New Records on FamilySearch from February 2019

March 12, 2019  - by 

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in February 2019 with over 13 million new indexed family history records from around the world. New historical records were added from Argentina, Australia, Colombia, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, which includes California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Records were also added from BillionGraves, and the United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors.

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

Country CollectionIndexed RecordsComments
Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930 105,124New indexed records collection
Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975410Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
AustraliaAustralia, South Australia, Will and Probate Records
45,061New indexed records collection
ColombiaColombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2017120,578Added indexed records to an existing collection
EnglandEngland, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-19802,071,150New indexed records collection
FranceFrance, Haut-Rhin, Civil Registration, 1792-19191,870,795New indexed records collection
FranceFrance, Vienne, Civil Registration, 1792-19132,191,179New indexed records collection
ItalyItaly, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-19425,080Added indexed records to an existing collection
MexicoMexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929103,858Added indexed records to an existing collection
OtherBillionGraves Index121,880Added indexed records to an existing collection
RussiaRussia, Samara Church Books 1748-1934 2,191Added indexed records to an existing collection
SpainSpain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969168,446Added indexed records to an existing collection
SwitzerlandSwitzerland, Vaud Terrier Records, 1234-1798 236Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesCalifornia, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 48,406Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesCalifornia, County Naturalizations, 1831-1985 66New indexed records collection
United StatesGeorgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920113,365New indexed records collection
United StatesHawaii, Harbin File – Russian Immigrant Laborers Index A-Z, 1909-19102,314New indexed records collection
United StatesIllinois Cemetery Transcriptions, 1853-2009 9,028Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesIllinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 2,055Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesIowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958 15,645Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesIowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910 4,792,997New indexed records collection
United StatesMinnesota, Wright County, City of St. Michael and Frankfort Township, Birth and Death Records, 1900-1953 3,349New indexed records collection
United StatesNew Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Obituaries, 1800-2007 30,249New indexed records collection
United StatesNew York, Church and Civil Deaths, 1824-1962 40,923
New indexed records collection
United StatesNew York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980 483,815Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesOklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936 9,614Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesOregon, World War I, County Military Service Records 1919-192015,195New indexed records collection
United StatesOregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-19637,175Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesPennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Schuylkill Haven, Funeral Home Obituary Cards, 1914-20071,434New indexed records collection
United StatesTexas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970 36,321Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesUnited States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783489,775Added indexed records to an existing collection
United StatesUtah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-190096,308Added indexed records to an existing collection

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  1. Hi there, this sounds amazing, however does your Church not have members and community on Mauritius
    There seem to be nothing, other than the the records I have added?

    1. There are many microfiche records of births deaths and marriages in Mauritius, all available on Family Search Catalog – Search -“Mauritius” and all the available records will show.

  2. Os registros paroquiais das Igrejas de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, não recebem atualizações há mais de 05 anos. Alguns são os mesmos desde 2012…

  3. Thank you very much for the update. I have been accessing geneological records from this site and LDS family history centres for a very long time and appreciate all the marvellous work that you folks have done. Thank you.

  4. Why is it now so confusing to access historic census reports in family search org,what precipitated this particular change.

  5. The marriage date of my grandparents; i.e., Sylvester Vance and Sarah Frances Morral was not 1901 at Mingo, WV. This is another Sylvester Vance. My grandparents were married 19 January 1888 in Pendleton County, WV. Sarah Frances Morral was 17 and Sylvester Vance was 27. I knew him personally, he died in 1940, she died in 1934 when I was a baby.

  6. I would love to know when and if you will be able to retrieve births, marriages and deaths information from Rhodesia now know as Zimbabwe as well as South Africa. Looking forward to your reply

    1. We have records from Zimbabwe that you can search through on this research page. Hope you find what you are looking for!

    2. There are records for Zimbabwe and for South Africa as well. You will find them by using the Catalog.
      You may not find everything you want but there are lots and it depends what part of the country you are looking for. They were microfilmed years ago and now many are being converted from microfilm format into a digital format so that you can read them while in your home or elsewhere, using the internet.

      Go to the Catalog. It’s found beneath SEARCH at the top of the FamilySearch screen
      When in there search by place name. Put in the name of the country or place
      Click on the place that appears and then click on search.
      A long list will appear beginning with Archives and going all the way through the alphabet.

      Run down the list of items the catalog displays looking for Church Records.
      Church records contain marriages, baptisms and burials. If they have been diitized you may be able to view them there and then.
      You will also look down the list for Civil Registration. They are the government kept records of births, marriages and deaths for that country, or province or state.

      Proceed just like that and explore. Some have been digitized, some haven’t yet.
      A roll of microfilm means it isn’t digitized.
      A camera means it has and you can go through the whole film.
      A camera with a key above it means it can only be viewed at a Family History Centre.

      Another way to search is by Keywords. (You’ll notice in the Catalog there are 7 different ways you can search)
      So search by Keywords and put in South Africa and see what it comes up with.
      Proceed that way for other searches.

      Here’s an example of what you can find –
      Parish registers, Gereformeerde Kerk, Salisbury (Zimbabwe) – 1913-1978
      Christenings 1913-1978 Marriages 1945-1961 Memberships 1925-1976 on microfilm
      1687034 Items 3-8
      There is a camera icon so the whole film can be viewed.

      Hope this helps
      Gail Hellings