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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

MyHeritage Adds 821.2 Million Records in Two Weeks

Historical Record Collection
During the last two weeks of December 2019, added 821.2 million new records to their Historical Record Collections. Yes, you read that right. The total number of records currently on the website is 11,091,324,103. For example, the website currently has 125,672,188 Swedish Household Exam Records and 289,914,839 U.S. Yearbooks Name Index, 1890-1979 records. You can see all the records listed in the Collection Catalog located in the Research Tab on the home page.

One interesting collection, containing 494,096,288 records is the Historical Books - Index of Authors and People Mentioned, 1811-2003. Here is a brief description of this record.
This collection is an index of persons mentioned in various English-language public domain books as well as the names of authors of these publications. The number of digitized books is over three million. The index includes the following searchable information: the title and the year of publication, name of the author(s), birth and death year of the author(s), the names of all the individuals mentioned in the publication, the publisher and the subject(s) of the publication can also be found in most records.
You need to remember that to best take advantage of these huge collections, you need to have your family tree on the website and have a complete subscription including data access. If you have a complete subscription, you will receive Record Matches to these completely indexed collections. With these new records, the number of my own Record Matches in my working family tree jumped to 17,990. The amount of information provided by is a bit overwhelming.

If you are not familiar with, you can find out a lot more about the program from their new education website, How long can you ignore these huge completely indexed collections?

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