FamilySearch Adds More Than 4 Million Indexed Records and Images for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, South Africa, and the United States

April 20, 2015  - by 

FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4 million indexed records and images for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 700,220 indexed records from the US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 collection; 461,167 indexed records from the US, Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880–2009 collection; and 380,334 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 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.

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
Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1912 70,174 49,538 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798–1906 2,962 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 380,334 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869–1927 246,273 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
China Collection of Genealogies, 1239–2014 0 232,895 Added images to an existing collection.
England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537–1918 0 53,151 Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Caserta, Gricignano d’Aversa, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809–1929 5,472 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951–2006 43,036 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 700,220 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836–1995 32,735 32,865 New indexed records and images collection.
US, Arizona Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993–1994 223,443 51,701 New indexed records and images collection.
US, California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893–1953 21,052 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878–1938 201,363 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780–1990 297,412 298,228 New indexed records and images collection.
US, Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880–2009 461,167 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866–2010 1,527 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 349,251 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905–1927 218,031 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
US, Texas, Indexes and Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Del Rio, 1906–1953 104,679 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.

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