New Historical Records Added in the First Half of November 2019

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In the first half of November, MyHeritage added 18.8‬ million new records from 10 new collections: 1801 Norway Census, 1865 Norway Census, United Kingdom War Memorials 1914–1949, Estonia Gravestones 1812–2019, North Carolina Mecklenburg County Birth Index (1913–2019); Marriage Index (1884–2019) and Death Index (1916–2019), Pennsylvania, Lawrence County Index of Obituaries (1871–2016) and Index of Marriage Announcements (1858–2006), and Chile Electoral Rolls 2013.

Here is a breakdown of the new records:

CollectionDescription Number of RecordsLink to Search
1801 Norway Census
An index to the census records in Norway in 1801.878,975 recordsSearch collection now
1865 Norway Census
Same as above for 1865.
1,688,076 recordsSearch collection now
United Kingdom, War Memorials, 1914-1949
An index to details on soldiers from the United Kingdom that died during the wars in the early to mid 20th century.
1,107,431 recordsSearch collection now
Estonia, Gravestones, 1812-2019
An index of Estonian cemetery records from 1812 to 2019.702,498 records
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North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Birth Index, 1913-2019
An index of birth records from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina from 1913 to 2019.
882,189 records
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North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Marriage Index, 1884-2019
An index of marriage records from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina from 1913 to 2019.
548,948 records
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North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Death Index, 1916-2019
An index of death records from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina from 1916 to 2019.345,224 records

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Pennsylvania, Lawrence County Index of Obituaries, 1871-2016
An index of obituaries and death records from Lawrence County Pennsylvania for the years 1871 to 2016.
345,728 records

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Pennsylvania, Lawrence County Index of Marriage Announcement, 1858-2006
An index to marriage announcements from Lawrence County, Pennsylvania from 1858 to 2006.
232,655 records
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Chile, Electoral Rolls, 2013
An index to information about Chilean voters during the November 17, 2013 elections.12,070,068 recordsSearch collection now

1801 Norway Census

The 1801 census was carried out on Sunday, February 1, 1801, and is based on complete lists of individuals. The census contains the names of farms (in rural areas), the full names of inhabitants, the familial ties between household members, their age, marital status, and occupation. For married and previously married people, it was recorded how many times they had been married or widowed. The age listed was the age on the next birthday. The names of smallholdings are typically not included. People were registered in the regions where they belonged. Those who were absent, e.g. sailors, should be listed in their hometowns.

The department of statistics of the Exchequer in Copenhagen prepared the census and processed its results. In the rural districts, the census was carried out by parsons with the assistance of precentors and school teachers. In the towns the efforts were supervised by the Town Administration and carried out by the Subdivision Heads of each conscription district. The town lists are arranged by building numbers. This collection is provided through cooperation with the National Archives of Norway.

1865 Norway Census

This collection of over 1.68 million records is the first national census to list a place of birth for all persons recorded. This census contains the person’s name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, age, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information.

Censuses have been taken by the Norwegian government and by ecclesiastical officials for population studies and taxation purposes. Census and census-like records are found from the 1500s to 2000. After 1900, a national census was taken every 10 years until 2000. Access to the national census records is restricted for a period of 100 years after the date of enumeration. Generally, you will find more detailed family information in more recent censuses. Some known deficiencies in the 1865 original census material include records from Gol parish in Buskerud county, Holtålen Parish in Sør-Trøndelag county, Bjerke parish in the Nannestad dioceses in Akershus county, and at least 106 special lists in Kristiania (Old name for Oslo). This collection is provided through cooperation with the National Archives of Norway.

United Kingdom, War Memorials, 19141949

This free collection of 1.1 million records provides details on soldiers from the United Kingdom that died during the wars in the early to mid 20th century. During the first World War, alone, there was an average of over 450 British casualties per day. Information listed on these records may include: name, date of death or burial, burial place, and age at death. These records might also include rank, service and unit of the military as well as any honors earned during service.

The records primarily consist of soldiers from the First and Second World Wars with a few records from different wars. The number of British casualties was smaller in wars following World War II, and the number of records from other conflicts is consequently low. This collection content is copyright of the Imperial War Museums and the index is provided by MyHeritage free of charge as a beneficial service to the genealogy community

Estonia, Gravestones, 18122019

This collection includes information from Estonia cemeteries and consists of records from 1812-2019. These include the name of the deceased, birth date when available, death date when available, date of burial when available, and the name of the cemetery.

Cemeteries can help you trace the burial and or death place of an Estonian relative. Cemetery records may also help identify ancestors when access to church records and census records is limited, or the death was not recorded in other records.

