A national index of U.S. marriage records is coming

I just received an email from FamilySearch Indexing that made my heart skip a beat.

First, they announced that indexers have nearly completed indexing the 1930 U.S. census. Way to go indexers! The problem with this is that indexers who are used to indexing this census will need to choose different projects to work on now. There's lots of projects - marriage records, military records, birth records and more - from around the world.

The email went on to recommend that indexers "try your hand at local marriage records". The next sentence caught my eye, and I have to admit, made my heart beat a little faster. They wrote:

"Did you know FamilySearch is creating a national index of United States marriage records? Marriages are typically recorded and archived only at the county level, so a nationwide index will create a lot of value for researchers."

I then thought about how England has done it right for so long. Their vital registration indexes are country-wide back to 1837. Finding a marriage record in the U.S. has always been more challenging because we do not have a national agency to which marriages are reported.

Just the thought of someday having a national marriage index makes me want to work a little harder in my FamilySearch Indexing efforts. Sure is exciting to be involved in something so important! Volunteer at http://indexing.familysearch.org.


New webinar in the archives - FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users

Last night's webinar, Helping Unlock the World's Records: FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users, is now available in our webinar archives. Katie Gale, of the FamilySearch Indexing development team gave us all some fantastic tips to make our indexing efforts more efficient. I thought I knew a lot about using the indexing software, but I'm excited to try her many suggestions.

Katie's webinar was a follow-up to Jim Ericson's introductory webinar, Helping Unlock the World's Records: an Insider's Perspective on FamilySearch Indexing. Both are now available to view in the archives:

FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users, 1 hr 22 min

An Insider's Perspective on FamilySearch Indexing (view this one first if you are new to indexing), 1 hr 29 min

To sign up as a FamilySearch Indexing volunteer, click here.

Keyboard shortcuts

Below is the list of keyboard shortcuts Katie mentioned:

Ctrl+Shift+End, then Ctrl+D = Ditto Fields Below

Use Ditto Fields Below, and then make changes

Ctrl+Home & Ctrl+End = Move to top or bottom of column

Home & End = Move to left or right of row

Page Up & Page Down = Move to previous or next record

Alt+arrow keys = Move image

Alt+V and then press Enter = Open & close previous image

Register for our upcoming webinars

ThomasMacentee-small Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Google for Genealogists. Most genealogists are only using 10% or less of the resources behind Google when it comes to genealogy research. Learn from professional genealogist, Thomas MacEntee, about the other 90% and how these Google components can be leveraged for better search results. Google is more than just a search engine – it is a wealth of information much of which goes unnoticed by the average genealogist. Besides search, Google allows you to access maps, books, journals, abstracts, patents and much more. These components may be what is needed to make advances in your genealogy research.

Click here to register.

GeoffMug2 Friday, January 21, 2011. Improving Your Use of New FamilySearch: Data Cleanup Strategies. Learn what to do before synchronizing/exchanging your data with FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org). Learn how to massage your personal data for improved searching and sharing. Learn about standardization methods, locating potential problems, and cleaning up your data. The one hour class will be taught by Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen to both 1) a live audience at the Arizona Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona and 2) to our live webinar audience. Note: access to the http://new.familysearch.org database is still restricted to LDS members. FamilySearch has stated that they should open its access to the public sometime in 2011 after their testing is complete. In the meantime, all other FamilySearch databases are open to the public at http://beta.familysearch.org.

Click here to register.

GeoffMug2 Saturday, January 22, 2011. New FamilySearch Made Easy with Legacy Family Tree. Learn how to easily interact with New FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), including being alerted when others find new information for your ancestors and tips and optionally sharing information back and forth. Learn how Legacy’s percentage-tracker can help you know when you’re actually done with sections of your family tree. Learn how to reserve, print, and track ordinance cards (LDS). The one hour class will be taught by Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen to both 1) a live audience at the Arizona Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona and 2) to our live webinar audience. Note: access to the http://new.familysearch.org database is still restricted to LDS members. FamilySearch has stated that they should open its access to the public sometime in 2011 after their testing is complete. In the meantime, all other FamilySearch databases are open to the public at http://beta.familysearch.org.

Click here to register.


FamilySearch Indexers Pass the 160 Million Record Mark for 2010

NOTE: To search these records, visit http://beta.familysearch.org. To volunteer to help index records, visit http://indexing.familysearch.org. Also, sign up for our next FamilySearch Indexing webinar, "Helping Unlock the World's Records: FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users". Click here to register.

from FamilySearch:

FamilySearch volunteers have been busy–we have indexed 160 million records so far this year and more are on the way! New projects now available include records from Canada, England, Russia, and the United States. Completed collections that will soon be available on beta.familysearch.org include records from Canada, Germany, England, Russia, and the United States.

