Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Content

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We are pleased to announce an extension of our collaborative efforts with FamilySearch International that will make more than one billion additional records from 67 countries available on Ancestry.com.au.

These already digitized records, provided by FamilySearch, are in addition to the agreement we announced a few months ago that will help digitize, index and publish an expected one billion global historical records never before published online from the FamilySearch vault over the next five years.

These additional records, which are already digitized collections, represent a significant expansion to Ancestry.com.au, which hosts the largest collection of global records available online. The records also add to the aggressive international digitization efforts already in place by Ancestry.com.au.

Countries with newly released records:

  • NORTH and CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama
  • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica
  • SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
  • ASIA/PACIFIC: India, Philippines, Samoa

Countries coming soon:

  • Armenia, Estonia, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Korea, Micronesia, Moldova, Nicaragua, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

Ancestry has a long-term content strategy, which is committed to investing $100 million to digitize and index new content over the next five years. We are focused on providing access to a global collection of records and expand family history interest in its current markets and worldwide.

The additional collections include more than one billion digitized and indexed records and over 200 million images containing birth, marriage, death, census and church records from Europe, Latin America, South Africa, South America, Asia and more.

These additional records started being added in January and will be fully published over the next few months. To learn more about these content collections, please visit our recently added page.

Quotes:

Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com: “We are excited to be expanding our exclusive, groundbreaking agreement with FamilySearch. In addition to the previously announced plan to together digitize 1 billion records never before published online, we’re thrilled to be able to provide our members with access to this additional 1 billion records from 67 countries. These new global records will mean even more discoveries for our members.”

7 Comments

Klaus Wolff 

This arrived in my inbox this morning 10th March.
The comment below says it is only till the 3rd March??????

March 10, 2014 at 8:35 am
John 

I am an Ancestry subscriber. I am disappointed there are so many indexes on Ancestry.com. They rarely tell us any more than we already know, meaning they are useless without the information the index points to.

March 10, 2014 at 9:34 am
peter smith 

It’s not agree trial if I have to hand over my person credit card details. It’s a scam to gouge money from people who tend to forget about the fact that they’ll be slugged in 14 days if they don’t opt out

March 10, 2014 at 9:46 am
Maurice Cilia 

Will the island Of Malta ever come on your records?

March 10, 2014 at 10:04 am
Glen 

This information should be included with the normal Ancestry subscription. Why do we have to pay extra for this new information?

March 10, 2014 at 10:08 am
Douglas Freeman 

I keep hoping you will get records from Fiji..Is it likely sometime?

March 10, 2014 at 10:50 am
L Rae 

When will you include Finnish records?

March 10, 2014 at 11:27 am