Both my wife and I have Scandinavian ancestors so the notice that MyHeritage.com has added millions of Nordic records is really good news. Their announcement states that they have added records from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland from as early as the 1600s. The announcement goes on to state:
The collections contain over 90 million names and include birth, death, marriage and baptism records, as well as census and many more records. This is in addition to 70 million profiles in 730,000 family trees already created by MyHeritage users with ancestors in this region. This is a treasure trove of records, not only for people living today in these countries but for all whose families originated in the region.MyHeritage has also launched social media channels for Norway, Denmark and Finland – including local blogs and Facebook and Twitter accounts. The social media channels are in the languages of the countries. Follow orders will be the first to hear about the new record collections as they become available. As the announcement further says:
In addition to significant content added today, MyHeritage is investing in digitizing more Nordic historical content and has signed new agreements which will result in a wealth of regional historical records to be added over the next few years.
This newly digitized content is already available for searching in SuperSearch, our global search engine for historical records. Record Matching technology will be unleashed on these records to automatically find relevant historical records for people in your tree.I am very interested in this new development will look forward to expanding my research and the Scandinavian countries.