Monday, October 19, 2009

Pilot FamilySearch Record Search

FamilySearch PILOT Record Search

There are some fascinating new collections in FamilySearch’s Record Search. Ten million new records and images were added this update. Some particularly interesting highlights included the 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Wisconsin 1855 State Census, and 1869 Argentina Census—all now complete, the Ghana Census, 1982–1984 digital images, and the England, Cheshire School Records, 1796–1950, collections. See the char below for a list of all the newly added collections.

These collections can be searched for free at Record Search pilot (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).

Hats off to the online volunteers who help make these collections freely available by donating a few minutes of their time or talents through the FamilySearch Indexing program.

Collection - Indexed Records - Digital Images - Comments

Argentina, 1895 Census - 47,007 - Updated index and images. Project is now complete.

Argentina, 1869 Census - 484,234 - 157,133 - Updated index and images.

England, Cheshire School Records, 1796–1950 - 435,681 -
New index only collection. Project is now complete.

Ghana, Census, 1982–1984 - 11,187 - New browse image only collection; project is ongoing.

Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627–1978 - 83,363
Updated browse image only collection. Project is now complete.

U.S., 1920 Federal Census - 7,330,741 - Added indexes for Wyoming, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.

U.S., Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871–1915 - 369,962
- 19,781 - Updated index and images.

U.S., Massachusetts State Census, 1865 - 1,352,817 - 17,656 - Added indexes. Project is now complete.

U.S., Wisconsin State Census, 1855 - 133,164 - 3,088 - New index and image collection. Project is now complete.

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