FamilySearch introduces MyHeritage's institutional service at Family History Centers and Libraries
MyHeritage Library Edition™ now accessible in 40 languages at thousands of FamilySearch facilities worldwide
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah and TEL AVIV, Israel—November 4, 2014: 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that provides libraries and educational facilities with instant access to centuries of history in billions of global historical documents.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Edition™, launched last month and distributed exclusively by EBSCO Information Systems, provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past 5 centuries.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 and CEO Gilad Japhet. "We’re delighted to make the MyHeritage Library Edition™ available to the patrons of FamilySearch’s institutions all over the world."