Monthly Record Update for March 2021

April 1, 2021  - by 
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FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in March of 2021 with over 32 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. New historical records were added from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guatemala, Liberia, Mexico, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and the United States, which includes  Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, 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.

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CountryCollection Indexed Records Comment
ArgentinaArgentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000             1,269Expanded collection
AustraliaAustralia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940             2,652Expanded collection
AustriaAustria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986           16,700Expanded collection
AustriaAustria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911                374Expanded collection
BoliviaBolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996         454,372Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Cemetery Records, 1850-2021         164,849Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949           65,610Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996           42,431Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999           12,443Expanded collection
CanadaCanada, Ontario Tax Assessment Rolls, 1834-1899         499,842Expanded Collection
CanadaCanada, Ontario Tax Assessment Rolls, 1834-1899           37,960New collection
CanadaNova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001           28,075Expanded collection
Cape VerdeCape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957             4,123Expanded Collection
ChileChile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928         902,444Expanded collection
Costa RicaCosta Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992           63,674New collection
CroatiaCroatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1571-1926             5,661Expanded collection
DenmarkDenmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1918           21,330Expanded collection
DenmarkDenmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792             1,694Expanded collection
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980           14,168Expanded collection
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955         342,776Expanded collection
DR CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Census, 1984         125,373Expanded collection
EcuadorEcuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011             4,043Expanded collection
El SalvadorEl Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977           78,729Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1538-1983         579,187Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971             4,066Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996                647Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898           48,682Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988         160,170Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920           20,803Expanded collection
FinlandFinland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915           34,670Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Insee Social Security Death Index, 1970-2019         228,397Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Mayenne, Parish and Civil Registration, 1427-1897     2,972,770New collection
FranceFrance, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932           34,627Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892             2,756Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Bavaria, Catholic Church Records, 1650-1875     1,140,810New collection
GermanyGermany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Diocese of Münster, Catholic Church Records, 1580-1975         380,146Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Prussia, East Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1551-1992         392,435Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Prussia, Pomerania, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1544-1966         261,714New collection
GermanyGermany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934           40,981Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Prussia, West Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1537-1981     3,239,926Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900           15,012Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977     1,197,479Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994                 173Expanded collection
HungaryHungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945             5,001Expanded collection
JamaicaJamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880           36,957Expanded collection
KiribatiKiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991             1,185Expanded Collection
MexicoMexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929           26,167Expanded collection
MicronesiaMicronesia, Death Records, 1970-1986                    8Expanded Collection
New ZealandNew Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957         635,361Expanded collection
NicaraguaNicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960             1,239Expanded collection
NorwayNorway, Oslo Census, 1901           27,189Expanded collection
OtherFind A Grave Index     4,690,041Expanded collection
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000             2,057Expanded Collection
ParaguayParaguay, Military Records, 1870-1965           14,925Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992     1,312,352Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952           18,372Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005                  29Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996                  31Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018           72,134Expanded collection
PhilippinesPhilippines Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945           15,990Expanded collection
PolandPoland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964             5,056Expanded collection
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969         362,848Expanded collection
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001                  14Expanded collection
SamoaSamoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996             5,384Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004                439Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966         133,517Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973     1,831,189Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970           57,615Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976           30,537Expanded collection
SpainSpain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941           23,802Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860           10,375Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860           21,080Expanded collection
TuvaluTuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979             2,037Expanded Collection
United KingdomEngland, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837             1,242Expanded collection
United KingdomEngland, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799                602Expanded collection
United KingdomEngland, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885           51,425Expanded collection
United StatesAlabama County Marriages, 1809-1950                    1Expanded collection
United StatesAlabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981         184,571Expanded collection
United StatesAlabama, Military Discharge Records, ca.1918 – ca.1962                34Expanded collection
United StatesAlaska, WWII Statement of Service Records, 1948-1949             8,524New collection
United StatesArizona, Navajo County, Voting Records, 1895-1954             3,908Expanded collection
United StatesArizona, Various County Divorce Records, 1877-1937           41,828Expanded collection
United StatesCalifornia Great Registers, 1850-1920           27,571Expanded collection
United StatesCalifornia, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994                    4Expanded Collection
United StatesCalifornia, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002             5,918Expanded collection
United StatesColorado, Military Discharge Records, ca.1919-1972             1,390Expanded collection
United StatesGeorgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1941             1,308Expanded collection
United StatesGeorgia, Military Discharge Records, ca.1890 – ca.1966             7,015Expanded collection
United StatesGeorgia, Tax Digests, 1787-1900         390,253Expanded Collection
United StatesHawaii, Hawaii State Archives, Probate Packet Records, 1814-1917             1,910New collection
United StatesHawaii, Various Islands, Circuit Court Divorce Records, 1849-1915             4,213Expanded collection
United StatesIdaho, Military Discharge Records, ca.1917 – ca.1960             1,258New collection
United StatesIllinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998         173,225Expanded Collection
United StatesIllinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949           34,876Expanded collection
United StatesIndiana, Voter Registers, 1850-1931           14,178Expanded collection
United StatesIowa, Iowa City, Voter Registers, 1897-1904           16,199New collection
United StatesIowa, Military Discharge Records, ca.1862 – ca.1976           96,398Expanded collection
United StatesLouisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905     1,440,931Expanded collection
United StatesMaine, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990         107,432Expanded collection
United StatesMassachusetts, Births, 1636-1924           45,574Expanded collection
United StatesMassachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918         604,595Expanded collection
United StatesMichigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000                529Expanded collection
United StatesMontana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992           52,376Expanded collection
United StatesNew Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986           90,302Expanded collection
United StatesNew Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929                916Expanded collection
United StatesPennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976             3,288Expanded collection
United StatesSouth Carolina, Charleston District, Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1774-1872             1,412Expanded collection
United StatesSouth Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972             1,045Expanded Collection
United StatesTexas, Grimes County, Marriage Records, 1951-1966                  69Expanded collection
United StatesTexas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990             6,956Expanded collection
United StatesTexas, Voter Records, 1867-1918                319Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955           50,404Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 – ca. 1990     2,947,081Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975     1,736,246Expanded collection
United StatesUtah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976                    2Expanded collection
United StatesUtah, Tooele County Records, 1855-1956           62,513Expanded collection
United StatesVermont Vital Records, 1760-1954                    1Expanded collection
United StatesVirginia Voter Registration, 1902-1970                282Expanded collection
United StatesVirginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943         382,384Expanded collection
United StatesVirginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988                    2Expanded collection
United StatesWashington Voting Records, 1876-1940           47,815Expanded collection
United StatesWashington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965                  41Expanded Collection
United StatesWashington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979           11,958Expanded collection
United StatesWashington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950           13,911Expanded collection
United StatesWashington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957                228Expanded collection
United StatesWest Virginia Voter Registers, 1866-1890                  11Expanded collection
United StatesWisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992           14,183Expanded collection
UruguayUruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930             5,292Expanded collection
UruguayUruguay, Catholic Church Records, 1726-2000         114,006Expanded collection
UruguayUruguay, Civil Registration Index Card, 1900-1937           16,564Expanded Collection
VanuatuVanuatu, Vital Records, 1900-2001                  3New Collection
VenezuelaVenezuela, Archdiocese of Valencia, Catholic Church Records, 1760, 1905-2013                39Expanded collection
VenezuelaVenezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995       774,605Expanded collection
ZambiaZambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015         14,971Expanded collection

