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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Huge additional collections continue to be added to Historical Record Collections

During the past two weeks or so, there have been major additions to the Historical Record Collections. The new records are summarized in a post to the FamilySearch Blog on 17 November 2010. As the post says:
The collection of indexes and images available on FamilySearch’s beta website continues to grow by leaps and bounds, with the addition of 34 collections of genealogical records. These records include 15 million indexed records and 2.5 million images. The bounty of information covers 13 different countries around the world: Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Jamaica, Canada, and the United States. Search these records now at
In the list of collections, there is a mark "*" for the new collections. If you are genealogist, ask yourself, when was the last time you saw an announcement for records in Jamaica? As the Blog posts always say at the end:
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 or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 What is also important is that each of the record collections is linked to an extensive explanation of the content and format of the records also contained on website in the Research Wiki. Be sure and click on the link to "Learn More" about the collections to see this valuable information.

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