FamilySearch Record Search Updates/Archive/2010-12-09

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9 December 2010

FamilySearch Wraps Up Genealogical Gifts for the Holiday Season
Nearly 4 million images added from 7 countries

Nearly four million new digital images are now available on These collections include the first images from South Africa, as well as records from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, the Netherlands, and the United States. About 1.7 million of these records are indexed.

See the chart below for a complete list of newly added or updated collections.


Indexed Records

   Digital Images     Comments
Brazil, Catholic Church Records   100,110     New images added to existing collection
Canada, Quebec Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1900          85       79,936 New records linked to images; most images already published
Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1939     55,528           0 New images
Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-1934         0       22,448 New records added to existing collection
Netherlands, Civil Registration, 1792-1952   1,505,610           0 Images added to existing collection
South Africa, Orange Free State, estate files, 1951-1973       79,446        15,879 New records linked to images; multiple images per record
U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792-1983        62,763           0 New images
U.S., Minnesota Territorial Census, 1857           342     156,888 New records linked to images; most images already published
U.S., North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979       39,836       45,204 New records linked to images; partial collection, with more images to come
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942   2,040,944   1,371,394 New records linked to images; includes the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin