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MyHeritage adds millions of historical records

We've recently added millions of new records to MyHeritage's data collections.

The international collections include headstones, military records, yearbooks and even wanted posters and mugshots!

The records are searchable on MyHeritage's SuperSearch engine and are integrated with MyHeritage's Record Matching technology. This means that MyHeritage users will automatically receive notifications about records from these collections that match individuals in their family trees.

Here's some more information and links to the main collections we've added:

Interment.net - We've licensed a collection of over 4 million online international cemetery entries from Interment.net. This is a fantastic resource to find burial information about relatives from around the globe.

Genealogy Today - We've partnered with Genealogy Today to provide over 750,000 documents and high quality images from a wide range of fascinating sources including school catalogs, telephone directories, Masonic lodge rosters, funeral notices, insurance claims, church member lists, prison records, criminal mugshots and wanted posters.

Historic U.S. Maps - United States property atlases, antiquarian maps, nautical charts, bird's-eye views and special collections (including celestial maps, portraits, and other historical images). With more than 1.5 million individual map images to explore, find out where your ancestors lived, see the names of their neighbors and trace the former owners of the land which could well be ancestors of your ancestors.

Canadian Headstones - We've partnered with CanadianHeadstones.com to provide 500,000 images and transcriptions of Canadian headstones, helping you research your Canadian ancestry.

U.S. Army Casualties 1961 - 1981
- This collection contains information about U.S. Army personnel and their dependents who died or were injured worldwide, including missing-in-action and prisoners of war. It includes a large number of records relating to the Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1975.

British Militia Attestations Index, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1872 - 1915
This collection currently contains the names of over 86,000 recruits from across England and Scotland and an index of a further 12,500 men from Ireland. These documents were completed at the time of recruitment and contain much personal data which is extremely useful for genealogical research.

We've added hundreds of other unique collections extremely useful for searching specific locations or events. Here are some examples:

Below are examples of some of the interesting records we've added today:

A wanted poster for Joe Displane, accused of armed robbery, Nov 3, 1930

A wanted poster for Joe Displane, accused of armed robbery, Nov 3, 1930

A US ration book from WWII

A US ration book from WWII

A Canadian headstone from 1904

A Canadian headstone from 1904

These important documents are great sources of information and provide opportunities to learn more about your ancestors.

Stay tuned for more exciting record collections to follow. We have some very exciting news about new record collections that we will be able to share soon.

Happy searching!

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Comments (10) Trackbacks (4)
  1. This is brilliant news... I am of Jamaican descent, sometimes difficult to access records. Are there any plans to acquire records that may help some of us from the Caribbean?
  2. Hi everybody,
    I did found some very interesting record of some of my ancestors.
    What is the situation with European records, like Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, etc. ?
    And what's about records from South America ?
    I can imagine, it's not easy to get historic records from this countries. But, Do You have any conception of time ?
    Best regards
  3. When will we be able to copy newspaper articles and paste them into our tree as opposed to writing them in ?
  4. Hi Remo and Bev, thanks for the comments. We will be adding lots more records from Europe and the rest of the world. Watch this space.
  5. Hi Chiquita, thanks for the comment. We are currently working on importing records straight into your family tree profiles. Watch this space for more updates.
  6. Thanks Emma, I look forward to it
  7. Thank You, Emma, for the good news!
    I will stay tuned ;-)
  8. Anything from the John Thomas Willard History would be appreciated. Thanks
  9. I would love to now my Dutch ancestors .But dont now how to go about it
  10. Would like to know more about the Perry, Perreira family that came to Hawaii from Portugal, I believe it would have been in the 1800s

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