Thursday, February 04, 2016
MORE BIG NEWS FROM ROOTSTECH!
Another big announcement from Salt Lake City: Findmypast and FamilySearch are teaming
up to put 100 million U.S. marriage records online.
Here's part of the press release from earlier this morning:
FINDMYPAST ANNOUNCES LARGEST ONLINE COLLECTION OF U.S. MARRIAGES FROM 1650-2010
100 MILLION RECORDS, 450 MILLION+ NAMES
Salt Lake City: 4 February 2016
Time: 7am MT, 9am EST, 2pm GM
Leading family history company, Findmypast , announced today at RootsTech that, in partnership with FamilySearch International, it will launch the single largest online collection of U.S. marriages in history.
Covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010, when complete this landmark collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America. More than 60 per cent of these marriage records have never before been published online. When complete, this collection will only be found in its entirety exclusively on Findmypast.
To kick start the collection, Findmypast has launched the first 33 million records of this ambitious project today and is offering them to the public for free from now until 15 February. The records include marriage date, bride and groom names, birthplace, birth date, age, residence as well as fathers’ and mothers’ names. Customers with family trees on Findmypast will benefit from leads connecting relatives on their trees with the marriage records, thus generating a whole new source of research.