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MyHeritage Adds 26 Million Historical Records in December 2023

In December 2023 we published 26 million historical records from 22 historical record collections from Canada, Chile, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The records include birth records, death records, marriage records, burial records, military personnel records, and prison registers. Some of the collections also include images. Search them to discover a family treasure!

Here are more details about each of the collections.

TitleCollectionDescription Number of RecordsLink to Search
Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1836-1921Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1836-1921An index of birth records from Nova Scotia, Canada between the years 1836 and 1921, with images.417,794 recordsSearch collection now
Canada, Nova Scotia DeathsCanada, Nova Scotia DeathsAn index of death records from Nova Scotia, Canada between the years 1862 onwards, with images.506,460 recordsSearch collection now
Canada, Nova Scotia MarriagesCanada, Nova Scotia MarriagesAn index of marriage records from Nova Scotia, Canada between the years 1763 and 1947, with images.583,442 recordsSearch collection now
Chile, Santiago BurialsChile, Santiago BurialsAn index of burial records from the Santiago General Cemetery in Santiago, Chile from the year 1893 onwards.430192 recordsSearch collection now
England, Funeral Notices and ObituariesEngland, Funeral Notices and ObituariesAn index of obituary and funeral notice records from England.4,313,522 recordsSearch collection now
Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia – Münster, Detmold, and Arnsberg Marriages, 1874-1899Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia – Münster, Detmold, and Arnsberg Marriages, 1874-1899An index of marriage records from the districts of Münster, Detmold, and Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany between the years 1874 and 1899, with images.3,963,707 recordsSearch collection now
Netherlands, Batavian-French Army Studbooks, 1795-1813Netherlands, Batavian-French Army Studbooks, 1795-1813An index of military records of soldiers from studbooks or “stamboeken”, from the Batavian-French period in Netherlands, between the years 1795 and 1813.61,256 recordsSearch collection now
Poland, Military PersonnelPoland, Military PersonnelAn index of military records from Poland, of soldiers born from the year 1811 onwards.997882 recordsSearch collection now
Scotland, Prison RegistersScotland, Prison RegistersAn index of prisoner records from various prisons in Scotland, between the years 1791 and 1965. 182,869 added for a total of 501,793 recordsSearch collection now
Sweden, Stockholm City Census, 1855Sweden, Stockholm City Census, 1855An index of census register records from the 1855 census register from the city of Stockholm, Sweden.100,012 recordsSearch collection now
United States, Veterans BurialsUnited States, Veterans BurialsAn index of burial records of U.S. veterans from the year 1763 onwards.12,490,452 recordsSearch collection now
Illinois, Rock Island County BirthsIllinois, Rock Island County BirthsAn index of birth records from Rock Island, Illinois, United States, between the years 1872 and 1948.101,541 recordsSearch collection now
Idaho Births, 1861-1940Idaho Births, 1861-1940An index of birth records from Idaho, United States, between the years 1861 and 1940, with images.541,011 recordsSearch collection now
Texas, Harris County DeathsTexas, Harris County DeathsAn index of death records from Harris County, Texas, United States, from the year 1902 onwards.131165 recordsSearch collection now
Wales, Funeral Notices and ObituariesWales, Funeral Notices and ObituariesAn index of obituary and funeral notice records from Wales.527,471 recordsSearch collection now
Kansas, Fraternal Order Death NoticesKansas, Fraternal Order Death NoticesAn index of death notices published by fraternal orders in Kansas, United States, between the years 1860 and 1969.53729 recordsSearch collection now
Colorado, Adams County Marriage LicensesColorado, Adams County Marriage LicensesAn index of marriage license records from Adams County, Colorado, United States from the year 1909 onwards, with images.218880 recordsSearch collection now
Texas, Harris County BirthsTexas, Harris County BirthsAn index of birth records from Harris County, Texas, United States, from the year 1900 onwards.297308 recordsSearch collection now

Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1836-1921

This collection contains birth records from Nova Scotia, Canada between the years 1836 and 1921. Records typically include the name of the child, the date and place of birth and registration information.

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Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths

This collection contains death records from Nova Scotia, Canada between the years 1862 onwards. Records typically include the name of the deceased, the date and place of death and registration information.

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Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages

This collection contains marriage records from Nova Scotia, Canada between the years 1763 and 1947. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, the date and place of marriage and registration information.

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Chile, Santiago Burials

This collection contains burial records from the Santiago General Cemetery in Santiago, Chile from the year 1893 onwards. Records typically include the name of the deceased, and the date and place of burial.

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England, Funeral Notices and Obituaries

This collection contains obituary and funeral notice records from England. Records typically include the name of the deceased, last and former residences, the date and place the obituary was published and the name of the newspaper where the original obituary was published.

