MyHeritage Adds New Online Collections from Canada, Denmark, England, Wales, United States, and from Billion Graves

myheritage_logo-425x106Online site MyHeritage has added a number of new collections available through SuperSearch, including:

1871 and 1881 Canada Census

The 1871 census of Canada was begun on April 2, 1871, and enumerated nearly 3.5 million people. Information recorded in the census includes name, gender, age at last birthday, birth country or province, origin, marital status, and religion.

The 1881 census was begun on 4 March 1881. Information recorded in the census includes name, gender, age at last birthday, birth country or province, marital status, and religion. Additional questions recorded information regarding occupation, education, and infirmities. Forms were printed with both English and French column headings; answers were recorded in the locally-spoken language. The census images are from Library and Archives Canada.

Denmark Census Records

MyHeritage has added the 1890, 1901, 1906, 1911, 1916, 1921, and 1925 Denmark Censuses to MyHeritage SuperSearch. These Danish censuses are a valuable collection of historical information for anyone whose families originated in the region. They cover Denmark, as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The censuses are provided in partnership with the Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet).

Chronicling America

The Chronicling American collection, totaling 10.1 million historic American newspaper pages, is a fantastic family history resource and a window into American history in the 19th- early-20th centuries. The years covered varies by newspaper, but the overall collection dates from 1836 to 1922.

Chronicling America is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LOC). The collection includes a significant number of newspapers from such cities as Washington, D.C., New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. These pages offer a fascinating entry into life and world events covered by the American press.

1911 England & Wales Census

The 1911 England and Wales Census has been available on MyHeritage since March 2016. However, the company has now announced all census records feature high-quality scans of the original census forms. The 1911 census forms were filled in by the heads of household, so if you find your family in this Census, you will have the added value of seeing your ancestor’s original handwriting!

Update: BillionGraves

MyHeritage has just added 1.5 million records to the BillionGraves collection and updated 1.2 million records with new information. BillionGraves is a service dedicated to the preservation of valuable records found in cemeteries throughout the world. A special mobile app is used to by volunteers to capture images of headstones with their GPS locations so users worldwide can access those records anywhere. BillionGraves is a partner of MyHeritage.

All of this newly digitized and updated content is already available for searching in SuperSearch, the 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.

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