Wednesday, January 23, 2019

23.7 Million Free Indexed Records

FamilySearch added over 23.7 million free indexed historical records this week from Australia, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa,  the United Kingdom, and the United States (Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Virginia, Obituary Records, Native American Reservation Rolls, Cemetery Abstracts, and the Veterans Administration Master Index).  ​

Search 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
Comments
Australia
50,944
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Belgium
2,757
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Benin
10
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Bolivia
419,322
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil
4,552,840
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile
69,573
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Costa Rica
73,318
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Costa Rica
1,978
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Dominican Republic
6,437
Added indexed records to an existing collection
El Salvador
306,119
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
305,850
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
994,791
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
1,388
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
1,151
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
3,064,022
New indexed records collection
France
372,562
New indexed records collection
France
304,196
New indexed records collection
France
511
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
7,397,644
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
2,871,125
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
34,378
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
17,160
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Italy
7,900
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Nicaragua
35,367
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru
19,808
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru
18,924
Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa
3,686
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United Kingdom
3,153
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
126
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
United States
321
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
94,757
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
4,443
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
356,122
New indexed records collection
United States
83,991
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
45,437
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
2,984
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
348
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
72
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
288,877
New indexed records collection
United States
769
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
1,392,105
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
487,730
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
39
Added indexed records to an existing collection

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

How to Remember

I would like to share my January President's message to the Family History Society of Arizona.


Another year is past, another year is before us.

Last January, in my newsletter message, I mentioned how, as genealogists, we are so used to looking at the past, that we forget to look to the future. I suggested that perhaps we needed to start looking forward, becoming the record and story keepers we wished our ancestors had been. Well, I am sorry to report that I am not much better this past year than in years past.

Recently my wife pointed out an article to me in the January 2019, issue of Parents magazine, “How to Remember Even More Good Times” by Matthew Dicks, (you can read the article at http://tiny.cc/fhsajan19). In the article he discusses those little stories that happen every day in our lives and how, later, we wished we had written them down.

He created a simple Excel spreadsheet, a small notebook would work, with only two columns. Column A lists the date. Column B, just large enough for a sentence or two, lists just a snippet of the event, just enough to jog his memory. A couple of examples he gave: “The first time my daughter ran into dance class on her own, telling me to stay in the car” and “the time my son told me that it’s not helpful when a doctor says it will only pinch but it really hurts.” Now he has over 27 pages and over 3,500 entries.

What a wonderful idea. How many times have you said, “I wish I had written that down”? I know there are too many for me.

Please take the time and check out his article, it has been a game changer for me.

So, for 2019, let’s all set aside a little time, and make sure we are recording those small, precious moments that make life meaningful.

Just set aside a few minutes, some time in the day, but just do it. First thing, last thing, at noon, whenever. Let’s not just record our genealogies but start creating Family Histories.


Richard Young, FHSA President (2017-2019)

Monday, November 26, 2018

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 19, 2018

Are you looking for Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials in Germany during the years 1500-1971? FamilySearch added over 79 million this past week! Someone has been busy.

Of course, if you need records from Toole County, Montana, there are 54 new digitized records. That is one of the things I love about FamilySearch, no record set is too small.

Click the links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images. 

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
3,236
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
75,801
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
79,319,959
0
New indexed records collection
896,582
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
7,871
0
New indexed records collection
75
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
73
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
286
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
54
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection