FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in January 2024 with over 36 million new indexed family history records from 44 different countries. Over 31 million records were added from Russia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and 19 different states in the United States.

Over 100,000 records were added for Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, and one expansive database from the world’s cemeteries in Find-A-Grave Index added 750.000 records. Numerous other countries scattered around the globe added fully searchable records that invite exploration in depth.

Take a look at the expansion of records below:

CountryCollectionIndexed RecordsComments
ArgentinaArgentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000           20,663Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946             6,514Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974             6,948Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Córdoba, Censuses, 1778-1874             3,797Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Jujuy, Civil Registration, 1888-2000                 111Expanded collection
ArgentinaArgentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955             4,334Expanded collection
AustraliaAustralia, Victoria, Wills, Probate and Administration Files, 1841-1926             5,727Expanded collection
BelgiumBelgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914             3,028Expanded collection
BelgiumBelgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912           12,554Expanded collection
BoliviaBolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996           10,037Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Alagoas, Church Records, 1802-2016             8,110Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013                 635Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949           10,140Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995           19,572Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012             5,497Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999             7,547Expanded collection
BrazilBrazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994           12,530Expanded collection
BrazilComputer-aided Indexes           72,973CAI records added
ColombiaColombia, Bogotá, AGN, DAS Alphabetical Cards             3,135Expanded collection
ColombiaColombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018         130,328Expanded collection
ColombiaComputer-aided Indexes           67,719CAI records added
Costa RicaCosta Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992                 248Expanded collection
CroatiaCroatia, Church Books, 1516-1994                 909Expanded collection
Czech RepublicCzech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1981     4,164,468Expanded collection
Democratic Republic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo, National Identity Cards, 1884-2019     2,192,466Expanded collection
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010         232,545Expanded collection
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975           11,904Expanded collection
EcuadorEcuador, Census, 1737-1990         958,278Expanded collection
El SalvadorComputer-aided Indexes         348,431CAI records added
FinlandFinland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915             3,973Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Calvados, Census, 1891             5,168Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Haute-Garonne, Census, 1896           33,278Expanded collection
FranceFrance, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-1793                 291Expanded collection
GermanyGermany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wuppertal, Civil Registration, 1810-1930           14,665Expanded collection
GibraltarGibraltar, Census, 1767-1931         162,346Expanded collection
GibraltarGibraltar, Church Records, 1697-1991             1,355Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008             1,430Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006                 897Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994             3,422Expanded collection
GuatemalaGuatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877-1994             1,606Expanded collection
IcelandIceland Church Census, 1744-1965             3,354Expanded collection
IrelandIreland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900         314,417Expanded collection
ItalyItaly, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1825-1861                 549Expanded collection
ItalyItaly, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942                 716Expanded collection
ItalyItaly, Terni, Orvieto, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1910         128,787Expanded collection
ItalyItaly, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941             3,438Expanded collection
ItalyItaly, Venezia, Venezia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1930             7,005Expanded collection
LuxembourgLuxembourg Census Records, 1843-1900           37,286Expanded collection
MexicoComputer-aided Indexes           54,440CAI records added
MexicoMexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996           19,242Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977           14,612Expanded collection
MexicoMexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970             2,768Expanded collection
NetherlandsNetherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950           26,622Expanded collection
NorwayNorway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903             7,152Expanded collection
PalauPalau, Church Records, 1921-1940                 472Expanded collection
ParaguayParaguay, Births, 1898-1963                 942Expanded collection
PeruComputer-aided Indexes             4,738CAI records added
PeruPeru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992           51,739Expanded collection
PortugalPortugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949                 464Expanded collection
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969                 150Expanded collection
RussiaRussia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885           15,616Expanded collection
RussiaRussia, Tobolsk, Church Books, 1722-1930   23,033,654Expanded collection
RussiaRussia, Tomsk, Church Books, 1752-1918         421,696Expanded collection
RussiaRussia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918           12,494Expanded collection
RussiaRussia, Tver Confession Lists, 1728-1913           18,198Expanded collection
Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts and Nevis, Church Records, 1747-1930           44,368Expanded collection
South AfricaSouth Africa, Western Cape, Deceased Estate Files, 1951-1958           51,599Expanded collection
SpainSpain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956           22,210Expanded collection
Sri LankaSri Lanka, Civil Registration, 1768-1990         855,239Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860             5,080Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860                 138Expanded collection
SwedenSweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927             4,075Expanded collection
UkraineUkraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918         158,435Expanded collection
United StatesDelaware, U.S. District and Circuit Court Naturalization Records, 1817-1936           22,030Expanded collection
United StatesHawaii, Hawaii State Archives, Probate Packet Records, 1814-1917                 621Expanded collection
United StatesHawaii, Registrar of Bureau of Conveyances, Deed Records, 1846-1900                 706Expanded collection
United StatesIndiana Marriages, 1811-2019             3,587Expanded collection
United StatesIowa, Death Records, 1888-1904         251,928Expanded collection
United StatesMontana, Flathead County, Poor Farm Hospital Records, 1907-1942             2,733Expanded collection
United StatesMontana, Flathead County, School Census, 1903-1969         656,852Expanded collection
United StatesMontana, Polson, Tribal Obituaries, 1870-1995           40,296Expanded collection
United StatesNew Hampshire, U.S. District and Circuit Court Naturalization Records, 1873-1945           12,644Expanded collection
United StatesNorth Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979             1,247Expanded collection
United StatesOhio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953           10,970Expanded collection
United StatesTexas, Hidalgo County, Marriage Records, 1875-2021           64,480Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States Naturalization and Citizenship           24,940Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States, Native American, Five Civilized Tribes Enrollment Records, 1898-1914           56,036Expanded collection
United StatesUnited States, New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1906         145,575Expanded collection
United StatesVermont, U.S. District Court Naturalization Records, 1790-1954           15,870Expanded collection
United StatesVirginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896             1,340Expanded collection
UruguayUruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930           31,385Expanded collection
VenezuelaComputer-aided Indexes           21,286CAI records added
VenezuelaVenezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003           11,739Expanded collection
VenezuelaVenezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020           11,476Expanded collection
WorldFind A Grave Index         752,128Expanded collection
WorldThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Registers (Worldwide), 1860-1937           14,154Expanded collection
WorldThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970           97,775Expanded collection
ZimbabweZimbabwe, Diocese of Chinhoyi, Catholic Church Records, 1941-2022         124,478Expanded collection
ZimbabweZimbabwe, Diocese of Mutare, Catholic Church Records, 1898-2022         135,698Expanded collection
Total   36,523,613

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