New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for February 16 & 22, 2016

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You will find new marriage records from Kansas and Maryland this week along with England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887, England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004, and United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945. I’ve also included updates from February 16 on the following list. Check out all of the marriage records from a variety of states, including New York, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Other highlights include New York New York Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted 1917-1957, California San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index 1936-1949, Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920, and New Zealand Auckland Waikumete Cemetery Records 1886-1943. Find these and more by following the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

California San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving 1954- 1957 – 375,314 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887 – 256,201 – 93,511 – New indexed records and images collection
England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004 – 481,340 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Indiana Gary and East Chicago Crew Lists 1945-1956 – 17,094 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kansas County Marriages 1855-1911 – 148,676 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maryland Marriages 1666-1970 – 96,638 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Delayed and Corrected Vital Records 1753-1900 – 31,701 – 11,788 – New indexed records and images collection
United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945 – 143,374 – 0 – New indexed records collection

BillionGraves Index – 227,783 – 227,783 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Canada British Columbia Marriage Registrations 1859-1932; 1937-1938 – 6,123 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
California San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index 1936-1949 – 22,858 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
England and Wales Census 1861 – 2,504,271 – 111,092 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
England Durham Diocese Marriage Bonds & Allegations 1692-1900 – 35,079 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Florida and South Carolina Airplane Arrival Manifests 1944-1945 – 0 – 127 – New browsable image collection.
Florida Knights Keys Passenger Lists 1908-1912 – 5,399 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Honduras Civil Registration 1841-1968 – 0 – 609 – Added images to an existing collection
Idaho Birth Index 1861-1911 – 60,430 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Idaho Death Certificates 1938-1961 – 118,152 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Illinois Cook County Deaths 1878-1994 – 3,732,138 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Indiana Marriages 1811-2007 – 276,945 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Bergamo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1901 – 6,965 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Caltanissetta Civil Registration (State Archive) 1820-1935 – 78,629 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Grosseto Civil Registration (State Archive) 1851-1907 – 113,690 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Modena Civil Registration (State Archive) 1806-1942 – 67,474 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Prato Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1923 – 7,183 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Reggio Calabria Civil Registration (State Archive) 1784-1943 – 0 – 2,143,899 – Added images to an existing collection
Italy Viterbo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1870-1943 – 90,051 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kansas County Marriages 1855-1911 – 311,857 – 2,333 – Added images to an existing collection
Kansas Marriages 1811-1911 – 185,068 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Liberia Marriage Records 1941-1974 – 24,625 – 24,406 – New browsable image collection.
Louisiana Parish Marriages 1837-1957 – 46,810 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maine Crew List Arriving at Eastport 1949-1958 – 7,239 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maryland County Marriages 1658-1940 – 53,762 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Minnesota County Marriages 1860-1949 – 570,213 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Mississippi Tippah County Marriages 1858-1979 – 19,583 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Missouri County Marriage Naturalization and Court Records 1800-1991 – 57,837 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York County Marriages 1847-1848; 1908-1936 – 252,052 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York New York Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted 1917-1957 – 1,270,298 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1891-1924 – 0 – 3,243,611 – New browsable image collection.
New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 – 30,480 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Zealand Auckland Waikumete Cemetery Records 1886-1943 – 0 – 971 – New browsable image collection.
North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1979 – 1,796 – 1,796 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
North Dakota Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals 1910-1952 – 11,631 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013 – 92,719 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ohio Washington County Court Records 1810-1930 – 0 – 6,421 – Added images to an existing collection
Oklahoma County Marriages 1890-1995 – 126,532 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ontario Births 1869-1910 – 125,109 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Pennsylvania Crew Lists arriving at Erie 1952-1957 – 44,119 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Áncash Civil Registration 1888-2005 – 0 – 3,146 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Cajamarca Civil Registration 1938-1996 – 0 – 3,175 – Added images to an existing collection
Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984 – 180,213 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Poland Radom Roman Catholic Church Books 1587-1966 – 1,884 – 62 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Portugal Portalegre Catholic Church Records 1859-1911 – 4,441 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive) 1838- 1991 – 48,422 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain Province of Cádiz Municipal Records 1784-1956 – 0 – 57 – Added images to an existing collection
Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920 – 0 – 189,353 – Added images to an existing collection
Utah County Marriages 1887-1937 – 337,714 – 124,465 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Venezuela Archdiocese of Mérida Catholic Church Records 1654-2013 – 0 – 405,819 – 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.

Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

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Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces.

They are:

Many Thanks to Cyndi Howells for posting these at Cyndislist.com and bringing them to my attention.

British Columbia Man Finds 107-year-old Message in a Bottle from Bellingham, Washington Man

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article by Jim Donaldson posted in the Sept. 17, 2013 edition of the Bellingham Herald.
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Steve Thurber, 53, of Courtenay, B.C., was walking along a beach south of Tofino last Monday, Sept. 9, when he discovered a glass bottle with a crusted cap lying in the sand, according to the Times Colonist of Victoria, B.C.

Through the murky glass, Thurber could see cursive handwriting on the outside of an envelope, signed by Earl Willard of Bellingham and dated Sept. 29, 1906. The envelope also said the bottle was thrown into the ocean 76 hours into a steamship voyage from San Francisco to Bellingham aboard the steamer Rainier.

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FamilySearch Adds More Than Half a Million Index Records and Images to New Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations Collection

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FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million images from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 544,966 index records and images from the new Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, collection, the 731,428 index records and images from the BillionGraves Index, and the 452,357 index records from the U.S., Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939, 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

BillionGraves Index – 365,714 – 365,714 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971 – 0 – 2,408 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900 – 0 – 24,443 – Added images to an existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 – 0 – 68,596 – Added images to an existing collection.
Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920 – 518,567 – 26,399 – New indexed records and images collection.
Mexico, México, Civil Registration, 1861-1941 – 0 – 149 – Added images to an existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1982 – 0 – 77,206 – Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596-1911 – 0 – 94,902 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1936 – 0 – 41,206 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1959 – 0 – 86,691 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939 – 452,357 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Bonneville County Records, 1867-2012 – 0 – 87,557 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979 – 0 – 46,602 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1785-1950 – 0 – 57,742 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 – 0 – 36,078 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905 – 63 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 368,047 – Added images to an existing collection.

