The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:
FamilySearch has added more than 1.5 million indexed records and images to collections from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 524,584 images from the Italy, Torino, Ivrea, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866–1937, collection; the 217,208 images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848–1991, collection; and the 148,311 images from Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430–1943, 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.
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|Collection||Indexed Records||Digital Images||Comments|
|Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557–1974||5,726||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829–2012||24,291||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|Colombia, Military Records, 1809–1958||19,039||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|Ghana Census, 1984||0||34,600||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Italy, Torino, Ivrea, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866–1937||0||524,584||New Browsable image collection.|
|Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Civil Registration, 1859–2000||2,883||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|Netherlands, Gelderland Province, Church Records, 1405–1966||0||904||Added images to an existing collection.|
|New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848–1991||0||217,208||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430–1943||0||148,311||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., California, Oakland, Alameda County, Obituary Card Files, 1985–2011||0||50,415||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830–1954||0||6,521||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Maine, Vital Records, 1670–1907||25,325||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822–1918||0||141,807||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731–1925||0||141,807||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787–1938||0||101,861||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712–1970||0||61,281||Added images to an existing collection.|