New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of October 8, 2018

FamilySearch adds millions of new records from France, Ireland, and Native American Census Rolls, 1885-1940 plus over 700,000 Iowa birth and death records!

FamilySearch adds millions of new records from France, Ireland, and Native American Census Rolls, 1885-1940 plus over 700,000 Iowa birth and death 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 expands its free online archives this week with millions of new searchable names from France, Ireland, and Native American Census Rolls, 1885-1940. New indexed records are also available from Belgium, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States (Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New York, and the Mexican War Pension Index). New indexed records are also on the BillionGraves Index and the Find a Grave Index. (Find and share this announcement 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

Belgium

Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914

11,018

54,878

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

France

France, Calvados, Civil Registration, 1792-1942

1,692,790

0

New indexed records collection

Ireland

Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913

987,286

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Africa

South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriage, 1870-1930

241,425

0

New indexed records collection

Switzerland

Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880

4,705

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ukraine

Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1799-1911

310,347

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Georgia, World War I statement of service summary card files, ca. 1920-1929

102,472

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Hawaii, Kauai County, Obituaries, 1982-2010

108,056

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942

441,684

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951

228,954

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Mississippi, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919

62,781

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010

1,891

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980

131,053

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926

27

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940

1,974,407

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Other

BillionGraves Index

319,320

319,320

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Other

Find A Grave Index

2,471,668

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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