Saturday, November 10, 2018

Win a Free RootsTech 2019 4 Day Pass!

WAHOO!! As an Official RootsTech Ambassador, I have one RootsTech 2019 4-day pass to give away to a very lucky reader (a $299 value). This is the largest Genealogy Conference in the World.

RootsTech will be held February 27 - March 2, 2019
 in the Salt Place Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah


This is good for one FREE RootsTech Pass 2019. It includes the registration fee for over 300+ classes, Keynote General Sessions, Expo Hall, and evening events. This registration does not include travel, hotel, meals, labs or any other compensation. The free Family Discovery Day Pass are not included, and must be added on separately. Enter only if you plan on attending. Only one entry per person will be valid. Selection made by random drawing.

This contest will end on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m (MT). The winner will be contacted by email the following morning. By entering this contest you agree to give Renee feedback on your RootsTech 2019 experience, along with a photograph of yourself attending the event.


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Free Access to Military Records to Mark 100 Years Since the End of WWI

The following is from MyHeritage.


We want to let you know that ALL of our 47 million military records from around the world are searchable for free on MyHeritage to mark 100 years since the end of WWI. The records are available for free from November 8-12
As we remember the sacrifices made by the brave soldiers from all over the world, it’s a fitting opportunity to reflect upon the personal contributions made by our ancestors.
Military records are valuable resources that provide insight into the lives of those who have served in the armed forces, as well as their families. With these records, users can learn about their ancestors and honor their memory and service to their country.   
Click here to link to the free records,
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Saroo Brierley: Inspiration for Lion Movie to Keynote RootsTech 2019

Saroo Brierley RootsTech 2019 Keynote SpeakerSALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (8 November 2018), RootsTech is delighted to announce that Saroo Brierley will be the keynote speaker at RootsTech on Friday, March 1, 2019. Brierley is well known for his remarkable family reunification story as depicted in the 2016 film, Lion, which is an adaptation of Brierley’s autobiography, A Long Way Home. Find out more at RootsTech.org

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the 2019 RootsTech as a guest speaker! I hope my story will resonate with many attendees evoking all sorts of attributes of identity, hope, determination and chance,” said Brierley. “I’m super excited—can’t wait to see you all!”

Brierley was born in Ganesh, Talai, a suburb within Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. In 1986, at five years old, he was accidentally separated from his older brother, Guddu, at a train station in Burhanpur. Lost and alone, Brierley boarded a train he supposed his brother to be on and ended up nearly 1,500 kilometers from his village. He survived for weeks by scavenging food, spent time in a prison for children, and narrowly missed what he now believes may have led to a life of being trafficked.

Eventually, Brierley met a teenager who took him to a police station. From there he was placed in a government care center for abandoned children and later moved to the Indian Society for Sponsorship and Adoption. At five years, Brierley couldn’t provide enough information for the Society to locate his mother. In time, he was adopted by a family from Hobart, Tasmania in Australia where he was raised to adulthood.

Though Brierley was raised in a loving home by his adoptive parents, he was haunted by the unknowns of his birth, his biological family, and where he’d come from. He spent many late evenings in his early twenties working relentlessly to pair his vague childhood memories of India with what he could see on Google Earth. Late one night he finally found familiar landmarks that matched the places he remembered. Through Facebook and YouTube he was able to verify the likelihood that what he was seeing was indeed his childhood home. It provided enough confirmation to make the trip to India.

When he finally arrived in Khandwa, he asked the taxi driver to take him to the railway station. From there, his feet knew the way. When he knew he was close to home he began showing photos of himself as a child to the locals and saying the names of his biological siblings. This soon led him to an emotional reunion with his biological mother and just hours later he was reunited with his siblings.

We feel that Saroo’s message will be a perfect fit for the conference as RootsTech continues to showcase how connecting with others deepens our own sense of belonging,” said Jen Allen, event director. “Saroo’s desire to connect with his biological family came at a time when emerging technology barely made it possible. Now, there are hundreds of tools and technologies to facilitate connection with others, but Saroo’s determination led him there anyway. His story is a perfect fit for RootsTech.”

