FamilySearch has added more than 2 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 148,960 images from the England, Durham, Diocese of Durham Original Wills, 1650–1857, collection; the 91,952 indexed records from the South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895–1972, collection; and the 804,247 indexed records and images from U.S., Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878–1922, 1959–1994, 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

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804–2013

0 147,861

Added images to an existing collection.

England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503–1997

3,384 0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

England, Durham Probate Bonds, 1556–1858

0 48,167

New browsable image collection.

England, Durham Probate Commissions, Monitions and Citations, 1650–1858

0 32,085

New browsable image collection.

England, Durham, Dean and Chapter of Durham’s Allerton and Allertonshire Original Wills, Inventories and Bonds, 1666–1845

0 1,842

New browsable image collection.

England, Durham, Diocese of Durham Original Wills, 1650–1857

0 148,960

New browsable image collection.

Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811–1978

0 24,327

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598–2009

13,929 0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590–1979

0 7,217

Added images to an existing collection.

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1679–1942

905 0

Added images to an existing collection.

Netherlands, Census and Population Registers, 1574–1940

0 535

Added images to an existing collection.

South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895–1972

91,952 0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

United States Freedmen’s Branch Records, 1872–1878

0 61,984 New browsable image collection.
South Korea, Civil Service Examinations and Records of Officials and Employees, 1392–1910 0 3,927

New browsable image collection.

Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307–1985

0 1,449

Added images to an existing collection

United States Census, 1850

0 3,199

Added images to an existing collection.

United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899–2012

0 451,656

New browsable image collection.

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

169,857 0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Alabama, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872

0 36,101

New browsable image collection.

U.S., Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878–1922, 1959–1994

751,805 52,442

New indexed records and images collection.

U.S.,Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951

637 0

Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S.,Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860–2004

0 25,819

Added images to an existing collection.

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