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FamilySearch Records Update 27 July 2012

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27 July 2012

Slovakian Genealogical Records Growing Online

FamilySearch’s free online Slovakian record collection has now grown to over 5 million searchable records. The Slovakia 1869 census is also available as a browsable image collection. Other new searchable collections online were expanded this week for South Africa, Canada, Poland, Portugal, and the United States. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at

Searchable historic records are made available on through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at
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CollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesComments
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900073,895Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950040,000Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911031,785New browsable image collection.
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-19101,098,48315,823Added index records and browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-195622,92026,512New index records and browsable images.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1991036,865Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-195607,404Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986056,335Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937104,6700Added index records to existing collection.

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