The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:
SALT LAKE CITY, UT—FamilySearch added over 600,000 free indexed historical records this week from Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, and Ohio in the United States. Almost 200,00 digital images were also added from BillionGraves.
Research these free new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.
|Country||Collection||Indexed Records||Digital Images||Comments|
|Chile||Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015||688||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection|
|Czech Republic||Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1981||1,059||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection|
|Germany||Germany, Baden, Stebbach, Church Book Extracts, 1675-1951||3,457||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection|
|Hungary||Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980||113,787||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection|
|Other||BillionGraves Index||173,946||173,946||Added indexed records and images to an existing collection|
|South Africa||South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972||330,782||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection|
|United States||Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977||20,709||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection|
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