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Monday, April 2, 2018

MyHeritage add more than 27 million new records in March 2018 recently announced the addition of 27,100,858 new records in March of 2018. The records are completely indexed and searchable using's SuperSearch capability. Much of this content is exclusive to MyHeritage and cannot be found on any other major genealogy service. Searching is free. A Data or Complete subscription is required to view the records.

You can read about all the records added in their blog post entitled, "New Historical Records Added in March 2018." If your ancestors came from Denmark, you will want to know the following:
Denmark Church Records 1576-1919
This is a collection update to the existing Denmark Church Records collection: About 17.7 million of these records are from the years 1576–1814 and about 1 million are from 1814–1919. This is an exclusive collection you can only find on MyHeritage. 
Significantly, this new set includes three new types of historical records the original collection did not have: Communion, Introduction, and Absolution records.
Here is an explanation from the blog post about these particular records.
Communions (Confirmerede): These records show the individuals who received communion on a given date. Sometimes individuals were recorded in family groups with only the head of the family listed by name, and the other individuals in the family being referenced by number and relationship to the head. For example, “Hans Jensen and wife and 2 sons and a daughter”. 
Introductions (Introduserede): These records show the women who were reintroduced into the congregation by their husbands, after childbirth. At the time, after a woman gave birth, according to the Denmark Church, she was considered “unclean” and had to be reintroduced into the congregation. The woman may be listed directly (by her name), or indirectly (by her husband’s name, e.g. “wife of ….”). 
Absolutions: These records show absolved individuals. At the time, according the the Denmark Church, certain transgressions had to be absolved by the Church. The most common absolution was for pre-marital sex resulting in a pregnancy, in which case both parties had to be publicly absolved before they could return to the congregation. Other transgressions that could be absolved included failing to receive communion regularly, public drunkenness, violence, blasphemy, theft, and murder. These records were kept up until about 1767.
Here are some of the other records added:


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