New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 19, 2018

FamilySearch adds over 4 million new, free, historical records this week from German Bavarian Catholic Church Records, Ireland Marriage Bonds and Wills, and Gironde, France Civil Registrations.

FamilySearch adds almost 80 MILLION new records from German Lutheran Churches 1500-1971 and more!

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (20 November 2018)—FamilySearch added an astounding 79.5 million indexed Lutheran records from Germany, and almost 1 million nmore from the Ireland 1901 Census.  Other countries include Benin, Costa Rica, Portugal, South Africa, and the United States (MichiganGeorgia, and Montana).

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

Benin

Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014

3,236

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Costa Rica

Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975

75,801

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Germany

Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971

79,319,959

0

New indexed records collection

Ireland

Ireland Census, 1901

896,582

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Portugal

Portugal, Aveiro, Civil Registration, 1911-1915

7,871

0

New indexed records collection

South Africa

South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930

75

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880

73

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955

286

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Montana, Toole County Records, 1913-1960

54

0

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.