May 6, 2010

Over 300 Million New Names Added Online

Press Release from FamilySearch

Over 300 Million New Names Added Online

There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records—over 300 million new names—from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past week at the National Genealogical Society annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (http://pilot.familysearch.org/, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org. http://beta.familysearch.org/ Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

The following Canadian records are only a FEW of the many databases

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

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and effort needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. If you would like to become a volunteer in the FamilySearch community, please go to FamilySearchIndexing.org. Many hands produce great work.

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