Thursday, August 23, 2012

North American Indexing Volunteers Invited to Join New US Immigration & Naturalization Community Project

More than 160,000 volunteer indexers made the 1940 U.S. Census available for searching in just five months. The project was an unprecedented success that dramatically illustrated what the genealogical community can accomplish when united in a common cause.

Now many volunteers are turning their attention to the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Community Project, an indexing effort to make passenger lists, naturalization records, and other immigration related records freely searchable online. Hundreds of thousands of North American volunteers are expected to contribute over the next 18-24 months, focusing initially on passenger lists from the major US ports.

Individuals, societies and other groups that want to participate should visit familysearch.org/immigration to learn more.

Current and Completed Projects

To view a list of currently available indexing projects, along with their record language and completion percentage, visit the FamilySearch indexing updates page. To learn more about individual projects, view the FamilySearch projects page.

New Projects Added

  • Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie 2E]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3F]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3H]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3I]
  • Chile—Nacimientos Civiles, 1885–1900 [Parte D]
  • Ireland—Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858–1920 [Part 2]
  • Italia, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia—Registri Civili, 1809–1929
  • Italia, Napoli, Serrara Fontana—Registri Civili, 1809–1929 [Parte 2]
  • Perú, Puno—Nacimientos Civiles, 1890–1965 [Parte B]
  • UK, Norfolk—Register of Electors, 1844–1952
  • U.S., American Samoa—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S. (Community Project), Florida, Tampa--Passenger Lists, 1898-1945 [Part A]
  • U.S. (Community Project), Louisiana—New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1903–1945 [Part A]
  • U.S. (Community Project), Ohio—County Naturalization Index, 1818–1954
  • U.S. (Community Project), Washington, Seattle—Passenger Lists, 1890–1957 [Part A]
  • US—Index to Mexican War Pension Files, 1887–1926
  • U.S., Indiana, Jefferson County Marriages —1811-1959 [Part B]
  • U.S., Iowa—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 [Part 3]
  • US—General Index to Pension Files, 1861–1934 [Part A]
  • U.S., Kentucky, Caldwell and Henry Counties—Will Records [Part B]
  • U.S., Kentucky, Trimble, Hickman, and Russell Counties—Wills [Part B]
  • U.S., Louisiana—Parish Marriages, 1837–1929 [Part C]
  • U.S., Michigan—County Deaths, 1921–1952
  • U.S., New York—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 [Part 2A]
  • U.S., Ohio—County Birth Records, 1856–2005
  • US—Old War Index to Pension Files, 1815–1926
  • U.S., South Carolina—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte C]
  • U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 [Part A]
  • US—Veterans Pension Cards, 1907–1933 [Part B]
  • 日本―ブラジル移民渡航者名簿, 1927–1941

View the FamilySearch projects page to see the full list of available projects and to learn more about how to participate in various projects.

Recently Completed Projects

Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at familysearch.org in the near future.

  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Part 3 B]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3C]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3E]
  • Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900 [Part B]
  • Polska — Księgi Metrykalne — Diecezja Lublin, 1864–1948 [Część 2]
  • UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Durham [Part B]
  • U.S., American Samoa—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., California, San Francisco—Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1918
  • U.S. (Community Project), Massachusetts—Boston Passenger Lists 1820-1891
  • U.S. (Community Project), Pennsylvania—Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882
  • U.S., Connecticut—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Georgia—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Guam—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Illinois—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Maryland—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Massachusetts—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Michigan—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., New Jersey—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., New Jersey—1940 Federal Census [Part A]
  • U.S., North Carolina—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Ohio—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Oklahoma—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • U.S., Panama Canal Zone—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Pennsylvania—County Marriages, 1885–1950
  • U.S., South Carolina—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Tennessee—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Virgin Islands—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., West Virginia—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Wisconsin—1940 Federal Census

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