Free Access to All German Records on MyHeritage 

Free Access to All German Records on MyHeritage 

Did you know that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 17% of Americans claim German roots?

October 3 marks German Unity Day, and to celebrate, we are offering free access to all German records on MyHeritage. This is an exciting opportunity for all our users who have German heritage to connect with their roots. 

German Unity Day celebrates the reunion of East and West Germany in 1990. It symbolizes freedom, unity, and democracy, ending the division the country faced post World War II. It’s a day when German people celebrate their shared history and values. To commemorate this significant event, MyHeritage is offering free access to over 197 million German historical records from October 1–5, 2023!

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MyHeritage is home to 65 valuable historical record collections from Germany. Alongside birth, marriage, and death records going back to the 16th century, MyHeritage offers a number of exclusive record collections from Prussia, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Hesse as well as emigration records from Southwestern Germany and Hamburg to Australasia.

If you’ve ever been curious about your German lineage, now’s your chance to explore the extensive resources available and maybe uncover unknown ancestors or learn fascinating details about your ancestors’ lives during pivotal moments in German history.

Browse through a rich collection of German documents, including vital records, census data, military records, and a lot more. Learn more about your ancestors, grow your family tree, and possibly connect with living relatives you weren’t aware of. 

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