Thursday, October 3, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update October 2, 2013


FamilySearch Adds More Than 10 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States

FamilySearch has recently added more than 10 million indexed records and images from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,829,077 indexed records from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891–1943, collection, the 1,452,770 indexed records from the Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832–2005, collection, and the 572,243 indexed records from the Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636–1895, 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
England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603–1910 35,896 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, City Directories, 1890–1919 0 2,836 New browsable image collection.
Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636–1895 572,243 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832–2005 1,452,770 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Church Records, 1542–1910 0 131,396 New browsable image collection.
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869–1917 88,149 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840–1845 129,110 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Florida, Marriages, 1830–1993 1,012,025 720,622 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Iowa, State Census, 1905 1,445,414 0 New indexed record collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891–1943 2,829,077 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841–1920 755,766 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883–1945 874,690 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.