MyHeritage Added 8.3 Million Records

MyHeritage announced they have added 8.3 million historical records from June of 2020 from six new collections from the U.K., Spain, and New Zealand. Four million records from a World War I medal index were added from the U.K.

Three collections from the Vitoria Diocese in Spain were added: a baptism index, a marriage index, and a death index. In addition, two collections from New Zealand were added: a World War I service index and an index of early settlers. This update brings the total number of historical records on MyHeritage to 12.5 billion.

Here are some details about the newly added collections:

United Kingdom, Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, 1914-1918: An index of service medals and awards issued in the UK following the World War I. It has 4,495, 296 records.

Spain, Vitoria Diocese Index of Baptisms, 1535-1903: An index of baptisms records from the Diocese of Vitoria in Spain from 1535 to 1903. It has 2,493,190 records.

Spain Vitoria Diocese, Index of Deaths, 1573-1904: An index of death records from the Diocese of Vitoria in Spain from 1573 to 1904. It has 483,122 records.

Spain, Vitoria Diocese, Index of Marriages, 1559-1899: An index of marriage records from the Diocese of Vitoria in Spain from 1559-1899. It has 363,452 records.

New Zealand, World War I Service Personnel and Reserves Index: An index of soldiers from New Zealand who served in World War I. It has 355,584 records.

New Zealand, Index of Early Settlers, 1840-1864: An index of early settlers in New Zealand from 1840 to 1864. It has 117,604 records.

Searching these collections on MyHeritage is free. To view these records or save records to your family tree, you’ll need a Data or Complete subscription.

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.

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