The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:
FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 indexed records from the UnitedStates, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953, collection; the 50,858 indexed records from the Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997, collection; and the 99,950 indexed records from United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905–1937, 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.
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|Collection||Indexed Records||Digital Images||Comments|
|Canada, Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621–1979||27||290||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|Croatia, Church Books, 1516–1994||0||201||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997||50,858||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587–1966||0||240||Added images to an existing collection.|
|United States, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953||1,160,179||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|United States, Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878–1938||77,476||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|United States Census, 1910||0||1,389||Added images to an existing collection.|
|United States Census, 1940||99,173||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905–1937||99,950||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|United States, Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847–1868||36||36||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|