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FamilySearch adds 300 million names

FamilySearch, the world’s largest repository of genealogical information, today announced it will release records containing 300 million names that can now be researched online for free.

Jay Verkler, president of Family Search, the genealogy division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said these records and millions of names are being indexed, digitized and published through FamilySearch.org.

The records contain information genealogists would have had to painstakingly pick through to find an ancestor’s name or they would have had to contact a specific government agency or travel to the area of study to research. Among the indexed records are the 1935 South Dakota state census; Washington, D.C., deaths and burials 1840-1964; and Utah marriages, 1887-1966.

Family Search has established a temporary website, fsbeta.FamilySearch.org for the newly released names. In the next several weeks, the site will become a permanent part of FamilySearch.org.

from eogn.com