Watch a Special Webinar with MyHeritage’s Founder and CEO

Gilad Japhet is the Founder and CEO of the well-known genealogy company, MyHeritage. That company also sponsors this newsletter. I suspect that many genealogists will be interested in an informative free webinar that features an interview of Gilad. The webinar is hosted by Geoff Rasmussen (who is also well-known within the genealogy community for his many excellent webinars.)

The interview is a very frank and open webinar in which Gilad describes the beginnings of MyHeritage as well as its vision. Gilad is the only CEO of a large genealogy company that I know of who was an avid genealogist long before starting the company. He started young; I believe he became a genealogist when he was 13-years-old. He never looked back. In this interview filled with personal anecdotes, he includes key milestones and learnings along the way, including the intriguing story of a 70-year-old genealogical mystery that he tackled and solved.

The interview is part of a series of Legacy Family Tree Webinars so Gilad talks about the acquisition and future plans for that company as well.

You can view the webinar with Gilad Japhet at: Again, the webinar is available free of charge.


I was going to comment that you missed the webinar until I re-read the post. I even noted that we had shockingly “warm” summer weather here in northern New England on Wednesday which could well have fried all reason from our heads. Apparently all reason was wrested from my brain instead!!
It is a very good interview, and well worth watching.


Very enjoyable story. Also very impressed by the support and encouragement Gilead received from his wife when he talked about giving up his relatively safe career in high tech and putting everything they owned at risk by striking out on his own in a field that didn’t have much prospect of being very profitable. He is a lucky man to have found such a jewel and convinced her to marry him.


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