Thursday, May 05, 2016


Big announcement from Findmypast yesterday at NGIS 2016! Here's the press release with details: 

Leading family history website, Findmypast , announced today at the 2016 conference of the National Genealogical Society the release of over 10 million new marriage records in the second installment of their United States Marriages collection.

Released in partnership with FamilySearch International, the records contain more than 30 million names, nearly 1 million of which have never before been published online and can only be found at Findmypast.

The release marks the second stage of an ambitious project that will see Findmypast digitize and publish the single largest online archive 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. 

While the United States Marriage collection includes marriages from nearly every state, this second installment includes significant additions from Indiana, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maine.

The records include marriage date, bride and groom names, birthplace, birth date, age, and residence as well as father’s and mother’s 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.

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complimentary one year world subscription to Findmypast and a Findmypast First membership.

1 comment:

Geolover said...

I guess "records" = extracts. No mention of actual record images. And are the citations exact: specific name of original record source, with volume: page, file number, whatever?

Those Maine records seem to be taken from the cards that already were extracts from original records. Since images are not available, who can tell what the character of the material presented is?