FamilySearch Adds More Than 18.3 Million Indexed Records and Images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States

April 2, 2015  - by 

FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914–1920 collection; and 534,653 images from the Italy, Taranto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1926 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 10,026,835 776,840 New indexed records and images collection.
Italy, Taranto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1926 0 534,653 New browsable image collection.
United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914–1920 4,327,810 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Kentucky Probate Records, 1727–1990 0 365,502 Added images to an existing collection.
US, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925–1957 168,306 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1866–1956 0 2,919 New browsable image collection.
US, Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837–1977 1,267,379 464,964 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
US, Texas, World War I Records, 1917–1920 0 400,918 New browsable image collection.

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