- MyHeritage has released version 7 of its free family tree software, Family Tree Builder. Among the major highlights is the ability to synchronize your tree between the software on your computer and your online tree at MyHeritage.com. You’ll then be able to access your tree from your phone or tablet using the MyHeritage app.
Version 7 also lets you use the sites Record Matching service, which automatically searches MyHeritage collections and trees for your ancestors (you’ll need a subscription to view some results). Other updates include a more graphical look and support for 40 languages, including Chinese and Korean. Read more details on the MyHeritage blog.
- There’s a new database of burials at Hart Island, the public burial ground (“potter’s field”) for New York City. The earliest recorded burial there dates to May 1881; however, the database covers burials since 1977.
- A new PBS series called “Genealogy Roadshow” is looking for people with family history mysteries to be on the show. Check out the casting call here; the deadline is May 12.
- Heredis is having a sale through April 28 on its family tree software for PC (37 percent off, at $24.99) and Mac (33 percent off, at $39.99). Find out more about the software at the Heredis website.
- Another sale is coming up in honor of DNA Day, April 25: Family Tree DNA is offering a sale on its Family FInder test, as well as its lowest-ever price for the Full Mitochondrial Sequencing and for mtDNA upgrades to the full sequence. The sale ends April 22; get more details about these tests at FamilyTreeDNA.com.