FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.7 Million Indexed Records and Images for Australia, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States

May 26, 2015  - by 

FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 1.7 million indexed records and images for Australia, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 327,195 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996 collection; 275,449 images from the Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 collection; and 249,700 images from the Peru, San Martín, Civil Registration, 1850–1999 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 5.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census 0 2,530 New browsable image collection.
Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899–1912 0 12,662 New browsable image collection.
Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival, and Settlement of Migrants, 1920–1943 0 90 Added images to an existing collection.
Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829–1961 0 50,885 Added images to an existing collection.
Australia, Victoria, Assisted Immigrant Arrivals at Victorian Ports, 1839–1871 0 127,892 New browsable image collection.
China Collection of Genealogies, 1239–2014 0 142,311 Added images to an existing collection.
India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194–2015 0 143,871 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903–1998 0 110,758 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996 0 327,195 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Moquegua, Civil Registration, 1850–1996 0 22,743 New browsable image collection.
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 0 275,449 Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, San Martín, Civil Registration, 1850–1999 0 249,700 New browsable image collection.
Philippines, Eastern Samar, Roman Catholic Diocese of Borongan, Parish Registers, 1842–1984 0 32,304 New browsable image collection.
US, California County Naturalizations, 1849–1949 0 99,436 New browsable image collection.
United States, Cancelled, Relinquished, or Rejected Land Entry Case Files, 1861–1932 0 161,468 Added images to an existing collection.

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