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

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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.

New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, Canada, collections. Other new searchable collections online were added this week for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, 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

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 – 0 – 11,530 – New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 – 0 – 64,710 – New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 84,787 – 79,060 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2012 – 0 – 25,430 – Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012 – 0 – 5,486 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930 – 0 – 540,745 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Dominion Land Branch Records, 1885-1949 – 0 – 286,132 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Estate Files, 1859-1949 – 0 – 783,176 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905 – 0 – 10,838 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912 – 81,706 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 157,478 – New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 177,147 – New browsable image collection.
England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005 – 0 – 5,243 – Added images to an existing collection.
Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 – 0 – 738 – Added images to an existing collection.
India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012 – 0 – 17,819 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Pavia, Pavia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1806-1812, 1866-1935 – 0 – 306,382 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Perugia, Perugia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1929 – 0 – 405,632 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Sondrio, Sondrio, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 279,212 – Added images to an existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 6,949 Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 – 0 – 21,869 – Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 – 0 – 38,836 – Added images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006 – 0 – 131,427 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920 – 0 – 15,752 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1936 – 0 – 23,446 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1931 – 0 – 12,053 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956 – 0 – 21,784 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1940 – 0 – 25,103 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1842-1925 – 0 – 115,213 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916 – 0 – 7,688 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, Probate Estate Files, 1833-1991 – 0 – 2,056,187 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1961 – 38,625 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
U.S., Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972 – 0 – 29,018 – New browsable image collection.
>U.S., Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961
– 131,597 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 – 101,709 – 228,433 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935 – 1,316,956 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
Louisiana, Orleans Court Records, 1822-1880 – 0 – 12,970 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920 – 0 – 17,971 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Second District Judicial Court Case Files, 1846-1880 – 0 – 13,353 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959 – 243,676 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, Death Index, 1960-1996 – 401,960 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
U.S., Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996 – 857,131 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, Oxford County, Probate Estate Files, 1805-1915 – 0 – 177,447 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 3,000 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 51,425 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 0 – 17,531 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 – 845,964 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
U.S., Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009 – 0 – 71,761 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Granite County Records, 1865-2009 – 0 – 503,068 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2011 – 0 – 20,141 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769-1936 – 0 – 874,310 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1983 – 0 – 524,272 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980 – 0 – 107,634 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 32,001 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 130,441 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – 0 – 156,746 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976– 0 – 406,225 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1947 – 0 – 669 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1854-1955 – 0 – 121,173 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 18,160 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1647-1917 – 0 – 28,353 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 – 0 – 108,658 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935 – 0 – 30,110 – New browsable image collection.
United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War – 897,849 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 – 1,984,100 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.

The above information was received from FamilySearch December 4, 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.

New & Updated Canadian Vital Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following Canadian vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made January 9.

We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files.
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NEW DATABASE British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death notices, 1901-1939Imaged Records – Newspaper clippings pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. Includes the date (year, month, day) and page number on each card. The newspaper was variously known as the Victoria Times, Victoria Weekly Times, and Victoria Daily Times – 111,817 images as of 5 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981Imaged Records – Images of will indexes and wills. Although the index spans 1861-1981 this collection contains wills for 1861-1939. Central will registry maintained by the Department of the Attorney General for all wills probated in the province of British Columbia. The number for each will is written in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the will in small script. Some wills are missing from the collection. The will numbers are listed in the indexes under the “Remarks” column, and NOT the “Wills” column. Some letters of the alphabet are continued at the end of the index volume. The index to these wills is also the index to the Victoria probate registry district records – 127,172 records as of 22 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE Manitoba Probate Records 1871-1930Imaged Records – Images of estate files, application books and indexes. Some indexes go as late as 1970 – 802,992 images as of 22 March 2012.

NEW DATABASE New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births 1810-1899Imaged Records – Typed extracts of late registration. Records are arranged alphabetically for the entire year range – 24,015 images as of 16 Feb 2012. From New Brunswick Vital Statistics Branch. New Brunswick provincial returns of births and late registration. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

NEW DATABASE New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages 1887-1919Imaged Records – The returns of marriages are arranged alphabetically within each year by surname of the groom. New Brunswick instituted registration for all vital statistics in January of 1888. There are very few returns for 1887 – 141,775 images as of 5 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950Imaged Records – Provincial returns of marriages, 1920-1950, and late registration of marriages, 1920-1945 – 119,291 images as of 5 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889Imaged Records – Marriage registers containing transcriptions from church records submitted by various denominations. Most volumes are indexed – 7,459 images as of 11 June 2012.

Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896– Index to selected Nova Scotia births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality – This collection contains 130,108 records as of 15 March 2012 – up 4,317 records since 27 April 2010.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909 – Index to selected Nova Scotia marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. This collection contains 37,261 records as of 10 March 2012 – up 1007 records since 27 April 2010.

NEW DATABASE Nova Scotia, Church Records 1720-2001Imaged Records – Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia – 16,188 images as of 6 Feb 2012.

NEW DATABASE Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923Imaged Records – Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Ontario, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1760-1923, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish – 123,534 images as of 18 January 2012.

NEW DATABASE Quebec, Non-Catholic Parish Register 1763-1967Imaged Records – Registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from various non-Catholic denominations and parishes. Date coverage varies from parish to parish – 278,518 images as of 17 May 2012.

Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files 1887-1931 – Index and images of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. The estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society – 35,000 indexed records and 1,903,391 images as of 25 June 2012 – up 312,198 images since 10 January 2012.

Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 – Name index to birth and baptism records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 1,534,515 records as of 22 March 2012 – up 5,426 records since 21 June 2011.

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CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

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Last updated: 5 November 2015

The following Canadian Vital Records Databases are now posted at FamilySearch.org. I update this listing as new material is posted.

Note that many of the “number of records” are marked as AFTER a specific date. That means that additional records, in some some cases tens of thousands, have been added since that date, which is the last one found on the site (with lower numbers). So if you haven’t checked one of these AFTER dated websites lately, and it’s important to you, take a minute to go check it out. If the record is listed “AS OF” a specific date, the number of records are really “as of” that date.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are birth registrations, delayed birth registrations, and delayed registrations of Native American births. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 11,809 Records and 39,635 Images as of 14 May 2014.

British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are death registrations including overseas casualties, delayed death registrations, and delayed registrations of Native American deaths. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 1,216,343 Records and 1,162,756 Images as of 5 October 2015; up 317,454 Records since 3 October 2014.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are marriage registrations. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 143,411 124,593 Records and 141,209 Images as of 9 October 2015; up 18,818 Records since 3 October 2014.

British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 — Browsable Images — These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. Includes Hudson’s Bay Company grants.– There are 4,567 Images as of 21 February 2013.

British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930 — Browsable Images — These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. The grants are arranged in registration number order. There are separate index volumes which cover one or more annual volumes of land grant registers.– There are 540,745 Images as of 19 November 2012.

British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971 — Browsable Images — Pre-emptions are purchased land that has not been fully surveyed. The pre-emption registers summarize the information from the pre-emption certificates. The pre-emptions are listed in registration number order, with an alphabetical index in the back of each volume.– There are 2,408 Images as of 6 June 2013.

British Columbia, Dominion Land Branch Records, 1885-1949 — Browsable Images — Images of various land records for British Columbia including Land Files (1885-1949); Index Maps (1910-1927); Township General Registers (1885-1930); and Homestead Grant Registers (1886-1930). The Land Files contain applications for homestead entry, applications for patents, and correspondence and registers relating to land settlement in the Railway Belt and the Peace River Block. Several indexes are included in the images.– There are 286,123 Images as of 26 November 2012.

British Columbia, Estate Files, 1859-1949 — Browsable Images — Probate estate files for the Judicial Districts of British Columbia. Records were created by either the County Court or the Supreme Court. Years vary by court and locality. Indexes exist for two districts, Vancouver and Victoria. The Victoria index is found in this record collection: British Columbia Wills, 1861-1939; Index, 1861-1981.– There are 783,176 Images as of 29 November 2012.

British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 — Browsable Images — Newspaper clippings pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. Includes the date (year, month, day) and page number on each card. The newspaper was variously known as the Victoria Times, Victoria Weekly Times, and Victoria Daily Times.– There are 111,817 Images as of 5 June 2012.

British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981 — Browsable Images — Images of will indexes and wills. Although the index spans 1861-1981 this collection contains wills for 1861-1939. Central will registry maintained by the Department of the Attorney General for all wills probated in the province of British Columbia. The number for each will is written in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the will in small script. Some wills are missing from the collection. The will numbers are listed in the indexes under the “Remarks” column, and NOT the “Wills” column. Some letters of the alphabet are continued at the end of the index volume. The index to these wills is also the index to the Victoria probate registry district records.– There are 127,712 Images as of 21 June 2012.

Canada Census, 1911 — Searchable Index — Index to population schedules of the census. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available. – There are 7,246,159 Records as of 19 March 2015; up 2,591,202 Records since 31 July 2014.

Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871 — Searchable Index — Index and images of mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia , Ontario, and Quebec.– There are 45,371 Records as of 24 January 2013.

Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955 — Searchable Index — Name index to death and burial records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 101,189 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 101,189 Records as of 9 April 2010.

Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 — Searchable Index — Name index to birth and baptism records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 1,523,881 Records as of 21 March 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1825 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 74,323 Records and 1,202 Images as of 29 August 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 91,908 Records and 3,259 Images as of 17 February 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 46,467 Records and 7,415 Images as of 16 February 2012.

Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949 — Searchable Index — Name index to marriages from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 225,320 Records as of 4 May 2012.

Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and notices, 1876-2007 — Browsable Images — Digital images of an obituary card index and the obituary section of selected periodicals located in the RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan. Contains the obituary sections from the following Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications: Royal Canadian Mounted Police quarterly (title varies), 1933-2007; Pony express : Staff Relations Branch newsletter, 1976-1994; and Scarlet and gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association. Vancouver Division), 1919-1997. Includes the honour roll section, p. 250-253, covering deaths of those RCMP killed while on duty, 1876-1971, from the following book: The pictorial history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police / S.W. Horrall ; foreword by W.L. Higgitt. Toronto, Ontario : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1973.– There are 9,476 Images as of 12 October 2012.

Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Ontario.– There are 20,851 Records and 814 Images as of 22 January 2013.

Canadian Headstones — Searchable Index — Name index of headstone inscriptions courtesy of CanadianHeadstones which is a family history database of records and images from Canada’s cemeteries. Volunteers capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.– There are 1,006,536 Records as of 20 February 2015; up 240,168 Records since17 March 2014.

Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of estate files, application books and indexes. Some indexes go as late as 1970.– There are 802,992 Images as of 21 March 2012.

Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870 — Browsable Images — Images of card indexes to census records. Includes census records taken by Hudson’s Bay Company, 1831-1856 and the 1870 provincial census of Manitoba.– There are 30,729 Images as of 31 January 2013.

Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from some Catholic, Lutheran and Unitarian parishes in Manitoba. Congregations in rural municipalities often covered multiple communities and are sorted by the locality listed on the record. Includes people from surrounding areas, such as Minnesota.– There are 6,567 Images as of 5 December 2012.

