FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.1 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States

August 13, 2013

FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.1 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States

FamilySearch has recently added more than 3.1 million indexed records and images from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,669,755 indexed records from the New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855–1973, collection, the 272,611 indexed records from the U.S., Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940–1945, collection, and the 115,441 indexed records and images from the new England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538–1910, collection. 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.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538–1910

110,294

5,147

New index records and images collection.

New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855–1973

2,669,755

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848–1991

0

4,344

Added images to an existing collection.

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

68,822

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

U.S., Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940–1945

272,611

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910

32,769

0

Added index records to an existing collection.

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