FamilySearch Adds Indexing Projects for Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia – Indexers Needed!

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

10 New Digital Images of Historic Documents Created Every Second – Indexing Projects Added for Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia!

Since 2006, FamilySearch has dramatically improved its ability to scan and convert microfilmed records into digital images. In addition, more than 185 digital camera crews are now at work throughout the world, capturing images six days a week. Between microfilm digital conversions and new field captures, FamilySearch now creates an average of 10 new digital images every second of every day and publishes them at familysearch.org within a matter of weeks. All those new digital images means there’s a dramatic increase in the need for online volunteer indexers and arbitrators!

In the last month, projects from Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia have been added as new indexing projects. This is the first time projects from these countries have been available for indexing. See the lists below for the newest additions and status of other projects.

You and your family, friends, and colleagues can help make the world’s historical records searchable online. Visit https://indexing.familysearch.org to learn more about FamilySearch indexing and download the free software. Your volunteer contribution will help others discover the joy of finding their own ancestors.

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
Argentina, Santa Fe, Venado Tuerto—Registros Parroquiales, 1884-1972 [Parte B]
België, Oost-Vlaanderen, Sint-Lievens-Houtem—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel 1]
Bolivia, Santa Cruz—Registros de la Iglesia Católica, 1623–1977
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 2 I]
Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900 [Part C]
México, Zacatecas, Fresnillo, Villanueva—Registros Parroquiales, 1796–1959
US, Alabama—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
US, CT, DC, DE, ME, MA, NH—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 [Part 2A]
US, Indiana, Morgan— County Marriages 1811-1959
US, Indiana, Noble County Marriages—1811-1959
US, Oregon, Roseburg—National Homes for Disabled Soldiers, 1866–1938
US, Puerto Rico—Tarjetas de registro de reclutamiento de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, 1942
US, Texas— Birth 1903-1934 [Part H]
US—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 [Part 1A]

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.)

Italia, Napoli, Serrara Fontana—Registri Civili, 1841–1880
UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Durham [Part A]
US, Arkansas—Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948–1959
US, Indiana, Jennings—County Marriages 1811-1959
US, Indiana, Randolph County—Marriages 1811-1959
US, Iowa—1895 State Census
US, Kentucky—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
US, Louisiana—WWII Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948–1959
US, Texas— Births, 1903–1934 [Part G]
, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 3]
Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1846–1848 [Часть A]

About FamilySearch
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Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas

Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas. See a review below:

Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere is the most comprehensive collection of information on colonial period records covering the entire Western Hemisphere, both North and South America. As far as I know, there is no other single reference for records sources covering the colonial periods for the entire hemisphere.

This book examines the colonial period from the earliest European colonization in the Western Hemisphere until:

  • the American Revolution for the thirteen colonies
  • statehood was obtained for other U.S. states
  • Latin American countries which did not declare independence from Spain and Portugal until 1808 or later
  • Caribbean countries and dependencies through about 1810
  • the abolition of the slave trade, for slavery related records, including dates of emancipation

For each country, the author Christina K. Schaefer, provides an historical background and brief sketches of the records themselves, plus descriptions for the principle holding of the major repositories. Record groups are broken down into similar categories for each country. Common sections include church and ecclesiastical records, census records, notarial records, governmental and municipal records, military records, land records, etc. A list of suggested readings rounds out each chapter.

At 814 pages, this reference is indeed extensive. It may be literally impossible to cover every possible resource in a single project. Still, Schaefer has provided a treasure trove of information vital to genealogical record finding. If you need colonial period records for anywhere in the Americas, this book can help.

 

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Going Beyond the Line, a Chronology

  • Chronology of colonial history
  • Dates of the first colonial governors

Part Two: Latin America

  • Introduction

Colonies founded by Spain

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Colonies founded by England, France, The Netherlands, and Portugal

  • Brazil
  • The Guianas
  • Belize/British Honduras
  • The Falkland Islands

Part Three: The Caribbean

  • Introduction
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • The British Leeward Islands
  • The British Windward Islands
  • Cuba
  • The French Antilles
  • Hispaniola
  • Jamica
  • The Netherlands Antilles
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • The Virgin Islands

Part Four: The Thirteen Colonies, Maine, and Vermont

  • Introduciton

New England Colonies

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Middle Colonies

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland

Southern Colonies

  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia

Part Five: Other U.S. States with settlements prior to the Revolution

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

Part Six: Canada

New France

  • Introduction to New France
  • Quebec
  • Ontario

Acadia

  • Introduction to Acadia
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Prince Edward Island

Other North American Colonies

  • Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Rupert’s Land

Part Seven: Resources for Further Research

  • Religious groups in the New World
  • Africa and the New World
  • Colonial sources in Denmark
  • Colonial sources in France
  • Colonial sources in Great Britain
  • Colonial sources in Germany
  • Colonial sources in The Netherlands
  • Colonial sources in Portugal
  • Colonial sources in Spain
  • Colonial sources in Sweden
  • Colonial sources in Switzerland
  • Foreign records at the Library of Congress

Index

 

Order Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: GPC5176.

FamilySearch Adds 16M New Records, including those for Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, and the U.S.A.

The following news release was written by FamilySearch.org staff:

21 September 2011: Among the 16 million records added to FamilySearch.org this week, over six million are from the United States, including new collections from California, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. Additionally, five million new Civil Registration and Catholic Church records from Mexico are now available for free viewing at FamilySearch.org. Begin searching now!

