Thursday, May 20, 2010

FamilySearch Collection Update: New Records Added Online for Czech Republic, Mexico, and U.S.

Received May 11 from

Eight new searchable collections were updated or added this week at—millions of new free images and records.

This week the complete name indexes for the states of Alabama, Colorado, and Illinois were published online at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or

The Delaware state birth records, 1875 Minnesota State Census, and Illinois, Cook County birth records were also added.

Also released was a digital image collection of church records from Litomerice, Czech Republic—60,000 images! Consumers will see these types of collections more and more online as FamilySearch digitizes microfilms in its Granite Mountain Records Vault. Instead of a microfilm reader in a local family history center, patrons use FamilySearch’s image viewer online to search these high quality digital collections—and they are accessible 24/7.

See the chart below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections.

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and effort needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. If you would like to help by donating a few minutes here and there online with projects of personal interest, become a FamilySearch community volunteer at Many hands produce great work. Thank you for your support!

Collection NameIndexed
Digital ImagesComments
Czech Republic, Litomerice State Regional Archive Church Records 1552-1905, pt. 03 - WP60573Browsable images only
Mexico Census 1930 Index, Yucatan3785501061300
U.S Delaware State Birth Records 1861-1922 - FSI12123493600
U.S Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers 1873-1908124000033245
U.S 1875 Minnesota State Census47500013600Must be registered to see images.
US Federal Census, 1910, Alabama187052046763
US Federal Census, 1910, Colorado76768019192
US Federal Census, 1910, Illinois5024520125613

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