New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of August 23, 2017

This week FamilySearch has added over 1 million new records and images from France, United Kingdom, and the United States - all available for free!

[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 over 8 million new records from the Netherlands were added and millions more from Denmark and England! Search these new free records and new records from Belgium, BillionGraves, ChileKansasLiberiaLouisianaOhioSouth Africa, and Sweden at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Find and share this announcement quickly online from the FamilySearch Newsroom.

 

Collection

Indexed

Records

Digital

Images

Comments

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912

69,544

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

BillionGraves Index

311,318

311,318

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015

269,183

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Denmark Census, 1925

3,627,893

134,037

New indexed records and images collection

England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944

4,852,180

278,569

New indexed records and images collection

Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911

21,152

4,671

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Kansas State Census, 1865

149,601

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Kansas State Census, 1875

618,774

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974

15,126

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957

146

0

Added images to an existing collection

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records

8,751,272

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004

90,389

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011

7,754

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860

23,383

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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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.