FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.4 Million Indexed Records and Images to Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Philippines, and the United States

February 17, 2015  - by 

FamilySearch adds more than 2.4 million indexed records and images to Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 317,149 images from the Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799–1953 collection; the 311,885 images from the US, Indiana, Daviess County, Washington Times Herald Obituaries, 1984–2012 collection; and the 257,078 images from the Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543–1911 collection 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
Canada, Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837–1904 70,925 70,782 New indexed records and images collection.
Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799–1953 0 317,149 Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543–1911 0 257,078 New browsable image collection.
Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542–1893 0 128,910 New browsable image collection.
Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899–1994 0 138,761 Added images to an existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888–1983 0 42,073 Added images to an existing collection.
US, California, Chinese Partnerships and Departures from San Francisco, 1912–1943 0 22,321 New browsable image collection.
US, California, Immigration Registers of Japanese, Filipinos, and Hawaiians at San Francisco, 1928–1942 0 1,460 New browsable image collection.
US, California, Airplane Passenger Lists from Honolulu, Hawaii, 1947–1948 0 3,802 New browsable image collection.
US, California, San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index, 1936–1949 0 22,852 New browsable image collection.
US, Delaware Baptisms, 1697–1886 6,816 0 New indexed record collection.
US, Delaware Church Deaths, 1750–1886 1,848 0 New indexed record collection.
US, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953 10,545 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Hawaii, Passenger Lists of Airplanes departing Honolulu, 1942–1948 0 11,375 New browsable image collection.
US, Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1939, 1955–1994 151,282 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Indiana, Daviess County, Washington Times Herald Obituaries, 1984–2012 311,885 5,259 New indexed records and images collection.
US, Indiana, Marriages, 1811–1959 2,698 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Maine, Crew Lists Arriving at Robbinston, 1947–1954 0 2,845 New browsable image collection.
US, Maryland, Piney Point Crew Lists, 1950–1956 0 620 New browsable image collection.
US, Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917–1943 0 230,195 Added images to an existing collection.
United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798–1937 0 212,470 Added images to an existing collection.
United States, New England Passenger and Crew Lists, 1911–1954 179,903 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, New York, Ogdensburg Passenger and Crew Lists, 1948–1972 0 988 New browsable image collection.
US, Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860–2004 252,572 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States Passport Applications, 1795–1925 27,901 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.

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