The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:
FamilySearch Record Search Update: 25 million new free records added for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Guatemala, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.S.
3 January 2010
25 million new free records added for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Guatemala, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.S.
There were 22 collections added or enhanced in the latest update. Many happy researchers will search eagerly through the 25 million new records in this update! The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot). Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.
See the chart below for a list of all the newly added collections.
None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and talent needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. Find out more about volunteering at FamilySearchIndexing.org. Thank you!
Collection Name Indexed Records Digital Images Comments Argentina , Buenos Aires City—1855 National Census 132,765 7,630 New index and image collection. Argentina, 1869 National Census 1,082,686 157,133 Updated collection. Project is now complete! Australia, N.S.W. —Index to Bounty Immigrants Arrivals, 1828–1842 50,981 41,805 New index and image collection and the second Australia collection. Brazil, Catholic Church Records 63,828 Additional images. Dominican Republic—Civil Births, 1828–1917 22,183 New image only collection. England, Cheshire—Parish Records, 1530–1900 2,857,105 Updated index. England, Cheshire—Bishop Transcripts, 1598–1900 1,896,348 Updated index. England—Non Conformist Records, 1671–1900 164,627 Updated index. Germany, Brandenburg—Church Book Duplicates, 1800–1874 36,973 Additional images. Germany, Posen—Church Book Duplicates, 1800–1874 35,240 Additional images. Germany, Baden, Bonndorf— Church Book Duplicates, 1810–1869 5,691 New index only collection. Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala—1877 National Census 21,173 2,844 New index and image collection. South Africa, Orange Free State—Estate files, 1951–1973 578,784 New image only collection. Switzerland, Schaffhausen—Church Records, 1540–1875 9,432 New image only collection. U.S. 1920 Federal Census 13,202,233 Added indexes for Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Maine U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 688,863 313,341 Updated collection. Joint project with the Arkansas Genealogical Society. U.S., Florida—State Census, 1935 1,599,085 36,019 New index and image collection. U.S., Florida—State Census, 1945 2,249,138 52,025 New index and image collection. U.S., Georgia—Deaths, 1914–1930 41,681 New index only collection; ongoing project. U.S., Indiana—Marriages, 1811–1959 28,935 66,511 Updated collection. Joint project with the Indiana Genealogical Society. U.S., Massachusetts—Marriage Records, 1842–1915 30,509 Updated index. U.S., Washington—County Marriages, 1858–1950 48,385 42,732 New index and image collection; ongoing project.
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