Tuesday, July 17, 2012

1881 and 1891 Scotland Census Indexes Added Millions More for Brazil, China, Ecuador, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Other Countries

Those with Scottish heritage benefited this week as two major index collections were added for Scotland—the 1881 and 1891 Censuses. Other free records were also published this week for Canada, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, and the United States. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch 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 and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Indexed Records
Digital Images
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245,711
0
Added indexed records to existing collection.
6,261
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11,779
Added browsable images to existing collection.
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256,307
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49,346
0
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2,116
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431,296
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6,310
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142,005
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44,969
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3,721,356
0
New affiliate indexed records collection.
4,016,614
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New affiliate indexed records collection.
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46,048
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889,219
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3,513,068
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