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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 10 May 2021

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 10 May 2021 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH--Explore over 1 million new United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH–Explore over 1 million new United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939. And 2.6M more Catholic Church Records this week on FamilySearch from Venezuela 1577–1995, Guatemala 1581–1977, Bolivia 1566–1996, and Mexico (Coahuila 1627–1978, Distrito Federal 1514–1970, Guerrero 1576–1979, Jalisco 1590–1979, México 1567–1970, Nayarit 1596–1967, Oaxaca 1559–1988, Puebla 1545–1977, San Luis Potosí 1586–1977, Tamaulipas 1703–1964, and Zacatecas 1605–1980).

Look for new leads for your ancestral research questions in additional US Military Records, Bureau of Land Management Tract Books 1800– ca. 1955, and expanded US collections for Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.

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.

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Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 187,313 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 3,850 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 1,994 0 Expanded collection
Canada Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 6 0 Expanded collection
Chile Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928 11,844 0 Expanded collection
El Salvador El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 11,749 0 Expanded collection
England England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 2,456 0 Expanded collection
England England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 375 0 Expanded collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 29,326 0 Expanded collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 66,430 0 Expanded collection
England England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 3,598 0 Expanded collection
France France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 435 0 Expanded collection
French Polynesia French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 326 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1912 1,303 0 Expanded collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977 310,565 0 Expanded collection
Hungary Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945 1,862 0 Expanded collection
Jamaica Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 3,773 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 3,020 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970 4,548 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Guerrero, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1979 15,618 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979 45,765 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970 8,530 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967 2,608 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981 3,531 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988 12,669 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977 19,899 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977 3,714 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Tamaulipas, Catholic Church Records, 1703-1964 5,345 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980 2,016 0 Expanded collection
Norway Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 3,446 0 Expanded collection
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004 1,363 0 Expanded collection
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000 93 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 25,926 0 Expanded collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 4,700 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 418 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 77 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 1,633 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 8,534 0 Expanded collection
Spain Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941 12,915 0 Expanded collection
Sweden Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860 6,276 0 Expanded collection
Sweden Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860 6,638 0 Expanded collection
Switzerland Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850 2,345 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837 464 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799 473 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 80 0 Expanded collection
United States Colorado, Military Discharge Records, ca.1919-1972 527 0 Expanded collection
United States Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949 113,376 0 Expanded collection
United States Iowa, Iowa City, Voter Registers, 1897-1904 28 0 Expanded collection
United States Iowa, Military Discharge Records, ca.1862 – ca.1976 6,278 0 Expanded collection
United States Louisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905 19,848 0 Expanded collection
United States Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 366 0 Expanded collection
United States Mississippi, Voter Registration, 1871-1967 2,169 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 1,162 0 Expanded collection
United States South Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972 1,804 0 Expanded collection
United States Texas, Hardin County, Deed Records, 1840-1920 714 0 New collection
United States United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955 15,019 0 Expanded collection
United States United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939 1,568,928 0 New collection
United States Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941 692 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950 314 0 Expanded collection
United States Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992 10,554 0 Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 2,117 0 Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 1,999,462 0 Expanded collection
Wales Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900 937 0 Expanded collection
Zambia Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 5,448 0 Expanded collection

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 Family History Classes and Webinars for May 2021

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--The FamilySearch Family History Library announced its free online webinars for May 2021. Increase your Nordic/Scandinavian research skills by tuning into classes throughout the day on 1 May, covering Bornholm, Denmark, Getting Started with Finnish Research, the Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC) and the Tax Records of Sweden in two parts. Get help with your Canadian ancestral research with the Skimming the Surface (Ontario Land Records) and Ask Your US and Canada Research Questions webinars. Those with African-American ancestors will want to check out United States Colored Troops and Buffalo Soldiers.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–The FamilySearch Family History Library announced its free online webinars for May 2021. Increase your Nordic/Scandinavian research skills by tuning into classes throughout the day on 1 May, covering Bornholm, Denmark, Getting Started with Finnish Research, the Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC) and the Tax Records of Sweden in two parts. Get help with your Canadian ancestral research with the Skimming the Surface (Ontario Land Records) and Ask Your US and Canada Research Questions webinars. Those with African-American ancestors will want to check out United States Colored Troops and Buffalo Soldiers.Choose from a variety of beginner FamilySearch sessions and learn how to Navigate, Add, Edit, Standardize, and Print from the FamilySearch Family Tree. A Spanish language class entitled Comenzando tú árbol en FamilySearch (Starting your tree in FamilySearch) will also be offered.

