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10:00AM - 11:00AM

Discovering Your Family History with MyHeritage: Unique Technologies

Presenter: Daniel Horowitz

Technology has revitalized genealogy, opening new frontiers for research, preservation and sharing, maintaining the thrill of the detective hunt. MyHeritage’s key technologies are precisely the intersection of technology and genealogy: SmartMatches, Record Matches, Instant Discoveries, SearchConnect, Global Name Translation, DNA Matching, PedigreeMap and Consistency Checker are just a few.

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Preservation: archival storage; record artifact preservation; organization; future-proofing strategies/techniques, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity