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Monday, April 28, 2014

MyHeritage zooms past the 5 Billion Record mark


In an email from Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist and Translation Manager, MyHeritage.com announce the following:
I'm delighted to announce that MyHeritage has reached an exciting milestone: we have surpassed 5 billion historical records!

It has taken only two years for MyHeritage to build this treasure trove of historical information demonstrating that MyHeritage is one of the fastest-growing and most internationally diverse family history companies in the world. The records come from a wide variety of collections from many different sources and from dozens of countries. The collections were also given a great boost after our multiple acquisitions in recent years, including World Vital Records and Geni.

MyHeritage is proud to provide Historical Big Data; which together with our advanced record matching technologies, helps users worldwide make breakthrough family history discoveries and learn more about their families’ legacies.

MyHeritage continues to add millions of new records to SuperSearch every single day. We are working hard to add more global content and to make researching ones family history easier and more accessible than ever before. We expect to surpass 7 billion historical records by the end of this year.
 Further quoting from a blog post on the achievement,
The records come from a wide variety of collections from many different sources and from dozens of countries. They include birth, marriage, death, immigration, military records and many others. As well as newspaper articles, photographs and family tree profiles. They help families everywhere explore their legacies online, and bring value to millions of users worldwide.
All I know is that my Record Matches on my family tree on MyHeritage.com just reached 7058. I am losing ground in trying to keep up with adding records to my family tree. This is especially true because that number does not count all the additional records found by the Record Detective. I am glad I am not the guy who has to count all those records!

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