New Projects in the Past Two Weeks

• Canada, New Brunswick—Deaths, 1815–1938 [Part B]
• U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part H]
• U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925 [Part B]
• U.S., Arkansas—1930 Federal Census
• U.S., Connecticut—1930 Federal Census
• U.S., Rhode Island—1930 Federal Census
• U.S., West Virginia—WWII Draft Registration, 1942
• Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть B]

Recently Completed Projects

(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at beta.familysearch.org in the near future.)

• Canada, Ontario—Deaths, 1933–1937
• Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part C]
• Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 93–156]
• U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part G]
• U.S., District of Columbia—1930 Federal Census
• U.S., Indiana—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942
• U.S., Kentucky—1930 Federal Census
• U.S., Vermont—Vital Records, 1760–1954 [Part A]
• U.S., West Virginia—1930 Federal Census
• Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть А]

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

  • Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B], Spanish 49%
  • Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B], Spanish 89%
  • Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A], Spanish 33%
  • Brasil—Registro Civil, 1852–1914 [Parte 2A], Portuguese 1%
  • Brasil, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 [Parte A], Portuguese 12%
  • Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920, Portuguese 3%
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 [Piloto], Portuguese 51%
  • Canada—Passenger Lists, 1881–1922, English 5%
  • Canada, New Brunswick—Deaths, 1815–1938 [Part B], English (New)
  • Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A], English 91%
  • Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1], (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1]) German 89%
  • Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900, Spanish 26%
  • Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B], Spanish 33%
  • Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959, Spanish 12%
  • Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959, Spanish 60%
  • Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part D], German 3%
  • El Salvador—Registros Civiles, 1835–1910, Spanish 22%
  • España, Andalucía—Registros Civiles, 1837–1870, Spanish 2%
  • España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1] Spanish 41%
  • France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 French 43%
  • France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907 French 45%
  • France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D], French 80%
  • France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 French 58%
  • Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1800–1900, Spanish 9%
  • Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900, Spanish 21%
  • Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B], Italian 68%
  • Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A], Italian 40%
  • Mexico, D.F.—Bautismos, 1536–1900 [Parte A], Spanish 1%
  • Mexico, Puebla—1930 Federal Censo Spanish 70%
  • New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2A], English 7%
  • Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Part 3B], Spanish 74%
  • Norge —Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903, Norwegian 2%
  • Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A], Spanish 72%
  • Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910, Portuguese 23%
  • República Dominicana—Nacimientos Civiles, 1828–1906, Spanish 1%
  • Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 German 35%
  • South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970 Afrikaans, Dutch, English 63%
  • Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1], Swedish 64%
  • Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1], Swedish 71%
  • Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1], Swedish 29%
  • U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part H], English (New)
  • U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part A], English 13%
  • U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925 [Part B], English (New)
  • U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv], English/Old English 24%
  • Uruguay—Registros Civiles (Nacimientos), 1879–1930, Spanish 4%
  • U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part A], English 55%
  • U.S., Arkansas—1930 Federal Census, English (New)
  • U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [IX], English 45%
  • U.S., Arkansas—WWII Draft Registration, 1942, English 37%
  • U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 [Part B], English 31%
  • U.S., Connecticut—1930 Federal Census, English (New)
  • U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 [Part A], English 23%
  • U.S., District of Columbia—Deaths, 1874–1959, English 74%
  • U.S., Illinois—County Marriages, 1810–1934 [Part A], English 57%
  • U.S., Indiana, Bartholomew—County Marriages, 1811–1959, English 26%
  • U.S., Iowa—County Births, 1880–1935 [Part A], English 9%
  • U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part A], English 38%
  • U.S., Louisiana—1930 Federal Census, English 92%
  • U.S., Minnesota—County Marriages, 1860–1949 [Part A], English 25%
  • U.S., New Jersey—County Marriages, 1682–1956 [Part 1], English 24%
  • U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1938 [Part A], English 33%
  • U.S., New York—Marriages, 1908–1935 [Part A], English 31%
  • U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part B], English 15%
  • U.S., North Carolina—Freedmen Letters, 1862–1870, English 9%
  • U.S., Oklahoma—Allotment Records, 1899–1907, English 61%
  • U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959 [Part B], English 17%
  • U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Censo Federal, Spanish 7%
  • U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo Federal, Spanish 94%
  • U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte B], Spanish 3%
  • U.S., Rhode Island—1930 Federal Census, English (New)
  • U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part B], English 29%
  • U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part C], English 36%
  • U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 [Part B], English 12%
  • U.S., West Virginia—WWII Draft Registration, 1942, English (New)
  • Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909, Spanish 1%
  • Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2], Spanish 22%
  • Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925 German 32%
  • Россия, Самара—Метрические книги церкви, 1869–1917 (часть 1), Russian 53%
  • Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть B], Russian (New)

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

  • België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel D], Dutch 84%
  • Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A], French 58%
  • Brasil, Minas Gerais—Church Records, 1706-1952, Portuguese 1%
  • Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935, English 18%
  • Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900, German 11%
  • España, Avila, Barroman—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930, Spanish 10%
  • España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935, Spanish 89%
  • España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870, Spanish 54%
  • France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909, French 72%
  • Norway—1875 Census [Part B], Norwegian 57%
  • Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982, Spanish 72%
  • U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900, English 17%
  • U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3] English 80%
  • U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908 English 67%
  • U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940 English 32%

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Registration now open for our next three webinars - Google, Charting, and Indexing

Sign up early for our next three webinars - the topics are fantastic but webinar "seating" is limited. Join one or join all three! Registration for every webinar is free and open to anyone. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp.

