FamilySearch records update

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Published: Thursday, Dec. 15 2011 5:18 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — More than three dozen new records or image collections have been added to FamilySearch.org for eight countries, including Canada, Estonia, Jamaica, Mexico, Russia, South Korea and Sweden and 14 U.S. states, including Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin.

Most of the images are for collections from Mexico, which include more than 3.8 million for "Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002"; 1.5 million for "Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1833-1996"; nearly 1.6 million for "Mexico, Hidalgo, Civil Registration, 1861-1967"; nearly 1.2 million for "Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002"; 1.6 million for "Mexico, Veracruz, Civil Registration, 1821-1949"; and 1.2 million images from "Mexico, Yucatán, Civil Registration, 1860-1926."

In other news from FamilySearch, registration for the RootsTech 2012 Developer Challenge is Jan. 1 and entries are due by Jan. 15 for new apps or programs that help family history work. Cash prizes are available. For information, including rules and prizes, see FamilySearch.org for eight countries, including Canada, Estonia, Jamaica, Mexico, Russia, South Korea and Sweden and 14 U.S. states, including Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin.

Most of the images are for collections from Mexico, which include more than 3.8 million for "Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002"; 1.5 million for "Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1833-1996"; nearly 1.6 million for "Mexico, Hidalgo, Civil Registration, 1861-1967"; nearly 1.2 million for "Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002"; 1.6 million for "Mexico, Veracruz, Civil Registration, 1821-1949"; and 1.2 million images from "Mexico, Yucatán, Civil Registration, 1860-1926."

In other news from FamilySearch, registration for the RootsTech 2012 Developer Challenge is Jan. 1 and entries are due by Jan. 15 for new apps or programs that help family history work. Cash prizes are available. For information, including rules and prizes, see the web site.

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