The following announcement was sent to Olive Tree Genealogy by MyHeritage. MyHeritage was the first to put up indexes of the newly released 1940 U.S. Census and they continue to lead the field in their endeavors
largest family network unveils new mobile experience for searching
historical records, including the 1940 U.S. Census, on iPhone, iPad and
PROVO, Utah & LONDON & TEL AVIV, Israel – April 5, 2012: MyHeritage,
the most popular family network on the web, today announced the ability
to search billions of historical records, including the 1940 U.S.
Census, on-the-go via a new version of the free MyHeritage Mobile App
for iPhone, Android and iPad. The new version 1.2 of the MyHeritage App
also searches more than 22 million family trees, helping users with
their family history research. The move further extends MyHeritage’s
leadership by offering an intuitive and exciting experience for families
to discover more about the lives of their American relatives in 1940
and to trace their roots around the world, all on-the-go.
MyHeritage Mobile App was first introduced in December 15, 2011 and has
since amassed an install base of more than 500,000. In addition to
searching historical content, it allows users to take their family tree
on-the-go with an attractive display specially suited for mobile
devices, capture family moments for future generations and stay in touch
with family anytime, anywhere.
millions of people rush to satisfy their curiosity and access the 1940
US census - one of the most significant sets of historical records ever
to be released - MyHeritage is currently the only commercial player
offering both a complete set of images from all US states and a
preliminary searchable index, available via the new MyHeritage App and
on www.myheritage.com/1940census. Access is completely free and no registration is required.
3.8 million images of the 1940 U.S. Census, and the initial collection
of indexed records searchable by names, facts and other criteria, are
now available to explore for free on the MyHeritage App, downloadable
from the App Store or Google Play (formerly
Android Market). The app can search the entire MyHeritage data
collection of more than four billion records, many exclusive to
MyHeritage, including birth, marriage, death, immigration and military
records, census records, newspapers, yearbooks and much more. Available
in more than 20 languages, the app enables family history lovers all
over the world to explore their family’s history.