Share Your Family History with Legacy Charting - Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 9:00PM Eastern U.S.

Geoffjanet Learn how to share and publish your family history so everyone in the family can enjoy it. In this webinar, you will learn tips and tricks to using Legacy Family Tree's charting tools to create beautiful wall charts (for the next reunion), smaller trees (to hang on the living room wall), and even family tree bookmarks (makes great gifts). You will also learn how to include photos of your family add use your own images for the chart's background. Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen and Generation Maps' Janet Hovorka will be the presenters.

About the presenters. Geoff Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association, and received his degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University. He develops the Legacy Family Tree software and is the host of their webinars. Outside of genealogy, he enjoys playing the piano and cello and loves basketball.

Janet Hovorka received a B.A. in Ancient Near Eastern History and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from BYU. She accepted teaching and library positions at BYU and Salt Lake Community College before having her three wonderful children. She is currently serving as Vice President of the Utah Genealogical Association and has presented 100s of lectures all over the country to help people find out more about their family’s history. 

9:00PM Eastern - 8:00PM Central - 7:00PM Mountain - 6:00PM Pacific - 2:00AM GMT (December 2)

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Helping Unlock the World's Records - FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users - Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 2:00PM Eastern U.S.

Katie-Gale-small If you’ve graduated from the basics of FamilySearch Indexing, you’re ready to learn how to simplify and increase your work without decreasing your accuracy. This class, taught by FamilySearch's Katie Gale and hosted by Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen, will discuss a variety of ways to enhance your indexing experience with program tips, tools, and more. If you are new to indexing, we invite you to view Jim Ericson's "beginner's" webinar in our archives.

About the presenter. Katie is part of the workforce development team for FamilySearch indexing. She is currently responsible for communications, including the monthly newsletter, messages from headquarters, and blog articles.

2:00PM Eastern - 1:00PM Central - 12:00PM Mountain - 11:00AM Pacific - 7:00PM GMT

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Google for Genealogists - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 2:00PM Eastern U.S.

ThomasMacentee-small Most genealogists are only using 10% or less of the resources behind Google when it comes to genealogy research. Learn from professional genealogist, Thomas MacEntee, about the other 90% and how these Google components can be leveraged for better search results. Google is more than just a search engine – it is a wealth of information much of which goes unnoticed by the average genealogist. Besides search, Google allows you to access maps, books, journals, abstracts, patents and much more. These components may be what is needed to make advances in your genealogy research.

About the presenter. Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,300 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

2:00PM Eastern - 1:00PM Central - 12:00PM Mountain - 11:00AM Pacific - 7:00PM GMT

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How does it work?

After you register you will be sent instructions, including your private link to view the webinar online. You will need to be connected to the Internet (high speed connection recommended) and turn on your speakers. You can also join via telephone to listen to the presentation. Be sure to join about 15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure everything is working correctly. Also be sure to correctly calculate your time zone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Other Webinars

Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp for all of our archived and scheduled webinars. Got an idea for a future webinar? Want us to speak to your user group or genealogy society? Let us know.


New - FamilySearch Indexing Newsletter (July 2010) and statistics

from FamilySearch.org, reprinted with permission:

FamilySearch Indexing Newsletter, July 2010

In this issue:

  • FamilySearch Launches New Update Newsletter for Indexing
  • More than 300 Million New Records Online
  • FamilySearch Unified Accounts Update
  • Making a Difference
  • FamilySearch Indexing Projects Updates Online

Dear Esteemed Volunteer,

FamilySearch is sending you a new monthly FamilySearch indexing newsletter to keep you informed and connected to new program developments. This monthly update will also include tips and suggestions for improving your skills and personal stories about how indexing is making a difference for those who seek information about their ancestors as well as those who participate in the program.

This inaugural edition of a monthly newsletter demonstrates an increasing desire to better communicate with the volunteers who participate in this wonderful cause of providing access to the world s records online. Each monthly edition will strive to provide you with valuable information and inspiration to improve your indexing experience.

Although newsletters are typically a one-way form of communication, we want to include voices from as many people in the community as possible. We invite you to share your ideas for interesting articles or success stories to help this newsletter reflect the voice of this wonderful program. Your suggestions will help us recognize those topics that are most helpful and interesting to you.

Please send your ideas to fsindexing@familysearch.org.

Please be aware that you can also unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time by following the instructions provided at the end of the newsletter. Thank you for your ongoing participation in indexing. We look forward to better serving your needs through improved communication.
Sincerely,
FamilySearch Indexing

More than 300 Million New Records Online

Thanks to the past efforts of indexing volunteers like you, more than 150 new collections were made available to FamilySearch patrons within the last month.

FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records over 300 million new names from original source documents to provide others with access to these records. The massive release was announced at the National Genealogical Society annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records can be found at FamilySearch's Record Search pilot (on FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or go to Beta.FamilySearch.org. Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

FamilySearch Unified Accounts Update

FamilySearch indexing is grateful for your ongoing patience and support as we continue to improve our system and processes. Unfortunately, progress sometimes creates some disruption along the way. That was the case in March when Indexing was tied to the new unified FamilySearch account system. While the transition and process has been difficult for many, the number of successful account creations and account mergers is encouraging.

If you haven't had a chance to move to the unified FamilySearch account system that was launched on March 18, please take a moment to read the original announcement and instructions.

If you are still having issues creating your account or signing in to the indexing system, please review our list of common issues.

Enjoy the Benefits of the Update

You are among the first FamilySearch patrons to take advantage of our new unified accounts system and enjoy the convenience of just one registration (either a FamilySearch or LDS account) for several Web sites including the FamilySearch Research Wiki, new FamilySearch, FamilySearch Beta, and stake and ward Web sites with more to come.

Making a Difference

The work we are all performing through FamilySearch indexing is making a difference for researchers around the world. We constantly receive messages thanking you for your efforts as volunteers, and we are starting to see notes of gratitude posted online as well. Here s a recent message that was posted to our fan page on Facebook:

I want to say thank you to all the volunteers who do this. Because of you, I now have a copy showing my grandfather who lived in America on a Hungarian funeral card for his grandfather.  Teresa Klaiber

The indexing you perform makes a difference to hundreds of thousands of people each month who find their ancestors and the records that document their lives from the images we have indexed on their behalf.

FamilySearch Indexing Projects Updates Online

A page with the latest status on indexing projects is now available online at the FamilySearch Wiki. This page is updated frequently, so you may want to bookmark the page for future reference. This page will let you know when projects are nearing completion or available online. It will also introduce you to new indexing projects as they come online.

Visit the FamilySearch Indexing Updates wiki page

Your indexing efforts continue to make a difference to people around the world who are seeking information about their ancestors online. Thanks again for your ongoing participation and support!

Do some more indexing today.

FamilySearch Indexing Statistics

  • Total Records Indexed: 339,782,331+
  • Total Records Indexed in 2010: 100,795,360+
  • Total Registered Indexers: 340,041+

Czech Republic, Mexico, and U.S. records added to FamilySearch

from FamilySearch.org:

Eight new searchable collections were updated or added this week at FamilySearch.org—millions of new free images and records.

This week the complete name indexes for the states of Alabama, Colorado, and Illinois [1910 census] were published online at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org.

The Delaware state birth records, 1875 Minnesota State Census, and Illinois, Cook County birth records were also added.

Also released was a digital image collection of church records from Litomerice, Czech Republic—60,000 images! Consumers will see these types of collections more and more online as FamilySearch digitizes microfilms in its Granite Mountain Records Vault. Instead of a microfilm reader in a local family history center, patrons use FamilySearch’s image viewer online to search these high quality digital collections—and they are accessible 24/7.

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

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and effort needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. If you would like to help by donating a few minutes here and there online with projects of personal interest, become a FamilySearch community volunteer at FamilySearchIndexing.org. Many hands produce great work. Thank you for your support!

New Records

Czech Republic

  • Litomerice State Regional Archive Church Records 1552-1905, pt. 03

Mexico

  • Mexico Census 1930 Index, Yucatan

United States

  • Alabama Federal Census, 1910
  • Colorado Federal Census, 1910
  • Delaware State Birth Records 1861-1922
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers 1873-1908
  • Illinois Federal Census, 1910
  • Minnesota 1875 State Census

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter—day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Over 300 Million New Names Added Online

Announcements like this from FamilySearch keep me motivated to continue my FamilySearch Indexing efforts.

Over 300 Million New Names Added Online

There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records—over 300 million new names—from original source documents to accomplish this great feat.  The massive release was announced this past week at the National Genealogical Society annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org. Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

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

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and effort needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. If you would like to become a volunteer in the FamilySearch community, please go to FamilySearchIndexing.org. Many hands produce great work. Thank you for your support!

