Thursday, November 14, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update November 12, 2013


FamilySearch has added more than 3.2 million indexed records and images from Austria, BillionGraves, Brazil, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,157,399 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection, the 324,226 images from the newSouth Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962–2004 and South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1966–2004, collections, and the 71,367 indexed records from the U.S., Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930–1988, 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
Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537–1888 0 175,559 Added images to an existing collection.
BillionGraves Index 311,885 311,885 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848–2013 0 167,351 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 0 1,157,399 Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861–1941 0 27,440 Added images to an existing collection.
Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782–1858 0 120,701 New browsable image collection.
South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1792–1992 0 270,465 Added images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962–2004 0 250,770 New browsable image collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951–2006 3,237 15,777 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1966–2004 0 73,456 New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1293–1966 0 241,906 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718–1957 65,163 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930–1988 71,367 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856–2009 0 18,145 Added images to an existing collection.