Monthly Record Update for January 2021

February 3, 2021  - by 
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FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in January of 2021 with over 36 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. New historical records were added from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, Germany, Kiribati, Micronesia, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Samoa, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and the United States, which includes  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check back next month and, in the meantime, search existing records on FamilySearch.

CountryCollection Indexed Records Digital ImagesComment
ArgentinaArgentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000             8,2490Expanded collection
AustraliaAustralia, New South Wales, Assisted Immigrants Inwards, 1828-1890         263,7190New collection
AustraliaAustralia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985     3,095,8430New collection
AustriaAustria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911           19,9360Expanded collection
BoliviaBolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996         196,2590Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949           45,5320Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949           10,0960Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996           77,3930Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006           11,5520Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999             6,9740Expanded collection
CanadaNova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001             4,1220Expanded collection
CroatiaCroatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1571-1926             5,4750Expanded collection
DenmarkDenmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1918           12,1500Expanded collection
EcuadorEcuador, Cemetery Records, 1862-2019           20,5980Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971             5,1000Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996           38,2460Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898           45,0660Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988             9,2520Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920           26,0960Expanded collection
FinlandFinland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915           32,2090Expanded collection.
FranceFrance, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Civil Registration, 1792-1893             7,2970Expanded collection.
FranceFrance, Isere, Parish and Civil Registration, 1540-1900     8,331,6580New collection
FranceFrance, Marne, Census, 1856                 4780Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Nord, Parish and Civil Registration, 1524-1893     1,234,6010Expanded collection.
FranceFrance, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932           24,7940Expanded collection.
FranceFrance, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892             1,0000Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892                 2470Expanded collection.
GermanyGermany, Bavaria, Passau, Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1940           53,0700Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Diocese of Münster, Catholic Church Records, 1580-1975     2,452,5670New collection
GermanyGermany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934           41,5110Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Diocese of Mainz, Catholic Church Records, 1540-1952     1,551,0490Expanded collection.
GermanyGermany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900           10,7460Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Saxony, Diocese of Dresden-Meissen, Catholic Church Records, 1621-1976         252,9650New collection
KiribatiKiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991                 3510Expanded collection
MicronesiaMicronesia, Civil Registration, 1883-1983           11,3630Expanded collection
MicronesiaMicronesia, Death Records, 1970-1986                 3200Expanded collection
New ZealandNew Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963     1,648,5920Expanded collection
NorwayNorway, Oslo Census, 1901           22,4570Expanded collection.
NorwayNorway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903             5,4830Expanded collection
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004                      40Expanded collection
ParaguayParaguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015                   280Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996         196,4750Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018           35,4810Expanded collection
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001           13,4320Expanded collectiion.
SamoaSamoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996           20,6200Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004                 1690Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966         166,7200Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970         166,8890Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976           22,5570Expanded collection
SpainSpain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941           17,1680Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860           32,4790Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860           12,9530Expanded collection
United KingdomEngland, Devon, Plymouth, Borough Records, 1519-1905         109,3170New collection
United KingdomEngland, Devon, Plymouth, Militia Records, 1625-1831                 8060New collection.
United KingdomEngland, Devon, Plymouth, Parish Chest Records, 1556-1950         434,6470New collection
United KingdomEngland, Devon, Plymouth, Tax and Valuation, 1897-1949         249,4670New collection
United KingdomEngland, Middlesex, Westminster, Marylebone, Census, 1821 and 1831           22,5290New collection.
United StatesAlabama, Military Discharge Records, ca.1918 – ca.1962           17,4380Expanded collection
United StatesArizona, Military Discharge Records, ca.1918 – ca.1989             7,4230Expanded collection
United StatesArizona, Yavapai County, Voting Records, 1875-1932             1,6360Expanded collection.
United StatesArkansas, Sevier County, Record of Voters, 1868-1966                   300Expanded collection.
United StatesCalifornia, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994           16,9890Expanded collection
United StatesCalifornia, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002           97,7540Expanded collection
United StatesFlorida, Military Discharge Records, ca.1837 – ca.1970             8,3540New collection
United StatesGeorgia Probate Records, 1742-1990                      10Expanded collection
United StatesGeorgia, Military Discharge Records, ca.1890 – ca.1966           43,0060New collection.
United StatesGeorgia, Tax Digests, 1787-1900           58,3800New collection
United StatesHawaii, Various Islands, Circuit Court Divorce Records, 1849-1915             6,1460Expanded collection
United StatesIllinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998           67,4240Expanded collection
United StatesIndiana Marriages, 1811-2007         176,9430Expanded collection
United StatesIndiana, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947         899,3600New collection
United StatesIowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951         249,1150New collection
United StatesMaryland, Allegany County, Tax and Voter Records, 1798-1948         200,6560Expanded collection
United StatesMassachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924         141,0530Expanded collection
United StatesMassachusetts, Births, 1636-1924         130,3100Expanded collection
United StatesMichigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000                   630Expanded collection
United StatesMississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979         102,0300Expanded collection
United StatesMississippi, Voter Registration, 1871-1967         134,0240Expanded collection.
United StatesMontana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992         176,3760Expanded collection
United StatesNew Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986           38,4080Expanded collection.
United StatesNew Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929             2,9660Expanded collection
United StatesOklahoma, Voter Records, 1906-1956                      60Expanded collection
United StatesPennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976                   810Expanded collection
United StatesPennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999     1,290,4010New collection
United StatesPennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Congregational Records, 1620-1991         698,3600New collection
United StatesPennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971     1,489,3540Expanded collection.
United StatesPennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989         688,7110Expanded collection.
United StatesPennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, World War II Casualty Cards, 1933-1947           23,9600New collection.
United StatesSouth Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972           52,9860Expanded collection
United StatesTexas, Grimes County, Marriage Records, 1951-1966             2,2070Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955           34,8950Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969                   130Expanded collection
United StatesUtah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960     7,900,1780Expanded collection.
United StatesVirginia Voter Registration, 1902-1970             5,7610New collection
United StatesVirginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912                   370Expanded collection.
United StatesVirginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943           21,4040Expanded collection
United StatesVirginia, Various Counties, Marriage Bonds, 1706-1901             1,2360Expanded collection
United StatesWashington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965         145,0490Expanded collection
United StatesWashington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950           11,3630Expanded collection
United StatesWest Virginia Voter Registers, 1866-1890             7,0730New collection.
United StatesWisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992           12,3730Expanded collection
UruguayUruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930                 5850Expanded collection
UruguayUruguay, Civil Registration Index Card, 1900-1937           59,8860Expanded collection
VenezuelaVenezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003             7,5030Expanded collection
VenezuelaVenezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995           13,6790Expanded collection.
ZambiaZambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015                 1190Expanded collection

