Monday, May 3, 2010

300 Million New Names Online

Family Search have announced that over 300 million new names have been added, creating or updating more than 150 new collections of records.

Can that be right ? It seems unbelievably large. Even 300,000 would be a lot.

The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot.

Whatever it is, it's good news for all of us.

The collections updated include
  • Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816—1980
  • Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661—1959
  • Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664—1955
  • Canada Marriages, 1661—1949
  • British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872—1986
  • British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859—1932
  • New Brunswick Births, 1819—1899
  • Nova Scotia Births, 1702—1896
  • Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711—1909
  • Ontario Births, 1779—1899
  • Ontario Marriages, 1800—1910
  • Quebec  Births, 1662—1898
  • Gibraltar Marriages, 1879—1918
  • Gibraltar Births and Baptisms, 1704—1876
  • Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778—1988
  • Great Britain Marriages, 1797—1988
  • Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820—1907
  • Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1821—1911
  • Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844—1911
  • Isle of Man Marriages, 1849—1911
  • Wales, Births and Baptisms, 1586—1907
  • Wales, Deaths and Burials, 1586—1885
  • Wales, Marriages, 1541—1900
  • Ireland Deaths, 1864—1870
  • India Births and Baptisms, 1800—1945
  • India Deaths and Burials, 1800—1945
  • India Marriages, 1800—1945
as well as lots of records from south and central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, and the USA.

Happy searching !

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