Friday, November 06, 2009

FamilySearch Record Search Update: Brazil, Indiana Marriages, Italy, Netherlands, and 1920 U.S. Census, Among New Collection Updates

The following is from FamilySearch.
5 November 2009

The Indiana marriages, Netherlands, 1920 U.S. Census, Brazil, and Italy collections were recently added or updated in FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot.

FamilySearch applauds members of the Indiana Genealogical Society and FamilySearch volunteers for the great work done on the Indiana Marriages collection. Volunteers are indexing marriage records from 1811 to 1959. The recent update will surely be attractive to those with Indiana roots.

The new Brazil Catholic Church Records and Naples, Italy, Civil Registration collections are a sampling of what’s coming to for these countries. 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 made by many online volunteers who help make these collections freely available by donating a few minutes of their time and talents through the FamilySearch Indexing program. Thank you!

Collection Name Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Indiana Marriages, 1811–1959 134,338
Updated index-only collection. This is a joint volunteer indexing project with the Indiana Genealogical Society.
Netherlands, Limburg Parish Register Transcripts, 1600–1822
26,607 Updated image browse only collection; part of an ongoing project.
1920 United States Census 11,687,573
Added indexes for Pennsylvania, Idaho, and West Virginia.
Brazil Catholic Church Records
121,718 New image browse only collection; part of an ongoing project.
Italy, Napoli Province, Municipal Records, Castellammare di Stabia
199,602 New image browse only collection; part of an ongoing project.

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