New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 17, 2018

This week, FamilySearch adds over 1.3 million indexed records from Peru, Colombia, and North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia - all FREE!

FamilySearch adds 1.3 million indexed records from Peru, Colombia, French Polynesia, Germany, South Africa, and North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia – 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, UT (December 20, 2018)—FamilySearch added 1.3 million indexed records this week. Over 700,000 of these records come from Peru; records also came from Colombia, French Polynesia, Germany, South Africa, and North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia in the United States. (Find and share this news release online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).

Research these free new records and images 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

Colombia

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576–2017  

198,711

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

French Polynesia

French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780–1999

2,733

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Germany

Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt, Civil Registration, 1874–1982

79,160

0

New indexed records collection

Germany

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration, 1874–1983

12,365

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru

Peru, Diocese of Huaraz, Catholic Church Records, 1641–2016

164,231

0

New indexed records collection

Peru

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996

605,532

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Africa

South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870–1930

12,066

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index

178,288

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Ohio, Licking County, Hartford Township Records, 1881–1962

927

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

West Virginia Deaths, 1804–1999

910

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

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