The following is from a December 21, 2012 FamilySearch News Release:

FamilySearch added an additional 16.8 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 8,129,310 records for the New York, United States, Land Records from 1630-1975, the 1,430,177 added to the news Czech Republic Church Books collection from 1552-1948, and the 749,109 added to the Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records collection from 1800-1900. Other new searchable collections online were added this week for Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, 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.

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Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments


Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 – 0 – 383,587 – Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1980 – 0 – 146,143 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945 – 0 – 6,071 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 – 0 – 749,109 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 229,879 – Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948 – 0 – 1,430,177 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Mindelheim Miscellaneous City Records – 0 – 119,502 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Neuburg an der Donau Miscellaneous City Records – 0 – 68,339 – Added images to an existing collection.
India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012 – 0 – 157,663 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Agrigento, Sciacca, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1929 – 0 – 226,482 -= New browsable image collection.
Italy, Massa e Carrara, Massa, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 513,674 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Olbia-Tempio, Tempio Pausania, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910 – 0 – 125,001 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Pavia, Voghera, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 165,651 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Pistoia, Pistoia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1937 – 0 – 364,046 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Pordenone, Pordenone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1911 – 0 – 236,209 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Rovigo, Rovigo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1937 – 0 – 674,154 – Added images to an existing collection.
Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1793-1923 – 0 – 185,984 – Added images to an existing collection.
Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1605-1835 – – 131,49 – New browsable image collection.
México, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Recoreds, 1570-1842 – – 106,16 – Added images to an existing collection.
Norway Census, 1875 – 58,911 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 – 38,09 – 137,996 – New indexed records and images collection.
Phillippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1981 – 0 – 78,248 – Added images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1796-1992 – 0 – 63,592 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920 – 0 – 103,342 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1931 – 0 – 306,156 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989 – 544,192 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011 – 0 – 113 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Minnesota, Roseau County Land Records, 1892-1930 – 0 – 109,958 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Land Records, 1630-1975 – 0 – 8,129,310 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 – 385,282 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882 – 453,565 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
U.S., Utah, Tooele County Records, 1855-1956 – 0 – 594 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 281,767 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935 – 0 – 134,257 – Added images to an existing collection.