The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:
FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 375,900 indexedrecords from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 1,152,816 indexed records and images from the U.S., BillionGraves Index, collection; and the 3,560,424 indexed records from U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891, 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|
|Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980||375,900||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862–1962||20,415||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|U.S., BillionGraves Index||576,408||576,408||Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951||0||139||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891||3,560,424||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Montana, Pondera County Records, 1910–2012||21,120||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|