The success of sites like Ancestry.com, as well as TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC, point towards the public’s interest in genealogy and one’s family roots. To help patrons researching their family tree, the Indiana Room at the Huntington Library has added another online resource to the list of tools library patrons can use for free—MyHeritage.
MyHeritage is a website for discovering, sharing and preserving family history. It offers online, mobile and software platforms to its users worldwide. Users can create their own online family tree, search for ancestors in billions of historical records, and share and preserve photos and videos while they discover and connect to new relatives. With 42 languages, 80 million users, 1.6 billion profiles and 28 million family trees, MyHeritage is a popular destination for family history research.
Library patrons can use MyHeritage completely free, at either the Huntington or Markle Libraries or from the comfort of one’s own home. To use the website, simply visit the Indiana Room’s page on the library’s website at http://hctpl.info/inrm. To log in, you simply need your library card number and 6-digit pin—the same information you use to check out books or view your library account online. For more information, such as tips and guidance with using the website, call the Indiana Room at 356-0824, or stop by for a visit. The Huntington Library can be found at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, 46750.