FamilySearch Adds More Than 3 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Brazil, Liberia, Japan, Peru, Philippines, and the United States

December 11, 2013

FamilySearch Adds More Than 3 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Brazil, Liberia, Japan, Peru, Philippines, and the United States

FamilySearch has added more than 3 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Liberia, Japan, Peru, Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,427,612 images from the U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856–2009, collection, the 150,972 images from the new Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Cemetery Records, 1897–2012, collection, and the 148,828 indexed records and images from the Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945–1981, 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

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Cemetery Records, 1897–2012

0

150,972

New browsable image collection.

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748–1998

0

31,756

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Liberia, Monrovia, Census, 1843

917

0

New indexed record collection.

Japan, Genealogies, 1700–1900

0

6,302

Added images to an existing collection.

Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005

0

101,009

Added images to an existing collection.

Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945–1981

74,414

74,414

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Idaho, Bonneville County Records, 1867–2012

0

32,405

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926–1979

548,735

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1785–1950

0

277,392

Added images to an existing collection.

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

0

1,427,612

Added images to an existing collection.

United States Social Security Death Index

290,077

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

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