Friday, July 19, 2013

FamilySearch New Collections Update 18 July 2013

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FamilySearch Collections UpdateJuly 18, 2013
FamilySearch Adds More Than 4.4 Million Index Records and Images from Brazil, Czech Republic, and the United States

FamilySearch has recently added more than 4.4 million index records and images from Brazil, Czech Republic, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 3,651,739 images from the new Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–2013, collection, the 408,573 images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection, and the 205,349 index records from the new United States Social Security Death Index collection . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at

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CollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–201303,651,739New browsable image collection.
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–19800408,573New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843–19210204,401Added images to an existing collection.
United States Social Security Death Index205,3490Added index records to an existing collection.

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