FamilySearch Adds 16 Million New Records

September 21, 2011

New Collections for Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, and U.S. 

Among the 16 million records added to FamilySearch.org this week, over six million are from the United States, including new collections from California, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. Additionally, five million new Civil Registration and Catholic Church records from Mexico are now available for free viewing at FamilySearch.org. Begin searching now!

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Collection

Records

Images

Comments

Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900–1965

125,830

223,708

New index collection.

Nova Scotia, Queens County, Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith, 1700–1950

0

30,314

New browsable image collection.

Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800–1900

0

29,368

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879–1987

0

31,848

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Cote d'Ivoire, Census, 1975

0

70,627

New browsable image collection.

Czech Republic, Censuses 1843–1921

0

90,710

New browsable image collection.

Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801–2006

0

17,634

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565–1996

0

1,195,284

New browsable image collection.

Hungary Civil Registration, 1895–1980

0

45,046

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Catholic Church Records

0

21,584

Added browsable images to existing collection for Catania and L'Aquila.

Italy, Civil Registration, 1806–1940

0

212,843

Added browsable images to existing collection for Cuneo, Genova, and Treviso

Mexico, Chiapas, Civil Registration, 1861–1990

0

1,523,742

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861–1998

0

1,176,741

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590–1995

0

3,464

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859–1962

0

700,788

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861–1995

0

2,808

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Zacatecas, Civil Registration, 1860–2000

0

1,371,091

New browsable image collection.

New Zealand, Probate Records, 1878–1960

0

8,535

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1687–1992

0

765,138

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Municipal Records, 1837–1903

0

1,428,443

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1641–1860

36,464

2,048

Added index and links to Sweden for images to existing collection.

Switzerland, Church Records, 1277–1992

0

447,199

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1875–2010

210,524

0

Added new records. Now current as of 31 Aug 2011.

California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893–1953

0

356,671

New browsable image collection.

California, San Mateo County Records, 1856–1967

0

17,600

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879–1960

0

25,161

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Idaho, Teton County Records, 1900–1988

0

2,138

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Illinois, Probate Records, 1819–1970

0

105,071

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Indiana, Marriages, 1811–1959

40,349

0

Added images and index to existing collection.

Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820–1945

0

217,181

New browsable image collection.

Louisiana, Orleans Parish Second District Judicial Court Case Files, 1846–1880

0

43,766

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books, 1865–1900

0

116,427

New browsable image collection.

Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792–1983

0

43,782

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686–1881

0

38,707

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951

0

36,055

New browsable image collection.

Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888–1945

0

88,732

Added browsable images to existing collection.

New York State Census, 1865

0

55,023

New browsable image collection.

New York, New York City, Saint Peter's Lutheran Church Records, 1862–1955

0

3,561

New browsable image collection.

New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925–1942

0

2,572,496

New browsable image collection.

New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787–1938

0

59,021

Added browsable images to existing

New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899–1921

0

61,695

Added browsable images to existing collection.

North Carolina, County Records, 1833–1970

0

55,317

Added browsable images to existing collection.

North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800–1909

0

148,125

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813–1900

0

38,089

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862–1950

0

66,538

New browsable image collection.

Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856–1984

0

75,599

New browsable image collection.

Oregon, County Marriages, 1851–1975

55,959

5,466

New index collection.

Oregon, Polk County Records, 1857–1972

0

34,823

New browsable image collection.

Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection

0

24,113

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908–1949

2,138

589

Added images and index to existing collection for 1920 Death certificates.

Vermont, Town Records, 1850–2005

0

75,597

New browsable image collection.

Washington State, Army National Guard Records, 1880–1947

0

31,670

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866–1938

0

15,219

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812–1815

0

622,984

New browsable image collection.

United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

1,104,972

2,990

Added index and images for new state (Pennsylvania) to existing collection.

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