Historical Record Collections Added in April and May 2022

Historical Record Collections Added in April and May 2022

We are delighted to announce the publication of 1.3 billion historical records in 37 collections from all over the world including: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine. The collections include birth, marriage, death, military, census, newspaper records, and more. Many of the collections include high-quality images alongside the index. With this update, the total number of historical records on MyHeritage has now reached 18.2 billion.

Here is a list of the new collections.

Collection Description Number of Records Link to Search

Newspaper Name Index, USA and Canada, Updated
An index of names from U.S. and Canadian newspaper collections with images 1,242,085,497 records added in this update. The collection now has 2,250,023,697 records in total Search collection now

1950 United States Federal Census
A high-quality index of manually transcribed records from the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. Covers several states and territories, with images. 7,433,692 records Search collection now

1950 United States Federal Census, AI Index
A less accurate index of automatically transcribed records from the 1950 U,S. Federal Census, created using AI and machine-learning algorithms. Covers all states and territories, with images 63,562,384 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Death Index, 1980-2022, Updated
An index of death records from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom 5,272,810 records added in this update. The collection now has 11,645,790 records in total Search collection now

1939 Register of England & Wales, Updated
A register of individuals living in England & Wales in 1939 1,320,572 records added in this update. The collection now has 11,018,970 records in total Search collection now

Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration of Births
An index of civil birth registrations from Antwerp between the years 1588 to 1913 with images 483,486 records

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Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration of Deaths
An index of civil death registrations from Antwerp between the years 1588 to 1913 with images 732,848 records
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Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration of Births

An index of civil birth registrations in East Flanders. Belgium, between the years 1541 and 1914 with images 497,897 records Search collection now

Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration of Deaths
An index of civil death registrations from the the East Flanders province of Belgium with images 851,746 records



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Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration Of Births
An index of civil birth registrations from the Liège province of Belgium between the years 1621 and 1914 545,977 records Search collection now

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration of Births
An index of civil birth registrations from the Limburg province of Belgium between the years 1798 to 1906 107,789 records Search collection now

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration of Deaths
An index of civil death registrations from Namur, Belgium, between the years 1800 to 1912 320,549 records Search collection now

France, Calvados, Military Registration Cards
An index of military draft cards from Calvados, France for men born between 1867 and 1921 290,660 records
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France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards
An index of military registration cards from Rhône, France for men who born between the years 1865 to 1932 61,389 records Search collection now

Germany, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp Prisoners
An index of Jewish prisoners from the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany 29,097 records Search collection now

Germany, Hesse, Deaths
An index of death records from Hesse, Germany from 1848 and 1990 with images 8,491,890 records Search collection now

Germany, North Rhine Westphalia (Arnsberg, Detmold, and Münster), Deaths 1874-1938, Update
An exclusive index of death records from North Rhine Westphalia, Germany with images 2,675,150 records added in this update. The collection now has 11,018,970 records in total Search collection now

Italy, Diocese of Trento, Catholic Church Baptisms
An index of baptism records from the Diocese of Trento, Italy from 1548 and 1937 1,801,828 records Search collection now

Italy, Diocese of Trento, Catholic Church Deaths
An index of death records from the Diocese of Trento, Italy from 1548 and 1937 39,286 records Search collection now

Italy, Napoli, Barano d'Ischia, Civil Registration of Births
An index of civil birth registrations from from Barano d'Ischia, Napoli, Italy from 1809 to 1929 50,166 records Search collection now

Italy, Napoli, Barano d'Ischia, Civil Registration of Deaths
An index of civil death registrations from from Barano d'Ischia, Napoli, Italy from 1809 to 1929 41,111 records Search collection now

Italy, Teramo, Civil Registration of Births
An index of civil birth registrations from Teramo, Italy from 1866 to 1914 31,957 records Search collection now

Italy, Teramo, Civil Registration of Deaths
An index of civil death registrations from Teramo, Italy from 1866 to 1914 167,977 records Search collection now

Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Baptisms
An index of baptisms, from Porto and Viana do Castelo, Portugal, from 1535 to1949 495,487 records Search collection now

Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Baptisms
An index of baptisms from Setúbal, Portugal from 1555 to 1911 257,850 records Search collection now

Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Deaths
An index of deaths from Setúbal, Portugal from 1555 to 1911 153,446 records Search collection now

Romania, Claims Conference
An index of Jewish individuals who resided in Romania during World War II 166,317 records Search collection now

Scotland, Mental Health Records
An index of mental health records from the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh 117,883 records Search collection now

Spain, Córdoba, Municipal Records of Birth
An index of birth records from Córdoba, Spain from 1509 to 1947 97,847 records Search collection now

Spain, Córdoba, Municipal Records of Death
An index of death records from Córdoba, Spain from 1509 to 1947 113,809 records Search collection now

Spain, Málaga, Municipal Birth Records
An index of birth records from Málaga, Spain from 1760 to 1956 415,254 records Search collection now

Spain, Málaga, Municipal Records of Deaths
An index of death records from Málaga, Spain from 1760 to 1956 385,822 records Search collection now

Spain, Sevilla, Municipal Birth Records
An index of birth records from Sevilla, Spain from 1293 to 1966 183,263 records Search collection now

Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration of Births
An index of civil birth registrations from Bern, Switzerland 52,999 records Search collection now

Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration of Deaths
An index of civil death registrations from Bern, Switzerland 32,168 records Search collection now

Sub-Carpathia, Jewish Birth Records
An index of Jewish birth records from parts of the former Hungarian counties of Bereg, Máramaros, Ugocsa and Ung, now part of Ukraine 204,316 records Search collection now

Compilation of Famous Artists
An index of famous artists throughout history 373,133 records Search collection now

Below, you can find more detailed information about the new collections.

Newspaper Name Index, USA and Canada — Updated

This collection is a structured name index extracted from existing free-text U.S. and Canadian newspaper collections on MyHeritage. Records typically include a person’s name, a snippet of text mentioning them in the newspaper, the newspaper publication title, date, and place of publication. Some records will also include additional searchable information such as the name of a spouse and the place of residence. Year range and place coverage in this collection vary greatly.

Names in this collection were extracted using machine learning technology and may contain mistakes due to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and automatic extraction. Users are encouraged to fix such mistakes using the “Suggest an alternative” feature that is available on every record page.

与搜索这些报纸的自由文本合集相比,搜索这个合集有几个主要优势。得益于其结构化的名称索引,该集合在搜索结果中支持同义词(例如,当您搜索Andrew时,它会找到Andy等),并且它对名字和姓氏使用不同的同义词。它还允许搜索一个人和他们的配偶,这在自由文本集合中是不可能的。此外,它利用MyHeritage的全球名称翻译™技术,以希伯来语或俄语等外语进行搜索,将返回英文报纸的搜索结果。

Newspapers are an important resource for genealogy and family history research, as they contain obituaries and other vital record substitutes such as birth, marriage, and death notices. Additionally, society pages and stories of local interest contain rich information on activities and events in the community and often provide details about the people involved.

This collection will be updated further in the future and records will be added to the name index from additional newspapers.

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1950 United States Federal Census

The1950 censuswas conducted across the continental United States and its territories during April and May 1950. For all individuals, it includes names, ages, residence addresses, relationships, households, gender, birthplace, marital status, and other facts. All of the records include images and are free to access, view and save. The searchable index currently contains all records fromAlaska,American Samoa,Delaware,Guam,Hawaii,Nevada,New Hampshire,Panama Canal Zone,Puerto Rico,Rhode Island,South Dakota,Utah,Vermont,Virgin Islands,Wyoming, Indian Reservation Schedules, and the overseas islands of Canton, Johnston, Midway, and Wake.

To bridge the gap until all the states have been released, MyHeritage utilized machine-learning and algorithmic techniques to create a free exclusive census AI index. First, the images of 150 million Americans appearing in the 1950 U.S. Census were scanned and the names were identified using handwriting text-recognition technologies. This technology, while powerful, can’t decipher every name accurately. MyHeritage then applied algorithmic techniques to remove names that appeared incorrect. The result is this index of 63 million names that were extracted with stronger confidence.

Though machine-learning and algorithmic techniques enabled us to analyze large volumes of data at record speed, the index is still considered very raw and contains mistakes. The records should be approached with caution and the linked census images should be reviewed to verify the information in every record.