Searchable records on FamilySearch.org are made possible by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) the information from handwritten records to make it searchable by computer. More volunteers are needed to help accelerate this important work of preserving and freely publishing important genealogical records. To learn more about the FamilySearch indexing program, visit indexing.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 – Records – Images – Comments
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900–1965 – 125,830 – 223,708 – New index collection.
Nova Scotia, Queens County, Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith, 1700–1950 – 0 – 30,314 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800–1900 – 0 – 29,368 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879–1987 – 0 – 31,848 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Cote d’Ivoire, Census, 1975 – 0 – 70,627 – New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses 1843–1921 – 0 – 90,710 – New browsable image collection.
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801–2006 – 0 – 17,634 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565–1996 – 0 – 1,195,284 – New browsable image collection.
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895–1980 – 0 – 45,046 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catholic Church Records – 0 – 21,584 – Added browsable images to existing collection for Catania and L’Aquila.
Italy, Civil Registration, 1806–1940 – 0 – 212,843 – Added browsable images to existing collection for Cuneo, Genova, and Treviso
Mexico, Chiapas, Civil Registration, 1861–1990 – 0 – 1,523,742 – New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861–1998 – 0 – 1,176,741 – New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590–1995 – 0 – 3,464 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859–1962 – 0 – 700,788 – New browsable image collection.
Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861–1995 – 0 – 2,808 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Zacatecas, Civil Registration, 1860–2000 – 0 – 1,371,091 – New browsable image collection.
New Zealand, Probate Records, 1878–1960 – 0 – 8,535 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1687–1992 – 0 – 765,138 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Municipal Records, 1837–1903 – 0 – 1,428,443 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1641–1860 – 36,464 – 2,048 – Added index and links to Sweden for images to existing collection.
Switzerland, Church Records, 1277–1992 – 0 – 447,199 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1875–2011 – 210,524 – 0 – Added new records. Now current as of 31 Aug 2011.
California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893–1953 – 0 – 356,671 – New browsable image collection.
California, San Mateo County Records, 1856–1967 – 0 – 17,600 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879–1960 – 0 – 25,161 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Idaho, Teton County Records, 1900–1988 – 0 – 2,138 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819–1970 – 0 – 105,071 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indiana, Marriages, 1811–1959 – 40,349 – 0 – Added images and index to existing collection.
Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820–1945 – 0 – 217,181 – New browsable image collection.
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Second District Judicial Court Case Files, 1846–1880 – 0 – 43,766 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books, 1865–1900 – 0 – 116,427 – New browsable image collection.
Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792–1983 – 0 – 43,782 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686–1881 – 0 – 38,707 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951 – 0 – 36,055 – New browsable image collection.
Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888–1945 – 0 – 88,732 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
New York State Census, 1865 – 0 – 55,023 – New browsable image collection.
New York, New York City, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church Records, 1862–1955 – 0 – 3,561 – New browsable image collection.
New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925–1942 – 0 – 2,572,496 – New browsable image collection.
New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787–1938 – 0 – 59,021 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899–1921 – 0 – 61,695 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
North Carolina, County Records, 1833–1970 – 0 – 55,317 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800–1909 – 0 – 148,125 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813–1900 – 0 – 38,089 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862–1950 – 0 – 66,538 – New browsable image collection.
Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856–1984 – 0 – 75,599 – New browsable image collection.
Oregon, County Marriages, 1851–1975 – 55,959 – 5,466 – New index collection.
Oregon, Polk County Records, 1857–1972 – 0 – 34,823 – New browsable image collection.
Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection – 0 – 24,113 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908–1949 – 2,138 – 589 – Added images and index to existing collection for 1920 Death certificates.
Vermont, Town Records, 1850–2005 – 0 – 75,597 – New browsable image collection.
Washington State, Army National Guard Records, 1880–1947 – 0 – 31,670 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866–1938 – 0 – 15,219 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812–1815 – 0 – 622,984 – New browsable image collection.
United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – 1,104,972 – 2,990 – Added index and images for new state (Pennsylvania) to existing collection.

A Look at Some Central & South American Records at FamilySearch

In our discussions on research topics, we so often spend a great deal of time focusing on our ancestors who have come to the United States from the East or the West. But what about those who came from the South? Fortunately, FamilySearch has not forgotten about them. While availability of European and U.S. records have been easier to access and index in the past, FamilySearch has made great efforts to include those vital records accessible from Central and South American countries. This includes the Caribbean. Here is just a short list of indexed records which have been made available this year for free at FamilySearch:

Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965, 125,830 records as of 17 Sep 2011
Argentina, National Census, 1895; 3,888,939 records as of 6 Sep 2011
Nicaragua, Civil Registration; 363,085 records as of 16 Aug 2011
Peru, Civil Registration, 1874-1978; 163,944 records as of 16 Aug 2011
Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration; 1,528,614 records as of 13 Apr 2011
Costa Rica Church Records, 1595-1992; 1,380,256 records as of 8 Apr 2011

With so many people vying to get into the U.S., and with a hot-potato topic like illegal immigration seemingly in the news every other day or so, its easy to forget people actually immigrate to countries other than our own. Brazil and Argentina saw mass migrations of Europeans during the great wars. Some of these individuals and families, or their descendants, later immigrated into the U.S. Immigration records from foreign countries may just come in handy to your research.

Other records, both browsable images as well as indexed, have been added over the past couple of years. There are millions of available records, most belonging to someone’s ancestor, just waiting to be found.

FamilySearch Adds 6 Million+ Records for Austria, Brazil, Guatemala, Hungary, Mexico, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Spain & the U.S.A.

The following news release was written by familySearch staff:

FamilySearch Adds 6 Million Records – Austria, Mexico, Peru, U.S.A. – Each Add Over a Million Records

30 August 2011: FamilySearch.org added over six million records this week to its free online database. The new collections include seigniorial records from Austria, civil registrations from Chihuahua, Mexico, and probate records from Kentucky, U.S. Also added this week are records from Brazil, Guatemala, Hungary, Peru, Poland, South Africa, and Spain. View them all now 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 – Records – Images – Comments

New Historic Brazil & Honduras Records Online at FamilySearch.org

The following news release was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch.

