Thursday 28 October 2021

MyHeritage opens its death records to free access for Halloween

MyHeritage is offering free access to its death records over the coming weekend.

The company has taken a generous description of death records, so the free access will allow you to search death, burial and cemetery records as well as obituaries, all crucial sources of genealogical information.

From last Halloween until the beginning of October, MyHeritage has added more than 37 million records to its worldwide collection of these records – a collection of nearly 587 million records. 

There don't appear to be any records related to deaths in Ireland itself. However, the collection is impressivey global and among the most recent addtions were collections from Brazil, New Zealand, the United States, Poland and France, so no matter where your Irish ancestor headed, you have some chance of finding them here.

Free access will be available until Tuesday 2 November, and, if you're not already a member, you'll need to sign up as one (a quick and painless process) to take advantage of the offer.