Brierley, now a successful businessman in Australia, regularly visits and video chats with his biological family in India and travels the world sharing his miraculous reunification story. Don’t miss this chance to hear the details of his extraordinary experience in person at RootsTech 2019!


About RootsTech
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.

Apply to be a speaker, exhibitor, or ambassador at RootsTech London!


Be a Speaker, Exhibitor, or Ambassador at RootsTech London
We’re thrilled to announce that applications for speakers, exhibitors, and ambassadors for RootsTech London are now open! If you’re interested in participating in the conference in one of these areas, please review the options below, and apply!
Be a Presenter
As a presenter, you’ll be surrounded with unique opportunities to share your personal knowledge, build your brand, and network with people from around the globe. Learn about the RootsTech London speaker benefits, and submit your presentation proposal here.
Be an Exhibitor or Sponsor
As an exhibitor or sponsor, you’ll have unprecedented opportunities to make sales, interact with customers, and fortify business relationships. Learn about the different exhibitor and sponsor options, and apply here.
Be an Ambassador
Ambassadors will serve as positive advocates for the RootsTech London event and are counted on to use social media and blog channels to amplify conference announcements and offerings.
Learn more about the ambassador program, and apply here.
*Attendee registration for RootsTech London, happening 24–26 October 2019, will open February 27, 2019.
**Questions? Contact us at info@rootstech.org.

RootsTech Expands to London in 2019!


RootsTech Expands to London in 2019!
We’re thrilled to announce that the RootsTech conference is expanding to international borders! RootsTech London will take place October 24–26, 2019,at the ExCeL London Convention Centre.
“We are excited to further position RootsTech as a global community for everyone to discover their family and deepen their sense of belonging that we all yearn for,” said Jen Allen, event director.
RootsTech London will not replace the annual conference in Salt Lake City but will serve as an additional event.
RootsTech London
Registration Opens February 2019 
Registration for RootsTech London will open in late February 2019. To receive the latest updates and announcements, visit rootstech.org/London.
Venue 
The ExCel Convention Center is London’s finest exhibition center, located only 5 minutes away from London City Airport. Click here to take an interactive tour of the ExCeL.

Dallas Public Library Teams with FamilySearch to Digitize Genealogy Collections

The following is from FamilySearch.

Dallas Public Library Teams with FamilySearch to Digitize Genealogy Collections

FamilySearch volunteers, Leni and James Moncur from Idaho, scan records at the Dallas Public Library.The Dallas Public Library is working with FamilySearch International, the largest genealogical organization in the world, to digitize the library’s extensive family history book collection. The initiative will expand free online patron access worldwide to the library’s historical records digitized. Search FamilySearch's Historical Book Collections.
“The Dallas Public Library has a long relationship with FamilySearch through microfilming Dallas County records in the 1990s,” said Dallas Public Library Director Jo Giudice. “We’re excited to take the next step in scanning books with the FamilySearch team.” 
Digitizing this collection will give researchers from around the world unprecedented access to rare and one-of-a kind family histories. Dallas Public Library’s family history book collection is a small part of the library’s genealogy collection, considered one of the largest and most comprehensive collections for family history research in the Southwest. The family history book collection will be scanned by FamilySearch volunteers. It contains more than 16,000 volumes of material donated over a 60-year period. The first records digitized will be rare family history books printed before 1923. 
“Dallas Public Library has been a top 5 genealogy library in the U.S. for many years. Partnering with them on the scanning initiative is going to benefit so many family historians far and wide,” said David E. Rencher, director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  
About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
About Dallas Public Library 
The Dallas Public Library operates the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library and 29 branch locations. A library card is free for any Dallas resident. For information on the many free programs and services available at the Dallas Public Library, visit http://dallaslibrary.org/home.htm.

New WWI Records for Armistice 100th Anniversary

The following is from FamilySearch.

