Wednesday, January 26, 2011

FamilySearch: 18 Million Digital Images from 13 Countries

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

FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records

Includes 18 Million Digital Images from 13 Countries
No doubt family history enthusiasts will have a heyday looking over the latest collection updates! The 18 million free, browsable digital images are just a sample of what should be a banner year as FamilySearch continues to plug away at digitizing its massive microfilm collection for online access. U.S. researchers will be excited to begin poring over the 3 million new digital images of U.S. naturalization records included in this update. 

Patrons will also find 72 million new, searchable, indexed records to search for free thanks to FamilySearch's cadre of online volunteer indexers and agreements with and's index to the 1881 and 1891 England and Wales censuses and's indexes for U.S. border crossings from Canada to U.S. and Mexico to U.S. can now be searched free of charge at

See the table below for additional details of the latest collection updates.
Collection Images Records Comment
Brazil, Catholic Church Records 588,020 Images added to the following collections: Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, and Rio de Janeiro
Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937, and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 188,756 Index only.
Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 363,464 Index only.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 71,036 Notary records from Montreal and Terrebonne.
England, Bristol, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1900 271,298 Index only.
England and Wales Census, 1881 30,262,586 Index only. Images available at
England and Wales Census, 1891 31,782,845 Index only. Images available at
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934 2,085,501 Images have waypoints.
Italy, Civil Registration 51,466 Localities published: Rovigo
Italy, Napoli Province Municipal Records, 1809-1936 84 37,416 Images and records added to this collection: Castellammare di Stabia
Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration 305,360 New records added to existing collection. Images were already published.
Mexico, Catholic Church Records 4,031,651 Images added for localities in the following states: Guerrero, Mexico (Estada), Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Zacatecas
Mexico Census, 1930 (San Luis Potosi) 526 501,486
Netherlands, Civil Registration, 1792-1952 4,180,580 Images and waypoints added for Drenthe, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Overijssel, and Utrecht.
New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1839-1973 1,446 144,523
Nicaragua, Managua, Civil Registration, 1879-2007 1,263,191 New images.
Philippines, Manila Civil Registration, 1899-1994 1,972,249 New images.
Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books, 1654-1946, Part 1 254,375 Digital images of baptism, birth, marriage, burial and death records for parishes in the Radom, Poland, diocese.
U.S., Border Crossings From Canada to United States, 1895-1956 4,335,400 Data courtesy of
U.S., Border Crossings From Mexico to United States, 1903-1957 3,610,754 Data courtesy of
U.S., California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989 581,198 Images and waypoints added.
U.S., California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976 567,808 Images and waypoints added.
U.S., Delaware Death Records, 1855-1955 180,832 14,584
U.S., Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950 1,493,775 Images and waypoints added.
U.S., Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915 200,672 18,134 New records and images added to the existing collection. 2,126,586 records were moved to this collection from the legacy collection.
U.S., Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915 72,760 15,110 New records and images added to the existing collection. 1,083,931 records were moved to this collection from the legacy collection.
U.S., Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950 207,650 338,109
U.S., New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906 635,867 Images and browse entries are available.
U.S., New York State Census, 1892, Part 2 9,589 Images added for the following localities: Albany, Broome, Essex, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Long Island City, Madison, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Queens, Warren
U.S., Rhode Island, State Census, 1935 693,472 693,472 Contains information from index cards created for each person in the 1935 state census.
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1773-1780 186 New images.
Total 18,936,289 72,883,291

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