Tuesday, November 26, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update November 25, 2013


FamilySearch has added more than 39.5 Million indexed records and images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,856,324 indexed records and images from the U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909–1957, collection, the 2,284,230 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881–1922, collection, and the 3,399,062 indexed records from the U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891, 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
Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1609–1909 238,573 27,020 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582–1912 8,758 2,811 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1598–1906 167,757 125,349 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600–1911 176,150 11,447 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798–1906 40,818 39,720 New indexed records and images collection.
Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621–1910 55,048 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608–1912 0 13,317 Added images to an existing collection.
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800–1912 0 33,287 Added images to an existing collection.
Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582–1910 160,737 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848–2013 0 127,795 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–2013 0 207,023 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748–1998 0 461,811 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850–1999 0 1,845 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 0 328,694 Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800–1900 0 244,429 Added images to an existing collection.
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881–1922 2,201,052 0 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cemetery Records, 1821–2011 0 525,106 Added images to an existing collection.
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704–1977 406,035 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
France, Protestant Church Records, 1612–1906 33,342 4,712 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866–1942 0 418,594 Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866–1939 0 141,128 Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Modena, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806–1942 0 1,358,232 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Barano d'Ischia, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809–1929 14,861 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Japan, Passenger Lists, 1893–1941 94,842 0 New indexed records collection.
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570–1882 0 151,711 Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Beja, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1609–1950