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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

FamilySearch and MyHeritage announce Library Edition of

Quoted from the Press Release entitled, "FamilySearch Introduces MyHeritage's Institutional Service at Family History Centers and Libraries:"
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FamilySearch and MyHeritage announced today that the MyHeritage Library Edition™ is now available for free at every FamilySearch Family History Center and Family History Library in the world. MyHeritage's new institutional service is a powerful online service that provides libraries and educational facilities with instant access to centuries of history in billions of global historical documents.
There was more information about the Library Edition:
The MyHeritage Library Edition™, launched last month and distributed exclusively by EBSCO Information Systems, provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past 5 centuries. Available in 40 languages, the MyHeritage Library Edition™ is the industry's most multilingual family history archive and search engine, breaking down geographical and language barriers in research.
The Library Edition contains:
  • More than 5 billion historical ​records from all over the world
  • The USA federal census (1790-1940) and the UK census (1841-1911) with images​
  • 1.5 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni
  • 816 million US public records
  • Hundreds of millions of Nordic records
  • More than a hundred million tombstone photos
  • More than 80 million historical photographs
  • Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
  • Citizenship & naturalization records
  • Directories, guides, references, biographies and yearbooks
  • Government, land and court records
  • Wills and probate records
  • Exclusive databases such as the Jewish Chronicle historical newspaper
  • Additional content under license including Tributes obituaries, WikiTree, Billion Graves, Canadian Headstones and many others
  • 200 million additional records added on average every month!
From watching the counter on, it looks like to me that they are also signing on about 100,000 new members every month. This is good news for everyone interested in genealogical research. 

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