New/updated Collections

Argentina

  • Baptisms, 1645—1930
  • Marriages, 1722—1911

Australia

  • Deaths and Burials, 1816—1980

Austria

  • Births and Baptisms, 1651—1940
  • Burials, 1768 – 1918
  • Marriages, 1722 — 1898

Bahamas

  • Births, 1550—1891

Barbados

  • Baptisms, 1739—1891
  • Burials, 1854—1885
  • Marriages, 1854—1879

Belgium

  • Births and Baptisms, 1560—1890
  • Deaths and Burials, 1564—1900

Brazil

  • Baptisms, 1688—1935
  • Deaths, 1750—1890
  • Marriages, 1730—1955

Canada

  • Births and Baptisms, 1661—1959
  • Deaths and Burials, 1664—1955
  • Marriages, 1661—1949
  • British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872—1986
  • British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859—1932
  • New Brunswick Births, 1819—1899
  • Nova Scotia Births, 1702—1896
  • Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711—1909
  • Ontario Births, 1779—1899
  • Ontario Marriages, 1800—1910
  • Quebec  Births , 1662—1898

Caribbean

  • Births, 1590—1928
  • Deaths, 1790—1906
  • Marriages, 1591—1905

Costa Rica

  • Baptisms, 1700—1915
  • Deaths, 1787—1900
  • Marriages, 1750—1920

Czech Republic

  • Births, 1637—1889
  • Marriages, 1654—1889

Dominican Republic

  • Baptisms, 1726—1924
  • Deaths, 1666—1862
  • Marriages, 1743—1929

Ecuador

  • Baptisms, 1680—1930
  • Deaths, 1800—1920
  • Marriages, 1680—1930

El Salvador

  • Baptisms, 1750—1940
  • Marriages, 1810—1930

France

  • Deaths and Burials, 1546—1960
  • Marriages, 1546—1924

Germany

  • Births and Baptisms, 1558—1898

Gibralter

  • Marriages, 1879—1918
  • Births and Baptisms, 1704—1876

Great Britain

  • Deaths and Burials, 1778—1988
  • Marriages, 1797—1988
  • Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820—1907
  • Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1821—1911
  • Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844—1911
  • Isle of Man Marriages, 1849—1911
  • Wales, Births and Baptisms, 1586—1907
  • Wales, Deaths and Burials, 1586—1885
  • Wales, Marriages, 1541—1900

Grenda

  • Births and Baptisms, 1866—1891

Guatemala

  • Baptisms, 1730—1917
  • Deaths, 1760—1880
  • Marriages, 1750—1930

Hondurus

  • Baptisms, 1730—1930
  • Marriages, 1800—1910

Hungary

  • Baptisms, 1734—1895

Iceland

  • Marriages, 1770—1920

India

  • Births and Baptisms, 1800—1945
  • Deaths and Burials, 1800—1945
  • Marriages, 1800—1945

Ireland

  • Deaths, 1864—1870

Italy

  • Births and Baptisms, 1806—1900
  • Deaths and Burials, 1809—1900

Jamaica

  • Births and Baptisms, 1752—1920

Luxembourg

  • Births, 1662—1840
  • Deaths, 1702—1798
  • Marriages, 1700—1810

Mexico

  • Deaths, 1680—1940
  • Marriages , 1570—1950

Panama

  • Baptisms, 1750—1938
  • Deaths, 1840—1930
  • Marriages, 1800—1950

Paraguay

  • Baptisms, 1800—1930
  • Marriages, 1800—1900

Peru

  • Baptisms, 1556—1930
  • Deaths, 1750—1930
  • Marriages, 1600—1940

Philippines

  • Births and Baptisms, 1642—1994
  • Deaths and Burials, 1726—1957
  • Marriages, 1723—1957

Portugal

  • Baptisms, 1570—1910
  • Deaths, 1640—1910
  • Marriages, 1670—1910

Russia

  • Births and Baptisms, 1755—1917
  • Deaths and Burials, 1815—1917
  • Marriages, 1793—1919

Samoa

  • Baptisms, 1863—1940
  • Burials, 1895—1970

Spain

  • Deaths, 1600—1920

Sweden

  • Baptisms, 1611—1920
  • Burials, 1649-1920
  • Marriages, 1630-1920

Switzerland

  • Baptisms, 1491-1940
  • Burials, 1613-1875
  • Marriages, 1532-1910
  • Basel City Church Books, 1380-1917
  • Schaffhausen Genealogies and City Directories, 1460-1952

