Thursday, March 3, 2022

First look at the MyHeritage U.S. Census Content Hub

 I received this information from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage this morning:


I’m delighted to give you a first look at a new content hub, focusing on the 1950 U.S. census and U.S. census records in general, which we are launching today among our other exciting RootsTech announcements. On this dedicated hub, visitors can learn about everything related to the 1950 census, prepare for its launch, and search the collection as soon as it goes live. We believe it could bring great value to your audience.

We see the release of the 1950 census as a perfect opportunity to encourage people to start or deepen their family history research. You can point out to your followers that although census records are available to the public on the National Archives website, searching the 1950 U.S. Census records and other historical records on MyHeritage offers invaluable additional benefits:

1.  Advanced search capabilities: Using MyHeritage’s search engine, you can search for your ancestors according to any criteria and not just name, home address, or enumeration district. You can also search according to multiple search criteria at once, allowing you to zero in on what you're looking for faster. MyHeritage’s sophisticated search algorithms can even identify nicknames and name variations from other languages.

2.  Free access to fully indexed records: We will be investing a great deal of funds and efforts in fully indexing the 1950 census records as soon as the images are released. Once this project is complete, we will be offering free access to the indexed 1950 census records. 

3.  Easily flip between records within the family: MyHeritage allows you to easily flip between census records of individuals in the same family group. Family members are listed on the record page, and you can click their names to go to their records.

4.  Explore related records: When you are viewing records on MyHeritage, you’ll see additional historical records that mention the person you are researching. Our database includes more than 16 billion records and is constantly growing.

5.  Receive automatic Record Matches: When you build a family tree on MyHeritage, you won’t even need to search actively. MyHeritage finds historical records that mention the people in your family tree and delivers them straight to your inbox.

6.  Extract new information straight to your family tree: Extracting information from historical records and placing it on your online family tree is as simple as a few clicks on MyHeritage.

7.  How-to video: We have already released a short video explaining how to research U.S. census records on MyHeritage, which you can find on the pages I linked to above.


Disclosure:  I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and have 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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