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