In the weeks and months ahead, MyHeritage will continue to publish high-quality manually curated indexes state-by-state until the 1950 U.S. Census index is complete.

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United Kingdom, Death Index, 1980–2022, Updated

This collection contains an index of death records from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom. 5.2 million records were added in this update, bringing the total number of records to 11.6 million historical records. Records include the full name, gender, birth date, age at death, death date, and place where the death occurred.

While a large majority of the records in this index are from England, the index includes records from each postcode area in the United Kingdom, as well as the Crown dependencies of Jersey and the Isle of Man.

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1939 Register of England & Wales, Updated

The 1939 Register of England and Wales was conducted on 29 September 1939. 1.3 million records were added in this update, bringing the total number of records to 34.4 million. For each household member the register records name, gender, address, birth date, marital status, place of residence, and occupation. This collection is an important census substitute for genealogists and family historians, as the entire 1931 Census of England and Wales was destroyed by a fire and no census was conducted in 1941. The 1939 Register is the most complete existing census-like collection for the population of England and Wales that covers the period between 1921 and 1951.

The 1939 Register was conducted similarly to a census and includes similar information. One important difference for genealogists is that the full date of birth is recorded in the 1939 Register for each person, whereas the traditional censuses conducted in England and Wales only record each person’s age.

The information in this collection was gathered under the authority of the National Registration Act of 1939, an emergency measure at the start of the Second World War. 65,000 enumerators delivered the forms ahead of the official registration day. On Friday, September 29, 1939 (National Registration Day), householders were required to record the requested information on the supplied forms. On the following Sunday and Monday, local enumerators visited every household, checked and gathered the completed forms, and issued identity cards to each of the residents in the household.

Of the 42 million individuals who are recorded in this collection, 6.9 million records remain closed due to privacy protection requirements, and about 700,000 additional records appear without full names. Records are closed for those individuals who were born less than 100 years ago unless matched to a registered death record. These closed records will be made public and added to this online collection on a yearly basis going forward.

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Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration of Births

This collection from Antwerp, Belgium contains records and images of civil birth registrations from the Belgium National Archives between the years 1588 to 1913. Records include the name of the child, date and place of birth, gender, and the names of the parents.

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Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration of Deaths

This collection from Antwerp, Belgium contains records and images of civil death registrations from the Belgium National Archives between the years 1588 to 1913. Records contain the individual’s name, year and place of birth, year and place of death, names of the parents and spouse.

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Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration of Births

This collection contains records and images of civil birth registrations from 1541 to 1914. Records originate from the Belgium National Archives, in the East Flanders province of Belgium. Records contain the individual’s name, year and place of birth, and names of the parents.

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Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration of Deaths

This collection contains records and images of civil death registrations from the Belgium National Archives, in the East Flanders province of Belgium. Records include the name of the deceased, date and place of birth, date and place of death, age at death, names of the parents, and name of the spouse.

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Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration Of Births

This collection contains records and images of civil registrations of birth from the Belgium National Archives in the Liège province of Belgium between the years 1621 and 1914. Records include the name of the child, date and place of birth or baptism, and the names of the parents.

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Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration of Births

This collection contains records and images of civil birth registrations from the Belgium National Archives in the Limburg province of Belgium, between the years 1798 to 1906. Records include the name of the child, date and place of birth, gender, and the names of the parents.

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Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration of Deaths

这个收藏包含了比利时Namur省的比利时国家档案馆1800-1912年间民事死亡登记的记录和图像。记录包括死者姓名、出生日期和地点、死亡日期和地点、死亡年龄、父母姓名和配偶姓名。

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France, Calvados, Military Registration Cards

This collection from the Calvados department of France consists of military draft cards for men born between 1867 and 1921. Records include the individual’s name, date and place of birth, residence, date and place of military registration, and the names of the individual’s parents.

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France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards

这是法国Rhône部的收藏,包括1865年至1932年出生的男性的军队登记卡。记录包括个人的姓名、出生日期和地点、住所、军队登记的日期和地点、来源号码和父母的名字。

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Germany, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp Prisoners

This collection, which was provided to MyHeritage by JewishGen, contains records of Jewish prisoners from the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. Records may include first and last name of the prisoner, date and place of birth, the date of liberation from Bergen-Belsen, and the date and place of death (during or shortly after liberation).

