Much earlier than the Elvis came along in Tupelo, Miss., in 1935, a baby girl named Elvis was born in 1817 in England.
With the recent announcement from MyHeritage that the website now includes 5 billion historical records, folks there had fun searching the site for famous names—including James Bond, Elizabeth Taylor and others—in the site’s birth, marriage, death, immigration, military and other collections. Fun facts they found are in an infographic on the MyHeritage blog.
MyHeritage, which also owns the World Vital Records and Geni websites, has quickly become a formidable family history resource. So quickly that many genealogists aren’t familiar with the research potential in the site’s record collections, Super Search search engine, Record Matching tools, and family trees.
You can find out how to discover your ancestors with MyHeritage and its sister sites in our Making MyHeritage Work for You webinar with Gena Philibert-Ortega. It’s happening Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. MT, 4 p.m. PT). The webinar includes
- a tour of the MyHeritage and World Vital Records historical record collections, photographs and family trees
- how to use the Super Search and Record Detective features
- how to use the site’s tools to connect with cousins
- how to create a family website, chart, timeline and calendar on MyHeritage
- how to use Geni.com
Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive access to view the webinar again whenever you want, plus your own copy of the presentation slides.