Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FamilySearch Adds to Dominican Republic, Italy, Peru, Spain, and the United States Collections


FamilySearch has added more than 1.5 million index records and images this week from Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Italy, Peru, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 217,016 index records from the U.S., Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956, collection, the 151,020 index records and images from the United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files collection, and the 163,314 images from the South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006, collection. 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.

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
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23,354
Added images to an existing collection.
111,027
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
19,567
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
34,284
New browsable image collection.
94,834
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
163,314
Added images to an existing collection.
0
62,290
Added images to an existing collection.
0
52,917
Added images to an existing collection.
0
6,163
Added images to an existing collection.
0
9,875
Added images to an existing collection.
0
62,144
Added images to an existing collection.
0
69,367
New browsable image collection.
217,016
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
61,565
2
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
10,909
7,510
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
0
121,873
Added images to an existing collection.
0
162,190
Added images to an existing collection.
0
93,603
New browsable image collection.
0
14,203
New browsable image collection.
75,510
75,510
Added index records and images to an existing collection.