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FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 512, 388 indexed records and images from the BillionGraves Index, the 230,873 images from the U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712–1970, collection, and the 79,078 indexed records from the Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544–1945, collection. 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 FamilySearch.org.

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Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments

BillionGraves Index

256,194 256,194

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566–1996 25,784 0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544–1945

79,078 0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830–1954

0 94,647

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787–1938

0 201,417

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712–1970

0 230,873

Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850–1983 0 91,860

Added images to an existing collection.

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