FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records

January 25, 2011

Includes 18 Million Digital Images from 13 Countries

No doubt family history enthusiasts will have a heyday looking over the latest collection updates! The 18 million free, browsable digital images are just a sample of what should be a banner year as FamilySearch continues to plug away at digitizing its massive microfilm collection for online access. U.S. researchers will be excited to begin poring over the 3 million new digital images of U.S. naturalization records included in this update.

Patrons will also find 72 million new, searchable, indexed records to search for free thanks to FamilySearch’s cadre of online volunteer indexers and agreements with Ancestry.com and findmypast.com. Findmypast.com’s index to the 1881 and 1891 England and Wales censuses and Ancestry.com’s indexes for U.S. border crossings from Canada to U.S. and Mexico to U.S. can now be searched free of charge at FamilySearch.org.

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

Collection

Images

Records

Comment

Brazil, Catholic Church Records

588,020

Images added to the following collections: Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, and Rio de Janeiro

Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937, and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947

188,756

Index only.

Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927

363,464

Index only.

Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900

71,036

Notary records from Montreal and Terrebonne.

England, Bristol, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1900

271,298

Index only.

England and Wales Census, 1881

30,262,586

Index only. Images available at findmypast.com.

England and Wales Census, 1891

31,782,845

Index only. Images available at findmypast.com.

Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934

2,085,501

Images have waypoints.

Italy, Civil Registration

51,466

Localities published: Rovigo

Italy, Napoli Province Municipal Records, 1809-1936

84

37,416

Images and records added to this collection: Castellammare di Stabia

Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration

305,360

New records added to existing collection. Images were already published.

Mexico, Catholic Church Records

4,031,651

Images added for localities in the following states: Guerrero, Mexico (Estada), Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Zacatecas

Mexico Census, 1930 (San Luis Potosi)

526

501,486

Netherlands, Civil Registration, 1792-1952

4,180,580

Images and waypoints added for Drenthe, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Overijssel, and Utrecht.

New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1839-1973

1,446

144,523

Nicaragua, Managua, Civil Registration, 1879-2007

1,263,191

New images.

Philippines, Manila Civil Registration, 1899-1994

1,972,249

New images.

Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books, 1654-1946, Part 1

254,375

Digital images of baptism, birth, marriage, burial and death records for parishes in the Radom, Poland, diocese.

U.S., Border Crossings From Canada to United States, 1895-1956

4,335,400

Data courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Border Crossings From Mexico to United States, 1903-1957

3,610,754

Data courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989

581,198

Images and waypoints added.

U.S., California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976

567,808

Images and waypoints added.

U.S., Delaware Death Records, 1855-1955

180,832

14,584

U.S., Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950

1,493,775

Images and waypoints added.

U.S., Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915

200,672

18,134

New records and images added to the existing collection. 2,126,586 records were moved to this collection from the legacy collection.

U.S., Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915

72,760

15,110

New records and images added to the existing collection. 1,083,931 records were moved to this collection from the legacy collection.

U.S., Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950

207,650

338,109

U.S., New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906

635,867

Images and browse entries are available.

U.S., New York State Census, 1892, Part 2

9,589

Images added for the following localities: Albany, Broome, Essex, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Long Island City, Madison, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Queens, Warren

U.S., Rhode Island, State Census, 1935

693,472

693,472

Contains information from index cards created for each person in the 1935 state census.

Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1773-1780

186

New images.

Total

18,936,289

72,883,291

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