FamilySearch Starts 2012 by Releasing 119 Million New Records

If your genealogy wish for 2012 was for more new records to be added online, FamilySearch was certainly listening, as they’ve started the year off with a bang by releasing 119 million new (not-previously-online) records … and of course, being on FamilySearch they are all FREE.

The 119 million new records online come from 33 different countries, and consist of about 64 million indexed names and 55 million browsable images, which brings the total to 2.58 billion searchable names and 466 million digital images on FamilySearch. These numbers are mind-blowing, and to say that it is exciting for family history enthusiasts is an understatement! Just think even 2 or 3 years ago, much of what is currently on FamilySearch wasn’t there. And this is all made possible by not only FamilySearch themselves, but also the thousands of volunteers from all around the world.

Here’s the complete list of new additions:

Collection Records Images Comments
Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990 0 1,121,438 New browsable image collection.
Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 0 20,921 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 0 1,355,844 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 0 1,643,437 New browsable image collection.
Brazil Civil Registration, 1870-2009 0 94,096 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912 275,598 0 Added index records to existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 0 46,574 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 0 26,124 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 0 1,591,193 New browsable image collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 0 53,129 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2010 0 67,099 Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1900 0 119,508 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2008 0 30,586 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1860-1975 0 404,717 New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 0 39,140 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1935 0 1,410,476 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1850 0 140,069 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1664-1698 0 72,020 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2006 0 11,025 Added browsable images to existing collection.
El Salvador, Civil Registration Records, 1836-1910 0 1,313,396 Added browsable images to existing collection.
England and Wales Census, 1871 5,480,742 316,157 New Index and new browsable image collection with links to FindMyPast.com.
England, Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900 188,222 268 Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
Estonia, Church Books 1835-1940 0 7,423 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Germany Marriages, 1558-1929 1,310,718 0 Added records to index collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Dinkelsbühl Miscellaneous City Records, 1804-1946 0 32,488 New browsable image collection.
Germany, Württemberg, Albstadt, Miscellaneous City Records, 1705-1850 0 308,313 New browsable image collection.
Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977 0 1,151,061 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895 538,239 0 Added index records to existing collection.
Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895 2,464,298 0 New index collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 0 421,759 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 0 2,129,164 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941 0 1,070,546 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 0 188,009 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Cuneo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1795-1915 0 267,978 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 0 260,400 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 48,696 0 Added index records to existing collection for the Quartiere of San Ferdinando.
Italy, Pistoia, Pistoia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 0 465,452 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 0 1,194,499 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1924-1939 0 672,382 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration 0 10,323 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009 0 63,030 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Mexico, Morelos, Civil Registration, 1861-1920 0 41,250 New browsable image collection.
Micronesia, Pohnpei, Land Records, 1971-2007 0 479,425 New browsable image collection.
Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-2008 0 86,119 New browsable image collection.
Norway Census, 1875 43,443 0 Added index records to existing collection.
Peru, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 0 232,647 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1980 0 6,541,475 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 59,762 984,396 Added browsable images to existing collection and added index records to existing collection for Lublin.
Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911 0 571,698 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965 0 45,898 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Aveiro, Testaments, 1900-1936 0 28,281 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 0 88,135 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985 0 596,527 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 0 100,233 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938 0 2,464 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1532-1911 0 448,196 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 0 234,398 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880 0 138,057 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 0 815,966 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911 0 639,166 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901 0 5,637 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 0 1,038,585 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1582-1908 0 5,068 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 0 401,773 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909 0 364,977 New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941 0 396,243 New browsable image collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2004 0 159,709 Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988 0 1,603 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920 0 10,682 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Consular Records of Emigrants, 1808-1960 0 26,731 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Consular Records of Emigrants, 1808-1960 0 9,724 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Municipal Records 0 376,689 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860 0 649,515 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916; index 1646-1860 0 646,020 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Gävleborg Church Records, 1616-1908; index 1671-1860 0 467,630 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Göteborg och Bohus Church Records, 1577-1932; index 1659-1860 0 502,836 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Gotland Church Records, 1582-1940; index 1655-1860 0 339,850 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860 0 351,775 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Jämtland Church Records, 1582-1928; index 1642-1860 0 163,075 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860 0 721,027 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860 0 616,487 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860 0 638,873 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
