The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:
11 September 2009
More international collections were updated the past few weeks, as well as the much anticipated 1892 New York State Census (partial) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Marriage Indexes, 1885–1951. These collections can be searched for free at the FamilySearch.org Record Search pilot (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).
Special thanks to the online volunteers who help make these collections freely available by donating a few minutes of their time or talents through the FamilySearch Indexing program.
Collection Name Indexed Records Digital Images Comments Brazil, Pernambuco Civil Registration, 1889–2003 1,639,242 Updated collection with new searchable images. Canada, British Columbia birth registrations, 1854–1903 38,340 39,973 New index and image collection. The marriages and death projects for British Columbia are currently being keyed in FamilySearch Indexing Czech Republic, Northern Moravia, Opava Archive 120,412 Updated collection with new searchable images. Hungary Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kis-Kun, Budapest Civil Registration, 1895–1972 520,274 New image browse only collection. Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Records, 1622–1958 322,386 New image browse only collection. United States, Arkansas County Marriages, 1837–1957 234,570 83,094 Updated collection. Added 15 additional counties. United States, Illinois Cook County Marriages, 1871–1920 291,351 291,228 Updated collection with new images and index content. United States, New York State Census, 1892 2,714,193 19,634 New index and image collection. United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885–1951 1,830,468 25,846 New index and image collection.
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