FamilySearch Adds Large Update to Iowa County Marriages Collection

October 22, 2012

FamilySearch Adds Large Update to Iowa County Marriages Collection

New Records for Dorset, England, Parish Registers and Boston Passenger Lists Also Added

FamilySearch added 2.7 million indexed records and digital images to its growing collection, with a large portion being added to the Iowa County Marriages collection. The latest update to the Iowa County collection makes it 86 percent complete. The update includes 637,695 new images of marriage licenses and 1,623,576 new indexed records. Also of interest are the 198,938 new images and records added to the Dorset, England, Parish Registers collection and 428,000 Boston passenger lists for 1820 to 1891. Search these diverse collections and 3 billion other records for free at

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Indexed Records

Digital Images


England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1910



Added index records and images to an existing collection.

Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration
(Comune), 1866-1910



Added index records and images to an existing collection.

Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1605-1815



New browsable image collection.

Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records,



New browsable image collection.

U.S., Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934



Added index records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891



Added index records to an existing collection.

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