Tuesday, July 19, 2011

FamilySearch Adds 12 Million New Records and Images This Week

The England and Mexico Collections Contain the Lion’s Share of the New Additions

19 July 2011

The recent collection updates at FamilySearch.org are too diverse to summarize—seigniorial and notarial records, bishop’s transcripts and parish registers, citizen lists, court case files—you get the picture. The largest collection updates this week are from England and Mexico—eight million records and images between the two countries’ collections. Another 4 million records and images were added for Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, USA, and Wales. Search the records online now at FamilySearch.org. See the list below for more details.

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Collection
Records
Images
Comments
0
116,182
New browsable image collection.
0
29,195
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
150,480
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
35,342
Added browsable images to existing collection.
202,219
0
Added index records to existing collection.
929,054

Added images and index to existing collection.
947,377
332,814
New index collection.
14,707
902
New index collection.
0
4,284
Added browsable images to existing collection for Salerno.
0
16,082
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
2,271,610
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
1,352,091
New browsable image collection.
0
2,110,380
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
2,486,833
New browsable image collection.
0
18,726
New browsable image collection.
19,783
1,302
Added images and index to existing collection.
0
14,402
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
62,131
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
4,902
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
35,210
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
17,613
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
23,884
Added browsable images to existing collection.
381,961
0
New index collection.
0
17,039
New browsable image collection.
0
43,056
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
30,344
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
256,204
New browsable image collection.
9,723
0
Added index records to existing collection.
0
3,375
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
11,647
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
26,634
Added browsable images to existing collection for Green County.
0
3,466
Added browsable images to existing collection.