MyHeritage: Millions of new records now live!

MyHeritage: Millions of new records now live!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added more than 160 million new US and UK historical records to SuperSearch, MyHeritage’s powerful search engine for historical records.

These records come from hundreds of collections, including such vital records as births, baptisms, marriages and deaths, military records, censuses and many more.

Search the records now

Our matching technologies have been unleashed on these collections and MyHeritage users will receive Record Matches for all records which match profiles in their family trees. Members can save matches and import new information directly to their family trees using our extract information feature.

Our Record Detective technology will ensure that each record points to even more records, turning a single discovery into a door to more. Each record will display a summary of additional records and individuals in family trees relating to the record you’re viewing.

This provides significant new opportunities for MyHeritage users to discover their family histories and grow their family trees.

Make sure to register for our upcoming webinar showcasing the new records. Read more about the webinar below.

Here’s a short overview of some of the new collections:

For the UK, we’ve added more than 118 million new records. The largest UK collection – “England Births and Christenings” – dates back to 1538 and contains over 192 million names, including births and christenings from various localities. In this collection, we were able to locate William Shakespeare’s christening record in Stratford-On-Avon, Warwick, England — as well as christening records for his three children; Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith.

Birth record of William Shakespeare, from England Births and Christenings collection, 1538-1975 (Click to zoom).

Birth record of William Shakespeare, from England Births and Christenings collection, 1538-1975 (Click to zoom).

We’ve added more than 42 million US records, including, death, burial, marriage, military, and many other types. Here’s an example of a 1920 US marriage record from our Washington, County Marriages collection, which dates back to 1855.

Marriage record from Washington, County Marriages collection, 1855-2008 (Click to zoom).

Marriage record from Washington, County Marriages collection, 1855-2008 (Click to zoom).

How can I access this content?

MyHeritage data subscriptions provide unlimited access to all Record Matches and all historical records. Don’t have a data subscription yet? Read more about our annual subscription.

We’ve also made searching for your ancestors by geographic locations even easier with an intuitive map search, providing results relevant to only specific locations. This is helpful when you’re looking for a person from a certain location.

Over the next few weeks, this blog will be spotlighting some of these newly-acquired  US and UK collections, and those of other countries, so stay tuned.


Want to learn more about the new collections, what information they contain and how they can help you research your family history? Join our free webinar on Wednesday February 12, 2014, at the following times:

  • 2 PM CST
  • 3 PM EST
  • 8 PM GMT

Mike Mansfield, Director of Content Production, will review US records; Laurence Harris, MyHeritage’s Head of Genealogy UK will present the new UK records, and MyHeritage’s Chief Genealogist Daniel Horowitz will provide an overview of our matching technologies to advance your family history research.

Register for the webinar

Historical records are key to researching family history. They tell stories about our ancestors’ lives and provide new information leading to additional discoveries. This valuable, rich content will fuel many new family connections for MyHeritage users.

MyHeritage is committed to adding more digitized historical content to help you uncover your past through family history research.

We invite you to search these collections to see what you’ll discover. Will you be at Rootstech 2014 in February? If so, stop by our booth (#605) and a MyHeritage team member will be happy to demonstrate our technologies and these new collections.

We look forward to hearing about your new family history discoveries!

The MyHeritage Team


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  • Cecil Lionel Racine

    February 1, 2014

    The best of the best system.
    Keep it up.

  • Julie Kjelshus

    June 27, 2017

    My family Tree contains Germans from Russia;& Polish
    My husbands Tree is Norweign