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August 02, 2015 8:33 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of MyHeritage Ltd.

Company Overview

MyHeritage Ltd. operates a family network on the Web. It enables users to share family tree and photos. The company also provides family pages, which are personalized Websites to enable families stay in touch, celebrate birthdays, share photos, and explore and preserve their family history; Family Tree Builder, a tool to set up a family tree; and genealogy research that enables user to search for ancestors on the Internet. In addition, it offers Record Matching, a technology to automatically discover relevant historical records and newspaper articles; Global Name Translation, a technology that automatically translates names found in historical records and family trees from one language into ...

13 Hateena Street

Bnei Atarot,  60991

Israel

Founded in 1902

Phone:

972 3 9794380

Fax:

972 3 9772473

Key Executives for MyHeritage Ltd.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Operations
Chief Content Officer
Chief Product Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

MyHeritage Ltd. Key Developments

MyHeritage Ltd. Launches Breakthrough Global Name Translation™ Technology

MyHeritage announced the launch of Global Name Translation™, a new technology to help families break through language barriers in the quest to uncover their past. The technology automatically translates names found in historical records and family trees from one language into another, in very high accuracy, generating all the plausible translations, to facilitate matches between names in different languages. In addition, a manual search in one language will also provide results in other languages, translated back to the user's language for convenience. This is a unique innovation not offered elsewhere, useful for anyone interested in discovering their global roots. There are many immediate benefits for users. For example, people living in the USA with Russian roots previously had to search for their ancestors in Russian to maximize their chances of finding pertinent information. The new technology will now accept searches in English, automatically increase their scope to cover Russian and Ukrainian as well, and conveniently translate all results back to English. The new technology also enhances the acclaimed MyHeritage matching technologies to bridge across language gaps. For example, if a user from Greece with a family tree in Greek, is related to a user from Israel with a family tree entered in Hebrew, MyHeritage will be able to connect them, automatically matching between names in the ancient languages of Greek and Hebrew, and show the two users how their family trees overlap, leading to exciting family reunions like never before. MyHeritage has developed this technology using original research, advanced algorithms and based on its massive multilingual and international database of 6 billion family tree profiles and historical records. The technology covers first names and last names and is able to tackle not only names encountered in the past but also new names it has never encountered before. The technology is generic but also utilizes extensive dictionaries built by MyHeritage to cover synonyms and nicknames. Therefore a search for Alessandro (Alexander in Italian) will also find "????" which is the Russian form of Sasha, a popular nickname of Alexander in Russia. The first version successfully translates names in between English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Czech, Russian and Ukrainian. The next version currently in development will add Chinese and Japanese, and additional languages will follow.

MyHeritage Teams Up with 23andMe

MyHeritage is teaming with 23andMe. The partnership between the companies will make it possible for users to take personal DNA tests, and to use them to discover and learn about family ties and histories. The first stage of the integration between the companies is expected to be completed in early 2015.

MyHeritage Partners with EBSCO Information Services to Bring MyHeritage to Libraries and Educational Institutions Worldwide

MyHeritage announced a expansion into the institutional education market, with the launch of a dedicated, performance family history service for institutions and the signing of a strategic partnership with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to distribute it exclusively. The new MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) empowers people to discover more about their family history and the lives led by their ancestors. It's the first product servicing libraries that offers a one-stop-shop of global content, powerful technologies and remote access. The MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) provides access to a vast collection of U.S. and international documents online, with images of original documents to enhance research and encourage critical thinking. Key highlights include: Educational institutions that deploy the MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) will be able to offer their patrons access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past 5 centuries. Available in 40 languages, the MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) is the most multilingual family history search engine, breaking down geographical and language barriers in research. The data repository includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete US and UK censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 1.5 billion family tree profiles. The database grows at an average pace of more than 5 million records each day. The MyHeritage Library Edition's search engine's automatic handling of translations, synonyms and spelling variations of millions of names in multiple languages is unparalleled. Its unique Record Detective(TM) technology takes research one step further by recommending additional records for each record discovered. This enhances research and helps users discover a lot more in less time. Library members can use the MyHeritage Library Edition(TM) either at their local library or in the comfort of their own home using remote access.

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