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October 27, 2010

Over 2 million records from 6 countries now available

People with ancestors from Ghana now have free online access to valuable census records, the first images from that African country to be published on FamilySearch. Other new collections include over two million indexed records from Germany, Norway, Puerto Rico, and three U.S. states: Arkansas, Idaho, and Minnesota. Search these records now at http://Beta.FamilySearch.org.

See the chart below for the complete list of newly added or updated collections.

Project Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Germany, Ludwigshafen Church Record Extractions and Family Registers 106,564 Browsable digital images
Germany, 1890 - Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census 31,499 Additional images added
Ghana, 1982-1984 - Census 458,716 Browsable digital images
Norway, 1875 - Census 41,701 Additional images added
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1836-2001 3,763 Additional images added
U.S., Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 94,181 43,301 Additional records and images added
U.S., Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950 148,053 62,274 New indexed records and images
U.S., Minnesota State Census, 1905 1,973,884 52,150 New indexed records and images
U.S., Minnesota, State Census, 1865 3,396 New indexed records

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