Thursday, October 10, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update October 9, 2013


FamilySearch Adds More Than 9.5 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States

FamilySearch has recently added more than 9.5 million indexed records and images from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,399,826 images from the new Denmark, Church Records, 1484–1941, collection, the 1,734,150 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881–1922, collection, and the 2,171,641 images from the new Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1918, 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
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635–1981 539,210 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737–1977 682,002 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
BillionGraves Index 407,422 407,422 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881–1922 1,673,051 61,099 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Denmark, Church Records, 1484–1941 0 2,399,826 New browsable image collection.
Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Miscellaneous Records, 1559–1945 0 9,569 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1918 0 2,171,641 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Fontana, Parrocchia di Santa Maria della Mercede - La Sacra, Catholic Church Records, 1659–1929 0 54 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926–1979 0 214,094 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–1994 980,427 951 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.