Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FamilySearch Adds to Collections for BillionGraves, Canada, Italy, Peru, Sweden, and the United States


FamilySearch has added more than 9.4 million index records and images this week from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 3,368,091 index records and images from the U.S., Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952, collection, the 2,187,206 images from the new U.S., New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946 , collection, and the 848,610 index records and images from the BillionGraves Index. 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.

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Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
424,305
424,305
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
0
461,837
Added images to an existing collection.
0
27,561
Added images to an existing collection.
0
32,149
Added images to an existing collection.
0
96,273
Added images to an existing collection.
0
30,292
Added images to an existing collection.
330,586
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
156,506
Added images to an existing collection.
0
102,509
Added images to an existing collection.
0
40,753
New browsable image collection.
0
30,143
Added images to an existing collection.
0
32,450
Added images to an existing collection.
0
18,129
Added images to an existing collection.
7,586
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
35,714
Added images to an existing collection.
1,681,256
1,686,835
New indexed records and image collection.
0
2,187,206
New browsable image collection.
231,641
5,154
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
1,153,207
18,880
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
122,918
28,638
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
88,546
Added images to an existing collection.
0
12,624
Added images to an existing collection