Wednesday, May 22, 2013

FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.1 Million Records and Images to Illinois County Marriages


FamilySearch has added more than 2.25 million index records and images this week from Argentina, Austria, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,152,830 index records and images from the U.S., Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934, collection, and the 244,523 images from the Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records, 1611-1935, 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 atFamilySearch.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
1,834
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
100,829
Added images to an existing collection.
0
10,431
Added images to an existing collection.
0
3,369
Added images to an existing collection.
0
106,557
Added images to an existing collection.
0
200,980
Added images to an existing collection.
0
116,091
Added images to an existing collection.
0
146,187
Added images to an existing collection.
0
244,523
Added images to an existing collection.
0
31,670
New browsable image collection.
702,642
450,188
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
42,579
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
2,533
Added images to an existing collection.