Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Content


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

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, which hosts the largest collection of global records available online. The records also add to the aggressive international digitization efforts already in place by

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.


Tim Sullivan, CEO of “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.”


  1. Klaus Wolff

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

  2. John

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

  3. 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

  4. Glen

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

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