New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 8, 2018

Got Swedish ancestry? FamilySearch published over 36 million free records this week from Sweden and millions of other records published from American Samoa, BillionGraves, Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, and Venezuela.

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Got Swedish ancestry? FamilySearch published over 36 million free records this week from Sweden and millions of other records published from American SamoaBillionGravesIreland, New Zealandthe PhilippinesPortugal, and Venezuela. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or search over 5 billion free records at  FamilySearch. Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965

39,058

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

BillionGraves Index

199,670

199,670

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913

653,321

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966

901,347

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984

3,389

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911

2,115

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden, Göteborg och Bohus Church Records, 1577-1932; index 1659-1860

56,762

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 – 1920

36,064,931

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

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

19,650

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860

24,787

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2015

787,752

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.