FamilySearch added an additional 2 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 995,820 indexed records and images in the new Ohio County Births from 1841-2003 collection, and the 363,235 indexed records for the United States Index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office from 1889-1904. Another new searchable record was also added this week for Ohio, Scioto County Probate Records from 1885-1887. 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
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921- 0 – 56,366 – Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 69,835 – Added images to an existing collection.
Germany, Westfalen, Minden Citizen Lists, 1574-1902 – 7,873 – 6,349 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995 – 0 – 37,133 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 0 – 39,568 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 – 0 – 30,019 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 0 – 279,836 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, Probate Estate Files, 1833-1991 – 0 – 3,228 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898-1920 – 0 – 53,496 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945 – 0 – 999 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003 – 51,675 – 944,145 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., Ohio, Scioto County Probate Records, 1885-1887 – 0 – 326 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Ohio, Stark County Probate Records, 1886-1921 – 0 – 634 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945 – 96,769 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
United States, Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908 – 0 – 1,365 – Added images to an existing collection.
United States, Index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office, 1889-1904 – 363,235 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
Filed in California, Czech Republic, FamilySearch, Florida, Germany, Internet Genealogical Research, Land & Property Records, Louisiana, Ohio, Online Databases, Online Searchable Indexes, Pennsylvania, Peru on Jan.28, 2013