Friday, February 20, 2009

FamilySearch: 19 Feb 2009 update

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19 February 2009

Familysearch added over 6 million new indexed records and 1.4 million new images since January 5, 2009, to its Record Search pilot (see chart below).


The West Virginia birth, marriage, and death records, and the South Dakota state censuses for 1915 and 1925 are now complete. Many thanks to the thousands of online FamilySearch Indexing volunteers who helped make these wonderful records available. See the chart below for more details. The new records can be searched for free at www.FamilySearch.org (Click Search Records, then Record Search pilot).

Record Search visitors might also notice the following changes to the pilot site after the latest update.
1. Region map flyover now lists the number of collections in a region
2. Rotate an image clockwise or counterclockwise in the viewer
3. New full screen view in the image viewer
4. Search form now displays the collection being searched
5. Image navigation- moved previous, next & go to buttons to the bottom of the page
6. Collection list page is now a single column
7. Image only collections are identified
8. Changes to print selected area


Collection Name
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
1920 United States Census
3,652,688
77,119
Added California

1915 South Dakota Census
613,769
613,769
New and complete

1925 South Dakota Census
705,319
705,285
New and complete

West Virginia Births
68,391
Updated – 3 new indexed counties (Brooke, Kanawha, and Upshur). Collection should now be complete.

West Virginia Deaths
184,426
Updated – 3 new indexed counties (Brooke, Kanawha, and Upshur). Collection should now be complete.

West Virginia Marriages
275,877
Updated – 3 new indexed counties (Brooke, Kanawha, and Upshur). Collection should now be complete.

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates
924,602
910,059
New

Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers
63,933 1,844
New