Monday, January 13, 2014


FamilySearch has created a massive new collection of indexes for births, marriages and deaths that cover England and Wales from 1837 to 1920. In total, there are 65.6 million births listed, 35.1 million marriages, and 40.6 million deaths. Note these are indexes and not complete records. These indexes will, however, point you to the exact location of the record. Access is free.  Either search the full FamilySearch site or access each index individually - UK Birth Index, UK Marriage Index and UK Death Index.  Other new FamilySearch collections include the Catholic Church records from the district of SantarĂ©m, Portugal. The collection now consists of some 650,000 images of baptism, marriage and death records spanning the years from 1544 to 1911. The images can be searched by municipality, parish, type of record and year.  Another recent addition is approximately 100,000 civil marriages from Denmark that span the years from 1851 to 1961. These records can be searched by first and last name. The records cover the small percentage of people who did not get married in the state church.

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