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How do I research my family history?

You can research your family history using MyHeritage.com in the following ways:

1. Search your family names using our specialized genealogy search engine SuperSearch, found here. Search the 1940 census, family trees and photos on MyHeritage, and billions of other records from around the world. Each search takes time but will save you months of manual searches.

2. Build a family tree at MyHeritage and get Record Matches. Record Matches searches behind the scenes for records from SuperSearch that match the names in your tree and notifies you when it finds a match. Record Matching is automatic for anyone with a family tree on a MyHeritage family site.

3. And if you already built your family tree at MyHeritage, take advantage of Smart Matches. This unique feature compares your family tree to the millions of other family trees on MyHeritage.com and discovers family trees that match (overlap) your tree. This is found in the Family Tree > Smart Matches page of your family site, or in the Family Tree Builder software. If you are using Family Tree Builder, be sure to publish your family tree first as this increases the quality and quantity of your Smart Matches.

4. Submit a question to other genealogists on our genealogy forums, here.

Good luck with your research!

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