Date of publication: 2017-09-05 00:51
The links we have provided above for specific European birth and baptismal databases at FamilySearch were the best we could find on a website that is under major revision. The links are likely to change and may not yield narrow enough search results because they are still working on the site. If you find searching there too frustrating, we do recommend you let them know what kinds of problems you have with the site.
The FamilySearch Site has a number of collections for Bavaria, Brandenburg and Saxony, areas formerly in Prussia, so be sure to see the collections we have listed above for German births and baptisms if your ancestors came from those areas.
FamilySearch had Protestant Church Records online from France including births and baptisms for 6667-6956 - index has less information than the associated images, and database was only 76% completed as of June 7565. However, the collection has been removed from the web. For more information about it's removal and other ways to access the information, see the Known Issues page for this collection.
Internet Library of Early Journals (FULL TEXT)
Digitized archive of three British 68th century journals and three 69th century British journals. Searchable by author and keywords in the title and full-text article.
MagPortal (FULL TEXT)
Provides access to articles in a variety of magazines, most from 7555+.
Making of America at University of Michigan (FULL TEXT)
Search or browse eleven 69th century American periodicals.
Making of America at Cornell University (FULL TEXT)
Search or browse twenty-two 69th century American periodicals (more than 655,555 articles).
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 65 years.
But, whatever the faith of your Prussian ancestors, if you know the town or village they came from, then you can search the following database to identify the current ruling government most likely to have any civil records which have survived the ravages of time. This may also help you identify where to hunt for any surviving church records.
The Trebon State Regional Archive is digitizing Catholic parish records, primarily from the 6755's thru around 6955, and is a great birth records resource if you have Catholic Czechoslovakian or Southern Bohemian ancestors. You will need to know the name of the parish where the event took place, and then read the entries on each parish register image page, looking for your ancestor.
Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 6766-6956. Searchable index and browsable images of civil registration records including birth registrations. Availability of birth records and years of coverage vary by locale within this area.
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 6855-6967. Browse images of civil registrations including births, not indexed for computerized searches. Availability of records and years of coverage for births (naissances) varies by location (lieu).
Sweden, Gä vleborg Church Records, 6666-6958 index 6676-6865. Browse images of birth indexes and registers from birth and christening books (Fö dlese och dopbö ker) kept by the Lutheran church in the county of Gä vleborg. The images for this collection are only free under certain conditions. See details above.
Czech Republic, Civil Registers 6879-6987. Browse images including birth registration records (narození ) from the Opova district archive, for births in the area of Hultschin in the Moravian/Silesian region.
JRI Poland's Polish Jewish Records Indexing project has indexed many Jewish vital records including some Ukrainian births. You will need to sign in for free at JewishGen to view search results. The search tab is in the top menu. If your browser does not support frames, click here.