17 October 2008

Spotlight on "My Heritage" Website

A friend of mine recently made me aware of this website. It is called My Heritage. It is a free, private, and secure. It is a place where you can share your photos and family tree with whom you choose. It has a search engine that searches the web for you and shows you online databases that have your ancestor's name or similar names. That is very convenient, it will provide websites that you probably didn't even know existed. It also shows other members who are interested in the same surnames.

You can build your own family tree online, create a family website, search for ancestors, and read and leave messages in the message boards. There are lots of tips and advice on doing family research and what to do with what you find, how to organize it.

It has a fun feature, that is rather addicting. You should try this. You can upload a photo, say of yourself, your spouse and your child. Then the program will analyze the photos and tell you which parent the child looks more like. You can upload your ancestors' photos as well. It is fun and interesting. Another feature is the celebrity look-alike, where your photo is matched with a closely resembling celebrity and you can even watch as they morph your photo with the celebrity photo. Pretty neat!

I will be spending more time here to get a better feel for this website, I encourage you to check it out. Here is the address: http://www.myheritage.com/

Have fun and be sure to let me know what you think of the site. I'd like to get your feedback on it.

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