New Historic Brazil and Honduras Records Online

Six Additional Country Collections Also Updated

More digital images poured out of the FamilySearch pipeline this week—over 2 million, in fact. Historic record collections for 8 countries were updated: Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Switzerland, U.S., and Wales. The biggest winners were Brazil and Honduras. More than 1.7 million images were added to the Brazil Civil Registration collection, with records from 1870 to 2009. And 346,000 church records were added for Honduras. These birth, marriage, death, and church records are very valuable because they usually include multiple generations in a single document. See the table below for details of all the updates this week. You can search all of the record collections now for free at FamilySearch.org.

If you are enjoying the steady stream of free records added weekly, please consider “giving back” as a FamilySearch volunteer. You can start and stop volunteering at any time. Find out more at indexing.familysearch.org.

Collection

Records

Images

Comment

Brazil Civil Registration, 1870–2009

19,319

1,688,985

Added images and index to existing collection.

Chile, Concepcion, Civil Registration, 1885–1903

0

43,001

Added browsable images to existing collection.

El Salvador, Civil Registration Records, 1867–1910

0

25,938

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Honduras, Church Records, 1895–1931

0

346,448

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545–1970

0

38,391

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348–1798

0

1,751

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792–1983

0

86,744

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Mississippi, Tippah County Records, 1836–1923

0

20,542

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813–1900

0

14,696

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, Stark County Court Records, 1809–1917

0

49,819

New browsable image collection.

United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War

0

90,497

New browsable image collection.

Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1773–1780

0

34,851

Added browsable images to existing collection.

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.

Nine Million Browsable Images from Nine Countries Added at FamilySearch.com This Week

The following News Release was received from Paul Nauta at FamilySearch:

9 Million Browsable Images from 9 Countries Added This Week

New Records for Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, U.S., and Venezuela

The bounty just keeps coming from FamilySearch’s digital pipeline. Mexico collections earned the top spot this week, with nearly 5 million new browsable images added. The Mexico records date from 1545 to 1984. In addition to Mexico, FamilySearch continued this week to strengthen its free online international collections by expanding 7 more of its collections. Millions more records or images were added for Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, and Venezuela. The U.S. collections were also expanded, with new data for California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Union Provost Marshal’s File, and Virginia. See the table below for more details. You can search all of the record collections now for free at FamilySearch.org.

If you enjoy the steady stream of free records added weekly, please consider “giving back” by contributing a little time online as a FamilySearch volunteer. You can start and stop volunteering at any time. Find out more at www.familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing.

Collection

Records

Images

Comment

Brazil, Catholic Church Records

0

1,007,788

New images added to existing collection:
Minas Gerais: Diocese of Luz, Diocese of Patos de Minas; Paran·: Archdiocese of Curitiba; Rio Grande Do Sul: Diocese of Santa Cruz Do Sul; Sao Paulo: Archdiocese of Sao Paulo, Diocese of Itapeva, Diocese of Presidente Prudente.

Canada, Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900

0

113,475

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Chile, Concepcion, Civil Registration, 1885-1903

0

696,721

New browsable image collection.

El Salvador, Civil Registration Records, 1836-1910

0

41,876

New browsable image collection.

Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934

0

5,241

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Civil Registration, 1806-1940 †

0

115,035

New browsable images added to existing collection: Rovigo, Oristano, Trieste, and Teramo.

Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978

0

752,385

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1984

0

168,067

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Morelos, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1969

0

1,448

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967

0

452,505

New browsable image collection.

Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970

0

4,378,429

New browsable image collection.

U.S., California, County Marriages, 1850-1952

281,432

0

New index collection.

U.S., California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958

22,506

0

Records courtesy of Footnote.com. Indexed records linked to images on Footnote.com.

U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967

0

18,857

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970

0

244,131

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950

0

198,414

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Estate Files, 1804-1846

0

83,768

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections

0

13,919

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana, Rosebud County Records

0

40,990

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records, 1890-1908

39,373

0

Records courtesy of Footnote.com. Indexed records linked to images on Footnote.com.

U.S., New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891

0

422,545

New browsable image collection.

U.S., New York, Kings County Estate Files, 1866-1923

26,082

492,465

Added images and index to existing collection.

U.S., Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985

0

1,506

Added images to existing collection.

U.S., Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866

0

107,471

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Virginia, Surry County Marriage Records, 1735-1950

0

19,618

New browsable image collection.

Venezuela, Civil Registration

0

88,680

New browsable image collection.

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.

New Records at FamilySearch.org

The following was received from Paul Nauta at FamilySearch.org:

Brazil, England, India, Italy, Nicaragua, Spain, and Wales Records Added

Also new U.S. records for Delaware, New Hampshire, Texas, and Virginia

More fascinating collections were published this week online at FamilySearch.orgó39 million new records, to be exact. The England and Wales 1901 Census will certainly be a favorite for British and Welsh researchers. And how about one million images added for Italy? Or India Land Ownership Pedigrees? FamilySearchís Texas collections have always been popular, and this week Texas collections have grown by 1.5 million new records (including birth, tax, and county records). In addition, more collections were released for Brazil, Nicaragua, Spain, and the U.S. (Delaware, New Hampshire, and Virginia).

A wide variety of original source records from around the world are continually being added to FamilySearchís online collections. Search them now at FamilySearch.org.

See the table below for additional details about the latest collection updates.

Collection

Records

Images

Comment

Brazil, Catholic Church Records

0

233,420

Images added for Sao Paulo (Piracicaba);
Minas Gerais (Guaxupe, Pouso Alegre, and Joao del Rei); and Rio de Janeiro (Nova Iguacu).

England and Wales Census, 1901

34,138,362

1,456,023

Rich index with links to images on FindMyPast.com.

India, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees

0

7,640

Set of land ownership pedigrees (Shajjra Nasb) that show familial relationships as land was passed from father to son (in Sanskrit).

