FamilySearch Record Search Updates/Archive/2011-01-26

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26 January 2011


 FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records
                        Includes 18 Million Digital Images from 13 Countries

No doubt family history enthusiasts will have a heyday looking over the latest collection updates! The 18 million free, browsable digital images are just a sample of what should be a banner year as FamilySearch continues to plug away at digitizing its massive microfilm collection for online access. U.S. researchers will be excited to begin poring over the 3 million new digital images of U.S. naturalization records included in this update.

Patrons will also find 72 million new, searchable, indexed records to search for free thanks to FamilySearch’s cadre of online volunteer indexers and agreements with Ancestry.com and findmypast.com. Findmypast.com’s index to the 1881 and 1891 England and Wales censuses and Ancestry.com’s indexes for U.S. border crossings from Canada to U.S. and Mexico to U.S. can now be searched free of charge at FamilySearch.org.

See the table below for additional details of the latest collection updates.

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

Project Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Brazil, Catholic Church Records   588,020          Images added to the following collections: Sao Paula, Rio Grande do Sul and Rio de Janeiro
Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937, and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947            188,756  Index only
Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927            363,464 Index only
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900      71,036      Notary records from Montreal and Terrebonne
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934      71,298 New records linked to images
England and Wales Census, 1881         30,262,586 Index only. Images available at findmypast.com
England and Wales Census, 1891      31,782,845 Index only. Images available at findmypast.com
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934   2,085,501 Images have waypoints
Italy, Civil Registration       51,466      Localities published: Rovigo
Italy, Napoli Province Municipal Records, 1809-1936             84     37,416 Images and records added to this collection: Castellammare di Stabia
Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration               305,360 New records added to existing collection: Images were already published
Mexico, Catholic Church Records   4,031,651     Images added for localities in the following states: Guerrero, Mexico (Estada), Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Zacatecas
Mexico Census, 1930 (San Luis Potosi)            526     501,486
Netherlands, Civil Registration, 1792-1952  4,180,580 Images and waypoints added for Drenthe, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Overijssel, and Utrecht
New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1839-1973        1,446    144,523
Nicaragua, Managua, Civil Registration, 1879-2007  1,263,191 New Images
Philippines, Manila Civil Registration, 1899-1994  1,972,249 New Images
Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books, 1654-1946, Part 1    254,375 Digital images of baptism, birth, marriage, burial and death records for parishes in the Radom, Poland, diocease
U.S., Border Crossings From Canada to United States, 1895-1956  4,335,500 Data courtesy of Ancestry.com
U.S., Border Crossings From Mexico to United States, 1903-1957  3,610,754 Data courtesy of Ancestry.com
U.S., California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989    581,198 Images and waypoints added
U.S., Delaware Death Records, 1855-1955    180,832      14,584
U.S., Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950 1,493,775 Images and waypoints added
U.S., Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915    200,672     18,134 New records and images added to the existing collection. 2,126,586 records were moved to this collection from the legacy collection
U.S., Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915     72,760     15,110 New records and images added to the existing collection. 1,083,931 records were moved to this collection from the legacy collection
U.S., Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950   207,650   338,109
U.S., United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906   635,867 Images and browse entries available
U.S., New York State Census, 1892, Part 2      9,589 Images added for the following localities: Albany, Broome, Essex, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Long Island City, Madison, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Queens, Warren
U.S., Rhode Island, State Census, 1935   693,472   693,472 Contains information from index cards created for each person in the 1935 state census
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1773-1780         186 New Images
                                Total 18,936,289 72,883,291


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