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FREE GENEALOGY STUFF: New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch 24 December 2023

FREE GENEALOGY STUFF: New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch 24 December 2023

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives with 49 million new, fully searchable family history records in the week of 24 December 2023 with 10 million more records for the United States and Brazil, and records numbering in the millions for Colombia, the Czech RepublicEl Salvador, IndiaPortugalRussia, and Venezuela. New historical records were also added to collections for ArgentinaBelgiumCosta Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, ParaguayPeruPuerto RicoSpainZimbabwe, and elsewhere.  Start searching these new records by clicking on their respective links below.

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Don’t see what you’re looking for this week? Millions of new genealogy records are added each week to make your discoveries easier. While you are waiting for record expansions in your areas of interest, explore 16 billion images of historical records that you can conveniently view by location. They are not indexed yet, but you can still search them using the powerful Explore Historical Images feature.

Check back next week and, in the meantime, search existing records on FamilySearch. For other exciting genealogy content, peruse over 1,500 free, on-demand sessions from RootsTech 2023.

 

Country

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Argentina Argentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000 2,900

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 84

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 6,465

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Computer-aided Indexes 736,149

0

CAI records added
Australia Australia, Victoria, Wills, Probate and Administration Files, 1841-1926 8,770

0

Expanded collection
Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 4,907

0

Expanded collection
Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1953 4,907

0

Expanded collection
Belgium Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914 968

0

Expanded collection
Belgium Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 3,545

0

Expanded collection
Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 1,730

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Alagoas, Church Records, 1802-2016 1,293

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013 271

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 2,103

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995 848

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 1,190

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 1,184

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994 2,002

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Computer-aided Indexes 10,563,626

0

CAI records added
Chile Computer-aided Indexes 1,052

0

CAI records added
Colombia Colombia, Bogotá, AGN, DAS Alphabetical Cards 460

0

Expanded collection
Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018 21,857

0

Expanded collection
Colombia Computer-aided Indexes 4,056,606

0

CAI records added
Costa Rica Computer-aided Indexes 49,624

0

CAI records added
Costa Rica Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992 66

0

Expanded collection
Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994 322

0

Expanded collection
Czech Republic Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1981 2,747,051

0

Expanded collection
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, National Identity Cards, 1884-2019 -43,452

0

Expanded collection
Dominican Republic Computer-aided Indexes 525,939

0

CAI records added
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975 516

0

Expanded collection
Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 1

0

Expanded collection
El Salvador Computer-aided Indexes 1,301,657

0

CAI records added
French Polynesia French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 718

0

Expanded collection
Germany Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wuppertal, Civil Registration, 1810-1930 1,382

0

Expanded collection
Gibraltar Gibraltar, Church Records, 1697-1991 252

0

Expanded collection
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe, Civil Registration Records, 1792-1872 4

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Computer-aided Indexes 87,675

0

CAI records added
Guatemala Guatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008 204

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006 142

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 382

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 193

0

Expanded collection
India India, Catholic Church Records, 1751-2014 7,969,611

0

Expanded collection
India India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990 54,762

0

Expanded collection
Ireland Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900 65,092

0

Expanded collection
Italy Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942 157

0

Expanded collection
Italy Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941 819

0

Expanded collection
Italy Italy, Venezia, Venezia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1930 1,071

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996 6,619

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977 3,499

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970 645

0

Expanded collection
Netherlands Aruba, Civil Registration, 1823-2004 5

0

Expanded collection
Palau Palau, Church Records, 1921-1940 146

0

Expanded collection
Paraguay Computer-aided Indexes 192,677

0

CAI records added
Paraguay Paraguay, Births, 1898-1963 381

0

Expanded collection
Peru Computer-aided Indexes 139,534

0

CAI records added
Peru Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 13,918

0

Expanded collection
Portugal Computer-aided Indexes 1,230,793

0

CAI records added
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, San Juan, Cemetery Records, 1888-1988 42,227

0

Expanded collection
Russia Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885 2,744

0

Expanded collection
Russia Russia, Tobolsk, Church Books, 1722-1930 5,710,742

0

Expanded collection
Russia Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918 212,815

0

Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Western Cape, Deceased Estate Files, 1951-1958 8,963

0

Expanded collection
Spain Computer-aided Indexes 508,821

0

CAI records added
St Lucia St. Lucia, Church Records, 1751-1793 3

0

Expanded collection
Sweden Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860 248

0

Expanded collection
United States Delaware, U.S. District and Circuit Court Naturalization Records, 1817-1936 9,625

0

Expanded collection
United States Hawaii, Hawaii State Archives, Probate Packet Records, 1814-1917 885

0

Expanded collection
United States Hawaii, Registrar of Bureau of Conveyances, Deed Records, 1846-1900 453

0

Expanded collection
United States New Jersey Naturalization Records, 1796-1991 223,220

0

Expanded collection
United States New York, U.S. District and Circuit Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1991 97,191 0 Expanded collection
United States North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 4,832 0 Expanded collection
United States Ohio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953 1,452

0

Expanded collection
United States Texas, Hidalgo County, Marriage Records, 1875-2021 8,281

0

Expanded collection
United States United States, California, San Francisco, Records of Chinese Laborers Returning to the US, 1882-1888 259

0

Expanded collection
United States United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975 12,157,476

0

Expanded collection
United States Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896 771

0

Expanded collection
Uruguay Computer-aided Indexes 819

0

CAI records added
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 5,630

0

Expanded collection
Venezuela Computer-aided Indexes 1,192,617

0

Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 2,350

0

Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020 1,760

0

Expanded collection
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Diocese of Chinhoyi, Catholic Church Records, 1941-2022 7,501

0

Expanded collection
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Diocese of Mutare, Catholic Church Records, 1898-2022 22,600

0

Expanded collection

Total

49,999,607

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.


