30 million records added to FamilySearch

Deseret News

Published: Friday, Feb. 17 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

FamilySearch instructs genealogy enthusiasts during RootsTech 2012 family history conference in Salt Lake City Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Another 30 million new records have been added to FamilySearch, including 16 million indexed names and 14 million browsable images.

The collections are from 22 countries and 19 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. New collections have been added from Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Micronesia, Slovenia and the United States.

The largest additions include 11.7 million images for the "U.S., Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001" and 3.3 million images for the "U.S., Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002." More than 2.5 million records were indexed for the "Italy, L'Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865" collection.

More than 9 million church records from Sweden were also added among 13 different collections, according to the news release, including more than 1 million from the "Sweden, ?terg?land Church Records, 1555-1911; index 1616-1860" and nearly 1.3 million records from "Sweden, Stockholm Church Records, 1556-1939, index 1634-1860." Another 1.6 million newly indexed records are part of the "Sweden, Malm?us Church Records, 1541-1918; index 1646-1860."

Access to these records is free and available at FamilySearch.org.

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