One Billion Records Indexed & Arbitrated at

The following was from FamilySearch this evening:
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Thanks A Billion
Thank you for contributing to the billion! We did it! We reached a major milestone of one billion records indexed and arbitrated since the launch of FamilySearch indexing in September of 2006. We are grateful for the many volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to make these records freely available for online research.

Kenneth B. (California, United States), Brittney S. (Idaho, United States), and April R. (Alberta, Canada) were the lucky ones to index and arbitrate the billionth record! They will receive a FamilySearch backpack stuffed with FamilySearch goodies. We also want to thank all the volunteers who have contributed to the billion records with a FamilySearch indexing badge. You can also download a free badge.

It took us seven years to reach the first billion. How long do you think it will take us to reach the next billion? The advances of technology and the dedication of our volunteers have increased the speed in which we can process and deliver records for publication. Join the global effort to make the next billion records available for family history research. Start indexing now!

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
· U.S., Mississippi—Military Grave Registrations, 1936–1951

· U.S., Mississippi—Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850–1892, 1908–1957 [Part B]

· U.S., Texas—County Marriages 1837–1977 [Part B]

· México, Coahuila—Defunciones del Registro Civil, 1979–1995

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Registros Civis de Nascimentos e Óbitos, 1889–1935

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3HH]

· U.S. (Community Project), New York, New York—Passenger Lists, 1942–1957 [Part I]

· U.S., Mississippi—Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850–1892, 1908–1957 [Part A]

· U.S., California—County Marriages 1850–1952 [Part D]

· U.S., Oklahoma—Land Allotment Records of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1899–1907 [Part F]

· U.S. (Community Project), Florida, Key West—Passenger Lists, 1898–1945

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Bergamo—Nati, 1875-1894 [Part 2A]

· Australia, New South Wales—Cemetery Transcripts, 1825–1981

· Philippines, Albay, Legazpi City—Civil Registration, 1946–1980

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Caltanissetta—Nati, 1875–1902 [Part 4]

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Taranto—Nati, 1875-1900 [Parte 4]

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Cremona—Nati, 1875–1902 [Part 2A]

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Pescara—Nati, 1875–1902 [Parte 4A]

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Vercelli—Nati, 1875–1902 [Parte 3]

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Pesaro e Urbino—Nati, 1875–1902 [Part 3]

· U.S., Indiana, Wabash—County Marriages, 1811–1959

· Brasil, Santa Catarina, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 [Parte B]

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3GG]

· Belgium, Hainaut—Registres Civils, 1871–1897 [Part 2]

· Perú, Lambayeque—Registros Civiles, 1907–1950 [Parte A]

· U.S., Missouri—County Marriage Records, 1806-1965 [Part A]

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3FF]

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 in the near future.

· Honduras, Tegucigalpa—Registros Parroquiales, 1684–1930

· U.S.—Registers of Enlistment in the U.S. Army, 1798–1913 [Part 2]

· U.S., Maine—Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861–1865

· U.S., Indiana, Vermillion—County Marriages, 1811–1959

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Cremona—Nati, 1875–1902

· U.S., New York – Marriages 1908-1935 [Part B]

· U.S.—Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 [Part E]

· Guatemala, Guatemala – Registros Civiles 1877-1900

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Bergamo—Nati, 1876–1900

· U.S., Maine—WWI Draft Registration Index, 1917–1919

· U.S., Ohio—County Births, 1856–1956 [Part B]

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3U]

· New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2C]

· South Africa—Methodist Church Parish Registers, 1822–1996

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Taranto—Nati, 1884–1900 [Parte 3]

· U.S. (Community Project), North Carolina—Passenger Lists and Crew Lists, 1908–1958

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3V]

· U.S., New York—1865 State Census

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Pescara—Nati, 1875–1902 [Parte 3]

· U.S., Missouri, Clinton—County Marriages, 1890–1953

· U.S. (Community Project), Maryland, Baltimore—Passenger Lists, 1891–1948

· U.S. (Community Project), New York—New York Passenger Lists, 1942–1957 [Part A]

· U.S.—Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 [Part F]

· U.S., Indiana, Whitley—County Marriages, 1811–1959

· U.S. (Community Project), New York—New York Passenger Lists, 1942–1957 [Part E]

· U.S. (Community Project), New York—New York Passenger Lists, 1942–1957 [Part D]

· Argentina, La Plata—Registros Parroquiales, 1731–1928

· España, Ávila, Arevalo—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930 [Parte 2]

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3X]

· U.S. (Community Project), New York—Passenger Lists, 1925–1942 [Part F]

· Argentina, Mendoza, Ciudad de Mendoza—Registros Parroquiales, 1665–1922

· U.S. (Community Project), New York—New York Passenger Lists, 1942–1957 [Part C]

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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