Wednesday, January 13, 2010

FamilySearch Record Search Update: 25 Million New Free Records Added

13 January 2010

25 million new free records added for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Guatemala, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.S.

There were 22 collections added or enhanced in the latest update. Many happy researchers will search eagerly through the 25 million new records in this update! The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot). Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

See the chart below for a list of all the newly added collections.

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and talent needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. Find out more about volunteering at FamilySearchIndexing.org. Thank you!


Collection Name
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
Argentina , Buenos Aires City—1855 National Census
132,765

7,630

New index and image collection.
Argentina, 1869 National Census
1,082,686 
157,133 
Updated collection. Project is now complete!
Australia, N.S.W. —Index to Bounty Immigrants Arrivals, 1828–1842
50,981

41,805

New index and image collection and the second Australia collection.
Brazil, Catholic Church Records

63,828
Additional images.
Dominican Republic—Civil Births, 1828–1917

22,183

New image only collection.
England, Cheshire—Parish Records, 1530–1900
2,857,105


Updated index.
England, Cheshire—Bishop Transcripts, 1598–1900
1,896,348


Updated index.
England—Non Conformist Records, 1671–1900
164,627


Updated index.
Germany, Brandenburg—Church Book Duplicates, 1800–1874 

36,973

Additional images.
Germany, Posen—Church Book Duplicates, 1800–1874 

35,240

Additional images.
Germany, Baden, Bonndorf— Church Book Duplicates, 1810–1869
5,691


New index only collection.
Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala—1877 National Census
21,173

2,844

New index and image collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State—Estate files, 1951–1973

578,784

New image only collection.
Switzerland, Schaffhausen—Church Records, 1540–1875

9,432

New image only collection.
U.S. 1920 Federal  Census
13,202,233

Added indexes for Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Maine
U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957
688,863

313,341

Updated collection. Joint project with the Arkansas Genealogical Society.
U.S., Florida—State Census, 1935
1,599,085

36,019

New index and image collection.
U.S., Florida—State Census, 1945
2,249,138
52,025
New index and image collection.
U.S., Georgia—Deaths, 1914–1930
41,681


New index only collection; ongoing project.
U.S., Indiana—Marriages, 1811–1959
28,935
66,511
Updated collection. Joint project with the Indiana Genealogical Society.
U.S., Massachusetts—Marriage Records, 1842–1915
30,509


Updated index.
U.S., Washington—County Marriages, 1858–1950
48,385

42,732

New index and image collection; ongoing project.

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2 comments:

Randy Seaver said...

Miriam,

Where do you get the information in the table you posted? I can't find it on the Indexing site or on the Record Search site.

Thanks -- Randy

Miriam said...

FamilySearch sent me an e-mail, which I reposted here.