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  1. The new vital records from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania would be of much interest, except that the links provided never lead to query fields, or images, or a note that access to these is restricted. Try it yourself, clicking on the links in the January new records post.

    1. Hi Paul! Thank you for your feedback. You need to sign in to your FamilySearch account in order to access the search query fields for all record collections.

  2. Com a pandemia, os CHF estão fechados para pesquisas. Há alguma possibilidade de acessar os registros de casa?

    Google Translate – Portuguese to English: With the pandemic, CHFs are closed for research. Is there any possibility of accessing home records?

    1. Hi Lucia! Thank you for your question. While we wait for these locations to reopen safely, please check out the follow resources. You can search Record Collections to find all transcribed/indexed records. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, I recommend exploring the Historical Record Images that have not been transcribed/indexed yet. You may also find what you are looking for in the FamilySearch Catalog. Also make sure to check out the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

      Google Translate – English to Portuguese: Oi Lucia! Obrigado por sua pergunta. Enquanto esperamos que esses locais sejam reabertos com segurança, verifique os recursos a seguir. Você pode pesquisar Coleções de registros para encontrar todos os registros transcritos / indexados. Se você não encontrar o que procura lá, recomendo explorar o Histórico Grave Imagens que ainda não foram transcritas / indexadas. Você também pode encontrar o que procura no Catálogo do FamilySearch . Verifique também o FamilySearch Research Wiki .

  3. I am signed into my account. The links follow a circular path back to the start, before getting to where they’re supposed to go. Did you try it yourself?

    1. Hi Paul! Yes, I tested all of Historical Society of Pennsylvania links and they don’t work if you are not signed in. They do work correctly if you are signed in to your FamilySearch account. The links take you directly to the page where you are shown a search template to search that specific record collection.

      1. Exactly like Paul Nordberg I am signed in and going in circles on some of these new collections. Example:,_North_Rhine-Westphalia,_Diocese_of_Münster,_Catholic_Church_Records_-_FamilySearch_Historical_Records

        The link to where the user is supposed to search goes to a landing page with no search function:

        Please escalate our bug report to the engineers. Thank you!

