This initiative is endorsed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and features Maureen Taylor, the world renowned "Photo Detective", who will be sharing tips for understanding photos through a video, a webinar, and appearances on US national television.
Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogical Officer at MyHeritage, stated, "We've launched a special website detailing ways to get involved. It's full of tips and tricks for helping people understand the clues in their old family photos and explains the importance of family photos for family history research. We give suggestions for preserving photos and creative ideas for getting the younger generations involved.
"We've also announced today that we have the world's largest international collection of old family photos online. MyHeritage users from around the world have contributed and shared family photos on the site and those that were shared publicly are searchable by name, date, location and keywords via SuperSearch.
"Lastly, we've doubled our free photo storage allocation to enable users to upload and share more photos on their private family sites at no cost."
The "Treasure Family Photos" website can be found at: http://www.myheritage.com/photos and a video with Maureen Taylor can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMiRUC29ixo or click on the video player below. You can also find more information on the MyHeritage blog at http://blog.myheritage.com/2013/08/myheritage-launches-global-initiative-treasure-family-photos/.