New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 21, 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—If you’re looking for deceased relatives, you’re in luck! More than two million historic records from Find A Grave were added on FamilySearch this week. Many more records from BrazilDelaware, EnglandIllinoisItalyMichiganNambiaPeruTexas, and the United States were also published. Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

COLLECTIONS

INDEXED RECORDS

DIGITAL RECORDS

COMMENTS

Czech Republic Land Records 1450-1889

0

853,178

Added images to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Records of Freedmen’s Complaints 1865- 1872

140,985

209,817

New indexed records and images collection
Utah Tremonton and Garland Obituaries 1959-2013

18,360

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists 1906-1942

5,487,573

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
District of Columbia Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records 1863-1872

90,597

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953

0

1,041,753

Added images to an existing collection
Peru Cusco Civil Registration 1889-1997

78,283

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Ration Records1865-1872

154,587

97,567

New indexed records and images collection
Illinois DeKalb County Land Records 1838-1927

57,179

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education 1865-1872

145,374

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Norway Probate Index Cards 1640-1903

194,981

0

New indexed records collection
England Sussex Parish Registers 1538-1910

1,223,484

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Czech Republic Church Books 1552-1963

31,206

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru La Libertad Civil Registration 1903-1998

0

761

Added images to an existing collection
New Hampshire Vital and Town Records Index 1656-1938

442,376

0

New indexed records collection
Arizona County Marriages 1871-1964

72,804

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Portugal Porto Catholic Church Records 1535-1949

34,701

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Michigan Obituaries 1820-2006

152,033

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Jersey, State Census, 1855

73,030

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Minnesota Clay County School Census Records 1909-1962

296,251

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps 1798-1937

4,091,420

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.