FamilySearch Adds Collection Updates to Australia, BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, and the United States

January 14, 2013

FamilySearch Adds Collection Updates to Australia, BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, and the United States

FamilySearch added an additional 7 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,747,863 indexed records and images in the Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books collection from 1592-1910, the 1,308,956 indexed records from the United States General Index to Pension Files collection from 1861-1934, the 1,115,732 images for the Luxembourg Census Records collection from 1843-1900, and the 1,023,459 added to the United States Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, from 1820-1874. New searchable records were also added this week for Colombia and six states in the US collections. 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.

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.

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Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990

62,786

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

BillionGraves Index

103,261

103,261

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

Canada, Merchant Marine Agreements and Accounts of Crews, 1890-1920

0

23,381

Added images to an existing collection.

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010

0

111,662

New browsable image collection.

Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010

0

91,250

Added images to an existing collection.

Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969

0

2,093

Added images to an existing collection.

Luxembourg, Census Records, 1843-1900

0

1,115,732

Added images to an existing collection.

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910

1,729,549

18,314

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

Spain, Diocese of Avila, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1975

17,503

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

U.S., Colorado, Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939

0

82,674

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952

255,042

452

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

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

48,867

0

New indexed record collection.

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

0

6,360

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994

289,532

0

New indexed record collection.

U.S., Washington, County Naturalization Records, 1850-1982

0

458

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957

363,235

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

United States, Civil War Widows and other Dependents Pension Files

39,323

39,323

Added index records and images to an existing collection.

United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934

1,308,956

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

United States, Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926

51,709

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874

1,023,459

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

United States Social Security Death Index

114,391

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

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