Ukraine

  • Births and Baptisms

Uruguay

  • Marriages, 1840—1900

United States

  • 1910 Federal Census (AZ, CA, DE, FL)
  • Births, 1867—1931
  • Deaths, 1867—1961
  • Marriages, 1733—1990
  • Arizona Births and Christenings, 1909—1917
  • Arizona Deaths, 1910—1911; 1993—1994
  • Arizona Marriages, 1888—1908
  • Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1880—1893
  • Arkansas Deaths and  Burials, 1882—1929; 1945—1963
  • Arkansas Marriages, 1837—1944
  • Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710—1896
  • Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815—1955
  • Delaware Marriages, 1713—1953
  • District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830—1955
  • District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840—1964
  • District of Columbia Marriages, 1830—1921
  • Florida Births and Christenings, 1880—1935
  • Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900—1921
  • Florida Marriages, 1837—1974
  • Hawaii Births and Christenings, 1852—1933
  • Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862—1919
  • Hawaii Marriages, 1826—1922
  • Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856—1965
  • Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907—1965
  • Idaho Marriages, 1878—1898/1903—1942
  • Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818—1936
  • Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885—1930
  • Kansas Marriages, 1840—1935
  • Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839—1960
  • Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843—1970
  • Kentucky Marriages, 1785—1979
  • Louisiana Births, Christenings, 1811—1830; 1854—1934
  • Louisiana Marriages, 1816—1906
  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739—1900
  • Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841—1910
  • Maine Marriages, 1771—1907
  • Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650—1995
  • Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877—1992
  • Maryland Marriages, 1666—1970
  • Montana Marriages, 1889—1947
  • New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726—1918
  • New Mexico Deaths, 1788—1798; 1838—1955
  • New Mexico Marriages, 1751—1918
  • New York Births and Christenings, 1640—1962
  • New York Deaths and Burials, 1795—1952
  • New York Marriages, 1686—1980
  • North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866—1964
  • North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898—1994
  • North Carolina Marriages, 1759—1979
  • Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854—1997
  • Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868—1929
  • Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903—1947
  • Oregon Marriages, 1853—1935
  • South Dakota State Census, 1935
  • Tennessee County Marriages, 1790—1950
  • Utah Births and Christenings, 1892—1941
  • Utah Deaths, 1888—1946
  • Utah Marriages, 1887—1966
  • Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765—1908
  • Vermont Deaths, 1871—1965
  • Vermont Marriages, 1791—1974
  • Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853—1912
  • West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853—1928
  • West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854—1932
  • West Virginia Marriages, 1854—1932
  • Wyoming Marriages, 1877—1920
  • World Misc Births, 1534—1983
  • World Misc Deaths, 1767—1950
  • World Misc Marriages, 1662—1945

FamilySearch Indexing Update: 1910 US Census initiative begins; 8 international projects

As the 1920 U.S. Census project wraps up and the final states are published, FamilySearch has now opened up indexing for the 1910 U.S. Census! Patrons can freely search the indexes for the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1920 censuses at the FamilySearch Record Search pilot. Additional international indexing projects were added in December 2009 for Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, and the U.K.

Note: The last of the states for the 1920 U.S. Census will be posted to the Record Search pilot online as they go through the final stages of publishing preparations.

You can choose which projects you want to help index.

New Projects in December 2009

Argentina

  • Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte 2]
  • Santa Fe - Registros Parroquiales 1634-1926 [Parte 2]

Belgium

  • Burgerlijke Stand, 1851-1900 [Deel 2] (In partnership with Algemeen Rijksarchief en Rijksarchief in de Provincien)
  • Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie 1] (In partnership with Algemeen Rijksarchief en Rijksarchief in de Provincien)

Colombia

  • Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959

Germany

  • Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part 1]

France

  • Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Part 3]

United Kingdom

  • Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 (In partnership with International Society for British Genealogy and Family History)
  • Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754-1900 [Part 1]

United States

  • Alabama—1910 Federal Census
  • Arizona—1910 Federal Census
  • California—1910 Federal Census
  • Colorado—1910 Federal Census
  • Connecticut—1910 Federal Census

Recently Completed Projects

(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/.)

Italy

  • Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2]

Perú

  • Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910–1930 [Parte 3]

United Kingdom

  • Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754–1900 [Part 2]

United States

  • Arkansas—1910 Federal Census
  • Massachusetts—Deaths, 1913 [V 50–53]
  • Minnesota—1875 State Census
  • South Dakota—1935 State Census [Part 1]
  • South Dakota—1935 State Census [Part 2]

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Argentina

  • Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934, Spanish 15%
  • Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte 2], Spanish (New)
  • Cordoba—Matrimonios, 1642–1931, Spanish 86%
  • Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926, Spanish 6%
  • Santa Fe - Registros Parroquiales 1634-1926 [Parte 2], Spanish (New)

Austria

  • Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925 German 6%

Belgium

  • Antwerp—Foreigners Index, 1840–1930 English 77%

Canada

  • British Columbia—Deaths, 1872–1986 [Part 3], English 56%
  • Québec, Montreal—Régistres Paroissiaux, 1800–1900, French 10%

Czech republic

  • Litoměřice – Matriky 1552-1905 [část 1], (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1]) German 20%

Chile

  • Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2], Spanish 8%
  • Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 3], Spanish 1%

Colombia

  • Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959, Spanish (New)
  • Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959, Spanish 10%

Germany

  • Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part 1], German (New)
  • Brandenburg—Kirchenbücher, 1789–1875 German 90%
  • Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 39–69], German 18%

France

  • Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 French 9%
  • Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907 French 5%
  • Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906 French 90%
  • Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie 2] French 93%
  • Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie 3] French (New)
  • Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 French 21%

