New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 5 August 2019

FamilySearch has added over 2.3 million FREE historical records this week including Freedmen's Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872 and Kansas State Census, 1915!

FamilySearch has added over 2.3 million FREE historical records this week including Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872 and Kansas State Census, 1915!

[Editor’s Note: We just received this press release from FamilySearch outlining new records added to their online site.]

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—FamilySearch added new, free, historical records this week from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, South Africa and the United States, including Kansas, Alabama and the Freedman’s Bureau Hospital.

Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

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Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Australia Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists, 1839-1923 164,023 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Austria Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896 22,532 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1964 1,166,675 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1804-1877 18,522 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991 846,630 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Kansas State Census, 1915 50,854 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872 51,238 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930’s 18,382 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection

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