The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:
FamilySearch has added more than 10.7 million images to collections from Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, BillionGraves, Brazil, Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, andUnited States. Notable collection updates include the 3,662,720 indexed records from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, PassengerLists, 1839-1973, collection; the 913,314 indexed records from the England, Lancashire, Parish Register 1538-1910, collection; and the 473,107 images from the United States World War II Draft RegistrationCards, 1942 (Image Browse), 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 worldÃs 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.