Guatemala

  • Huehuetenango y San Marcos—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900, Spanish 21%

Italy

  • Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936, Italian 18%

Jamaica

  • Clarendon—Births, 1878–1930, English 50%

Mexico

  • DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1898–1933 [Parte 3], Spanish 16%
  • Hidalgo—1930 Federal Censo Spanish 66%
  • Jalisco—1930 Federal Censo Spanish 39%
  • Michoacan—1930 Federal Censo Spanish 10%
  • Nuevo Leon—1930 Federal Censo Spanish 18%

New Zealand

  • Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 English 72%

Nicaragua

  • Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Parte 1] Spanish 37%

Russia

  • Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 German 2%

South Africa

  • Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970 English 18%

Spain

  • Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935, Spanish 20%
  • Avila, Navalmoral—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935, Spanish 47%
  • Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1] Spanish 30%

Sweden

  • Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1], Swedish 5%
    Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1], Swedish 18%
  • Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1], Swedish 1%

United Kingdom

  • Cheshire—Parish Records, 1538–1850 [Part 2] English/Old English 64%
  • Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 1], English 2%
  • Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754-1900 [Part 1], English (New)

United States

  • Alabama—1910 Federal Census, English (New)
  • Arizona—1910 Federal Census, English (New)
  • California—1910 Federal Census, English (New)
  • Colorado—1910 Federal Census, English (New)
  • Connecticut—1910 Federal Census, English (New)
  • Indiana, Clark County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 48%
  • Indiana, Dubois County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 38%
  • Indiana, Harrison County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 56%
  • Indiana, Marshall County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 39%
  • Rhode Island—1905 State Census [Part 2], English 73%
  • Rhode Island—1935 State Census, English 71%

Venezuela

  • Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 1] Spanish 94%
  • Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2] Spanish 2%

Украина

  • Киев—Метрические Книги, 1840–1842 Russian 59%

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Australia

  • Victoria—Probate Records, 1853–1989 English 81%

Belgium

  • Burgerlijke Stand, 1851-1900 [Deel 2] Dutch (New)
  • Mechelen—Overlijdens Registers, 1851-1900 Dutch, Flemish 69%
  • Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie 1] French (New)
  • Registres Des Décès—En Français, 1796–1910 French 74%*

Canada

  • Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935 English 2%

Germany

  • Bremen—Schifflisten, 1904–1914 German 92%

France

  • Quimper et Leon—Registres Paroissiaux, 1772–1909 [Part 1] French 21%

Norway

  • 1875 Census [Part 1] Norwegian 88%

Perú

  • Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910–1930 [Parte 4] Spanish 28%

Philippines

  • Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982 Spanish 5%

United Kingdom

  • Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 English (New)

United States

  • Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 2] English 95%
  • Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3] English 1%
  • Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908 English 1%
  • Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940 English 28%

FamilySearch Indexing Update

Last week FamilySearch Indexing announced that so far, in 2009, volunteers have indexed over 130 million names. Completed projects and digital image collections are published online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/. If you find something useful there, please consider signing up to help at www.familysearchindexing.org. You can even choose which records to index.

Below is a list of new projects, recently completed projects, and the status of the current projects.

New Projects

Argentina

  • Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934
  • Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926

Canada

  • Canada, British Columbia—Deaths, 1872–1986 [Part 3]

Chile

  • Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2]
  • Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 3]

Mexico

  • Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1898–1933 [Parte 3]
  • Mexico, Michoacan—1930 Federal Censo
  • Mexico, Nuevo Leon—1930 Federal Censo

Perú

  • Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910–1930 [Parte 4]

United States

  • U.S., Indiana, Clark County—Marriages, 1811–1959
  • U.S., Minnesota—1875 State Census
  • U.S., Rhode Island—1905 State Census [Part 2]
  • U.S., South Dakota—1935 State Census [Part 2]

Recently Completed Projects

(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication.)

Canada

  • Canada, British Columbia—Deaths, 1872–1986 [Part 2]

Italy

  • Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 1]

Mexico

  • Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1898–1933 [Parte 2]
  • Mexico, Mexico—1930 Federal Censo

United States

  • U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [VII]
  • U.S., Georgia—Deaths, 1928–1929
  • U.S., Indiana, Allen County—Marriages, 1811–1959
  • U.S., Indiana, Boone County—Marriages, 1811–1959
  • U.S., Indiana, Brown County—Marriages, 1811–1959
  • U.S., Louisiana—1920 Federal Census
  • U.S., New York—1920 Federal Census
  • U.S., North Carolina—1920 Federal Census
  • U.S., Rhode Island—1905 State Census [Part 1]
  • U.S., South Dakota—1920 Federal Census

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Argentina

  • Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934, Spanish 3%
  • Argentina, Cordoba—Matrimonios, 1642–1931, Spanish 79%
  • Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926, Spanish 2%

