Thursday, February 19, 2009

FamilySearch Record Search Update 19 February 2009

Familysearch added over 6 million new indexed records and 1.4 million new images since January 5, 2009, to its Record Search pilot (see chart below).

The West Virginia birth, marriage, and death records, and the South Dakota state censuses for 1915 and 1925 are now complete. Many thanks to the thousands of online FamilySearch Indexing volunteers who helped make these wonderful records available. See the chart below for more details. The new records can be searched for free at FamilySearch.org (Click Search Records, then Record Search pilot).

Record Search visitors might also notice the following changes to the pilot site after the latest update.

1. Region map flyover now lists the number of collections in a region

2. Rotate an image clockwise or counterclockwise in the viewer

3. New full screen view in the image viewer

4. Search form now displays the collection being searched

5. Image navigation- moved previous, next & go to buttons to the bottom of the page

6. Collection list page is now a single column

7. Image only collections are identified

8. Changes to print selected area

1920 United States Census
Indexed Records: 3,652,688
Digital Images: 77,119
Comments: Added California

1915 South Dakota Census
Indexed Records: 613,769
Digital Images: 613,769
Comments: New and complete

1925 South Dakota Census
Indexed Records: 705,319
Digital Images: 705,285
Comments: New and complete

West Virginia Births
Indexed Records: 68,391
Comments: Updated – 3 new indexed counties (Brooke, Kanawha, and Upshur). Collection should now be complete.

West Virginia Deaths
Indexed Records: 184,426
Comments: Updated – 3 new indexed counties (Brooke, Kanawha, and Upshur). Collection should now be complete.

West Virginia Marriages
Indexed Records: 275,877
Comments: Updated – 3 new indexed counties (Brooke, Kanawha, and Upshur). Collection should now be complete.

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates
Indexed Records: 924,602
Digital Images: 910,059
Comments: New

Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers
Indexed Records: 63,933
Digital Images: 1,844
Comments: New

1 comment:

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