New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 6 January 2020

FamilySearch adds over 4 million FREE historical records including Ireland, Poverty Relief Funds, 1810-1887 and Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011!

FamilySearch adds over 4 million FREE historical records including Ireland, Poverty Relief Funds, 1810-1887 and Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011!

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

Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
American Samoa American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1972 2,237 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 145,165 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 75,768 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 3,314 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 4,881 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928 806 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 203,870 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Colombia Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991 6,371 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 2,277,196 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 43 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887 1,898 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Haiti Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration, 1794-2012 193,434 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ireland Ireland, Poverty Relief Funds, 1810-1887 691,210 0 New indexed records collection
Italy Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1899 9 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Italy, Trieste, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1924-1944 1,305 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Netherlands Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 72,937 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005 140,119 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999 3,733 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 10,307 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 550 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, Civil Births, 1802-1969 1,200 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 425 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 4,543 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Georgia, Chatham, Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper’s Book (colored), 1852-1942 129 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000 114 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989 12,560 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972 868 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Louisiana, New Orleans, Slave Manifests of Coastwise Vessels, 1807-1860 115,098 0 New indexed records collection
United States Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906 30 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records 2,957 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979 2,419 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922 239 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States South Carolina, Charleston City Death Records, 1821-1926 37,437 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913 1,330 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Missouri, Recruitment Lists of Volunteers for the United States Colored Troops, 1863-1865 17,881 0 New indexed records collection

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About the Author

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.