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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 19 October 2020

 

FamilySearch adds 100K Costa Rica Civil Registrations (1823–1975), a new collection of German Catholic and Lutheran Church Records (1537–1981), and expands available records for Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Guatemala, Norway, Peru, Spain, S. Africa and the United States  (See Indiana Marriages, 1811–2007, Wisconsin Naturalization Records, 1807-1992, US City and Business Directories, ca.1749-1990, Washington Voting Records, 1876–1940,  Kansas Birth, Baptism and Death Records, 1811–1940, plus more for CA, HI, IA, MS, OK, SC, TX, and VA).

FamilySearch adds 100K Costa Rica Civil Registrations (1823–1975), a new collection of German Catholic and Lutheran Church Records (1537–1981), and expands available records for Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Guatemala, Norway, Peru, Spain, S. Africa and the United States  (See Indiana Marriages, 1811–2007, Wisconsin Naturalization Records, 1807-1992, US City and Business Directories, ca.1749-1990, Washington Voting Records, 1876–1940,  Kansas Birth, Baptism and Death Records, 1811–1940, plus more for CA, HI, IA, MS, OK, SC, TX, and VA).

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Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Argentina Argentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000 4,191 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 23,294 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Civil Registration, 1860-2006 4,604 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 3,741 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 14,491 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920 23,686 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 9,437 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Costa Rica Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 111,072 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
DR Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Census, 1984 1 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1538-1983 49,340 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 4,062 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 6,010 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 12,554 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992 7 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Fiji Fiji, Immigration Passes, 1879-1916 31,910 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Finland Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915 28,957 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
France France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932 20,078 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
France France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 49 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, West Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1537-1981 98,150 0 New indexed records collection
Guatemala Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 25,187 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kiribati Kiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991 51 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Micronesia Micronesia, Civil Registration, 1883-1983 2,696 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Niue Niue, Register of Baptisms, 1926-1947 34 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Norway Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 11,383 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004 1,822 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000 7,532 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Pasco, Civil Registration, 1931-1996 8,714 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 56,185 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 5,643 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 1,078 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 949 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 1,514 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 19,637 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 27,561 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 2,131 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration, 1902-1954 41,101 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Orange Free State, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1832-1989 1,573 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941 21,676 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Tuvalu Tuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979 2 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 23,674 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 4,204 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships’ Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900 50,558 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Newspaper Obituaries, 1900-ca.2010 24,738 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007 166,136 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Iowa, Church and Civil Deaths, 1845-1987 875 0 New indexed records collection
United States Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992 69,919 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Kansas, Births and Baptisms, 1811-1940 30,409 0 New indexed records collection
United States Kansas, Deaths, 1811-1940 21,829 0 New indexed records collection
United States Kansas, Riley County, Sunset Cemetery, Burial Index Cards, 1856-1998 27 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Maryland, Births and Baptisms, 1665-1995 6,590 0 New indexed records collection
United States Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979 39,032 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 161 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States New Jersey, Newark, Mount Olivet Cemetery Records, 1871-1984 734 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Oklahoma, Noble County, Parker Funeral Home, Funeral Records, 1908-1982 2,149 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936 11 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Oklahoma, Voter Records, 1906-1956 32,815 0 New indexed records collection
United States Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950 32 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States South Carolina, Charleston City Death Records, 1821-1926 119 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926 14 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States South Carolina, State and Territorial Censuses, 1829-1920 281 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville City Cemetery Records, 1843-1962 206 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913 549 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, Grimes County, Marriage Records, 1951-1966 107 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, Hardin County, Registers of Births, 1882-1939 1,666 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, Voter Records, 1867-1918 34,280 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 – ca. 1990 92,598 0 New indexed records collection
United States Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935 14,916 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912 26,032 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Virginia, Rockingham County, Marriage Registers, 1864-1926 1,025 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Washington Voting Records, 1876-1940 78,492 0 New indexed records collection
United States Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965 14,925 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992 205,932 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 18,517 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Zambia Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 2,144 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
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The Family History Library announces free ONLINE family history classes for October 2020 featuring German family history research!

[Editor’s Note: We received the following announcement from our friends at FamilySearch regarding their free classes and webinars coming up in October 2020. Please take advantage of this great opportunity!]

The Family History Library announces free ONLINE family history classes for October 2020 featuring German family history research!

The FamilySearch Family History Library’s October 2020 free webinars will focus on German family history research. Selections include five progressive sessions on German Handwriting, Resources for German Research (beginner level), German Historical Geography, researching in German Historical Newspapers, and one class on the Württemberg Family Books. Other classes include Using the FamilySearch Catalog, Adding Memories to Family Tree, and Finding Your Irish Ancestor’s Home.

No registration is required for these online webinars. See the table of classes below for more details.

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

All class times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Click HERE to download the October 2020 Class flyer.

DATE/TIME CLASS WEBINAR
Mon, Oct 5, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Oct 6, 10:00 AM MDT Adding Memories to Family Tree (Beginner) Yes
Sat, Oct 24, 10:00 AM MDT Resources on FamilySeach for German Research and Getting Help (Beginner) Yes
Sat, Oct 24, 11:15 AM MDT Germany: Historical Geography (Intermediate) Yes
Sat, Oct 24, 12:45 PM MDT Württemberg Family Books (Intermediate) Yes
Sat, Oct 24, 2:00 PM MDT Using Historical Newspapers to Learn More About Your German Ancestors (Intermediate) Yes
Mon, Oct 26, 9:00 AM MDT “Mournful Exodus”: Finding Your Irish Ancestor’s Home (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Oct 26, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 1 (Intermediate) Yes
Tue, Oct 27, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 2 (Intermediate) Yes
Wed, Oct 28, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 3 (Intermediate) Yes
Thu, Oct 29, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 4 (Intermediate) Yes
Fri, Oct 30, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 5 (Intermediate) Yes

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