FamilySearch Presses Forward In Recent Additions

September 14, 2012

FamilySearch added over 37 million Indexed Records and Digital Images. New searchable collections online were added to this week for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. 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

Belgium, Civil Registration, 1795-1910

151

0

Added index records to existing collection.

BillionGraves Index

178,961

178,961

Added index records and images to an existing affiliate collection

Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2010

0

326,015

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2011

0

171,687

New browsable image collection.

Canada Census, 1901

5,334,728

0

New index collection.

Canada, British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986

0

4,836

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932

0

135,048

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935

42,746

0

Added index records to existing collection.

Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900

0

1,282,460

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987

0

46,018

Added browsable images to existing collection.

China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2010

0

30,309

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889

0

73,274

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944

0

98,862

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980

0

7,558

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Prato, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1923

30,304

227,429

Added index records and browsable images to existing collection

Japan, Village Records, 709-1949

0

9,756

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970

52,259

0

Added index records to existing collection.

Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Civil Registration, 1859-2000

1,084

0

Added index records to existing collection.

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995

0

30,476

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996

0

127,704

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950

0

37,907

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records

0

32,740

New browsable image collection.

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910

2,485,799

41,048

Added index records and browsable images to existing collection

South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006

0

2,020,423

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Cádiz, Civil Registration Records, 1870-1960

0

53,290

New browsable image collection.

Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920

0

105,205

Added browsable images to existing collection.

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

0

86,494

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950

0

119,079

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950

0

34,972

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909

0

6,565

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927

0

210

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945

0

19,169

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana, State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1963

0

5,395

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983

0

4,938

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942

0

4,242

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930

0

4,302,124

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951

0

1,230

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942

0

1,303

Added browsable images to existing collection.

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

0

1,649

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909

275,644

22,647

Added index records and browsable images to existing collection

U.S., Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940

0

65,825

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002

0

956

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955

0

730

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986

30,187

0

Added index records to existing collection.

U.S., Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008

0

67,203

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009

0

7,409

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1950

0

873

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935

0

13,894

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Census 1940 (Massachusetts, Michigan, U.S., New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee)

18,620,150

0

Added index records to existing collection.

United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files

246,361

246,361

Added index records and images to an existing affiliate collection

Virgin Islands US, Church Records, 1765-2010

0

252

Added browsable images to existing collection.

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