Saturday, February 06, 2010

FamilySearch Record Search Update: 25 Million New Free Records Added

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FamilySearch Record Search Update: 25 million new free records added for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Guatemala, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.S.
13 January 2010

25 million new free records added for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Guatemala, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.S.

There were 22 collections added or enhanced in the latest update.  Many happy researchers will search eagerly through the 25 million new records in this update! The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot). Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

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

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 NameIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
Argentina , Buenos Aires City—1855 National Census132,7657,630New index and image collection.
Argentina, 1869 National Census1,082,686157,133Updated collection. Project is now complete!
Australia, N.S.W. —Index to Bounty Immigrants Arrivals, 1828–184250,98141,805New index and image collection and the second Australia collection.
Brazil, Catholic Church Records 63,828Additional images.
Dominican Republic—Civil Births, 1828–1917 22,183New image only collection.
England, Cheshire—Parish Records, 1530–19002,857,105 Updated index.
England, Cheshire—Bishop Transcripts, 1598–19001,896,348 Updated index.
England—Non Conformist Records, 1671–1900164,627 Updated index.
Germany, Brandenburg—Church Book Duplicates, 1800–1874  36,973Additional images.
Germany, Posen—Church Book Duplicates, 1800–1874  35,240Additional images.
Germany, Baden, Bonndorf— Church Book Duplicates, 1810–18695,691 New index only collection.
Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala—1877 National Census21,1732,844New index and image collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State—Estate files, 1951–1973 578,784New image only collection.
Switzerland, Schaffhausen—Church Records, 1540–1875 9,432New image only collection.
U.S. 1920 Federal  Census13,202,233 Added indexes for Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Maine
U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957688,863313,341Updated collection. Joint project with the Arkansas Genealogical Society.
U.S., Florida—State Census, 19351,599,08536,019New index and image collection.
U.S., Florida—State Census, 19452,249,13852,025New index and image collection.
U.S., Georgia—Deaths, 1914–193041,681 New index only collection; ongoing project.
U.S., Indiana—Marriages, 1811–195928,93566,511Updated collection. Joint project with the Indiana Genealogical Society.
U.S., Massachusetts—Marriage Records, 1842–191530,509 Updated index.
U.S., Washington—County Marriages, 1858–195048,38542,732New index and image collection; ongoing project.
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