New Brunswick Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of New Brunswick in 1861. In that year, New Brunswick was not yet a part of the Dominion of Canada. The census consisted of 6 schedules: 1. Population, 2. Buildings, 3. Agriculture, 4. Manufactures, 5. Minerals, and 6. Fisheries. Usually only the first three schedules have been retained.– There are 200,172 Records as of 26 February 2013.

New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of death records.– There are 172,406 Records and 177,815 Images as of 5 May 2011.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950 — Browsable Images — Provincial returns of marriages, 1920-1950, and late registration of marriages, 1920-1945.– There are 119,291 Images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919 — Browsable Images — The returns of marriages are arranged alphabetically within each year by surname of the groom. New Brunswick instituted registration for all vital statistics in January of 1888. There are very few returns for 1887.– There are 141,775 Images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick, Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899 — Searchable Index — Index to selected New Brunswick births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 25,300 Records as of 14 March 2012.

New Brunswick, County Deed Registry Books, 1780-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of deed registry books and indexes. The Indexes cover 1784-1993. The collection is being published as images become available.– There are 792,235 Images as of 11 January 2013.

New Brunswick, County Registers of Births, ca. 1812-1919 — Browsable Images — Index and images of some county registers. Dates vary by county. – There are 3,754 Images as of 29 August 2014.

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1920-1934 — Browsable Images — Images of death certificates. – There are 76,812 Images as of 28 July 2010.

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1935-1938 — Browsable Images — Images of death certificates. – There are 16,806 Images as of 28 July 2010.

New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 — Browsable Images — Typed extracts of late registration. Records are arranged alphabetically for the entire year range.– There are 24,015 Images as of 16 February 2012.

New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889 — Browsable Images — Marriage registers containing transcriptions from church records submitted by various denominations. Most volumes are indexed.– There are 7,459 Images as of 11 June 2012.

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of marriage registers and returns .– There are 303,599 Records and 255,805 Images as of 6 March 2015.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of provincial returns of births, 1869-1906 and late registrations, 1810-1905. The late registrations from 1810 to 1899 are arranged by birth year and then surname. Although the index is complete, images are being added to this collection as they become available.– There are 160,214 Records and 161,646 Images as of 20 December 2012.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Deaths, 1815-1919 — Browsable Images — Images of provincial returns of deaths, 1815-1919.– There are 80,741 Images as of 28 July 2010.

Newfoundland Census, 1921 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 218,865 Records and 8,415 Images as of 20 March 2015.

Newfoundland Census, 1935 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 296,291 Records and 9,509 Images as of 22 April 2015, up 296,291 Records since 13 January 2015.

Newfoundland Census, 1945 — Browsable Images —Index and images of the 1945 census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 328,262 Records and 14,649 7,457 Images as of 22 April 2015; up 328,262 Records and 7,192 since 14 January 2015.

Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages and deaths from some Church of England in Canada and Catholic parishes. Coverage years vary by parish.– There are 6,071 Images as of 11 December 2012.

Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of births, delayed registrations of births, marriages, and deaths.– There are 363,845 Records and 58,839 Images as of 10 June 2015; up 347,134 Records since 9 Decebmer 2014.

Newfoundland, Vital Statistics, 1753-1893 — Browsable Images — Images of church record transcripts. Contains baptisms, marriages, and some burials from many churches in the province. – There are 191,573 Records 14,649 Images as of 8 May 2015; up 191,573 Records since 3 August 2010.

Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This is a partner project with the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia to index digital-born images for this Catholic diocese. The images contain church records for some, but not all parishes in the diocese and include christenings, marriages and births. The data from this project will be used for family reconstruction prototype projects at GSU and shared with GANS.– There are 91,875 Records and 10,838 Images as of 28 November 2012.

Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 — Browsable Images — Index and images of births from Nova Scotia counties. – There are 35,026 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 6,103 Images since 10 September 2014.

Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Nova Scotia births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 130,108 Records as of 15 March 2012.

Nova Scotia Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Nova Scotia in 1861. Nova Scotia was not yet a part of the Dominion of Canada. Includes agricultural census at the end of a county or district. Most of the census consists of statistical information.– There are 57,453 Records as of 24 March 2010.

Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001 — Browsable Images — Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia.– There are 16,188 Images as of 17 January 2014.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Deaths from all counties arranged together. The records are housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 336,983 Records and 251,097 Images as of 23 April 2015.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Deaths from all counties arranged together. The records are housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 11,869 Records and 12,185 Images as of 23 April 2015.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877 — Browsable Images — Index and images of deaths from Nova Scotia counties. – There are 21,717 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 14,661 Images since 17 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Delayed birth registrations housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 143,618 Records and 70,782 Images as of 27 October 2015; up 72,694 Records since 28 January 2015.

Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Deed Indexes, 1749-1958 — Browsable Images — Grantee and grantor indexes to deeds. – There are 23,008 Images as of 5 June 2012.

Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1711-1909 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Nova Scotia marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 37,261 Records as of 9 March 2012.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918 — Browsable Images — Index and images of marriages from Nova Scotia. Dates vary by county. – There are 21,950 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 15,831 Images since 15 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932 — Browsable Images — Marriage records from various counties housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 66,106 Records and 67,444 Images as of 11 March 2015; up 66,106 Records since 18 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 — Browsable Images — This collection includes records of probate proceedings from Nova Scotia. The records include estate files, inventories, wills, administrations and other records related to probate. Most of the records are dated from 1800-1940, but coverage varies by area. There are 1,395,009 Images as of 4 November 2014.

Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957 — Searchable Index — Index created by the Nova Scotia Archives. Contains registered births 1864-1877 with some birth entries as early as 1810, delayed births 1836-1907, marriages 1763-1932, and deaths 1864-1877, 1908-1957.– There are 807,577 Records as of 4 January 2013.

Ontario Births, 1869-1912 — Searchable Index — Index to birth records. Some entries in this index are missing the registration year and number. – There are 2,094,890 Records and 413,055 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 413,055 Images since 9 June 2014.

