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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 3 May 2021

Discover on FamilySearch more of your ancestors among 6.7M new records in US City and Business Directories ca.1749–ca.1990, Bureau of Land Management Track Books 1800–ca.1995, and expanded US collections (Indiana, New Jersey, and Washington).

Discover on FamilySearch more of your ancestors among 6.7M new records in US City and Business Directories ca.1749–ca.1990Bureau of Land Management Track Books 1800–ca.1995, and expanded US collections (IndianaNew Jersey, and Washington).

Peruse nearly a million more Catholic Church Records from Venezuela 1577–1995, and digital images for the  Archdiocese of Mérida 1654–2015, plus thousands more records for El SalvadorEnglandFinlandCanadaNewfoundlandPuerto Rico, and South Africa.

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
Albania Albania, Census, 1930 1,341 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 5,734 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 2,428 0 Expanded collection
Canada Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870 45,407 0 Expanded collection
Canada Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959 31,090 0 Expanded collection
Canada Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945 83,784 0 Expanded collection
Canada Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 163 0 Expanded collection
Cape Verde Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 1,482 0 Expanded collection
Croatia Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1571-1926 5,127 0 Expanded collection
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980 4,828 0 Expanded collection
El Salvador El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 10,511 0 Expanded collection
England England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 1,760 0 Expanded collection
England England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 381 0 Expanded collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 18,138 0 Expanded collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 70,685 0 Expanded collection
Finland Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915 19,533 0 Expanded collection
France France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 345 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 5,234 0 Expanded collection
Jamaica Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 6,055 0 Expanded collection
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000 1,117 0 Expanded collection
Paraguay Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965 6,582 0 Expanded collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 11,450 0 Expanded collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 2,663 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 442 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 2,499 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 12,729 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837 282 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799 566 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 399 0 Expanded collection
United States Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981 6,289 0 Expanded collection
United States Arkansas, Military Discharge Records, ca.1917-1969 247 0 Expanded collection
United States Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949 4,065 0 Expanded collection
United States Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007 42,784 0 Expanded collection
United States Iowa, Iowa City, Voter Registers, 1897-1904 2,977 0 Expanded collection
United States Kentucky, Voter Registers and Registration Books, 1904-1935 4,552 0 Expanded collection
United States Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924 2,926 0 Expanded collection
United States Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918 3,445 0 Expanded collection
United States Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 671 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986 32,424 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 541 0 Expanded collection
United States Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990 1,374 0 Expanded collection
United States United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955 13,389 0 Expanded collection
United States United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 – ca. 1990 6,754,133 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington Voting Records, 1876-1940 16,065 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965 416 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950 306 0 Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 2,543 0 Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay, Civil Registration Index Card, 1900-1937 7,031 0 Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2015 0 3,608 Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 190,563 0 Expanded collection
Zambia Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 8,969 0 Expanded collection

 

About FamilySearch

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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.

Find and share this announcement in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

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.

Find and share this announcement in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

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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