New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of February 12, 2018

FamilySearch published millions of free records this week including over 1 million Russian church records! Check out all the new records at Abundant Genealogy

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Find your ancestors on FamilySearch with new historic records published this week from BillionGravesColombiaDenmarkEcuadorEnglandPanamaRussia, and Slovakia. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or search over 5 billion free records at  FamilySearch.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

BillionGraves Index

266,700

266,700

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014

104,800

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964

38,635

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011

70,866

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010

496,943

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973

265,029

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923

1,032,510

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935

23,310

9,394

Added indexed records and images 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.

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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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.