The Holocaust Center for Humanity Opens in Seattle

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A Holocaust museum has opened in the Pacific Northwest. According to the website, it’s called The Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, and is located at 2045 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. For those familiar with downtown Seattle, that’s the corner of 2nd Avenue and Lenora. I first heard about the center a couple days ago while making a run to the bindery, which is located in Seattle. If you live in the area, I’m sure a visit would be worthwhile.

See their website at: http://www.holocaustcenterseattle.org/

The following teaser is from an article posted at the KIRO Television website:

SEATTLE — At the Holocaust Center for Humanity are images that are by now familiar to anyone who has studied the Holocaust and World War II: the now tattered shoes, the drab sameness of their uniforms, the haunting faces of those who never made it out alive.

For Peter Metzelaar, they are the images of his childhood.

“The fear—knowing I’m being hunted,” reminisced Metzelaar. “Is that this time they’re going to get me?”

At the museum is a photograph of him in kindergarten—in his native Amsterdam.

The Star of David is sewn into his clothes, an indication that the persecution of Jews had begun.

A horror he survived, he says, by hiding.

“Nobody in my family came back,” said Metzelaar. “Only my mother and I survived.”

Read the full article.

Nederland, Texas, Museum Maintenance Done

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The following teaser is from the May 5, 2015 Port Arthur News.

NEDERLAND [Texas]— The city has been working to reclaim part of its roots since the fall.

Nederland City Manager Chris Duque said there is no better permanent homage to the city’s rich Dutch and French ancestry than the Heritage Museums on Boston Avenue.

“Since last fall, we’ve been making an effort to add new elements to the city that highlight our French and Dutch heritage,” Duque said, referring to the new “Welkom” to Nederland sign and decorative street posts with both the historical and current names of the roads. “But our Heritage Museums — the windmill, especially — (are) essential to the city’s identity.”

At the beginning of the year, Duque said, the city realized the iconic Windmolen museum — a 40-feet high Dutch windmill replica that houses three floors of artifacts — and the picturesque La Masion Acadienne museum — a Cajun French house built in honor of the influx of of French settlers that arrived in Nederland by way of Louisiana — were in need of small, but necessary maintenance repairs.

Read the full article.

MyHeritage Bolsters Leadership in the Netherlands With Strategic Partnerships & 1st National TV Ad Campaign

The following news release is from Daniel Horowitz:

TEL AVIV, Israel & AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – November 13, 2014: MyHeritage, the popular family history network, today announced two key partnerships and a national TV marketing initiative that strengthen its leadership position in the Netherlands. The partnerships with popular Dutch genealogy services Aldfaer and Coret Genealogie include product integration and harness MyHeritage technologies to improve the way Dutch people explore their past.

MyHeritage currently has over 850,000 registered users in the Netherlands – about 5% of the population – and more than 80 million users worldwide, between its flagship service MyHeritage and the Geni.com service it operates.

Aldfaer
Founded in 1998, Aldfaer is a comprehensive genealogy freeware distributed by the Aldfaer Foundation that has achieved high popularity among family history fans in the Netherlands. As part of the agreement, MyHeritage will support the Aldfaer Foundation to allow its continued operation. Among the new features Aldfaer will offer a seamless integration of MyHeritage’s unique Smart Matching and Record Matching technologies to bring high accuracy automatic discoveries to the users of Aldfaer, based on MyHeritage’s huge international database of 5.6 billion records and family tree profiles.

“We’re excited to work with MyHeritage”, said Anne van der Ploeg, founder of the Aldfaer Foundation. “They have earned our trust with their ethical approach to business. Aldfaer will continue to grow and thrive and the addition of MyHeritage matching will make it even more valuable for our many users in the Netherlands.”

