New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 25, 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, Utah (26 September 2017), Good news for those with South Africa roots–over 1 million free images of historic records were published this weekMany more were published from AustraliaAustriaEnglandFind A GraveFranceIrelandItaly, Paraguay, and Peru! Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. (Find and easily share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).

Collection

Indexed

Records

Digital

Images

Comments

Australia, Victoria, Outward Passenger Lists, 1852-1924

95,249

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899

18,145

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936

241,846

1,600

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Find A Grave Index

926,569

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789

9,738

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913

0

337,523

Added images to an existing collection

Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1815, 1866-1943

66,115

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015

128

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952

314,208

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005

163,145

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998

27,727

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989

155,877

1,167,010

New indexed records and images 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.