China, Hungary, Mexico and U.S. Collections Each Add Over a Million Records

September 14, 2011

U.S. Records Include Illinois, Maryland, New York and Washington

FamilySearch.org added millions of new records this week including 11 new records collections. More than six million Hungary Catholic Church records were added, as well as four million Mexico civil registration records. Looking for records from China? Over a million new Chinese genealogies from 1500–1900 are now available for viewing. Begin searching for free at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection

Records

Images

Comments

Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800–1900

0

1,448

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan Judicial District Court Records, 1891–1942

0

76,779

New browsable image collection.

Chinese Genealogies, 1500–1900

0

1,361,018

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600–2008

0

139,324

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636–1895

6,680,010

0

Added index records to existing collection.

Mexico, Colima, Civil Registration, 1860–1997

0

225,991

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861–1995

0

1,042,146

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Michoacán, Civil Registration, 1859–1940

0

1,324,849

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Nayarit, Civil Registration, 1868–2001

0

422,997

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864–2005

0

620,745

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861–1995

0

742,272

New browsable image collection.

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600–1950

0

61,104

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856–1967

0

25,561

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Illinois State Census, 1865

380,262

12,090

New index collection.

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

1,491,586

0–

New index collection.

U.S., Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940–1945

0

82,873

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948–1959

0

77,817

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796–1940

0

457,444

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S.,Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863–1983

0

27,372

New browsable image collection.

Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888–1945

0

17,734

Added browsable images to existing collection.

New York, County Marriages, 1908–1935

217,649

63,376

Added images and index to existing collection.

Washington State County Records, 1885–1950

0

88,487

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890–1957

0

366,615

New browsable image collection.

United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

814,130

1,598,076

Virgin Islands US, Church Records, 1849–1950

0

5,018

Added browsable images to existing collection.

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