Coret Genealogie
Coret Genealogie provides several online services dedicated to Dutch genealogy. Founded by Bob Coret in 2003, the services include Stamboom Forum, the most active genealogy forum in the Netherlands and Genealogie Online, a comprehensive online family tree publishing service. MyHeritage has partnered with its founder Bob Coret, a respected genealogist and technologist in the Dutch genealogy community. Coret will be working with MyHeritage as a strategic advisor and technologist to help MyHeritage perfect its offerings in the Netherlands and develop new opportunities within the Dutch market. As of next month, MyHeritage matching technologies will be added to the Genealogie Online service to allow its users to make new discoveries, without transferring data to MyHeritage. Integrations with additional services in the Coret Genealogie portfolio will follow.

“I look forward to working with MyHeritage – a global technology leader – as they strengthen their presence in the Netherlands” said Bob Coret. “The Dutch family history landscape is diverse, exciting and extremely active and the cooperation with MyHeritage will create new opportunities for Dutch family history enthusiasts.”

TV ad campaign
MyHeritage has recently launched a large-scale prime time television advertising campaign in the Netherlands. The campaign features MyHeritage users in the Netherlands sharing their stories, passion and experiences with the service. The voice of the campaign is Dutch celebrity actor, Bram van der Vlugt. In addition to the Netherlands, MyHeritage has simultaneously launched another national TV campaign in Norway.

“Among all countries of the world, the Netherlands stands out in the passion of its people for family history”, said MyHeritage Founder & CEO Gilad Japhet. “We’re delighted to spearhead important new partnerships with Aldfaer and Coret and launch our first national TV campaign to further enhance our Dutch market leadership.”

About MyHeritage
MyHeritage is the leading destination for discovering, sharing and preserving family history. As technology thought leaders and innovators, MyHeritage is transforming family history into an activity that’s accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys access to a massive database of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees, and ground-breaking search and matching technologies. MyHeritage is trusted by millions of families and provides them an easy way to share their story, past and present, and treasure it for generations to come. MyHeritage is available in 40 languages. www.myheritage.com

Click here to see an example of the MyHeritage Ad running in the Netherlands (with English subtitles).

MyHeritage simultaneously launched another national TV campaign in Norway. Watch the ad with English subtitles by clicking here.

FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014):

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During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 indexed records from the United States, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953, collection; the 50,858 indexed records from the Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997, collection; and the 99,950 indexed records from United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905–1937, 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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Canada, Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621–1979 – 27 – 290 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Croatia, Church Books, 1516–1994 – 0 – 201 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997 – 50,858 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587–1966 – 0 – 240 – Added images to an existing collection.
United States, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953 – 1,160,179 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States, Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878–1938 – 77,476 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States Census, 1910 – 0 – 1,389 – Added images to an existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 – 99,173 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905–1937 – 99,950 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States, Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847–1868 – 36 – 36 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

During the week ending July 19, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 2 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 148,960 images from the England, Durham, Diocese of Durham Original Wills, 1650–1857, collection; the 91,952 indexed records from the South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895–1972, collection; and the 804,247 indexed records and images from U.S., Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878–1922, 1959–1994, collection.

Again, 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.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–2013 – 0 – 147,861 – Added images to an existing collection.
England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503–1997 – 3,384 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
England, Durham Probate Bonds, 1556–1858 – 0 – 48,167 – New browsable image collection.
England, Durham Probate Commissions, Monitions and Citations, 1650–1858 – 0 – 32,085 – New browsable image collection.
England, Durham, Dean and Chapter of Durham’s Allerton and Allertonshire Original Wills, Inventories and Bonds, 1666–1845 – 0 – 1,842 – New browsable image collection.
England, Durham, Diocese of Durham Original Wills, 1650–1857 – 0 – 148,960 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811–1978 – 0 – 24,327 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598–2009 – 13,929 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590–1979 – 0 – 7,217 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1679–1942 – 905 – 0 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Census and Population Registers, 1574–1940 – 0 – 535 – Added images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895–1972 – 91,952 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States Freedmen’s Branch Records, 1872–1878 – 0 – 61,984 – New browsable image collection.
South Korea, Civil Service Examinations and Records of Officials and Employees, 1392–1910 – 0 – 3,927 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307–1985 – 0 – 1,449 – Added images to an existing collection
United States Census, 1850 – 0 – 3,199 – Added images to an existing collection.
United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899–2012 – 0 – 451,656 – New browsable image collection.
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – 169,857 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Alabama, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 – 0 – 36,101 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878–1922, 1959–1994 – 751,805 – 52,442 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951 – 637 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S.,Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860–2004 – 0 – 25,819 – Added images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 2.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Chile, England, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United States & Venezuela

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FamilySearch has added more than 2.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Guatemala, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 317,554 indexed records from the Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903, collection; the 443,904 indexed records from the Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784–1956, collection; and the 172,261 indexed records from United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918, 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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the worldís historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org .

