FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.3 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from El Salvador and the United States

February 3, 2015  - by 

FamilySearch adds more than 3.3 million indexed records and images to El Salvador and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,259,307 indexed records and images from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 collection; the 392,161 images from the United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Assistant Commissioner, 1865–1872 collection; and the 49,136 indexed records from the El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704–1977 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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Collections Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704–1977 49,136 0 Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Colorado, Naturalization Records, 1876–1990 0 259,357 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Hawaii, Index to Filipino Arrivals to Honolulu, 1946 0 7,406 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 0 97,119 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 1,115,730 1,143,577 New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Federal Census Mortality Schedule, 1870 0 657 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Federal Census Mortality Schedule, 1880 0 2,423 New browsable image collection.
U.S., North Dakota, Census 1925 284,113 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Virginia, Alexandria Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels, 1946–1957 0 596 New browsable image collection.
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Assistant Commissioner, 1865–1872 0 392,161 New browsable image collection.

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