FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in the month of October 2023 with 26 million new indexed family history records from 50 separate countries and one worldwide collection of over 1 million records from the world’s cemeteries in Find-A-Grave Index.

Over one million records each were added from Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Luxembourg, Sri Lanka, and the UK. United Kingdom Funeral Notices 1914-2023 includes death notices, funeral notices, obituaries, and memoriums from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland. and Wales. Other collections added thousands of records during October from Argentina, Colombia, Ireland, Nicaragua, Peru, the United States, Venezuela, and countries all over the world.

Take a look at the expansion of records below:

CountryCollection Index RecordsComments
ArgentinaArgentina, Cemetery Records, 1882-2019             1,854Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946             2,507Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Córdoba, Censuses, 1778-1874         313,518Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977                      4Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983             1,729Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Entre Ríos, Civil Registration, 1860-1965             2,777Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975                 362Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Neuquén, Catholic Church Records, 1883-1977             3,283Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Salta, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1972           12,948Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000             3,274Expanded collection
ArgentinaComputer-aided Indexes         224,323CAI Records added
AustraliaAustralia, Victoria, Wills, Probate and Administration Files, 1841-1926           19,388Expanded collection
BelgiumBelgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914             6,659Expanded collection
BelgiumBelgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912           15,324Expanded collection
BoliviaBolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996           15,420Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Alagoas, Church Records, 1802-2016           12,079Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013                 983Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949             7,119Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995           31,011Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996             1,647Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012             3,154Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006           14,907Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999             2,554Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994             3,796Expanded collection
BrazilComputer-aided Indexes                 808CAI Records added
ChileChile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015             6,472Expanded collection
ChileComputer-aided Indexes                 909CAI records added
ColombiaColombia, Archivo Distrital de Bogotá, Cemetery Indexes, 1887-1995           41,646Expanded collection
ColombiaColombia, Bogotá, AGN, DAS Alphabetical Cards             2,093Expanded collection
ColombiaColombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018           37,545Expanded collection
ColombiaColombia, Civil Registration, 1553-2021                 169Expanded collection
ColombiaColombia, Costa, Church Records, 1778-2018           51,879Expanded collection
ColombiaComputer-aided Indexes         428,662CAI Records added
Costa RicaComputer-aided Indexes     1,876,640CAI Records added
Costa RicaCosta Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992             4,393Expanded collection
Costa RicaCosta Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975             4,202Expanded collection
CroatiaCroatia, Church Books, 1516-1994                 736Expanded collection
CubaCuba, Church Records, 1584-1960             2,087Expanded collection
Czech RepublicCzech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1981     2,815,534Expanded collection
DenmarkDenmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964           18,432Expanded collection
Dominican RepublicComputer-aided Indexes     1,958,792CAI Records added
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975             8,539Expanded collection
EcuadorEcuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011                 101Expanded collection
El SalvadorComputer-aided Indexes     1,399,841CAI Records added
FinlandFinland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915             7,205Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Calvados, Census, 1876           55,049Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Haute-Garonne, Census, 1896           19,417Expanded collection
French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999                 647Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wuppertal, Civil Registration, 1810-1930           10,261Expanded collection
GibraltarGibraltar, Church Records, 1697-1991             6,282Expanded collection
GuadeloupeGuadeloupe, Civil Registration Records, 1792-1872                   12Expanded collection
GuatemalaComputer-aided Indexes     1,853,699CAI Records added
GuatemalaGuatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994             1,402Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008             1,478Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006             4,377Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994             2,346Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877-1994                 498Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994             1,956Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994                      8Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994                   24Expanded collection
HaitiHaiti, Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, Catholic Church Records, 1866-2017                 142Expanded collection
IcelandIceland Church Census, 1744-1965             5,839Expanded collection
IrelandIreland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900         350,284Expanded collection
ItalyItaly, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942             1,493Expanded collection
ItalyItaly, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941             1,251Expanded collection
ItalyItaly, Venezia, Venezia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1930             3,801Expanded collection
LuxembourgLuxembourg Census Records, 1843-1900         677,659Expanded collection
LuxembourgLuxembourg, Church and Civil Registration, 1601-1923         955,410Expanded collection
MartiniqueMartinique, Church Records, 1662-1847                      8Expanded collection
MartiniqueMartinique, Civil Registration Records, 1809-1874                   27Expanded collection
MexicoComputer-aided Indexes           17,547CAI records added
MexicoMexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996                   17Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977           40,361Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970             2,563Expanded collection
NicaraguaComputer-aided Indexes         373,072CAI records added
NicaraguaComputer-aided Indexes           52,379Expanded collection
NorwayNorway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903           62,524Expanded collection
ParaguayComputer-aided Indexes           14,837CAI records added
ParaguayParaguay, Births, 1898-1963             1,539Expanded collection
ParaguayParaguay, Military Records, 1870-1965             8,882Expanded collection
PeruComputer-aided Indexes           44,242CAI records added
PeruComputer-aided Indexes             1,675Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996             2,210Expanded collection
PeruPeru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992           91,577Expanded collection
PhilippinesComputer-aided Indexes             3,739CAI records added
PhilippinesComputer-aided Indexes                 779Expanded collection
PortugalComputer-aided Indexes                 539CAI Records added
PortugalPortugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911                 247Expanded collection
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969           14,983Expanded collection
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico, San Juan, Cemetery Records, 1888-1988           11,116Expanded collection
RussiaRussia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885           18,437Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Western Cape, Deceased Estate Files, 1951-1958             5,848Expanded collection
SpainComputer-aided Indexes           18,197CAI Records added
SpainSpain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956             9,342Expanded collection
Sri LankaSri Lanka, Civil Registration, 1768-1990     5,129,834Expanded collection
St LuciaSt. Lucia, Church Records, 1751-1793                 116Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860             5,176Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927                 923Expanded collection
SwitzerlandSwitzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850             3,148Expanded collection
UkraineUkraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918           35,758Expanded collection
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Funeral Notices 1914-2023     4,987,947Expanded collection
United StatesIndiana, Mortality Schedules, 1860-1880             3,388Expanded collection
United StatesMassachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920         204,875Expanded collection
United StatesNew York, U.S. District and Circuit Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1991         200,000Expanded collection
United StatesOhio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953             6,026Expanded collection
United StatesOregon, Marion County, Silverton Obituaries, 1893-1912           24,973Expanded collection
United StatesPennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931           66,383Expanded collection
United StatesPennsylvania, Western District, Naturalizations, 1820-1930             1,864Expanded collection
United StatesVirginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896           24,090Expanded collection
UruguayComputer-aided Indexes           21,271CAI Records added
UruguayUruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930           42,957Expanded collection
VenezuelaComputer-aided Indexes         188,109CAI Records added
VenezuelaVenezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003             8,420Expanded collection
VenezuelaVenezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020           13,332Expanded collection
WorldFind A Grave Index     1,086,419Expanded collection
ZimbabweZimbabwe, Archdiocese of Bulawayo, Catholic Church Records, 1896-2022             4,445Expanded collection

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