Tuesday, March 22, 2011

9 Million Browsable Images from 9 Countries Added This Week

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 free online 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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Collection Records Images Comment
Brazil, Catholic Church Records 0 1,007,788 New images added to existing collection:

Minas Gerais: Diocese of Luz, Diocese of Patos de Minas; ParanĂ¡: 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 0 113,475 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Chile, Concepcion, Civil Registration, 1885-1903 0 696,721 New browsable image collection.
El Salvador, Civil Registration Records, 1836-1910 0 41,876 New browsable image collection.
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934 0 5,241 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Civil Registration, 1806-1940   0 115,035 New browsable images added to existing collection: Rovigo, Oristano, Trieste, and Teramo.
Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978 0 752,385 New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1984 0 168,067 New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Morelos, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1969 0 1,448 New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967 0 452,505 New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970 0 4,378,429 New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 281,432 0 New index collection.
U.S., California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958 22,506 0 Records courtesy of Footnote.com. Indexed records linked to images on Footnote.com.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 0 18,857 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 0 244,131 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950 0 198,414 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Estate Files, 1804-1846 0 83,768 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections 0 13,919 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, Rosebud County Records 0 40,990 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records, 1890-1908 39,373 0 Records courtesy of Footnote.com. Indexed records linked to images on Footnote.com.
U.S., New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891 0 422,545 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 0 1,506 Added images to existing collection.
U.S., Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866 0 107,471 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Virginia, Surry County Marriage Records, 1735-1950 0 19,618 New browsable image collection.
Venezuela, Civil Registration 0 88,680 New browsable image collection.

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