Belgium

  • Belgium, Antwerp—Foreigners Index, 1840–1930 English 73%

Canada

  • Canada, British Columbia—Deaths, 1872–1986 [Part 3] English (New)
  • Canada, Québec, Montreal—Régistres Paroissiaux, 1800–1900, French 9%

Česká republika

  • Česká republika, Litoměřice – Matriky 1552-1905 [část 1] (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1]) German 19%

Chile

  • Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2] Spanish 5%
  • Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 3] Spanish 1%

Colombia

  • Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959, Spanish 4%

Deutschland

  • Deutschland, Brandenburg—Kirchenbücher, 1789–1875 German 87%*
  • Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 39–69] German 14%

España

  • España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935, Spanish 16%
  • España, Avila, Navalmoral—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935, Spanish 34%
  • España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1] Spanish 28%

France

  • France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 French 8%
  • France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907 French 4%
  • France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906 French 90%
  • France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie 2] French 78%
  • France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 French 21%

Guatemala

  • Guatemala, Huehuetenango y San Marcos—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900, Spanish 10%

Italia

  • Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936, Italian 10%
  • Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2] Italian 80%

Jamaica

  • Jamaica, Clarendon—Births, 1878–1930, English 36%

Mexico

  • Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1898–1933 [Parte 3], Spanish (New)
  • Mexico, Hidalgo—1930 Federal Censo Spanish 52%
  • Mexico, Jalisco—1930 Federal Censo Spanish 30%
  • Mexico, Michoacan—1930 Federal Censo Spanish (New)
  • Mexico, Nuevo Leon—1930 Federal Censo Spanish (New)

New Zealand

  • New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 English 61%

Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Parte 1] Spanish 30%

Russland

  • Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 German 1%

South Africa

  • South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970 English 16%

Sverige

  • Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] Swedish 5%
  • Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] Swedish 14%
  • Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] Swedish 1%

United Kingdom

  • U.K., Cheshire—Parish Records, 1538–1850 [Part 2] English/Old English 54%
  • U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 1] English 1%
  • U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754-1900 [Part 2] English 80%

United States

  • U.S., Indiana, Clark County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English (New)
  • U.S., Indiana, Dubois County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 32%
  • U.S., Indiana, Harrison County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 41%
  • U.S., Indiana, Marshall County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 18%
  • U.S., Minnesota—1875 State Census, English (New)
  • U.S., Rhode Island—1905 State Census [Part 2], English (New)
  • U.S., Rhode Island—1935 State Census, English 71%
  • U.S., South Dakota—1935 State Census [Part 1], English 94%
  • U.S., South Dakota—1935 State Census [Part 2], English (New)

Venezuela

  • Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 1] Spanish 93%
  • Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2] Spanish 1%

Österreich

  • Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925 German 5%

Украина, Киев

  • Украина, Киев—Метрические Книги, 1840–1842 Russian 53%

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Australia

  • Australia, Victoria—Probate Records, 1853–1989 English 80%

België

  • België, Mechelen—Overlijdens Registers, 1851-1900 Dutch, Flemish 62%

Belgique

  • Belgique—Registres Des Décès—En Français, 1796–1910 French 53%

Canada

  • Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935, English 1%

Deutschland

  • Deutschland, Bremen—Schifflisten, 1904–1914 German 87%

France

  • France, Quimper et Leon—Registres Paroissiaux, 1772–1909 [Part 1] French 8%

Norway

  • Norway—1875 Census [Part 1] Norwegian 82%

Perú

  • Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910–1930 [Parte 3] Spanish 92%
  • Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910–1930 [Parte 4] Spanish (New)

Philippines

  • Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982, Spanish 2%

United States

  • U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 2] English 92%
  • U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3] English 1%
  • U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908 English 1%
  • U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940 English 28%

New records online for Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Argentina, England, Mexico, and Ghana

from FamilySearch.org:

There are some fascinating new collections in FamilySearch’s Record Search. Ten million new records and images were added this update. Some particularly interesting highlights included the 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Wisconsin 1855 State Census, and 1869 Argentina Census—all now complete, the Ghana Census, 1982–1984 digital images, and the England, Cheshire School Records, 1796–1950, collections. See the chart below for a list of all the newly added collections.

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

Hats off to the online volunteers who help make these collections freely available by donating a few minutes of their time or talents through the FamilySearch Indexing program.

  • Argentina, 1895 Census - Updated index and images. Project is now complete.
  • Argentina, 1869 Census - Updated index and images.
  • England, Cheshire School Records, 1796–1950 - New index only collection. Project is now complete.
  • Ghana, Census, 1982–1984 - New browse image only collection; project is ongoing.
  • Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627–1978 - Updated browse image only collection. Project is now complete.
  • U.S., 1920 Federal Census - Added indexes for Wyoming, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.
  • U.S., Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871–1915 - Updated index and images.
  • U.S., Massachusetts State Census, 1865 - Added indexes. Project is now complete.
  • U.S., Wisconsin State Census, 1855 - New index and image collection. Project is now complete.

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