Ontario Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Ontario in 1861. Ontario was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada, but was called Canada West. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township. Arranged by census district (generally by county). Within each county, arrangement is usually alphabetical by name of township. Cities, towns and villages are often enumerated separately from the townships in which they are located.– There are 1,709,804 Records as of 19 April 2011.

Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 — Searchable Index — Name index of Ontario, Canada, death registration entries. Registration entries for 1939-1947 are for overseas deaths only.– There are 2,050,112 Records and 942,237 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 947,200 Images since 12 October 2012.

Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 — Searchable Index — Index to marriage records housed at Archives of Ontario in Toronto. Includes regular registrations, 1869-1927, and delayed registrations, 1892-1919. – There are 1,382,652 Records and 1,162,449 Images as of 28 May 2015; up 1,162,449 Images since 13 April 2015.

Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Ontario births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 454,979 Records as of 14 March 2012.

Ontario, Marriages, 1800-1910 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Ontario marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 28,441 Records as of 9 March 2012.

Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Ontario, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1760-1923, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 126,534 Images as of 17 January 2012.

Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images to the records of several Toronto cemeteries, including: York General Burying Ground (also called Potter’s Field), 1826-1855; Necropolis Cemetery, 1849-1989; Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1876-1988; Prospect Cemetery, 1890-1985. Indexed records are available through 1935. Indexing was a cooperative project with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.– There are 150,838 Records and 7,234 Images as of 1 November 2013.

Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and Images of index cards to baptismal records.– There are 92,218 Records and 92,700 Images as of 1 October 2012.

Prince Edward Island Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Prince Edward Island in 1861. Prince Edward Island was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township.– There are 25,315 Records as of 24 March 2010.

Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of index cards. Information comes from various sources, newspapers, cemeteries, churches, etc.– There are 16,788 Records and 15,903 Images as of 21 September 2015; up 16,788 Records since 31 August 2010.

Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 — Browsable Images — Images of indexes and registers. Marriages took place in churches and before Justices of the Peace. Dates of indexes correspond to dates of marriages, and marriage records are arranged by date of registration so the dates of the indexes and the marriage records do not always match. Indexes are alphabetized by first letter of the surname only. In some indexes, the “Mc” and “Mac” names are indexed by the first letter after “Mc” or “Mac”.– There are 20,262 Records and 3,428 Images as of 11 March 2015; up 20,262 Records since 31 August 2010.

Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, burials and other records from several churches in these denominations: Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, Church of Christ, Church of England in Canada, Church of Scotland, Free Church, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Canada.– There are 22,448 Images as of 7 December 2012.

Quebec Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Quebec in 1861. Quebec was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada, but was called Canada East. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township. Forms are printed in either French or English. Responses may be given in either French or English.– There are 1,094,774 Records as of 27 January 2011.

Quebec, Births and Baptisms, 1662-1898 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Quebec births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 26,934 Records as of 20 March 2012.

Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This collection contains images of Catholic parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. It also includes some confirmations and some index entries for Montréal and Trois-Rivières.– There are 79,535 Records and 1,399,152 Images as of 16 July 2014; up 267 Images since 12 September 2012.

Quebec, Index to Civil Copy of Church Records, 1642-1902 — Browsable Images — Index to copy of baptisms, marriages, and burials sent to the civil government. Both Catholic and Protestant churches are included. – There are 1,300,530 Images as of 29 May 2015.

Quebec, Non-Catholic Parish Registers, 1763-1967 — Browsable Images — Registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from various non-Catholic denominations and parishes. Date coverage varies from parish to parish.– There are 278,512 Images as of 16 May 2012.

Quebec, Quebec Judicial District, Guardianships, 1639-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of guardianship records for the judicial district of Québec. Includes indexes that cover 1639-1900. This project is being published as images become available.– There are 310,188 Images as of 23 January 2012.

Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1846-1957, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 40,494 Records and 6,587 Images as of 1 May 2015; up 40,494 Records since 3 December 2012.

Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Transcripts of tombstones from various cemeteries. Series 1, 2, and 3 compiled by the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. To learn the name of the municipality and cemetery, look at the image. Each card has a number, for example, 152.5. The corresponding municipality and cemetery for that number is found in a list in the wiki article about the collection. To go to the article, return to this description, and click on “Learn more” below. – There are 164,737 Records and 139,318 Images as of 29 April 2015.

Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 — Browsable Images — Supreme Court Files, Kings Bench Files, Docket Books and Indexes housed at the Saskatchewan Archives Board in Regina. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 203,047 Images as of 11 April 2013.

Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. The estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.– There are 41,261 Records and 1,903,391 Images as of 24 March 2014.

Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch:

FamilySearch beta There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past week at the National Genealogical Society annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org. Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

See the listing below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections – laid out by country, dates included, and the number of records available.

