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2012
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FamilySearch Ushers in New Year with 119 Million New, Free Records from 33 Countries

FamilySearch was extra busy during the holidays. It added 119 million new, free records online (about 64 million indexed names and 55 million browsable images). This latest round of record updates makes 1008 historic record collections online boasting 2.58 billion searchable names and 466 million digital images of historic documents. The numbers are actually very staggering and very exciting for family history enthusiasts! Search the records online now at FamilySearch.org. See the list below for details of the latest additions.

Searchable records on FamilySearch.org are made possible by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) the information from handwritten records to make them easily searchable by computer. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the amount of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about how to personally help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records as an indexer at FamilySearch.org.

Collection

Records

Images

Comments

Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990

0

1,121,438

New browsable image collection.

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961

0

20,921

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888

0

1,355,844

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996

0

1,643,437

New browsable image collection.

Brazil Civil Registration, 1870-2009

0

94,096

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912

275,598

0

Added index records to existing collection.

Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900

0

46,574

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954

0

26,124

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931

0

1,591,193

New browsable image collection.

Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900

0

53,129

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2010

0

67,099

Added browsable images to existing collection.

China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1900

0

119,508

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2008

0

30,586

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1860-1975

0

404,717

New browsable image collection.

Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921

0

39,140

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1935

0

1,410,476

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1850

0

140,069

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1664-1698

0

72,020

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2006

0

11,025

Added browsable images to existing collection.

El Salvador, Civil Registration Records, 1836-1910

0

1,313,396

Added browsable images to existing collection.

England and Wales Census, 1871

5,480,742

316,157

New Index and new browsable image collection with links to FindMyPast.com.

England, Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900

188,222

268

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

Estonia, Church Books 1835-1940

0

7,423

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Germany Marriages, 1558-1929

1,310,718

0

Added records to index collection.

Germany, Bavaria, Dinkelsbühl Miscellaneous City Records, 1804-1946

0

32,488

New browsable image collection.

Germany, Württemberg, Albstadt, Miscellaneous City Records, 1705-1850

0

308,313

New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977

0

1,151,061

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895

538,239

0

Added index records to existing collection.

Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895

2,464,298

0

New index collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980

0

421,759

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941

0

2,129,164

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941

0

1,070,546

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905

0

188,009

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Cuneo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1795-1915

0

267,978

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941

0

260,400

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865

48,696

0

Added index records to existing collection for the Quartiere of San Ferdinando.

Italy, Pistoia, Pistoia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929

0

465,452

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929

0

1,194,499

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1924-1939

0

672,382

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration

0

10,323

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009

0

63,030

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Mexico, Morelos, Civil Registration, 1861-1920

0

41,250

New browsable image collection.

Micronesia, Pohnpei, Land Records, 1971-2007

0

479,425

New browsable image collection.

Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-2008

0

86,119

New browsable image collection.

Norway Census, 1875

43,443

0

Added index records to existing collection.

Peru, Civil Registration, 1874-1996

0

232,647

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1980

0

6,541,475

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950

59,762

984,396

Added browsable images to existing collection and added index records to existing collection for Lublin.

Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911

0

571,698

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965

0

45,898

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Aveiro, Testaments, 1900-1936

0

28,281

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911

0

88,135

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985

0

596,527

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911

0

100,233

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938

0

2,464

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1532-1911

0

448,196

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975

0

234,398

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880

0

138,057

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911

0

815,966

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911

0

639,166

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901

0

5,637

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949

0

1,038,585

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1582-1908

0

5,068

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911

0

401,773

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909

0

364,977

New browsable image collection.

Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941

0

396,243

New browsable image collection.

South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2004

0

159,709

Added browsable images to existing collection.

