Over the past few months we’ve posted 10 articles introducing 10 of the most searched collections on the FamilySearch website. These record collections include the free United States censuses collections, public records, death records, and immigration and naturalization indexes. The popularity of these historical records can probably be attributed to the fact that family history sites are one of the world’s most searched topics of interest on the internet. We all want to know more about who we are and where we come from.
Each week we posted an article providing a general overview of what information each collection offers and links to quickly and easily help you get into the collection. These collections offer free access to tens of millions of records that are invaluable to anyone seeking more information about their extended family.
So go ahead and visit FamilySearch.org and begin your search today. You’re sure to find an ancestor and maybe even a story or two about who they were and what they did.
FamilySearch’s top 10 most searched record collections include:
- Collection 1—United States Census Records
- Collection 2—England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975
- Collection 3—United States Public Records Index, 1970–2009
- Collection 4—United States Social Security Death Index
- Collection 5—United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
- Collection 6—Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558–1898
- Collection 7—Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953
- Collection 8—Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
- Collection 9—Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997
- Collection 10—Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950