Saturday, January 10, 2009

MyHeritage releases Family Tree Builder 3.0 with new powerful features

I am not really familiar with this program or the company but thought I would pass this along as it is free from what I can tell. If anyone downloads the program, let us know how it goes.

"MyHeritage, the leading online destination for families, with more than 27 million worldwide members, has just released the new Family Tree Builder 3 with improved standard and premium features, available as a free download from

* Improved multilingual support: Now with 34 languages for display and dual language data entry.

* SmartMatch Merge: SmartMatch compares your tree with all the trees in the MyHeritage database with the ability to merge information into your tree with
one click.

* SmartResearch: SmartResearch compares each individual in your tree in more than 100 of the most important genealogical databases.

* All-in-one tree: Presents for one individual everyone related to that person by blood or marriage. It provides a complete view of your family tree.

* Improved Publisher: Members can now work on other tasks while the publisher works in the background.

* Video, Audio & Document Publishing: Members can upload videos, audio clips and documents to your website so the entire family can relive those great moments and learn about family

* Geographical Mapping: A list of relevant geographical place names for each tree. This feature remembers previously entered place names so users don't have to re-enter the same locations.

You can read about all this new features in the attached Press Release and experience yourself all the benefits of Family Tree Builder 3 by downloading it from

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family the best of the world, happiness and prosperity for this year 2009.

My best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy and Translation Manager

MyHeritage Ltd.
Bnei Atarot 60991, Israel
Tel: 972-3-9702614
Fax: 972-3-9772473

1 comment:

ronanlyons said...

I use Myheritage's Family Tree Builder, actually. Just upgraded to their latest version. As a premium member already, I'm happy with the new version, as it's got Smart Merge now as well as Smart Match (i.e. you can not only find people in other online trees, you can also add them in with a click), as well as some other functions I haven't tried out yet.

Lots of people aren't happy, though, I know, as they had trees of more than 500 people on the free service and now have to upgrade. As some hadn't received much in the way of new leads through the system, they're going to drop it. I've had amazing progress through the SmartMatches system, though, so I'll definitely be keeping it. My one comment would be that they need a more flexible system for naming, as with my Irish ancestry, it would be great if I had room for Irish, modern English and Old Irish/English names for the same person.

It's worth a try, anyway, that's my take on it all.