25 million new records for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Guatemala, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.S.

January 13, 2010

25 million new free records added for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Guatemala, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.S.

There were 22 collections added or enhanced in the latest update.  Many happy researchers will search eagerly through the 25 million new records in this update! The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot). Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

See the chart below for a list of all the newly added collections.

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and talent needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. Find out more about volunteering at FamilySearchIndexing.org. Thank you!

Collection Name

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Argentina , Buenos Aires City—1855 National Census

132,765

7,630

New index and image collection.

Argentina, 1869 National Census

1,082,686

157,133

Updated collection. Project is now complete!

Australia, N.S.W. —Index to Bounty Immigrants Arrivals, 1828–1842

50,981

41,805

New index and image collection and the second Australia collection.

Brazil, Catholic Church Records

 

63,828

Additional images.

Dominican Republic—Civil Births, 1828–1917

 

22,183

New image only collection.

England, Cheshire—Parish Records, 1530–1900

2,857,105

 

Updated index.

England, Cheshire—Bishop Transcripts, 1598–1900

1,896,348

 

Updated index.

England—Non Conformist Records, 1671–1900

164,627

 

Updated index.

Germany, Brandenburg—Church Book Duplicates, 1800–1874 

 

36,973

Additional images.

Germany, Posen—Church Book Duplicates, 1800–1874 

 

35,240

Additional images.

Germany, Baden, Bonndorf— Church Book Duplicates, 1810–1869

5,691

 

New index only collection.

Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala—1877 National Census

21,173

2,844

New index and image collection.

South Africa, Orange Free State—Estate files, 1951–1973

 

578,784

New image only collection.

Switzerland, Schaffhausen—Church Records, 1540–1875

 

9,432

New image only collection.

U.S. 1920 Federal  Census

13,202,233

 

Added indexes for Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Maine

U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957

688,863

313,341

Updated collection. Joint project with the Arkansas Genealogical Society.

U.S., Florida—State Census, 1935

1,599,085

36,019

New index and image collection.

U.S., Florida—State Census, 1945

2,249,138

52,025

New index and image collection.

U.S., Georgia—Deaths, 1914–1930

41,681

 

New index only collection; ongoing project.

U.S., Indiana—Marriages, 1811–1959

28,935

66,511

Updated collection. Joint project with the Indiana Genealogical Society.

U.S., Massachusetts—Marriage Records, 1842–1915

30,509

 

Updated index.

U.S., Washington—County Marriages, 1858–1950

48,385

42,732

New index and image collection; ongoing project.

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