No registration is required. All class times are in Mountain Standard Time (MDT).

DATE/TIME (MDT) CLASS WEBINAR
Sat, May 1, 9:00 AM Getting Started with Finnish Research (Beginner) Yes
Sat, May 1, 10:15 AM Denmark Regional Series: Bornholm (Advanced) Yes
Sat, May 1, 12:30 PM Early Tax Records of Sweden, part 1 (1535-1577) (Intermediate) Yes
Sat, May 1, 1:45 PM Early Tax Records of Sweden, part 2 (1599-1635) (Intermediate) Yes
Sat, May 1, 3:00 PM University of Tromsø: Norwegian Historical Data Centre (Intermediate) Yes
Mon, May 3, 10:00 AM Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner) Yes
Tue, May 4, 10:00 AM Using the FamilySearch Wiki (Beginner) Yes
Thu, May 6, 10:00 AM Skimming the Surface: A Look into Ontario Land Records (Intermediate) Yes
Tue, May 11, 10:00 AM What’s New at FamilySearch (Beginner) Yes
Thu, May 13, 1:00 PM Comenzando tú árbol en FamilySearch (Beginner) Yes
Tue, May 18, 10:00 AM Overview of FamilySearch (Beginner) Yes
Thu, May 20, 10:00 AM The United States Colored Troops and Buffalo Soldiers: History, Records and Strategies (Beginner) Yes
Tue, May 25, 10:00 AM Navigate, Add, Edit, Standardize, and Print on FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner) Yes
Thu, May 27, 10:00 AM Ask Your United States and Canada Research Questions (Beginner) Yes

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

Want more? Peruse over 1,000 free, on-demand sessions from RootsTech Connect 2021 or schedule a free 20 minute consultation with a Family History History Library research specialist.

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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.


This week FamilySearch added 7 million new indexed historical records from Find A Grave, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records from Germany, West Prussia 1537–1981, East Prussia 1551–1992, England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts 1538–1983, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1865–1957, and more records for Brazil, England, France, Norway and Puerto Rico. United States collections added 3 million more records for US City and Business Directories ca 1749–ca. 1990, Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records 1822–1918, Louisiana Voter Registrations 1867–1905, and additional for Maine, Montana, N. Jersey, and Virginia.

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.

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Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Austria Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986 8,039 0 Expanded collection
Austria Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 355 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 10,217 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996 23,294 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 3,333 0 Expanded collection
Canada Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 1,435 0 Expanded collection
Denmark Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1918 11,124 0 Expanded collection
El Salvador El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 2,061 0 Expanded collection
England England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1538-1983 200,954 0 Expanded collection
England England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 1,108 0 Expanded collection
England England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 4 0 Expanded collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 13,580 0 Expanded collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 37,667 0 Expanded collection
England England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 4,329 0 Expanded collection
France France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932 17,710 0 Expanded collection
France France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 690 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1551-1992 236,634 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, West Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1537-1981 1,926,847 0 Expanded collection
Hungary Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945 3,371 0 Expanded collection
New Zealand New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 191,347 0 Expanded collection
Norway Norway, Oslo Census, 1901 19,314 0 Expanded collection
Other Find A Grave Index 4,690,041 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 20 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 14,878 0 Expanded collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 163,994 0 Expanded collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 14 0 Expanded collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 691 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 2 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 10,357 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 6,481 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837 318 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799 68 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 1,323 0 Expanded collection
United States Alaska, WWII Statement of Service Records, 1948-1949 8,524 0 New collection
United States California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 54 0 Expanded collection
United States Georgia, Military Discharge Records, ca.1890 – ca.1966 7,015 0 Expanded collection
United States Hawaii, Various Islands, Circuit Court Divorce Records, 1849-1915 4,213 0 Expanded collection
United States Louisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905 200,525 0 Expanded collection
United States Maine, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990 107,432 0 Expanded collection
United States Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918 604,595 0 Expanded collection
United States Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 71 0 Expanded collection
United States Montana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992 52,376 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986 90,302 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 315 0 Expanded collection
United States Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976 108 0 Expanded collection
United States South Carolina, Charleston District, Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1774-1872 377 0 Expanded collection
United States Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990 6,956 0 Expanded collection
United States United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 – ca. 1990 2,946,956 0 Expanded collection
United States Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943 108,933 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979 11,958 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950 87 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957 228 0 Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 956 0 Expanded collection
Zambia Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 4,098 0 Expanded collection

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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