04 May 2011

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Collections—600 to Be Exact!

Latest Additions Reach New Milestone in Free Online Historic Record Collections

The latest additions to FamilySearch's online collection of free historic record collections pushes it to 600! That's right, 600 free, original source record collections online from all over the world. The tally of insomniacs will certainly expand as the numbers of family history researchers enjoy the latest updates. This week there are new international records from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Poland, and Spain. Now take a seat while the list of updates for the U.S. collections are noted: California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington State, Wisconsin, and the Virgin Islands. Whew! See the table below for details. You can search all of the record collections now for free at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection Records Images Comment
Argentina, Catholic Church Records     360,671        347 Added images and index to existing collection.
Brazil, Catholic Church Records               0 147,511 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900              0   19,974 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records      41,672            0 Added index records to existing collection.
France, Coutances, Catholic Diocese, 1802-1907    133,771            0 Added index records to existing collection.
France, Protestant Church Records, 1612-1906      45,305   14,155 Added images and index to existing collection.
Italy, Civil Registration, 1806-1940      47,588   37,439 Added index records and images for Castellammare di Stabia, Catania, Teramo, and Trieste to existing collection.
Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration    275,358 308,905 Added images and index to existing collection.
Mexico Census, 1930 1,063,750            0 Added the state of Oaxaca.
Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978               0 218,722 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967               0   47,203 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1970               0   51,249 New browsable image collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records               0 592,054 New browsable image collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950               0 216,211 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Passports, 1810-1866               0     8,573 New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, County Marriages, 1850-1952   123,230            0 Added Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Stanislaus, and Sutter Counties to existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967              0   17,569 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950   377,681 127,190 New index collection, first part.
U.S., Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934   323,712            0 Added Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Champaign, Christian, Clark, and Clay Counties to existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959   114,658            0 Added Elkhart County to existing collection.
U.S., Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955 1,384,241            0 New index collection.
U.S., Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950              0      1,469 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891              0    80,509 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887      68,176             0 New index collection.
U.S., Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949    156,395    88,640 New collection. Counties published: Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cottonwood, Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, and Goodhue.
U.S., Mississippi, Tippah County Records, 1836-1923               0    55,910 New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York State Census, 1892 1,051,915      5,175 Added Madison, Warren, Greene, Albany, Hamilton, Ontario, Broome, Herkimer, Cayuga, Oswego, Onondaga, Essex, Lewis, and Queens Counties to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956               0  850,465 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Case Files of Chinese Immigrants, 1900-1923               0    60,096 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882               0     58,940 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949    38,070 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Washington State County Records; King, Kitsap and Pierce Counties, 1854-1950              0    15,653 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1933              0     2,184 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Virgin Islands US, Church Records              0     5,363 New browsable image collection.

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