Thursday, June 20, 2013

FamilySearch Adds More Than 200,000 Images to New United States Confederate Officers Card Index Collection


FamilySearch has recently added more than 3.4 million images from Colombia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 207,550 images from the new United States, Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865, collection, the 638,229 images from the South Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012, collection, and the 86,132 images from the new U.S., Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988, 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
14,409
0
Added index records to an existing collection.
0
36,431
Added images to an existing collection.
0
24,896
Added images to an existing collection.
0
114,546
New browsable image collection.
0
310,472
Added images to an existing collection.
0
141,757
Added images to an existing collection.
0
247,766
Added images to an existing collection.
0
122,451
Added images to an existing collection.
0
523,919
Added images to an existing collection.
0
129,809
Added images to an existing collection.
241,237
14,973
Added index records and images to an existing collection.
0
48,320
Added images to an existing collection.
0
33,508
Added images to an existing collection.
0
476
Added images to an existing collection.
0
16
Added images to an existing collection.
0
638,229
Added images to an existing collection.
0
212,839
Added images to an existing collection.
0
86,132
New browsable image collection.
0
204,819
Added images to an existing collection.
0
79,616
New browsable image collection.
0
207,550
New browsable image collection.