Monthly Record Update for May 2021

June 2, 2021  - by 
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FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in May of 2021 with over 51 million new indexed family history records and over 4 million digital images from all over the world. New historical records were added from Albania, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tuvalu, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wales, Zambia, and the United States, which includes Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Records from the United States Bureau of Land Management, the United States 1910 Census, United States City and Business Directories, and United States Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters were included as well. Digital images were included from Australia and Venezuela.

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CountryCollection Indexed Records Digital ImagesComment
AlbaniaAlbania, Census, 1930          2,5060Expanded collection
AustraliaAustralia, Victoria, Wills, Probate and Administration Files, 1841-1926          2,1673,998,555New collection
AustriaAustria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986          6,9150Expanded collection
BoliviaBolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      187,3130Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949        17,4460Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996        11,0120Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999          9,9110Expanded collection
CanadaManitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870        45,4070Expanded collection
CanadaManitoba Church Records, 1800-1959        31,0900Expanded collection
CanadaNewfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945        83,7840Expanded collection
CanadaNova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001             1690Expanded collection
Cape VerdeCape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957          1,4820Expanded collection
ChileChile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928        11,8440Expanded collection
ColombiaColombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018      108,3510Expanded collection
CroatiaCroatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1571-1926          9,7210Expanded collection
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980          4,8280Expanded collection
El SalvadorEl Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977        45,1310Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971          6,7820Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996             9490Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898      102,8590Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996        10,4320Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988      256,8160Expanded collection
EnglandEngland, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        12,8050Expanded collection
FinlandFinland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915        29,5660Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Calvados, Military Registration Cards, 1867-1921        29,8390Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932        16,8600Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892          1,5570Expanded collection
French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999             3260Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934        14,1410Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1912          1,3030Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900          2,7690Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977      310,5650Expanded collection
HungaryHungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945          1,8620Expanded collection
JamaicaJamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880          9,8280Expanded collection
KiribatiKiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991          1,4180Expanded collection
LiberiaLiberia Census, 2008        60,6370Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978        43,3280Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970      233,9280Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984          9,6670Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Guerrero, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1979        16,3400Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971      111,3920Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979        75,3650Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970      142,5330Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996        15,8570Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967          2,7400Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981          9,1180Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988        56,8920Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977        66,4660Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970      308,9580Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977          3,8590Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Sinaloa, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1968        42,8390Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929        16,9080Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Tamaulipas, Catholic Church Records, 1703-1964           5,5690Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Tlaxcala, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994        18,7220Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978        52,3160Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980         86,4840Expanded collection
NicaraguaNicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960         36,2560Expanded collection
NorwayNorway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903           3,4460Expanded collection
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004         21,3290Expanded collection
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000           5,6930Expanded collection
ParaguayParaguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015         20,5110Expanded collection
ParaguayParaguay, Military Records, 1870-1965           6,5820Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992         27,0650Expanded collection
PhilippinesPhilippines, Biliran, Diocese of Naval Parish Registers, 1818-1978           5,0990Expanded collection
PhilippinesPhilippines, Camarines Sur, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres, Parish Registers, 1716-1977         22,0550Expanded collection
PhilippinesPhilippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers, 1615-1982       161,9680Expanded collection
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969         11,4500Expanded collection
SamoaSamoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996         27,0200Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004         10,4750Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966               5190Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970          14,2630Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976          37,1320Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Settlers Index, 1732-1950            9,9980Expanded collection
SpainSpain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941          12,9150Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860            6,2760Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927            1,7120Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860            6,6380Expanded collection
SwitzerlandSwitzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850            2,3450Expanded collection
TuvaluTuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979            1,5200Expanded collection
United KingdomEngland, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837            2,1230Expanded collection
United KingdomEngland, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799            2,0410Expanded collection
United KingdomEngland, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885               8210Expanded collection
United StatesAlabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981            6,2890Expanded collection
United StatesAlaska, Vital Records, 1816-2005          24,0780Expanded collection
United StatesArizona, Various County Divorce Records, 1877-1937               6090Expanded collection
United StatesArkansas, Military Discharge Records, ca.1917-1969               2470Expanded collection
United StatesColorado, Military Discharge Records, ca.1919-1972               5270Expanded collection
United StatesHawaii, Various Islands, Circuit Court Divorce Records, 1849-1915               6800Expanded collection
United StatesIllinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998            7,6090Expanded collection
United StatesIllinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949        173,3770Expanded collection
United StatesIndiana Marriages, 1811-2007        127,4210Expanded collection
United StatesIowa, Iowa City, Voter Registers, 1897-1904            3,0050Expanded collection
United StatesIowa, Military Discharge Records, ca.1862 – ca.1976            6,2780Expanded collection
United StatesKentucky, Voter Registers and Registration Books, 1904-1935            4,5680Expanded collection
United StatesLouisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905          19,8480Expanded collection
United StatesLouisiana, Orleans Parish, State Museum Historical Center, Cemetery Records, 1805-1944        120,4000Expanded collection
United StatesMassachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924            2,9260Expanded collection
United StatesMassachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918        161,3180Expanded collection
United StatesMichigan, Military Discharge Records, ca.1847 – ca.1965                220Expanded collection
United StatesMichigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000            2,1520Expanded collection
United StatesMississippi, Voter Registration, 1871-1967            2,1690Expanded collection
United StatesMontana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992            1,7760Expanded collection
United StatesNew Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986          32,4240Expanded collection
United StatesNew Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929            2,1250Expanded collection
United StatesNorth Carolina, Military Discharge Records, 1915-1981            3,9030Expanded collection
United StatesSouth Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972            1,8040Expanded collection
United StatesTexas, Hardin County, Deed Records, 1840-1920               7140New collection
United StatesTexas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990            1,3740Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955          28,4080Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States Census, 1910                  80Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 – ca. 1990    6,754,1330Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939  37,859,8390Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975       380,0480Expanded collection
United StatesUtah, County Marriages, 1871-1941           5,5720Expanded collection
United StatesWashington Voting Records, 1876-1940         16,0650Expanded collection
United StatesWashington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965              4160Expanded collection
United StatesWashington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979         14,3020Expanded collection
United StatesWashington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950           1,5560Expanded collection
United StatesWisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992         10,5540Expanded collection
UruguayUruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930           8,9010Expanded collection
UruguayUruguay, Civil Registration Index Card, 1900-1937           7,0310Expanded collection
VenezuelaVenezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2015               0  3,608Expanded collection
VenezuelaVenezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   2,195,8930Expanded collection
WalesWales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900             9370Expanded collection
ZambiaZambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015        23,2320Expanded collection