New WWI Records for Armistice 100th Anniversary

Allied soldiers celebrating Armistice Day or the official end of World War IOn Veterans Day 2018, the world will look back a century to the victory of Allied forces and the signing of the Armistice that marked the end of World War I. With that signing, on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” 1918, the world rejoiced. In memory of those who served, FamilySearch has added millions of new, free historical records to help families discover more about their WWI veteran ancestors. Search the WWI collections at FamilySearch.org.
In many allied nations, Armistice Day is a national holiday coinciding with Veterans Day and Remembrance Day to celebrate the endings of both World War I and World War II. In the warring nations of World War I, millions registered for war and millions served. Twenty-one million were wounded and 20 million died.
As countries pause to remember, families seek to document their ancestors’ war-time stories. The stories from WWI are no longer first-person memories, but they do exist on documents, in pictures, and as memorabilia. The era’s records supply rich ancestral details including physical characteristics, vital information, service details and more.
FamilySearch has a large, constantly expanding, free collection of World War I records to help remember World War I soldiers. Governments on both sides of the conflict, Allied nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Belgium, Serbia, and Italy) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire) created a treasure trove of documents useful to genealogists.
Some records are unexpected today. For example, American women married to non-American men lost citizenship. Many created citizenship papers to be re-naturalized. Nearly everyone who had a male ancestor aged 21-30 that lived in the U.S. during WWI can find a record of that ancestor.
Jennifer Davis, a family historian, found all four of her great-grandfathers in the WWI Draft Records online—even though none of them served active duty. “The only picture I have of my great-grandpa Figgins is in black and white from a copy of a newspaper clipping,” said Davis. “In his draft record, it gives a physical description of him and says his eyes are brown. That’s a cool discovery, because I never would have known his eye color.”  
The draft records can be the perfect springboard to searching other records, because they often give hints about the registered individual, such as clues to family members listed in the “closest living relative” section or employment clues.
Among World War I records are draft cardscemetery records, and statement of service cards. The armed services kept military records that name the names and describe the work of those who served in any capacity.

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: March-Nov 2018

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of March 26, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of new historical records are available this week on FamilySearch from around the world, including CaliforniaCape VerdeEl SalvadorEnglandNicaraguaParaguaySouth Africa, and Uruguay. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or search over 5 billion free records at FamilySearch
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 2, 2018

Discover your ancestors in nearly 8 million new historical records from France this week on FamilySearch and more from Sweden, Austria, Montana, Pennsylvania, Luxembourg, and the Czech Republic. 
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 9, 2018

Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in over 2.5 million new church and civil records from BrittanyFrance and more from Peru, Ecuador, Sweden, Germany, Chile, the Netherlands, and the Ukraine. 
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 7, 2018

Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in nearly 300,000 images and indexed records from BillionGraves Index, more than 150,000 from Peru, Cusco, more than 130,000 from Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, and more records from Cape Verde, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Panama, Portugal, and Slovakia. 
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Cape Verde
1,839
0
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Guatemala
6,736
0
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Denmark
12,559
0
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Slovakia
8,788
0
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Portugal
5,988
0
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Brazil
136,337
0
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Germany
7,839
0
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Panama
146,592
0
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Peru
1,025
0
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Other
291,504
291,504
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 21, 2018
Find your German ancestors on FamilySearch with 2 million new Baden, Germany Catholic Church records. You can also check out the new genealogical records added this week from ArgentinaBeninAustriaBoliviaBrazilEnglandLuxembourgNetherlandsPolandPortugalUkraineUnited States(IowaLouisiana, and Rhode Island) and Venezuela
CountryCollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
ArgentinaArgentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-197730,5720Added indexed records to an existing collection
AustriaAustria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-191919,0590Added indexed records to an existing collection
BeninBenin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-201420,5830Added indexed records to an existing collection
BoliviaBolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-19968,1660Added indexed records to an existing collection
BrazilBrazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-199935,0190Added indexed records to an existing collection
EnglandEngland, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887446,5840Added indexed records to an existing collection
GermanyGermany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration, 1874-198317,3650Added indexed records to an existing collection
GermanyGermany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-19302,493,4660Added indexed records to an existing collection
LuxembourgLuxembourg, Civil Registration, 1796-19414,3070Added indexed records to an existing collection
NetherlandsNetherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-195041,6060Added indexed records to an existing collection
PolandPoland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-19668,7700Added indexed records to an existing collection
PortugalPortugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-19111,5440Added indexed records to an existing collection
UkraineUkraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-193722,2190Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesIowa, Old Age Assistance Records, 1934-1946264,3710Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesLouisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957235,7650Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesRhode Island Naturalization Records 1907-19916,6290Added indexed records to an existing collection
VenezuelaVenezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-199518,3860Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of June 4, 2018

