SALT LAKE CITY, UT,
09
November
2016

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of November 7, 2016

Summary

Over 4 million birth, death, census, civil, church, and other indexed records were published and made available at FamilySearch this week. Find new historical records from South Africa, Peru, Netherlands, Russia, Philippines, and across the United States including Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Alabama, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee. See the interactive table below for these and more free searchable historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Tennessee Birth Records (ER Series) 1908-1912

212,545

213,127

New indexed records and images collection

South Dakota School Records 1879-1970

59,241

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Africa Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records 1848-1956

317,868

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru Puno Civil Registration 1890-2005

8

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Netherlands Archival Indexes Miscellaneous Records

939

0

New indexed records collection

Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939

0

426,296

Added images to an existing collection

Philippines Manila Civil Registration 1899-1984

252,908

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

BillionGraves Index

313,368

313,368

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Oregon Births 1860-1952

12,923

0

New indexed records collection

Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans 1907, 1921, 1927

0

13,710

New browsable image collection.

Utah Birth Certificates 1903-1914

29

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Iowa Delayed Birth Records 1850-1939

540,796

419,728

New indexed records and images collection

Iowa Death Records 1921-1940

516,904

475,273

New indexed records and images collection

Illinois Archdiocese of Chicago Cemetery Records 1864-1989

1,921,208

1,623,555

New indexed records and images collection

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

About FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch 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 for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Mary-Jane Walker
16
November
2016
my Grandfather was born in Portugal..Became citizen in Auburn,Placer co., Ca 28 July 1902. Unable to find his papers for citizenship...He died 1917. Help!!! Now what can I do? Thanking you in advance, any ideas you have. Mary-Jane Enjoy this site very much.
Paul Nauta
17
November
2016
FamilySearch offers a variety of resources online to help you with your personal research questions. Check out the link below for a few considerations. The FamilySearch online community can be very helpful. https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Research-Support-resources
David Putnam Jr.
15
November
2016
Thank you very much for these helpful updates on records available. I will print these, share them with our staff, and place them in a notebook at the family history center. The format is excellent! Thanks so much for your work in preparing these updates! Sincerely yours, David Putnam Jr., Twin Falls family history center.
Paul Nauta
17
November
2016
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