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635–1981 – 0 – 349 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731–2013 – 0 – 105,929 – Added images to an existing collection.

Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903 – 317,554 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570–1907 – 39,008 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877–2008 – 78,645 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Italy, Como, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806–1815, 1850–1927 – 0 – 15,667 – New browsable image collection.

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811–1950 – 4,809 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1811–1942 – 139,093 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997 – 0 – 122,246 – Added images to an existing collection.

Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 – 0 – 104,300 – Added images to an existing collection.

Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903–1998 – 56,165 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

South Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500–2012 – 0 – 31,859 – Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784–1956 – 443,904 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760–1956 – 50,715 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Arkansas, Field Offices Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, 1864–1872 – 0 – 23,972 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917–1943 – 140,843 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891–1943 – 84,738 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862–2009 – 0 – 11,522 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902–1956 – 160,650 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Yates County, Swann Vital Records Collection, 1723–2009 – 18,497 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883–1945 – 204,794 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Texas, San Antonio, Alien Arrivals, May 1944–March 1952 – 0 – 6,378 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 – 172,261 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654–2013 – 0 – 297,560 – Added images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added more than 3.1 million images to collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 268,969 indexed records and images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 350,087 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid Citizenship Records, 1985–2013, collection and the 517,928 images from U.S, California, County Marriages, 1850–1952, 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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the worldís historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org .

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848–2013 – 0 – 96,208 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 – 17,314 – 251,655 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854–1903 – 0 – 34,334 – Added images to an existing collection.

France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533–1906 – 77,660 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid Citizenship Records, 1985–2013 – 0 – 350,087 – New browsable image collection.

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Rembang, District Court Naturalization Records, 1953–2013 – 0 – 118,056 – New browsable image collection.

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden, Notarial Records, 1591–1806 – 0 – 86,888 – New browsable image collection.

Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997 – 116,244 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 – 304,551 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541–1985 – 0 – 244,394 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, California, County Marriages, 1850–1952 – 0 – 517,928 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, District of Columbia Marriages, 1811–1950 – 0 – 7,888 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901–1930 – 0 – 1,260 – New browsable image collection.

U.S, Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926–1979 – 2,197 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718–1957 – 0 – 515,679 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731–1881 – 0 – 101,773 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951 – 42,036 – 0 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682–1956 – 0 – 30,643 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762–1979 – 0 – 125,264 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885–1950 – 0 – 8,693 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803–1915 – 0 – 1,697 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790–1950 – 0 – 1,892 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895–2008 – 0 – 600 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, United States Census, 1820 – 0 – 180 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861–1934 – 0 – 8,526 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1941–1942 – 0 – 6,325 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848–1948 – 0 – 116,684 – Added images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 4.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, & the USA

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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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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.

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 Málaga, 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.

FamilySearch Adds Over 10 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, & the USA

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FamilySearch has recently added more than 10 million indexed records and images from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,829,077 indexed records from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, collection, the 1,452,770 indexed records from the Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832-2005, collection, and the 572,243 indexed records from the Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895, 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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 – 35,896 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, City Directories, 1890-1919 – 0 – 2,836 – New browsable image collection.

Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895 – 572,243 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832-2005 – 1,452,770 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Netherlands, Limburg Province, Church Records, 1542-1910 – 0 – 131,396 – New browsable image collection.

