New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of 22 May 2017

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, (May 25, 2017), The largest historic record collection updates this week are for Peru (over 1 million newly indexed civil registrations) New York Passenger Lists. Search these new free records and more from Chile, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Utah, and New Hampshire at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Find and share this news release online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

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



Indexed Records

Digital Images


Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015



Added indexed records to an existing collection
Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964



Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße (Ancestor Passports)



New browsable image collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996



Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998



Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records, 1470-1897



Added indexed records to an existing collection
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880



New indexed records and images collection
Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914



Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866



Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942



Added indexed records to an existing collection

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I was interested since my family is from Asturias. However, after doing multiple searches I noticed that the data is limited to the consejo (county) of Aviles and not all other counties.


I noticed the same thing. I’m looking for Oviedo and Pravia. Some years ago, an archivist in Oviedo told us that LDS had microfilmed their records so I keep hoping to see them online sometime. Spain is very neglected in online sources such as Family Search and Ancestry. Fingers crossed for the near future.


    Public Registry Records for Nava only go back to about 1870. I have communicated with them. Church Records for Nava were destroyed during the Civil War and the Church attempt to recreate is spotty at best. Church Records are available in Oviedo at the Archbishop Archives 3 days a week.


    Sorry–what is Nava?
    We were able to get my great-grandfather’s 1864 baptismal record from Santianes, Pravia thru the archivist in Oviedo who contacted a local priest. It had his parents’ and grandparents’ names and places of birth. I suspect a lot survived the Civil War.


Nava is a consejo (county) in the Eastern part of Asturias. All baptismal and public records include the date and place of birth, names of parents and names of grandparents, as well as where they were from. Baptismal records also include the godparent(s). From baptismal records I learned that a great-great grandfather was from the Parrish of San Gines in central Madrid and they in turn provided me with further information in his record.


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