New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 19, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Treat your family to the gift of new family history discoveries this holiday season. New historic church records were published online this week from Bolivia, Ecuador, and England, along with cemetery, census, civil registration, and probate records from Africa, South America, and France. Explore the complete interactive list of new records at FamilySearch.

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