FOREIGN
Argentina Baptisms, 1645—1930 — 4,209,653
Argentina Marriages, 1722—1911 — 150,895
Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816—1980 — 106,767
Austria Births and Baptisms, 1651—1940 — 88,885
Austria Burials, 1768 – 1918 — 31,756
Austria Marriages, 1722 — 1898 — 25,383
Bahamas Births, 1550—1891 — 53,476
Barbados Baptisms, 1739—1891 — 222,010
Barbados Burials, 1854—1885 — 92,226
Barbados Marriages, 1854—1879 — 15,666
Belgium Births and Baptisms, 1560—1890 — 354,038
Belgium Deaths and Burials, 1564—1900 — 67,182
Brazil Baptisms, 1688—1935 — 3,597,609
Brazil Deaths, 1750—1890 — 43,931
Brazil Marriages, 1730—1955 — 475,107
Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661—1959 — 2,160,243
Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664—1955 — 101,189
Canada Marriages, 1661—1949 — 262,982
Canada – British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872—1986 — 928,851
Canada – British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859—1932 — 124,593
Canada – New Brunswick Births, 1819—1899 — 25,414
Canada – Nova Scotia Births, 1702—1896 — 125,791
Canada – Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711—1909 — 32,245
Canada – Ontario Births, 1779—1899 — 455,469
Canada – Ontario Marriages, 1800—1910 — 28,574
Canada – Quebec Births, 1662—1898 — 27,212
Caribbean Births, 1590—1928 — 438,073
Caribbean Deaths, 1790—1906 — 13,088
Caribbean Marriages, 1591—1905 — 88,186
Costa Rica Baptisms, 1700—1915 — 176,574
Costa Rica Deaths, 1787—1900 — 31,505
Costa Rica Marriages, 1750—1920 — 57,849
Czech Republic Births, 1637—1889 — 33,062
Czech Republic Marriages, 1654—1889 — 12,698
Dominican Republic Baptisms, 1726—1924 — 114,209
Dominican Republic Deaths, 1666—1862 — 14,636
Dominican Republic Marriages, 1743—1929 — 31,992
Ecuador Baptisms, 1680—1930 — 593,710
Ecuador Deaths, 1800—1920 — 43,852
Ecuador Marriages, 1680—1930 — 271,061
El Salvador Baptisms, 1750—1940 — 218,500
El Salvador Marriages, 1810—1930 — 28,162
France Deaths and Burials, 1546—1960 — 347,368
France Marriages, 1546—1924 — 1,397,204
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558—1898 — 33,749,332
Gibraltar Marriages, 1879—1918 — 2,201
Gibralter Births and Baptisms, 1704—1876 — 30,515
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778—1988 — 69,278
Great Britain Marriages, 1797—1988 — 22,036
Great Britain – Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820—1907 — 41,647
Great Britain – Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1821—1911 — 224,489
Great Britain – Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844—1911 — 42,389
Great Britain – Isle of Man Marriages, 1849—1911 — 42,662
Great Britain – Wales, Births and Baptisms, 1586—1907 — 773,392
Great Britain – Wales, Deaths and Burials, 1586—1885 — 15,109
Great Britain – Wales, Marriages, 1541—1900 — 39,630
Grenada Births and Baptisms, 1866—1891 — 33,239
Guatemala Baptisms, 1730—1917 — 466,223
Guatemala Deaths, 1760—1880 — 20,921
Guatemala Marriages, 1750—1930 — 112,610
Hondurus Baptisms, 1730—1930 — 220,317
Hondurus Marriages, 1800—1910 — 31,686
Hungary Baptisms, 1734—1895 — 14,210
Iceland Marriages, 1770—1920 — 42,954
India Births and Baptisms, 1800—1945 — 887,579
India Deaths and Burials, 1800—1945 — 566,529
India Marriages, 1800—1945 — 203,970
Ireland Deaths, 1864—1870 — 51,249
Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806—1900 — 1,940,693
Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809—1900 — 438,494
Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752—1920 — 331,497
Luxembourg Births, 1662—1840 — 7,835
Luxembourg Deaths, 1702—1798 — 1,554
Luxembourg Marriages, 1700—1810 — 1471
Mexico Deaths, 1680—1940 — 362,067
Mexico Marriages , 1570—1950 — 6,232,176
Panama Baptisms, 1750—1938 — 269,054
Panama Deaths, 1840—1930 — 21,463
Panama Marriages, 1800—1950 — 39,839
Paraguay Baptisms, 1800—1930 — 101,337
Paraguay Marriages, 1800—1900 — 14,400
Peru Baptisms, 1556—1930 — 4,013,461
Peru Deaths, 1750—1930 — 101,257
Peru Marriages, 1600—1940 — 443,248
Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642—1994 — 334,139
Philippines Deaths and Burials, 1726—1957 — 5,128,622
Philippines Marriages, 1723—1957 — 2,247,381
Portugal Baptisms , 1570—1910 — 424,354
Portugal Deaths, 1640—1910 — 100,234
Portugal Marriages, 1670—1910 — 59,735
Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755—1917 — 170,844
Russia Deaths and Burials, 1815—1917 — 100,647
Russia Marriages, 1793—1919 — 33,559
Samoa Baptisms, 1863—1940 — 28,013
Samoa Burials, 1895—1970 — 42,061
Spain Deaths, 1600—1920 — 186,259
Sweden Baptisms, 1611—1920 — 9,280,828
Sweden Burials, 1649-1920 — 1,207,501
Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920 — 2,243,064
Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940 — 1,001,685
Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875 — 138,011
Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910 — 268,739
Switzerland, Basel City Church Books, 1380-1917 — Images Only
Switzerland, Schaffhausen Genealogies and City Directories, 1460-1952 — Images Only
Ukraine, Births and Baptisms — 14,166
Uruguay Marriages, 1840—1900 — 19,810

UNITED STATES
United States 1910 Federal Census (AZ, CA, DE, FL) — 4,078,117
United States Births, 1867—1931 — 20,946
United States Deaths, 1867—1961 — 3,705
United States Marriages, 1733—1990 — 7,176

