Sunday, November 4, 2012

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Community Project Half-way to 2012 Goal of 30 Million Records

In August of this year, FamilySearch announced its next major U.S. community project-U.S. Immigration and Naturalization. The project will create an extensive, free, online collection of U.S. passenger lists, border crossing records, naturalization records, and more-invaluable to genealogy researchers. The online volunteer community is two months into the project and aiming to index 30 million records by the end of the year. Thanks to the contributions of over 85,000 volunteers, more than 15 million records have been completed already. See what U.S. Immigration and Naturalization projects are currently underway, or check on their status at FamilySearch.org/immigration

You can join the community of online indexers and arbitrators helping to make passenger lists and naturalization records freely searchable on familysearch.org. To get started, visit familysearch.org/immigration.


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

•    Brasil, Rio de Janeiro-Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965 [Parte 3L]
•    Brasil, Rio de Janeiro-Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965 [Parte 3M] 
•    Brasil, Rio de Janeiro-Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965 [Parte 3N]
•    Brasil, Rio de Janeiro-Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965 [Parte 3O]
•    Brasil, Rio de Janeiro-Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965 [Parte 3P]
•    Canada, Ontario-Marriages, 1869-1927 [Part C]
•    Canada, Saskatchewan-Catholic Church Records, 1846-1934
•    Chile-Registros Civiles, 1885-1900 [Parte E]
•    Guatemala, Chiquimula-Nacimientos, 1929-2008 [Parte B] 
•    Hrvatska, Delnički dekanat - crkvene knjige, 1725-1926 [Dio A]
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Caltanissetta-Nati, 1875-1879
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Pesaro e Urbino-Nati, 1875-1884
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Pescara-Nati, 1875-1902
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Taranto-Nati, 1875-1879
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Udine-Nati, 1875-1900
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Vercelli-Nati, 1876-1902
•    México, DF-Bautismos, 1536-1900 [Parte B] 
•    Perú, Puno-Nacimientos Civiles, 1890-1965 [Part B]
•    Portugal, Porto-Registros da Igreja Católica [Parte B]
•    US (Community Project), Florida-Key West Passenger Lists, 1898-1920
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1847-1874 [Part A]
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part B]
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part D]
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part E] 
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part F]
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part G]
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part H]
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part I]
•    US (Community Project), Pennsylvania, Philadelphia-Passenger Lists, 1883-1945 [Part A]
•    US (Community Project), Texas, Eagle Pass-Arrival Manifests, 1905-1953
•    US-General Index to Pension Files 1861-1934 [Part B] 
•    US-Veterans Pension Cards, 1907-1933 [Part C]
•    US, Hawaii-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 4]
•    US, Idaho-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 4]
•    US, Indiana, Pike County Marriages-1811-1959
•    US, Indiana, Porter County, Marriages-1811-1959
•    US, Indiana, Pulaski-County Marriages, 1811-1959
•    US, Michigan-County Deaths, 1921-1952 [Part B]
•    US, Michigan-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 3B] 
•    US, Montana-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 4]
•    US, Nevada-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [ Part 4A]
•    US, New Jersey-1915 State Census
•    US, New York-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 2B]
•    US, North Dakota-WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 [Part 4A]
•    US, Oregon-WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 [Part 4A]
•    US, Pennsylvania-WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 [Part 2B] 
•    US, Pennsylvania-WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 [Part 2C]
•    US, Wisconsin-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 3]

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. 

•    Argentina, Santa Fe, Rosario-Registros Parroquiales, 1888-1927
•    België-Burgerlijke Stand 1851-1900 [Deel 3B]
•    Brasil, Rio de Janeiro-Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965 [Parte 3G]
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Campobasso-Nati, 1875-1901
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Messina, Messina-Nati, 1888-1900 [Parte 1] 
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Napoli, Quartiere S. Ferdinando-Atti di Morte, 1809-1865
•    Italia (Antenati Italiani), Napoli, Quartiere San Ferdinando-Matrimoni, 1809-1865 [Parte 1]
•    Perú, Puno-Nacimientos Civiles, 1890-1965
•    UK, England and Wales-1871 Census for Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Durham [Part E]
•    US (Community Project)-Index to Passenger Lists at Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, 1820-1874
•    US (Community Project), California, San Francisco-Passenger Lists, 1893-1953 [Part A] 
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part A]
•    US (Community Project), New York-Passenger Lists, 1925-1942 [Part C]
•    US (Community Project), New York, New York-Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846
•    US (Community Project), New York, New York-Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846
•    US (Community Project), Pennsylvania, Philadelphia-Passenger Lists, 1800-1882 [Part A]
•    US-General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [Part A]
•    US-Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926 
•    US, Indiana-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 3]
•    US, Indiana, Parke County Marriages-1811-1959
•    US, Kansas-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 3]
•    US, Kentucky, Trimble, Hickman, and Russell Counties-Wills [Part B]
•    US, Minnesota-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 3]
•    US, New Jersey-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 2B]
•    US, New York-1855 State Census
•    US, Ohio-WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 [Part 3A] 
•    US, Oklahoma-Land Allotment Records of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907 [Part D]
•    US, Rhode Island-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 2]
•    US, South Carolina-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
•    US, Tennessee-County Marriages, 1790-1950 [Part G]
•    US, Tennessee-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
•    US, Texas-County Marriages, 1837-1977 [Part A]
•    US, Vermont-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Part 2] 
•    US, Virginia-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
•    US, West Virginia-WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

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