18 Million More Free Historic Records for Nevada and California

March 15, 2012

FamilySearch added just over 20 million new, free records online this past week for Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, and the U.S.  The 9 million new California death records and 5 million Nevada marriage records should be a boon for those looking for ancestors in the western U.S. Records were also added for 11 other states. 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

Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900

0

66,955

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987

0

11,495

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2010

0

92,094

Added browsable images to existing collection.

New Zealand, Probate Records, 1878-1960

0

22,772

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989

0

1060

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860

31,344

0

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Arkansas, Divorce Index, 1923-1939

107,965

0

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., California, Death Index, 1940-1997

9,366,543

0

New Index collection.

U.S., California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984

3,518,818

0

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997

322,012

0

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Georgia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1942

173,989

347,247

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (LaGrange and Lawrence counties)

86,139

0

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918

0

52,369

New browsable image collection.

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

41,569

72,937

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

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

0

70,379

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949

126,924

82,342

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995

366,350

0

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005

5,069,682

0

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970

0

43,354

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800-1909

0

16,570

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984

231,499

0

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

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