FamilySearch added an additional 10.5 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks. The largest portion of this update includes the 8,613,673 images added to the New York Probate Records from 1629 to 1971, increasing this collection’s images by 63 percent. Other notable collection updates are the 699,800 indexed records and images from the Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards from 1900 to 1965, and the 307,448 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil Registration from 1874 to 1996. 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, Civil Registration, 1870-2012||0||124,490||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965||217,585||482,215||Added index records and images to an existing collection.|
|Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Purwokerto, Miscellaneous Government Records, 1950-2012||0||58,096||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Comune), 1866-1910||0||186,424||Added images to an existing collection.|
|New Zealand, Probate Records, 1860-1962||92,516||146,936||Added index records and images to an existing collection.|
|Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996||0||307,448||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949||0||2,531||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971||0||8,613,673||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1785-1950||0||92,855||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940||0||226,791||Added images to an existing collection.|