  4. I really enjoy all the updates and the volunteers who help out!!
    I’ve not seem any updates on Kentucky records in years. When do you think you might get started on those again?

    1. Hi Debbie! This article lists new record collections that have been added recently. For record availability for Kentucky check out these resources: You can search Record Collections to find all transcribed/indexed records. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, I recommend exploring the Historical Record Images that have not been transcribed/indexed yet. You may also find what you are looking for in the FamilySearch Catalog. Also make sure to check out the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

  5. I have been looking for more records from early Tennessee with little luck. Will more records be published for Tennessee? I recently learned that many records from Overton County previously thought to be destroyed when the court house burned during the war were preserved by the then county clerk. I believe they are available in Livingston Court house.

    1. Hi Karen! This article lists new record collections that have been added recently. For record availability for Tennessee check out these resources: You can search Record Collections to find all transcribed/indexed records. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, I recommend exploring the Historical Record Images that have not been transcribed/indexed yet. You may also find what you are looking for in the FamilySearch Catalog. Also make sure to check out the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

    1. Hi Nazareno! Thank you for your inquiry. FamilySearch is currently conversing again with Tucumán province about going forward with the project. During the quarantine time we haven’t heard anything from Tucumán’s attorneys since they were not working at all. We hope to have good news during first semester of 2021.

  6. Every month I get so excited to find so many Indexed records, because I know it feeds FamilySearch and helps so many find their distant relatives. I am so grateful to all those who use their time and efforts to index I pray blessings upon everyone who participates.

  7. What about the Civil Registration records from St. Kitts. That project was finished last month. Will that be available any time soon? Or any other Caribbean records?

    1. Hi Ashley! This article lists new record collections that have been added recently. For record availability for St. Kitts or other Caribbean areas check out these resources: You can search Record Collections to find all transcribed/indexed records. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, I recommend exploring the Historical Record Images that have not been transcribed/indexed yet. You may also find what you are looking for in the FamilySearch Catalog. Also make sure to check out the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

    1. Hi Janet! Thank you for your question. The family history centers will reopen when it is safe to do so based on local health department recommendations and the guidance of the local area authorities.

  8. It’s great to see what new collections have been added, but the detail on “Expanded collections” is really of very limited value. I know I’ve raised this issue before but – unlike other websites – FamilySearch still won’t give details of the extra information that had been added, wasting so much of our time in trying to establish what it is. For example, what exactly has been added to the “England, Middlesex Parish Registers 1539-1988” collection? Do these 9,000 odd newly added records relate to specific parishes, time periods or what? I have wasted so much time in the past in a vain search to establish what these records might be and whether they might be of interest to me.

    1. Hi Paul! Thank you for your feedback and questions. It is not currently possible to track the new additions added to an existing collection.

  9. Hi, I’ve been looking for records from the Ascension Isle, as my Great Grandfather was born there. There is evidence of that on the 1871 census for England and Wales. Is that a resource that will be added at some time? Or perhaps you would guide me to a resource already established? Thank you

  10. Several Catholic Church records were indexed, but they’re absolutely useless. When I can’t find something I do manual searches. I discovered that a parrish in Puerto Rico was indexed under Paraguay. So far, I’ve found books under Dominican Republic, Ecuador… I’m sure I’ve seen other countries, but I don’t remeber right now.
    And then there are several books indexed under the wrong town. Yesterday I was looking for a name. I filtered the results (Catholic Church records only) and got about 10 results. They were names only with no description. So I clicked the names one by one. They weren’t from the town I was looking for; but the fifth one was weird. It said San Paticio, Ponce, PR. There isn’t a St. Patrick’s Church in Ponce, but its the name of the church in the town I was looking for, Loiza. So I clicked the image. Yes!
    Before 2021 I was able to edit mistakes. Now it’s useless to try. My relative’s name is José María. It’s very clear in the record. Why would an indexer write Francisco Javier? Why can’t I fix it? So many mistakes look like sabotage.
    It’s true that some of the handwriting is hard to read. So, why do you use indexers who don’t know Spanish?
    They’ve also turned FS into a site for entertainment. Just write any dirty word in Spanish as a first or last name and you’ll get a good laugh.

  11. I am working on a global surname project, and would really like to be able to search new collections all in one batch. If each month I could search for each surname of interest in new collections added that month, that would be a big time saver for me. Also, it it would enhance the completeness of my work product and make it so much easier for others to build on my work in the future.