Friday, December 14, 2012

FamilySearch Add New Collections from Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, and the United States

FamilySearch added an additional 6.4 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,034,803 records for the Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Church Records from 1527-1907, the 1,436,121 added from Italy Civil Registrations from 1824-1941, and the 1,069,308 added to the new Saskatchewan, Canada, collections from 1846-1957. Other new searchable collections online were added this week for Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, and the United States. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments

BillionGraves Index

189,206
189,206
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
0
6,272
Added images to an existing collection.
0
2,218
Added images to an existing collection.
0
6,567
New browsable image collection.
0
22,448
Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957

0
286,132
New browsable image collection.
0
783,176
Added images to an existing collection.
0
222,010
Added images to an existing collection.
0
23,375
Added images to an existing collection.
0
116,239
Added images to an existing collection.
0
82,847
Added images to an existing collection.
0
144,111
Added images to an existing collection.

England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000

31,521
0
Added index records to and existing collection.

England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005

0
525
Added images to an existing collection.

Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944

0
142,722
Added images to an existing collection.

Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, 1874-1927

0
75,875
New browsable image collection.

Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945

0
457,603
Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941

0
292,511
New browsable image collection.

Italy, L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1824-1910

0
483,804
New browsable image collection.

Italy, Matera, Matera, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929

0
237,814
New browsable image collection.
0
421,992
New browsable image collection.
0
1,034,803
Added images to an existing collection.
0
13,622
New browsable image collection.
0
110,620
Added images to an existing collection.
0
230,734
New browsable image collection.

South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1796-1992

0
99,777
Added images to an existing collection.
0
10,749
Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1940

0
40,869
Added images to an existing collection.
0
14,934
Added images to an existing collection.
0
1,283
New browsable image collection.
0
223,919
Added images to an existing collection.
32,901
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
144,006
Added images to an existing collection.
0
2,631
New browsable image collection.

U.S., New York, Buffalo, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1812-1970

0
3,240
Added images to an existing collection.
0
20,040
Added images to an existing collection.
0
15,731
Added images to an existing collection.
0
21,799
Added images to an existing collection.
51,991
0
New indexed record collection.

United States, New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1906

0
51,124
Added images to an existing collection.
113,216
0
Added index records to an existing collection.