Your ancestors are waiting for you to tell their story!
Genealogy, also known as Family History, is an exciting hobby enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Here at MyHeritage.com, our goal is to provide you the best tools for genealogy and family history research - whether you are an experienced genealogist or a beginner who wants to see what genealogy is all about.
Download Family Tree Builder, our free genealogy software for putting together your family tree. It's not only completely free, and free of ads and spyware, but it's also one of the best genealogy software programs you'll find. It has original, easy-to-use pages that let you grow your family tree visually. It runs in 34 languages and lets you create and print your family tree in several languages. Bring your family tree to life with photos and documents and use our ground-breaking face recognition technology to annotate your photos and discover the identity of people you don't recognize in your old family photos. In a few mouse clicks, you can publish your family tree to the Internet on your own family Website and share it with family and friends!
MyHeritage.com Family Pages lets you create your family's own meeting place on the Internet. Invite your family members to participate in your site, share family photos easily, post your family tree online and share it with family members, trace the family's medical history, keep track of important family events and more. Creating a family site takes only a few minutes, doesn't require any technical experience and Basic plans are free. You can create a family Website that is private and secure, or make it public and share it with the rest of the world. You are in complete control. Family photos uploaded to your family site can use our face recognition technology for genealogy. By sharing millions of facial templates among users, it helps you find photos of your ancestors in other users' photo albums, identify mystery people in your photos, and find relatives based on facial similarities.
If you want to trace your roots, the best place to start is to search for your ancestors on the Internet. There are hundreds of amazing online databases that hold genealogical treasures, like the Ellis Island immigration database, Yad Vashem in Israel and the famous Family History Library. But who has time to search them all? Our unique genealogy search engine, MyHeritage.com Research, comes to your aid. It is a free search engine made specifically for genealogy. It lets you run an aggregate search for your ancestors, plus the spelling variations or their names, in hundreds of the most important genealogy databases, effortlessly. There is nothing quite like it. Try it, it will save you hours, and help you find elusive information about your ancestors that you never knew existed.
If you need help in your genealogy research, or would like to help others, our genealogy message boards are just for you. We have message boards organized by topic, locality or surname, and special message boards for beginners. Our community is made of family history fans just like you. You can explore our community and find other members who share the same interests as you, or browse through public family Websites, family trees and historic photos!