Good news for all researchers, GenealogyInTime Magazine who by the way is now the fifth largest free genealogy website in the world (this is based on Alexa stats, this is after FamilySearch, Find A Grave, Geni, and  GeneaNet), has just added 400 million new records to their two free search engines.

First up, the Genealogy Search Engine (which covers genealogy records) has an additional 100 million more records, bringing the total  to approximately 1.9 billion records in a single search. And for Aussie researchers, you might find it interesting that Australia is covered extensively with close to 100 million Australian records indexed in this Genealogy Search Engine.

And secondly the Family Tree Search Engine (which covers genealogy forums and online family trees) has had another 300 million more records added, making a total of 3.8 billion records.

Some of the highlights of the latest addition to the Genealogy Search Engine include:

  • 55 million new records for the United States and 6 million new records for Canada. These are primarily ancestral records held in digital archives of public libraries and universities across North America.  Many of these new records are photographs.
  • 23 million new records for England, Ireland and Scotland.  These are primarily twentieth century obituaries.
  • 14 million new records for Europe. These are primarily birth/marriage/death records from Central and Eastern Europe.
  • 2 million more ship passenger records.

And if 400 million more records isn’t enough, the underlying technology on GenealogyInTime has also been improved:

  • The search routines for both search engines have been strengthened to provide better results.
  • The number of returned records for a search query has been increased from 8 pages to 10 pages.
  • Results are delivered even faster than before.

So you can search over 5.7 billion records across more than 1,000 different websites just by using the two search engines on the GenealogyInTime Magazine website.

With significant records relating to the United States, Canada, England/Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand with minor holdings for the Caribbean, South America and South Africa, it’s worth a look, isn’t it? And did I mention that it’s FREE?