Thursday, July 29, 2010

FamilySearch Record Search News: Millions of Historic Documents from Microfilms Emerging Digitally Online

The following is from FamilySearch.

FamilySearch’s microfilm conversion initiative is beginning to sail. Over 12 million digital images from thousands of microfilm, representing 8 countries, were published online for free viewing this month. FamilySearch’s online image viewer makes it easy for online patrons to view the newest digital images from Argentina, Costa Rica, France, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

This week the complete U.S. 1910 Federal Census name indexes for Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Missouri were also published online at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot(, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) and coming soon to

See the chart below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections.
FamilySearch plans on digitizing and publishing online the bulk of its 2.4 million rolls of microfilm—representing 132 countries. In addition, it is now capturing millions of new images each year digitally “at birth” from its 185 field camera teams worldwide. It all translates to a steady stream of new digital image collections for genealogy enthusiasts to anticipate and enjoy.
CollectionDigital ImagesIndexed RecordsComments
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Province, Catholic Church Records, 1642–19311824476 New Images
Costa Rica, Church Records, 1595–1992605658 New Images
France, Coutances, Catholic Diocese, 1802–1907 87000Indexed Records Only
Luxembourg Civil Registration, 1793–1923114000 New Images
Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1860–1950438725 New Images
México, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886–1933, Part 11572682 New Images
Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records,1546-19631605822 New Images
Mexico, Tamaulipas, Church Records 1703-1964, Part 2172951 New Images
Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province Civil Registration 1811-1940599639 New Images
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam Civil Registration 1811-1940576189 New Images
Netherlands, Overijssel Civil Registration 1811-1952 -496541 New Images
Netherlands, Utrecht Province Civil Registration 1811-1950347867 New Images
Netherlands, Zeeland Civil Registration 1796-1940 -497188 New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden Civil Registration 1812-188283129 New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam Civil Registration 1811-1942273199 New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, 's-Gravenhage Civil Registration 1811-188284124 New Images
Puerto Rico Civil Registration, 1836–20013255102 New Images
Spain, Alicante, 1762–1921, Part 134666 New Images
Spain, Barcelona Civil Registration, 1886–1936265084 New Images
Spain, Cordoba, Civil Registration, 1841–187063198 New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo de la Diputacion de Sevilla, 1841–188276939 New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Carmona, 1841–187115512 New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Marchena, 1841–18707237 New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Sevilla, 1841–1882272132 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Census, Archivo Municipal de Torrent, 1875–19122462 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census59312 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Corbera, 1825–19202007 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Gandia, 1611–193522401 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Sueca, 1797–192162809 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archvio Municipal de Carcagente, 1847–192015609 New Images
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Idaho 405504Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Montana 482328Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Nebraska 1218668Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, North Carolina 2176988Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Oklahoma 1919280Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910 Census, Missouri 3543000Indexed Records Only
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