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  1. As STAKE indexing leader, I used to get our stake /ward indexers results for the month. Every month. That way I could tell who was doing what. I have not received, for a long time, any such reports. What gives?????

    1. Hi Carol! Thank you for your question. A few months ago engineering changed the reports where it no longer shows individual indexing/review counts.
      This was putting a large demand on the system as so many people were running reports, especially on Sundays. Additional feedback has been received from individuals who were frustrated that others could see how much they were indexing/reviewing. As family history and temple work are considered personal worship, reports no longer contain information that can be connected to a specific user.

  2. It’s so frustrating that so many of us volunteers worked hard on the Civil Registration records in January (for St. Kitts and Nevis and other islands) and they still haven’t been released online. There have been no updates at all and none of the centers are open so we can’t even access the records we put the time and effort into. Especially being that they’re records for smaller Caribbean islands, which are often so looked over in favor of digitization of records from bigger islands like Jamaica and from Europe, the States, etc. Is there ANY plan to release that record collection online to the public any time soon?

    1. Hi Ashley! Thank you for your feedback. There are two Caribbean projects that include St. Kitts and Nevis and other islands. The civil registration project has completed indexing and review, but not waypointing. Waypointing is currently being worked on. Once waypointing has completed it will be scheduled for publication. Although, not mentioned the second project is for church records in which 73% of the records have been indexed and reviewed. As this project doesn’t require waypointing, it will be scheduled for publication once completed. It is projected that these projects will begin publication during mid to late summer.

  3. dear team,
    I wonder when the not yet published microfilm records will be available for Hungary (for the period until 1895)? unluckily w/o knowing the 6-7 character long film numbers, I cannot even ask for…?

    my concern is the following: the Catholic records (till 1895) from Aba, Fejér, Hungary were filmed around 1960 along with the other church records (I have found evidence for this joint activity on the site of the Hungarian National Archives, although I would prefer viewing them on your site, than waiting Covid to be over to be able to travel to the county and than visit them)…
    when I opened a case (in fact 2 cases ;)) and asked if and when I may see the respective imagines online, at the my case was closed with the comment that no filming happened… :=…)
    So I have decided to ask the question here — after reading about the enormous effort about publishing everything that was on microfilms before 2017… (as that activity was supposed to finish before eof 2020, can it happen that it finished and the films am looking for you really don’t have? or got categorized elsewhere? or simply failed to be referenced towards the web interface? (that I cannot pick with my user level access?)
    please help at taking a look at and suggesting,
    thank you

    1. Hi Helga! Thank you for your feedback. You can explore all the historical record images for Hungary that are currently available via FamilySearch here.

      1. thank you Amy.. – this image search option I have already tried, but… rather it would make sense asking when I might expect any additional Hungarian records for the period before 1895?
        now besides the missing Catholic ones from Aba, I found a missing book from Buda (part of Budapest).
        As that seems to be filmed (your reference numbers unluckily I don’t know), do I consider correctly, that once it will be available?

  4. Why do you need a account to search these collections? It would be simpler if you didn’t need one.

    1. Hi AbbyFly84! Thank you for your question. In order to allow the most access possible to online record collections, FamilySearch requires a user to have a free account.

      1. Thanks, Amy, for responding. I find it is easier for me to do things without accounts on several different sites. It bogs up my E-mail a lot! If you could explain some benefits of having an account with this site, I would be grateful.
        Are your accounts free?

          1. Thank you so much for helping me, Amy! I now have an account and very happy with it. However, I can not find some of my ancestors… how can I find missing people?

            1. Hi AbbyFly84! Check out the classes and “how to” resource help about FamilySearch available on the RootsTech website. These will help you learn how FamilySearch works. There are over 1,000 sessions to help you with your family history.

              1. Amy, thank you so much for your help! I appreciate it greatly. I hope you have a good day and stay safe during these troubled times! 🙂 😉

  5. Hi love reading what is new
    BUT Im continually wondering if, or and when, you will publish records for the West Indian Island
    BARBADOS . There is limited records available (online) and those that are are not up to date with other current offerings ( other islands) Its such along way away. cheers linda

    1. Hi Linda! This article lists new record collections that have been added recently. For record availability for Barbados 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.

  6. et la Belgique dans tout cela?

    Google Translate – French to English: and Belgium in all of this?

    1. Hi Pierre! This article lists new record collections that have been added recently. For record availability for Belguim 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.

      Google Translate – English to French: Salut Pierre! Cet article répertorie les nouvelles collections d’enregistrements qui ont été ajoutées récemment. Pour connaître la disponibilité des enregistrements pour Belguim, consultez ces ressources: Vous pouvez rechercher des Collections d’enregistrements pour trouver tous les enregistrements transcrits / indexés. Si vous n’y trouvez pas ce que vous cherchez, je vous recommande d’explorer l ‘ Historique Enregistrez des images qui n’ont pas encore été transcrites / indexées. Vous pouvez également trouver ce que vous recherchez dans le catalogue FamilySearch . Assurez-vous également de consulter le FamilySearch Research Wiki .