FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.2 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Austria, Brazil, Italy, South Africa, and the United States

November 12, 2013

FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.2 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Austria, Brazil, Italy, South Africa, and the United States

FamilySearch has added more than 3.2 million indexed records and images from Austria, BillionGraves, Brazil, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,157,399 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection, the 324,226 images from the newSouth Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962–2004 and South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1966–2004, collections, and the 71,367 indexed records from the U.S., Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930–1988, 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.

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Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537–1888

0

175,559

Added images to an existing collection.

BillionGraves Index

311,885

311,885

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848–2013

0

167,351

Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980

0

1,157,399

Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861–1941

0

27,440

Added images to an existing collection.

Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782–1858

0

120,701

New browsable image collection.

South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1792–1992

0

270,465

Added images to an existing collection.

South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962–2004

0

250,770

New browsable image collection.

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

3,237

15,777

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1966–2004

0

73,456

New browsable image collection.

Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1293–1966

0

241,906

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718–1957

65,163

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930–1988

71,367

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

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

0

18,145

Added images to an existing collection.

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