Thursday, September 22, 2011

FamilySearch Adds 16 Million New Records


New Collections for Brazil, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, and U.S.
 

21 September 2011

Among the 16 million records added to FamilySearch.org this week, over six million are from the United States, including new collections from California, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. Additionally, five million new Civil Registration and Catholic Church records from Mexico are now available for free viewing at FamilySearch.org. Begin searching now!

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CollectionRecordsImagesComments
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900–1965125,830223,708New index collection.
Nova Scotia, Queens County, Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith, 1700–1950030,314New browsable image collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800–1900029,368Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879–1987031,848Added browsable images to existing collection.
Cote d'Ivoire, Census, 1975070,627New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses 1843–1921090,710New browsable image collection.
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801–2006017,634Added browsable images to existing collection.
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565–199601,195,284New browsable image collection.
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895–1980045,046Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catholic Church Records021,584Added browsable images to existing collection for Catania and L'Aquila.
Italy, Civil Registration, 1806–19400212,843Added browsable images to existing collection for Cuneo, Genova, and Treviso
Mexico, Chiapas, Civil Registration, 1861–199001,523,742New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861–199801,176,741New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590–199503,464Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859–19620700,788New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861–199502,808Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Zacatecas, Civil Registration, 1860–200001,371,091New browsable image collection.
New Zealand, Probate Records, 1878–196008,535Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1687–19920765,138Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Municipal Records, 1837–190301,428,443Added browsable images to existing collection.
Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1641–186036,4642,048Added index and links to Sweden for images to existing collection.
Switzerland, Church Records, 1277–19920447,199Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1875–2010210,5240Added new records. Now current as of 31 Aug 2011.
California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893–19530356,671New browsable image collection.
California, San Mateo County Records, 1856–1967017,600Added browsable images to existing collection.
Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879–1960025,161Added browsable images to existing collection.
Idaho, Teton County Records, 1900–198802,138Added browsable images to existing collection.
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819–19700105,071Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indiana, Marriages, 1811–195940,3490Added images and index to existing collection.
Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820–19450217,181New browsable image collection.
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Second District Judicial Court Case Files, 1846–1880043,766Added browsable images to existing collection.
Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books, 1865–19000116,427New browsable image collection.
Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792–1983043,782Added browsable images to existing collection.
Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686–1881038,707Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951036,055New browsable image collection.
Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888–1945088,732Added browsable images to existing collection.
New York State Census, 1865055,023New browsable image collection.
New York, New York City, Saint Peter's Lutheran Church Records, 1862–195503,561New browsable image collection.
New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925–194202,572,496New browsable image collection.
New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787–1938059,021Added browsable images to existing
New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899–1921061,695Added browsable images to existing collection.
North Carolina, County Records, 1833–1970055,317Added browsable images to existing collection.
North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800–19090148,125Added browsable images to existing collection.
Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813–1900038,089Added browsable images to existing collection.
Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862–1950066,538New browsable image collection.
Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856–1984075,599New browsable image collection.
Oregon, County Marriages, 1851–197555,9595,466New index collection.
Oregon, Polk County Records, 1857–1972034,823New browsable image collection.
Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection024,113Added browsable images to existing collection.
Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908–19492,138589Added images and index to existing collection for 1920 Death certificates.
Vermont, Town Records, 1850–2005075,597New browsable image collection.
Washington State, Army National Guard Records, 1880–1947031,670Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866–1938015,219Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812–18150622,984New browsable image collection.
United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 19421,104,9722,990Added index and images for new state (Pennsylvania) to existing collection.