Tuesday, 8 October 2019

FamilySearch adds Essex and USA parish records

FamilySearch has added 1,129,899 indexed records to its existing England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997 collection at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1465709.

The following is the collection's description:


Church of England parish registers containing christening, marriage, and burial entries that took place in the county of Essex from 1538 to 1997. Records may include: name, parents, spouse, father's occupation, residence, date of birth, date of marriage, burial date and place and much more depending on the record type. The original records are held at the Essex Record Office.

In addition the following US based collections have also been added to (numbers added are in brackets):

Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955 (16,710)
Indiana, Church Records, 1743-1966 (17,982)
Iowa, Church Records, 1839-2004 (19,075)
Kansas, Church Records, 1826-1992 (6,975)
Kentucky, Church Records, 1818-1995 (9,536)
Louisiana, Church Records, 1836-1938 (3,727)
Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907 (57,125)
Mississippi, Church Records, 1910-1919 (2,869)
Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951 (687,271)
Missouri, Church Records, 1827-2004 (30,739)
Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991 (1,346,115)
New Jersey Naturalization Records, 1796-1991 (396,373)
New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970 (59,467)
Oregon, Church Records, 1853-1874 (543)
Tennessee, Church Records, 1816-1995 (3,909)
Texas, Church Records, 1852-1994 (6,107)
Utah, Church Records, 1915-1972 (848)
Utah,Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (52,829)

For further details visit https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-7-october-2019/


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