Sweden, Skaraborg Church Records, 1612-1921; index 1625-1860 0 557,037 New browsable image collection. Link provided by National Archives of Sweden.
U.S., Alabama State Census, 1855 34,978 0 New index collection.
U.S., Alabama State Census, 1866 243,781 0 New index collection.
U.S., Alabama, County Estate Records, 1800-1996 0 1,341,915 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950 0 38,097 New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985 4,879,253 0 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1931 0 63,571 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997 0 1,034,024 New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 0 69,534 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Connecticut, Death Index, 1949-2001 1,408,326 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Delaware, Vital Records, 1680-1962 0 1,497,613 New browsable image collection.
U.S., District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950 170,985 106,123 Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 205,388 153,621 New index and new browsable image collection.
U.S., Florida, Tampa, Passenger Lists, 1898-1945 0 44,642 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Georgia Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909 0 10,376 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960 0 24,647 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960 0 46,802 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Idaho, Minidoka County Records, 1913-1961 0 41,712 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 0 68,861 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 793,965 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Jay and Hamilton counties) 102,538 0 Added index records to existing collection.
U.S., Kentucky, Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950 0 29,959 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 66,977 46,724 Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1910, 1960 0 19,330 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957 37,501 54,003 New index and new browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959 0 59,623 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 0 20,768 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records, 1785-1950 0 8,652 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maryland, Garrett County Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1920-1940 0 123,415 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 0 390,060 Added browsable images to existing collection for Baltimore and Somerset counties.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943 0 335,814 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Death Index, 1970-2003 2,037,187 0 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1881 0 35,108 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 0 283,997 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 2,052,472 0  New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002 4,267,629 0 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962 0 14,457 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002 2,931,700 0  New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Mississippi Confederate Records, 1889-1942 0 12,669 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Mississippi Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974 0 117,637 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951 0 12,167 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Mississippi, Tippah County Family Histories 0 3,860 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1945 0 180,071 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1955 0 86,033 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Death Index, 1860-2007 663,371 0 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records, 1830-1921 0 16,566 New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York State Census, 1875 1,674,675 0 Added index records to existing collection.
U.S., New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935 130,979 166,690 Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 0 117,114 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 0 1,630,900 New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921 0 437,855 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 0 141,759 New browsable image collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000 6,957,269 0  New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 374,219 102,264 Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970 0 82,193 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1917 9,872 267,729 Missing information?
U.S., North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800-1909 0 169,607 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oklahoma County Marriages, 1891-1959 168,303 109,572 Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Columbia County Records, 1854-1958 0 14,420 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975 48,542 41,178 Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998 1,447,641 0 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885-1950 1,325,465 1,167,074 New index and new browsable image collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931 0 326,903 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934 551,734 523,442 Added index records and added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 17,102,207 0 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 0 45,481 New images.
U.S., Texas Deaths, 1977-1986 0 79,765 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 79,137 0 Added index records to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 0 28,899 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District Estate Files, 1779-1935 0 78,681 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796 to 1921 0 139,160 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007 0 918,495 New browsable image collection.
U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 0 961,597 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907 985,659 0 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997 1,629,093 0 New index collection courtesy of Ancestry.com.
U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935 0 37,822 Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records, 1850-2007 0 27,614 New browsable image collection.
United States, Applications for Headstones for Military Veterans, 1925-1941 298,268 0 Added index records to existing collection.
United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 0 2,331,541 New browsable image collection.
United States, Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898 0 304,315 New browsable image collection.
United States, New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906 615,903 0 Added index records to existing collection.
United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903 169,253 0 Added index records to existing collection.
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1544-1858 0 1,737 Added browsable images to existing collection.

 

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