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FamilySearch has added new records from the
United States and seven other countries—Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Mexico,
Philippines, and Poland—to its record search.
Updates to US collections total 1.8 million records, including the South Dakota 1945
state census, New York court records, Indiana marriage records and Utah Indian Wars
Note that in many cases, the updates consist of unindexed digitized documents, meaning
you won’t find them using the search on FamilySearch’s
home page. Instead, you’ll need to browse the collections by date or place (however
the records are organized).
FamilySearch also has announced it’s launching a YouTube channel Aug. 4. You
can preview it now by watching Genealogy in Five Minutes: Learn From Family (this
one’s actually 6 minutes and 8 seconds long), with tips on talking to relatives about
The video is part of what’ll be a 24-episode series offering quick tips on various
aspects of genealogy. When the channel launches, you’ll also be able to watch inspirational
videos, those highlighting the lighter side of genealogy, a series on societies and
archives, how-to videos and others.