20 July 2011

FamilySearch Records Update-12 Million New Records

FamilySearch Adds 12 Million New Records and Images This Week

The England and Mexico Collections Contain the Lion’s Share of the New Additions


The recent collection updates at FamilySearch.org are too diverse to summarize—seigniorial and notarial records, bishop’s transcripts and parish registers, citizen lists, court case files—you get the picture.  The largest collection updates this week are from England and Mexico—eight million records and images between the two countries’ collections. Another 4 million records and images were added for Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, USA, and Wales. Search the records online now at FamilySearch.org. See the list below for more details.

The following collections have been added or updated to include records and/or browsable images.

11 July 2011

FamilySearch Update: 1930 US Census Project Concludes - Volunteers Consider Options for Next Projects

Updates from FamilySearch:  "The 1930 U.S. Census indexing project will be completed this month! The final states of this enhanced index will be a great benefit to FamilySearch's online patrons. We will now start many new U.S. projects for volunteers to consider. We are workingtoward building a nationwide marriage index. There are several already underway, and many new marriage projects are coming. We also started a Civil War era initiative recently that will include record collections expanding before and after the Civil War that will help researchers identify their Civil War era ancestors. We’re also adding some fun emigration projects (passenger lists, naturalization records)."

The following will give you an idea as to what is happening at FamilySearch because of the Indexing projects. If you are finding any of the FamilySearch data helpful to you, your friends or family, please consider getting involved in Indexing! It can take you as little as 20-30 minutes to download and index a batch. Every batch contains more source material to help you locate and identify your ancestors. The more people who participate, the more records will be made available, faster! Also, if you index you will have access to some restricted projects that non-indexes cannot access.

New projects usually added to FamilySearch in the past 2 weeks to 30 days:
South and Central America
    Argentina, Cordoba, Bell Ville—Parish Registers, 1759–1946
    Brazil, Rio de Janeiro—Immigration Cards, 1900–1965 [Part C]
    Brazil, Rio de Janeiro—Immigration Cards, 1900–1965 [Part D]
    Chile, Concepción—Civil Registration, 1885–1920 [Part 3]
    Guatemala—Civil Registration, 1800–1900 [Part B]
    Honduras, Tegucigalpa—Parish Registers, 1684–1930
    Mexico, Aguascalientes—Birth Records, 1860–1921

    Austria, Upper Austria, Steyr—Church Books, 1601–1906
    Czech Republic, Litomerice—Church Books, 1552–1905 [Part 1C]
        Estonia—Lutheran Church Books, 1603–1940 [Part B]
    France, Coutances—Parish Registers, 1802–1907 [Part 2]
    France, Quimper et Leon, Brest, Notre Dame des Carmes—Parish Registers, 1771–1909
    Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Emmendingen—Church Books, 1810–1869
    Germany, Brandenburg, Posen—Church Books, 1794–1874
    Germany, Mecklenburg, Schwerin—1867 Census
    Italy, Mantova—Civil Registration, 1806–1815
    Italy, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Birth Records, 1809–1885 [Part 1]
    Italy, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Death Records, 1809–1885 [Part 2]
    Italy, Torina, Torre Pellice—Burial records, 1692–1969
    Italy, Turin, Torre Pellice—Parish Registers, 1692–1969 [Part 1A]
    Poland, Diocese of Lublin—Church Books, 1864–1948 [Część 2]
    Spain, Sevilla—Civil Births, 1844–1874
    Sweden, Sodermanland—Church Records, to 1860 [Part 2]
    Sweden, Uppsala—Church Records, to 1860 [Part 2]
    Sweden, Örebro—Church Records, to 1860 [Part 2]

   Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupanâ—Parish Registers, 1615–1982 [Part 2]

North America
    Canada, Ontario—Births, 1869–1912 [Part B]
      U.S., Alaska—1930 Federal Census
    U.S., Alabama--County Marriages, 1809-1950 [Part B]
    U.S., American Samoa and Guam—1930 Federal Census
    U.S., Illinois—Northern District Naturalization Index Cards, 1840–1950
    U.S., Indiana, Fountain County—Marriages, 1811–1959
    U.S., Indiana, Fulton County—Marriages 1811–1959
    U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part B]
    U.S., Nevada—1930 Federal Census
    U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part C]
    U.S., Ohio, Franklin County—Marriage Records, 1929–1951
    U.S., Oregon—County Marriages, 1851–1975 [Part A]
    U.S., Vermont—Vital Records, 1760–1954 [Part C]
    U.S., Virgin Islands—1930 Federal Census
    U.S., West Virginia—Naturalization Records, 1814–1991
    U.S.—Registers of Enlistment in the U.S. Army, 1798–1913

Recently Completed Projects: These projects have been indexed, are going through their final check process, and will be published in the near future.

