Record Week: Search One Billion Census Records for Free!

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In celebration of our recent milestone — surpassing 8 billion historical records on SuperSearch — we’re happy to announce that we’re making all of our major census collections from the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Canada, and Nordic countries free for all users for one week!

Starting on Monday, August 14, and for a period of one week, no Data subscription will be required, and you can search through this treasure trove of census records for free. That’s 94 collections, containing over 1 billion census records!

With our earliest census records dating as far back as 1657, and the latest ones extending until 1940, these records are an excellent way to learn more about the lives of your ancestors and to add details to your family tree.

What can census records reveal about your family?

Census records contain valuable information just waiting to be discovered. They provide a unique view into the lives of your ancestors at the time of the census, making them a basic foundation of your family history research.

Each record typically includes details such as the names of household members, ages, places of birth, residence, occupation, immigration, citizenship details, marriage information, military service and more. Some countries recorded religious affiliation as well.

Used by governments worldwide to enumerate populations, in the world of genealogy, census records can reveal information about the daily lives of your ancestors that can be added to your family tree. Families can be traced from each census over the years, and often from location to location throughout the country.

Census records can also lead to new connections and relatives. You may be searching for one ancestor and discover additional family members or friends living in the same household whom you knew nothing about.

Which records are free on MyHeritage?

Countries
US

U.K. & Ireland
Canada

Sweden

Finland

Denmark

Number of census records700,465,273213,519,384 28,167,687 46,583,546 33,428,981 62,057,547
Years covered1790 – 19401801 – 19111825 – 19111880 – 19201657 – 19151850 – 1930
Exclusive to MyHeritageSweden Household Examination Books, 1880-1920Finland Church Census and Pre-Confirmation Books, 1657-1915Many of the Danish Censuses
Link to searchSearch U.S. Census Records for FreeSearch U.K. and Ireland Census Records for FreeSearch Canada Census Records for FreeSearch Sweden Census Records for FreeSearch Finland Census Records for FreeSearch Denmark Census Records for Free

Conclusion

To celebrate our 8 billion records milestone, searching and viewing all of our major census collections is completely free for the week of Aug 14th until Aug 20. This covers more than one billion census records from the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. It is available to users of MyHeritage as well as people who have never used MyHeritage before.

A MyHeritage Data subscription is still required to view records from other collections, and for saving records to your family tree or confirming Record Matches with any collection.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore one billion census records for free. If you haven’t used MyHeritage before, this is a perfect opportunity to give it a try.

Enjoy!

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    • Aaron


      August 14, 2017

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  • Johan Vanderwerff


    August 14, 2017

    What about the Netherlands and Germany. Is any information included from those countries as well?

    • Aaron


      August 14, 2017

      Hi Johan
      Records from those countries are not included in this special promotion. However there were many people from those countries who left to settle in America, or other countries, and so can be found within these free collections.
      Thanks

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

    I so badly want to learn more. MY grandparents both came from Denmark and apparently about the same area. Cousin, now deceased corresponded with relatives. I didn’t when I could have, learned who and where. I am 87 and starting to push 88 and feel like I’m on a time limit. These grandparents both from Schleswig (__nig, ___wen) city or area. Apparently Lutheran. Can you help me?

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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    August 14, 2017

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      August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

    I AM TRYING TO FIND INFO ON LUKE DUFFY 1790-1850. HE IS BURIED IN KILLYSBEG CEMETERY. I AM UNABLE TO LOCATE HIS PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS. FROM AN OLD LETTER, ONE OF HIS FEMALE RELATIVES WAS A SEXTON, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE THAT NAME ALSO. THANK YOU MICHAEL L JONES LV NV

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    August 15, 2017

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  • Denzil Berger


    August 15, 2017

    Does any one have any information regarding William Janar Henry Berger born about 1872? born County Kerry.
    Did enlist in the General Service Cavalry19th August 1890 age 182/13 years, also served in the 20th Hussars.
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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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      August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

    Ireland 1841

  • Patricia Bromley (nee Moore)


    August 15, 2017

    I was born in Birmingham in 1931, my parents were William Richard Moore (1906) and
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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 15, 2017

    I am wondering if you have birth and or death records for St. George’s, Grenada BWI?
    My Grandfather
    Vivian Bruce Scott, born February 23rd 1890, United Kingdom and also my Grandmother Octavia Scott.
    My Grandfather was a mechanic. He worked in and around the Caribbean and also with the construction of the Panama Canal back in the day.

    Thank You for your Time.

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    August 15, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

    Do you have Scottish records ?

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

    I am researching the Death family. I have Benjamin and Charlotte with 3 daughters. Ben. born 1806, but
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    August 16, 2017

    I am looking for any Maramaldi or Catrone , my mother’s side. Lived in /east boston ma.
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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

    I am a member of Myheritage and would like to take advantage of your free census search

    • Aaron


      August 17, 2017

      Hi Linda, you can click on the link above to get started.

  • James W Halliday


    August 16, 2017

    Census records for Scotland are no good to me unless dated before 1814 when my ancestors moved to Canada in Nova Scotia.

  • David Sweeney


    August 16, 2017

    I am looking For my G.Grandfather John or Joseph Sweeney born in Ireland in 1850 or1855 I believe he immigrated to Phila. Pa. USA in1867. I know for a fact he was married to Margarette [ Liethead ]

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    August 16, 2017

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    August 16, 2017

    I am looking for my birth parents. I was adopted in San Jose,CA. when I was 5 days old. My mother was from Salinas,CA. and she was Greek and so was my birth father. She got pregnant and my birth father went to the Korean War.She went to San Jose to be with her cousin until the baby came. She tried to get me back for two years. I was born on June 25,1952. Can anyone help me connect.It was a closed adoption, my birth mother’s name could have been Christina.

