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MyHeritage Adds 55 Million Historical Records in January 2024

In January 2024 we published 55 million historical records from 20 historical record collections from the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, the former Russian Empire, Ireland, Scotland, and Sweden. The records include telephone directories, birth and baptism records, war casualties, court records for deceased estate registers, draft and enlistment service records, death and burial records, marriage records, and immigration and emigration records. Search them to discover a family treasure!

Here are more details about each of the collections.

TitleCollectionDescription Number of RecordsLink to Search
England, Telephone DirectoriesEngland, Telephone DirectoriesAn index of Telephone Directory records from England, from the years 2001 and 2003.18,723,475 recordsSearch collection now
Finland, Karelia Births and BaptismsFinland, Karelia Births and BaptismsAn index of birth and baptism records from the Karelia region, Finland, between the years 1685 and 1949. 4,786,438 recordsSearch collection now
Former Russian Empire, World War I CasualtiesFormer Russian Empire, World War I CasualtiesAn index of military records of soldiers of the former Russian Empire, which formerly extended over modern Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, between the years 1913 and 1921.1,334,355 recordsSearch collection now
Ireland, Northern Ireland, Telephone DirectoriesIreland, Northern Ireland, Telephone DirectoriesAn index of Telephone Directory records from Northern Ireland, Ireland, from the years 2001 and 2003.492,777 recordsSearch collection now
Scotland, Telephone DirectoriesScotland, Telephone DirectoriesAn index of Telephone Directory records from Scotland, from the years 2001 and 2003.2,170,524 recordsSearch collection now
Sweden, Stockholm, District Court Deceased Estate RegistersSweden, Stockholm, District Court Deceased Estate RegistersAn index deceased estate records from the district court of Stockholm, Sweden. Records typically include the name of the deceased and the date of death.83,809 recordsSearch collection now
United Kingdom, British Army and Air Force Nominal Roll, 1920United Kingdom, British Army and Air Force Nominal Roll, 1920An index of records of military personnel who served in the British Army and Air Force in 1920, who were born before 1901.371,696 recordsSearch collection now
California and Hawaii, Chinese immigration to the United StatesCalifornia and Hawaii, Chinese immigration to the United StatesAn index of records of Chinese immigrants arriving in California and Hawaii, United States between the years 1874 and 1954.131,688 recordsSearch collection now
Michigan, Macomb County DeathsMichigan, Macomb County DeathsAn index of death records from Macomb County, Michigan, United States, from the year 1868 onwards.409,965 recordsSearch collection now
Nevada, Clark County MarriagesNevada, Clark County MarriagesAn index of marriage records from Clark County, Nevada, United States, from the year 1900 onwards.20,391,175 recordsSearch collection now
North Carolina, Wake County BirthsNorth Carolina, Wake County BirthsAn index of birth records from Wake County, North Carolina, United States from the year 1900 onwards.1,889,136 recordsSearch collection now
North Carolina, Wake County DeathsNorth Carolina, Wake County DeathsAn index of death records from Wake County, North Carolina, United States, from the year 1909 onwards.274,612 recordsSearch collection now
North Carolina, Wake County MarriagesNorth Carolina, Wake County MarriagesAn index of marriage records from Wake County, North Carolina, United States, from the year 1901 onwards.499,231 recordsSearch collection now
Ohio, Stark County Probate Court RegistrationsOhio, Stark County Probate Court RegistrationsAn index of court registrations of the Stark County Probate Court from the year 1809 onwards.1,153,176 recordsSearch collection now
Oregon, Multnomah County MarriagesOregon, Multnomah County MarriagesAn index of marriage records from Multnomah County, Oregon, United States, between the years 1855 and 1924.160,146 recordsSearch collection now
Pennsylvania, Lancaster County MarriagesPennsylvania, Lancaster County MarriagesAn index of marriage records from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States from the year 1944 onwards.423,324 recordsSearch collection now
United States, Mexican-American War Soldiers and SailorsUnited States, Mexican-American War Soldiers and SailorsAn index of military records of soldiers and sailors who served in the Mexican-American War, which took place between the years 1846 and 1848.89,736 recordsSearch collection now
Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin Court RegistrationsWisconsin, Central Wisconsin Court RegistrationsAn index of court registrations from Wisconsin, United States from the year 1837 onwards.101,123 recordsSearch collection now
Wales, Telephone DirectoriesWales, Telephone DirectoriesAn index of Telephone Directory records from Wales, from the years 2001 and 2003.1,248,242 recordsSearch collection now

England, Telephone Directories

This collection contains Telephone Directory records from England, from the years 2001 and 2003. Records typically include the name of the individual, year and place of residence and possible relatives.

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Finland, Karelia Births and Baptisms

This collection contains birth and baptism records from the Karelia region, Finland, between the years 1685 and 1949. Records typically include the name of the child, date of birth, date of baptism, place of residence, and the names of the parents. Records may also include names of additional relatives.

Karelia is an area in Northern Europe of historical significance for Russia (including the Soviet era), Finland, and Sweden. It is currently divided between Finland and Russia. The Republic of Karelia is a federal subject of Russia formed in 1991 from the Karelian ASSR. The Karelian Isthmus belongs to the Leningrad Oblast. The Finnish side consists of parts of the regions of South Karelia, North Karelia, and Kymenlaakso.

