MyHeritage Record Week: Search 1 Billion Census Records for Free!

MyHeritage recently passed a significant milestone: surpassing 8 billion historical records on SuperSearch. In celebration, the company has announced that they are making all of the major census collections from the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Canada, and Nordic countries free for everybody, for one week!

Starting on Monday, August 14, until August 20, no Data Subscription will be required to access these documents, and you can search through this treasure trove of census records for free. That’s 94 collections, containing over 1 billion census records! Some of the census records are found exclusively on MyHeritage. This is available to users of MyHeritage as well as people who have never used MyHeritage before.

With the earliest census records dating as far back as 1657, and the latest ones extending until 1940, these records are an excellent way to learn more about the lives of your ancestors and to add details to your family tree.

If have been thinking of taking a look at MyHeritage, now is your chance to do so!

More information, including a list of the census records and dates available, can be found on the MyHeritage blog at:

NOTE: MyHeritage is also the sponsor of this genealogy newsletter.


I followed your lead to get into MyHeritage. When I entered my ancestor’s name, birth, and place, I was lead to a window that I had to pay. It wasn’t free. How do I get to research for free?


    Were you asked to pay or simply asked for your name and email address?

    Almost all sites that will offer free access to something that normally costs money will ask for your name and email address during a free access period, perhaps some more information as well. In addition, some sites will even ask for a credit card but will offer you a chance to cancel a paid subscription before 7 days or 10 days or some other length of time. Different web sites will vary in the details but almost all will ask for some information from you.


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