New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 12 August 2019

FamilySearch has added nearly 5 million New York death records from 1880-1956 this week - all free!

FamilySearch has added over 7.2 million FREE historical records this week including New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946!

[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 Australia, French Polynesia, Germany, Honduras, Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States, including Arkansas, Rhode Island, Missourri, Kansas, New York, Ohio, and the Veterans Adminstration Master Index. Find and share this announcement online from 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
Australia Australia, Queensland, Toowoomba, Prison Records Index, 1864-1906 7,634 0 New indexed records collection
French Polynesia French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 4,861 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1912 19,423 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Honduras Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978 49,462 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Netherlands Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 58,872 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954 223,520 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 3,272,682 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Arkansas Confederate Soldier Home,1890-1963 83 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Rhode Island Naturalization Records 1907-1991 155,658 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933 90,606 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Kansas State Census, 1925 1,833,079 0 New indexed records collection
United States New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980 420,798 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850 26 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946 1,079,048 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection

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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.