02 February 2011

FamilySearch Volunteers Have Indexed Over 500 Million Records

New France, Italy, and Jamaica Projects Added to Start 2011

It is quite amazing to think it all started in 2006. That was when FamilySearch migrated its then CD-ROM based indexing program to the web. The rest is record-making history—literally. Fueled by growing numbers of record collections from which to choose, the convenience of contributing 24/7 from any PC with web access, and the contagious spirit of wanting to give back or contribute to something very meaningful, the work continues to expand. Volunteers worldwide continue to join the cause and donate time and talent to help index the world’s historic genealogical records.
In 2010, FamilySearch indexing posted the following milestones:
    • 100+ projects in 11 languages
    • Addition of Portuguese and Polish languages
    • 40,000 new active indexers (completed a batch of work), for a total of 127,000 active indexers
    • Volunteer indexers averaged 2,169 records each
    • Arbitrators averaged 17,803 records each
    • 186 million records were double keyed and arbitrated
    • Over 500 million indexed records have been published since FamilySearch indexing’s inception in 2006
Since 2006, volunteers have indexed 548 million records! It has truly become a volunteer phenomenon and is the largest initiative of its kind. The records can be searched free of charge at FamilySearch.org.

New Projects Added in January 2011
·         France, Quimper et Leon, Brest, Saint Pierre—Registres Paroissiaux, 1772–1909
(France, Quimper et Leon, Brest, Saint Pierre—Parish Registers, 1772–1909)
(in partnership with Cercle Généalogique du Finistere)
·         Italia, Provincia di Vicenza—Registri Parrocchiali, 1597–1937
(Italy, Vicenza Province—Parish Registers, 1597–1937)
·         Mexico, Veracruz—1930 Federal Censo
(Mexico, Veracruz—1930 Federal Census)
·         U.S., Indiana, Elkhart County—Marriages, 1811–1959
(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 familysearch.org in the near future.) 
·         Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B]
·         Canada, Ontario—1861 Census Records [Part 2]
·         France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1772–1909
·         Italia, Napolia, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B]
·         Mexico, Oaxaca—1930 Federal Censo
·         Mexico, Puebla—1930 Federal Censo
·         U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [IX]
·         U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 [Part B]
·         U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 [Part A]
·         U.S., Illinois—1930 Federal Census
·         U.S., Indiana, Bartholomew County—Marriages, 1811–1959
·         U.S., Maryland—1930 Federal Census
·         U.S., Mississippi—1930 Federal Census
·         U.S., Nebraska—1885 State Census
·         U.S., New Jersey—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942
·         U.S., Oklahoma—Allotment Records, 1899–1907
·         U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia—City Probate Records, 1837–1865
·         U.S., Texas—1910 Federal Census [Part B]
·         U.S., Wisconsin—1930 Federal Census
·         Россия, Самара—Метрические книги церкви, 1869–1917 (часть 1)


Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B]
(Argentina, Balvanera—Church Records, 1833–1934 [Part B])
Spanish
87%
Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A]
(Argentina, Santa Fe—Church Records, 1634–1926 [Part A])
Spanish
52%
Brasil—Registro Civil, 1852–1914 [Parte 2A]
(Brazil—Civil Registration, 1852–1914 [Part 2A])
Portuguese
2%
Brasil, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 [Parte A]
(Brazil, Florianópolis—Church Records, 1751–1954 [Part A])
Portuguese
17%
(Brazil, Pernambuco, Recife—Civil Registration, 1900–1920)
Portuguese
4%
(Brazil, Rio de Janeiro—Marriages, 1900–1910)
Portuguese
57%
English
5%
Canada, Bas-Canada—Recensement de 1842
(Canada, Lower Canada—1842 Census)
French
60%
English
94%
English
9%
Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900
(Chile—Civil Registration, 1885–1900)
Spanish
39%
Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B]
(Chile, Concepcion—Civil Registration, 1885–1903 [Part 2B])
Spanish
51%
Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959
(Colombia, Bucaramanga—Church Records, 1649–1959)
Spanish
14%
Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959
(Colombia, Marinilla—Parish Records, 1815–1959)
Spanish
82%
Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part D]
(Germany, Baden, Achern—Church Books, 1810–1869 [Part D])
German
54%
El Salvador—Registros Civiles, 1835–1910
(El Salvador—Civil Registration, 1835–1910)
Spanish
33%
España, Andalucía—Registros Civiles, 1837–1870
(Spain, Andalucia—Civil Registration, 1837–1870)
Spanish
10%
España, LugoRegistros Parroquiales, 15301930 [Parte 1]
(Spain, Lugo—Parish Registers, 1530–1930 [Part 1])
Spanish
43%
France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907
(France, Cherbourg—Parish Registers, 1802–1907)
French
45%
France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907
(France, Coutances—Parish Registers, 1802–1907)
French
86%
France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D]
(France, Paris—Protestant Registers, 1612–1906 [Part D])
French
93%
France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907
(France, Saint-Lo—Parish Registers, 1802–1907)
French
62%
Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1800–1900
(Guatemala, Guatemala—Civil Registration, 1800–1900)
Spanish
18%
Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900
(Guatemala, Guatemala—Civil Registration, 1877–1900)
Spanish
41%
English
10%
Italia, Provincia di Vicenza—Registri Parrocchiali, 1597–1937
(Italy, Vicenza Province—Parish Registers, 1597–1937)
Italian
(New)
Italian
56%
English
(New)
English
34%
Mexico, D.F.—Bautismos, 1536–1900 [Parte A]
(Mexico, D.F.—Church Baptisms, 1536–1900 [Part A])
Spanish
4%
Mexico, Veracruz—1930 Federal Censo
(Mexico, Veracruz—1930 Federal Census)
Spanish
(New)
English
11%
Nicaragua, Masaya—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984
(Nicaragua, Masaya—Civil Registration, 1879–1984)
Spanish
3%
Norge—Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903
(Norway—Probate Index Cards, 1640–1903)
Norwegian
4%
Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A]
(Peru, Lima—Civil Registration, 1887–1921 [Part A])
Spanish
94%
Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910
(Portugal, Setúbal—Church Records, 1581–1910)
Portuguese
27%
República Dominicana—Nacimientos Civiles, 1828–1906
(Dominican Republic—Civil Births, 1828–1906)
Spanish
1%
Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885
(Russia, Saint Petersburg—Parish Register Duplicates, 1833–1885)
German
44%
South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970
Afrikaans, Dutch, English
71%
Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]
(Sweden, Södermanland—Church Records, to 1860 [Part 1])
Swedish
81%
Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]
(Sweden, Uppsala—Church Records, to 1860 [Part 1])
Swedish
83%
Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]
(Sweden, Örebro—Church Records, to 1860 [Part 1])
Swedish
33%
English
17%
English
92%
English,
Old English
46%
Uruguay—Registros Civiles (Nacimientos), 1879–1930
(Uruguay—Civil Registration (Births), 1879–1930)
Spanish
12%
English
61%
English
74%
English
50%
English
93%
U.S., Indiana, Elkhart County—Marriages, 1811–1959
English
(New)
English
25%
English
73%
English
(New)
English
(New)
English
(New)
English
83%
English
29%
English
67%
English
46%
English
47%
English
(New)
English
(New)
English
39%
English
32%
English
91%
English
9%
U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Censo Federal
(U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Federal Census)
Spanish
25%
U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte B]
(U.S., Puerto Rico—Civil Births, 1836–1930 [Part B])
Spanish
8%
English
29%
English
62%
English
79%
English
70%
English
(New)
Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909
(Venezuela—Civil Births, 1873–1909)
Spanish
3%
Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2]
(Venezuela, Merida—Parish Registers, 1654–1992 [Part 2])
Spanish
39%
Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925
(Austria, Vienna—Population Cards, 1890–1925)
German
40%
Russian
50%

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel 3A]
(Belgium—Civil Registration, 1851–1900 [Part 3A])
Dutch, Flemish
10%
Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A]
(Belgium—Civil Registration, 1851–1900 [Part A])
French
78%
Portuguese
1%
English
22%
Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900
(Germany, Westphalia, Minden—City Censuses, 1880–1900)
German
12%
España, Avila, BarromanRegistros Parroquiales, 15501930
(Spain, Avila, Barroman—Parish Registers, 1550–1930)
Spanish
47%
España, MalagaRegistros Civiles, 18461870
(Spain, Malaga—Civil Registration, 1846–1870)
Spanish
54%
France, Quimper et Leon, Brest, Saint Pierre—Registres Paroissiaux, 1772–1909
(France, Quimper et Leon, Brest, Saint Pierre—Parish Registers, 1772–1909)
French
(New)
Norwegian
78%
Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982
(Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Church Registers, 1615–1982)
Spanish
87%
Polska—Księgi Metrykalne—Diecezja Lublin, 1902–1945
(Poland, Lublin Diocese—Church Books, 1902–1945)
Polish
54%
English
67%
English
3%
U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 4]
English
36%
U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908
English
69%
U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940
English
33%

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