New England and Freedmen’s Records Amongst Highlights of FamilySearch’s Newly Added Collections

February 20, 2011

New England and Freedmen’s Records Amongst Highlights of FamilySearch’s Newly Added Collections

Some very attractive collections were published this week online at FamilySearch.org. Those with New England roots will greatly appreciate? the 2.5 million Massachusetts birth records. And the long awaited Virginia Freedmen’s Bureau Letters (over one million of them!) and Arkansas Confederate Pensions are certainly going to be a boon to those doing southern or African American research.

Additional collections were released for England (Bristol Parish Registers), Mexico (Catholic Church Records), Kansas (county marriages), Texas (Commanche County records), and World War II Draft Registration Cards for Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, and Ohio.

See the table below for additional details about the latest collection updates.

Collection

Images

Records

Comment

England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538–1900

310,170

 

This first part of a multi–staged release. Covers mostly 1813–1900 and will initially include the index only, with images projected to be added later. These records include baptisms, marriages, and burials registered by the Church of England.

Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886–1933

113,214

 

Updated index.

U.S., Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901–1929

 

159,626

New collection. Browsable images.

U.S., Kansas, County Marriages, 1855–1910

 

136,726

New collection. Browsable images.

U.S., Massachusetts Births, 1841–1915

2,488,058

108,894

Name index and images of state birth records from 1841–1915.

U.S., Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858–1955

 

33,553

New collection. Browsable images.

U.S., Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Letters, 1865–1872

834,423

220,542

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

1,450,178

524,670

Added data for Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, and Ohio.

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