22 March 2011

9 Million Free Browsable Images from 9 Countries Added

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 freeonline 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.

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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; ParanĂ¡: 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.

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