New version of MyHeritage adds maps, search and social features

85v1-max-250x250Leading Israel-based genealogy website has launched a new version of its popular Family Tree Builder. It’s more “colourful” than before and also adds photo slideshows and a screensaver that displays photos using tagging and face recognition technology.

The site has also launched something called “Family Chat” in a new toolbar. The toolbar adds search and social features to the site including a video chat designed specifically for family use, which includes birthday reminders. There’s also more sophisticated support for uploading and organising photos, videos and documents.


Genealogy is a growth area at the moment. According to, Family Tree Builder has already been downloaded more than 5 million times. The site itself is now available in 34 language and hosts 360 million profiles.