Monday, July 9, 2012

76 Million New, Free US Historic Records Added Online Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, and Spain

76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published and 4 million names have been made searchable on FamilySearch.org. Millions more free records were published this week for Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland. 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.


Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
0
23,781
New browsable image collection.
336,090
597,070
Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
0
175,292
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
127,172
New browsable image collection.
0
312,198
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
114,525
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
1,360,481
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
668,102
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
31,176
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
1,122,697
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
37,107
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
61,932
New browsable image collection.
0
15,844
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
1,605
Added browsable images to existing collection.
3,127,594
133,011
New affiliate indexed records and browsable images.
0
21,926
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
59,711
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
3,171,819
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
57,591
New browsable image collection.
0
68,237
New browsable image collection.
366,063
0
Added indexed records to existing collection.
0
27,329
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
30,866
New browsable image collection.
0
105,277
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
306,181
New browsable image collection.
0
583,011
New browsable image collection.
0
54,834
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
36,579
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
351,853
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
91,319
Added browsable images to existing collection.
138,277
1,851,515
Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection
0
278,392
New browsable image collection.
566,136
23
Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
0
84,297
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
4,900
New browsable image collection.
20,975,134
0
Added indexed records to existing collection.
0
611,330
Added browsable images to existing collection.
61,237
11
Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
0
119,418
New browsable image collection.
0
74,753
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
1,261,323
New browsable image collection.
0
37,097
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
123,409
New browsable image collection.
2,146,861
0
New Indexed collection.
9,742,867
117,082
New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.
11,117,922
130,042
New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.
0
2,129,659
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
3,800,317
Added browsable images to existing collection.
0
1,097,134
New browsable image collection.
342,186
256,680
Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
1,022,168
140,547
Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
0
3,197,552
New browsable image collection.
3,599,300
0
New Indexed collection.
7,606,159
0
New Indexed collection.
0
927,764
New browsable image collection.
0
32,775
Added browsable images to existing collection.
2,943,096
0
New Indexed collection.
1,844,985
500,007
Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.