Our latest addition this week makes the MyHeritage genealogy search engine much more powerful. We have expanded our database to create our most comprehensive genealogical search engine yet: With MyHeritage Research you can now search more than 12 billion names in 1,526 databases.
And you can still access it directly from within Family Tree Builder to fill in those gaps in your family tree!
This week we have expanded our database by more than 150 new sources. Here are some of the new databases:
- Arizona birth and death certificates
- Spock - People search engine
- US Social Security Death Index from 1937-2007
- Michigan Census
- German Immigrants Database
- Palatines to America
- BMD Registers UK
- European Patent Office
- Many more
More specialized genealogy gems such as:
- Prague Police HQ Conscriptions (1850-1914)
- Consolidated Index of Sephardic Surnames
Using the Advanced Search option, you can add birth and death dates, and specify the country in which your ancestor was born or died. Based on the information you enter, our search engine will automatically select the databases most relevant to your search.
By the way: There is a lot more information on the Advanced Search on our genealogy blog!
You can perform a name search using either an Exact, Soundex spelling match, or our unique Megadex spelling variations. Megadex allows you to choose from the most commonly used spelling variations of last names, cutting down on the time needed to research name variations.
In addition to these new features, MyHeritage searches allow you to store and annotate your searches for further reference. These tools allow you to focus on the results, not the mechanics of your search.
We hope the upgraded search will make it easier for you to research your family history and grow your family tree. You can read more about it on our genealogy blog. Let us know what you think and if you find these additions useful. Enjoy!