Tuesday, June 25, 2013

FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.1 Million Images from Austria, England, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, and the United States


FamilySearch has recently added more than 1.1 million images from Austria, England, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 96,841 images from the newU.S., New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Probate Estate Files, 1886-1900, collection, the 60,505 index records and images from the England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900, collection, and the 21,650 index records and images from the new U.S., Wisconsin, State Census, 1865, 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
0
143,341
Added images to an existing collection.
32,282
28,223
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
0
244,719
New browsable image collection.
21,046
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
56,685
Added images to an existing collection.
0
37,412
Added images to an existing collection.
0
111,272
New browsable image collection.
0
54,902
Added images to an existing collection.
0
146,821
Added images to an existing collection.
0
49,540
Added images to an existing collection.
0
96,841
New browsable image collection.
0
59,930
Added images to an existing collection.
0
31,891
Added images to an existing collection.
21,162
488
New index records and browsable image collection.