Wednesday, May 06, 2009

FamilySearch: Alabama & Jamaica records

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at FamilySearch.org. Please address all inquiries to support@FamilySearch.org .

Two million new records were added to the FamilySearch Records Search pilot.

The completed statewide deaths index for Alabama was published-over 1.8 million names. This collection covers deaths from 1908 to 1974.

Digital collections were added for Jamaica (Trelawny Parish Civil Registration-births), the 1892 New York Census, and Spain (Avila Diocese, Catholic Church Records).

These collections can be searched for free at the FamilySearch.org Records Search pilot (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).

Collection Name Indexed Records Digital Images Comments

  • Alabama Statewide Deaths 1,858,819 New-Full collection, no images
  • Jamaica, Trelawny Parish Civil Registration Births 66,333 New-Full collection, images only
  • New York Census, 1892 19,634 New-Full collection, images only
  • Spain, Avila Diocese, Catholic Church Records 48,788 New-images and updated localities

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