·      Argentina, Cordoba, Rio Segundo—Registros Parroquiales, 1888–1926
·      Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A]
·      Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Imigração Cartões, 1900–1965 [Parte A&B]
·      Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B]
·      España, Avila, Barroman—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930
·      Jamaica—Church of England Parish Baptisms, 1664–1880
·      Mexico, Veracruz—1930 Federal Censo
·      Norway—1875 Federal Census [Part B]
·      Polska, Diecezja Lublin—Księgi Metrykalne, 1902–1945
·      Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]
·      Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]
·      U.K., Yorkshire—Parish Registers, 1845–1930

U.S. Census Records
·     U.S. 1930 Federal Census for 16 States States
·     U.S., Illinois—1865 State Census
·      U.S., Michigan—1894 State Census

U.S. Vital Records
·      U.S., Indiana, Floyd County—Marriages, 1811–1959
·      U.S., Iowa—County Births, 1880–1935 [Part A]
·      U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part A]

·      U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part B]
·      U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part D]
·      U.S., Vermont—Vital Records, 1760–1954 [Part C]

U.S. Military Records
·      U.S.—Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files, 1812–1905

U.S. Newspapers
·      U.S., Virginia, Winchester—Evening Star Obituaries, 1899–1909

There are over 120 projects the are currently being indexed and are in various stages of completion. 

Please consider helping to index by going to FamilySearch Indexing for more details.

09 July 2011

Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts an Event on July 16

Free Seminar on Bringing the FamilySearch Community Together 

Riverton FamilySearch Library
13400 South and Bangerter
(Four-Story Building East of Home Depot)
Free Saturday Seminar – July 16, 2011
9:00 a.m. to Noon

9:00 a.m.: Keynote Speaker: Don Anderson
“FamilySearch Community: Ways in which FamilySearch is Organizing Community Resources to Help Individuals Find Ancestors and Bring the Community Together”

Don Anderson is Senior Vice President for FamilySearch. In this role, he has the responsibility for the Patron Services organization, including the FamilySearch Family History Library as well as the Worldwide Support organization. Don’s responsibilities include providing help to those searching for ancestors using FamilySearch, the Family History Library, family history centers, the FamilySearch website, CD software, and other resources. Don’s organization provides services in more than 12 languages for more than 110 countries worldwide with an excess of 10 million patron interactions annually.
10:00 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:

-- “Choosing and Using the Right Hardware and Software for Genealogy” by Barry Ewell
-- “Searching for Ancestors, Step-by-Step” by Sheri Lynn Lemon 
-- “The Perfect Social Media: Family History & Genealogy” by Claire Brisson Banks
-- “Great Grandpa Was a Mormon: LDS and Utah Records” by Don and Diane Snow

11:00 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
-- “Choosing and Using the Right Hardware and Software for Genealogy” by Barry Ewell

-- “Hanging Pictures on Your Family Tree” by Scott Huskey
-- “Getting the Most out of the Family History Library Catalog” by Daniel Poffenberger
-- “Naturalization Records" by Patricia Jensen

Details on www.familysearch.org/fhc/riverton

07 July 2011

FamilySearch Updates 55 Collections; adds 25 million new records

Additions include Scandinavia, Eastern and Western Europe, Mexico, and Peru

The recent collection updates at FamilySearch.org reflect FamilySearch’s commitment to digitally convert and publish its microfilm collection online. The latest additions include 25 million new images of historic records for 16 countries. The new records were added for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, U.S., and Wales. Of particular interest is the addition of over 8 million civil registration records for the Netherlands. Search the records online now at FamilySearch.org

The following collections include new or additional records and/or images:  (Click on the link to search the records.)