Thursday, September 15, 2011

FamilySearch - China, Hungary, Mexico and U.S. Collections Each Add Over a Million Records


U.S. Records Include Illinois, Maryland, New York and Washington

14 September 2011

FamilySearch.org added millions of records this week including 11 new records collections. More than six million Hungary Catholic Church records were added, as well as four million Mexico civil registration records. Looking for records from China? Over a million new Chinese genealogies from 1500–1900 are now available for viewing. Begin searching for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable records on FamilySearch.org are made possible by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) the information from handwritten records to make it searchable by computer. More volunteers are needed to help accelerate this important work of preserving and freely publishing important genealogical records. To learn more about the FamilySearch indexing program, visit indexing.familysearch.org

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
 
CollectionRecordsImagesComments
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800–190001,448Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Judicial District Court Records, 1891–1942076,779New browsable image collection.
Chinese Genealogies, 1500–190001,361,018Added browsable images to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600–20080139,324Added browsable images to existing collection.
Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636–18956,680,0100Added index records to existing collection.
Mexico, Colima, Civil Registration, 1860–19970225,991New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861–199501,042,146New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Michoacán, Civil Registration, 1859–194001,324,849New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Nayarit, Civil Registration, 1868–20010422,997New browsable image collection.
Mexico, QuerĂ©taro, Civil Registration, 1864–20050620,745New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861–19950742,272New browsable image collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600–1950061,104Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856–1967025,561Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Illinois State Census, 1865380,26212,090New index collection.
U.S., Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840–19501,491,5860New index collection.
U.S., Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940–1945082,873Added browsable images to existing collection.
Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948–1959077,817Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796–19400457,444Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S.,Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863–1983027,372New browsable image collection.
Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888–1945017,734Added browsable images to existing collection.
New York, County Marriages, 1908–1935217,64963,376Added images and index to existing collection.
Washington State County Records, 1885–1950088,487Added browsable images to existing collection.
Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890–19570366,615New browsable image collection.
United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942814,1301,598,076Added browsable images to existing collection
Virgin Islands US, Church Records, 1849–195005,018Added browsable images to existing collection.