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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 20 September 2021

FREE Massachusetts Historical Records at FamilySearch

Find more ancestors on FamilySearch this week in 3.6M new records from Find A Grave Index, added Catholic records from El Salvador (1655–1977),  England (Birmingham 1539–1910 and Middlesex 1539–1988), Peru (1603–1992), and Venezuela (1577–1995), plus thousands of Non-Conformist church records from England (Lancashire 1647–1996 and Northumberland 1613–1920).

Take time to peruse expanded civil registrations from Brazil (Minas Gerais 1879–1949 and Paraná 1852–1996), French Polynesia (1780–1999), Sierra Leon (1802–2016), and additions to US collections (Massachusetts Boston Tax Records 1822–1918, and Bureau of Land Management Tract Books 1800–c. 1955).

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
Australia Australia, Victoria, Wills, Probate and Administration Files, 1841-1926 4,854 0 Expanded collection
Austria Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986 4,365 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 7 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 7,704 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996 22,442 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 505 0 Expanded collection
El Salvador El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 53,239 0 Expanded collection
England England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 166 0 Expanded collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 1,582 0 Expanded collection
England England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996 39,138 0 Expanded collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 81,187 0 Expanded collection
England England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 5,517 0 Expanded collection
Finland Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920 1,514 0 Expanded collection
French Polynesia French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 2,172 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 23,307 0 Expanded collection
Guadelope Guadeloupe, Church Records, 1639-1830 47 0 New collection
India India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990 263 0 Expanded collection
Jamaica Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 4,191 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958 1,362 0 Expanded collection
Mexico Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988 107 0 Expanded collection
Nicaragua Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960 1,079 0 Expanded collection
Norway Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 5,120 0 Expanded collection
Other Find A Grave Index 3,667,758 0 Expanded collection
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000 3,564 0 Expanded collection
Paraguay Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 473 0 Expanded collection
Paraguay Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965 18,252 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 23,122 0 Expanded collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 5,640 0 Expanded collection
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, Civil Births and Deaths, 1802-2016 47,576 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Records, 1840-1972 7,900 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 4,947 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 3,497 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 8,184 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988 1,847 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930 11,379 0 Expanded collection
Sweden Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860 4,482 0 Expanded collection
Sweden Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927 1,807 0 Expanded collection
Sweden Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860 8,390 0 Expanded collection
Switzerland Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850 2,516 0 Expanded collection
Switzerland Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880 1,556 0 Expanded collection
Tuvalu Tuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979 3,580 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Archdiocese of Birmingham, Roman Catholic Parish Records, 1539-1910 589,802 0 New collection
United Kingdom England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 388 0 Expanded collection
United States Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-2005 1,349 0 Expanded collection
United States Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918 401,603 0 Expanded collection
United States Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Obituaries, 1850-1990 710 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 731 0 Expanded collection
United States United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955 19,533 0 Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 2,798 0 Expanded collection
Vanuatu Vanuatu, Vital Records, 1900-2001 261 0 Expanded collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 76,390 0 Expanded collection
Zambia Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 34 0 Expanded collection

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Free Family History Classes and Webinars for September 2021

FamilySearch announced its September 2021 free Family History Library webinars.  Nine sessions will focus on beginner and intermediate British genealogy research outside of Great Britain and 10 Spanish language webinars will be offered. Additional webinars include beginner research for Australia, Canada, and Jamaica. FamilySearch specific classes will teach how to add memories, use the catalog, correct relationships in the Family Tree, merge duplicate records, and suggestions for writing family stories.

FamilySearch announced its September 2021 free Family History Library webinars.  Nine sessions will focus on beginner and intermediate British genealogy research outside of Great Britain and 10 Spanish language webinars will be offered. Additional webinars include beginner research for Australia, Canada, and Jamaica. FamilySearch specific classes will teach how to add memories, use the catalog, correct relationships in the Family Tree, merge duplicate records, and suggestions for writing family stories.

