Yes Virginia, MyHeritage Free Records are Really Free . . . No Registration, No Credit Card Needed
So you know what irks me . . . I mean REALLY irks me? When someone sees one of my posts on Facebook related to genealogy and they comment with misleading information. Perhaps they aren’t informed or they are working on old information. I usually give a lot of leeway when it comes to comments on genealogy-related posts, but I draw the line sometimes. When? Well, when the comment can be understood as expert advice based on one’s own experience, but there is no underlying evidence.
MyHeritage Marriage Records ARE Free This Week through February 17, 2019
So I try my best to “educate” commenters and others who read my posts. In this specific case more than one person stated or inferred that the offer for Free Marriage Records at MyHeritage was misleading and a “scam.” They were unwilling to provide any screenshots or evidence. More than likely, the users clicked outside of the free database or didn’t check to make sure the records they searched for were labeled “free.”
To set the record straight, check out the video below in which I search for an access the New York City Marriage License Index page for my 2nd great-grandmother Bridget Farren. This is for her second marriage in 1912 to Owen Mulligan. I show how to check and make sure the record is actually free, what NOT to click on and how to save the image to your computer and access the source citation information.
And in case you’re curious about my file naming convention for female ancestors . . . in this case, the index stated the marriage license was granted on 5 February 1912. So here’s what I used:
FARREN Bridget b1867 (m2 MULLIGAN) NYC Marriage License Index 19120205
Which means is roughly:
SURNAME Given Name bBIRTHYEAR (mMARRIAGE# SPOUSE) RECORDSET RECORDDATE
SURNAME = Farren
Given Name = Bridget
BIRTHYEAR = 1867
MARRIAGE # = 2
SPOUSE = MULLIGAN
RECORDSET = NYC Marriage License Index
RECORDDATE = 5 February 1912
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