Italy, Civil Registration, 1806-1940

0

944,579

Additional images added for Ischia, Napoli City, Nuoro, Mantova, and Padova.

Nicaragua, Managua, Civil Registration, 1879-2007

0

265,237

New digital images added.

Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1500-1930

17,348

87

Additional records from the diocese of ¡vila.

U.S., Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954

53,352

112,854

Name index and images of Delaware statewide marriage records. The certificates are arranged by year and then by certificate number.

U.S., New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947

318,102

1,028,209

Index and images of New Hampshire marriage records. These records consist of cards giving the names of the bride and groom with the town and date of the marriage and often much more information. Note: There are two images for each marriage.

U.S., Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934

440,509

416,479

Currently years 1903 to 1909 and 1926 to 1934 are available. More years will be added later.

U.S., Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910

0

678,887

New digital images added.

U.S., Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985

0

90,818

New digital images added.

U.S., Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

0

11,999

Naturalization petitions from four U.S. District Courts in Virginia; these records correspond to four record series at the National Archives.

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.

FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records

The following News Release was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch:

FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records
Includes 18 Million Digital Images from 13 Countries
No doubt family history enthusiasts will have a heyday looking over the latest collection updates! The 18 million free, FamilySearchbrowsable digital images are just a sample of what should be a banner year as FamilySearch continues to plug away at digitizing its massive microfilm collection for online access. U.S. researchers will be excited to begin poring over the 3 million new digital images of U.S. naturalization records included in this update.
Patrons will also find 72 million new, searchable, indexed records to search for free thanks to FamilySearch’s cadre of online volunteer indexers and agreements with Ancestry.com and findmypast.com. Findmypast.com’s index to the 1881 and 1891 England and Wales censuses and Ancestry.com’s indexes for U.S. border crossings from Canada to U.S. and Mexico to U.S. can now be searched free of charge at FamilySearch.org.
See the table below for additional details of the latest collection updates.

Collection Images Records Comment
Brazil, Catholic Church Records 588,020 Images added to the following collections: Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, and Rio de Janeiro
Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937, and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 188,756 Index only.
Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 363,464 Index only.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 71,036 Notary records from Montreal and Terrebonne.
England, Bristol, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1900 271,298 Index only.
England and Wales Census, 1881 30,262,586 Index only. Images available at findmypast.com.
England and Wales Census, 1891 31,782,845 Index only. Images available at findmypast.com.
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934 2,085,501 Images have waypoints.
Italy, Civil Registration 51,466 Localities published: Rovigo
Italy, Napoli Province Municipal Records, 1809-1936 84 37,416 Images and records added to this collection: Castellammare di Stabia
Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration 305,360 New records added to existing collection. Images were already published.
Mexico, Catholic Church Records 4,031,651 Images added for localities in the following states: Guerrero, Mexico (Estada), Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Zacatecas
Mexico Census, 1930 (San Luis Potosi) 526 501,486
Netherlands, Civil Registration, 1792-1952 4,180,580 Images and waypoints added for Drenthe, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Overijssel, and Utrecht.
New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1839-1973 1,446 144,523
Nicaragua, Managua, Civil Registration, 1879-2007 1,263,191 New images.
Philippines, Manila Civil Registration, 1899-1994 1,972,249 New images.
Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books, 1654-1946, Part 1 254,375 Digital images of baptism, birth, marriage, burial and death records for parishes in the Radom, Poland, diocese.
U.S., Border Crossings From Canada to United States, 1895-1956 4,335,400 Data courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Border Crossings From Mexico to United States, 1903-1957 3,610,754 Data courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989 581,198 Images and waypoints added.
U.S., California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976 567,808 Images and waypoints added.
U.S., Delaware Death Records, 1855-1955 180,832 14,584
U.S., Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950 1,493,775 Images and waypoints added.
U.S., Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915 200,672 18,134 New records and images added to the existing collection. 2,126,586 records were moved to this collection from the legacy collection.
U.S., Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915 72,760 15,110 New records and images added to the existing collection. 1,083,931 records were moved to this collection from the legacy collection.
U.S., Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950 207,650 338,109
U.S., New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906 635,867 Images and browse entries are available.
U.S., New York State Census, 1892, Part 2 9,589 Images added for the following localities: Albany, Broome, Essex, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Long Island City, Madison, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Queens, Warren
U.S., Rhode Island, State Census, 1935 693,472 693,472 Contains information from index cards created for each person in the 1935 state census.
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1773-1780 186 New images.
Total 18,936,289 72,883,291

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. 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. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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.

FamilySearch adds Nearly 4 Million Images from 7 Countries

The following was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch, this morning.

Nearly four million new digital images are now available on Beta.FamilySearch.org. These collections include the first images from South Africa, as well as records from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, the Netherlands, and the United States. About 1.7 million of these records are indexed.

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FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. 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. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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.

New Indexing Projects at beta.FamilySearch.org for the Holidays

The following was received from Paul Nauta, With FamilySearch:

FamilySearch beta

FamilySearch volunteers have some exciting new indexing projects to work on during this holiday season. Recently released projects include records from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States. There are also projects from four different countries that were recently completed and will soon be available for searching at beta.familysearch.org.

New Projects in the Past Two Weeks

· Canada, Bas-Canada—Recensement de 1842

· Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B]

· Ireland—Tithe Applotment Books, 1824–1840

· Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part C]

· Mexico, Oaxaca—1930 Federal Censo

· Nicaragua, Masaya—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984

· U.S.—Naval Enlistment Registers, 1855–1891

· U.S., Connecticut—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942

· U.S., Iowa—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Maine—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934 [Part C]

· U.S., Wisconsin—1930 Federal Census

(See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing 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 beta.familysearch.org in the near future.)

