Genealogy News Corral: Feb. 16-20

By Diane Haddad

  • MyHeritage is adding millions of Scandinavian genealogy records to its collections, most of which aren’t available anywhere else online. The entire 1930 Danish census (which includes Greenland and the Faroe Islands) is now on the site. All other available Danish censuses from 1787 to 1930 will be added over the next two years, as well as parish records from 1646 to 1915.

Also being added are Swedish household examination rolls from 1880 to 1920. About 22 million of the 54 million records are already on MyHeritage, with the remaining records scheduled to go online before the end of June 2015. Read more details on the MyHeritage blog.

The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) has added an Early Irish Birth Index to its website. The index contains more than 5,000 records of alternative sources for birth information in Ireland—censuses, newspapers, diaries and more. The birth index is available only to IGRS members, however, its free to search for just a surname and view the number of matches. IGRS also has a marriage database that anyone can search for free.