Friday, January 13, 2012

FamilySearch Ushers in New Year with 119 Million New, Free Records from 33 Countries

6 January 2012

FamilySearch was extra busy during the holidays. It added 119 million new, free records online (about 64 million indexed names and 55 million browsable images). This latest round of record updates makes 1008 historic record collections online boasting 2.58 billion searchable names and 466 million digital images of historic documents. The numbers are actually very staggering and very exciting for family history enthusiasts! Search the records online now at FamilySearch.org. See the list below for details of the latest additions.

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 them easily searchable by computer. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the amount of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about how to personally help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records as an indexer at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection
Records
Images
Comments
Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990
0
1,121,438
New browsable image collection.
Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961
0
20,921
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888
0
1,355,844
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996
0
1,643,437
New browsable image collection.
Brazil Civil Registration, 1870-2009
0
94,096
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912
275,598
0
Added index records to existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900
0
46,574
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954
0
26,124
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931
0
1,591,193
New browsable image collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900
0
53,129
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2010
0
67,099
Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1900
0
119,508
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2008
0
30,586
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1860-1975
0
404,717
New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921
0
39,140
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1935
0
1,410,476
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1850
0
140,069
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1664-1698
0
72,020
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2006
0
11,025
Added browsable images to existing collection.
El Salvador, Civil Registration Records, 1836-1910
0
1,313,396
Added browsable images to existing collection.
England and Wales Census, 1871
5,480,742
316,157
New Index and new browsable image collection with links to FindMyPast.com.
England, Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900
188,222
268
Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
Estonia, Church Books 1835-1940
0
7,423
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Germany Marriages, 1558-1929
1,310,718
0
Added records to index collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Dinkelsbühl Miscellaneous City Records, 1804-1946
0
32,488
New browsable image collection.
Germany, Württemberg, Albstadt, Miscellaneous City Records, 1705-1850
0
308,313
New browsable image collection.
Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977
0
1,151,061
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895
538,239
0
Added index records to existing collection.
Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895
2,464,298
0
New index collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980
0
421,759
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941
0
2,129,164
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941
0
1,070,546
New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905
0
188,009
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Cuneo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1795-1915
0
267,978
New browsable image collection.
Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941
0
260,400
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865
48,696
0
Added index records to existing collection for the Quartiere of San Ferdinando.
Italy, Pistoia, Pistoia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
0
465,452
New browsable image collection.
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
0
1,194,499
New browsable image collection.
Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1924-1939
0
672,382
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration
0
10,323
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009
0
63,030
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Morelos, Civil Registration, 1861-1920
0
41,250
New browsable image collection.
Micronesia, Pohnpei, Land Records, 1971-2007
0
479,425
New browsable image collection.
Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-2008
0
86,119
New browsable image collection.
Norway Census, 1875
43,443
0
Added index records to existing collection.
Peru, Civil Registration, 1874-1996
0
232,647
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1980
0
6,541,475
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950
59,762
984,396
Added browsable images to existing collection and added index records to existing collection for Lublin.
Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911
0
571,698
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965
0
45,898
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Aveiro, Testaments, 1900-1936
0
28,281
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911
0
88,135
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985
0
596,527
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
0
100,233
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938
0
2,464
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1532-1911
0
448,196
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975
0
234,398
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880
0
138,057
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
0
815,966
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911
0
639,166
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901
0
5,637
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949
0
1,038,585
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1582-1908
0
5,068
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911
0
401,773
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909
0
364,977
New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941
0
396,243
New browsable image collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2004
0
159,709
Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988
0
1,603
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920
0
10,682
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Consular Records of Emigrants, 1808-1960
0
26,731
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Consular Records of Emigrants, 1808-1960
0
9,724
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Municipal Records
0
376,689
Added browsable images to existing collection.
Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860
0
649,515
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916; index 1646-1860
0
646,020
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Gävleborg Church Records, 1616-1908; index 1671-1860
0
467,630
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Göteborg och Bohus Church Records, 1577-1932; index 1659-1860
0
502,836
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Gotland Church Records, 1582-1940; index 1655-1860
0
339,850
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860
0
351,775
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Jämtland Church Records, 1582-1928; index 1642-1860
0
163,075
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860
0
721,027
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860
0
616,487
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860
0
638,873
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Skaraborg Church Records, 1612-1921; index 1625-1860
0
557,037
New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
U.S., Alabama State Census, 1855
34,978
0
New index collection.
U.S., Alabama State Census, 1866
243,781
0
New index collection.
U.S., Alabama, County Estate Records, 1800-1996
0
1,341,915
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950
0
38,097
New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
4,879,253
0
New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1931
0
63,571
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997
0
1,034,024
New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967
0
69,534
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Connecticut, Death Index, 1949-2001
1,408,326

