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Thousands of New American Samoan Genealogical Records Now Available

53,000 new records added

FamilySearch announced this week that it has added over one million new records to its genealogy website

Among those are 53,680 newly indexed records from American Samoa.   

These records and images can be searched by clicking on the collection link here, or by going to


Searchable historical records are made available on through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world.

These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online.

More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at

Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at


FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources and services to learn more about their family history.

To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and others have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years.

People may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at or at any one of the approximately 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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