Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Got Ancestors from Costa Rica, England, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Spain, or the U.S.?

The latest free collection updates might just have what you're seeking!

What a grab bag of records added this week! Let's see—for its online patrons' free viewing pleasure, internationally, FamilySearch added church records from Costa Rico and Mexico, Bishop's Transcripts and Poor Law records from England, Hindu pilgrimage records from India, municipal records from Spain, and civil registrations from Nicaragua and Peru. In the U.S., those with Arkansas and Oklahoma ancestors are going to have a proverbial field trip with the 500,000 new county marriage records added—and the indexes are linked to the original images! Additional records were also added for Maine and Texas. 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
Costa Rica Church Records, 1595–1992 7,249 3,948 Added images and index to existing collection.
England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685–1941 0 81,941 Added browsable images to existing collection.
England, Norfolk Poor Law Union Records, 1796–1900 0 939 Added browsable images to existing collection.
India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records 0 31,436 New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886–1933 0 2,596,692 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Nicaragua, Managua, Civil Registration, 1879–2007 42,195 0 Added records to existing collection.
Peru, Lima Civil Registration, 1874–1930 64,182 0 Added records to existing collection.
Spain, Municipal Records 0 56,152 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Arkansas County Marriages, 1837–1957 93,584 38,426 Added Arkansas, Washington, White, and Woodruff Counties to existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections 0 3,019 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oklahoma County Marriages, 1891–1959 222,471 151,140 New collection. Counties included: Adair, Alfalfa, Atoka, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Dewey, Garfield, Harmon, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, and Kingfisher.
U.S., Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868–1949 0 6,978 Added browsable images to existing collection.
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