Wednesday, December 18, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update December 18, 2013


FamilySearch has added more than 10.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,490,808 indexed records from the England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844–1952, collection, the 1,626,044 images from the new Italy, Bari, Bari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866–1929, collection, and the 1,203,960 images from the U.S., Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905–1927, 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
Brazil, São Paulo, Port of Santos, Passenger and Immigrant Lists, 1960–1982 0 125,208 New browsable image collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239–2011 0 473,457 Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552–1948 10,300 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565–2011 14,962 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844–1952 4,490,808 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Italy, Bari, Bari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866–1929 0 1,626,044 New browsable image collection.
New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848–1991 0 286,977 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Callao, Civil Registration, 1874–1993 0 83,660 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997 0 161,861 Added images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822–1996 63,475 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
South Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500–2012 0 1,096,602 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Alabama, Estate Files, 1830–1976 0 1,805 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Missouri, County Marriage Records, 1802–1969 158,956 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1785–1950 0 3,126 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813–1917 0 54,080 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., South Carolina, Darlington County Records, 1798–1923 0 155,292 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Cocke County Records, 1860–1930 0 92,320 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Marriages, 1930–1961 0 3,620 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905–1927 0 1,203,960 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867–1907 432,959 73,717 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.