New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for the Week of September 21, 2015

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Check out the Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, and Virginia Richmond City Birth Index 1870-1912 additions this week. Millions more records were also added for Italy (Potenza, Rieti, and Trapani) and Colombia. Search for these new records and more by selecting the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

BillionGraves Index – 2,764,124 – 2,764,124 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Colombia Catholic Church Records 1600-2012 – 0 – 868,609 – Added images to an existing collection
England and Wales Census 1841 – 309 – 224,532 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
France Haute-Garonne Toulouse Censuses 1872 and 1886 – 952 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Potenza Civil Registration (State Archive) 1697-1923 – 0 – 3,139,547 – New browsable image collection.
Italy Rieti Civil Registration (State Archive) 1840-1945 – 0 – 394,525 – New browsable image collection.
Italy Trapani Civil Registration (State Archive) 1906-1928 – 0 – 229,704 – New browsable image collection.

UNITED STATES DATABASES
Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013 – 289,532 – 19,171 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950 – 0 – 1,117,101 – New browsable image collection.
Utah Applications Indian War Service Medals 1905-1912 – 11,658 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Utah Eureka and Payson Births and Deaths 1898-1903 – 4 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Virginia Richmond City Birth Index 1870-1912 – 53,488 – 53,470 – New indexed records and images collection

Help Us Publish More Free Records Online
Searchable historical records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of online volunteers worldwide. These volunteers transcribe (or index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are always needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published weekly online on FamilySearch.org. Learn how you can volunteer to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

About FamilySearch International
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FamilySearch Adds Over 19.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico & the USA

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FamilySearch adds more than 19.2 million indexed records and images to Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 7,120,120 indexed records and 6,113,876 images from the United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 collection; the 4,835,296 indexed records from the Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805–2001 collection; and the 314,770 indexed records and 314,770 images from the US, BillionGraves Index collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–2014 – 0 – 299,060 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Canadian Headstones – 240,168 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805–2001 – 4,835,296 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, BillionGraves Index – 314,770 – 314,770 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

United States, Freedmen’s Bank Records, 1865–1874 – 0 – 513 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 – 7,120,120 – 6,113,876 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

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FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index collection; and the 389,387 indexed records from the South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801–2004 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the worldís historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org .

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 – 1,385 – 2,249 – New browsable image collection.

Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 – 0 – 1,395,009 – New browsable image collection.

Isle of Man, Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598–2009 – 0 – 44,050 – Added images to an existing collection.

South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801–2004 – 389,387 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, BillionGraves Index – 396,405 – 396,405 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899–2011 – 0 – 91 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886–1972 – 0 – 1,232 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Kentucky Death Records, 1911–1961 – 173,963 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Louisiana, Orleans Court Records, 1822–1880 – 0 – 7,376 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805–1920 – 0 – 1,829 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Louisiana, State Penitentiary Records, 1866–1963 – 0 – 78 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629–1999 – 0 – 17,565 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Probate Estate Files, 1886–1900 – 0 – 3,926 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Ohio, Crawford County Church Records, 1853–2007 – 0 – 695 – New browsable image collection.

US, Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813–1932 – 0 – 152,511 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Ohio, Licking County, Hartford Township Records, 1881–1962 – 0 – 989 – New browsable image collection.

US, Ohio, Northern District, Eastern Division, Naturalization Index, 1855–1967 – 0 – 196,148 – New browsable image collection.

US, Tennessee, Cocke County Records, 1860–1930 – 0 – 3,659 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Utah, Cache County Records, 1861–1955 – 0 – 3,045 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1920–2009 – 328,371 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634–1951 – 0 – 115 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Washington, County Marriages, 1855–2008 – 0 – 202,454 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891–1950 – 0 – 732 – Added images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, New Zealand, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 375,900 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 1,152,816 indexed records and images from the U.S., BillionGraves Index, collection; and the 3,560,424 indexed records from U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891, collection . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the worldís historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 – 375,900 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862–1962 – 20,415 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., BillionGraves Index – 576,408 – 576,408 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951 – 0 – 139 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 – 3,560,424 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Pondera County Records, 1910–2012 – 21,120 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809–1994, collection; and the 359,550 images from U.S., Georgia, Deaths, 1928–1940, collection . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the worldís historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org .

