Friday, January 17, 2014

FamilySearch Collection Update January 16, 2014


FamilySearch has added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,061,590 indexed records and images from the U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760–1954, collection; the 322,922 images from the Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600–2012, collection; and the 592,385 images from the new U.S., Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791–1994, 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, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714–1977 14,801 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600–2012 0 322,922 Added images to an existing collection.
England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538–1900 25,351 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537–1911 0 141,541 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835–1979 0 69,297 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841–1915 0 11,450 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1627–2001 0 468,272 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Michigan, Deaths, 1867–1897 0 235 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791–1994 0 592,385 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760–1954 459,155 602,435 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.