MyHeritage Free Access to All Census Records September 1-8 2021 #announcements #records
Jan Meisels Allen
In honor of Labor Day MyHeritage is offering free access to all census records September 1-8, 2021. MyHeritage’s Census and Voter Lists encompass a repository of over 1.3 billion records including from Canada, Ireland, Scandinavia ,United Kingdom and the United States. There are also electoral rolls and other records from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, , Chile, Greece, Venezuela and more.
Records on MyHeritage are always free to search, but to view the records, you generally need a paid Data or Complete plan. This week, however, all census and voter list records are completely free for all to access and enjoy.
MyHeritage’s Global Name Translation™ technology, you can find records even in languages other than your own. The algorithm identifies additional versions of the names you’re searching for, including nicknames and versions in other languages, and will locate records that match. The census and voter list collections include, for example, electoral rolls from Greece that are recorded in Greek — but you can still search them in your native language, and you’ll see the results translated back into your language for you.
You do have to register to access the database. To search go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research
MyHeritage has a two-step security system. Once you register and sign-in you may have to obtain a code sent to your designated location (cell phone, text, email).
To read more see their blog post at:
I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and I am posting this solely for the information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee