JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MyHeritage Introduces New Online Resource Center and Acquires Promethease and SNPedia #general

Jan Meisels Allen

During the MyHeritage LIVE user conference in Amsterdam, they announced a
new online resource center, MyHeritage Education. The center is available in
English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, and Norwegian. Additional languages
will be added in the future. The center includes learning materials to
assist you in learning about articles, how to videos and webinars, all about
and >from MyHeritage. To access the education feature go to:

To read more see their blog post at:

MyHeritage also acquired two new companies: SNPedia and Promethease by
acquiring the company that owned them: River Road Bio. is a wiki containing information linking genetic variants and
medical conditions as well as traits. This will remain a free resource for
the academic community and for consumers. is a literature retrieval service. It allows consumers to
upload their raw DNA data >from which ever DNA testing company they had their
test taken, to automatically compare it to SNPmedia to see relevant scientific
findings regarding their genome. This service will be free through the end of 2019.

Information on the purchase of the two companies may be read in the
MyHeritage press release at:

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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