New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 21, 2017

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:

If you’re looking for deceased relatives, you’re in luck! More than two million historic records from Find A Grave were added on FamilySearch this week. Many more records from BrazilDelawareEnglandIllinoisItalyMichiganNambiaPeru, and the United States were also published. Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999

85,445

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012

799,770

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977

47,490

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974

212,028

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

England, Hampshire Bishop’s Transcripts 1680-1892

13,501

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Find A Grave Index

2,612,035

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940

102,783

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865

76,449

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006

19,262

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Namibia, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1904-1984

1,123

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005

151

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998

719,625

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955

30,993

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

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/indexing.

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One Comment

I looked at “Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration” and found this, courtesy of the FamilySearch’s explanatory paragraphs of the current status of Italian records:

“Images for this collection were mistakenly made available to the general public who registered on this site. Because of the agreement signed 30 June 2011, the publication rights of images belongs to the Italian National Archives (DGA) who publishes them freely to all on their Portale degli antenati: http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/.”

So I went online with “http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/” and looked at my two ancestral areas of research, Sicily and Lazio. It was most informative, with clear explanations of what is currently available on this site. I used the Windows 10 translation icon to translate part of it, and copy/pasted other parts onto another translating site.

FamilySearch is really matching up the new Italian indexes AND actual digital images with the Italian National Archives. The Italian National Archives also asks for volunteers to help translate all of these voluminous records.

If only I spoke Italian!!

Thanks, Dick, for these weekly articles on New Historic Records on FamilySearch.

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