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FamilySearch Introduces MyHeritage's Institutional Service at Family History Centers and Libraries

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FamilySearch and MyHeritage announced today that the MyHeritage Library Edition™ is now available for free at every FamilySearch Family History Center and Family History Library in the world. MyHeritage's new institutional service is a powerful online service that provides libraries and educational facilities with instant access to centuries of history in billions of global historical documents.

FamilySearch operates more than 4,700 Family History Centers in 134 countries. The centers are dedicated family history spaces, open to anyone with an interest in genealogical research. Visitors enjoy free access to historical records and personal assistance from staff to help them in their search for information.

The MyHeritage Library Edition™, launched last month and distributed exclusively by EBSCO Information Systems, provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past 5 centuries.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™ is the industry's most multilingual family history archive and search engine, breaking down geographical and language barriers in research.

"We're delighted to allow our patrons to benefit from the large amount of family history information that MyHeritage offers" said Dennis Brimhall, FamilySearch CEO. "MyHeritage's ability to constantly deliver great technology for genealogy enables us to better serve the visitors to our centers, and helps the family history community as a whole."

"MyHeritage and FamilySearch share a vision to make family history more accessible to everyone", said MyHeritage's Founder & CEO Gilad Japhet. "We're delighted to make the MyHeritage Library Edition™ available to the patrons of FamilySearch's institutions all over the world."

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About MyHeritage

MyHeritage is the leading destination for discovering, sharing and preserving family history. As technology thought leaders and innovators, MyHeritage is transforming family history into an activity that's accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys access to a massive database of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees, and ground-breaking search and matching technologies. MyHeritage is trusted by millions of families and provides them with an easy way to share their story, past and present, and treasure it for generations to come. MyHeritage is available in 40 languages. www.myheritage.com

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,700 family history centers in 134 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more at familysearch.org.

CONTACT: MyHeritage: Aaron Godfrey, PR Manager Phone: US +1-347-542-7902 Email: aaron@myheritage.com FamilySearch: Paul Nauta, PR Manager Phone: US +1-801-240-6498 Email: nautapg@familysearch.org



Source: FamilySearch

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