FamilySearch Record Search Update

Paul Nata, Public Affairs Manager for FamilySearch, said in a press release January 31, 2009, that FamilySearch had added over 40 million new records to its Record Search pilot since January 5th.

Individuals with international roots from Argentina, Canada, Germany, IrelandGermany, Netherlands, and the Philippines will find some nice surprises in the newly added collections.

Birth, marriage, and death records were added for the Netherlands and Ireland.  Irish researchers in particular have been anxiously awaiting the 23 million records from the Irish Civil Registration indexes.   These records date from 1845-1958 and are also known as the Statutory Registration Records. Statutory registration for Protestants began in 1845 and for Catholics in 1864.

Many thanks to the thousands of online FamilySearch Indexing volunteers who helped make these wonderful records available.

See the chart below for more details. The new records can be searched for free at FamilySearch.org

(Click Search Records, then Record Search pilot).

Collection Name

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

1869 Argentina National Census

232,853

157,133

New

California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records  1835-1931

43,407

61,017

New

Canada Census 1916

1,811,736

36,263

New

Costa Rica Church Records 1595-1992

1,387,505

260,367

New

Germany Burials 1500-1900

3,633,851


New

Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

23,023,320

70,971

New

Mexico Aguascalientes Catholic Church Records 1616-1961


601,572

New

Netherlands Births and Baptisms

1,350,335


New

Netherlands Marriages

374,659


New

Netherlands Deaths and Burials

206,477


New

Philippines Marriages

2,224,877


New

1920 United States Census

2,437,479

50,364

Added  Alabama

1850 United States Census

1,425,756


Added Alabama and Indian Population

1850 United States Census (Slave Schedule)

869,079


Added Alabama, Missouri, and South Carolina

1850 United States Census (Mortality Schedule)

37,993


Added Louisiana and Indian Population

1870 United States Census

7,954,406


Added Pennsylvania

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