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22 March 2011


                    9 Million Browsable Images from 9 Countries Added This Week

          New Records for Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico,

                                                       U.S., and Venezuela

The bounty just keeps coming from FamilySearch’s digital pipeline. Mexico collections earned the top spot this week, with nearly 5 million new browsable images added. The Mexico records date from 1545 to 1984. In addition to Mexico, FamilySearch continued this week to strengthen its freeonline international collections by expanding 7 more of its collections. Millions more records or images were added for Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, and Venezuela. The U.S. collections were also expanded, with new data for California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Union Provost Marshal’s File, and Virginia. See the table below for more details. You can search all of the record collections now for free at FamilySearch.org.

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

Collection   Records Digital Images Comments
Brazil, Catholic Church Records
 
        1,007,788
New images added to existing collection:
Minas Gerais: Diocese of Luz, Diocese of Patos de Minas; Paraná: Archdiocese of Curitiba; Rio Grande Do Sul: Diocese of Santa Cruz Do Sul; Sao Paulo: Archdiocese of Sao Paulo, Diocese of Itapeva, Diocese of Presidente Prudente.
Canada, Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900

    
           113,475
Added browsable images to existing collection.

Chile, Concepcion, Civil Registration, 1885-1903

     
           696,721 New browsable image collection
El Salvador, Civil Registration Records, 1836-1910

      
            41,876 New browsable image collection
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934

   
             5,241
New browsable image collection
Italy, Civil Registration, 1806-1940
              115,035    New browsable images added to existing collection: Rovigo, Oristano,Trieste, and Teramo.
Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978
           752,385
New browsable image collection
Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1984

    
                       168,067
New browsable image collection
Mexico, Morelos, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1969

               1,448      New browsable image collection
Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967

              452,505
New browsable image collection
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970

         4,378,429         New browsable image collection
U.S., California, County Marriages, 1850-1952

                 281,432
    
New index collection
U.S., California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958

22,506         
Records courtesy of Footnote.com. Indexed records linked to images on Footnote.com.
 
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967

 
        18,857
New browsable image collection 
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970

        
      244,131
New browsable image collection 
U.S., Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950

 
      198,414
New browsable image collection
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Estate Files, 1804-1846

    
        83,768 Added browsable images to existing collection
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections


        13,919
New browsable image collection
U.S., Montana, Rosebud County Records



        40,990
Added browsable images to existing collection
U.S., Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records, 1890-1908

39,373

Records courtesy of Footnote.com. Indexed records linked to images on Footnote.com.

U.S., New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891


      422,545
New browsable image collection
U.S., New York, Kings County Estate Files, 1866-1923

26,082
      492,465
Added images and index to existing collection
U.S., Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985


         1,506
Added images to existing collection
U.S., Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866


     107,471
New browsable image collection
U.S., Virginia, Surry County Marriage Records, 1735-1950


       19,618
New browsable image collection
Venezuela, Civil Registration


       88,680
New browsable image collection


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