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Week of 16 May 2022

This week FamilySearch added 23 million more Catholic and Lutheran records from Germany (1430 –1998) and Switzerland (1418 –1996), 3 million more from Brazil and France, and expanded collections for Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, England, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Samoa, and S. Africa. The United States alone added over a million records from Massachusetts and New York. Find more of your ancestors now by clicking on the links below.

This week FamilySearch added 23 million more Catholic and Lutheran records from Germany (1430 –1998) and Switzerland (1418 –1996), 3 million more from Brazil and France, and expanded collections for ArgentinaAustraliaBoliviaEnglandMexicoParaguayPeruSamoa, and S. Africa. The United States alone added over a million records from Massachusetts and New York. Find more of your ancestors now by clicking on the links below.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Millions of new genealogy records are added each week to make your discovery experiences easier. 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 Connect 2022.

Country

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Argentina Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971

8,490

0

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

9,589

0

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

1,102

0

Expanded collection
Argentina Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975

8,653

0

Expanded collection
Australia Australia, Albany, Inward Passenger Lists, 1873-1924

5,907

0

Expanded collection
Australia Australia, Western Australia, Fremantle, Inward Passenger Lists, 1890-1911

232,955

0

Expanded collection
Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996

18,871

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007

149,575

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971

2,357,396

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Maranhão, Catholic Church Records, 1673-1962

20,925

0

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

4,978

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records, 1930-1976

3,265

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013

84,152

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008

14,471

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996

20,989

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002

422,203

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records, 1788-1967

58,478

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952

10,106

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006

10,452

0

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

2,041

0

Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012

161,132

0

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

64,511

0

Expanded collection
Chile Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015

5,481

0

Expanded collection
Costa Rica Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992

233

0

Expanded collection
Cuba Cuba, Church Records, 1584-1960

56

0

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

2,228

0

Expanded collection
El Salvador El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977

7,270

0

Expanded collection
England England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996

2,780

0

Expanded collection
England England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996

47,795

0

Expanded collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988

928

0

Expanded collection
England England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920

1,486

0

Expanded collection
France France, Calvados, Census, 1856

8,462

0

Expanded collection
France France, Drôme, Parish and Civil Registration, 1542-1922

1,151,758

0

New collection
France France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892

3,034

0

Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Posen, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1430-1998

14,504,330

0

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

13,844

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958

5,971

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978

1,641

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981

3,644

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988

6,679

0

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

7,572

0

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

12,288

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Sinaloa, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1968

1,349

0

Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Yucatán, Catholic Church Records, 1543-1977

1,996

0

Expanded collection
Other Find A Grave Index

724,796

0

Expanded collection
Paraguay Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011

21,608

0

Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976

30

0

Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992

11,432

0

Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Madre de Dios, Civil Registration, 1968-1975

4

0

Expanded collection
Romania Romania, Civil Registration, 1865-1903

101

0

Expanded collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996

20,922

0

Expanded collection
Scotland Scotland, Lanarkshire Church Records, 1823-1967

14

0

Expanded collection
Slovakia Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935

1,324

0

Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004

38,037

0

Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970

3,201

0

Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Johannesburg, Cemetery Records, 1840-2019

48,452

0

Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976

17,842

0

Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988

14,644

0

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

1,241

0

Expanded collection
Switzerland Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996

8,492,237

0

Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885

992

0

Expanded collection
United States California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002

3,312

0

Expanded collection
United States Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918

961,026

0

Expanded collection
United States New York, Birth Indexes outside of New York City, 1881-1942

904,138

0

Expanded collection
United States Oregon, Military Discharge Records, 1919-1967

11,674

0

New collection
United States West Virginia Births, 1853-1930

259

0

Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930

2,609

0

Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003

15,329

0

Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995

124

0

Expanded collection
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Voter Registration, 1938-1973

12,196

0

Expanded collection

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Family History Library Classes and Webinars for May 2022

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FamilySearch has announced its free webinars for May 2022. Classes will offer practical help on such topics as U.S. Land Records, Search Tips and Tricks, United States and Canada Research, FamilySearch Activities for Everyon, Using the FamilySearch Catalog, and the In’s and Out’s of the Research Process. See the schedule below for additional classes. (Find and share this announcement online at FamilySearch Newsroom).

No registration is required. All classes are free and noted in Mountain Daylight Time [MDT]. 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.

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Date/Time (MDT)

Class Title

Webinars

Mon, May 2, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner) Yes
Tue, May 3, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamilySearch Family Tree App: iOS (Beginner) Yes
Wed, May 4, 10:00 AM MDT FamilySearch Activities for Everyone (Beginner) Yes
Thu, May 5, 10:00 AM MDT Perches and Rods: Introducing U.S. Land Records (Beginner) Yes
Tue, May 10, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamilySearch Family Tree App: Android (Beginner) Yes
Wed, May 11, 10:00 AM MDT Overview of FamilySearch (Beginner) Yes
Thu, May 12, 1:00 PM MDT La investigación genealógica en Centroamérica [Genealogical research in Central America] (Beginner) Yes
Tue, May 17, 10:00 AM MDT FamilySearch Family Tree: Overview and Navigation (Beginner) Yes
Wed, May 18, 10:00 AM MDT Research Process: The Ins and Outs (Beginner) Yes
Thu, May 19, 10:00 AM MDT Ask Your United States and Canada Research Questions (Beginner) Yes
Tue, May 24, 10:00 AM MDT FamilySearch Family Tree: Person Page – Vital and Other Information (Beginner) Yes
Wed, May 25, 10:00 AM MDT FamilySearch Search: Tips & Tricks (Beginner) Yes
Tue, May 31, 10:00 AM MDT FamilySearch Family Tree: Adding New Individuals (Beginner) Yes

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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