FREE GENEALOGY STUFF: New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch 17 December 2023

FREE GENEALOGY STUFF: New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch 17 December 2023

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives on 17 December 2023 with over 12 million new indexed family history records from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and collectively 29 million more records from BrazilColombia, the Czech RepublicRussia, and the United States. Other collections added records in the thousands from GuatemalaIrelandMexicoParaguayPeruS AfricaUkraine, and Zimbabwe. Click on the links below to search for these new records.

Don’t see what you’re looking for this week? Millions of new genealogy records are added each week to make your discoveries easier. While you are waiting for record expansions in your areas of interest, explore 16 billion images of historical records that you can conveniently view by location in manageable batches. They are not indexed yet, but you can still search them using the powerful Explore Historical Images feature.

Check back next week and, in the meantime, search existing records on FamilySearch. For other exciting genealogy content, peruse over 1,500 free, on-demand sessions from RootsTech 2023.

Country

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981

34

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Argentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000

2,083

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946

654

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974

5,938

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983

11

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Computer-aided Indexes

181,276

0

CAI records added
Belgium Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914

1,087

0

Expanded collection
Belgium Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912

3,032

0

Expanded collection
Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996

1,693

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Alagoas, Church Records, 1802-2016

1,665

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013

161

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949

2,700

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995

1,363

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012

1,392

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999

612

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994

3,469

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Computer-aided Indexes

7,890,535

0

CAI records added
Colombia Colombia, Bogotá, AGN, DAS Alphabetical Cards

298

0

Expanded collection
Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018

21,267

0

Expanded collection
Colombia Colombia, Censuses, 1777-1967

5,865

0

Expanded collection
Colombia Computer-aided Indexes

7,164,356

0

CAI records added
Costa Rica Computer-aided Indexes

7,910

0

CAI records added
Costa Rica Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992

984

0

Expanded collection
Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994

214

0

Expanded collection
Czech Republic Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1981

3,248,171

0

Expanded collection
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Census, 1984

12,126,942

0

Expanded collection
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, National Identity Cards, 1884-2019

254,162

0

Expanded collection
Dominican Republic Computer-aided Indexes

70,771

0

CAI records added
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010

167,004

0

Expanded collection
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975

692

0

Expanded collection
El Salvador Computer-aided Indexes

142,971

0

CAI records added
Germany Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wuppertal, Civil Registration, 1810-1930

1,584

0

Expanded collection
Gibraltar Gibraltar, Church Records, 1697-1991

572

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Computer-aided Indexes

28,394

0

CAI records added
Guatemala Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

464

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008

387

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

130

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006

10,549

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

43

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

46

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

97

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

31

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Retalhuleu, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

57

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

91

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, San Marcos, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

88

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

81

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Sololá, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

61

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

536

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Totonicapán, Civil Registration, 1930-2008

118

0

Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Zacapa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994

99

0

Expanded collection
India India, Catholic Church Records, 1751-2014

3,613,598

0

Expanded collection
India India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990

276

0

Expanded collection
Ireland Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900

73,527

0

Expanded collection
Italy Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942

331

0

Expanded collection
Italy Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941

742

0

Expanded collection
Italy Italy, Venezia, Venezia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1930

701

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Computer-aided Indexes

3,605

0

CAI records added
Mexico Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996

4,390

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977

1,471

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970

962

0

Expanded collection
Netherlands Aruba, Civil Registration, 1823-2004

233

0

Expanded collection
Palau Palau, Church Records, 1921-1940

443

0

Expanded collection
Paraguay Computer-aided Indexes

45,600

0

CAI records added
Paraguay Paraguay, Births, 1898-1963

183

0

Expanded collection
Peru Computer-aided Indexes

46,344

0

CAI records added
Peru Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992

17,561

0

Expanded collection
Portugal Computer-aided Indexes

944,206

0

CAI records added
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969

5

0

Expanded collection
Russia Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885

3,371

0

Expanded collection
Russia Russia, Tobolsk, Church Books, 1722-1930

5,887,617

0

Expanded collection
Russia Russia, Tomsk, Church Books, 1752-1918

451,188

0

Expanded collection
Russia Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918

123,610

0

Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Western Cape, Deceased Estate Files, 1951-1958

17,733

0

Expanded collection
Spain Computer-aided Indexes

113,610

0

CAI records added
Spain Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956

11,932

0

Expanded collection
Sweden Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927

996

0

Expanded collection
Ukraine Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918

38,495

0

Expanded collection
United States Arizona, U.S. District Court Naturalization Records, 1870-1955

17

0

Expanded collection
United States North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979

282

0

Expanded collection
United States Ohio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953

1,594

0

Expanded collection
United States Texas, Hidalgo County, Marriage Records, 1875-2021

50,221

0

Expanded collection
United States United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975

960,668

0

Expanded collection
United States Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896

2,672

0

Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930

7,423

0

Expanded collection
Venezuela Computer-aided Indexes

240,875

0

CAI records added
Venezuela Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003

1,810

0

Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020

3,151

0

Expanded collection
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Diocese of Chinhoyi, Catholic Church Records, 1941-2022

220

0

Expanded collection
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Diocese of Mutare, Catholic Church Records, 1898-2022

42,243

0

Expanded collection

Total

44,066,646

0

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.


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