Friday, May 23, 2008

Pilot RecordSearch collection at FamilySearch

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at FamilySearch.org. This is part of the Family History Libary's transition from microfilm to digital images - a very exciting prospect for genealogists. Providing feedback within the RecordSearch area will give the FamilySearch programmers the information needed to improve reader interface. So, please take the time to describe your search experience so they can tweak the process.

Subject: FamilySearch Update: New collections added to the Pilot RecordSearch collection

From Paul Nauta,
The following unindexed digital image or indexed record collections were recently added to the FamilySearch Record Search test site.

Patrons can search these new records and millions of others for free at at http://pilot.familysearch.org/. The pilot site is testing new search engine technologies or applications that will ultimately be used on FamilySearch.org.

User feedback is encouraged by using the Feedback utility on the test site.

KEY
Collection Name
Indexed Record Count
Unindexed Digital Image Count
Comments

1870 United States Census
60,170
124,298
New

1880 United States Census
50,538,378
0
Updated with add'l authorities

1900 United States Census
79,191,470
1,663,024
Updated with add'l relationships

Germany Baptisms 1700-1900
4,905,598
0
New

Germany Marriages 1700-1900
1,347,321
0
New


Mexico Baptisms 1700-1900
1,926,938
0
New

Mexico Marriages 1700-1900
296,990
0
New


Michigan Births 1867-1902
1,409,988
96,165
New


Michigan Deaths 1867-1897
507,342
24,628
New


Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
1,533,863
109,256
New


West Virginia Births 1853-1930
381,464
0
New


West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
1,133,106
0
Updated with add'l data


West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970
415,770
0
New


Total
143,648,398
2,017,371

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