Familysearch – new record sets

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Familysearch have recently added new record sets.

Italy, Sweden, and U.S. Collections Enjoy the Largest Additions

FamilySearch added another 30 million new, free records online (16 million indexed names and 14 million browsable images). Totally new collections from Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Micronesia, Slovenia, and the United States can now be searched for free. Millions of new U.S. birth, marriage and death records, and over 9 million church records from Sweden were also added. Find your ancestors now at

Searchable records on are made possible by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) the information from handwritten records to make them easily searchable by computer. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the amount of digital images being published online at Learn more about how to personally help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records as an indexer at  and

Millions of new records added to England, Italy, and U.S. Collections

This week FamilySearch added 12 million new, free records online (6.5 million indexed names and 5.6 million browsable images) for Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, and the U.S. The Florida Death Index 1877-1998, received 5 million searchable records and another million records each for Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

I decided to search on the following, but found the records are only for browsing and there is no search engine.  I had to rotate and enlarge the images but the original record is then of high quality.  Another challenge is that there are dozens of Lodges and without a search engine it is a very time consuming challenge.



About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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