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917 – 88,149 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845 – 129,110 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993 – 1,012,025 – 720,622 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Iowa, State Census, 1905 – 1,445,414 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943 – 2,829,077 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 755,766 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945 – 874,690 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds 2.4 Million Records & Images to Brazil, German, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added 2.4 million indexed records and images this week from Brazil, German, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Peru, Ukraine, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 1,033,852 images from the new Netherlands, Bibliothéque Wallonne Card Indexes from ca. 1500-1858, collection, and the 449,478 images from the Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin Probate Records from 1796-1853, 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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection- Indexed Records- Digital Images- Comments

Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 – 0 – 44,220 – Added images to an existing collection.
Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records, 1796-1853 – 0 – 449,478 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, City Directories, 1810-1935 – 0 – 3,721 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, Miscellaneous City Records, 1876-1920 – 0 – 8,433 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Benevento, Benevento, Civil Registration (Comune), 1861-1929 – 0 – 5,700 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Cagliari, Cagliari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 53,195 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Siracusa, Siracusa, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1900-1942 – 0 – 146,387 – New browsable image collection.
Luxembourg, Census Records, 1843-1900 – 0 – 199 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Bibliothéque Wallonne, Card Indexes, ca. 1500-1858 – 0 – 1,033,852 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 0 – 13,015 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 – 0 – 43,771 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 – 0 – 28,331 – New browsable image collection.
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845 – 149,902 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976 – 0 – 181,004 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940 – 16,963 – 173,751 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Tillamook County Records, 1854-1967 – 0 – 64,546 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 210 – Added images to an existing collection.
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Merida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2012 – 0 – 7,472 – Added images to an existing collection.

The above is from FamilySearch – April 16, 2013.

FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch:

FamilySearch added an additional 6.6 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks. Included in this update are 15 new collections: 1 from Canada, 1 from Guam, 4 from Italy, 1 from Russia, and 8 from the United States. Among these collections are the China Collection of Genealogies from 1239 to 2010, the new Guam, Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records from 1712 to 2000, the Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books from 1592-1910, and the United States, New England, Petitions for Naturalization from 1787 to 1906. 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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection- Indexed Records- Digital Images- Comments

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1889-2012 – 0 -76,032 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 – 0 – 4,567 – New browsable image collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011– 0 -281,724 -Added images to an existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2010 – 0 – 235,456 – Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 63,852 – Added images to an existing collection.
Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 0 – 1,971 – Added images to an existing collection.
England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005 – 0 – 21,038 – Added images to an existing collection.
Guam, Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records, 1712-2000 – 0 – 92,039 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Acireale, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1941 – 0 – 155,106 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Frosinone, Cassino, Civil Registration (Comune), 1861-1929 – 0 – 4,261 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Melito di Napoli, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 0 – 15,332 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Pomigliano d’Arco, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 0 – 40,595 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Testaccio, Parrocchia di San Giorgio Martire, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1930 – 0 – 4,602 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Rovigo, Rovigo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1937 – 0 – 349,290 – Added images to an existing collection.
Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1605-1843 – 0 – 78,174 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Gelderland Province, Church Records, 1552-1903 – 0 – 387,496 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995 – 0 – 5,046 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Huànuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 0 – 23,364 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 – 53,293 – 13,980 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1982– 0 – 6,600 – Added images to an existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1982 – 0 – 6,170 – Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946 – 0 – 586 – Added images to an existing collection.
Russia, Tatarstan Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1719-1859 – 0 – 11,503 – New browsable image collection.
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 – 518,349 – 7,260 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1796-1992 – 0 – 133,035 – Added index records to an existing collection.
South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004 – 0 – 53,261 – Added images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006 – 0 – 130,247 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Alabama, County Probate Records, 1830-1976 – 0 – 39,224 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Alabama, Probate Records, 1809-1985 – 0 – 4,620 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976 – 562,928 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the “Pekin Times”, 1914-2007 – 91,822 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, Kennebec County Probate Estates Files, 1779-1915 – 0 – 271,532 – – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maine, Somerset County, Probate Estate Files, 1809-1915 – 0 – 162,928 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917 – 0 – 508,689 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Missouri, Andrew and Cole County Probate Records, 1826-1945 – 0 – 103,110 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Missouri, County Marriage Records, 1819-1969 – 0 – 1,405,179 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Ohio, Geauga County Records, 1887-1970 – 0 – 21,990 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994 – 0 – 3,737 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955– 0 – 196,616 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874 – 0 – 403,116 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1906 – 0 – 72,164 – Added images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch, dated Februry 15, 2013:

