New Records on FamilySearch: August 2018

September 6, 2018  - by 

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FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in August 2018 with over 13 million new indexed family history records and over 13 million digital images from around the world. New historical records were added from Chile, Dominican Republic, France, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States, which includes California, Delaware, Georiga, Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and Virigina. New digital images were added from BillionGraves, Italy, Peru, Russia, Louisiana, and Wales.

Find your ancestors using these free archives online, including marriage, death, church, military, and civil registration records. Millions of new genealogy records are added each month to make your search easier.

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Indexed Records

Digital Records

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Chile Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1932 573,607 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801–2010 44,317 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
France France, Brittany, Public Records, 1793–1896 26,623 0 New indexed records collection
France France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772–1894
10,968 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
France France, Ille-et-Vilaine, Cancale, Census, 1836 4,951 0 New indexed records collection
France France, Vienne, Military Draft Cards, 1867–1921 143,016 0 New indexed records collection
France France, Yonne, Military Records, War of 1870 2,846 0 New indexed records collection
Honduras Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841–1968 42,692 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Hungary Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800–1945 2,292 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Iceland Iceland Church Census, 1744-–1965
8,236 0 New indexed records collection
Italy Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1930
0 3,209,343 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820–1947 0 4,331,932 New browsable image collection.
New Zealand New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998
0 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Other BillionGraves Index 325,185 3,251,185 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939–1999 1,975 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888–2005 110,989 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903–1998
33,913 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005
2,724 400,930 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Portugal Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555–1911
9,141 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Russia Russia, Samara Church Books 1748–1934
107,788 311,104 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Sweden Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880–1930 20,720 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734–1930 0 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800–1994 4,617,174 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Delaware Vital Records, 1650–1974 30,727 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Georgia, Atlanta City Census, 1896 80,935 0 New indexed records collection
United States Illinois, Macon County, Decatur Public Library Collections, 1879-2007 10,716 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1900–1964 16,442 311,104 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928–1956
135,806 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872–1958 28,276 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800–1977 29,913 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895–2008 40,870 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912–1913 301,108 161,758 New indexed records and images collection
United States Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912–1987 2,682,595 1,043,790 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918–1988 763,910 200,235 New indexed records and images collection
United States Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936–1988 2,510,423 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Wales Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542–1911 0 4,242 Added indexed records to an existing collection

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  1. What good are these new records if you have to drive somewhere else in order to see them? Make them available on this site. Otherwise, they’re useless.

      1. Not true, Laurie. When I received the announcement email I did a test search. No access online. I then received your email and tried again. Same result. I did a search for Chieti, Frisa, marriages. This is the message I received both times:

        Images Available

        To view these images you must do one of the following:

        Access the site at a family history center.
        Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate library.

        Nothing new here, it’s been this way all along. You are deceiving people into believing they can see the records online and that is not true. Why not state that up front. You can see the records as long as you drive to another location.

      2. I’m not interested in jumping through hoops.

        Not worth my time.

        The records are available elsewhere, and if not, I’ve lived without them this long, I can continue to do so.

        Any time access is made difficult, I get annoyed and it doesn’t matter what product or service it is.

        Thank you.

          1. I checked out the links for Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1930 and

            Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820–1947. Both these have searchable indexes.

            However, if you want to look at the IMAGES, I get the same message as Susan, view the records at a family history center, or at a FamilySearch affiliate library (and, yes I was signed in to FamilySearch) And it was not until I had clicked on 4 different links that this message came up.

            I do think there is an expectation by family history researchers that if a record collection says “Browse through 3,714,370 images” they would be available to view on home computers. If they are restricted records, only viewable at family history center/ affiliate library then this restriction should be made clear up front.

            1. Further to my comments above, I have now seen advice that if you are a LDS church member you can view these IMAGES on your home computer.

              However. if you are a member of the public, not a LDS church member, you can only view the IMAGES at a family history center/ affiliate library.

              I believe this restriction should be made clear INITIALLY, where it says “Browse through … images.”

        1. Susan, instead of getting annoyed at your own misunderstanding of how record access works, I suggest you read up on accessibility standards at FamilySearch. Though the images are not viewable to the public, the indexes are. You can search and retrieve data fine, you are just missing the source image. Basically every data point from the original image is included in the index, you aren’t missing anything important. This is not the fault of FamilySearch, but the source originator of the records restricting use to third parties. This has always been the case.

          1. Well, not every data point in the image is included in the index, Only that which is set to be indexed. If you want to know the occupation and location of the father, and the names of the godparents, certain indexes such as German ones don’t provide that, so you have to go to the original image scan to view that data. Imdexing is a derivative source, not an original source. True genealogists look for the original sources, and indexing is a great way to lead you there.

  2. Two entries (New Zealand and Ukraine) show 0 records and images added. Why were they included in this release? Were the numbers incorrectly excluded or were the collections incorrectly included?

  3. I’m a little confused. I have been researching for awhile now and usually if a census record is attached to someone you can click on the image and view it. Today is different. I know you changed your format to be more user friendly, but now I am getting this message:

    “Images Available
    To view these images you must do one of the following:
    Sign in to Familysearch.org as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Access the site at a family history center.
    Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate library.”

    Have you changed your policy to only give access to LDS members? Or is there a glitch?

    Please let me know. I would hate to have done so much inputting and work just to abandon it now.
    Thank you, Julia

  4. The version running since September 2018 sucks! Influence of D. Trump? It is more about clicking around then direct access to the information. Keep it simple.

  5. I have a question and I don’t know where to look for an answer, and I don’t know if I can find the answer once I leave.. Are we to use the numbers and letters associated with a name someway? I tried and I didn’t get anywhere. If we search using the numbers and letters will un named individuals who have these numbers and letters associated be cross referenced with a family member who is named…I can’t find a place where those are explained. I love the site and have been looking for years and now I’m fighting a brick wall with James M Black who has about 200 people with the same name to search through as well as thousands of trees to search. Thank you for your help. I could just go down the street to the LDS church and Family Search helpers.

    1. Hello Daulton! The combination of letters and numbers below the names of your ancestors is that person’s FamilySearch ID number. The number can be useful for merging duplicates, identifying or finding specific relatives in your tree, and many other purposes. I couldn’t find an article to send you to either– so this may be a good thing to write future content about! Thank you, and I hope this helps somewhat!

  6. When going into the Poland records many villages offer civil registors often in the years 1872-1878. These are often posted with the camera ICON. However, even at the family search centers these images do not show up.

  7. In Australia and we can’t access any records either.So excited when this announcement was made in August 2017.Watched the video and when trying to access got a similar message.Must go to your nearest centre .Lovely staff there had no idea micro film would no longer be available , let alone aware of how we could access records at their site by computer.Seventeen months down the track and nothing has changed.How disappointing.Family search helped me so much when I first started researching.I dont use it anymore, nor do I recommend to others like I once did. It’s just too hard to navigate these days.