FamilySearch added over 700,000 New York naturalization records and one million more historical records and images from ArkansasIdahoKansasOhio, and New Jersey. The BillionGraves Index has added over 600,000 indexed records and images to their database. Find your Italian ancestors from Naples with nearly 85,000 new records, and Jewish Records from Hungary. Other countries represented are Australia, Denmark, Honduras, India, Liberia, Peru, Portugal, and Sweden.
CountryCollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
Australia 33,80214311New indexed records and images collection
DenmarkDenmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-17928,9420Added indexed records to an existing collection
HondurasHonduras, Civil Registration, 1841-19685,4440Added indexed records to an existing collection
HungaryHungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-19451,8250Added indexed records to an existing collection
IndiaIndia, Archdiocese of Goa, Roman Catholic Priesthood Candidates, 1724-19962560Added indexed records to an existing collection
ItalyItaly, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-186584,4030Added indexed records to an existing collection
LiberiaLiberia, Marriage Records, 1912-201519,1840Added indexed records to an existing collection
OtherBillionGraves Index621,046 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
PeruPeru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-19962,1970Added indexed records to an existing collection
PortugalPortugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949114,2120Added indexed records to an existing collection
SwedenSweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-186013,2550Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesIdaho, Jerome County Historical Society, Minidoka Japanese Relocation Center Mixed Vital Records, 1942-19453850New indexed records collection
United StatesKansas, Cemetery Abstracts110,2190New indexed records collection
United StatesArkansas, Sevier County, Death Records, 1914-19235840New indexed records collection
United StatesOhio, Washington County Newspaper Obituaries, 1884-2013693,5290New indexed records collection
United StatesNew York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946772,0840Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesNew Jersey Naturalization Records, 1796-199111,9410New indexed records collection
United StatesIdaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-201380,2920Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of June 18, 2018

FamilySearch added 2.5 million searchable names to its England historical record collections, 1.5 million in Germany, 5.4 million in the Netherlands, and over 1 million in South Africa. Almost 1.5 million new browsable images can be found for Mexico. Additional indexed records and images were also added for Albania, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Italy, Peru, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, and in the United States in KentuckyIdahoIowaMichiganMissouri, and Utah.
CountryCollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
AlbaniaAlbania Census, 193011,7210Added indexed records to an existing collection
ChileChile, Civil Registration, 1885-19321,0180Added indexed records to an existing collection
DenmarkDenmark, Copenhagen City, Burial Registers, 1805-196835710New indexed records collection
EcuadorEcuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-20118,9710Added indexed records to an existing collection
EnglandEngland, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-19912,532,2750New indexed records collection
FranceFrance, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-179328,5970Added indexed records to an existing collection
GermanyGermany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-19391,349,8340Added indexed records to an existing collection
GermanyGermany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-19126800Added indexed records to an existing collection
GermanyGermany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-195743,7760Added indexed records to an existing collection
ItalyItaly, Asti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1803-1814, 1911-19359140Added indexed records to an existing collection
ItalyItaly, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-194323,9010Added indexed records to an existing collection
ItalyItaly, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-192924,5210Added indexed records to an existing collection
ItalyItaly, Rieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1840-1945580Added indexed records to an existing collection
MexicoMexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-192901406854New browsable image collection.
NetherlandsNetherlands, Archival Indexes, Public Records54053440Added indexed records to an existing collection
PeruPeru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-199856,7620Added indexed records to an existing collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-198910291080Added indexed records to an existing collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-19583,0550Added indexed records to an existing collection
Sri LankaSri Lanka, Colombo District, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1677-19908,7040Added indexed records to an existing collection
SwitzerlandSwitzerland, Fribourg, Census, 188075150Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesIdaho, Jerome County Historical Society, Minidoka Japanese Relocation Center Military Records, 1942-194514690New indexed records collection
United StatesIowa, Old Age Assistance Records, 1934-194668740Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesKentucky Death Records, 1911-196526,2280Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesMichigan, County Births, 1867-1917135,82093629New indexed records and images collection
United StatesMissouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-19381,7590Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesUtah, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1900-1960273470New indexed records collection