Included in this week’s records update are 18 new collections; seven from Napoli, Italy, seven from the United States, four from Germany, and one from Netherlands. Among these collections are the United States Draper Manuscript Collection from 1740-1960 (more information can be found here), the Germany, Brandenburg, Bernau bei Berlin Jewish Records from 1688-1872, and the United States Revolutionary War Rolls from 1775-1783. 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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Germany, Brandenburg, Bernau bei Berlin, Jewish Records, 1688-1872 – 0 – 2,058 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Various Protestant Church Records, 1594-1936 – 0 – 4,056 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Westfalen, Minden, Index to Funeral Sermons, 1580-1740 – 0 – 33,073 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Württemberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Probate Records, 1803-1925 – 0 – 36,814 – New browsable image collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 1,811 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Fontana, Parocchia di Santa Maria della Mercede – La Sacra, Catholic Church Records, 1641-1929 – 0 – 2,660 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Grumo Nevano, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 0 – 18,810 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Lacco Ameno, Parrocchia di SS. Annunziata in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Catholic Church Records, 1630-1929 – 0 – 3,193 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Marano di Napoli, Civil Registration (Comune), 1839-1929 – 0 – 18,199 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Sant’Angelo, Parocchia di San Michele Arcangelo, Catholic Church Records, 1905-1929 – 0 – 77 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Sant’Antimo, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 0 – 24,177 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Serrara, Parocchia di Santa Maria del Carmine, Catholic Church Records, 1659-1929 – 0 – 2,714 – New browsable image collection.
Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province, Church Records, 1553-1909 – 0 – 672,330 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Civil Registration Records, 1870-1960 – 0 – 37,980 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1903-1918 – 0 – 159,510 – Added images to an existing collection.
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845 – 520,550 – 146,178 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, Cemetery Transcriptions – 0 – 17,138 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002 – 0 – 63,290 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942 – 0 – 2,740 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001 – 346,248 – 10,585 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., Ohio, County Records, 1841-2003 – 0 – 92 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Vermont, Orange County, Bradford District Estate Files, 1780-1915 – 0 – 75,694 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Draper Manuscript Collection, 1740-1960 – 0 – 84,177 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914 – 0 – 41,172 – Added images to an existing collection.
United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942 – 52,939 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872 – 0 – 8,955 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 – 0 – 93,048 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 – 852,027 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch:

FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and the 554,541 images from the Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records collection from 1502-1942.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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 – 124,303 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 – 0 – 11,466 – Added images to an existing collection.
BillionGraves Index – 179,075 – 179,075 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1889-2012 – 0 – 120,720 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Manitoba, Census Records, 1831-1870 – 0 – 30,729 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 – 0 – 520 – Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 56,150 – Added images to an existing collection.
Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 0 – 140,707 – Added images to an existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 16,259 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Benevento, Benevento, Civil Registration (Comune), 1861-1929 – 0 – 31,541 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1942 – 0 – 554,541 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Parocchia de San Sebastiano Martire, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1929 – 0 – 3,182 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Panza, Parocchia di San Leonardo Abate, Catholic Church Records, 1670-1929 – 0 – 2,127 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Drenthe Province, Church Records, 1580-1911– 0 – 21,918 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Church Records, 1367-1911 – 0 – 724,788 – Added images to an existing collection.
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009 – 0 – 392 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1855-1991 – 0 – 50,823 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Butte County Records, 1882-1970 – 0 – 23,226 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988 – 0 – 89,528 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 78,573 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920 – 0 – 5,485 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979 – 0 – 1,073 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930 – 0 – 7,328 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010 – 0 – 55,148 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1885-2011 – 0 – 28,481 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 496,052 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, State Census, 1855 – 2,818,214 – 49,726 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979 – 15,959 – 371,253 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1952 – 0 – 15,698 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1867-1955 – 0 – 22,826 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935 – 527,134 – 543,673 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977 – 187,126 – 73,546 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 -0 – 10,629 – Added images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds New Collections from Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, & the United States


