Monday, May 2, 2011

New Historic Brazil and Honduras Records Online

New Historic Brazil and Honduras Records Online

Six Additional Country Collections Also Updated


More digital images poured out of the FamilySearch pipeline this week—over 2 million, in fact. Historic record collections for 8 countries were updated: Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Switzerland, U.S., and Wales. The biggest winners were Brazil and Honduras. More than 1.7 million images were added to the Brazil Civil Registration collection, with records from 1870 to 2009. And 346,000 church records were added for Honduras. These birth, marriage, death, and church records are very valuable because they usually include multiple generations in a single document. See the table below for details of all the updates this week. You can search all of the record collections now for free at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection Records Images Comment
Brazil Civil Registration, 1870–2009 19,319 1,688,985 Added images and index to existing collection.
Chile, Concepcion, Civil Registration, 1885–1903 0 43,001 Added browsable images to existing collection.
El Salvador, Civil Registration Records, 1867–1910 0 25,938 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Honduras, Church Records, 1895–1931 0 346,448 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545–1970 0 38,391 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348–1798 0 1,751 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792–1983 0 86,744 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Mississippi, Tippah County Records, 1836–1923 0 20,542 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813–1900 0 14,696 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Stark County Court Records, 1809–1917 0 49,819 New browsable image collection.
United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War 0 90,497 New browsable image collection.
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1773–1780 0 34,851 Added browsable images to existing collection.

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