Friday, September 27, 2013

FamilySearch Adds More Than 192 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and Wales


FamilySearch has recently added more than 192 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and Wales. Notable collection updates include the 314,910 images from the Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387–1936, collection, the 576,176 indexed records from the United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907–1933, collection, and the 189,395,454 indexed records from the United States Public Records 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.

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Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848–2013 0 126,870 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706–1999 0 827 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–2013 0 94,516 Added images to an existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600–2012 0 111,526 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 0 176,918 Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387–1936 0 314,910 Added images to an existing collection.
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1839 0 2,552 New browsable image collection.
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1842 0 2,851 New browsable image collection.
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1845 0 3,062 New browsable image collection.
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850 0 2,968 New browsable image collection.
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1860 0 20,530 New browsable image collection.
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1870 0 22,554 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 324,971 690,459 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
United States Public Records Index 189,395,454 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907–1933 576,176 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 644,004 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Wales, Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542–1911 0 84,676 Added images to an existing collection.