FamilySearch has added more than 70 million indexed genealogy records to the free FamilySearch.org over the past couple of weeks.
The indexed records come from the United States and 20 other countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean.
Updated or new US records are from more than 20 states, plus New England passenger lists.
You can access FamilySearch.org’s indexed records by using the search boxes on the FamilySearch.org home page (which will give you results from all the indexed records on FamilySearch.org) or by using my favorite method—searching that specific collection.
You can find the search page for a specific collection in one of two ways:
- use the place filters on FamilySearch.org: Scroll down on the home page, choose a world region next to the map, then choose a country, date range or collection on the left to narrow the collection list to those covering your ancestor’s lifetime. Then click on the title for the collection you want to search.
Got Italian ancestors? More than 8.3 million new browsable images of civil registrations and church records from Italy also were added. Because these aren’t yet indexed, you’ll need to find the page for the collection and then view records for the place in Italy your ancestor lived. Click here for FamilySearch.org’s list of Italian record collections.