Let love lead the way this Valentine’s Day as you explore the romantic love stories in your family’s past. MyHeritage is thrilled to announce that from February 13–17, 2024, we’re granting free access to our vast treasure trove of marriage records. Dive into 254 collections that contain 746 million historical records.
Marriage records are windows into the heartwarming moments that mark the beginnings of new family branches. They typically reveal names, birth dates, places of birth, and residences of the bride and groom, often extending to details about their parents or the witnesses, who might be close family friends or relatives.
With MyHeritage, you have the key to unlock 254 unique marriage record collections from across the globe, including some that are exclusively available on MyHeritage and others that feature beautifully scanned images.
Access to these records usually requires a Complete or Data subscription, but for five days, they’re completely free to search. Simply register for a free MyHeritage account to begin.
Adding to the spirit of love this season, our research team uncovered a fascinating trend in baby naming. Did you know the baby name Love is gaining popularity across the US?
The team at MyHeritage dove into public records and discovered that last year, Love made it to the top 1000 most popular names for the first time since 1893! That’s right, over a century ago, Love wasn’t just a word for affection but also a cherished baby boy’s name. Its highest peak back then was in 1902, ranking at number 838. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems like love really is in the air, and now, more than ever, it’s making its way into the names of our newest generation.
This Valentine’s Day, as you explore your ancestors’ love stories through marriage records, consider the lasting impact of love — not just as an emotion, but as a name passed down through generations.
Don’t miss this opportunity to uncover the romantic beginnings that shaped your family. Start searching now, and let us know what captivating stories you find!
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