Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Records for Argentina, Canada, Germany, Ireland, & Netherlands

Since the last update on January 5, 2009, FamilySearch added over 40 million new records to its Record Search pilot. Individuals with international roots from Argentina, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, and the Philippines will find some nice surprises in the newly added collections.

Birth, marriage, and death records were added for the Netherlands and Ireland. Irish researchers in particular have been anxiously awaiting the 23 million records from the Irish Civil Registration indexes. These records date from 1845-1958 and are also known as the Statutory Registration Records. Statutory registration for Protestants began in 1845 and for Catholics in 1864.

Here's a complete list of the new additions:

1869 Argentina National Census
California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records 1835-193143
Canada Census 1916
Costa Rica Church Records 1595-19921
Germany Burials 1500-1992
Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958
Mexico Aguascalientes Catholic Church Records 1616-1961
Netherlands Births and Baptisms
Netherlands Marriages
Netherlands Deaths and Burials
Philippines Marriages
1920 United States Census (Added Alabama)
1850 United States Census (Added Alabama and Indian Population)
1850 United States Census (Slave Schedule) Added Alabama, Missouri, and South Carolina
1850 United States Census (Mortality Schedule) Added Louisiana and Indian Population
1870 United States Census (Added Pennsylvania)
The new records can be searched for free at

1 comment:

Irish Roots said...

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