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1609–1909 – 0 – 4,108 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582–1912 – 0 – 767 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910 – 44,453 – 2,526,952 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600–1911 – 0 – 17 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621–1910 – 23,957 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798–1906 – 9,343 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582–1910 – 24,079 – 249 – Added images to an existing collection.

BillionGraves Index – 366,158 – 366,158 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538–1936 – 2,536 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194–2013 – 0 – 89,566 – Added images to an existing collection.

India, Jharkhand, B. Deoghar, Singh Darwaja, Pandit Dharam Rakshni Sabha, Marriage Records, 1958–2013 – 0 – 260,593 – New browsable image collection.

Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865 – 139,070 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Italy, Pesaro e Urbino, Fano, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808–1815, 1841–1865, 1890–1908 – 0 – 9,911 – New browsable image collection.

Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581–1935; index 1633-1860 – 38,589 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809–1994 – 0 – 400,841 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Georgia, Deaths, 1928–1940 – 0 – 359,550 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Northern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1991 – 0 – 46,984 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860–1949 – 122,410 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906–1942 – 0 – 87,677 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., South Carolina, Darlington County Records, 1798–1928 – 0 – 73,724 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848–1990 – 4,593 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848–1948 – 0 – 108,549 – Added images to an existing collection.

BillionGraves iOS App Now Available in 25 Languages

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Last month we announced our international collaboration with MyHeritage to make BillionGraves available to every person in the world. Today we are happy to announce the release of our BillionGraves app in the iTunes markets in 25 languages!

That’s right, the BillionGraves app is now available in 25 languages!! For those of you who have always wondered what the BG app looked like in Dutch, or Hebrew; well, now you’ll be able to find out!

In this release there are also several bug fixes as well as enhancements to the on-device transcription features including handling of Hebrew dates.

The launch of the iOS app is only the first of many enhancements that will be coming very soon to BillionGraves. Some of these enhancement include the website and Android app available in 25 languages as well. Follow us on Facebook HERE to keep up to date with the latest news about new features!

Get the new BillionGraves app on iTunes NOW!

MyHeritage Produces Video About Their Global Cemetery Inititive

A few days ago, MyHeritage launched a pro-bono global initiative with BillionGraves to preserve every cemetery and gravestone in the world and they are providing the content online, for free. This project is important and beneficial for genealogists everywhere.

MyHeritage just have produced a short video about it. It features Gilad Japhet (MyHeritage’s Founder and CEO) who participated in our company’s trip to the cemetery and who alone was responsible for digitizing around 1000 gravestones in 3 hrs! It’s a race against time. The more people that they can encourage to participate now, the more data will be preserved for future generations, before inscriptions start to fade.

Check out the YouTube video.

MyHeritage Team Captures over 50,000 Gravestone Images in 3 Hours in Isreal’s Segula Cemetery

I got a note from Daniel Horowitz at MyHeritage.com this morning telling me that the MyHeritage Israel team just kick-started their global initiative that we recently announced together with BillionGraves, the project in which they wish to digitally preserve the world’s cemeteries. Following is the majority of the note he sent me.

“We decided that it was important to go out as a team and experience the process of photographing and documenting gravestones using the BillionGraves app, and so 80 members of the MyHeritage team went on a grey and cloudy Sunday morning to the local cemetery – Segula – located in Petah Tikva, Israel. In just 3 hours we captured over 50,000 gravestone images and completed nearly 70% of the entire cemetery.

“It was the largest event of its kind ever held in Israel. In fact, BillionGraves told us that this was the largest single-day cemetery project held so far using the BillionGraves app. With the fast pace growth of the app, it is sure to be surpassed soon with other similar cemetery projects.

“As we know, most of the world’s cemeteries have never been systematically documented nor has their information made available online. In addition, age and exposure to the elements are rendering gravestones illegible, making this project even more urgent. This initiative is really important for genealogists and for everyone in order to make family history available to all.

“We are calling on people around the world to join us in this project, and we are happy to help and guide people in the process with advice and resources. We invite everyone to visit http://billiongraves.com/myheritage to register and download the application. This will help millions of people to discover the final resting place of their ancestors and relatives and the information it includes.”

