Tuesday, August 16, 2016

FamilySearch New Collections Update: Week of August 15, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The past two weeks have brought a few new large indexed collections, including New York passenger lists, English parish registers, and United States muster rolls, plus images and indexes from the Czech Republic, Peru, Norway, Portugal, and the United States.  See the interactive table below for these and more historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org. Join our online indexing volunteers anytime and help make more of these exciting collections discoverable to more people. Find out how at FamilySearch.org/Indexing

COLLECTIONS

INDEXED RECORDS

DIGITAL RECORDS

COMMENTS

Czech Republic Land Records 1450-1889
0
853,178
Added images to an existing collection
United States Freedmen's Bureau Records of Freedmen's Complaints 1865- 1872
140,985
209,817
New indexed records and images collection
Utah Tremonton and Garland Obituaries 1959-2013
18,360
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists 1906-1942
5,487,573
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
District of Columbia Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records 1863-1872
90,597
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953
0
1,041,753
Added images to an existing collection
Peru Cusco Civil Registration 1889-1997
78,283
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Freedmen's Bureau Ration Records1865-1872
154,587
97,567
New indexed records and images collection
Illinois DeKalb County Land Records 1838-1927
57,179
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Freedmen's Bureau Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education 1865-1872
145,374
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Norway Probate Index Cards 1640-1903
194,981
0
New indexed records collection
England Sussex Parish Registers 1538-1910
1,223,484
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Czech Republic Church Books 1552-1963
31,206
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru La Libertad Civil Registration 1903-1998
0
761
Added images to an existing collection
New Hampshire Vital and Town Records Index 1656-1938
442,376
0
New indexed records collection
Arizona County Marriages 1871-1964
72,804
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Portugal Porto Catholic Church Records 1535-1949
34,701
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Michigan Obituaries 1820-2006
152,033
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Jersey, State Census, 1855
73,030
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Minnesota Clay County School Census Records 1909-1962
296,251
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps 1798-1937
4,091,420
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection

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