Wednesday, December 5, 2012

FamilySearch New Collections Update 4 December 2012

New Records Added for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and the United States

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, Canada, collections. Other new searchable collections online were added this week for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, 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

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961

0
11,530
New browsable image collection.
0
64,710
New browsable image collection.
84,787
79,060
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
0
25,430
Added images to an existing collection.
0
5,486
New browsable image collection.
0
540,745
New browsable image collection.

Canada, British Columbia, Dominion Land Branch Records, 1885-1949

0
286,132
New browsable image collection.
0
783,176
Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905

0
10,838
Added images to an existing collection.
81,706
0
New indexed record collection.
0
157,478
New browsable image collection.
0
177,147
New browsable image collection.

England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005

0
5,243
Added images to an existing collection.

Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945

0
738
Added images to an existing collection.

India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012

0
17,819
Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Pavia, Pavia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1806-1812, 1866-1935

0
306,382
New browsable image collection.

Italy, Perugia, Perugia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1929

0
405,632
New browsable image collection.

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

0
279,212
Added images to an existing collection.
0
6,949
Added images to an existing collection.
0
21,869
Added images to an existing collection.
0
38,836
Added images to an existing collection.

South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006

0
131,427
Added images to an existing collection.
0
15,752
Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1936

0
23,446
Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1931

0
12,053
New browsable image collection.

Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956

0
21,784
Added images to an existing collection.

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

0
25,103
Added images to an existing collection.
0
115,213
Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916

0
7,688
Added images to an existing collection.
0
2,056,187
Added images to an existing collection.
38,625
0
New indexed record collection.
0
29,018
New browsable image collection.
131,597
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
101,709
228,433
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
1,316,956
0
New indexed record collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Court Records, 1822-1880

0
12,970
Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920

0
17,971
Added images to an existing collection.
0
13,353
New browsable image collection.
243,676
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
401,960
0
New indexed record collection.
857,131
0
Added index records to an existing collection.

U.S., Maine, Oxford County, Probate Estate Files, 1805-1915

0
177,447
Added images to an existing collection.
0
3,000
Added images to an existing collection.
0
51,425
New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920

0
17,531
Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954

845,964
0
New indexed record collection.

U.S., Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009

0
71,761
Added images to an existing collection.
0
503,068
New browsable image collection.
0
20,141
Added images to an existing collection.
0
874,310
New browsable image collection.
0
524,272
Added images to an existing collection.
0
107,634
Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938

0
32,001
Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924

0
130,441
Added images to an existing collection.
0
156,746
Added images to an existing collection.
0
406,225
Added images to an existing collection.
0
669
Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1854-1955

0
121,173
Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986

0
18,160
Added images to an existing collection.
0
28,353
Added images to an existing collection.
0
108,658
Added images to an existing collection.
0
30,110
New browsable image collection.

United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War

897,849
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
1,984,100
0
Added index records to an existing collection.