Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FamilySearch Collection Update February 12, 2014


FamilySearch has added more than 4.5 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,165,725 indexed records from the U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780–1970, collection; the 469,903 images from the Ghana Census, 1984; and the 415,997 indexed records from the United States Census, 1860. 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, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–2013 6,762 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239–2011 0 241,296 Added images to an existing collection.
Colombia, Military Records, 1809–1958 0 157,477 Added images to an existing collection.
Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Miscellaneous Records, 1549–1955 0 73,428 Added images to an existing collection.
Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Miscellaneous Records, 1549–1955 0 73,428 Added images to an existing collection.
Ghana Census, 1984 0 469,903 Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1918 138,524 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809–1929 2,122 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Church Records, 1527–1907 0 41,808 Added images to an existing collection.
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754–1981 0 4,501 Added images to an existing collection.
Philippines, Manila Civil Registration, 1899–1994 0 1,710 Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550–1913 0 21,665 Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800–1946 0 152,477 Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Parish Records, 1550–1930 121,614 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of M├ílaga, Municipal Records, 1760–1925 0 52,346 Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430–1936 0 16,334 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1930–1936 0 143 New browsable image collection.
U.S., District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854–2013 0 52,042 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Missouri, Probate Records, 1800–1959 0 40,269 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787–1931 0 142 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769–1936 0 3,056 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records, 1847–1938 0 79,398 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797–1947 0 28,813 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885–1950 24,961 16,984 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Laredo Arrival Manifests, 1903–1955 0 459,405 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780–1970 1,165,725 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States Census, 1850 59,379 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States Census, 1860 415,997 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925–1949 0 671,180 Added images to an existing collection.