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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MyHeritage adds Millions of Grave and Obituary Records to SuperSearch

MyHeritage.com has announced that they have added millions of gravestone records and obituaries to SuperSearch, their online search engine for billions of historical records. This new addition includes 5.5 million gravestone records from BillionGraves.com and 3.5 million obituaries from Tributes.com.

With these additions, MyHeritage their world-wide record collections presently include:
  • 1.5 billion exclusive family tree records
  • Birth, marriage and death records
  • Millions of Newspapers, back to 1739
  • Vital records from 16 countries
  • Military and immigration records
  • Census records back to 1790
  • And new 5.5 million headstone records from BillionGraves.
In the BillionGraves.com Blog they made the following statements:
With nearly 6 million headstone records created by over 57,000 volunteers in just two short years, BillionGraves is the trusted resource for accurate and reliable GPS headstone and burial record data on the web. With users in more than 212 different countries, the website is available in over 3 different languages. 
Over 12 thousand records are added each day to the BillionGraves network and 4 thousand new registered users join every month. BillionGraves’ mobile GPS tracking technology on their mobile application perpetuates this progress, bringing a wealth of genealogical information right to your fingertips.
From my perspective, all of these agreements between the various companies simply makes the records more available to more genealogists.

3 comments:

  1. James, you say "With these additions, MyHeritage their world-wide record collections presently include . . . "

    Is aggregation of material from other sites really adding to a "record collection," when the same entries can be found by use of an internet search engine and/or also on other sites?

    Not that these index additions would not be a convenience for those having trees on the site.

    By the way one problem with Billion Graves is failure to enter the *county* location identity. And there are glitches that may result from this. If searching for an entry in Licking County, OH, one is likely to get mostly entries in Reynoldsburg, which is in a different County.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. The addition of the sites is valuable if it adds to the number of items found by the Record Search program.

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    2. But in any event, the new records benefit from the Super Search.

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