This week FamilySearch has added 23.9 million indexed records to their collection on online data. These records relate to the following countries: Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico, and the United States.
Notable collection updates include the 19,206,333 images from the new UK World War I Service Records 1914-1920 collection, the 2,005,113 index records from the US World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 collection, and the 930,622 index records from the New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942, collection. You can see the table below for the full list of updates. And you can search all of these collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.
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You can find a far more detailed description about these UK WWI Service Records on the FamilySearch Wiki.
|Collection||Indexed Records||Digital Images||Comments|
|Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910||0||3,198,973||New browsable image collection.|
|Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912||0||794,954||New browsable image collection.|
|Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012||0||608,365||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012||0||103,398||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965||132,929||241,847||Added index records and images to an existing collection.|
|Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010||0||1,234,380||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Miscellaneous Records, 1549-1955||0||82,009||New browsable image collection.|
|Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889||0||128,500||Added images to an existing collection.|
|India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012||0||39,573||New browsable image collection.|
|Italy, Cuneo, Saluzzo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942||0||470,403||New browsable image collection.|
|Italy, Ragusa, Modica, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942||0||26,653||New browsable image collection.|
|Italy, Salerno, Vallo della Lucania, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929||0||109,257||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Italy, Torino, Torino, Military Conscriptions (Comune), 1790-1886||0||23,904||New browsable image collection.|
|Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012||0||2,830||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1842||0||121,496||Added images to an existing collection.|
|New Zealand, Probate Records, 1860-1962||0||77,458||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1890-2005||0||20,019||New browsable image collection.|
|Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996||0||23,232||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005||0||11,762||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966||11,043||0||Added index records to an existing collection.|
|Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917||442,772||1,232||Added index records and images to an existing collection.|
|Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920||0||91,400||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845||651,980||48,922||Added index records and images to an existing collection.|
|United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920||0||19,206,333||New browsable image collection.|
|U.S., Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954||0||108,387||New browsable image collection.|
|U.S., Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1926||0||27,710||New browsable image collection.|
|U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942||930,622||0||Added index records to an existing collection.|
|U.S., New York, State Census, 1875||0||23||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970||0||35,267||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953||19,236||25||Added index records and images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986||0||41,065||Added images to an existing collection.|
|United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918||2,005,113||0||Added index records to an existing collection.|
NOTE: Although I can’t see anything formally written about this, when I was trying to view the UK World War I Service Records it comes up with the message:
This image is viewable:
1. When using the site at a family history center.
2. To signed-in members of supporting organizations.
So it looks like you won’t be able to view these images at home, which although is a shame, no doubt it would be to do with the arrangement that FamilySearch has with The National Archives. As for what the ‘supporting organizations’ are, without checking with FamilySearch I’m sorry but I don’t know. If I happen to be wrong with this information, please do let me know.