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Historical Records Added in March 2022

We are delighted to share that in March 2022 we added 18.1 million historical records in 12 collections from countries across the globe, including Australia, Austria, France, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, and Ukraine. With this addition, the total number of historical records on MyHeritage now adds up to 16.9 billion. 

Here are more details about each of the collections.

CollectionDescription Number of RecordsLink to Search

Australia, Queensland Funeral Home and Burial Records
An index of funeral home and cemetery burial records from Queensland, Australia633,015 recordsSearch collection now

Austria, Land Ownership Index, 1817-1829
An index of land ownership records from the Austrian Empire338,074 recordsSearch collection now

Austria, Mauthausen Death Book

An index of records from Mauthausen, a concentration camp in Austria38,206 recordsSearch collection now

Bucovina, Jewish Birth Records
An index of Jewish birth records from the Bucovina region, which now belongs to northeastern Romania

60,402 records

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France, Births and Baptisms
An index of birth and baptism records from France between the years 1546 to 189613,994,927 recordsSearch collection now

France, Index of Official Notifications from Bulletin des Lois, 1806-1918
An index of public notifications published in Bulletin des Lois with images2,235,890 recordsSearch collection now

France, Saône-et-Loire, Military Conscriptions, 1867-1940
A database of registers of military conscriptions records from the years 1867-1940244,796 recordsSearch collection now

France, Vienne Military Draft Cards, 1867-1921
An index of military draft cards for men born between the years 1867 to 1921 from the Vienne department of France436,542 recordsSearch collection now

Grodno Gubernia, Voters Lists, 1912
An index of individuals from Grodno Gubernia who were eligible to vote in the Russian parliamentary elections in 191251,685 recordsSearch collection now

Scotland, High Court Precognitions and Trial Papers
An index of precognitions and trial papers from the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland138,934 recordsSearch collection now

Jewish Arrivals in Switzerland
An index of Jews who were admitted to Switzerland during World War II10,316 recordsSearch collection now

Ukraine, Odessa Birth Records
An index of Jewish birth records from Odessa, Ukraine between the years 1878 to 190013,190 recordsSearch collection now

Australia, Queensland Funeral Home and Burial Records

This collection contains funeral home and cemetery burial records from Queensland, Australia. Records typically contain the full name of the deceased, age at death, burial date, burial place, and various notes. Each record also indicates whether the record is from a funeral home or a cemetery.

Cemetery burial records normally provide the name of the cemetery and the town within Queensland, while funeral home records generally mention only the town within Queensland.

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Austria, Land Ownership Index, 1817–1829

This collection from the Austrian Empire contains land ownership records, known as the Franciscean Cadastre (Franziszeischer Kataster). The records list owners of houses living in Lower Austria (1817/1824), Upper Austria (1824/1826), or Salzburg (1829). Records usually contain the first and last name of the individual and the place of residence, where the place of residence may include the village, cadastral community, district, or quarter within Austria.

Records may also include the name of the house, house number, cadastral community number, map number, tax district, the individual’s occupation, and in some cases, the individual’s spouse if available.

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Austria, Mauthausen Death Book 

This collection, which was provided to MyHeritage by JewishGen, contains records from Mauthausen, a Nazi concentration camp located in Austria. From the camp’s establishment in 1938 until its liberation on May 5, 1945, over 195,000 prisoners were held in Mauthausen. These records contain the name of the decedent, the date and place of birth, the date and place of death, nationality, and the reason for arrest. Records may also include the arrival date at the concentration camp, transfers, and occupation of the deceased.

Mauthausen was the main concentration camp of a group with more than 50 subcamps located throughout Austria and southern Germany. Initially German and Austrian criminals were sent there. Later, Poles, Soviets, Jews and other prisoners of war were sent there as well.

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Bucovina, Jewish Birth Records

This database, which was also provided to MyHeritage by JewishGen, contains Jewish birth records from the Bucovina region, which is now part of northeastern Romania. Records include the name of the child, their birth date and place, parents’ names, and registration information. Records may also include grandparents’ names and witnesses, and date of death.

Most birth records are from the regions of Kimpolung (Campulung Moldovensec), Gurahumora (Gura Humorului), Radautz (Rădăuţi), and Suczawa (Suceava). The original records can be found at the Suceava County branch of the National Archives of Romania (Arhivele Naţionale ale României).

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France, Births and Baptisms 

This collection contains birth and baptism records from France between the years 1546 and 1896. Records may include the name of the child, birth date and place, baptism date and place, gender, date of death, the names and birth information of the parents, and the names of the child’s grandparents.

This collection includes records from several departments in France. The time period changes according to locality.

