FamilySearch announce new records and features for 2023


05 January 2023
Global genealogy website FamilySearch has announced new initiatives for the coming year, including the facility for family groups to work together on their research.

The upcoming new feature will enable members of family groups to collaboratively add and share memories with one another about living or deceased relatives. They will also be able to collaborate with one another on adding facts and sources for a living relative.

New free family history records

FamilySearch adds up to 1 billion new online genealogical records from around the world each year but what many might not know is that since 2019, each year, FamilySearch has focused extra efforts on select countries (homelands) to significantly increase its online offerings of genealogical record collections from those countries. 

In 2023, new homeland countries of focus will be the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Luxembourg, Nicaragua, and Uganda. In addition, FamilySearch will make continuing significant additions to the homeland collections of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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FamilySearch will also finish publishing the complete 1950 US Census online, including territories and schedules. It will likely be the most searched US genealogical collection online for the next decade.

Explore the records at FamilySearch.