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« on: Wednesday 15 September 21 10:43 BST (UK) »
MyHeritage have a tempting subscription offer at the moment.

I have uploaded DNA onto MyHeritage and I like the way that works.

Does MyHeritage have any records that are not available on Ancestry or FindMyPast?
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: MyHeritage
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 September 21 11:01 BST (UK) »
I hope this link works:

https://www.myheritage.com/research/catalog?s=524862761

It's a list of what they have.

 I don't use it very often but the newspaper collection and year books have been helpful in the past.
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Re: MyHeritage
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 September 21 11:06 BST (UK) »
Not that I have noticed though I have rarely tried to search using it. I was tempted into changing from a one one payment to a full sub back in May but think it may have been a waste of money.
I have had subscriptions for Ancestry and FindMyPast for years. Without them I may have found MyH more use. Mostly I use FindMyPast these days for looking things up.
Others may have a different view of course.
Edit
Those USA newspapers might be interesting for the cousins who migrated. Shame it does not include Canadian ones.


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Re: MyHeritage
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 September 21 11:43 BST (UK) »

Those USA newspapers might be interesting for the cousins who migrated. Shame it does not include Canadian ones.

They have the French ones:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10844/canada-french-newspapers-1807-2007?s=524862761

I've not been through the whole list before!

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Re: MyHeritage
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 September 21 14:24 BST (UK) »
Many thanks, I'll look through the list.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
 All UK census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: MyHeritage
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 15 September 21 18:47 BST (UK) »
I don't think much of My Heritage - their "Smart Matches" are often useless. I'm no longer a member and (unlike on Ancestry) that means I can't reply to messages.

They were free for a week recently and I didn't notice any record sets that weren't available on the other sites. However I get a newsletter from them sometimes, and though I usually bin it I recall that they've recently acquired a leading French genealogy site:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210801005070/en/MyHeritage-to-Acquire-90-of-Filae

which may be of interest to some here.

Skelcey (Skelsey Skelcy Skeley Shelsey Kelcy Skelcher) - Warks, Yorks, Lancs <br />Hancox - Warks<br />Green - Warks<br />Draper - Warks<br />Lynes - Warks<br />Hudson - Warks<br />Morris - Denbs Mont Salop <br />Davies - Cheshire, North Wales<br />Fellowes - Cheshire, Denbighshire<br />Owens - Cheshire/North Wales<br />Hicks - Cornwall<br />Lloyd and Jones (Mont)<br />Rhys/Rees (Mont)

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Re: MyHeritage
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 September 21 20:11 BST (UK) »
I flick between both.  They both have advantages and disadvantages. 

Ancestry doesn't have a chromosome browser and produce some very dodgy common ancestors, which rely on the accuracy of seemingly random trees. Also, their 'hints' are widely off the mark.

The advantage is that they have a larger membership and thus more possible matches. However, they seem to be pushing ethnicity to the detriment of DNA matching.

I don't really bother with MyH's smart matches, preferring to use the other tools.
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