep track of family events. See all upcoming family events in a list or monthly view. Never AGAIN miss an important family birthday or anniversary.

Important note: if you’re already using a previous version of Family Tree Builder, you can simply download and install version 6.0 on top of your current version without concern. This will not affect your family tree data and is highly recommended and free. This should also be done by existing Premium and PremiumPlus users, and will maintain their status as such.

If you’re not yet using Family Tree Builder, the new version 6.0 is an excellent start. If you’re using another product, you can move over any existing family tree to Family Tree Builder using the GEDCOM import tool or Family Tree Builder’s ability to directly load family trees created in many other formats.

Download or update Family Tree Builder now.

Read the complete MyHeritage blog post for all details on Family Tree Builder Version 6.0

Read the Press Release about version 6.0 here.

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