FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.6 Million Indexed Records and Images to Brazil, Chile, England, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United States, and Venezuela

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:

June 12, 2014

FamilySearch has added more than 2.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Guatemala, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 317,554 indexed records from the Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903, collection; the 443,904 indexed records from the Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784–1956, collection; and the 172,261 indexed records from United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635–1981 0 349 Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731–2013 0 105,929 Added images to an existing collection.
Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903 317,554 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570–1907 39,008 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877–2008 78,645 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Italy, Como, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806–1815, 1850–1927 0 15,667 New browsable image collection.
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811–1950 4,809 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1811–1942 139,093 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997 0 122,246 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 0 104,300 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903–1998 56,165 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
South Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500–2012 0 31,859 Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784–1956 443,904 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760–1956 50,715 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Arkansas, Field Offices Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, 1864–1872 0 23,972 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917–1943 140,843 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891–1943 84,738 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862–2009 0 11,522 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902–1956 160,650 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Yates County, Swann Vital Records Collection, 1723–2009 18,497 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883–1945 204,794 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, San Antonio, Alien Arrivals, May 1944–March 1952 0 6,378 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 172,261 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654–2013 0 297,560 Added images to an existing collection.

2 Comments

Thank you for this posting. I went and did some looking at the WWI Registrations and the scanning is SO CLEAR, I could read names I could not read before. It solved one of my mysteries, and created another. Thanks for posting it.

I checked all the WW I draft registration cards for my great uncles; I’d already found them for my grandfathers, one of whom was living and working in Canada. Looking at them together, some interesting things emerged. One side were all balding, while the other side weren’t. I learned that one had brown eyes, while all the others had blue. My grandfathers and great uncles were all working, some as farmers. But two on one side were still living with their parents and working as farm hands for the same neighbor. Seemed appropriate for the 20 yr old, but not for the 32 yr old. The younger one ended up owning a stationery and bookstore; I don’t know what the older one did, but he was apparently not as ambitious as his younger brother. Interesting what tidbits can be learned from these minimal documents collected for a very different purpose.

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