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Former Russian Empire, World War I Casualties

This collection contains military records of soldiers of the former Russian Empire, which formerly extended over modern Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, between the years 1913 and 1921. The events documented in the collection include a variety of military occurrences, including instances of death, injuries, soldiers missing in action, receipt of awards and more. Records typically include the name of the soldier, residence, and the date and place of the event that took place. Some also include the date of death.

MyHeritage provides the ability to search this collection in one language and receive results in another using its unique Global Name Translation™ technology. The technology automatically translates given names and surnames into the language of the query. For example, a search for Alessandro (Alexander in Italian) will also find “Саша“, Russian form of Sasha, a popular nickname for Alexander, with its corresponding translation into the language of your search.’

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Ireland, Northern Ireland, Telephone Directories

This collection contains Telephone Directory records from Northern Ireland, Ireland, from the years 2001 and 2003. Records typically include the name of the individual, year and place of residence, and possible relatives.

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Scotland, Telephone Directories

This collection contains Telephone Directory records from Scotland, from the years 2001 and 2003. Records typically include the name of the individual, year and place of residence and possible relatives.

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Sweden, Stockholm, District Court Deceased Estate Registers

This collection contains deceased estate records from the district court of Stockholm, Sweden. Records typically include the name of the deceased and the date of death.

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United Kingdom, British Army and Air Force Nominal Roll, 1920

This collection contains records of military personnel who served in the British Army and Air Force in 1920, who were born before 1901. Records typically include the name of the soldier, date of birth, and service information such as regiment and service number.

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California and Hawaii, Chinese immigration to the United States

This collection contains records of Chinese immigrants arriving in California and Hawaii, United States between the years 1874 and 1954. Records typically include the name of the immigrant, date and place of birth, date and place of arrival, and the name of the ship.

Chinese immigrants played a pivotal role in shaping the cultural and economic landscapes of California and Hawaii in the United States. In California, many Chinese individuals sought opportunities during the Gold Rush, contributing to the state’s growth. Additionally, Chinese laborers were integral to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, connecting the East and West coasts. In Hawaii, Chinese immigrants were drawn to work on sugar plantations, bringing their skills and traditions to the islands.

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Michigan, Macomb County Deaths

This collection contains death records from Macomb County, Michigan, United States, from the year 1868 onwards. Records typically include the name of the deceased, and the date of death.

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Nevada, Clark County Marriages

This collection contains marriage records from Clark County, Nevada, United States, from the year 1900 onwards. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, and the date of marriage.

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North Carolina, Wake County Births

This collection contains birth records from Wake County, North Carolina, United States from the year 1900 onwards. Records typically include the name of the child, the date of birth, and the names of the parents.

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North Carolina, Wake County Deaths

This collection contains death records from Wake County, North Carolina, United States, from the year 1909 onwards. Records typically include the name of the deceased and the date of death.

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North Carolina, Wake County Marriages

This collection contains marriage records from Wake County, North Carolina, United States, from the year 1901 onwards. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, and the date of marriage.

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Ohio, Stark County Probate Court Registrations

This collection contains court registrations of the Stark County Probate Court from the year 1809 onwards. Records typically include the names of the individuals involved in the case, their residence, the date of the trial, the date of death of the deceased, and other information about the court and the case.

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Oregon, Multnomah County Marriages

This collection contains marriage records from Multnomah County, Oregon, United States, between the years 1855 and 1924. Records typically include the names of the groom and bride and the year of marriage.

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United States, Mexican-American War Soldiers and Sailors

This collection contains military records of soldiers and sailors who served in the Mexican-American War, which took place between the years 1846 and 1848. Records typically include the name of the soldier, the date and place of birth, the date and place of enlistment, and the date of discharge.

The Mexican-American War was an invasion of Mexico by the United States Army from 1846 to 1848. It followed the 1845 American annexation of Texas, which Mexico still considered its territory as the country refused to recognize the Treaties of Velasco. The war ended with Mexico ceding significant territories to the U.S. in exchange for $15 million and the assumption of $3.25 million in debt, resulting in a 55% loss of its territory.

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Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin Court Registrations

This collection contains court registrations from Wisconsin, United States from the year 1837 onwards. Records typically include the names of the individuals involved in the case, their residence, and other information about the court and the case.

The records in this collection are from Wisconsin courts within the following counties: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette and Winnebago.

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Wales, Telephone Directories

This collection contains Telephone Directory records from Wales, from the years 2001 and 2003. Records typically include the name of the individual, year and place of residence, and possible relatives.

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Examples

In the Nevada, Clark County Marriages collection, we find a record that’s sure to catch the eye: the marriage certificate of Benjamin Geza Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. 

Even though this particular collection doesn’t include images, the text details alone are fascinating. The couple, well-known in Hollywood circles, tied the knot on July 17, 2022, in Clark County, Nevada. This record, officially filed on August 1, 2022, is more than just a piece of celebrity trivia; it’s an example of how often modern records can be just as captivating as historical ones.

Next, we found a record in the United States, Mexican-American War Soldiers and Sailors collection detailing the early military career of Ulysses Simpson Grant, who would later become the 18th President of the United States. 

Grant, born around 1822 in Ohio, enlisted as a soldier at the young age of 24. His record from July 1, 1843, at West Point, New York, notes his initial rank as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry’s 4th Regiment. What stands out in this record are the notes of his rapid promotions in September 1847, a clear sign of his emerging leadership and military skill.

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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