Genealogy’s two biggest record sites announced additions to their respective collections. Here are the details:
- Subscription site Ancestry.com added 53 million new US birth, marriage and death records from 23 states dating as far back as the 1600s.
The records come from state and local archives, county offices and newspapers.
Subscribers can search Ancestry.com’s vital records collection at www.ancestry.com/vitals.
- The free FamilySearch.org added a variety of records from the California, Iowa, and Texas in the United States, as well as Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Guam, Hungary, Japan and Wales.
Go here to view the new FamilySearch records and link to each one. Remember, where you see a “0” in the Records column and a number in the “Images” column, you’re looking at a collection that hasn’t yet been indexed. In that case, rather than type in a name to search, you’ll need to browse through the record images in that collection.