Friday, December 31, 2010

FamilySearch Historical Records Collections year ends with another 32 million records

With the addition of the Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 with 32,877,879 records on December 30, 2010 FamilySearch.org Historical Records Collections completes a year of fantastic growth in the availability of original source records and indexes on the Internet. In all it appears that 64 record collections were added during the month of December alone. Some of the collections, like the Social Security Death Index with 87,767,528 records are huge additions to the online searchable world. Many of these millions of records have never been available previously outside of microfilm rental.

Here in Mesa, we are looking forward to more of the Mexican States being added in the coming year to the huge collection of Catholic Church Records. Presently, there are over 16 million images with 25 of the states and the Federal District already online out of the total of 31 states plus the Federal District (Distrito Federal). Some of these records are invaluable for those who have never had access to them previously.

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