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FamilySearch Historical Records for the Week Of 4 October 2021

FamilySearch ​​​​​​added 2M new, free records to its US collections for West Virginia County Marriages 1776–1971 and Massachusetts Boston Tax Records 1822–1918 and nearly one million new records respectively to the New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1865–1957 and Venezuela Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995. More added for the Caribbean Islands.

FamilySearch ​​​​​​added 2M new, free records to its US collections for West Virginia County Marriages 1776–1971 and Massachusetts Boston Tax Records 1822–1918 and nearly one million new records respectively to the New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1865–1957 and Venezuela Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995. More added for the Caribbean Islands.

Other country collections expanded included England Middlesex Parish Registers 1539–1988, more Catholic Church records for Chile 1710-1928, and Peru 1603–1992; and civil registrations for Barbados 1900–1931, Belize 1881–1951, Grenada 1866-1940, Saint Kitts and Nevis 1859–1932, and Sierra Leone 1802–2016.

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
Anguilla Anguilla, Civil Registration, 1901-1991 25,711 0 New collection
Argentina Argentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000 87 0 Expanded collection
Barbados Barbados, Civil Registration, 1900-1931 199,770 0 New collection
Belgium Belgium, Limburg, Lommel, Civil Registration and Church Records, 1668-1875 23,692 0 New collection
Belize Belize, Civil Registration, 1881-1951 140,386 0 New collection
Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 2,758 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 8 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 8,605 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 1,502 0 Expanded collection
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands, Civil Registration, 1859-1992 26,286 0 New collection
Chile Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928 16,669 0 Expanded collection
Dominica Dominica, Civil Registration, 1901-1991 24,350 0 New collection
Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 5,411 0 Expanded collection
El Salvador El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 1,030 0 Expanded collection
England England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1538-1983 1,209 0 Expanded collection
England England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 18 0 Expanded collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 4,299 0 Expanded collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 166,504 0 Expanded collection
England England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 10,808 0 Expanded collection
Grenada Grenada, Civil Registration, 1866-1940 239,223 0 New collection
India India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990 3,211 0 Expanded collection
Kiribati Kiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991 3,426 0 Expanded collection
Martinique Martinique, Church Records, 1662-1847 17 0 New collection
Mexico Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996 4,860 0 Expanded collection
New Zealand New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 902,196 0 Expanded collection
Nicaragua Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960 2,224 0 Expanded collection
Norway Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 3,207 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 41,720 0 Expanded collection
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis, Civil Registration, 1859-1932 209,828 0 New collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 16,429 0 Expanded collection
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, Civil Births and Deaths, 1802-2016 48,954 0 Expanded collection
Slovakia Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935 2,130 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Records, 1840-1972 5,850 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 19,796 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 1,400 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 9,154 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988 5,521 0 Expanded collection
Sweden Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860 8,385 0 Expanded collection
Turks and Caicos Turks and Caicos Islands, Civil Registration, 1822-1991 7,179 0 New collection
United Kingdom England, Devon, Plymouth, Captive Registers, 1680 248 0 New collection
United Kingdom England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 945 0 Expanded collection
United States California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 119 0 Expanded collection
United States Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918 295,146 0 Expanded collection
United States Minnesota, Brown County, Obituaries, 1855-1990 14,797 0 New collection
United States Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Obituaries, 1850-1990 89 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 578 0 Expanded collection
United States United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955 27,226 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Naturalization Records, 1850-1982 3,069 0 Expanded collection
United States West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971 964,185 0 New collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 6,171 0 Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 948,557 0 Expanded collection
Zambia Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 14 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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Free Family History Classes and Webinars for October 2021

AMAZING! FREE genealogy classes and webinar for October 2021 at the Family History Library including Organizing Your Genealogy! #genealogy #freegenealogy #webinars

FamilySearch Family History Library free webinars for October 2021 offer something for everyone. Mark your calendar for classes on the FamilySearch CatalogWiki, and Mobile Apps, plus two timely classes on Organizing Your Genealogy, and What’s New at FamilySearch.

Check out specialized sessions on A Glimpse into the Societies of the Mid-Atlantic States, Jewish Genealogy (The Knowles Collection)and one session for Spanish speakers entitled: Buscando a los ancestros italianos [Looking for the Italian ancestors] and one for Chinese speakers entitled: 在FamilySearch 獲得中文尋根幫助的几种方法 [Several ways to get Chinese root-finding help in FamilySearch].

No registration is required. See the table of classes below for more details. To view a webinar on the date and time listed, click the ‘Yes’ to the right of the class title. The ‘Yes’ link will take you to the webinar.

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.

All class times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

DATE / TIME WEBINAR TITLE (Level) REGISTRATION LINK
Thu, Oct 4, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Oct 5, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamilySearch Mobile Apps (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Oct 7, 10:00 AM MDT A Glimpse into the Societies of the Mid-Atlantic States (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Oct 12, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamilySearch Wiki (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Oct 14, 10:00 AM MDT The Knowles Collection, What Is It and How Do I Use It? (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Oct 14, 1:00 PM MDT Buscando a los ancestros italianos (Beginner)
[Looking for the Italian ancestors (Spanish)]
Yes
Tue, Oct 19, 10:00 AM MDT What’s New at FamilySearch (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Oct 21, 10:00 AM MDT Organizing Your Genelaogy (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Oct 22, 7:00 PM MDT 在FamilySearch 獲得中文尋根幫助的几种方法 (Beginner)
[Several ways to get Chinese root finding help in FamilySearch]
Yes

Want more? Peruse over 1,000 free, on-demand sessions from RootsTech Connect 2021. Visit Classes and Online Webinars for more information.

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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