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Thursday, 4 February 2016

FindMyPast USA to release millions of US marriages

At RootsTech today, Findmypast USA has announced that, in partnership with FamilySearch International, it will launch the single largest online collection of USA marriages.

Covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010, this landmark collection will, when complete, contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America and will be found in its entirety exclusively on FindMyPast. More than 60 per cent of these marriage records have never before been published online.

To kickstart the collection, Findmypast.com 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 (and I can hardly believe that I've just found my granddad's sister's marriage in 1901 after around 15 years of searching!). The free records are available across all territories, so just choose one of the flags below. If you haven't previously registered with FindMyPast you'll need to do so in order to see the results of your searches; you might also like to take up the free trial offer.

The records include marriage date, bride and groom names, birthplace, birth date, age, residence as well as fathers’ and mothers’ names.

Findmypast.com will release millions of marriage records every quarter and aims to complete the entire digitization project by the end of 2017.


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