Thursday, October 02, 2008

FamilySearch: 29 million additional records

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at FamilySearch.org.
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29 Million More Records Added to Record Search Pilot
02 October 2008

Over 29 million names or record images were added this week to FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot. Significant data was published from 2 indexing projects (1860 and 1870 U.S. Censuses), 3 digital image collections [Vermont Probate Files, Quebec Parish Registers, and Cheshire Church Records], and 3 enhanced vital record index collections [Mexico and Germany Baptisms].

The entire collection can be searched for free directly online at http://pilot.familysearch.org or through the Search Records feature at FamilySearch.org.

Following is a chart of the new data added the week of September 29, 2008.

Collection Name
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments

1860 US Census
Indexed 7,015,614
Images 7,015,614
Updated – Illinois reworked; added 22 New states with image links to Footnote.com

1870 US Census
Indexed 3,308,819
Updated - 3 new states (MA,NJ,MS)

Vermont Probate Files
Images 205,527 New

Quebec Parish Registers
Images 1,361,289 New

Cheshire Church Records
Images 698,970 New

Mexico Baptisms
Indexed 17,038,268 New
Indexed 9,682,189 reloaded
Updated - reworked to improve search experience with surnames, dates, etc.

Germany Baptisms
Indexed 20,626,866 reloaded
Updated - reworked to improve search experience with surnames, dates, etc.

Germany Marriages
Indexed 4,439,954 reloaded
Updated - reworked to improve search experience with surnames, dates, etc.