Growing Need for International FamilySearch Indexers

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

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

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

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

New Projects Added

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

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

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

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

About FamilySearch
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31 Millon Records added at FamilySearch with 24 Million Records CA Birth Records 1905-1995 Posted!

California Collections Win This Week with 24 Million New Records – Records for 14 countries added

FamilySearch added 31 million new, free records online this past week for Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Italy, Micronesia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, and the U.S. What a bonus for those with California roots! — over 24 million California birth records were added from 1905 to 1995. Search these and 2.5 billion other records now for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records on FamilySearch.org are made possible by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) the 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 amount of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about how to personally help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records as a volunteer indexer at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch International 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 has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. 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.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments
Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 – 54,965 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 – 0 – 32,209 – New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 16,255 – New browsable image collection.
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955 – 0 – 73,627 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 41,080 – browsable image collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 31,337 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Catholic Church Records, 1515-1941 – 0 – 1,743,442 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941 – 0 – 12,146 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 – 0 – 17,326 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Cuneo, Alba, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910 – 0 – 140,406 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 5,107 – New browsable image collection.
Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010 – 0 – 401,066 – New browsable image collection.
New Zealand, Probate Records, 1878-1960 – 0 – 10,529 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1687-1992 – 0 – 13,441 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1898-1980 – 0 – 7,094 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1980 – 0 – 2,132,847 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965 – 0 – 5,408 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 – 0 – 45,409 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1532-1916 – 0 – 5,544 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 – 0 – 942,282 – New browsable image collection.
Russia, Tver Confession Lists, 1728-1913 – 0 – 1,505 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 86,538 – New browsable image collection.
Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 – 0 – 39,015 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 – 24,596,236 – 0 – New index collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 52,574 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 116,940 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1964 – 9,675 – 250,339 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1936 – 0 – 16,323 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Second District Judicial Court Case Files, 1846-1880 – 0 – 50,287 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 28,084 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 0 – 63,280 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 102,303 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921 – 0 – 32,435 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 43,944 – New browsable image collection.