New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of February 28, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah (28 February 2017), Large or small, each indexed or digital image collection of historical records at FamilySearch has the potential to unlock family discoveries. Perhaps one of the newly published records from this week will have what you need to break down that genealogical brick wall. Over one million records from various archives were added to The Netherlands collection this week. Search these free records and other new collection additions from Costa Rica, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, South Africa, Michigan and California by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Find and easily share this news release online from the FamilySearch Media Room.

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Indexed Records
Digital Images
Costa Rica Civil Registration, 1860-1975
Added images to an existing collection
Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792
New indexed records and images collection
Italy, Nuoro, Nuoro, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1915
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records
Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
Added indexed records to an existing collection
California County Marriages, 1843-1918
New indexed records collection
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006
Added indexed records to an existing collection

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