19 Million UK WWI Service Records on FamilySearch

FamilySearch WorldThis week FamilySearch has added 23.9 million indexed records to their collection on online data. These records relate to the following countries: Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico, and the United States.

Notable collection updates include the 19,206,333 images from the new UK World War I Service Records 1914-1920 collection, the 2,005,113 index records from the US World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 collection, and the 930,622 index records from the New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942, collection. You can see the table below for the full list of updates. And you can search all of these collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

You can find a far more detailed description about these UK WWI Service Records on the FamilySearch Wiki.

Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910 0 3,198,973 New browsable image collection.
Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912 0 794,954 New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 0 608,365 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012 0 103,398 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 132,929 241,847 Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 0 1,234,380 Added images to an existing collection.
Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Miscellaneous Records, 1549-1955 0 82,009 New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 0 128,500 Added images to an existing collection.
India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012 0 39,573 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Cuneo, Saluzzo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942 0 470,403 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Ragusa, Modica, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942 0 26,653 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Salerno, Vallo della Lucania, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 0 109,257 Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Torino, Torino, Military Conscriptions (Comune), 1790-1886 0 23,904 New browsable image collection.
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012 0 2,830 Added images to an existing collection.
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1842 0 121,496 Added images to an existing collection.
New Zealand, Probate Records, 1860-1962 0 77,458 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 0 20,019 New browsable image collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 0 23,232 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 0 11,762 Added images to an existing collection.
Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 11,043 0 Added index records to an existing collection.
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917 442,772 1,232 Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920 0 91,400 Added images to an existing collection.
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845 651,980 48,922 Added index records and images to an existing collection.
United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920 0 19,206,333 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954 0 108,387 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1926 0 27,710 New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942 930,622 0 Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, State Census, 1875 0 23 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 0 35,267 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953 19,236 25 Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 0 41,065 Added images to an existing collection.
United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 2,005,113 0 Added index records to an existing collection.

 

NOTE: Although I can’t see anything formally written about this, when I was trying to view the UK World War I Service Records it comes up with the message:

This image is viewable:
1. When using the site at a family history center.
2. To signed-in members of supporting organizations.

So it looks like you won’t be able to view these images at home, which although is a shame, no doubt it would be to do with the arrangement that FamilySearch has with The National Archives. As for what the ‘supporting organizations’ are, without checking with FamilySearch I’m sorry but I don’t know. If I happen to be wrong with this information, please do let me know.

2 thoughts on “19 Million UK WWI Service Records on FamilySearch

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    Thanks, Maria

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