· België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel D]

· Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A]

· U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part H]

· U.S., Arkansas—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Connecticut—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Louisiana—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Maryland—WWII Draft Registration, 1942

· U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo Federal

· U.S., Rhode Island—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Vermont—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., West Virginia—WWII Draft Registration, 1942

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B] – Spanish – 58%

Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B] – Spanish – 89%

Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A] – Spanish – 37%

Brasil—Registro Civil, 1852–1914 [Parte 2A] – Portuguese – 1%
Brasil, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 [Parte A] – Portuguese – 13%
Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920 – Portuguese – 3%
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 [Piloto] – Portuguese – 52%

Canada—Passenger Lists, 1881–1922 – English – 5%

Canada, Bas-Canada—Recensement de 1842 – French – (New)

Canada, New Brunswick—Deaths, 1815–1938 [Part B] – English – 18%

Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B] – English – (New)

Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1] – (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1]) – German – 92%

Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900 – Spanish – 28%

Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B] – Spanish – 35%

Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959 – Spanish – 13%

Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959 – Spanish – 65%

Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part D] – German – 13%

El Salvador—Registros Civiles, 1835–1910 – Spanish – 24%

España, Andalucía—Registros Civiles, 1837–1870 – Spanish – 4%

España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1] – Spanish – 42%

France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 – French – 44%

France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907 – French – 56%

France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D] – French – 83%

France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 – French – 60%

Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1800–1900 – Spanish – 10%

Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900 – Spanish – 26%

Ireland—Tithe Applotment Books, 1824–1840 – English – (New)

Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B] – Italian – 73%

Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A] – Italian – 43%

Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part C] – English – (New)

Mexico, D.F.—Bautismos, 1536–1900 [Parte A] – Spanish – 2%

Mexico, Oaxaca—1930 Federal Censo – Spanish – (New)

Mexico, Puebla—1930 Federal Censo – Spanish – 82%

New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2A] – English – 8%

Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Part 3B] – Spanish – 94%

Nicaragua, Masaya—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 – Spanish – (New)

Norge —Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903 – Norwegian – 2%

Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A] – Spanish – 77%

Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910 – Portuguese – 24%

República Dominicana—Nacimientos Civiles, 1828–1906 – Spanish – 1%

Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 – German – 38%

South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970 – Afrikaans, Dutch, English – 64%

Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 69%

Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 73%

Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 30%

U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part A] – English – 14%

U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925 [Part B] – English – 11%

U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv] – English/ Old English – 28%

Uruguay—Registros Civiles (Nacimientos), 1879–1930 – Spanish – 5%

U.S.—Naval Enlistment Registers, 1855–1891 – English – (New)

U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part A] – English – 60%

U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [IX] – English – 58%

U.S., Arkansas—WWII Draft Registration, 1942 – English – 39%

U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 [Part B] – English – 70%

U.S., Connecticut—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – English – (New)

U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 [Part A] – English – 39%

U.S., District of Columbia—Deaths, 1874–1959 – English – 86%

U.S., Illinois—County Marriages, 1810–1934 [Part A] – English – 65%

U.S., Indiana, Bartholomew—County Marriages, 1811–1959 – English – 47%

U.S., Iowa—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

U.S., Iowa—County Births, 1880–1935 [Part A] – English – 11%

U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part A] – English – 45%

U.S., Maine—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

U.S., Minnesota—County Marriages, 1860–1949 [Part A] – English – 35%

U.S., New Jersey—County Marriages, 1682–1956 [Part 1] – English – 25%

U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1938 [Part A] – English – 37%

U.S., New York—Marriages, 1908–1935 [Part A] – English – 34%

U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part B] – English – 20%

U.S., North Carolina—Freedmen Letters, 1862–1870 – English – 10%

U.S., Oklahoma—Allotment Records, 1899–1907 – English – 74%

U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959 [Part B] – English – 32%

U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Censo Federal – Spanish – 11%

U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte B] – Spanish – 5%

U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part B] – English – 29%

U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part C] – English – 42%

U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934 [Part C] – English – (New)

U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 [Part B] – English – 21%

U.S., Wisconsin—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909 – Spanish – 1%

Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2] – Spanish – 25%

Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925 – German – 33%

Россия, Самара—Метрические книги церкви, 1869–1917 (часть 1) – Russian – 66%

Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть B] – Russian – 9%

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A] – French – 61%

Brasil, Minas Gerais—Church Records, 1706-1952 – Portuguese – 1%

Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935 – English – 18%

Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900 – German – 11%

España, Avila, Barroman—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930 – Spanish – 12%

España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935 – Spanish – 93%

España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870 – Spanish – 54%

France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909 – French – 77%

Norway—1875 Census [Part B] – Norwegian – 63%

Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982 – Spanish – 72%

U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 – English – 21%

U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3] – English – 91%

U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908 – English – 67%

U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940 – English – 33%

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. 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. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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.

Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch:

FamilySearch beta There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past week at the National Genealogical Society annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org. Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

See the listing below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections – laid out by country, dates included, and the number of records available.