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France, Index of Official Notifications from Bulletin des Lois, 1806–1918

This collection contains an index of public notifications published in Bulletin des Lois. The index records, depending on the specific type of notice, contain names, names of spouses, birth dates, marriage dates, death dates, and associated places from various types of public notices including: military pensions, civil pensions, naturalizations, military decorations, name changes, patent awards, appointments, and other various governmental announcements. The image of the publication associated with each index record should be examined to understand the full extent of the notification’s contents.

Bulletin des Lois (Bulletin of the Laws) was a government gazette or official publication of the French government starting during the French Revolution in December 1793. Bulletin des Lois was published until 1931 when its function was subsumed by the Journal officiel de la République française (Official Journal of the French Republic).

This collection was added following MyHeritage’s acquisition of Filae.

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France, Saône-et-Loire, Military Conscriptions, 1867–1940

This collection is a database of registers of military conscriptions records from the years 1867–1940. Records include the full name of the enlisted soldier, birth year, date and place of enlistment, and registration number.

This index was provided by the Saône-et-Loire Departmental Archive. For legal reasons, only people born more than 120 years ago can be found in this index.

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France, Vienne Military Draft Cards, 1867–1921

This collection from the Vienne department of France contains records of military draft cards for men born between the years 1867 and 1921. Records contain information about the drafted individual including name, date and place of birth, year and place of draft registration, names of parents, and entry number.

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Grodno Gubernia, Voters Lists, 1912

This collection, provided to MyHeritage by JewishGen, includes the names of individuals who were eligible to vote in the Russian parliamentary elections in 1912. Records include the individual’s given name, surname, residence, and father’s name. Only men above the age of 25 were permitted to vote, therefore the lists only include men.

Grodno Gubernia was one of over 60 gubernias in Czarist Russia at that time. Grodno Gubernia was divided into nine districts: Bialystok, Bielsk, Brest, Grodno, Kobrin, Pruzhany, Slonim, Sokolka, and Volkovysk. About 80 percent of the voters were Jewish.

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Scotland, High Court Precognitions and Trial Papers

This collection consists of 3 sets held at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh (AD14, AD15, and JC26), collectively titled Scotland’s Criminal Database. The index contains precognitions (AD14 and AD15) and trial papers (JC26) of the High Court of Justiciary, which is the highest criminal court in Scotland. Records may contain the full name of the individual, age, residence, date and place of the event, name of the court, and various information related to the proceeding.

The High Court deals with the most heinous of crimes, including murder and treason; however, appeals and cases of repeat offenders of more minor crimes may also be heard. Precognitions refer to a process before the trial undergone by the Lord Advocate’s office where witnesses would be examined and statements made. This information could then be used by the prosecutor. The trial papers consist of information collected during the trial, which may range from an outline of the accused’s foot to a summary of the indictment. For more information, visit www.scottishindexes.com.

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Jewish Arrivals in Switzerland

This collection, provided to MyHeritage by JewishGen, includes records of Jews who were admitted to Switzerland during World War II. Records include the individual’s name, date of birth, date of arrival, and nationality.

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Ukraine, Odessa Birth Records

This collection, provided to MyHeritage by JewishGen, contains information about Jewish birth records from Odessa, Ukraine between the years 1878 to 1900. Records may include the name of the born child, surname, and birth date.

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Examples

In the France, Births and Baptisms collection, the record of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, known best for his novels, Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, can be found. 

Birth record of Victor Hugo [Credit: MyHeritage France, Births and Baptisms]

Birth record of Victor Hugo [Credit: MyHeritage France, Births and Baptisms]

The Official Notifications from Bulletin de Lois contains a naturalization record for Alfred Dreyfus, the French officer of Jewish origin who was wrongly accused and convicted of treason. The record lists Alfred’s birth date and place and current residence as well as the date of the declaration, and a note that mentions that he was “assisted by his father,” who appears further down in the record. Alfred was 13 at the time.

Naturalization declaration record of Alfred Dreyfuss [Credit: MyHeritage France, The Official Notifications from Bulletin de Lois]

Naturalization declaration record of Alfred Dreyfuss [Credit: MyHeritage France, The Official Notifications from Bulletin de Lois]

Summary

We hope these valuable collections offer new avenues for your family history research. Searching these collections on MyHeritage is free. To view these records or to save records to your family tree, you’ll need a Data or Complete plan.

If you have a family tree on MyHeritage, our Record Matching and Smart Matching™ technologies will notify you automatically if records from these collections match your relatives. You’ll then be able to review the record and decide if you’d like to add the new information to your tree.

Enjoy the new collections!

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