MyHeritage Acquires Millennia Corp. and its Legacy Family Tree Software

By Diane Haddad

Israel-based genealogy website MyHeritage announced late yesterday that it has purchased Millennia Corp., developer of Legacy Family Tree software and the Legacy webinars program.

“The acquisition will introduce MyHeritage users to Legacy’s valuable genealogical webinars, and will also provide Legacy’s hundreds of thousands of users with improved resources and access to new services,” say spokespeople Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage and Geoff Rasmussen of Millennia in a joint email.

Here’s what this means for you:

Legacy Family Tree Software

Legacy Family Tree software will continue to be offered. The next version (10), now underway, will feature optional syncing with family trees on the MyHeritage website and with the MyHeritage mobile app.

Legacy Family Tree already syncs with the FamilySearch unified Family Tree, but it’s currently the only one of the top
genealogy programs that doesn’t sync with a website that allows members to keep their own, limited-access family trees. Competitors Family Tree Maker and RootsMagic software both sync with member trees in addition to the FamilySearch tree.

Family Tree Builder Software

MyHeritage has its own software, a free program called Family Tree Builder that syncs with MyHeritage online trees and with the MyHeritage app. Horowitz told me that Family Tree Builder also will continue to be offered, but I wouldn’t be surprised if MyHeritage eventually streamlines its software offerings.

Webinars and Discounts

Legacy Family Tree customers will receive discounts on MyHeritage services and DNA kits, and MyHeritage will keep offering Legacy Family Tree webinars. All Millennia employees will be retained as employees of MyHeritage.

See more details on the MyHeritage blog and Millennia’s Legacy News blog.