Thursday, October 17, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update October 16, 2013


FamilySearch Adds More Than 2 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Canada, England, and Russia

FamilySearch has recently added more than 2 million indexed records and images from Canada, England, and Russia. Notable collection updates include the 1,164,586 indexed records and images from the England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685–1941, collection, the 353,648 indexed records from the Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869–1927, collection, and the 462,714 images from the new Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721–1935, 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
Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869–1927 353,648 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685–1941 1,161,877 2,709 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Russia, Simbirsk Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782–1858 0 114,324 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721–1935 0 462,714 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.