ADVERTISEMENT to Add 1 Billion International Records From FamilySearch

By Diane Haddad and FamilySearch have expanded their September 2013 agreement to put 1 billion never-before-published international genealogy records online over the next five years.

The expanded agreement will put another billion records from 67 countries on These records, provided by FamilySearch, are already digitized and will be added to over the next few months. The additional collections include more than 1 billion digitized and indexed records and over 200 million images containing birth, marriage, death, census and church records from Europe, Latin America, South Africa, South America, Asia and more.

FamilySearch has a similar agreement with MyHeritage, in which searches return matches from FamilySearch record collections.

In the September agreement, is investing more than $60 million to digitize microfilmed international records from the FamilySearch vault.

You can read the full press release on GeneaPress.