MyHeritage Genealogy Search Engine – Significant Update Launched

MyHeritage Genealogy Search Engine – Significant Update Launched


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:

Click to view photo in full size– Arizona birth and death certificates
– Facebook
– Digg
– 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!

But if you don’t have dates or places, that’s ok – our search engine will still target the most relevant databases for you based on the information you enter. Click to view photo in full size

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!

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  • Sarah

    February 24, 2009

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  • Calvin Little

    February 25, 2009

    This looks good, but how do I use it? In other words, How do I go about taking advantage of this service ? And how do I go about exporting my information to the program so it can be used by others ?

    Calvin Little