Friday, February 24, 2012

Oh Canada! And England, Hungary, Italy, Russia, and US

22 February 2012

Mountain of free historic records online keeps growing weekly

FamilySearch added 2.8 million new, free records online this past week for Canada, England, Hungary, Italy, Russia, and the U.S. Got Hungarian roots? Check out the new 900,000 Hungary Reformed Church Christenings records. You might be surprised to know that FamilySearch now has over 2.5 billion free searchable records online now in its historic record collections. Find your ancestors now for free at FamilySearch.org.

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CollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
Canada, Lower Canada Census, 183191,9080Added indexed records to existing collection.
Canada, Lower Canada Census, 184246,4677,674New Index and browsable image collection.
Canada, New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899024,015New browsable image collection.
England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1910332,6150New index collection.
Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895914,4410Added indexed records to existing collection.
Italy, Torino, Torino, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-189948,1550New index collection.
Russia, Tver Confession Lists, 1728-19130953,146New browsable image collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-19649,675250,339Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926052,315New browsable image collection.
United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-194206,749New browsable image collection.
United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (HI)33,91471,648Added index records and browsable images to existing collection.