FamilySearch Adds More Than 4.9 Million Indexed Records and Images to Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, and Venezuela

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:

June 17, 2014

Family Search LogoFamilySearch has added more than 4.9 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 2,596,134 indexed records from the Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1860–1975, collection; the 638,381 images from the Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Miscellaneous Records, 1636–1962, collection; and the 403,057 indexed records from Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577–1995, 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 worldís 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
Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600–1913 0 56,613 Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Ontario Births, 1869–1912 334,375 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Colombia, Military Records, 1809–1958 0 167,753 Added images to an existing collection.
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1860–1975 2,596,134 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Mexico, Sonora, Catholic Church Records, 1657–1994 10,922 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596–1911 0 472,737 Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Miscellaneous Records, 1636–1962 0 638,381 Added images to an existing collection.
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923 272,894 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration, 1792–1876 13,423 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 27,071 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577–1995 403,057 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.

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One Comment

For some unknown reason, familysearch went crazy and added 171 new or updated databases today, in one day! Wow! I like it :)

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