Saturday, February 16, 2013

FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

Included in this week's records update are 18 new collections; seven from Napoli, Italy, seven from the United States, four from Germany, and one from Netherlands. Among these collections are the United States Draper Manuscript Collection from 1740-1960 (more information can be found here), the Germany, Brandenburg, Bernau bei Berlin Jewish Records from 1688-1872, and the United States Revolutionary War Rolls from 1775-1783. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at
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Collection        Indexed Records  Digital Images
Germany, Brandenburg, Bernau bei Berlin, Jewish Records, 1688-1872 0 2,058
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Various Protestant Church Records, 1594-1936 0 4,056
Germany, Westfalen, Minden, Index to Funeral Sermons, 1580-1740  0 33,073
Germany, Württemberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Probate Records, 1803-1925 0 36,814
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980     0  1,811
Italy, Napoli, Fontana, Parocchia di Santa Maria della Mercede - La Sacra, Catholic Church Records, 1641-1929         0  2,660
Italy, Napoli, Grumo Nevano, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 0  18,810
Italy, Napoli, Lacco Ameno, Parrocchia di SS. Annunziata in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Catholic Church Records, 1630-1929   0  3,193
Italy, Napoli, Marano di Napoli, Civil Registration (Comune), 1839-1929 0  18,199
Italy, Napoli, Sant'Angelo, Parocchia di San Michele Arcangelo, Catholic Church Records, 1905-1929   0  77
Italy, Napoli, Sant'Antimo, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 0  24,177
Italy, Napoli, Serrara, Parocchia di Santa Maria del Carmine, Catholic Church Records, 1659-1929
         0  2,714
Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province, Church Records, 1553-1909  0  672,330
Spain, Cádiz, Civil Registration Records, 1870-1960   0  37,980
Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1903-1918  0  159,510
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845 520,550  146,178
U.S., California, Cemetery Transcriptions    0  17,138
U.S., Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002    0  63,290
U.S., Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942   0  2,740
U.S., Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001  346,248  10,585
U.S., Ohio, County Records, 1841-2003     0  92
U.S., Vermont, Orange County, Bradford District Estate Files, 1780-1915 0  75,694
United States, Draper Manuscript Collection, 1740-1960   0  84,177
United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914  0  41,172
United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942 52,939  0
United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872  0  8,955
United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783    0  93,048
United States, Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 852,027  0