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MyHeritage Adds 707 Million Historical Records in March 2024

In March 2024, we published 707 million historical records in 17 historical record collections from the United States, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Northern Ireland, and Wales. The records include birth and baptism records, marriage and divorce records, death and burial records, census records, immigration and emigration records, passenger lists, and telephone directories. Some of the collections also include images. Search them to discover a family treasure!

Here are more details about each of the collections.

Collection NameCollectionDescriptionNumber of RecordsLink to Search
Australia NewspapersAustralia NewspapersAn index of historical local, regional and national Australian newspapers, periodicals and gazettes includes MyHeritage’s advanced optical character recognition (OCR) of articles dating back to 1803 with images.24,430,061 recordsSearch collection now
Denmark, Telephone DirectoriesDenmark, Telephone DirectoriesAn index of Telephone Directory records from Denmark, from the years 2001 and 2003.5,067,350 recordsSearch collection now
England, Cheshire Parish MarriagesEngland, Cheshire Parish MarriagesAn index of marriage records from Cheshire, England from the year 1538 onwards with images.1,617,527 recordsSearch collection now
England, Cornwall Parish Births and BaptismsEngland, Cornwall Parish Births and BaptismsAn index of birth and baptism records from Cornwall County, England, between the years 1571 and 1960 with images.968,495 recordsSearch collection now
England, Cornwall Parish BurialsEngland, Cornwall Parish BurialsAn index of parish registers of burial from Cornwall County, England, from the year 1572 onwards with images.376,294 recordsSearch collection now
England, Cornwall Parish Marriages, 1569-1938England, Cornwall Parish Marriages, 1569-1938An index of marriage records from Cornwall County, England, between the years 1569 and 1938 with images.377,612 recordsSearch collection now
England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Baptisms, 1571-1907England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Baptisms, 1571-1907An index of baptism records from the Diocese of Manchester, Lancashire, England, between the years 1571 and 1907 with images.2,373,480 recordsSearch collection now
England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Burials, 1603-1910England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Burials, 1603-1910An index of burial records from the Diocese of Manchester, Lancashire, England, between the years 1603 and 1910 with images.632,593 recordsSearch collection now
England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Marriages, 1570-1940England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Marriages, 1570-1940An index of marriage records from the Diocese of Manchester, Lancashire, England, between the years 1570 and 1940 with images.1,607,084 RecordsSearch collection now
1911 France Census1911 France CensusAn index of the 1911 census records from a variety of departments in France with images.6,052,128 records added for a total of 24,196,117 recordsSearch collection now
1921 France Census1921 France CensusAn index of 1921 census records from a variety of departments in France with images.5,119,357 records added for a total of 24,338,686 recordsSearch collection now
1931 France Census1931 France CensusAn index of the 1931 census records from a variety of departments in France with images.7,007,174 records added for a total of 26,157,474 recordsSearch collection now
France DeathsFrance DeathsA death index of French citizens and nationals released by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies.241,023 records added for a total of 27,640,901 recordsSearch collection now
Northern Ireland, Wills and AdministrationsNorthern Ireland, Wills and AdministrationsAn index of will and administration records from various Dioceses of The Church of Ireland in Northern Ireland with images.412,380 records added for a total of 488,102 recordsSearch collection now
California, San Francisco Immigration Special Inquiry Detainees, 1910-1941California, San Francisco Immigration Special Inquiry Detainees, 1910-1941An index of records of individuals who immigrated to the United States and were detained for special inquiry at the San Francisco Immigration Office between the years 1910 and 1941 with images.66,305 recordsSearch collection now
New York, Passenger List Book Indexes 1906-1942New York, Passenger List Book Indexes 1906-1942An index of records of passengers who arrived via ships to New York, United States between the years 1906 and 1942 with images.15,213,248 recordsSearch collection now
Wales, Glamorgan Parish MarriagesWales, Glamorgan Parish MarriagesAn index of parish registers of marriage from the historic county of Glamorgan, Wales, between the years 1802 and 1958.199,906 recordsSearch collection now

Australia Newspapers

This index of historical local, regional and national Australian newspapers, periodicals and gazettes includes MyHeritage’s advanced optical character recognition (OCR) of articles dating back to 1803. Every state and territory is represented, though the bulk of the collection consists of material from New South Wales and Victoria. Newspapers are a fantastic resource for historic and genealogical research as they can contain rich information about people in your family tree, through vital record substitutes such as birth, marriage, death notices and obituaries.

More information about the history of a community can be discovered through society pages and stories of local interest that can contain detailed records of activities and events and often provide more information about the persons involved, as well as the context of the times in which an ancestor may have lived.

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Denmark, Telephone Directories

This collection contains Telephone Directory records from Denmark, 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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England, Cheshire Parish Marriages

This collection contains marriage records from Cheshire, England from the year 1538 onwards. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, their age at the time of the wedding, their place of residence, the date and place of marriage, and the names of their fathers.

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England, Cornwall Parish Births and Baptisms

This collection contains birth and baptism records from Cornwall County, England, between the years 1571 and 1960. Records typically include the name of the child, date of birth, date and place of baptism, and the names of the parents.

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England, Cornwall Parish Burials

This collection contains parish registers of burial from Cornwall County, England, from the year 1572 onwards. Records typically include the name of the deceased, residence, and the date and place of burial. Some records also include the names of the parents and the spouse.

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England, Cornwall Parish Marriages, 1569-1938

This collection contains marriage records from Cornwall County, England, between the years 1569 and 1938. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, the date and place of marriage, their age at the time of the wedding, residence, and the names of their fathers.

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England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Baptisms, 1571-1907

This collection contains baptism records from the Diocese of Manchester, Lancashire, England, between the years 1571 and 1907. Records typically include the name of the child, date and place of baptism, and the names of the parents.

