Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.7 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland


FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images from Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. Notable collection updates include the 1,459,211 indexed records and images from the England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538–1910, collection, the 534,245 indexed records and images from the new Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859–1961, collection, and the 172,333 indexed records from the Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865, 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.

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Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875–2012 0 83,191 Added images to an existing collection.
England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538–1910 1,284,479 174,732 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records, 1647–1764 0 639 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Mantova, Mantova, Civil Registration (Comune), 1714–1910 0 41,402 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Mantova, Mantova, Jewish Records, 1770–1899 0 304 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865 172,333 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859–1961 96,523 437,722 New indexed records and images collection.
Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1605–1865 0 69,222 Added images to an existing collection.
Mexico, Tlaxcala, Civil Registration, 1639–1950 71,377 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939–1995 0 17,712 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903–1998 0 40,751 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996 0 112,261 Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533–1912 0 47,555 Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784–1951 0 127,127 Added images to an existing collection.
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1831 0 959 New browsable image collection.
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1836 0 2,382 New browsable image collection.