Today at the 2016 conference of the National Genealogical Society we announced the publication of the next installment of our US marriage collection. The latest release contains over 10 million records and 30 million names, including nearly one million never before published names that can only be found on Findmypast.
This installment of new marriage records is part of our effort to digitize and publish the single largest online collection of U.S. marriages in history. When complete, the collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America.
The release occurred at the start of the 2016 conference of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As part of an exclusive agreement, all members of NGS enjoy access to Findmypast as one of the benefits included in their society membership.
While the US marriage collection at Findmypast includes marriages from nearly every state, this installment includes significant additions from Indiana, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maine.
This installment includes significant additions from Indiana, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maine
In addition to marriages, NGS members and other Findmypast customers can take advantage of Findmypast's recently released collection of more than 10 million Irish Catholic Parish Registers, as well as the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) – the largest index for genealogy and local history periodical articles in the world – found only on Findmypast.
Take a sneak peak at the marriages that made America
Commenting, Ben Bennett, Executive Vice-President North America and International for Findmypast said:
"We are very proud to be part of the 2016 conference of the National Genealogical Society. NGS plays a leadership role in our industry providing world class education and standards enabling many more people to learn more about their past. Having access to Findmypast as part of their membership ensures that NGS members have one of the best tools available to find their ancestors."
Edward Grandi, Executive Director of NGS said:
"The National Genealogical Society is pleased to be the venue where Findmypast announces the expansion of the marriage records collection. Adding these records to their US and Canada Collection makes the FMP subscription we make available to our members an even more valuable benefit of membership."
Findmypast will release millions of marriage records every quarter and we aim to complete the entire digitization project by the end of 2017.