Thursday, October 06, 2011

FamilySearch Records Update 5 October 2011

The following is from FamilySearch.

Browse 5 Million Free Historic Philippines Civil Registraton Records Online

New records also added for Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Spain and the U.S

5 October 2011

More than seven million records were added to this week, including five million digital civil registration images from the Philippines from 1945–1980. Have ancestors from Europe? New digital images of historic records from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain may be helpful. Find your ancestors now at

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Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-18880106,488Added browsable images to existing collection.
Belgium Civil Registration, 1795-19200345,558Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900025,288Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records 1450-18500170,322Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Civil Registration, 1806-1940021,660Added browsable images to existing collection for Cuneo, Genova, Treviso.
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Civil Registration, 1859-200008,888Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Civil Registration, 1874-1978066,191Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration, 1945-198005,246,424Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Catastro of Ensenada, 1749-17560633,283Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-19500221,334New browsable image collection.
U.S., Arkansas, Sebastian County Births and Deaths, 1877-19635,7190New index.
U.S.,California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-201101,277Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Florida, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-19550101,513New browsable image collection.
U.S., Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-199803,185Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-195955,3390Added records to existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-191711,812281,396Added images and index to existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Columbia County Records, 1854-1958047,375New browsable image collection.
U.S., Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961023,527New browsable image collection. 

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