New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 7, 2018

Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in nearly 300,000 images and indexed records from BillionGraves Index, more than 150,000 from Peru, Cusco, more than 130,000 from Brazil, Rio De Janeiro - all new this week at FamilySearch!

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in nearly 300,000 images and indexed records from BillionGraves Index, more than 150,000 from Peru, Cusco, more than 130,000 from Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, and more records from Cape Verde, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Panama, Portugal,and Slovakia. Research these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Country

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Cape Verde Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957

1,839

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Guatemala Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-2008

6,736

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Denmark Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964

12,559

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Slovakia Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935

8,788

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Portugal Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911

5,988

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012

136,337

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957

7,839

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Panama Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973

146,592

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997

1,025

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection
Other BillionGraves Index

291,504

291,504

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.

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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.