South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988

0

1,603

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920

0

10,682

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Consular Records of Emigrants, 1808-1960

0

26,731

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Consular Records of Emigrants, 1808-1960

0

9,724

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Municipal Records

0

376,689

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860

0

649,515

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916; index 1646-1860

0

646,020

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Gävleborg Church Records, 1616-1908; index 1671-1860

0

467,630

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Göteborg och Bohus Church Records, 1577-1932; index 1659-1860

0

502,836

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Gotland Church Records, 1582-1940; index 1655-1860

0

339,850

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860

0

351,775

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Jämtland Church Records, 1582-1928; index 1642-1860

0

163,075

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860

0

721,027

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860

0

616,487

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860

0

638,873

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

Sweden, Skaraborg Church Records, 1612-1921; index 1625-1860

0

557,037

New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.

U.S., Alabama State Census, 1855

34,978

0

New index collection.

U.S., Alabama State Census, 1866

243,781

0

New index collection.

U.S., Alabama, County Estate Records, 1800-1996

0

1,341,915

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950

0

38,097

New browsable image collection.

U.S., California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985

4,879,253

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1931

0

63,571

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997

0

1,034,024

New browsable image collection.

U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967

0

69,534

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Connecticut, Death Index, 1949-2001

1,408,326

 

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Delaware, Vital Records, 1680-1962

0

1,497,613

New browsable image collection.

U.S., District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950

170,985

106,123

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Florida Marriages, 1830-1993

205,388

153,621

New index and new browsable image collection.

U.S., Florida, Tampa, Passenger Lists, 1898-1945

0

44,642

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Georgia Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909

0

10,376

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960

0

24,647

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960

0

46,802

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Idaho, Minidoka County Records, 1913-1961

0

41,712

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970

0

68,861

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920

793,965

 

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Jay and Hamilton counties)

102,538

0

Added index records to existing collection.

U.S., Kentucky, Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950

0

29,959

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954

66,977

46,724

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1910, 1960

0

19,330

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957

37,501

54,003

New index and new browsable image collection.

U.S., Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959

0

59,623

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966

0

20,768

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records, 1785-1950

0

8,652

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Maryland, Garrett County Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1920-1940

0

123,415

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983

0

390,060

Added browsable images to existing collection for Baltimore and Somerset counties.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943

0

335,814

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Death Index, 1970-2003

2,037,187

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1881

0

35,108

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920

0

283,997

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996

2,052,472

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002

4,267,629

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962

0

14,457

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002

2,931,700

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Mississippi Confederate Records, 1889-1942

0

12,669

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Mississippi Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974

0

117,637

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951

0

12,167

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Mississippi, Tippah County Family Histories

0

3,860

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1945

0

180,071

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1955

0

86,033

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Death Index, 1860-2007

663,371

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records, 1830-1921

0

16,566

New browsable image collection.

U.S., New York State Census, 1875

1,674,675

0

Added index records to existing collection.

U.S., New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935

130,979

166,690

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938

0

117,114

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971

0

1,630,900

New browsable image collection.

U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921

0

437,855

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970

0

141,759

New browsable image collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000

6,957,269

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979

374,219

102,264

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970

0

82,193

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1917

9,872

267,729

Missing information?

U.S., North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800-1909

0

169,607

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Oklahoma County Marriages, 1891-1959

168,303

109,572

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Columbia County Records, 1854-1958

0

14,420

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975

48,542

41,178

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998

1,447,641

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885-1950

1,325,465

1,167,074

New index and new browsable image collection.

U.S., Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931

0

326,903

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934

551,734

523,442

Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997

17,102,207

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

0

45,481

New images.

U.S., Texas Deaths, 1977-1986

0

79,765

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977

79,137

0

Added index records to existing collection.

U.S., Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010

0

28,899

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District Estate Files, 1779-1935

0

78,681

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796 to 1921

0

139,160

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

0

918,495

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009

0

961,597

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907

985,659

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997

1,629,093

0

New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.

U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935

0

37,822

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records, 1850-2007

0

27,614

New browsable image collection.

United States, Applications for Headstones for Military Veterans, 1925-1941

298,268

0

Added index records to existing collection.

United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934

0

2,331,541

New browsable image collection.

United States, Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898

0

304,315

New browsable image collection.

United States, New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906

615,903

0

Added index records to existing collection.

United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903

169,253

0

Added index records to existing collection.

Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1544-1858

0

1,737

Added browsable images to existing collection.

 

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