New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 21, 2016

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:


Maybe one of your ancestors is in one of the newly published 1916 Denmark census records, civil registrations from Hungary, Sweden church records, Ohio death, South Carolina birth, or Wyoming obituary records. Search these free records and more at by clicking on the links in the interactive table below.





Denmark Census 1916



New indexed records and images collection

Hungary Civil Registration 1895-1980



Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden Västerbotten Church Records 1619-1896; index 1688-1860



Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Carolina Delayed Birth Certificates 1766-1900



New browsable image collection.

Ohio County Death Records 1840-2001



Added images to an existing collection

Wyoming Star Valley Independent Obituaries 1901-2015



Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Searchable historic records are made available on 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 Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at


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This work is so exciting, really. I’m one of the ones who’s been involved in helping to get records easily searchable in FamilySearch. I did Ukrainian BMD records for a couple of areas for about ten years awhile back, and now am indexing French ones of the 1800s, mostly: censuses from a couple of areas (Toulousse and a region between two rivers northeast of Paris). Although I have a working reading knowledge of basic French, it’s only a second language to me; I only take the beginning-level records so far. What is needed is first-language French-speaking adjudicators to check all the work so it can be uploaded for searchability. The Ukrainian ones have been there for some time. Very rewarding to see.


whatever happend to RAOGK I need some grave photos from the Nederlands and Germany


    RAOGK is back online, but most folks do no know it. Have you tried find-a-grave or billiongraves? I do not know if there is a German genweb or not and do not know about the Netherlands either.


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