  • Jeanne Tucker


    August 16, 2017

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  • Debra


    August 16, 2017

    I am building a tree. When I click on the person that I am trying to research, (has a “clue”), I am taken to the subscription page, and not the census I was wanting.

    • Aaron


      August 17, 2017

      Hi Debra, to access the free records you need to click the links in the post above. Thanks.

  • andrew steele


    August 17, 2017

    I am trying to trace teenage friends from the 50;s How do i do this and where do i start Thanks
    Andrew Steele

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    August 17, 2017

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    • Aaron


      August 17, 2017

      Hi Sonia, please click on the links above in the blog post.

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    August 17, 2017

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    August 17, 2017

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    August 17, 2017

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    August 17, 2017

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  • Glenn


    August 17, 2017

    I have tried to access your free offering but each time payment is requested?

    • Jessica Katz


      August 20, 2017

      Hi Glenn, please use the links in the above blog post listed in the chart to access the free collections. Today is the last day for searching US, UK, Ireland, Canada and Scandinavian census records for free. Best, Jess — MyHeritage Team

  • Sandra Kovener


    August 17, 2017

    I searched for my ggg-grandfather on the 1820 census, Jackson Co, Indiana. After searching several different ways, I never did find him. I know that his family is on it because I do have a copy of the page packed away–somewhere! Is Indiana 1820 not complete? Love your site, not a subscriber but think I will be soon!! Would make a nice birthday gift.

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    August 17, 2017

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    August 17, 2017

    I would like to know where the name Glover originated from

  • MICHAEL L JONES


    August 17, 2017

    I AM TRYING TO LOCATE PARENTS OF EDWARD KEHOE 1790-???? AND LUKE DUFFY 1790-1850……EDWARD WAS MARRIED TO BRIDGET CULLEN AND LUKE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET CANTWELL, THANK YOU MICHAEL L JONES LV NV

  • Michelle Wilson


    August 17, 2017

    Searching for Frederick Joseph Farley born Drogheda Ireland -1869-belived to have left Ireland in 1892. Found in Baltimore Md. on 21930 Census. Possibly had been in Canada or Australia between 1892 and 1930. Believed to have died between 1935 and 1940. Last known address on 1930 census was “Inasmuch MIssion on Saratoga St. Baltimore as a lodger.”

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    August 17, 2017

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    August 17, 2017

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    August 17, 2017

    Records for Joseph Harvey World War 1 engineer

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    August 18, 2017

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    August 18, 2017

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    August 18, 2017

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    August 18, 2017

    I’ve been enjoying using the free access this week to fill in some holes in my family tree, using the UK Census records.

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    August 18, 2017

    Great news.

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    August 19, 2017

    would like to find any thing about Thomas Levin Young

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    August 19, 2017

    My last name is Huntoon and my mother’s was Lyons trying to figure out where we are from. I know she was Irish and my dad was black foot Indian.

  • Ed Zimmerman


    August 19, 2017

    This is wonderful ! Hope I can now break thru that stone wall that has kept me from tracing my family back earlier than my great grandfather born in 1793. Thank you for this help.

  • Jan


    August 19, 2017

    Many thanks for the access to Census records. I think I have found a few new names to add to my tree, and will look forward to doing more research to confirm those details.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Mary Anne (Myers/Stewart) Fuizzotti


    August 19, 2017

    Sounds great since I have limited knowledge of how to search (took beginning genealogy class several years ago). I’ve been trying to find info on my grandfather, who died in 1917-’18. Have no family members who knew him personally.

  • Rose Valerio


    August 20, 2017

    Searching for an ancestor

  • David Stevens


    August 20, 2017

    Do you have any Russian records (census), my grandfather who’s name was Davis Onitzsky came to Britain between 1891 and 1901. I’ve found him on British census.
    I’ve checked your USA and found quite a lot, most with similar spellings.
    Also do you have directory enquiries or modern census for USA?

    • Jessica Katz


      August 22, 2017

      Hi David,
      Here is a link to all of our Russian records from 1755-1919: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Russia/russia-genealogy-vital-records
      In terms of modern census records for the USA, MyHeritage has the full set of USA census records from 1790 to 1940, with a total of 650 million names. These records constitute the single most important source of documentation for family history in the USA. The most recent USA census available to us at present is the 1940 census, due to a 72-year privacy restriction.
      Thanks,
      Jess / MyHeritage Team

  • María J. D.Sabariego


    August 22, 2017

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  • Lois Staber


    August 22, 2017

    I am looking for information on Lempi Mantyla Forsberg, born 12/06/1892 in Honkajoki and later moved to Turku. Also information on her daughter Elma Forsberg Junger from Turku area.

  • Joy Spence


    August 30, 2017

    Hi Uri, I am now looking for James Spence and family from Orkney Islands to Pittenween Scotland. Have just visited Orkney and Pittenweem from Australia. Unexpectally stayed in a house built from James. Have found our Lindsay ancestor murdered the first Earl of the Boyes Lyons at Glamis. The Queen is a direct decestant. The current Earl is the 19th. I love the family tree you have discovered for me. Am looking forward to visiting Canada with my husband. This trip is with my daughter and grandson. Kind regards Joy Spence.

  • John Thomas Cook


    September 12, 2017

    I am looking for the parents or siblings of Albert G. Cook, who was born in 1808 in Barren County, Kentucky. I believe his parents may been from North Carolina, but that link is very weak. Any help would be appreciated. Albert had a lot of Scandinavian ancestry. Thanks