Thursday, November 19, 2009

FamilySearch Record Search Update: New Records for Brazil, Massachusetts, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S.

The following is from FamilySearch.
18 November 2009

More free online records for Brazil, Massachusetts, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S.

The states of Texas, Ohio, and Iowa were added to the U.S. 1920 Census at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot. Spanish researchers will enjoy new civil registration images for the provinces of Cadiz, Granada, Malaga, Spain, from 1837–1870. Over 500,000 new digital images were added to the Brazil Catholic Church Records Collection. These birth, marriage, and death records are from the states of Bahia, Menas Gerais, ParanĂ¡, ParĂ¡, Pernambuco, and Sao Paolo. Over 400,000 Massachusetts marriage records were added for the period 1906 to 1915, and Catholic baptismal records were added for the Distrito Federal of Mexico.

See the chart below for a list of all the newly added collections.

These collections can be searched for free at the Record Search pilot (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).

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 Thank you!

Collection Name Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Brazil Catholic Church Records, 1805–1979 587,053 Digital images only; update to ongoing project.
Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1842–1915 408,589 24,485 New index and image collection. This update contains marriage records for the period 1906–1915.
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records 17,001 2,818 New index and images for baptismal records; part of an ongoing project.
Spain Municipal Records, 1837–1870 168,653 New digital image collection; part of an ongoing project.
United States 1920 Federal Census 13,134,234 Added indexes for Texas, Ohio, and Iowa

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