Arizona Births and Christening , 1909—1917 — 27,483
Arizona Deaths , 1910—1911; 1993—1994 — 10,168
Arizona Marriages, 1888—1908 — 75,094
Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1880—1893 — 11,724
Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882—1929; 1945—1963 — 38,956
Arkansas Marriages, 1837—1944 — 1,005,608
Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710—1896 — 30,298
Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815—1955 — 209,592
Delaware Marriages, 1713—1953 — 70,024
District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830—1955 — 121,224
District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840—1964 — 372,173
District of Columbia Marriages, 1830—1921 — 242,760
Florida Births and Christenings, 1880—1935 — 28,301
Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900—1921 — 24,800
Florida Marriages, 1837—1974 — 860,110
Hawaii Births and Christenings, 1852—1933 — 150,992
Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862—1919 — 105,519
Hawaii Marriages, 1826—1922 — 103,871
Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856—1965 — 75,881
Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907—1965 — 31,253
Idaho Marriages, 1878—1898/1903—1942 — 88,588
Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818—1936 — 59,392
Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885—1930 — 39,907
Kansas Marriages, 1840—1935 — 378,903
Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839—1960 — 547,119
Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843—1970 — 1,971,681
Kentucky Marriages, 1785—1979 — 1,532,718
Louisiana Births, Christenings, 1811—1830; 1854—1934 — 16,890
Louisiana Marriages, 1816—1906 — 129,641
Maine Births and Christenings, 1739—1900 — 940,882
Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841—1910 — 172,879
Maine Marriages, 1771—1907 — 597,508
Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650—1995 — 206,288
Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877—1992 — 11,686
Maryland Marriages, 1666—1970 — 253,727
Montana Marriages, 1889—1947 — 197,930
New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726—1918 — 435,411
New Mexico Deaths, 1788—1798; 1838—1955 — 9,627
New Mexico Marriages, 1751—1918 — 93,387
New York Births and Christenings, 1640—1962 — 1,351,166
New York Deaths and Burials, 1795—1952 — 701,396
New York Marriages, 1686—1980 — 859,927
North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866—1964 — 156,156
North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898—1994 — 2,742,609
North Carolina Marriages, 1759—1979 — 2,128,391
Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854—1997 — 2,535,557
Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868—1929 — 70,253
Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903—1947 — 29,035
Oregon Marriages, 1853—1935 — 57,523
South Dakota State Census, 1935 673,322
Tennessee County Marriages, 1790—1950 — 10,145
Utah Births and Christenings, 1892—1941 — 48,049
Utah Deaths, 1888—1946 — 148,933
Utah Marriages, 1887—1966 — 308,854
Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765—1908 — 402,329
Vermont Deaths, 1871—1965 — 235,415
Vermont Marriages, 1791—1974 — 185,433
Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853—1912 — 785,241
West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853—1928 — 544,589
West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854—1932 — 56,688
West Virginia Marriages, 1854—1932 — 203,378
Wyoming Marriages, 1877—1920 — 14,070

PLANET EARTH
World Misc Births, 1534—1983 — 616,742
World Misc Deaths, 1767—1950 — 15269
World Misc Marriages, 1662—1945 — 28668

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 become a volunteer in the FamilySearch community, please go to FamilySearchIndexing.org. Many hands produce great work. Thank you for your support!

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

The Victoria (B.C.) Genealogical Society Loses Their $17,000 Annual Grant

The following teaser is from an article in the November 3, 2009 edition of the Victoria News, about the loss of a $17,000 annual grant by the Victoria Genealogical Society. It’s feared that their library may be in serious trouble without the cash…

Victoria Genealogical Society

And when a library closes, Heather Jones says everybody’s stories go with it.

Jones is a member of the Victoria Genealogical Society, the most recent casualty of the provincial government’s gaming cuts.

The society helps people understand B.C.’s social history through book, microfilm and electronic resources at its library in Vic West.

“The history of families is basically the history of the culture … because British Columbia is made up of people, and it’s their history that they bring to B.C. at the present time to make it a vibrant society,” said Jones.

The 31-year-old non-profit society recently found out its $17,000 grant will not be renewed next year, one of a number of non-profits across the province also getting the ax.

The trouble is, the society is locked into a three-year lease.

Society members and Victoria Coun. Pam Madoff will kick off the campaign to save the library Monday (Nov. 9), at 10 a.m. at 947 Alston St.

Read the full article.

FamilySearch Indexing Updates

28 September 2009: Volunteers with Rhode Island roots will be excited about the new indexing projects this week. The Familysearch IndexingRhode Island 1905 and 1935 State Censuses were added. New international projects for Argentina, Germany, Philippines, Spain, and the U.K. were also added.

Note: the links within the charts won’t work as they are just images in this case.

New International Projects in the Past Week

  • Argentina, Cordoba—Matrimonios, 1642–1931
  • Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 Div 39–69
  • España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935
  • Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982
  • U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754-1900 [Part 2]

New U.S.A. Projects in the Past Week

  • Georgia—1920 Federal Census
  • Indiana, Brown County—Marriages, 1811–1959
  • Kansas—1920 Federal Census
  • Kentucky—1920 Federal Census
  • Rhode Island—1905 State Census [Part 1]
  • Rhode Island—1935 State Census

(See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing 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 in preparation for future publication.)

  • Belgium, Flanders—Deaths, 1796–1900
  • Jamaica, Trelawny—Births, 1878–1930
  • Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910-1930 [Parte 2]
  • U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–Present [Part 1]
  • U.S., Idaho—1920 Federal Census
  • U.S., Indiana, Ohio County—Marriages, 1811–1959
  • U.S., Iowa—1920 Federal Census
  • U.S., West Virginia—1920 Federal Census
  • U.S., Wisconsin—1920 Federal Census

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

New Info from FamilySearch Indexing

The following news about Family Search Indexing was just received from Paul Nauta:

Significant updates were made recently to the FamilySearch Indexing application and Web site. Batch Sharing seems to be the familysearchindexinglogo2most popular of the new features. Following are brief descriptions of the updates:

Batch Sharing. This exciting new feature appeals to indexers who enjoy online social networking capability. It allows two volunteers (indexers or arbitrators) to collaborate on a batch. Both indexers can view the same batch, and using the indexers’ preferred instant messaging tool or phone, they can discuss and index the batch together. One indexer will have read-write capability and the other will have read only.

Tip of the Day. A dialog box will greet indexers when they sign in to the indexing application. Best practices and other quick time saving tools will be shared.

Project Selection Dialog Box. This feature (which appears when you click the Download From… button) will have the option to show all projects or only those that match an indexer’s preferences. It will also display the difficulty level of each project.

Fields Marked for Review. Indexers can choose to display either a red wavy line or colored background in fields marked for review. The color and transparency of the background can also be changed.

Image Type. This will now be the first field in every batch. Indexer will select the description of each image (Normal, Blank, or Duplicate) from the list provided.

