I normally don't mind who gets credit, but when there's a billion free records on the line, I don't mind giving myself a little public pat on the back. For the first time ever, MyHeritage is opening their entire collection of census records - 94 different databases containing more than 1 billion records, many of which are only available at MyHeritage - for free for a week - as part of their 8 billion historical records milestone celebration.
In the brief time we've been under new ownership, I've passed along many of your suggestions to MyHeritage management, including one of my own - "why don't we show off your census records for free for a time?" I knew they had lots of records that weren't available anywhere else, and this might be a nice way to introduce these exclusive databases to the public. Well...they listened, and between now and August 20, anyone can search these databases without the usually-required Data subscription.
You all know that much of our Legacy software's success comes as a direct result of your suggestions. It looks like MyHeritage is anxious to continue this tradition. Of course, time will tell, but this is a great start!
Which records are free on MyHeritage?
|Number of census records||700,465,273||213,519,384||28,167,687||46,583,546||33,428,981||62,057,547|
|Years covered||1790 – 1940||1801 – 1911||1825 – 1911||1880 – 1920||1657 – 1915||1850 – 1930|
|Exclusive to MyHeritage||Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880-1920||Finland Church Census and Pre-Confirmation Books, 1657-1915||Many of the Danish Censuses|
|Link to search||Search U.S. Census Records for Free||Search U.K. and Ireland Census Records for Free||Search Canada Census Records for Free||Search Sweden Census Records for Free||Search Finland Census Records for Free||Search Denmark Census Records for Free|
Click on the links above to search the records, or click here to read their full announcement.