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Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia – Münster, Detmold, and Arnsberg Marriages, 1874-1899

This collection contains marriage records from the districts of Münster, Detmold, and Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany between the years 1874 and 1899. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, their date and place of birth, their date and place of marriage, the names of their parents and the names of the witnesses at the wedding.

Civil registrations became mandatory in the entire German Empire at the beginning of 1876, but some localities kept records earlier. 

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Netherlands, Batavian-French Army Studbooks, 1795-1813

This collection contains military records of soldiers from studbooks or “stamboeken”, from the Batavian-French period in the Netherlands, between the years 1795 and 1813. Records typically include the name of the soldier and information about his military service.

The Batavian-French Army refers to the military forces that were formed during the period of the Batavian Republic, and the subsequent French occupation of the Netherlands. It was a combined force consisting of Dutch and French troops, with the French playing a significant role in its organization and command structure. The Batavian-French Army participated in various military campaigns and conflicts, including the Napoleonic Wars.

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Poland, Military Personnel

This collection contains military records from Poland, of soldiers born from the year 1811 onwards. Records typically include the name of the soldier, the date and place of birth, and the name of the soldier’s father.

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Scotland, Prison Registers

This collection contains prisoner records from various prisons in Scotland, between the years 1791 and 1965. Records typically include the name of the prisoner, year and place of birth, residence, and the year and place of imprisonment.

Prisons in Scotland during the 19th and early 20th centuries were overcrowded and conditions were often poor. Prisoners were often required to perform hard labor and punishments could be severe. Children and women were also incarcerated, with particularly harsh conditions for child prisoners. However, there were also calls for reform throughout this period, leading to improvements in prison conditions and changes to the criminal justice system.

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Sweden, Stockholm City Census, 1855

This collection contains census register records from the 1855 census register from the city of Stockholm, Sweden. Records typically include the name of the individual, date of birth and residence information.

Every year, the Governor’s office in Stockholm created lists of tax-paying persons. The heads of households had to submit a self-declaration to the tax authority and for the city of Stockholm.

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United States, Veterans Burials

This collection contains burial records of U.S. veterans from the year 1763 onwards. Records typically include the name of the veteran, date of birth, date of death, and place of burial. In addition, some records contain the name of the veteran’s spouse.

The collection provides details from an extensive array of burial grounds, spanning from national to private cemeteries within and beyond the nation’s borders. Encompassing a broad timeline, this collection features veterans from a diverse array of conflicts, including but not limited to World Wars, Vietnam, Korea, and various others.

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Colorado, Adams County Marriage Licenses

This collection contains marriage license records from Adams County, Colorado, United States from the year 1909 onwards. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, and the year of marriage.

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Idaho Births, 1861-1940

This collection contains birth records from Idaho, United States, between the years 1861 and 1940. Records typically include the name of the child, the date and place of birth, the names of the parents and information about their birth.

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Kansas, Fraternal Order Death Notices

This collection contains death notices published by fraternal orders in Kansas, United States, between the years 1860 and 1969. Records typically include the name of the deceased, residence, date of death, and information about the lodge. Death notices indicate that an individual was a member of that order at the time of death.

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Texas, Harris County Births

This collection contains birth records from Harris County, Texas, United States, from the year 1900 onwards. Records typically include the name of the child, and the date and place of birth.

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Texas, Harris County Deaths

This collection contains death records from Harris County, Texas, United States, from the year 1902 onwards. Records typically include the name of the deceased and the date and place of death.

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Wales, Funeral Notices and Obituaries

This collection contains obituary and funeral notice records from Wales. Records typically include the name of the deceased, last and former residences, the date and place the obituary was published and the name of the newspaper where the original obituary was published.

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Examples

In the recently added Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1836-1921 collection, we discovered an intriguing example: the birth record of Helen Creighton (1899–1989), a renowned Canadian folklorist. 

Helen Creighton’s significant contribution to Canadian culture includes the collection of over 4,000 traditional songs and tales from across Nova Scotia, a vital preservation of cultural heritage. 

 

Her Certificate of Baptism, found in this collection, is a window into her early life. It details her Christian name as Mary Helen, surname Creighton, along with her date of birth and baptism. Additionally, it lists her parents’ names and the city they resided in. The certificate, however, does not include information about godparents, which may not have been relevant in her case, and it also mentions the name of the officiating priest. This document offers a glimpse into the beginnings of a figure who would later become a key preserver of Nova Scotia’s folklore legacy.

Summary

We hope these valuable collections help you make new discoveries in your family history research. Searching the collections on MyHeritage is free. To view the 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 technology 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 family tree.

Enjoy the new collections!

 

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