Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FamilySearch: 9 million Hungarian Records added this week

 New Records for Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Philippines, Spain, U.S., and Zimbabwe Also Added


Can you believe that 11.5 million new international records were added this week? And 9 million of those were from Hungary! FamilySearch continued this week to strengthen its free online international collections by expanding 8 of its collections. It also added 2 million U.S. records. See the table below for more details. Search all of the record collections now for free at FamilySearch.org.
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Collection Records Images Comment
Argentina, Catholic Church Records 0 202,698 Images added.
Brazil, Catholic Church Records 0 156,092 Images added. 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, Diocese of Itapeva, Diocese of Presidente Prudente
Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1810-1869 58,296 12,011 Portion of Achern index added.
Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890 37,625 864 Last portion of this census is now added.
Germany, Posen, Church Book Duplicates, 1794-1874 113,713 0 Records added to this collection. Images can be found at www.landesarhiv-brandenburg.de.
Hungary Catholic Church Records 9,065,513 0 Partial publication of records. First installment (38%) of a much larger collection that will be published over the next year.

Italy, Civil Registration, 1806-1940 0 119,921 More localities added: Revere, San Giorgio di Mantova, San Martino dall' Argine, Sermide, and Teramo
Philippines, Manila Civil Registration, 1899-1994 0 1,535,971 Images added.
Spain, Lugo Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1930 11,629 0 Additional index data added to this collection.
U.S., Colorado State Census, 1885 0 3,520 New browsable collection.
U.S., Illinois State Census, 1855 256,004 0 Name indexes for the 1885 Illinois State Census. The census names the head of household. Schedules do not exist for the following

counties: Carroll, Champaign, Franklin, Gallatin, Henry, Jefferson, Jo Davies, Lake, Stark, Will, and Woodford.
U.S., Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955 0 283,870 Images added to existing content.
U.S., Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985 0 61,358 Images added to existing content.
U.S., Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866 0 2,798 Images added to existing content.
U.S., Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 0 1,800,495 New browsable image collection.
Zimbabwe, Death Notices, 1904-1976 0 328,546 Death notices from Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe, Rhodesia Death Registers, 1890-1977; Index to Death Register, 1892-1977 0 74,045 Register of deaths of citizens of Rhodesia.


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