FamilySearch adds over 4 million new, free, historical records this week from German Bavarian Catholic Church Records, Ireland Marriage Bonds and Wills, and Gironde, France Civil Registrations!
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|Country||Collection||Indexed Records||Digital Images||Comments|
|England||England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers||122,512||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection|
|England||England, Lancashire, Rusholme Road Cemetery 1821-1933||67,177||0||New indexed records collection|
|France||France, Gironde, Civil Registration, 1696-1912||1,219,119||0||New indexed records collection|
|Germany||Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939||2,598,880||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection|
|Ireland||Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage License Bonds Indexes, 1623-1866||218,434||0||New indexed records collection|
|Ireland||Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes, 1595-1858||364,122||0||New indexed records collection|
|United States||Illinois, Kane County, Elgin, Gail Borden Public Library District, Local Newspaper Obituary Digital Index, 1922-2017||66,820||0||New indexed records collection|
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