76 Million New, Free US Historic Records Added Online

July 9, 2012

Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, and Spain 

76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week ¬†for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published and 4 million names have been made searchable on FamilySearch.org. Millions more free records were published this week for Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) 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 large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929

0

23,781

New browsable image collection.

Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965

336,090

597,070

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1890-1980

0

175,292

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981

0

127,172

New browsable image collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931

0

312,198

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011

0

114,525

Added browsable images to existing collection.

China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1980

0

1,360,481

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010

0

668,102

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921

0

31,176

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948

0

1,122,697

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944

0

37,107

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1918

0

61,932

New browsable image collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980

0

15,844

Added browsable images to existing collection.

India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958

0

1,605

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924

3,127,594

133,011

New affiliate indexed records and browsable images.

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

0

21,926

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Acireale, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1941

0

59,711

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1923

0

3,171,819

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Japan, Village Records, 709-1934

0

57,591

New browsable image collection.

Netherlands, Limburg Province, Certificates of Nationality, 1860-1913

0

68,237

New browsable image collection.

New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973

366,063

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995

0

27,329

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996

0

30,866

New browsable image collection.

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992

0

105,277

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997

0

306,181

New browsable image collection.

Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998

0

583,011

New browsable image collection.

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996

0

54,834

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950

0

36,579

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911

0

351,853

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989

0

91,319

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917

138,277

1,851,515

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection

Slovakia, Census, 1869

0

278,392

New browsable image collection.

Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979

566,136

23

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1902

0

84,297

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration, 1792-1876

0

4,900

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Alabama, California, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Washington)

20,975,134

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

United States, Alabama, County Probate Records, 1830-1976

0

611,330

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Arkansas, Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948-1959

61,237

11

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948

0

119,418

New browsable image collection.

United States, Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983

0

74,753

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973

0

1,261,323

New browsable image collection.

United States, Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2012

0

37,097

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993

0

123,409

New browsable image collection.

United States, New Jersey, State Census, 1905

2,146,861

0

New Indexed collection.

United States, New York State Census, 1915

9,742,867

117,082

New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.

United States, New York State Census, 1925

11,117,922

130,042

New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.

United States, New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980

0

2,129,659

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971

0

3,800,317

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977

0

1,097,134

New browsable image collection.

United States, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950

342,186

256,680

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906

1,022,168

140,547

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994

0

3,197,552

New browsable image collection.

United States, Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2010

3,599,300

0

New Indexed collection.

United States, Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010

7,606,159

0

New Indexed collection.

United States, Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005

0

927,764

New browsable image collection.

United States, Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008

0

32,775

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

2,943,096

0

New Indexed collection.

United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

1,844,985

500,007

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

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