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of July 2, 2018

FamilySearch expands its free online archives this week with new records and images from AustraliaBillion GravesCanadaChileColombiaFind A GraveFranceGermanyItalyNew ZealandSlovakiaUruguay and the United States(Arkansas, District of Columbia, GeorgiaMaineNorth CarolinaOhioTennessee, and Texas). Those with Native American Heritage ancestors in the Ute Tribe will be excited to search new content for the tribe's 1944 Census.
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Canada
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Chile
51,174
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Colombia
60,424
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France
13,339
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France
382,683
0
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Germany
69,391
0
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Italy
12,556
0
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New Zealand
474,031
0
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Slovakia
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United States
1,448
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1,475
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229
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14,100
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United States
19,013
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United States
167,619
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United States
154,346
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162
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United States
2,480
0
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Uruguay
163,438
0
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New Historical Records for July 30, 2018

FamilySearch expands its free online archives this week with new records and images from FranceUnited Kingdom, and the United States (Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Washington). 
CountryCollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
FranceFrance, Vital Records, 1542-190053,9140Added indexed records to an existing collection
United Kingdom England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950928,9640Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesMaryland, Baltimore, Lock Funeral Home Records, 1936-20074,2420Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesNew Jersey, Bride Index, 1930-1938238,6230New indexed records collection
United StatesNew York State Census, 1905133,4560Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesWashington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-19381110Added indexed records to an
existing collection

New Historical Records at FamilySearch for August 6, 2018

FamilySearch has given a great gift this week for those with Italian ancestry from Palermo and Chieti, Italy--almost 8 million new images of birth, marriage, and death records from 1809-1947. This week’s records also include SwedenPeruHungary, and BillionGraves.
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Italy
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Italy
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Peru
33,913
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Sweden
20,720
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 10, 2018

FamilySearch expands its free online archives this week with over 1 million indexed records from England and Wales from the National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957. New additions also include content from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and the United States, including information from the following states: Arkansas, Illinois Massachuseetts, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Border Crossings from Canada to the United States and World War I Americana Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919. New records are also available from the Billion Graves Index.
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Belgium
126
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Brazil
169,018
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Brazil
7,830
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England
33,613
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England
1,024,884
0
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France
163,031
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France
456,784
0
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Liberia
49,409
0
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Mexico
170,443
0
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Netherlands
82,837
0
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South Africa
799,673
0
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Spain
8,160
0
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United States
1,460
0
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United States
626,444
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United States
10
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United States
39,406
0
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United States
746,011
0
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United States
2,229
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United States
739
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United States
779
0
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United States
1,252
0
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United States
53,955
0
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United States
194,371
0
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United States
75,719
0
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United States
14,711
0
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Other
271,578
271,578
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 10, 2018

FamilySearch expands its free online archives this week with over 1 million indexed records from England and Wales from the National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957. New additions also include content from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and the United States, including information from the following states: Arkansas, Illinois Massachuseetts, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Border Crossings from Canada to the United States and World War I Americana Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919. New records are also available from the Billion Graves Index.
Country
Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
Argentina
341,478
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Belgium
126
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil
169,018
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil
7,830
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
33,613
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
1,024,884
0
New indexed records collection
France
163,031
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
456,784
0
New indexed records collection
Liberia
49,409
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Mexico
170,443
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Netherlands
82,837
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa
799,673
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain
8,160
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
1,460
0
New indexed records collection
United States
626,444
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
10
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
39,406
0
New indexed records collection
United States
746,011
0
New indexed records collection
United States
2,229
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
739
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
779
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
1,252
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
53,955
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
194,371
0
New indexed records collection
United States
75,719
0
New indexed records collection
United States
14,711
0
New indexed records collection
Other
271,578
271,578
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 24, 2018

