FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.1 Million Indexed Records and Images to Brazil, Japan, Russia, and the United States

February 20, 2015  - by 

FamilySearch adds more than 1.1 million indexed records and images to Brazil, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 744,919 indexed records from the US, New York, Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792–1906 collection; the 144,735 indexed records from the US, Illinois, Soldier burial places, 1774–1974 collection; and the 85,387 indexed records from the Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833–1885 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 FamilySearch.org.

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Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–2014 0 19,068 Added images to an existing collection.
Japan, Genealogies, 1700–1900 0 1,676 Added images to an existing collection.
Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833–1885 85,387 0 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
US, California, San Diego Passenger Lists, 1904–1952 0 15,120 New browsable image collection.
US, Illinois, Soldier burial places, 1774–1974 144,735 0 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
US, Maine, Crew List Arriving at Eastport, 1949–1958 0 4,816 New browsable image collection.
US, Massachusetts, Boston, Crew Lists, 1811–1921 0 34,522 New browsable image collection.
US, New York, Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792–1906 744,919 0 New indexed record collection.
US, New York, New York, Index to Vessels, 1897–1956 0 19,613 New browsable image collection.
US, New York, Rouses Point and Waddington Crew Lists, 1954–1956 0 916 New browsable image collection.
US, Pennsylvania, Crew Lists arriving at Erie, 1952–1957 0 5,041 New browsable image collection.
US, United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Commissioner, 1865–1872 0 71,886 New browsable image collection.

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