Wednesday, August 20, 2008

FamilySearch adds 2 million items (FL, WV, WWII, Mexico, Peru)

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received late last night from our friend Paul Nauta of FamilySearch. Please address all inquiries to support@FamilySearch.org .

FamilySearch added over 2 million new images or indexed records this week to its pilot Record Search databases. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who help bring these projects to the Web for public access. Patrons can search these databases for free online at FamilySearch.org or directly at http://pilot.familysearch.org/ .

WWII Draft Reg. Cards
1,651,453 images
Updated - 1 new state (Ohio)

1930 Mexico Census Index
314,548 indexed records
104,849 digital images
Updated - 1 new state (Coahulia)

West Virginia Vital Records (Marriages)
306,782 index records
Updated - 14 new counties

Lima, Peru Civil Registration
134,664 digital image
Updated - User guidance added

1885 FL State Census
8,468 digital images
New collection

1935 FL State Census
36,019 digital images
New collection

1945 FL State Census
51,686 digital images
New collection