Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FamilySearch's Microfilm Conversion: 12 million + & counting

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


Millions of Historic Documents from Microfilms Now Emerging Digitally Online

FamilySearch’s microfilm conversion initiative is beginning to sail. Over 12 million digital images from thousands of microfilm, representing 8 countries, were published online for free viewing this month. FamilySearch’s online image viewer makes it easy for online patrons to view the newest digital images from Argentina, Costa Rica, France, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

This week the complete U.S. 1910 Federal Census name indexes for Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Missouri were also published online at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) and coming soon to Beta.FamilySearch.org.

See the chart below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections.

FamilySearch plans on digitizing and publishing online the bulk of its 2.4 million rolls of microfilm—representing 132 countries. In addition, it is now capturing millions of new images each year digitally “at birth” from its 185 field camera teams worldwide. It all translates to a steady stream of new digital image collections for genealogy enthusiasts to anticipate and enjoy.

Collection
Digital Images
Indexed Records
Comments
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Province, Catholic Church Records, 1642–1931
1,824,476
New Images
Costa Rica, Church Records, 1595–1992
605,658
New Images
France, Coutances, Catholic Diocese, 1802–1907
87,000
Indexed Records Only
Luxembourg Civil Registration, 1793–1923
114,000
New Images
Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1860–1950
438,725
New Images
México, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886–1933, Part 1
1,572,682
New Images
Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records,1546-1963
1,605,822
New Images
Mexico, Tamaulipas, Church Records 1703-1964, Part 2
172,951
New Images
Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province Civil Registration 1811-1940
599,639
New Images
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam Civil Registration 1811-1940
576,189
New Images
Netherlands, Overijssel Civil Registration 1811-1952 -
496,541
New Images
Netherlands, Utrecht Province Civil Registration 1811-1950
347,867
New Images
Netherlands, Zeeland Civil Registration 1796-1940 -
497,188
New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden Civil Registration 1812-1882
83,129
New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam Civil Registration 1811-1942
273,199
New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, 's-Gravenhage Civil Registration 1811-1882
84,124
New Images
Puerto Rico Civil Registration, 1836–2001
3,255,102
New Images
Spain, Alicante, 1762–1921, Part 1
34,666
New Images
Spain, Barcelona Civil Registration, 1886–1936
265,084
New Images
Spain, Cordoba, Civil Registration, 1841–1870
63,198
New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo de la Diputacion de Sevilla, 1841–1882
76,939
New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Carmona, 1841–1871
15,512
New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Marchena, 1841–1870
7,237
New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Sevilla, 1841–1882
272,132
New Images
Spain, Valencia, Census, Archivo Municipal de Torrent, 1875–1912
2,462
New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census
59,312
New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Corbera, 1825–1920
2,007
New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Gandia, 1611–1935
22,401
New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Sueca, 1797–1921
62,809
New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archvio Municipal de Carcagente, 1847–1920
15,609
New Images
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Idaho
405,504
Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Montana
482,328
Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Nebraska
1,218,668
Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, North Carolina
2,176,988
Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Oklahoma
1,919,280
Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910 Census, Missouri
3,543,000
Indexed Records Only


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