Wednesday 1 September 2021

Free access to MyHeritage's global census and electoral records

To mark Labor Day, MyHeritage has announced free access to its global census and electoral list records for the first full week of September.

The Census & Voter Lists category on MyHeritage encompasses a vast repository of over 1.3 billion records, including census records from the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Scandinavia, and Canada as well as electoral rolls and other records from around the world.

Free access will end on 8 September.

 In other news from MyHeritage, the company has updated its photo colourisation feature. The new  option is called the July 2021 model.

This model works especially well on higher resolution photos that have been enhanced and upscaled using the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer. It resolves discoloration issues that occurred in some enhanced photos and produces better-looking results for non-enhanced photos as well.

Give it a go. You need only a free account to sample a few of your own photos.

Below is an enhancement of Yours Truly. The photo was taken ... ahem... some years ago, when I was 21. My husband says I don't look a day older and I'm still as grumpy as I obviously was then. Humph. Apart from the obvious clarity of the enhanced photo, the only thing I really notice is that my blue eyes have become brown. Since it's nigh on impossible to tell from the original photo what my eye-shade is, I'll forgive that arguable 'enhancement'. The clarity of the new photo is terrific, though.