FamilySearch Wraps Up Genealogical Gifts for the Holiday Season

December 6, 2010

Nearly 4 million images added from 7 countries

Nearly four million new digital images are now available on Beta.FamilySearch.org. These collections include the first images from South Africa, as well as records from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, the Netherlands, and the United States. About 1.7 million of these records are indexed.

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

Project

Digital Images

Indexed Records

Comments

Brazil, Catholic Church Records

100,110

0

New images added to existing collection

Canada, Quebec Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1900

85

79,936

New records linked to images; most images already published

Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1939

55,528

0

New images

Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-1934

0

22,448

New records added to existing collection

Netherlands, Civil Registration, 1792-1952

1,505,610

0

Images added to existing collection

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province Civil Registration

6,349

0

New images

South Africa, Orange Free State, estate files, 1951-1973

79,466

15,879

New records linked to images; multiple images per record

U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792-1983

62,763

0

New images

U.S., Minnesota Territorial Census, 1857

342

156,888

New records linked to images; most images already published

U.S., North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979

39,836

45,204

New records linked to images; partial collection, with more images to come

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

2,040,944

1,371,394

New records linked to images; includes the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin

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