FamilySearch expands its free online archives this week with almost 4 million new searchable names from England and Wales, taken from the National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957. New indexed records are also available from Argentina, Australia, Colombia, France, Lesotho, Liberia, and the United States (Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia).
Country
Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
Argentina
61,422
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Australia
44,673
0
New indexed records collection
Colombia
372
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
17,927
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
3,860,310
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
94,106
0
New indexed records collection
Lesotho
70,366
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Liberia
21,998
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
13,031
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
212,068
0
New indexed records collection
United States
12,156
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
4,561
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
38,819
0
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
United States
1,462
0
New indexed records collection
United States
265,223
0
New indexed records collection
United States
2,590
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
2,942
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
15,162
0
New indexed records collection

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

FamilySearch expands its free online archives this week with almost 1.7 million new searchable names from France and almost 2 million names from Native American Census Rolls, 1885-1940. New indexed records are also available from Belgium, Ireland, 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.
Country
Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
Belgium
11,018
54,878
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
France
1,692,790
0
New indexed records collection
Ireland
987,286
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa
241,425
0
New indexed records collection
Switzerland
4,705
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ukraine
310,347
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
102,472
0
New indexed records collection
United States
108,056
0
New indexed records collection
United States
441,684
0
New indexed records collection
United States
228,954
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
62,781
0
New indexed records collection
United States
1,891
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
131,053
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
27
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
1,974,407
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Other
319,320
319,320
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Other
2,471,668
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of October 22, 2018

FamilySearch expands its free online archives this week with almost 2 million new searchable names from the 1915 Kansas State Census and nearly 1 million marriage records in the newly published Western States Marriage Index. New indexed records are also available from Chile, Colombia, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain, and the United States (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, and Ohio).
Country
Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
Chile
23,310
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Colombia
1,852
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
40,223
0
New indexed records collection
France
365,772
0
New indexed records collection
French Polynesia
8,565
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
299,779
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy
4,625
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy
48,063
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy
21,343
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Zealand
1,525
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain
14,035
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
31,773
0
New indexed records collection
United States
5,494
0
New indexed records collection
United States
2,968
0
New indexed records collection
United States
5,813
0
New indexed records collection
United States
1,609,914
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
96,391
0
New indexed records collection
United States
7
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
10,335
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
40
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
2,550
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
913,552
0
New indexed records collection

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of October 29, 2018

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives this week with new historical records from Germany, Chile, Italy, and the United States (Texas, West Virginia, and Western States Marriage Index.)
CountryCollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
GermanyGermany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-19124990Added indexed records to an existing collection
ItalyItaly, Bergamo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-19011,2790Added indexed records to an existing collection
ItalyItaly, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-194369,2330Added indexed records to an existing collection
ItalyItaly, Savona, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1813, 1838-19361,6150Added indexed records to an existing collection
PeruPeru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1935-19992,5500Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesTexas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-20082000Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesWest Virginia Will Books, 1756-197169,0630Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesWestern States Marriage Index9630Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 5, 2018

FamilySearch expands its free historical records this week by adding almost 2.5 million records from Oklahoma School Records and almost 500,000 records from England. Other countries included are the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Peru, and the United States (California, Georgia, Iowa, Montana, Native American records, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington). Billion Graves has also expanded its numbers.  
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
Dominican Republic
15,107
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
450,288
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Lesotho
27,034
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Liberia
17,980
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Other
291,984
291,984
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Peru
50,440
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
6,410
0
New indexed records collection
United States
100
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
130,375
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
49,446
0
New indexed records collection
United States
378
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
2,447,651
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
35,690
0
New indexed records collection
United States
27,951
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
105
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
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