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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

RootsMagic Adds MyHeritage Matching Technologies for Powerful Automatic Research Capabilities

A joint press release from and on the BusinessWire of Canada, today, 25 November 2014 announced an agreement between the two parties described as follows:
TEL AVIV, Israel & SPRINGVILLE, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MyHeritage, the popular family history network, and RootsMagic, Inc., today jointly announced that MyHeritage’s Smart Matching™ and Record Matching technologies have been integrated into RootsMagic’s latest version of its popular genealogy software. This enables RootsMagic users to discover the life stories of their ancestors thanks to highly accurate matching between their family trees and millions of family trees and billions of global historical records available on MyHeritage.
This is fabulous news for those users of's Family Tree because has a synchronization function that allows RootsMagic users to move sources into the Family Tree program. Now users of both RootsMagic and Family Tree have a potential pathway to moving sources from MyHeritage to Family Tree. I hope this works.

I must be losing my touch, because that same press release states as follows:
This announcement follows other integrations of MyHeritage matching technologies by British genealogy software, Family Historian and Dutch genealogy services Aldfaer and Coret Genealogie. Available on MyHeritage and through a wide set of partnerships, MyHeritage matching technologies have become the de facto standard for automatic discoveries for everyone interested in their family history. 
I caught the Dutch connection, but missed the British one. One of the things I have been writing about for the past year or so is the need for the genealogy software companies to be associated with a large online database. The revolution in genealogy is the automation of the search process by companies following's lead. The survival of the independent genealogical database companies will hinge on their ability to integrate this new technology. Good move RootsMagic and a terrific move for

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