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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 8 February 2021

HUGE UPDATE at FamilySearch this week! Over 9 MILLION new US City & Business Directory records 1749-1990 and 2M New York Land Records 1630-1975 - ALL FREE! #genealogy #freegenealogy #newyork

Find a key part of your genealogical puzzle this week on FamilySearch in US City and Business Directories ca 1749 – ca 1990New York Land Records 1630–1975, and new collections for New Zealand Electoral Rolls, 1865–1957, the Liberia Census 2008, and 3M more Catholic Church Records for Mexico (Guerrero 1576–1979, Querétaro 1590–1970, Colima 1707–1969),plus new records for ChileGermanyPeruS. AfricaSwitzerland and the US (GAMTSD and VA).

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
Argentina Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975 5,778 0 Expanded collection
Argentina Argentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000 3,322 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 4,047 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 1,374 0 Expanded collection
Canada Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 7,176 0 Expanded collection
Chile Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928 42,672 0 Expanded collection
England England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 1,683 0 Expanded collection
England England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 11,116 0 Expanded collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 7,900 0 Expanded collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 10,070 0 Expanded collection
England England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 6,318 0 Expanded collection
France France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932 14,142 0 Expanded collection
France France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 491 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 57,754 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1912 10,993 0 Expanded collection
Liberia Liberia Census, 2008 646,242 0 New collection
Mexico Mexico, Colima, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969 185,460 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Guerrero, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1979 1,562,953 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970 1,244,366 0 Expanded collection
Micronesia Micronesia, Civil Registration, 1883-1983 95 0 Expanded collection
New Zealand New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 3,591,169 0 New collection
Nicaragua Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960 1,140 0 Expanded collection
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004 14 0 Expanded collection
Paraguay Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 1,612 0 Expanded collection
Paraguay Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965 16,854 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Diocese of Huaraz, Catholic Church Records, 1641-2016 60,149 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 49,558 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 7,324 0 Expanded collection
Philippines Philippines, Biliran, Diocese of Naval Parish Registers, 1818-1978 3,219 0 Expanded collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 16,908 0 Expanded collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 210 0 Expanded collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 7,812 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 76 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 61,601 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 12,457 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 1,810 0 Expanded collection
Switzerland Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880 37,328 0 Expanded collection
United States California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 80 0 Expanded collection
United States California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 739 0 Expanded collection
United States Georgia, Military Discharge Records, ca.1890 – ca.1966 33,261 0 Expanded collection
United States Illinois, Military Discharge Records, ca.1862 – ca.1965 17,008 0 New collection
United States Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979 1,988 0 Expanded collection
United States Montana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992 31,343 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 873 0 Expanded collection
United States South Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972 54,634 0 Expanded collection
United States Texas, Grimes County, Marriage Records, 1951-1966 1,694 0 Expanded collection
United States United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 – ca. 1990 8,988,386 0 Expanded collection
United States United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975 2,049,857 0 Expanded collection
United States Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960 2,151 0 Expanded collection
United States Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912 39 0 Expanded collection
United States Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943 64,975 0 Expanded collection
United States Virginia, Various Counties, Marriage Bonds, 1706-1901 10 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965 1,232 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950 15,450 0 Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 326 0 Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay, Civil Registration Index Card, 1900-1937 13,409 0 Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 2,372 0 Expanded collection
Zambia Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 459 0 Expanded collection

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Free Family History Classes and Webinars for February 2021

The free FamilySearch Family History Library Webinars for February 2021 include beginner classes in African American Records and Strategies, an Overview of FamilySearch, the FamilySearch Catalog, and US Immigration records, plus one special Spanish language session entitled "El amor es ciego, pero el sacerdote no: la infinidad de información en las actas matrimoniales" (Love is blind, but the priest is not: the endless information in marriage certificates). February's schedule is notably abbreviated to support the 1,000+ free, exciting sessions that will be available at RootsTech Connect 2021, a three-day virtual family history conference beginning February 25, 2021.

The free FamilySearch Family History Library Webinars for February 2021 include beginner classes in African American Records and Strategies, an Overview of FamilySearch, the FamilySearch Catalog, and US Immigration records, plus one special Spanish language session entitled “El amor es ciego, pero el sacerdote no: la infinidad de información en las actas matrimoniales” (Love is blind, but the priest is not: the endless information in marriage certificates). February’s schedule is notably abbreviated to support the 1,000+ free, exciting sessions that will be available at RootsTech Connect 2021, a three-day virtual family history conference beginning February 25, 2021.

If you cannot attend a live Family History Library webinar, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience at Family History Library classes and webinars.

All class times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

DATE/TIME CLASS WEBINAR
Mon, Feb 1, 10:00 AM MST Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Feb 2, 10:00 AM MST Overview of FamilySearch (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Feb 4, 10:00 AM MST The Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses: U.S. Immigration 1820-1954 (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Feb 16, 11:00 AM MST El amor es ciego, pero el sacerdote no: la infinidad de información en las actas matrimoniales (Intermediate) Yes
Thu, Feb 18, 10:00 AM MST African American Records and Strategies: Post-1865 (Beginner) Yes

Visit our website for more Classes and Online Webinars.

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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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