MyHeritage Cyber Monday Sale

Our Cyber Monday sale is on, and your audience won’t want to miss it! This is our best deal of the year — and our lowest price ever. Plus, we’re offering free shipping on 2 kits or more! But this offer will be over soon, so please spread the word and help more genealogists enjoy all the benefits of DNA testing.

Order MyHeritage DNA now

Cyber Monday DNA Sale

Whether you’ve been waiting for a great deal to purchase one for yourself, or are looking for a meaningful, affordable holiday gift, now is the perfect time to order MyHeritage DNA! Our simple cheek swab test reveals your origins across 2,114 geographic regions and connects you with new relatives. As the #1 DNA test in Europe, it’s the best option for exploring origins and finding family members overseas.

Please spread the word so your friends and followers can enjoy this special price and make sure the kits arrive in time for the holidays! Feel free to use the graphic above.

Thanks,

Daniel Horowitz

Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000

MyHeritage AI Time Machine

Ever wondered what you might have looked like if you were born in your ancestors’ time? What about how you might look as a Viking? Or an ancient Greek warrior, or a 19th-century lord or lady? Now you can find out! I couldn’t be more excited to announce the release of AI Time Machine™, a groundbreaking and fun new feature that enables you to transform everyday personal photos into hyper-realistic images of yourself as a historical figure.

Imagine the most incredible costume you’ve ever seen. Every detail is perfect, and it looks and feels authentic. What you get with AI Time Machine™ is even better: stunning, seamless images of yourself or a loved one as an ancient Greek warrior, an Egyptian pharaoh, a Victorian lady, or an astronaut in space. There are dozens of iconic historical figures to choose from. You have to see it to believe it!

Check out this video to see how it works.

The feature is very easy to use: simply upload a few photos to get started. The feature will be free to use for a limited time only, so don’t wait — try it now!

Introducing AI Time Machine™

At MyHeritage, our commitment to developing new tools that help users further their family history research is stronger than ever. We also love creating fun features like AI Time Machine™ that increase public interest in history in general and family history in particular, and introduce new audiences to the fascinating world of genealogy.

Please share this exciting feature with friends and followers. Feel free to use the image above, or even better — share your favorite AI Time Machine™ images! You can even use them as highly original profile photos. I can’t wait to see you as your historical figure of choice 🙂

Heritage Quest Research Library and the Fire

Dear members, patrons and valued friends of Heritage Quest Research Library,

Many of you may have already heard the devastating news surrounding the fire this morning in Sumner, Washington and I am sure you have a million questions regarding the library’s viability and future.
Let me begin by stating “We are still here, and we will get through this.”  

In the short term as we have yet to be allowed in the building, we will be closed for the next week or so.  There is much to get through with all the intricacies involved in a fire.  We are hoping for minimal damage, considering the fire was just next door and there was a fire wall between the businesses.  We have sustained some water damage, but again we hope minimal. We will continue to move forward making the best possible decisions regarding the future of HQRL. 

We hope for your continued support and patience as we get through this stressful time.

My sincerest regards,
Jo-Anne Huber 
Director

Black Tacoma Civil War Veteran Honored After 100 Years

David Franklin, Tacoma’s only Black naval Civil War veteran, was honored recently with the recognition he earned and deserved — a marble headstone and ceremony honoring his service at the Oakwood Hill Cemetery in Tacoma. Read about the tenacious historian who made that happen. https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article266440441.html

If you have a genealogy- or local history-related story that you’d like to share with almost 1,000 readers, send it to WSGSBlog@wasgs.org. We love to share local stories.

Washington State Library Digital Genealogy Survey

I’m sending out this survey regarding interest in potential Digital Genealogy Options from the Washington State Library. Feel free to forward the link to anyone interested in Washington State Library genealogy services.

Click here for the survey

The survey will be available through August 15.

Kathryn Devine (she/her)

Reference/Genealogy Librarian

Washington State Library | Office of the Secretary of State

6880 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501

O: 360-704-5268 | Kathryn.Devine@sos.wa.gov

JuneTeenth Poster

Hello My name is Jeremy G Bell and I am a Seattle based artist.

In honor of Juneteenth, I have created the attached poster that depicts over 50 noteworthy African Americans throughout history. From Martin Luther King to Nina Simone, this poster gives a brief glimpse into the tenacity and impact the African American has contributed to our country and the world!

Feel free to print this hi resolution 18x24in poster and display it in honor of this year’s Juneteenth celebration!

The qr code in the lower left directs people to a digital hi resolution version of the poster.

Free webinar: “Stump the Archivist”

Free webinar: “Stump the Archivist”
Washington State Archives will present another edition of “Stump the Archivist,” a Q&A webinar for researchers of all experience levels, on May 20 at 10 a.m.
Bring your questions and a notebook, and chat with Research Archivist Tracy Rebstock! Learn how to use state and local government records in your historical research or family history.
New records are added to our collections all the time. Updates to vital records means more access to birth, death, marriage, and divorce collections. Rebstock will talk about criminal records and then take your questions so you can dig deeper into your research. (Your questions don’t need to be related to criminal records.)
Register here. It is free to attend this event.
Visit our YouTube channel to view past webinars.

MyHeritage and the 1950 Census

I’m proud to share that the third installment of the indexed 1950 U.S. Census records are now live on MyHeritage, this time from Alaska, New Hampshire, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Last week, we released indexed records for Wyoming, Delaware, Vermont, and American Samoa. Today, an additional 763,697 were added for a total of 1,847,635 records in the 1950 U.S. Census Index.

As before, all these records are free to search, view, and add to your family tree on MyHeritage!

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Check out the blog post to learn more, and feel free to use the above graphic when spreading the word.

More indexed records are on the way, so stay tuned!

Enjoy!

Daniel Horowitz Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000