Unique Technologies and New Horizons at MyHeritage with Daniel Horowitz

April 12th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

DNA, W152, “MyHeritage DNA Matching,” 4 pm, Wednesday, 10 May 2017.

In this lecture, you will learn about the MyHeritage matching process and how to make the most of it. Daniel will cover both taking the MyHeritage DNA test and uploading raw data from the tests of other major services to MyHeritage.

Technology, F358, “Discovering Your Family History with MyHeritage’s Unique Technologies,” 4 pm, Friday, 12 May 2017.

Since its founding, MyHeritage has focused on helping people uncover their family history by developing advanced technologies and gathering the most robust data available. First came the family tree platform, enabling users to share their knowledge with relatives and search for new information in historical databases. Next came matching capabilities, revealing connections between family trees; this technology was later applied to record collections, revealing new information from historical records that matches individuals in the family tree.

MyHeritage’s unique translation and transliteration capabilities followed, allowing users to enjoy useful discoveries no matter the language of the source material. The next arena is applying all of this innovation and genealogical expertise to the possibilities presented by DNA testing.

About Your Speaker: Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage. A dedicated genealogist since 1986, he began with 15 years of service as a teacher and study guide editor of the “Searching for My Roots” family history project of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Venezuela. He holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering, a specialization in education, and a degree in Management of Educational Institutions. Daniel has lived in Israel since 2005, where he serves on the boards of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), and the Horowitz Families Association, among others.

Daniel and the rest of the MyHeritage team will be available throughout the conference at the exhibit hall, where they will give mini-lectures, answer questions, and run raffles with great prizes!