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4 million new records added to FamilySearch's Record Search pilot

FamilySearch Indexing continues to publish free indexes of historical records for the public to search. Over the holidays they added over 4 million new records including records from Brazil, Hungary, Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia, Třeboň, Arizona, West Virginia, and Indian Territory records from the 1900 U.S. census.

Collection Name

Indexed Records

Digital Images


Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Civil Registration


Updated – New localities added to browse

Hungary Funeral Notices



Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia, Třeboň Archive Church Books



Arizona Death Certificates




West Virginia Births


Ten new counties added

West Virginia Deaths


Ten new counties added

West Virginia Marriages


Ten new counties added

1900 United States Census


 Added Indian Territory

How to Search these records


How to help index

Looking for something else to do today? Index a few records from this project. Currently, you can choose to help index records from the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • United States

Visit for more information.

Legacy Family Tree update available (

We have a great new update for you to download. This update adds new options for book reports and fixes some minor problems you have reported.

What's New

Book Reports

  • Enabled the inclusion of the address for individuals. (Previously only the address for the birth, chr, death, and burial were available.)
  • Added a new option to start each generation on an odd numbered page.
  • Added a new option to start the Table of Contents on an odd numbered page.
  • When the Other Spouses option is turned off, meaning you only want one spouse shown for each person, we now include the Preferred Spouse instead of the first spouse.
  • Moved the "son/daughter of Fred and Mary Smith" part of the marriage phrase before the marriage date and location.
  • Name Index Report - § now shows up in front of married name variations.

What's been fixed

For a list of what has been fixed, click here.

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7.0, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7.0, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:


If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to and follow the instructions.