FamilySearch added an additional 6.4 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,034,803 records for the Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Church Records from 1527-1907, the 1,436,121 added from Italy Civil Registrations from 1824-1941, and the 1,069,308 added to the new Saskatchewan, Canada, collections from 1846-1957. Other new searchable collections online were added this week for Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, and the United States. 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.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

BillionGraves Index – 189,206 – 189,206 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 – 0 – 6,272 – Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2012 – 0 – 2,218 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 – 0 – 6,567 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985 – 0 – 22,448 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 – 0- 286,132- New browsable image collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 – 0 – 783,176 – Added images to an existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 222,010 – Added images to an existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2010 – 0 – 23,375 – Added images to an existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 – 0 – 116,239 – Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 82,847 – Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 144,111 – Added images to an existing collection.
England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000 – 31,521 – 0 – Added index records to and existing collection.
England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005 – 0 – 525 – Added images to an existing collection.
Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944 – 0 – 142,722 – Added images to an existing collection.
Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, 1874-1927– 0 – 75,875 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 – 0 – 457,603 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 292,511 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1824-1910 – 0 – 483,804 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Matera, Matera, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 237,814 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Pescara, Pescara, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1865-1910 – 0 – 421,992 – New browsable image collection.
Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Church Records, 1527-1907 – 0 – 1,034,803 – Added images to an existing collection.
New Zealand, Probate Records, 1860-1961 – 0 – 13,622 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 0 – 110,620 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 – 0 – 230,734 – New browsable image collection.
South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1796-1992 – 0 – 99,777 – Added images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2000 – 0 – 10,749 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1940 – 0 – 40,869 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Lemhi County Records, 1868-1964 – 0 – 14,934 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Minidoka County Records, 1913-1961 – 0 – 1,283 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979 – 0 – 223,919 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 – 32,901 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Iowa, Fayette County Probate Records, 1851-1928 – 0 – 144,006 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New Jersey, Calvary United Methodist Church Records, 1821-2003 – 0 – 2,631 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, Buffalo, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Records, 1812-1970 – 0 – 3,240 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – 0 – 20,040 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796-1921 – 0 – 15,731 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 21,799 – Added images to an existing collection.
United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926 – 51,991 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
United States, New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1906 – 0 – 51,124 – Added images to an existing collection.
United States Social Security Death Index – 113,216 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.

From FamilySearch.org – December 14, 2012.

76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org:


76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published and 4 million names have been made searchable on FamilySearch.org. Millions more free records were published this week for Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Foreign Country Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929 – 0 – 23,781 – New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 336,090 – 597,070 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1890-1980 – 0 – 175,292 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981 – 0 – 127,172 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 – 0 – 312,198 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 114,525 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1980 – 0 – 1,360,481 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 – 0 – 668,102 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 31,176 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948 – 0 – 1,122,697 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944 – 0 – 37,107 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1918 – 0 – 61,932 – New browsable image collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 15,844 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958 – 0 – 1,605 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924 – 3,127,594 – 133,011 – New affiliate indexed records and browsable images.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 – 0 – 21,926 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Acireale, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1941 – 0 – 59,711 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1923 – 0 – 3,171,819 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Japan, Village Records, 709-1934 – 0 – 57,591 – New browsable image collection.
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Certificates of Nationality, 1860-1913 – 0 – 68,237 – New browsable image collection.
New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973 – 366,063 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995 – 0 – 27,329 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996 – 0 – 30,866 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 – 0 – 105,277 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 0 – 306,181 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998 – 0 – 583,011 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 0 – 54,834 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 36,579 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 – 0 – 351,853 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 – 0 – 91,319 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917 – 138,277 – 1,851,515 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection
Slovakia, Census, 1869 – 0 – 278,392 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979 – 566,136 – 23 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1902 – 0 – 84,297 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration, 1792-1876 – 0 – 4,900 – New browsable image collection.