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Birth Index, 19132019

This collection is an index of birth records from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The records may contain the first name, middle name, last name, gender, and date of birth of the individual. Mecklenburg County is the largest county in North Carolina by population, and its county seat is Charlotte

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Marriage Index, 18842019

This free collection is an index of marriage records from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The records may contain the following searchable information: first name, middle name, and last name of the bride and groom, and the marriage date of the couple. Records may also contain the marriage license number and the date of the application. Mecklenburg County is the largest county in North Carolina by population, and its county seat is Charlotte.

Most records in this collection are from the 20th century or later, with just three percent from before the year 1900. However, there is a select amount of records dated from before 1884, with approximately one percent of the collection falling under this category

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Death Index, 19162019

This free collection is an index of death records from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The records may contain the following searchable information: first name, middle name, last name, gender, and death date of the individual. Records may also contain the certificate number for the death. Mecklenburg County is the largest county in North Carolina by population, and its county seat is Charlotte.

In some cases, the gender is given as unknown along with a missing given name. This usually means the record is for a still-born baby. All records in this collection are from the 20th century or later. However, there is a select amount of records dated before 1916, with the earliest from 1908.

Pennsylvania, Lawrence County Index of Obituaries, 18712016

This collection includes an index of obituaries and death records from Lawrence County Pennsylvania for the years 1871-2016. A record may include the first and last name of the deceased, death date, date of death announcement, name of spouse, name of parent(s), and the name of the newspaper that published the information.

Obituaries can be a good source of information about a person and may also include information about the deceased’s family members. Often an obituary will include information such as the birth date, marriage date, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written.

Pennsylvania, Lawrence County Index of Marriage Announcement, 18582006

This collection includes marriage announcements from Lawrence County, Pennsylvania for the years 1858-2006. Records may include the first and last name of the bride and groom, the names of parent(s), the title of the newspaper that published the announcement, the page on which the announcement is located, the date of the marriage announcement, and the year of the marriage.

Marriage records are a valuable source of information. Marriage records found in newspapers are not limited to a specific form, like most government marriage records, therefore newspapers may contain details about a marriage not found elsewhere, such as names of siblings or other relatives. Newspapers can report marriages of people who no longer live in the area but who still have friends or family there.

Chile, Electoral Rolls, 2013

This collection of over 12 million records contains information about Chilean voters during the November 17, 2013 elections. Records include the names of voters and the location of the vote. The collection also includes records about canceled voters, mostly because of the death of the voter, and disqualified voters.

Summary

All these newly updated collections are now available through MyHeritage SuperSearch™. Searching these records is free, but a Data or Complete subscription is required to view the records, save them to your family tree, and access Record Matches. Our Record Matching technology will get to work and notify you automatically if any of these records mention a member of your family tree. You’ll then have the ability to review the record and decide if you’d like to add the new information to your family tree.

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We hope you enjoy searching these newly updated collections. If you make any interesting new family history discoveries, let us know in the comments below!

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  • Margaret McGinness


    November 19, 2019

    Last name: Wright, Randolph, Bland, Mallory.

  • Rosalie


    November 21, 2019

    I like it.

  • Thom Lord


    November 22, 2019

    I am more interested in any new records from Mexico dating 1895 and earlier

  • VJKNAIR


    November 22, 2019

    My father a soldier in Indian Army ASC was stationed at Rawalpindi and he among others were moved to Singapore sometime in 1941-42, probably in the Prince of Wales ship which was sunk by Japanese. He was missing in action and presumably dead. His name N.Gopala Kurup. Could you help me by tracing records, if any.

  • Emma Gee


    November 22, 2019

    Why can’t we see census data after 1939?

    • Esther


      November 24, 2019

      Hi Emma, Data from many recent censuses are not available due to privacy restrictions. For example, in the US, the 1940 Census is the most recent one available.

  • Brenda smith


    November 23, 2019

    Looking for birth record for Charles bickhardt

  • Mavonee Kirby


    November 23, 2019

    I am interested in learning more about my 4th great grandmother, Nancy Jane ‘Black’ Lipsec Brasher, who was 1/2 Cherokee Indian

  • Mavonee Kirby


    November 23, 2019

    I am interested in learning about my 4th great grandmother, Nancy Jane ‘Black’ who was 1/2 Cherokee Indian, born in 1769 & died in 1835. She married Col. John Lawrence Brasher born in 1769 and he had a residence in Tennessee at one time. I think the Price family descended from her.

  • Susana Leija


    November 24, 2019

    Do you have any records from Mexico?

  • Xenia


    November 24, 2019

    I’m interested in the birth records in Poland and Lithuania in period between 1890- 1895. A person I’m looking for Vilkovyskiy Boris (his father Michael or Mendel). Could you please help. Thank you.

  • MaryAnnKieffer


    November 25, 2019

    I am interested in marriage record in 1890?marriage record between 1890and 1895 in Buffalo ny between Michael Clark and Brigid McGee

  • george mchugh


    November 28, 2019

    Is the Prince Edward Island Canada census available .for around 1870-1880