New Records Added for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and the United States

December 3, 2012

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, Canada, collections. Other new searchable collections online were added this week for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and the United States. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961

0

11,530

New browsable image collection.

Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012

0

64,710

New browsable image collection.

Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965

84,787

79,060

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2012

0

25,430c

Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012

0

5,486

New browsable image collection.

Canada, British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930

0

540,745

New browsable image collection.

Canada, British Columbia, Dominion Land Branch Records, 1885-1949

0

286,132

New browsable image collection.

Canada, British Columbia, Estate Files, 1859-1949

0

783,176

Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905

0

10,838

Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912

81,706

0

New indexed record collection.

Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011

0

157,478

New browsable image collection.

Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889

0

177,147

New browsable image collection.

England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005

0

5,243

Added images to an existing collection.

Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945

0

738

Added images to an existing collection.

India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012

0

17,819

Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Pavia, Pavia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1806-1812, 1866-1935

0

306,382

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Perugia, Perugia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1929

0

405,632

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Sondrio, Sondrio, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929

0

279,212

Added images to an existing collection.

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950

0

6,949

Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911

0

21,869

Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911

0

38,836

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

131,427

Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920

0

15,752

Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1936

0

23,446

Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1931

0

12,053

New browsable images collection.

Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956

0

21,784

Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1940

0

25,103

Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1842-1925

0

115,213

Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916

0

7,688

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., California, Probate Estate Files, 1833-1991

0

2,056,187

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1961

38,625

0

New indexed record collection.

U.S., Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972

0

29,018

New browsable images collection.

U.S., Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961

131,597

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

101,709

228,433

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935

1,316,956

0

New indexed record collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959

243,676

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Court Records, 1822-1880

0

12,970

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

13,353

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920

0

17,971

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Maine, Death Index, 1960-1996

401,960

0

New indexed record collection.

U.S., Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996

857,131

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

U.S., Maine, Oxford County, Probate Estate Files, 1805-1915

0

177,447

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

3,000

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

51,425

New browsable image collection.

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

0

17,531

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954

845,964

0

New indexed record collection.

U.S., Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009

0

71,761

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Granite County Records, 1865-2009

0

503,068

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2011

0

20,141

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769-1936

0

874,310

New browsable image collection.

U.S., New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1983

0

524,272

Added images to an existing collection./p>

U.S., New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980

0

107,634

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

32,001

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924

0

130,441

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

156,746

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1947

0

669

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976

0

406,225

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1854-1955

0

121,173

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

18,160

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1647-1917

0

28,353

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929

0

108,658

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

30,110

New browsable image collection.

United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War

897,849

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

1,984,100

0

Added index records to an existing collection.