Thursday, June 18, 2009

FamilySearch: New Louisiana & Idaho records added

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17 June 2009
Six million new records were added to the FamilySearch Record Search pilot this week. The much anticipated Louisiana and Idaho death records are now available. The states of Delaware, District of Columbia, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New Mexico were added to the 1920 U.S. Census collection. Digital images of church records were also added for Mexico (Baja California, and Baja California Sur).

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

Special thanks to the FamilySearch volunteers who help make these collections freely available.

Collection Name
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments


1920 US Census
5,477,143
Added Delaware, District of Columbia, New Mexico, Michigan, Nevada, and New Hampshire)
Note: Images will be added at a later date when additional features are available.
Louisiana Deaths 1850–1875; 1894–1954
664,511
Note: Images will be added at a later date when additional features are available.

Idaho Deaths 1911–1937
106,484
Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Church Records 1750–1983
29,063
Browsable images only—no index.

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