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March 18, 2012

Illiana ancestors: Free records added to website

FamilySearch, the nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormons), is the largest genealogy organization in the world and continually adds new records for anyone to access free at For example, the latest additions include records from Canada, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, Spain and the United States.

— The U.S. collections that are now available include:

California, Death Index, 1906-1939 (new browsable image collection).

California, Northern U.S. District Naturalization Index, 1862-1989.

Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939.

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 (new index collection from

New Mexico, County Death Records, 1907-1952 (new browsable image collection).

North Carolina, Estate Files 1663-1964.

Oklahoma, Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907.

South Dakota, School Records, 1884-1938 (new browsable image collection).

Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877 (new browsable image collection).

Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907 (new index collection from

Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997 (new index collection from

U.S. Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926 (new browsable image collection).

U.S. Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926 (new browsable image collection).

U.S. Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926 (new browsable image collection).

U.S. Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942 (new browsable image collection).

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Hawaii.

— Some recently added Canadian records include the following:

Lower Canada Census, 1831.

Lower Canada Census, 1842.

New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899.

Visit the FamilySearch Web Site to view the complete list of records currently available online. You will probably be pleasantly amazed, and perhaps find data to solve that genealogical problem.

New microfilm rates

It should be noted that as of Feb. 15, FamilySearch increased the price of film rentals at Family History Centers. A short-term microfilm loan is now $7.50; a microfiche loan is $4.75. Visit the FamilySearch website to locate a Family History Center near you. The Danville Public Library also provides this rental service.

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