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  • MyHeritage Passes 5 Billion Historical Records, Adds 5 Million Daily

    MyHeritage Passes 5 Billion Historical Records, Adds 5 Million Daily

    MyHeritage, the popular family history network for genealogy buffs with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and Lehi, Utah, today announced that its digital library of historical records has now passed the 5 billion milestone. In total, MyHeritage now features 5.18 billion records. For genealogy-related startups, these kind of historical records are the lifeblood of their business. If you start… Read More

  • MyHeritage Partners With FamilySearch To Add Billions Of Historical Records To Its Genealogy Database

    MyHeritage Partners With FamilySearch To Add Billions Of Historical Records To Its Genealogy Database

    When it comes to online genealogy, the two major for-profit players are Ancestry.com and MyHeritage. Ancestry.com got a major head start over MyHeritage, but it mostly focused on gathering historical records while MyHeritage put an emphasis on building and matching family trees. But now it’s also starting to amass a wider range of historical records. Today, MyHeritage announced a… Read More

  • All In The Family: MyHeritage Buys Former Yammer Stablemate Geni.com In An 8-Figure Deal, Raises $25M

    All In The Family: MyHeritage Buys Former Yammer Stablemate Geni.com In An 8-Figure Deal, Raises $25M

    A big day for online genealogy sites: MyHeritage, an Israel-based site that lets people research and their family histories and make family trees, has raised $25 million in new funding, and it has bought out one of its rivals, Geni.com — the company that originally begat Yammer, which now owned by Microsoft. The purchase was an eight-figure deal in cash and equity, according to… Read More

  • Social Network For Families MyHeritage Furthers U.S. Presence With Acquisition Of FamilyLink

    Social Network For Families MyHeritage Furthers U.S. Presence With Acquisition Of FamilyLink

    Israeli company MyHeritage, which operates a huge family-based social network has acquired FamilyLink, the developer behind family history
    content sites FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com. While financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, this is MyHeritage’s seventh and largest acquisition since 2007. Past acquisitions include Germany’s OSN, Poland’s… Read More

  • MyHeritage.com Acquires Family Tree Backup Service BackupMyTree

    MyHeritage.com Acquires Family Tree Backup Service BackupMyTree

    MyHeritage.com, a relatively heavily-funded Israeli startup operating a huge family-based social network, this morning announced that it has acquired BackupMyTree, which enables people to automatically backup their family history for free. This is the sixth acquisition by MyHeritage.com – recent purchases include Germany’s OSN , Poland’s Bliscy.pl and Dutch Family Network ZOOOF. Read More

  • Build an App for MyHeritage and Win $10,000

    Build an App for MyHeritage and Win $10,000

    MyHeritage, Israel’s best hope of having a big Web 2.0 winner, keeps marching along, leaving Geni further in the dust and proving a surging challenger for already-public Ancestry.com. The company has nearly 60 million registered users, who have uploaded 20 million family trees, 800 million profiles and 125 million photos on the site. All of that inventory is helping fulfill the early… Read More

  • Exclusive: MyHeritage acquires Poland's Bliscy.pl, now 760 million profiles strong

    Exclusive: MyHeritage acquires Poland's Bliscy.pl, now 760 million profiles strong

    MyHeritage.com, a relatively heavily-funded Israeli startup operating a huge family-based social network, has moved to acquire Bliscy.pl from Poland’s Internet publishing company Wirtualna Polska to solidify its position in the Polish family history market. The acquisition translates to growth of MyHeritage’s family network to 56 million registered users and roughly 760 million… Read More

  • MyHeritage Buys Germany's OSN, Now 540 Million Profiles Strong

    MyHeritage Buys Germany's OSN, Now 540 Million Profiles Strong

    Israeli genealogy site MyHeritage has completed its third acquisition, buying Germany’s OSN. OSN operates seven genealogy sites including Verwandt.de in Germany, Moikrewni.pl in Poland and Dynastree.com in the US. It was launched in 2007 just after LA-based Geni and, at first, it was just your typical German clone. But it added features and grew fast in older European markets like… Read More

  • MyHeritage: Avoiding the MetaCafe Curse

    MyHeritage: Avoiding the MetaCafe Curse

    BNEI ATAROT- In case you don’t recognize it, that dateline is the name of a small village about forty-five minutes from Tel Aviv. Don’t worry, my concierge hadn’t heard of it either. It may actually have more roosters than people living there. But tucked away, in a hundred-year-old house built by German Templars is one of the most exciting Web companies in Israel: MyHeritage. Read More

  • MyHeritage acquires Kindo for smarter family tree

    MyHeritage acquires Kindo for smarter family tree

    Israeli based MyHeritage, recently funded by Accel and Index Ventures is acquiring UK based, Kindo.com a family tree service. The amount of the acquisition is not announced but given Kindo’s performance (according to Google trends) we assume this was not a big operation. We can assume also that part of the recent funding was dedicated to the acquisition. Read More

  • Family Tree Wars Continue: MyHeritage Raises Big Round, Shows Impressive Growth

    Family Tree Wars Continue: MyHeritage Raises Big Round, Shows Impressive Growth

    It’s been just a few days after our post on Geni’s big growth numbers – and now big news from Israeli competitor MyHeritage. The site has grown from 180 million profiles a year ago to 260 million today, they say. Registered users have also grown, from 17 million to 25 million. Compare that to almost 2 million users for Geni. 230 million photos have been uploaded to the… Read More

  • Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni

    Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni

    Family genealogy and social newtork Geni got to five million profiles in the first five months after launch. Their early growth propelled them to a $100 million valuation and a lot of positive press. In August the inevitable German clone launched. The clone, called Verwandt.de is a near carbon copy of Geni. But unlike most clones, which never do as well as the original application, Verwandt… Read More

  • MyHeritage Takes 180 Million People Profiles To War With Geni

    MyHeritage Takes 180 Million People Profiles To War With Geni

    Israeli startup MyHeritage was a bit of a sleeping giant. Until newcomer Geni came along and shook up the genealogy world with its slick new viral family tree application. Geni quickly reached 5 million people profiles and a monster $100 million valuation just a few months after launching. MyHeritage has been around since 2005. They’ve quietly raised $9 million in venture capital (about… Read More

  • MyHeritage Expands Its Family Tree

    MyHeritage Expands Its Family Tree

    Genealogy site MyHeritage is merging with Pearl Street Software. Through the team-up MyHeritage will pick up Pearl Street’s VP of Technology and gain control of the #2 family tree software in worldwide sales (Family Tree Legends), the #2 family tree submission site (GenCircles) with more than 160 million ancestors, and more than 400 million public records in the Family Tree Legends… Read More