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Delaware, Vital Records, 1680-1962
0
1,497,613
New browsable image collection.
U.S., District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950
170,985
106,123
Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Florida Marriages, 1830-1993
205,388
153,621
New index and new browsable image collection.
U.S., Florida, Tampa, Passenger Lists, 1898-1945
0
44,642
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Georgia Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909
0
10,376
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960
0
24,647
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960
0
46,802
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Idaho, Minidoka County Records, 1913-1961
0
41,712
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970
0
68,861
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920
793,965

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Jay and Hamilton counties)
102,538
0
Added index records to existing collection.
U.S., Kentucky, Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950
0
29,959
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954
66,977
46,724
Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1910, 1960
0
19,330
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957
37,501
54,003
New index and new browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959
0
59,623
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966
0
20,768
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records, 1785-1950
0
8,652
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maryland, Garrett County Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1920-1940
0
123,415
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983
0
390,060
Added browsable images to existing collection for Baltimore and Somerset counties.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943
0
335,814
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Death Index, 1970-2003
2,037,187
0
New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1881
0
35,108
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920
0
283,997
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996
2,052,472
0
 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002
4,267,629
0
New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962
0
14,457
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
2,931,700
0
 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Mississippi Confederate Records, 1889-1942
0
12,669
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Mississippi Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974
0
117,637
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951
0
12,167
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Mississippi, Tippah County Family Histories
0
3,860
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1945
0
180,071
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1955
0
86,033
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Death Index, 1860-2007
663,371
0
New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records, 1830-1921
0
16,566
New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York State Census, 1875
1,674,675
0
Added index records to existing collection.
U.S., New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935
130,979
166,690
Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938
0
117,114
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971
0
1,630,900
New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921
0
437,855
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970
0
141,759
New browsable image collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000
6,957,269
0
 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
374,219
102,264
Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
0
82,193
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1917
9,872
267,729
Missing information?
U.S., North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800-1909
0
169,607
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oklahoma County Marriages, 1891-1959
168,303
109,572
Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Columbia County Records, 1854-1958
0
14,420
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975
48,542
41,178
Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998
1,447,641
0
New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885-1950
1,325,465
1,167,074
New index and new browsable image collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931
0
326,903
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934
551,734
523,442
Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
17,102,207
0
New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
0
45,481
New images.
U.S., Texas Deaths, 1977-1986
0
79,765
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
79,137
0
Added index records to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010
0
28,899
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District Estate Files, 1779-1935
0
78,681
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796 to 1921
0
139,160
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007
0
918,495
New browsable image collection.
U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009
0
961,597
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907
985,659
0
New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997
1,629,093
0
New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935
0
37,822
Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records, 1850-2007
0
27,614
New browsable image collection.
United States, Applications for Headstones for Military Veterans, 1925-1941
298,268
0
Added index records to existing collection.
United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
0
2,331,541
New browsable image collection.
United States, Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898
0
304,315
New browsable image collection.
United States, New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906
615,903
0
Added index records to existing collection.
United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903
169,253
0
Added index records to existing collection.
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1544-1858
0
1,737
Added browsable images to existing collection.