Family Search Records Update – Over 2 million records from 6 countries now available

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[Editor’s note: the following information on updated records has been received from Family Search.]

No Halloween Trick, Just Genealogical Treats

Over 2 million records from 6 countries now available

People with ancestors from Ghana now have free online access to valuable census records, the first images from that African country to be published on FamilySearch. Other new collections include over two million indexed records from Germany, Norway, Puerto Rico, and three U.S. states: Arkansas, Idaho, and Minnesota. Search these records now at

See the chart below for the complete list of newly added or updated collections.

Project Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Germany, Ludwigshafen Church Record Extractions
and Family Registers
106,564 New indexed records
Germany, 1890 – Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census 31,499 Additional images added
Ghana, 1982-1984 – Census 458,716 New indexed records
Norway, 1875 – Census 41,701 Additional images added
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1836-2001 3,763 Additional images added
U.S., Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 94,181 43,301 Additional records and images added
U.S., Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950 148,053 62,274 New indexed records and images
U.S., Minnesota State Census, 1905 1,973,884 52,150 New indexed records and images
U.S., Minnesota, State Census, 1865 3,396 New indexed records

Note: For a link to this news release, please visit:

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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