Thursday, December 9, 2021

MyHeritage Adds 359 Million Additional French Historical Records

 I received this information from MyHeritage recently:


MyHeritage yeserday announced the publication of 359 million additional historical records from France from a vital records collection — including birth, marriage, and death records — and a naturalization records collection.

This is MyHeritage’s third update of French historical record collections since mid-October 2021, during which they have added 844 million records in total from 15 historical record collections.

All these records were previously only available exclusively through Filae, a leading French genealogy company that MyHeritage recently acquired.

The new collections complement the huge French treasure trove of vital, census, military, and burial records, making MyHeritage a good resource for anyone researching their French roots.

The collection, France, Vital Records Index, of 359 million records is an index of various birth, marriage, and death records in France from the 16th through the 20th centuries. 

The collection, France, Naturalizations, 1900-1963, contains 1.7 million records. It is an index of French naturalization records from the 20th century. It does not include images of scanned documents. Records contain the individual’s name and date and place of birth, as well as the date of the decree of naturalization.

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

Read more about this collection in


Disclosure:  I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and gave received other material consideration in past years.  I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product.  This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.

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