Please more about their activity in their official blog post: http://blog.myheritage.com/2014/03/myheritage-employees-digitize-an-entire-cemetery-to-kickstart-global-initiative/

MyHeritage and BillionGraves Team Up to Digitally Preserve the World’s Cemeteries

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MyHeritage and BillionGraves are working together to attempt to digitally preserve headstones worldwide. I think this is a great idea! MyHeritage has the worldwide influence to accomplish the photographing of headstones in many geographic areas of the Earth that thus far haven’t had much digitial preservation done in their cemeteries and burial sites. To accomplish this, MyHeritage is helping to get the BillionGraves app into 25 languages, and add support for Gregorian, Hebrew and Julian dates. With GPS data and coordination, this data has the potential to be invalualbe to genealogists worldwide. Following is the news release from MyHeritage:

Groundbreaking multilingual mobile app will power international crowdsourcing initiative

TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI & KAYSVILLE, Utah – Wednesday 19 February, 2014MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, has partnered with BillionGraves to launch a global crowdsourcing initiative to preserve the world’s cemeteries.

BillionGraves is a free iOS and Android application that lets users easily photograph and document gravestones, providing an important source of information for people intrigued about their ancestors and family history. Using patent-pending technology, BillionGraves is the only mobile application of its kind. With the help of MyHeritage, the app will be available in 25 languages, and will support Gregorian, Hebrew and Julian dates. It records the GPS locations of gravestones to make them easy to find and volunteers can easily see which areas of any cemetery remain undocumented, to maximize efficiency and avoid duplication. The gravestone photographs are then transcribed by volunteers on the BillionGraves website, resulting in searchable digital data.

With a community of tens of millions of family history enthusiasts all around the world, MyHeritage brings a vast global volunteer base for collecting and transcribing gravestone photos using the BillionGraves application.

All records collected are made available for free on the BillionGraves and MyHeritage websites. The partnership with BillionGraves brings major benefits for families using MyHeritage to explore their past, as all users will receive free Record Matches – alerts about gravestone records that have been automatically matched to their ancestors, making it easy to make new discoveries. In addition to the photographs and GPS coordinates of the gravestones, an index of corresponding information, such as dates of birth and death, close family relatives and epitaphs, is made available to search for free on MyHeritage’s search engine for historical records, SuperSearch.

“We’re thrilled to embark on this global initiative with BillionGraves”, said Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO of MyHeritage. “Gravestones are among the most valuable information sources for family history research, and although there are many thousands of cemeteries worldwide, most of them have never been documented, and their information is not available online. Time is chipping away at the gravestones and many are becoming unreadable over the years, so it’s up to our generation to preserve them.”

“We’re delighted to work with MyHeritage on digitizing the world’s cemeteries”, said Hudson Gunn, President of BillionGraves. “At BillionGraves we are working to provide a comprehensive family history database for records and images from the world’s cemeteries—but it’s not something we can do alone. With MyHeritage’s support in mobilizing its massive user community and working with us to launch in 25 languages, we’ll be able to provide incredible value for millions of families and preserve this valuable data for generations to come.”

Over the coming weeks, MyHeritage users will receive documentation about the project and will be able to download the application via a special website designed for this project.

About MyHeritage
MyHeritage is a family history network helping millions of families around the world discover and share their legacy online. As technology thought leaders and innovators, MyHeritage is transforming family history into an activity that’s more accessible, exciting, and easier than ever before. MyHeritage empowers its global community of users with social crowdsourcing tools, a massive library of historical content, and powerful search and matching technologies. The service is available in 40 languages. For more information, visit www.myheritage.com.

About BillionGraves
With more than 7 million headstone records created by 70,000 volunteers in just two years, BillionGraves is the trusted resource for accurate GPS gravestone and burial record data on the web. BillionGraves’ mobile GPS tracking technology in its mobile application perpetuates this progress, bringing a wealth of genealogical information right to your fingertips.

Disclaimer: BillionGraves has not been acquired by MyHeritage and is still owned and operated by Otter Creek Holdings. BillionGraves has been and will continue to be a FREE resource for all.

Billion Graves Adds Supporting Records Feature

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The following was written by Billion Graves Staff:

After months of work in response to hundreds of user requests, BillionGraves has added several new features designed to validate and enhance the headstone records found on BillionGraves.

