New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 25 November 2019 – Abundant Genealogy

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 25 November 2019

This week FamilySearch adds almost 9 million new FREE records including 8 million historical newspaper obituaries (1815-2011) from U.S. Genealogy Bank!

FamilySearch adds almost 9 million new FREE records including 8 million historical newspaper obituaries (1815-2011) from U.S. Genealogy Bank!

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—This week, 8 million historical newspaper obituaries (1815-2011) from U.S. Genealogy Bank were added to FamilySearch.org. More new, free, historical records this week include Catholic church books from Croatia, Cambridge parish registers from England, Irish directories, archival indexes from the Netherlands, and passenger lists from the United States of America.

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
Croatia Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1725-1926 2,870 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Cambridge Parish Registers, 1538-1983  468,063 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ireland Ireland and Britain, Transatlantic Migration from North America, 1858-1870 42,695 0 New indexed records collection
Ireland Ireland, Thom’s Official Directory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1894, Irish Section 121,181 0 New indexed records collection
Ireland Ireland, Thom’s Official Directory, 1910 131,734 0 New indexed records collection
Netherlands Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records 11,864 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Louisiana, New Orleans Index to Passenger Lists, 1853-1952 151,894 0 New indexed records collection
United States United States, California, List of United States Citizens Arriving at San Francisco, 1930-1949 434,995 0 New indexed records collection
United States United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 8,829,622 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.

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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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.

1 Comment on "New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 25 November 2019"

  1. Thank you for all this valuable information and for free!!!

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