Wednesday, May 4, 2016

FINDMYPAST ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF NEW US MARRIAGE RECORDS


MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY HAVE ACCESS AS PART OF THEIR SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

10 MILLION NEW RECORDS; MORE THAN 45 MILLION NAMES

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: 4 May 2016
Time: 7am MT, 9am EST, 2pm GMT

Leading family history company, Findmypast, announced today at the 2016 conference of the National Genealogical Society that it has published the next installment of its US marriage collection containing more than 10 million records, with an estimated 45 million names with nearly 4 million names that have never been published before and can only be found on Findmypast.

This installment of new marriage records is part of Findmypast’s effort to digitize and publish the single largest online collection of U.S. marriages in history. When complete, the collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America.

This release occurs at the start of the 2016 conference of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As part of an exclusive agreement, all members of NGS enjoy access to Findmypast as one of the benefits included in their society membership.

While the US marriage collection at Findmypast includes marriages from nearly every state, this instalment includes significant additions from Indiana, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maine.

In addition to marriages, NGS members and other Findmypast customers can take advantage of Findmypast’s recently released collection of more than 10 million Irish Catholic Parish Registers as well as the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) – the largest index for genealogy and local history periodical articles in the world – found only on Findmypast.

Commenting, Ben Bennett, Executive Vice-President North America and International for Findmypast said:
“We are very proud to be part of the 2016 conference of the National Genealogical Society. NGS plays a leadership role in our industry providing world class education and standards enabling many more people to learn more about their past. Having access to Findmypast as part of their membership ensures that NGS members have one of the best tools available to find their ancestors.”
Edward Grandi, Executive Director of NGS said:
“The National Genealogical Society is pleased to be the venue where Findmypast announces the expansion of the marriage records collection. Adding these records to their US and Canada Collection makes the FMP subscription we make available to our members an even more valuable benefit of membership.”
About Findmypast

Findmypast (previously DC Thomson Family History) is a British-owned world leader in online family history. It has an unrivalled record of online innovation in the field and 18 million registered users across its family of online brands, which includes Lives of the First World War, The British Newspaper Archive and Genes Reunited, amongst others.

Its lead brand, also called Findmypast, is a searchable online archive of over eight billion family history records, ranging from parish records and censuses to migration records, military collections, historical newspapers and lots more. For members around the world, the site is a crucial resource for building family trees and conducting detailed historical research.

In April 2003, Findmypast was the first online genealogy site to provide access to the complete birth, marriage, and death indexes for England & Wales, winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Since that time, the company has digitized records from across the globe, including major collections from Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the United States. Findmypast, in association with The National Archives, recently launched the 1939 Register, a record of 41 million lives on the eve of World War II.