FOREIGN
Argentina Baptisms, 1645—1930 — 4,209,653
Argentina Marriages, 1722—1911 — 150,895
Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816—1980 — 106,767
Austria Births and Baptisms, 1651—1940 — 88,885
Austria Burials, 1768 – 1918 — 31,756
Austria Marriages, 1722 — 1898 — 25,383
Bahamas Births, 1550—1891 — 53,476
Barbados Baptisms, 1739—1891 — 222,010
Barbados Burials, 1854—1885 — 92,226
Barbados Marriages, 1854—1879 — 15,666
Belgium Births and Baptisms, 1560—1890 — 354,038
Belgium Deaths and Burials, 1564—1900 — 67,182
Brazil Baptisms, 1688—1935 — 3,597,609
Brazil Deaths, 1750—1890 — 43,931
Brazil Marriages, 1730—1955 — 475,107
Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661—1959 — 2,160,243
Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664—1955 — 101,189
Canada Marriages, 1661—1949 — 262,982
Canada – British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872—1986 — 928,851
Canada – British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859—1932 — 124,593
Canada – New Brunswick Births, 1819—1899 — 25,414
Canada – Nova Scotia Births, 1702—1896 — 125,791
Canada – Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711—1909 — 32,245
Canada – Ontario Births, 1779—1899 — 455,469
Canada – Ontario Marriages, 1800—1910 — 28,574
Canada – Quebec Births, 1662—1898 — 27,212
Caribbean Births, 1590—1928 — 438,073
Caribbean Deaths, 1790—1906 — 13,088
Caribbean Marriages, 1591—1905 — 88,186
Costa Rica Baptisms, 1700—1915 — 176,574
Costa Rica Deaths, 1787—1900 — 31,505
Costa Rica Marriages, 1750—1920 — 57,849
Czech Republic Births, 1637—1889 — 33,062
Czech Republic Marriages, 1654—1889 — 12,698
Dominican Republic Baptisms, 1726—1924 — 114,209
Dominican Republic Deaths, 1666—1862 — 14,636
Dominican Republic Marriages, 1743—1929 — 31,992
Ecuador Baptisms, 1680—1930 — 593,710
Ecuador Deaths, 1800—1920 — 43,852
Ecuador Marriages, 1680—1930 — 271,061
El Salvador Baptisms, 1750—1940 — 218,500
El Salvador Marriages, 1810—1930 — 28,162
France Deaths and Burials, 1546—1960 — 347,368
France Marriages, 1546—1924 — 1,397,204
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558—1898 — 33,749,332
Gibraltar Marriages, 1879—1918 — 2,201
Gibralter Births and Baptisms, 1704—1876 — 30,515
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778—1988 — 69,278
Great Britain Marriages, 1797—1988 — 22,036
Great Britain – Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820—1907 — 41,647
Great Britain – Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1821—1911 — 224,489
Great Britain – Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844—1911 — 42,389
Great Britain – Isle of Man Marriages, 1849—1911 — 42,662
Great Britain – Wales, Births and Baptisms, 1586—1907 — 773,392
Great Britain – Wales, Deaths and Burials, 1586—1885 — 15,109
Great Britain – Wales, Marriages, 1541—1900 — 39,630
Grenada Births and Baptisms, 1866—1891 — 33,239
Guatemala Baptisms, 1730—1917 — 466,223
Guatemala Deaths, 1760—1880 — 20,921
Guatemala Marriages, 1750—1930 — 112,610
Hondurus Baptisms, 1730—1930 — 220,317
Hondurus Marriages, 1800—1910 — 31,686
Hungary Baptisms, 1734—1895 — 14,210
Iceland Marriages, 1770—1920 — 42,954
India Births and Baptisms, 1800—1945 — 887,579
India Deaths and Burials, 1800—1945 — 566,529
India Marriages, 1800—1945 — 203,970
Ireland Deaths, 1864—1870 — 51,249
Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806—1900 — 1,940,693
Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809—1900 — 438,494
Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752—1920 — 331,497
Luxembourg Births, 1662—1840 — 7,835
Luxembourg Deaths, 1702—1798 — 1,554
Luxembourg Marriages, 1700—1810 — 1471
Mexico Deaths, 1680—1940 — 362,067
Mexico Marriages , 1570—1950 — 6,232,176
Panama Baptisms, 1750—1938 — 269,054
Panama Deaths, 1840—1930 — 21,463
Panama Marriages, 1800—1950 — 39,839
Paraguay Baptisms, 1800—1930 — 101,337
Paraguay Marriages, 1800—1900 — 14,400
Peru Baptisms, 1556—1930 — 4,013,461
Peru Deaths, 1750—1930 — 101,257
Peru Marriages, 1600—1940 — 443,248
Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642—1994 — 334,139
Philippines Deaths and Burials, 1726—1957 — 5,128,622
Philippines Marriages, 1723—1957 — 2,247,381
Portugal Baptisms , 1570—1910 — 424,354
Portugal Deaths, 1640—1910 — 100,234
Portugal Marriages, 1670—1910 — 59,735
Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755—1917 — 170,844
Russia Deaths and Burials, 1815—1917 — 100,647
Russia Marriages, 1793—1919 — 33,559
Samoa Baptisms, 1863—1940 — 28,013
Samoa Burials, 1895—1970 — 42,061
Spain Deaths, 1600—1920 — 186,259
Sweden Baptisms, 1611—1920 — 9,280,828
Sweden Burials, 1649-1920 — 1,207,501
Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920 — 2,243,064
Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940 — 1,001,685
Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875 — 138,011
Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910 — 268,739
Switzerland, Basel City Church Books, 1380-1917 — Images Only
Switzerland, Schaffhausen Genealogies and City Directories, 1460-1952 — Images Only
Ukraine, Births and Baptisms — 14,166
Uruguay Marriages, 1840—1900 — 19,810

UNITED STATES
United States 1910 Federal Census (AZ, CA, DE, FL) — 4,078,117
United States Births, 1867—1931 — 20,946
United States Deaths, 1867—1961 — 3,705
United States Marriages, 1733—1990 — 7,176