The Supporting Record feature now allows users to upload evidence-based documents that support the BillionGraves records that have been collected through our mobile Apps. This means that users are now able to upload headstones, birth/death, burial, marriage, cremation, and many other types of records WITHOUT NEEDING A SMART PHONE!
Thousands of records are being uploaded every day and are breaking down genealogy brick walls and making connections that once seemed impossible. While working closely with our users and genealogists we found that there were many headstones and burials that just couldn’t be accounted for with our current systems; including unmarked graves, cremation scatterings, destroyed stones, and so on.

Our Supporting Records features eliminate this problem while maintaining the validity and accuracy of the BillionGraves database.

Let’s face it, we’ve all been plagued with headaches caused by incorrect/assumed information in our family trees. BillionGraves’ Supporting Records IS the solution to your problems!

Learn about BillionGraves’ new Supporting Records and how the will change the way you will look at headstones! –> READ MORE

FamilySearch Adds Over 145 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added more than 145 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 65,593,352 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920, collection, the 35,117,915 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Marriage Index, 1800–1920, collection, and the 40,618,506 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Death Index 1800–1920, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

BillionGraves Index – 292,519 – 292,519 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800-1920 – 65,593,352 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

England and Wales, Death Index 1800-1920 – 40,618,506 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

England and Wales, Marriage Index, 1800-1920 – 35,117,915 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939 – 0 – 333,592 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Michigan, Eastern District, Naturalization Index, 1907-1995 – 0 – 577,690 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999 – 0 – 52,264 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012 – 0 – 98,268 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., New England, Seamen’s Identification Cards, 1918-1940 – 0 – 104,825 – New browsable image collection.

United States, Passport Applications, 1795-1925 – 0 – 90,827 – New browsable image collection.

United States Revolutionary War, Virginia Pension Application Files, 1830-1875 – 0 – 220,787 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions to Naturalization, 1848-1991 – 0 – 78,845 – New browsable image collection.

Billion Graves Adds Store so You can Buy BillionGraves Gear

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BillionGraves has added an online store where you can purchase BillionGraves apparel. According to the company, in honor of the store grand opening, they are giving customers 15% off on their first purchase from the BillionGraves store! Visit the Billion Graves blog for the promo code!

This promo code is only good until November 15th, so get your BillionGraves gear now!

FamilySearch Adds Over 9.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the U.S.A.

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FamilySearch has recently added more than 9.5 million indexed records and images from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,399,826 images from the new Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941, collection, the 1,734,150 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, collection, and the 2,171,641 images from the new Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1918, collection . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 – 539,210 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977 – 682,002 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

BillionGraves Index – 407,422 – 407,422 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 – 1,673,051 – 61,099 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941 – 0 – 2,399,826 – New browsable image collection.

Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Miscellaneous Records, 1559-1945 – 0 – 9,569 – New browsable image collection.

Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1918 – 0 – 2,171,641 – New browsable image collection.

Italy, Napoli, Fontana, Parrocchia di Santa Maria della Mercede – La Sacra, Catholic Church Records, 1659-1929 – 0 – 54 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979 – 0 – 214,094 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 – 980,427 – 951 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Billion Graves Upgrades their Android APP to Version 2.3

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I’ve gotten notice that Billion Graves has an upgrade for their Android App. This is version 2.3, and it’s said to make “the Android version compatible with the latest devices, fixing some minor bugs that would cause the app to crash, freeze, etc.”

Billion Graves also has a new site for the APP in the Google Play store. See: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.och.BillionGraves

BillionGraves Introduces FamilyTree Connect

A couple weeks ago, BillionGraves surpassed 4 million records posted online. The company has been doing some interesting collaboration with FamilySearch of late. I had a good conversation with reps for the company at the SCGS Jamboree last week. They are doing some great work. The following is from BillionGraves.

Now you can connect all those images you upload on the BillionGraves site straight to FamilySearch with just the click of a button!

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Simply go to the “Tools” tab on the BillionGraves site, and click “FamilySearch” from the dropdown menu and you can start connecting your family members’ records (and any other records for that matter) to their FamilySearch records. You can also attach any record by clicking on “Link to Family Search” on any records page.

To see how it works, watch our introduction video or read more about it on the BillionGraves blog!

This is another way we are making the valuable records you contrubute to those people who need them. By connecting these records straight to their corresponding FamilySearch records, you will be helping people piece together their family stories faster and easier than ever before.