New Member: MyHeritage, Ltd.

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great pleasure that we welcome MyHeritage, Ltd. as the first company to become an Associate Member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations.

MyHeritage, one of the world’s preeminent genealogical database and genealogy service companies, is based in Israel, and was founded in 2003 by Gilad Japhet.  As an avid genealogist, Gilad took special care presenting Jewish and Israeli research sources by understanding their difficulties.  Some of the accomplishments that MyHeritage is most proud of are their internationally diverse collection of family trees and groundbreaking search and matching technologies, its long-time partnership with JewishGen and Beith Hatfutsot to update family trees, digitizing and indexing Israeli cemeteries and Sephardic Converso records from Spain, Portugal and the Caribbean, and the growth and importance of MyHeritage DNA. MyHeritage is user friendly worldwide since they are the only genealogy site available in Hebrew and 40 other languages.  For more information about MyHeritage, please visit their website at http://myheritage.com.