Arizona Births and Christening , 1909—1917 — 27,483
Arizona Deaths , 1910—1911; 1993—1994 — 10,168
Arizona Marriages, 1888—1908 — 75,094
Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1880—1893 — 11,724
Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882—1929; 1945—1963 — 38,956
Arkansas Marriages, 1837—1944 — 1,005,608
Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710—1896 — 30,298
Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815—1955 — 209,592
Delaware Marriages, 1713—1953 — 70,024
District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830—1955 — 121,224
District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840—1964 — 372,173
District of Columbia Marriages, 1830—1921 — 242,760
Florida Births and Christenings, 1880—1935 — 28,301
Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900—1921 — 24,800
Florida Marriages, 1837—1974 — 860,110
Hawaii Births and Christenings, 1852—1933 — 150,992
Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862—1919 — 105,519
Hawaii Marriages, 1826—1922 — 103,871
Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856—1965 — 75,881
Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907—1965 — 31,253
Idaho Marriages, 1878—1898/1903—1942 — 88,588
Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818—1936 — 59,392
Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885—1930 — 39,907
Kansas Marriages, 1840—1935 — 378,903
Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839—1960 — 547,119
Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843—1970 — 1,971,681
Kentucky Marriages, 1785—1979 — 1,532,718
Louisiana Births, Christenings, 1811—1830; 1854—1934 — 16,890
Louisiana Marriages, 1816—1906 — 129,641
Maine Births and Christenings, 1739—1900 — 940,882
Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841—1910 — 172,879
Maine Marriages, 1771—1907 — 597,508
Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650—1995 — 206,288
Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877—1992 — 11,686
Maryland Marriages, 1666—1970 — 253,727
Montana Marriages, 1889—1947 — 197,930
New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726—1918 — 435,411
New Mexico Deaths, 1788—1798; 1838—1955 — 9,627
New Mexico Marriages, 1751—1918 — 93,387
New York Births and Christenings, 1640—1962 — 1,351,166
New York Deaths and Burials, 1795—1952 — 701,396
New York Marriages, 1686—1980 — 859,927
North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866—1964 — 156,156
North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898—1994 — 2,742,609
North Carolina Marriages, 1759—1979 — 2,128,391
Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854—1997 — 2,535,557
Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868—1929 — 70,253
Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903—1947 — 29,035
Oregon Marriages, 1853—1935 — 57,523
South Dakota State Census, 1935 673,322
Tennessee County Marriages, 1790—1950 — 10,145
Utah Births and Christenings, 1892—1941 — 48,049
Utah Deaths, 1888—1946 — 148,933
Utah Marriages, 1887—1966 — 308,854
Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765—1908 — 402,329
Vermont Deaths, 1871—1965 — 235,415
Vermont Marriages, 1791—1974 — 185,433
Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853—1912 — 785,241
West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853—1928 — 544,589
West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854—1932 — 56,688
West Virginia Marriages, 1854—1932 — 203,378
Wyoming Marriages, 1877—1920 — 14,070

PLANET EARTH
World Misc Births, 1534—1983 — 616,742
World Misc Deaths, 1767—1950 — 15269
World Misc Marriages, 1662—1945 — 28668

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and effort needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. If you would like to become a volunteer in the FamilySearch community, please go to FamilySearchIndexing.org. Many hands produce great work. Thank you for your support!

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FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. 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. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter—day Saints. 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.

3.5 Million New Records, Including Brazil, Czech Republic and Italy, Added at the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot Website

Thanks to Paul Nauta for the following info:

20 May 2009: Thirteen collections were added or updated on the FamilySearch Record Search pilot—over 3.5 million new records. International researchers will be excited to know that collections were added for Brazil, Czech Republic, and Italy.

In the United States, collections were added for Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina. These collections can be searched for free at the FamilySearch.org Records Search pilot (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).

Special thanks to the FamilySearch volunteers who helped create the 2 million indexed names published this week!

FamilySearch Additions

About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. 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. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FamilySearch Publishes Its First Online Portuguese Collection

The following News Release was received from Paul Nauta, FamilySearch:

Millions of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Civil Registration Records Are Now Digitally Searchable on the Web!

SALT LAKE CITY — FamilySearch added the Brazil, Rio de Rio de Janeiro Areal Nascimentos - 1896 Maio to 1900 Avo Volume 1Janeiro Civil Registration to its online collection—about 4.5 million new digital images. The free collection contains searchable digital images of the original birth, marriage, and death records from all of the municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro from 1889 to 2006. The new digital images can be searched for free at FamilySearch.org (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).

The published records cover births up to 1930, marriages to 1950, and deaths up to 2006. There are an estimated 18 million names in the free online digital collection. FamilySearch continues to film civil registration records in Rio de Janeiro and will update the collection as applicable.

Prior to now, the Rio de Janeiro Civil Registration records were only available in archive offices in Brazil or on microfilm through one of FamilySearch’s family history centers worldwide. FamilySearch digitized the collection—over 2,500 microfilms, spanning 117 years of vital records—and published them online for free public access.

“Now instead of ordering some of the films and traveling to a local family history center to use it, researchers worldwide can search any of the 2,500 films digitally and freely online from the comfort of their home,” said Paul Nauta, FamilySearch public affairs manager. “Family history enthusiasts with Rio de Janeiro ancestors have just been handed a big-time free gift,” added Nauta.

FamilySearch’s online digital image viewer makes it easy to search the historical documents. Patrons can quickly navigate from a Rio de Janeiro municipality down to individual towns. Simply click on a town, and the images are typically divided up by birth, marriage, death, and a year range—making it very convenient to comb through the original records for that town during a specific period in search of a Brazilian ancestor from Rio de Janeiro. Digital images can also be printed or saved electronically.

“Civil registrations (Registros Civis) are the vital records made by the Brazilian government and are an excellent source of accurate information on names, dates, and vital events,” said Lynn Turner, FamilySearch collection manager records specialist for Latin America. “The new digital image collection online is extremely important for those doing genealogical research in Rio de Janeiro because they document critical events in a person’s life and cover such a large percentage of the population—and they are freely accessible to anyone with Internet access,” concluded Turner.

Civil records were kept for all the population, including the Catholics and the non-Catholics. There was a large infusion of non-Catholics in Brazil after the 1880s. The civil registration records are an important public record of this section of the population as well.

FamilySearch has the largest collection of Brazilian vital records outside of Brazil. Currently these records are available to the public on microfilm through FamilySearch’s 4,500 family history centers worldwide or affiliate public libraries. FamilySearch plans to continue expanding online access to its Brazil collections. Pernambuco and Paranã will be the next state civil registrations added to the collection.