Spanish speakers have the option of the following 10 webinars:

  • Investigación Genealógica en Colombia
  • Genealógica en Centroamérica
  • Los Registros de Migración
  • Los Pleitos de Hidalguía
  • Los Registros Militares
  • Derribando Muros de Ladrillos
  • Los Recuerdos
  • Los siete Sacramentos de la Iglesia Católica en los registros parroquiales
  • Aventuras de Evidencia en los camios de Europa
  • El uso de las aplicaciones en la investigación genealógica.

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 CLASS WEBINAR
Thu, Sep 2, 10:00 AM MDT Skimming the Surface: A Look into Quebec Notarial Records (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Sep 7, 10:00 AM MDT Merging Duplicate Records in FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Sep 13, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Sep 13, 1:00 PM MDT Never to be Forgotten: Suggestions for Writing Family Stories (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Sep 14, 10:00 AM MDT Correcting Relationships in FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Sep 16, 10:00 AM MDT Genealogy in Canada’s Western Provinces (Beginner) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 9:00 AM MDT The British Empire, 1500-1800 (Beginner) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 9:30 AM MDT The British Empire, 1800-2000 (Beginner) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 10:00 AM MDT Birth, Marriage, and Death Records of British Abroad (Intermediate) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 11:00 AM MDT British Naturalization Records (Intermediate) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 11:30 AM MDT Beginning Australian Research (Beginner) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 12:00 PM MDT Beginning British New Zealand (Beginner) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 1:30 PM MDT Introduction to Jamaican Research (Beginner) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 2:00 PM MDT British Caribbean Research in Colonial Office Records (Intermediate) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 3:00 PM MDT British East India (Intermediate) Yes
Thu, Mar 18, 3:30 PM MDT British South Africa (Intermediate) Yes
Sat, Sep 18, 4:00 PM MDT British in the South Seas (Intermediate) Yes
Thu, Sep 23, 10:00 AM MDT Ask Your United States and Canada Research Questions (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Sep 24, 2:00 PM MDT Investigación Genealógica en Colombia (Intermediate) [Genealogical Research in Colombia (Spanish)] Yes
Fri, Sep 24, 3:30 PM MDT Genealógica en Centroamérica (Intermediate) [Genealogical in Central America (Spanish)] Yes
Fri, Sep 24, 5:00 PM MDT Los Registros de Migración (Intermediate) [Migration Records (Spanish)] Yes
Sat, Sep 25, 9:00 AM MDT Los Pleitos de Hidalguía (Advanced) [The Lawsuits of Hidalguía (Spanish)] Yes
Sat, Sep 25, 10:30 AM MDT Los Registros Militares: Un tesoro de inforamación a tu alcance (Intermediate) [Military Records: A Treasury of Information at Your Fingertips (Spanish)] Yes
Sat, Sep 25, 12:00 PM MDT Derribando Muros de Ladrillos: Un caso de estudio (Intermediate) [Tearing Down Brick Walls: A Case Study (Spanish)] Yes
Sat, Sep 25, 1:15 PM MDT Los siete Sacramentos de la Iglesia Católica en los registros parroquiales (Intermediate) [The Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church in Parish Records (Spanish)] Yes
Sat, Sep 25, 2:30 PM MDT Aventuras de Evidencia en los camios de Europa (Intermediate) [Evidence Adventures in Europe’s Changes (Spanish)] Yes
Sat, Sep 25, 3:45 PM MDT El uso de las aplicaciones en la investigación genealógica (Intermediate) [The use of applications in genealogical research (Spanish)] Yes
Sat, Sep 25, 5:00 PM MDT Los Recuerdos: parte esencial de nuestra investigación genealógica (Beginner) [Memories: an essential part of our genealogical research (Spanish)] Yes
Tue, Sep 28, 10:00 AM MDT Adding Memories to FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner) 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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