MyHeritage Hits 1 Billion Profiles Across 23 Million Family Trees

MyHeritage is a family tree social network that has hit 1 billion profiles across 23 million family threes. There are over 63 million registered users and it combines the world’s largest international pool of family tree data with billions of historical records.

About 1 million profiles are added every day. About 600,000 new registered users join every month. MyHeritage uses technology called “Smart Matching” to fuel new family discoveries by matching profiles in different family trees.

“Reaching one billion profiles is an important milestone in the prolific growth of MyHeritage, solidifying our position as the international go-to destination for families,” stated MyHeritage founder and CEO Gilad Japhet. “We constantly strive to develop cutting-edge technologies that create a network effect within this big data resource. As more content is uploaded to MyHeritage by our users around the world, they discover more family connections and relevant historical documents, adding color and depth to their family history. With a billion profiles and some exciting new innovations in store, we look forward to continuing our phenomenal growth in the coming years.”

Roughly half a billion family tree profiles on MyHeritage are living people. The other half a billion are deceased and helps people connect the living through shared ancestors. MyHeritage is backed by Accel Partners and Index Ventures. Check out the video below of the MyHeritage team celebrating one billion profiles:

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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