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England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Burials, 1603-1910

This collection contains burial records from the Diocese of Manchester, Lancashire, England, between the years 1603 and 1910. Records typically include the name of the deceased, year of death, date and place of burial and the name of the father. Some records also include the names of the mother and the spouse.

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England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Marriages, 1570-1940

This collection contains marriage records from the Diocese of Manchester, Lancashire, England, between the years 1570 and 1940. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, their age at the time of the wedding, the date and place of marriage, and the names of their fathers.

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1911 France Census

This collection contains the 1911 census records from a variety of departments in France. Records typically include names, year and place of birth, relatives in the household and residence information. Additional details can be found on each record’s associated image.

From 1836 until 1936 a national census was conducted every five years in France except for 1871 (which was delayed one year and conducted in 1872) and 1916 (which was skipped). Census records provide an excellent resource for finding ancestral family members living together and identifying their relationships, birth years, and birth places.

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1921 France Census

This collection contains the 1921 census records from a variety of departments in France. Records typically include names, year and place of birth, relatives in the household and residence information. Additional details can be found on each record’s associated image.

From 1836 until 1936 a national census was conducted every five years in France except for 1871 (which was delayed one year and conducted in 1872) and 1916 (which was skipped). Census records provide an excellent resource for finding ancestral family members living together and identifying their relationships, birth years, and birth places.

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1931 France Census

This collection contains the 1931 census records from a variety of departments in france. Records typically include names, year and place of birth, relatives in the household and residence information. Additional details can be found on each record’s associated image.

From 1836 until 1936 a national census was conducted every five years in France except for 1871 (which was delayed one year and conducted in 1872) and 1916 (which was skipped). Census records provide an excellent resource for finding ancestral family members living together and identifying their relationships, birth years, and birth places.

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France Deaths

This collection is a death index of French citizens and nationals released by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques) abbreviated INSEE. The index contains each deceased person’s full name, gender, date and place of birth, and date and place of death. This index will be helpful to genealogists looking for more information about their French family members who passed away since the early 1970s.

The number of deaths reported and contained in this collection for the years 1970 and 1971 are well below expected counts and this is likely due to a ramp-up in compliance by local French offices reporting deaths to INSEE during these two years. In this collection the number of deaths reported for 1970 appear to be only about 8% of actual and for 1971 the number is about 50% of actual. By 1972 nearly comprehensive reporting was achieved across France and its territories.

While most of the birth places and death places are in France there are over 2.5 million records in this collection of persons who were born or died in other countries — with neighboring and nearby countries (such as Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Poland) and countries which were former French colonies (such as Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar, and Vietnam) being most common.

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Northern Ireland, Wills and Administrations

This collection contains will and administration records from various Dioceses of The Church of Ireland in Northern Ireland. The vast majority of records date between 1621 and 1965, and typically include the name of the deceased, the date and place when the will was signed, probated or administered by letter or by bond, and the date of death.

From the late 17th century until 1857 the Church of Ireland (then the State Church) was accountable for testamentary administration. An estate was administered based on if the deceased had made a will, the value of the property they owned, and whether their property was located in more than one diocese. The records in this collection originated from the following Church of Ireland Dioceses: Diocese of Armagh, Diocese of Clogher, Diocese of Connor, Diocese of Derry, Diocese of Down, Diocese of Dromore and The Diocese of Kilmore.

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California, San Francisco Immigration Special Inquiry Detainees, 1910-1941

This collection contains records of individuals who immigrated to the United States and were detained for special inquiry at the San Francisco Immigration Office between the years 1910 and 1941. Records typically include the name of the individual, year of arrival, and the name of the ship.

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New York, Passenger List Book Indexes 1906-1942

This collection contains records of passengers who arrived via ships to New York, United States between the years 1906 and 1942. Some passengers ended their journey in New York and others had other final destinations in the United States and abroad. Records typically include the name of the passenger, year of birth, year of arrival, and the name of the ship.

Early passenger lists were single-page manifests and recorded minimal information about passengers. Over time, forms were standardized and additional questions were added. By 1907, passenger manifests contained 29 columns and were two pages wide. The addition of names and addresses of relatives both in the United States and in the home country were also added to manifests starting in 1907.

A common omission for genealogists when dealing with two-page manifests has been to locate the first page and miss the existence of the second. This collection includes single joint images that have been stitched together, so that important information will not be missed.

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Wales, Glamorgan Parish Marriages

This collection contains parish registers of marriage from the historic county of Glamorgan, Wales, between the years 1802 and 1958. Records typically include the names of the groom and the bride, the date and place of marriage, their ages and the names of their fathers.

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Examples

In the recently added New York, Passenger List Book Indexes, we uncover the arrival record of the esteemed artist Marc Chagall. Arriving in 1941, Chagall, then 53 years old, embarked on a new chapter in his life, accompanied by his spouse. As a Jewish artist, Chagall’s influence spanned continents, pioneering modernist movements and leaving an indelible mark on the art world. From vibrant paintings to intricate stained glass, his diverse body of work continues to captivate audiences worldwide, reflecting his unparalleled creativity and profound artistic vision.

In the England, Lancashire, Manchester Parish Marriages collection we find the marriage record of Richard Marsden Parkhurst and Emmeline Goulden. Emmeline Goulden, a renowned English political activist, spearheaded the British suffragette movement, advocating tirelessly for women’s rights. Recognized as one of the “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century” by Time magazine, her legacy continues to inspire generations. Richard Marsden Parkhurst, a barrister, shared her passion for social reform, including the fight for women’s suffrage. They had five children, and shared a lifelong commitment to the progress of equality and justice.

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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