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  1. Please do not continue the inconsistency of including some new / revised collections under a “United Kingdom” heading (when they apply exclusively to England) and others under “England”. For new English records I only want to look in one place, so please change the current, odd practice.

    1. From the FamilySearch Authorities Team:

      Does “United Kingdom” really need to appear after England, Scotland and Wales? Is it not already clear what place we are talking about?

      In the summer of 2015, we were having troubles with a large number of searches coming in for places within the United Kingdom. At that time, FamilySearch Places did not have a clear and simple solution for these queries. After much deliberation, we decided to add “United Kingdom” as an additional level of jurisdiction appearing after England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for all place standards valid after 1801 (1922 for Northern Ireland). We are aware that not everyone is pleased with this decision. We maintain, however, that it is the best solution for a number of reasons:

      * The purpose of a standard is to bring people together around a shared meaning. The current solution ensures that anyone who searches for “London, UK;” “London, England;” “London, United Kingdom” or “London, England, United Kingdom” is brought to one and the same standard. The search engine knows exactly what to do and is confident that it has delivered the place a user wishes to see and the user can quickly assess the computer’s response and say “This is the right place!”

      * A standard is not intended to look pretty or conform to the demands of various different users. If a standard really needs to be “spruced-up” for a given user or a given scenario, that can be done through a User Interface, i.e. changing the visual appearance without taking anything away from the standard’s ability to enable users to share meaning. Moreover, any user should be free to add notes or additional (in this case, less) description to a place standard that describes events in their family history.

  2. Why you’ve locked some of books from Lviv Archive from Ukraine? I’m talking about roman and greek catholic metrical books. They where all open before. From what I know Lviv Archive was not opposing publication, so it is only your decision. One such example: film 2205351 – all items are books from Wyżniany parish from years 1816-1855, almost 170 years old! Ukrainian law allows to publish books that are 75 years old, so anything that is from 1945 or older. There are many more examples. Please unlock them.