Header Data Tab. A new tab in the data entry area will enable indexers to enter information that applies to an entire document just once. Not all batches will include this tab. It will open first when a batch is downloaded.

New Icons. The icons used to mark a field or record “unreadable” will have a blue question mark on them instead of a red slash.
Volunteers can register anytime and begin indexing immediately at Indexing.FamilySearch.org.

New Indexing Projects

New indexing projects added this week are:

  • Argentina Censo 1869—Santiago y Santa Fe
  • Australia, Greenwich—Genealogical Records, 1776–1980
  • Australia, NSW—Bounty Immigrants, 1824–1842 (This is a regional project.)
  • U.K., Cheshire Parish Records [Part 2], 1538-1850
  • Pennsylvania—1920 U.S. Federal Census

(See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing 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 in preparation for future publication.)
Foreign
Argentina Censo 1869—Corrientes y Entre Rios
Canada, British Columbia Births, 1854–1903
UK, Cheshire—Land Tax, 1778–1832· Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1916–1922 [Part 1]

United States

  • Mississippi—1920 U.S. Federal Census
  • Rhode Island—1920 U.S. Federal Census
  • Vermont—1920 U.S. Federal Census

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About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Recently Completed and Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects

The following are three data sets are recently completed projects that have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a FamilySearch Indexing Update final completion check process in preparation for future publication:

  • Argentina Censo 1869—Catamarca y La Rioja
  • Minnesota—1920 U.S. Federal Census
  • Minnesota Probate Court Wills 1849–1918

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, & Percent Completion:

INTERNATIONAL

  • Argentina, Buenos Aires 1855 Census; Spanish; 28%
  • Argentina Censo 1869—Corrientes y Entre Rios; Spanish; 87%
  • Argentina Censo 1869—Jujuy Salta Tucuman; Spanish; New
  • Austria, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925; German; 1%
  • Belgium, Antwerp Foreigners Index, 1840–1930; Dutch, Flemish; 36%
  • Canada, British Columbia Births, 1854–1903; English; New
  • France Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Part 1]; French,; New
  • France Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Part 2]; French; New
  • France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906; French; New
  • France, Paroisses de Cherbourg, 1802–1907; French; New
  • France, Paroisses de Coutances, 1802–1907; French; New
  • France, Paroisses de Saint-Lo, 1802–1907; French; New
  • Germany, Brandenburg Kirchenbücher, 1789–1875; German; 61%
  • Germany, Mecklenburg 1890 Volkszählung, Div 24–38; German; 12%
  • Italy, Trento Baptism Records, 1784–1924; Italian; 75%
  • Mexico, Censo de 1930—Sinaloa; Spanish; 95%
  • Mexico, Censo de 1930—Tamaulipas; Spanish; 54%
  • Mexico, Censo de 1930—Yucatan; Spanish; 16%
  • Nicaragua, Managua Civil Records, 1879–Present; Spanish; 44%*
  • Peru, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910–1930; Spanish; 24%
  • Russia, St. Petersburg Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885; German; 1%
  • Spain, Avila, Moraleja de Matacabras, 1540–1904; Spanish; 19%
  • Spain, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales [Part 1], 1530–1930; Spanish; 18%
  • U.K., Cheshire—Land Tax, 1778–1832; English; 92%
  • U.K., Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1538–Present; English; 1%
  • Ukraine, Kyiv, 1840–1842; Russian; 17%
  • Venezuela, Mérida Registros Parroquiales. 1654–1992; Spanish; 15%

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas County Marriages VI, 1837–1957; English; 15%
  • Arkansas County Marriages V, 1837–1957; English; 93%
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1916–1922 [Part 1]; English; 83%
  • Indiana, Adams County Marriages, 1811–1959; English; 3%
  • Indiana, Allen County Marriages, 1811–1959; English; 4%
  • Indiana, Blackford County Marriages 1811–1959; English; 24%
  • Mississippi—1920 U.S. Federal Census; English; 67%
  • New York 1905 State Census; English; 13%
  • North Dakota—1920 U.S. Federal Census; English; New
  • South Carolina—1920 U.S. Federal Census; English; New

*Percentage refers to a specific portion of a larger project.

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, & Percent Completion

INTERNATIONAL

  • Belgique—Registres Des Décès—En Français, 1796–1910; French; 21%*
  • Belgique— Registres Des Décès—Charleroi, 1851–1900; French; 21%
  • België—Overlijdens Registers—In het Nederlands, 1796–1910; Dutch, Flemish; 84%*
  • België—Overlijdens Registers—Kalmthout, 1851–1900; Dutch, Flemish; 17%
  • België—Overlijdens Registers—Mechelen, 1851–1900; Dutch, Flemish; 6%
  • Canada – Nova Scotia, Antigonish Church Records, 1823–1905; English; 81%
  • Flanders Death Registration, 1796–1900; French, Dutch, Flemish 79%*
  • Germany – Bremer Schifflisten, 1904–1914; German; 53%
  • Norway 1875 Census [Part 1]; Norwegian; 31%

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages IV, 1837–1957; English; 31%
  • Indiana Marriages, 1882 to April 1905; Englsih; 89%
  • Ohio Tax Records—2 of 4, Post 1825; Englsih; 76%
  • Ohio Tax Records—3 of 4, Post 1825; English; New
  • Vermont Militia Records, 1861–1867; English; 39%

*Percentage refers to a specific portion of a larger project.

Current FamilySearch Regional Projects, Record Language, & Percent Completion
(These projects are being indexed by volunteers in specific areas of the world.)

  • Australia, Sydney Cemetery Inscriptions, 1800–1960; English; 4%
  • Australia, Victoria Probate Records, 1853–1989; English; 63%
  • Canada, British Columbia Marriages, 1859–1932; English; 5%
  • Canada, Quebec—Trois-Rivières IC, 1800–1900; French; 48%

Thanks to Paul Nauta for the above data.

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