New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of April 10, 2017


SALT LAKE CITY, UT This week nearly 2 million free indexed historic records were published in FamilySearch's United States collections including significant new vital records for Rhode Island, Maine and Connecticut.  Three million historic record images were added for Italy (Benevento, Brescia, Napoli, and Trapani), along with additions to England, Ghana, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, and Pennsylvania. Search these new free records and more at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Find and share this announcement easily online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.  

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.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900
40,317
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ghana, Accra, Marriages, 1863-2003
13,402
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy, Trapani, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1906-1928
0
1,141,588
Added images to an existing collection
Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1815, 1866-1943
0
620,801
New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865
0
164,991
Added images to an existing collection
Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942
0
1,077,809
Added images to an existing collection
Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964
42,704
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011
3,133
61,679
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972
16,456
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860
26,409
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921
465,527
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010
669
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939
755,384
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953
528,204
32,524
New indexed records and images collection

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