Salt Lake is home to the Family Search Center, the largest genealogical database in the world. For more on researching Genealogy in Salt Lake, click here.The record collection held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (and the granite vault!) can be hard to grasp simply because of the volume of records and the speed with which they are added.  Volunteers are key to their success and the following press release from the folks at FamilySearch (the online arm of the Family History Library) gives us a good taste of what those volunteers are accomplishing. All of this hard work benefits all family historians. Here's the latest on new and completed projects and where current projects stand:First Indexing Project from Dominican Republic Now AvailableSpanish-speaking indexers have some exciting new work to do, including the first set of records from the Dominican Republic, as well as records from Spain and Mexico. There is also a variety of new U.S. projects available. The recently completed projects that will soon be available to search include the 1930 U.S. Census for five states and records from Canada, Mexico, England, and Puerto Rico.New Projects in the Past Month(See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing projects.)Recently Completed Projects(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at beta.familysearch.org in the near future.)
  • Canada, Québec, Montreal—Régistres Paroissiaux, 1800–1900
  • Mexico, D.F.—Registros Parroquiales, 1855–1934
  • U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900
  • U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925
  • U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957
  • U.S., Alabama—1930 Federal Census
  • U.S., Delaware—1930 Federal Census
  • U.S., Delaware—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • U.S., Georgia—1930 Federal Census
  • U.S., Indiana, De Kalb County—Marriages, 1811–1959
  • U.S., Indiana, Dearborn County—Marriages, 1811–1959
  • U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959
  • U.S., Ohio—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930
  • U.S., Texas—1930 Federal Census
  • U.S., Virginia—1930 Federal Census
Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent CompletionArgentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 Spanish49%Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 Spanish87%Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 Spanish26%Brasil—Registro Civil, 1852–1914 Portuguese1%Brasil, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 Portuguese11%Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920Portuguese3%Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 Portuguese48%Canada—Passenger Lists, 1881–1922English4%Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 English78%Ceská republika, Litomerice—Matriky, 1552-1905 (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher )German85%Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900Spanish23%Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 Spanish31%Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959Spanish12%Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959Spanish57%Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 German90%Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 German2%Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 German77%El Salvador—Registros Civiles, 1835–1910Spanish20%España, Andalucía—Registros Civiles, 1837–1870Spanish(New)España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 Spanish41%France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French43%France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907French45%France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 French77%France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French58%Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1800–1900Spanish8%Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900Spanish16%Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 Italian64%Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 Italian36%Mexico, D.F.—Bautismos, 1536–1900 Spanish(New)Mexico, Puebla—1930 Federal CensoSpanish52%New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 English6%Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 Spanish50%Norge —Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903Norwegian2%Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 Spanish65%Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910Portuguese22%República Dominicana—Nacimientos Civiles, 1828–1906Spanish(New)Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885German33%South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970Afrikaans, Dutch, English62%Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 Swedish58%Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 Swedish67%Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 Swedish28%U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 English(New)U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 English13%U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 English/Old English22%Uruguay—Registros Civiles (Nacimientos), 1879–1930Spanish3%U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 English41%U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 English(New)U.S., Arkansas—WWII Draft Registration, 1942English32%U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 English(New)U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 English20%U.S., District of Columbia—Deaths, 1874–1959English60%U.S., Illinois—County Marriages, 1810–1934 English49%U.S., Indiana—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942English(New)U.S., Indiana, Bartholomew—County Marriages, 1811–1959English(New)U.S., Iowa—County Births, 1880–1935 English7%U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 English31%U.S., Kentucky—1930 Federal CensusEnglish(New)U.S., Louisiana—1930 Federal CensusEnglish11%U.S., Minnesota—County Marriages, 1860–1949 English18%U.S., New Jersey—County Marriages, 1682–1956 English23%U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1938 English30%U.S., New York—Marriages, 1908–1935 English28%U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 English10%U.S., North Carolina—Freedmen Letters, 1862–1870English8%U.S., Oklahoma—Allotment Records, 1899–1907English47%U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959 English(New)U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Censo FederalSpanish6%U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo FederalSpanish78%U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 Spanish3%U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 English29%U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 English29%U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 English(New)U.S., Vermont—Vital Records, 1760–1954 English59%U.S., West Virginia—1930 Federal CensusEnglish(New)Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909Spanish1%Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 Spanish21%Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925German31%??????, ??????—??????????? ????? ??????, 1869–1917 (????? 1)Russian45%???????, ????—??????????? ????? ??????? ???????????? ??????, 1843–1845 Russian86%Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent CompletionBelgië—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 Dutch71%Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 French55%Brasil, Minas Gerais—Church Records, 1706-1952Portuguese1%Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935English18%Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900German10%España, Avila, Barroman—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930Spanish8%España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935Spanish85%España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870Spanish54%France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909French69%Norway—1875 Census Norwegian53%Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982Spanish70%U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900English11%U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 English69%U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908English66%U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940English32%About FamilySearchFamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.Read more from Lisa Louise Cooke at http://genealogygemspodcast.blogspot.com/.