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MyHeritage.com is not only a great genealogy search site, but an amazing family networking site as well. The goal of MyHeritage.com is to provide you with the best tools for genealogy and family history research, and to create a singular place for families to share and preserve their history online. This site is designed for experienced genealogists or beginners interested in researching their family history.

Myheritage.com allows you to put together your family tree with their free family tree builder software. You can also create a family webpage where you can post and share your family tree, pictures galleries, and family updates. Creating a family site only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require any technical knowledge. Your family webpage is private and secure, or you can make it public if you choose to.

Name Database
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MyHeritage.com doesn’t have name databases of its own. Instead it uses a comprehensive search engine, which is unlike anything we saw on other genealogy search sites. The search engine runs each search simultaneously in hundreds of genealogy databases, collects the results and displays them in one report.

The MyHeritage.com search engine searches over 1,526 genealogy databases, combing the internet for relevant information from the world’s best genealogy resources. It searches websites, databases, archives, message boards; incorporating all other genealogy records including:

  • Census records
  • Family trees
  • Immigration records
  • Military records
  • Medical records
  • Cemetery records
  • Court and land probate
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone directories

MyHeritage.com actually cares about your genealogy research. They don’t focus on making a profit by trying to sell you genealogy data, but try to provide you with information regardless of where it is found.

Worldwide Focus
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7.5/10
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The vision of this company has been to make it easier for people around the world to use internet to discover their genealogy. Their amazing search engine does not limit its search capabilities to just one country, but spans across the world. MyHeritage.com also allows you search for names using any Latin-based language like English, French, Italian, and Spanish, including the use of accents. Non-Latin languages like Hebrew, Russian or Greek, can be translated to English letters and then researched.

Other Resources
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5/10
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8.8
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Myheritage.com uses a message board to help aid you in your genealogy search. Their message boards are organized by topic, locality or surname. MyHeritage.com also uses their online community as a genealogy resource. Links are posted to public family websites, family trees, and historic photos to ensure members with research support.

Ease of Use
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7.5/10
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Archives.com
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WorldVital Records
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MyTrees.com
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8.8
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7.5
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8.1
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6.3

For the average user this site has a fresh look and contains an easy to navigate toolbar and buttons. For someone who is more technologically savvy, this site also offers more in depth features such as varied forms of making family trees or pedigree charts.

Using the search engine is just as simple, all you have to do is type in the name you want to search. Then My Heritage’s databases run your search. The results are processed and displayed in one convenient report.

Help & Support
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3.8/10
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MyTrees.com
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8.8
10
9.4
7.5
5
8.1
3.8
6.9
8.8
5

MyHeritage.com has several ways of providing help and support to its users. First the site has a help center which contains frequently asked questions in the form of articles. These are organized by popular articles, recently added articles, and articles by topic. You can also contact MyHeritage.com via email.

MyHeritage Summary:
6.5/10

MyHeritage.com has been successful in creating a unique genealogy search site with their family networking, website features, and innovative search engine. This site is free, but members can subscribe to MyHeritage.com for a small monthly fee. Paid subscribers get unlimited storage space for all family members and ad-free browsing. Overall this site can compete with older and well known genealogy search sites, but if you are one that doesn’t want to mix social networking along with your genealogy research, we suggest you look elsewhere.

 

MyHeritage

Pros
MyHeritage.com is a free site that has many features of paid sites.

Cons
Frequently asks to publish personal information to the web.

The Verdict
: 6.45/10

MyHeritage.com provides an amazing site for genealogy searching, but if you are not interested in family networking as well, this site may not be the one for you.