In rare cases, a prisoner’s place of birth can also be his or her last address. The Book of Remembrance follows the principle to include names and dates according to the sources, and because of border changes during the World War II and the renaming of places, some towns and cities have different names.

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Germany, Hesse, Deaths

This collection includes death records and images from several communities that are within the state of today’s Hesse, Germany, between the years 1848 and 1990. These records were indexed and made searchable by MyHeritage. Records include the deceased’s given name, the date and place of birth, sex, and date and place of death. Information about the parents includes given name, surname, and mother’s maiden name.

从1874年10月开始,国家指定登记所有普鲁士居民的死亡记录,其中包括许多社区的收集。早在1876年1月,不属于普鲁士的黑森人社区的民事登记记录就开始了。虽然教会继续保留传统的记录,但国家也规定记录全体人口的个人或婚姻状况。

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Germany, North Rhine Westphalia (Arnsberg, Detmold, and Münster), Deaths 1874-1938

MyHeritage与北莱茵威斯特法伦州档案馆(Landesarchiv Nordrhein Westfalen)合作,向北莱茵威斯特法伦州的死亡收藏中增加了260万份德模地区的历史记录和图像。2022年世界杯预赛赛程MyHeritage is the first to index the images from the North Rhine Westphalia death collectionwith the full support of the Landesarchiv, the State Archives of North Rhine-Westphalia — making the information in the images more accessible and readily searchable than ever before.

Read more about this update inMyHeritage Publishes 11 Million German Historical Records.

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Italy, Diocese of Trento, Catholic Church Baptisms

This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptisms from the Diocese of Trento, Italy between the years 1548 and 1937. Original records are primarily in Latin and Italian. Records include the name of the child, date of birth, date and place of baptism, and the names of the parents.

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Italy, Diocese of Trento, Catholic Church Deaths

This collection contains Catholic Church records of death from the Diocese of Trento, Italy from the years 1567 to 1911. Original documents are primarily in Latin and Italian. Records typically contain the name of the individual, year of birth, date and place of death, names of the parents, and the name of the spouse.

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Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Civil Registration of Births

This collection from Barano d’Ischia, a municipality in the metropolitan city of Napoli, Italy contains records of civil birth registrations from the years 1809 to 1929. Records typically include the name of the child, gender, date and place of birth, and the names of the parents.

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Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Civil Registration of Deaths

This collection contains records of civil death registrations between the years 1809 to 1929 from Barano d’Ischia, a municipality in the metropolitan city of Napoli, Italy. Records typically include the name of the deceased, year and place of birth, date and place of death, age at death, names of the parents, and name of the spouse.

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Italy, Teramo, Civil Registration of Births

This collection contains records of civil birth registrations from the Teramo province of Italy between the years 1866 to 1914. Records typically include the name of the child, date and place of birth, and the names of the parents.

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Italy, Teramo, Civil Registration of Deaths

This collection contains records of civil death registrations from the Teramo province of Italy between the years 1866 to 1940. Records typically include the name of the deceased, year and place of birth, date and place of death, the names of the parents, and the spouse’s name

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Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Baptisms

This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptisms, created by parishes in the district of Porto and Viana do Castelo, Portugal, between the years 1535 and 1949. Original records are located in the Arquivo Distrital de Porto (District Archive of Porto), Portugal. Records typically contain the name of the child born, date and place of baptism, parish and names of parents.

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Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Baptisms

This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptisms, created by parishes in the district of Setúbal, Portugal, between the years 1555 and 1911. Records typically include the name of the child, date and place of baptism and the names of the parents.

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Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Deaths

This collection contains Catholic Church records of death, created by parishes in the district of Setúbal, Portugal, between the years 1555 and 1911. Records typically include the name of the deceased, year of birth, date and place of death, names of the parents, and name of the spouse.

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Romania, Claims Conference

这个收藏是由JewishGen提供给MyHeritage的,包含了二战期间居住在罗马尼亚的犹太人的记录。这个收藏中的名字来源于中央犹太复国主义档案馆和以色列亚德瓦谢姆的记录,由犹太人对德国提出物质要求会议整理。记录通常包含个人的姓名、日期和出生地点,以及拘留地点(如果有的话)。

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Scotland, Mental Health Records

The records in this collection originate from a set held at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh (MC7 series), titled General Register of Lunatics in Asylums. Records may contain the full name of the patient, the admission date, name of the institution, location within Scotland, and the date of death in cases where a patient died in an asylum.

