Thursday, February 9, 2012

FamilySearch Adds Free Records from 21 Countries

Italy, Sweden, and U.S. Collections Enjoy the Largest Additions

FamilySearch added another 30 million new, free records online (16 million indexed names and 14 million browsable images). Totally new collections from Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Micronesia, Slovenia, and the United States can now be searched for free. Millions of new U.S. birth, marriage and death records, and over 9 million church records from Sweden were also added. Find your ancestors now at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection

Digital

Images

Indexed Records

Comments

Australia, NSW and ACT, Masonic Lodge Registers, 1831-2004

196,488

0

New indexed records.

Bahamas, Civil Registration, 1850-1959

69,022

0

New browsable image collection.

Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996

6,164

0

New browsable image collection.

Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965

187,425

99,421

Added index records & added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923

126,534

0

New browsable image collection.

Canada, Quebec, Quebec Judicial District, Guardianships, 1639-1930

310,188

0

New browsable image collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931

0

35,000

New indexed records

Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1903

0

93,463

New indexed records

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2009

119,220

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Cote d'Ivoire, Census, 1975

118,283

0

New browsable image collection.

Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955

649

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

El Salvador, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977

2,201

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1910

0

189,574

New Index collection

Germany, Brandenburg, Angermünde, Miscellaneous City Records 1706-1922

3,650

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Germany, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Church Records, 1664-1824

520

0

New browsable image collection.

Germany, Saxony, Bautzen, Church Records, 1699-1915

32,434

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons, 1614-1661

18,439

0

New browsable image collection.

Germany, Württemberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Probate Records, 1803-1932

119,715

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977

1,597

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895

0

382,750

Added index records to existing collection.

Italy, Biella, Borriana, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1938

4,648

0

New browsable image collection.

Italy, L'Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865

2,594,149

0

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1939

52,006

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941

8,677

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926

2,580

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861-1998

3,158

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1984

1,432

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Hidalgo, Civil Registration, 1861-1967

4,629

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002

772

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005

3,555

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Yucatán, Civil Registration. 1860-1926

173

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration, 1948-2009

79,408

0

New browsable image collection.

Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2011

26,688

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Peru, Civil Registration, 1874-1996

0

100,559

Added indexed records

Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949

1,198

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909

1,141

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Slovenia, Ljubljana, Funeral Accounts, 1937-1970

96,045

0

New browsable image collection.

Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860

496,833

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Kristianstad Church Records, 1585-1910; index 1646-1860

856,990

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Kronoberg Church records to 1860

600,896

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Malmöhus Church Records, 1541-1918; index 1646-1860

1,639,027

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860

129,365

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Östergötland Church Records, 1555-1911; index 1616-1860

1,042,491

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Södermanland Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1640-1860

612,472

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Stockholm Church Records, 1556-1939, index 1634-1860

1,284,720

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Uppsala Church Records, 1308-1901; index 1613-1860

688,052

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Värmland Church Records, 1509-1925; index 1640-1860

812,371

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860

170,304

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860

271,828

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Västmanland Church Records, 1538-1901; index 1622-1860

477,155

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Alabama, County Estate Records, 1800-1996

0

25,296

Added indexed records

U.S., Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957

225,774

81,822

Added indexed records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Arkansas, Death Index, 1914-1950

0

594,114

New index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Arkansas, Marriage Index, 1933-1939

0

421,079

New index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

0

985,241

New indexed collection

U.S., Delaware, Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934

134,797

0

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954

25,875

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950

54,325

110,821

New indexed records and images.

U.S., Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001

0

11,718,373

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Lake county)

0

81,203

New indexed records

U.S., Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935

0

111,885

Added index records to existing collection.

U.S., Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935

12,405

371,310

New indexed records

U.S., Minnesota, Marriage Index, 1958-2001

0

2,414,043

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971

922

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1964

164,806

6,198

Added index records and browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909

431,355

477,311

Added index records and browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950

247,779

199,537

Added index records and browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905

7,915

10,221

Added index records and browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943

47,878

0

New browsable images

U.S., Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002

0

3,331,399

New Index collection. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954

297,954

202,287

Added index records & added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Washington, King County Probate Records, 1854-1927

33,530

0

New browsable images.

U.S., West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971

0

25,162

Added index records to existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Records, 1887-1945

1,995

0

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files

0

285,623

Added index records to existing collection. Images available at fold3.com.