New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of February 19, 2019

FamilySearch adds over 1 MILLION new, FREE, historical records from the US including Iowa Birth Records 1921-1942

FamilySearch adds almost 6 MILLION new, FREE, historical records this week from Colombia, Italy, Switzerland, and the US including 5 MILLION Iowa records!

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—FamilySearch added new, free, historical records this week from Colombia, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States: CaliforniaGeorgia (Confederate Pension Rolls), IllinoisIowa (almost 5 million new military records), New York (Naturalization records), OklahomaPennsylvania, and Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors. (Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).

Search these 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

120,578

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy

Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942

5,080

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Switzerland

Switzerland, Vaud Terrier Records, 1234-1798

236

0

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

United States

California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994

48,406

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

California, County Naturalizations, 1831-1985

66

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920

113,365

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920

2,055

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958

15,645

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910

4,792,997

0

New indexed records collection

United States

New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980

483,815

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936

9,614

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Schuylkill Haven, Funeral Home Obituary Cards, 1914-2007

1,434

0

New indexed records collection

United States

United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783

116,336

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
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