New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 26 August 2019

FamilySearch has added nearly 5 million New York death records from 1880-1956 this week - all free!

FamilySearch has added nearly 5 million New York death records from 1880-1956 this week – all free!

[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 nearly 5 million New York death records from 1880-1956. Additional records include areas from Austria, Brazil, Norway, South Africa, and the United States, including Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, South Carolina and the Native American Birth and Death Records. (Find and share this announcement from the FamilySearch Newsroom).

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.

Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Austria Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 16,067 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016 345,819 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Norway Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 96,443 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972 192,343 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929 18,918 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998 1,773 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Iowa, Monroe County, Card Index of Births, Deaths & Marriages from Newspaper Clippings, 1898-2015 1,706 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958 84,429 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956 97,491 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956 4,749,222 0 New indexed records collection
United States South Carolina, Colleton County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951 22,417 0 New indexed records collection
United States United States, Native American Birth and Death Records, 1885-1940 1,167 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.