There will certainly be some clamoring over an unexpected gift from FamilySearch, a world leader in historic records preservation and access. FamilySearch announced the addition of over 200 million new searchable historic records representing 18 countries to its online database. The new records were added to the hundreds of millions FamilySearch published earlier this year at a similar event in Salt Lake City, Utah. The number of records on the pilot site totals 700 million.
+ 53 new or updated collections from the United States
+ 100 million new records from Europe, Scandinavia and Mexico.
+ The United States collections include the 1910 U.S. Census and states’ birth, marriage and death records.
+ There are 10 million new records from New Jersey and Michigan, 4 million from Tennessee, an amazing 41 million from Massachusetts, and many more from other states.
In addition to the new U.S. collections, over 100 million records were added to FamilySearch’s international collections online — making it most likely the largest international genealogy collection online. The new international databases come from birth, marriage and death records and from municipal records.
Go to FamilySearch.org, then click Search Records and then Record Search pilot to see a full list of the free collections.
The records will also soon be available at beta.familysearch.org.