California Collections Win This Week with 24 Million New Records

March 8, 2012

Records for 14 countries added

FamilySearch added 31 million new, free records online this past week for Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Italy, Micronesia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, and the U.S. What a bonus for those with California roots—over 24 million California birth records were added from 1905 to 1995. Search these and 2.5 billion other records now for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records on FamilySearch.org are made possible by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) the information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the amount of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about how to personally help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records as a volunteer indexer at FamilySearch.org.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974

54,965

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010

0

32,209

New browsable image collection.

Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921

0

16,255

New browsable image collection.

Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955

0

73,627

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980

0

41,080

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941

0

31,337

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Catholic Church Records, 1515-1941

0

1,743,442

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941

0

12,146

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905

0

17,326

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Cuneo, Alba, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910

0

140,406

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941

0

5,107

New browsable image collection.

Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010

0

401,066

New browsable image collection.

New Zealand, Probate Records, 1878-1960

0

10,529

New browsable image collection.

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1687-1992

0

13,441

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1898-1980

0

7,094

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1980

0

2,132,847

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965

0

5,408

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911

0

45,409

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1532-1916

0

5,544

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989

0

942,282

New browsable image collection.

Russia, Tver Confession Lists, 1728-1913

0

1,505

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987

0

86,538

New browsable image collection.

Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954

0

39,015

New browsable image collection.

U.S., California, Birth Index, 1905-1995

24,596,236

0

New index collection.

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

0

52,574

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970

0

116,940

New browsable image collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1964

9,675

250,339

Added indexed records to existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1936

0

16,323

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Second District Judicial Court Case Files, 1846-1880

0

50,287

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966

0

28,084

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920

0

63,280

New browsable image collection.

U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938

0

102,303

New browsable image collection.

U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921

0

32,435

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010

0

43,944

New browsable image collection.

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