FamilySearch Adds Over 3.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to the Bahamas, Cape Verde, Peru, & the USA

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FamilySearch adds more than 3.4 million indexed records and images to the Bahamas, Cape Verde, Peru, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,623,218 indexed records from the US, New York, State Census, 1865 collection; the 178,692 images from the US, Illinois Probate Records, 1819–1988 collection; and the 163,023 images from the US, Ohio, Trumbull County Records, 1795–2010 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.

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Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Bahamas, Civil Registration, 1850–1959 – 32,631 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787–1957 – 0 – 105,781 – New browsable image collection.

Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903–1998 – 99,759 – 0 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996 – 138,707 – 0 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Peru, Municipal Census, 1831–1866 – 0 – 7,064 – New browsable image collection.

Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 – 41,622 – 0 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, Illinois Probate Records, 1819–1988 – 0 – 178,692 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, New York, State Census, 1865 – 2,623,218 – 0 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, Ohio, Trumbull County Records, 1795–2010 – 0 – 163,023 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, South Dakota, School Records, 1879–1970 – 0 – 7,239 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Tennessee, Probate Court Files, 1795–1955 – 0 – 54,638 – Added images to an existing collection.