Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MyHeritage and FamilySearch

MyHeritage and FamilySearch had announced a Strategic Partnership. This will mean MyHeritage users will benefit from the historical records digitised by FamilySearch and FamilySearch users will benefit from the more powerful search engine technologies created by MyHeritage.  FamilySearch will be able to use MyHeritage‚Äôs SuperSearch, which is a sophisticated search engine for historical records with Smart Matching, a means of matching up ancestors using a fuzzy matching algorithm, that overcomes minor errors and alternative spellings The full press release is at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131014006192/en , but Dick Eastman has also written an article about the partnership in his blog, with a follow-up article the next day. Dick goes into a quite a lot of detail with some excellent background information on both companies - a very informative and interesting read.

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