A Lot to Be Thankful For: 15 Million New Indexed Genealogical Records

November 17, 2010

Digital images and indexes include 34 collections from 13 countries

The collection of indexes and images available on FamilySearch’s beta website continues to grow by leaps and bounds, with the addition of 34 collections of genealogical records. These records include 15 million indexed records and 2.5 million images. The bounty of information covers 13 different countries around the world: Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Jamaica, Canada, and the United States. Search these records now at Beta.FamilySearch.org.

See the chart below for the complete list of newly added or updated collections.

Project Digital Images Indexed Records Comments
Belgium Marriages, 1563-1890 0 58,674 Index only.
Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930 5,417 343,930 New records and images. This is an index of immigration dossiers compiled by the Antwerp police force between 1840 and 1930. Presently, the immigration dossiers are only available on microfilm, so this publication allows us to reference these dossiers.
Brazil, Church Records, 1814-1930 93,787 0 New images for Ribeirao Preto, Bauru, Rio Preto, Santo Andre, Novo Hamburgo, Passo Fundo
Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912 54,121 164,139 New images and records
Chile, Concepcion, Civil Registration, 1885-1903 19,389 70,450 New images and records

Colombia, Diocese of Cúcuta Parish Registers,
1762-1996

465,172 0 New images added to existing collection
France Births and Baptisms, 1546-1896 0 6,779,071 Index only
Germany, Bremen Passenger Departure Lists, 1904-1914 44,465 44,315 New images and records
Guatemala, Guatemala City, Sagrario Parish Baptisms, 1898-1920 7,748 0 New images added to existing collection
Honduras, Tegucigalpa – Baptisms, 1895-1931 3,790 26,521 New images and records
Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 37,199 0 New images added to existing collection
Jamaica, Civil Births 1878-1899 247,593 260,500 New images and records
Mexico Census, 1930 2,302 1,165,649 New images and records added to existing collection (Michoacan, Nuevo Leon, Zacatecas)
Spain, Avila–Catholic Church Records, 1500-1930 26,298 0 New images added to existing collection
Spain, Catastro de Ensenada, 1749-1756 375,988 0 New images added to existing collection
U.S., Arizona, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War, 1861-1863 0 1,173 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 0 94,181 New records added to existing collection
U.S., Georgia –Death Records, 1928-1930 123,416 0 New images added to existing collection
U.S., Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918 0 18,324 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., Louisiana, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1838-1861 0 1,450 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., Maryland, Naturalization Indexes, 1797-1951 0 85,222 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., Maryland, Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1931 0 45,165 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., Massachusetts Naturalization Index, 1906-1966 0 388,086 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., Minnesota, State Census, 1865 3,396 246,591 New images and records
U.S., Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923 0 26,830 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., New York State Census, 1905 0 3,601,920 New records for the following counties:  Albany, Bronx, Broome, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, New York, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Warren and Yates. This release completes this collection.
U.S., New York, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1865-1957 0 675,035 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., New York, Western District, Naturalization Index, 1907-1966 0 89,554 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., Oklahoma, Applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 0 882,272 Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com
U.S., Rhode Island, State Census, 1885 10,844 321,999 New images and records
U.S., Rhode Island, State Census, 1905 954,549 474,152 New images and records. This census was taken on a two-sided form where only one person appears on each form.
U.S., South Dakota State Census, 1945 0 546,305 New records added to existing collection
U.S., Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950 0 14,098 New records added to existing collection
U.S., Utah, Territorial Case Files of the U.S., District Courts, 1870-1896 0 39,040 Data courtesy of Footnote.com

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