MyHeritage Launches Online Family History Map

PedigreeMap™ plots events and photos from users’ family trees on an
interactive map to provide geographical and historical insights

TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MyHeritage,
the fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving and sharing
family history, launched PedigreeMap™ today — an innovative way to
visualize family history, optimized for tablet devices. PedigreeMap™
displays all events in a user’s family tree, such as births, marriages
and deaths, as well as digital photos and scanned historical photos, on
an interactive map. This allows users to trace the locations of their
ancestors and gain new insights into their lives. All data is grouped by
country and location, and users can easily filter their view of the map
by person, family group, event type, and time period.

PedigreeMap™ comes with additional features such as place name
standardization to improve data quality, and Heatmaps that showcase
which geographic areas have a high concentration of activity in the
user’s family history.

“MyHeritage is the family history technology leader. We’re constantly
developing new ways to give people insights about their family history,”
said Uri Gonen, Senior VP of Product Management at MyHeritage. “The
first release of PedigreeMap™ helps people understand the life journeys
of their ancestors, and we have interesting and original ideas lined up
for the next releases.”

PedigreeMap™ is free for all users. To access it, log in to your account
on MyHeritage or create a new account for free, then select PedigreeMap™
in the “Apps” menu.

About MyHeritage

MyHeritage is the world’s fastest-growing destination for discovering,
preserving and sharing family history. As technology thought leaders,
MyHeritage is transforming family history into an activity that’s
accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys
access to a massive library of historical records, the most
internationally diverse collection of family trees and groundbreaking
search and matching technologies. Trusted by millions of families,
MyHeritage provides an easy way to share family stories, past and
present, and treasure them for generations to come. MyHeritage is
available in 42 languages.


Aaron Godfrey, +1-347-542-7902
VP Marketing