Databases – MyHeritage
Are you keen to research your family tree but daunted by complicated and pricey genealogy websites? The library is now offering free access to MyHeritage Library Edition, an ideal starting point for finding out about your past.
MyHeritage, available in forty different languages, enables you to research over 5 billion historical records from all over the world as well as more than 1.5 billion exclusive user-generated family trees. This international database is accessible from home with your library card and PIN/password, and has nifty features such as the Record Detective which automatically finds new ancestry records for you.
MyHeritage is perfect for beginners and the ideal complement to our popular Ancestry database. One of our volunteers, a keen genealogy enthusiast, tested the database and described the experience as “better than Christmas” after finding all sorts of new information about his ancestors. Our genealogy expert and Hot Seat host evaluated MyHeritage and found it “intuitive and user-friendly” as well as “attractive and useful”.
So whether you are a new to family research or a seasoned genealogist, you can visit the library website, find MyHeritage on our Digital Content page and enjoy free access to this database. Researching your past has never been easier!