I saw this on MyHeritage a few minutes ago – Historical Record Collections Added in January 2020: https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/02/historical-record-collections-added-in-january-2020/.
by Talya February 3, 2020
2020 is off to a great start! MyHeritage has already added over 50 million records in the month of January alone: an addition of 21 million records to the existing Sweden Household Examination Books, 24.7 million records from a French Death Index, and 4.5 million records from a New York Birth Index. This update brings the total number of historical records in MyHeritage SuperSearch™ to 11,095,874,587.
Here is a list of the updated and new collections:
Sweden Household Examination Books, 1840–1947
An index of individuals and families throughout the Parishes of Sweden, from the late 1600s until modern times. Addition of 21,286,366 records Search collection now
France Death Index, 1970–2019
An index of death records pertaining to French citizens and nationals. 24,725,677 records Search collection now
New York, Birth Index, 1881–1942
An index of births from the state of New York between the years 1881 and 1942. 4,550,484 records Search collection now
This addition of 21 million records includes records from 1840–1859 and 1930–1947. Previously, the collection only included records from 1860–1930. This latest update expands the scope of the collection in SuperSearch™ and brings the total number of records in the Sweden Household Examination Books to 125.67 million. These books are the primary source for researching the lives of individuals and families throughout the parishes of Sweden, from the late 1600s until modern times. The books were created and kept by the Swedish Lutheran Church, which was tasked with keeping the official records of the Swedish population until 1991.
This death index of 24.7 million records contains records pertaining to French citizens and nationals, and was released by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. The index contains each deceased person’s full name, gender, date and place of birth, and date and place of death. This index will be helpful to genealogists looking for more information about their French family members who passed away since the early 1970s.
This collection of 4.5 million records consists of indexes of births from the state of New York between the years 1881 and 1942. New York began statewide registration of births in 1881, supervised by the local board of health. A record may include the following information when it is available; given name and surname, birth date, town of birth, and gender.
New York City is considered to be a separate vital records jurisdiction from the rest of New York state, and consequently the city has its own birth indices. However, a small number of New York City birth listings can be found in this index. This may be because the birth happened in a town that was independent before the consolidation of the city in 1898 (for example, a pre-1898 birth in a place like Canarsie [Brooklyn] or Flushing [Queens] might be listed here), or because there was a late birth registration.
If you have a family tree on MyHeritage, our Record Matching technology will notify you automatically if records from these collections match your relatives. You’ll then be able to review the record and decide if you’d like to add the new information to your tree.