MyHeritage Has Added 25.8 Million New Records

MyHeritage Has Added 25.8 Million New Records

After adding 9.8 million records in May of 2018, MyHeritage has announced that they added over 25 million more historical records in June. Here are the details on what new records you can expect to find.

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Last month we announced that MyHeritage had added close to 10 million records in May of 2018. The company has now shared that in June they added a further 25.8 new records. Additions have been made to the following collections:

  • The Ellis Island & Other Passenger List collection
  • The Sweden Household Examination Books collection

Plus, two brand new collections have been created:

  • The West Virginia Death Index & Certificates, 1853-1964
  • The 1835 Denmark Census collection from the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

Curious for more details about what you can expect to see? We’ve got you covered.

The Ellis Island & Other Passenger List collection

MyHeritage Description: List of individuals who arrived at the port of New York from 1820-1957. This update includes crew lists, lists of detained alien passengers, U.S. citizen lists, and lists of aliens held for special inquiry.

New records added: 16,755,003

Total records in collection: 113,439,616

The Sweden Household Examination Books collection

MyHeritage Description: Records contain information about birth dates, marriages, deaths, and changes in residence, etc. The Swedish Household Examination Books serves as the primary source for researching the lives of individuals and families throughout the parishes of Sweden, from the late 1600’s until modern times.

New records added: 3,662,252

Total records in collection: 87,401,340

The West Virginia Death Index & Certificates, 1853-1964

MyHeritage Description: A death index and death certificates filed in West Virginia from 1853-1964. The index includes the name, gender, date of death, age of death, and often other important information. This collection is unique in that it offers high-quality images and scans

Total records in collection: 5,113,473

The 1835 Denmark Census collection from the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

MyHeritage Description: The 1835 census of Denmark encompasses just the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. Information recorded in the census includes name, residence, age, marital status, and either position in family or occupation. Although these Duchies were part of Denmark in 1835, the records themselves were collected in German — a testament to the complicated history of this region.

Total records in collection: 291,798 records

For full details on the new additions, check out the MyHeritage blog announcement.


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