All Kinds of Cool New Stuff Happening at FamilySearch Indexing!

familysearch-logo-4-7-091 There are many new, upcoming, and completed indexing projects to report in this update from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. Twelve of the projects below are new (see Current Projects). Included are three Belgian and two Argentina projects. The New York 1892 State Census project is exciting! New York has some of the best state censuses and it’s great to see them indexed and digitized!

CURRENT FAMILYSEARCH INDEXING PROJECTS, RECORD LANGUAGE & % COMPLETE
UNITED STATES – VITAL RECORDS

  • Arkansas County Marriages V – English – 20% complete
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers – English – (New)

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS

  • Missouri–1920 US Federal Census – English – (New)
  • Nevada–1920 US Federal Census – English – 89% complete
  • New Mexico–1920 US Federal Census – English – 75% complete

UNITED STATES –STATE CENSUS RECORDS

  • Minnesota 1895 State Census – English – 74% complete
  • New York 1892 State Census – English – (New) complete
  • Rhode Island 1925 State Census – English- (New) complete

ARGENTINA

  • Argentina, Buenos Aires 1855 Census – Spanish – (New)
  • Argentina Censo 1869–Catamarca y La Rioja – Spanish – (New)
  • Argentina Censo 1869–Corrientes y Entre Rios – Spanish – 44% complete

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia NSW Newspaper Cuttings – English – 88% complete

BELGIUM

  • Belgium–Antwerp Foreigners Index – Dutch, Flemish – 27% complete

GERMANY

  • Brandenburg Kirchenbücher – German – 49% complete

SPAIN

  • España, Lugo–Registros Parroquiales [Part 1] – Spanish – 16% complete
  • España, Ávila–Registros Parroquiales – Spanish – 78% complete

FRANCE

  • France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche – French – 9% complete

GERMANY

  • St Petersburg Church Records 1833-1885 – German – 1% complete

ITALY

  • Italy, Trento Baptism Records, 1784-1924 – Italian – 60% complete

MEXICO CENSUS

  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Sinaloa Spanish – (New)
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Sonora – Spanish – 88%
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Tabasco – Spanish – 70% complete
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Tamaulipas – Spanish – (New)

NICARAGUA

  • Nicaragua, Managua Civil Records – Spanish – 13% complete

NORWAY

  • Norway 1875 Census part 1 -Norwegian – 10% complete

PERU

  • Perú, Lima–Registros Civiles – Spanish – 10% complete

UNITED KINGDOM

  • UK, Cheshire–Land Tax – English – 58% complete
  • UK, Cheshire–School Records – English – 44% complete

UKRAINE

  • Ukraine Kyiv 1840-1842 – Russian – 10% complete

VENEZUELA

  • Venezuela Mérida Registros Parroquiales – Spanish – 1% complete

CURRENT FAMILYSEARCH PARTNER PROJECTS

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages IV – English – (New)
  • Indiana Marriages, 1882 to Apr 1905 – English – 82% complete
  • Indiana Marriage Returns, 1882 to April 1905 – English – 31% complete
  • Ohio Tax Records–2 of 4 – English – 71% complete
  • Vermont Militia Records – English – 37% complete

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia–Victoria Probate Records – English – 31% complete

BELGIUM

  • Belgique–Registres des Décès – Charleroi 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish – (New)
  • Belgique–Registres Des Décès (Français) – French – 21% complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–In het Nederlands – Dutch, Flemish – 74% complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–Kalmthout 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish (New) complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–Mechelen 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish (New) complete

GERMANY

  • Bremer, Schifflisten – German – 42% complete

FLANDERS

  • Flanders Death Registration – French, Dutch, Flemish – 76% complete

CANADA

  • Nova Scotia, Antigonish Church Records – English – 72% complete

UPCOMING INDEXING PROJECTS
These projects are currently being created. Dates when indexing is scheduled to begin will vary.

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages VI
  • Arkansas Marriages VII
  • Chicago Archdiocese Cemetery Records 1 (1864-1989)
  • Freedmen Marriages
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates 1
  • Indiana, Allen County Marriages 1811-1959

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia, Bounty Immigrants, 1824-1842
  • Australia, Greenwich, Genealogical Records

AUSTRIA

  • Austria, Vienna Population Cards

BRAZIL

  • Brazil, Pernambuco Civil Register 1900-1920
  • Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Marriages 1900-1920

CANADA

  • Canada, British Columbia Birth 1854-1903
  • Canada, British Columbia Marriages

CZECH

  • Czech, Litomerice Church Records – Part 1 1552-1905

GERMANY

  • Germany, Baden Church Books 1810-1869
  • Germany, Mecklenburg 1890 Census

JAMAICA

  • Jamaica, Trelawny Births

PERU

  • Peru, Lima Civil Register Index 1910-1930

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
These projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication.

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages III
  • Michigan–1920 US Federal Census
  • New Brunswick 1871 Census
  • New Hampshire–1920 US Federal Census
  • New Jersey–1920 US Federal Census
  • Rhode Island 1915 State Census

ARGENTINA

  • Argentina 1869 Census–Cordoba y San Luis

MEXICO

  • Nayarit–Censo de Mexico de 1930

CANADA

  • Nova Scotia–1871 Census
  • Ontario–1861 Census

UNITED KINGDOM

  • UK – Cheshire Parish Registers part 1

How you can Volunteer: You may choose the records to index. First you need to sign up to volunteer at www.FamilySearchIndexing.org.

As an indexer, you may search the Indexes for Free! The indexes that are created by indexing volunteers are eventually published and available at FamilySearch labs.

THANKS TO PAUL NAUTA FOR THE ABOVE INFO.