虽然记录始于1858年,但第一卷包含了1858年1月1日住在苏格兰精神病院的所有病人的记录,这些病人早在1807年就入院了。这本诗集中的许多病人大部分时间都在精神病院度过。

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Spain, Córdoba, Municipal Records of Birth

This collection contains birth records microfilmed and digitized at the municipal archives in the province of Córdoba, Spain, between the years 1509 and 1947. Records include the name of the child, the date and place of birth, and the names of the parents.

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Spain, Córdoba, Municipal Records of Death

This collection contains death records microfilmed and digitized at the municipal archives in the province of Córdoba, Spain between the years 1509 and 1947. Records include the name of the deceased, year of birth, date and place of death, age at death, names of the parents, and name of the spouse.

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Spain, Málaga, Municipal Birth Records

这个收藏包含了西班牙南地中海海岸Málaga省1760年到1956年之间的出生记录。记录包含个人的名字,出生的日期和地点,以及父母的名字。

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Spain, Málaga, Municipal Records of Deaths

This collection contains a civil registration of deaths from the Spanish province of Malaga, located on the southern mediterranean coast of Spain, between the years 1760 and 1956. Records contain the individual’s name, year of birth, year and place of death, names of the parents, and spouse.

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Spain, Sevilla, Municipal Birth Records

This collection contains municipal records of births from the province of Sevilla, Spain between the years 1293 and 1966. Records contain the name of the individual, date and place of birth, and the names of the parents.

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Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration of Births

This collection contains civil birth registrations from the State Archive of Bern, Switzerland. Records typically contain the name of the child born, date and place of birth, and names of the parents.

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Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration of Deaths

This collection contains records of civil death registrations from Bern, Switzerland between the years 1792 and 1876. Records typically contain the name of the deceased, year of birth, date and place of death, names of the parents and name of the spouse.

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Sub-Carpathia, Jewish Birth Records

This collection, which was provided to MyHeritage by JewishGen, contains Jewish birth records from parts of the former Hungarian counties of Bereg, Máramaros, Ugocsa, and Ung, which are now located in Zakarpats’ka oblast of southwestern Ukraine. Records normally contain an individual’s name, birth year, residence, parents’ names and godfather.

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Compilation of Famous Artists

This collection contains records of artists specializing in painting, photography, sculpting, and more. Most records are of artists who lived in the Netherlands, France, England, Belgium, and Italy. Records include the name and gender of the artist, date and place of birth, date and place of death, and qualifications. Records may also include nationality, activity date and place, education, and family relationships.

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Examples

The census record of actress and singer Bette Midler and her family can be found in the 1950 United States Federal Census collection. The record shares her parents’ names, Fred Middler and Ruth Middler; her father’s occupation, painter at the Navy Yard; the names and ages of her siblings, Judith, 8, Susan, 5, and Daniel, 1; their address in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Bette’s age at the time of the census enumeration: 4 years old.

Census record of Bette Midler [Credit: MyHeritage 1950 United States Federal Census]

Census record of Bette Midler [Credit: MyHeritage 1950 United States Federal Census]

比利时著名艺术家Eugenius Carolus van Mieghem的记录可以在比利时安特卫普的出生民事登记收藏中找到。The record shares his date of birth, October 1, 1875; his birthplace, Antwerpen, Belgium; and his father and mother’s names, Henricus Aloysius van Mieghem and Virginia van Damme.

Birth record of Eugenius Carolus van Mieghem [Credit: MyHeritage Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration of Births]

Birth record of Eugenius Carolus van Mieghem [Credit: MyHeritage Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration of Births]

Summary

Our team is increasing the quality and accelerating the quantity of the historical records we publish, to help our users make breakthroughs in their family history research.
在MyHeritage上搜索新收藏是免费的。To view the records or to save records to your family tree, you’ll need aData or Complete plan.

如果你在MyHeritage世界杯东道主2022上有一个家谱,我们的记录匹配技术将自动通知你,如果这些收集的记录与你的亲属匹配。然后,您将能够查看记录并决定是否要将新信息添加到树中。

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