New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of March 4, 2019

FamilySearch adds almost 4 MILLION new, FREE, historical records from Canada, England, and Australia including Canada Prairie Provinces Census 1926!

FamilySearch adds almost 4 MILLION new, FREE, historical records from Canada, England, and Australia including Canada Prairie Provinces Census 1926!

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (5 March 2019)—FamilySearch added millions of new, free, historical records this week from Canada, England, Australia, Cook Islands, Peru, United States (Iowa), and the BillionGraves Index.  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. (Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.).

Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments

Australia

Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940

4,184

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Australia

Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985

579

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Canada

Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926

2,016,404

48,436

New indexed records and images collection

Cook Islands

Cook Islands, Public Records, 1846-1989

75,734

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

England

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

1,788,466

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Other

BillionGraves Index

127,027

127,027

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Peru

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996

178,642

0

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

United States

Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951

5

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.