Monday, October 3, 2011


Deseret News  Published: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011
FamilySearch has added more than 20 collections in the past month that have more than a million new records or images. Dozens of collections from records around the world have also been updated with thousands of other records.

More than 6.6 million index records were added to Hungary Catholic Church Record, 1636-1895 and more than 2.5 million images were added to New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942. Another 1.5 million images and more than 800,000 records were added to U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 collection.

Seven collections from Mexico have been updated with more than a million records or images include: Mexico, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861–1995; Mexico, Michoacán, Civil Registration, 1859–1940; Mexico, Chiapas, Civil Registration, 1861–1990; Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861–1998; Mexico, Zacatecas, Civil Registration, 1860–2000; Mexico, México Estado, Civil Registration, 1861–1941 and Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861–1997.

More than a million browsable images have been added to these five collections: Austria, Seigniorial Records 1537–1888; Chinese Genealogies, 1500–1900; Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565–1996; Peru, Catholic Church Records1687-1992; and Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565–1996.
And at least eight collections from the U.S. have had images and other information added, including: U.S., Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840–1950;
U.S., Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820–1874; U.S., Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861–1865; U.S., Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861–1865; U.S., Kentucky Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861–1865; U.S., Mississippi Civil War Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861–1865; U.S., North Carolina Civil War Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861–1865; and U.S., Tennessee Civil War Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861–1865.

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