New Historical Records at Family Search for August 6, 2018

FamilySearch has added over 13 million new free digital images of historical Italian records this week from Avellino, Belluno, Caserta, Matera, Verona, and Vicenza, Italy!

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—FamilySearch has given a great gift this week for those with Italian ancestry from Palermo and Chieti, Italy–almost 8 million new images of birth, marriage, and death records from 1809-1947. This week’s records also include Sweden, Peru, Hungary, and BillionGraves. (Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.)

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.



Indexed Records

Digital Images



Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945



Added indexed records to an existing collection


Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1947



New browsable image collection.


Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1930



Added images to an existing collection


BillionGraves Index



Added indexed records to an existing collection


Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998



Added indexed records to an existing collection


Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930



Added indexed records to an existing collection

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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.