Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FamilySearch: 600 Historic Record Collections

25 April 2011
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Collections—600 to Be Exact!
Latest Additions Reach New Milestone in Free Online Historic Record Collections

The latest additions to FamilySearch’s online collection of free historic record collections pushes it to 600! That’s right, 600 free, original source record collections online from all over the world. The tally of insomniacs will certainly expand as the numbers of family history researchers enjoy the latest updates. This week there are new international records from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Poland, and Spain. Now take a seat while the list of updates for the U.S. collections are noted—California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington State, Wisconsin, and the Virgin Islands. Whew! See the table below for details. You can search all of the record collections now for free at FamilySearch.org.
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Collection
Records
Images
Comment
Argentina, Catholic Church Records
360,671
347
Added images and index to existing collection.
Brazil, Catholic Church Records
0
147,511
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900
0
19,974
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records
41,672
0
Added index records to existing collection.
France, Coutances, Catholic Diocese, 1802-1907
133,771
0
Added index records to existing collection.
France, Protestant Church Records, 1612-1906
45,305
14,155
Added images and index to existing collection.
Italy, Civil Registration, 1806-1940
47,588
37,439
Added index records and images for Castellammare di Stabia, Catania, Teramo, and Trieste to existing collection.
Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration
275,358
308,905
Added images and index to existing collection.
Mexico Census, 1930
1,063,750
0
Added the state of Oaxaca.
Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978
0
218,722
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967
0
47,203
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1970
0
51,249
New browsable image collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records
0
592,054
New browsable image collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950
0
216,211
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Passports, 1810-1866
0
8,573
New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, County Marriages, 1850-1952
123,230
0
Added Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Stanislaus, and Sutter Counties to existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967
0
17,569
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950
377,681
127,190
New index collection, first part.
U.S., Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934
323,712
0
Added Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Champaign, Christian, Clark, and Clay Counties to existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
114,658
0
Added Elkhart County to existing collection.
U.S., Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955
1,384,241
0
New index collection.
U.S., Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950
0
1,469
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891
0
80,509
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887
68,176
0
New index collection.
U.S., Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949
156,395
88,640
New collection. Counties published: Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cottonwood, Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, and  Goodhue.
U.S., Mississippi, Tippah County Records, 1836-1923
0
55,910
New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York State Census, 1892
1,051,915
5,175
Added  Madison, Warren, Greene, Albany, Hamilton, Ontario, Broome, Herkimer, Cayuga, Oswego, Onondaga, Essex, Lewis, and Queens Counties to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956
0
850,465
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Case Files of Chinese Immigrants, 1900-1923
0
60,096
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882
0
58,940
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949

38,070
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Washington State County Records; King, Kitsap and Pierce Counties, 1854-1950
0
15,653
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1933
0
2,184
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Virgin Islands US, Church Records
0
5,363
New browsable image collection.