United States Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

United States Census, 1940 (Alabama, California, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Washington) – 20,975,134 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, County Probate Records, 1830-1976 – 0 – 611,330 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Arkansas, Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948-1959 – 61,237 – 11 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 – 0 – 119,418 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 74,753 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 – 0 – 1,261,323 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2012 – 0 – 37,097 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993 – 0 – 123,409 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New Jersey, State Census, 1905 – 2,146,861 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, New York State Census, 1915 – 9,742,867 – 117,082 – New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.
United States, New York State Census, 1925 – 11,117,922 – 130,042 – New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.
United States, New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980 – 0 – 2,129,659 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 – 0 – 3,800,317 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 – 0 – 1,097,134 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950 – 342,186 – 256,680 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 – 1,022,168 – 140,547 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994 – 0 – 3,197,552 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2010 – 3,599,300 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010 – 7,606,159 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 – 0 – 927,764 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 – 0 – 32,775 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 – 2,943,096 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – 1,844,985 – 500,007 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

Growing Need for International FamilySearch Indexers

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S., representing 16 languages. Since the first of the year, new projects have been launched from Bolivia, Paraguay, Switzerland, and the Philippines. Later this year, FamilySearch indexing plans to release projects for Armenia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Micronesia, Panama, Slovakia, and Sri Lanka. More indexers with non-English language expertise are needed to help make these records searchable online.

Join this exciting community effort to make records searchable online and ensure our ancestors are remembered by visiting indexing.familysearch.org.

Current and Completed Projects
To view a list of currently available indexing projects, along with their record language and completion percentage, visit the FamilySearch indexing updates page. To learn more about individual projects, view the FamilySearch projects page.

New Projects Added

  1. Argentina, Mendoza, Ciudad de Mendoza—Registros Parroquiales, 1665–1922
  2. Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3C]
  3. Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3D]
  4. Colombia, Antioquia, Sonsón y Rionegro—Registros Parroquiales, 1814–2008
  5. México, Coahuila, Matamoros y Torreón Registros Iglesia Católica
  6. México, Durango, Gómez Palacio, Cuidad Lerdo, Mapimí, Cuencamé—Registros Parroquiales, 1708–1963
  7. Micronesia, Pohnpei—Civil Registration, 1948–2009
  8. Peru, Chiclayo y Lambayeque—Registros Civiles, 1873–1950 [Parte A]
  9. Ukraine, L’viv—Roman Catholic Diocese Church Book Duplicates, 1600–1948 [Part 1]
  10. U.S., Puerto Rico—Censo Federal de 1940
  11. U.S., Indiana, Saint Joseph County—Marriages 1811–1959
  12. Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1846–1848 [Часть C]

View the FamilySearch projects page to see the full list of available projects and to learn more about how to participate in various projects.

Recently Completed Projects
Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at familysearch.org in the near future.

  • Argentina, Santa Fe, Venado Tuerto—Registros Parroquiales, 1884–1972 [Parte B]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 2 I]
  • Magyarország, Szabolcs—polgári anyakönyvi adatok, 1895–1978 [2. Rész]
  • Mexico, Aguascalientes—Nacimientos 1860–1921
  • Nederland, Gelderland—Geboorten burgelijke stand, 1811–1902 [Part 2]
  • South Africa, Free State—Church Records [Part 1]
  • Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 3]
  • UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Durham [Part D]
  • U.S., Alabama—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Arkansas—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • U.S., California—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Hawaii—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Indiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Iowa—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Louisiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Oklahoma—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Maine—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., North Dakota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., South Dakota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Texas—Birth 1903–1934 [Part H]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part C]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part D]
  • U.S., Virginia, Surrey—County Marriages, 1800–1950 [Part A]
  • Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909
  • U.S., Washington—1940 Federal Census
  • 日本 ― 移民記録 1914年, 1922–1927年

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