Friday, January 10, 2014

FamilySearch Collection Update January 7, 2014


FamilySearch has added more than 145 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 65,593,352 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920, collection, the 35,117,915 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Marriage Index, 1800–1920, collection, and the 40,618,506 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Death Index 1800–1920, 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
BillionGraves Index 292,519 292,519 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920 65,593,352 0 New indexed record collection.
England and Wales, Death Index 1800–1920 40,618,506 0 New indexed record collection.
England and Wales, Marriage Index, 1800–1920 35,117,915 0 New indexed record collection.
Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721–1939 0 333,592 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Michigan, Eastern District, Naturalization Index, 1907–1995 0 577,690 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana Naturalization Records, 1868–1999 0 52,264 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, Teton County Records, 1881–2012 0 98,268 New browsable image collection.
U.S., New England, Seamen's Identification Cards, 1918–1940 0 104,825 New browsable image collection.
United States, Passport Applications, 1795–1925 0 90,827 New browsable image collection.
United States Revolutionary War, Virginia Pension Application Files, 1830–1875 0 220,787 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions to Naturalization, 1848–1991 0 78,845 New browsable image collection.