17 December 2010

FamilySearch Records Update


FamilySearch Wraps Up Genealogical Gifts for the Holiday Season

Nearly 4 million images added from 7 countries


 Nearly four million new digital images are now available on 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.

 See the chart below for the complete list of newly added or updated collections.
Project
Digital Images
Indexed Records
Comments
Brazil, Catholic Church Records
100,110
0
New images added to existing collection
Canada, Quebec Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1900
85
79,936
New records linked to images; most images already published
Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1939
55,528
0
New images
Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-1934
0
22,448
New records added to existing collection
Netherlands, Civil Registration, 1792-1952
1,505,610
0
Images added to existing collection
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province Civil Registration
6,349
0
New images
South Africa, Orange Free State, estate files, 1951-1973
79,466
15,879
New records linked to images; multiple images per record
U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792-1983
62,763
0
New images
U.S., Minnesota Territorial Census, 1857
342
156,888
New records linked to images; most images already published
U.S., North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
39,836
45,204
New records linked to images; partial collection, with more images to come
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
2,040,944
1,371,394
New records linked to images; includes the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin