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New records online for Germany, Mexico, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

FamilySearch's Record Search is the hottest new thing in genealogy. Nearly every week new records are being made available at their pilot site for free searching.  Recently added or updated collections include:


  • Baptisms 1700-1900
  • Marriages 1700-1900


  • Baptisms 1700-1900
  • Marriages 1700-1900

United States

  • 1860 census
  • 1880 census
  • 1900 census
  • Civil War Pension Index Cards
  • Michigan Births 1867-1902
  • Michigan Deaths 1867-1897
  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates 1803-1915
  • West Virginia Births 1853-1930
  • West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
  • West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970

The availability of these records is possible in large part thanks to the efforts of volunteer indexers from around the world participating in the's project. FamilySearch recently announced that over 140,000 volunteers have signed up to participate. They are indexing records at a rate of nearly 400,000 new names per day. For more information, or to participate, visit

Access the records by clicking here.


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A note about the Pennsylvania City Death Certificates. There is no indication on the record description that these records are not complete, yet there are additional records available. Don't use this resource and consider it all encompassing.

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