Records Year in Review

Last year around the same time posted about FamilySearch and what collections they had for the new year, and also how many records were new/updated.

Last year FamilySearch updated/added a total of 770 collections of records.  Once again this does not go into all the details of how many actual records were updated/added, just the number of collections.

In 2014 they added/updated 741 collections.  Not a bad average if I say so.  Looking back at previous post I have made about FamilySearch updates we can try and get an estimate a possible scale of how many actual records have been added.

For instance

United States Census: 1860                                                                       2013: 5,302,012
                                                                                                              2014: 27,106,888

West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970                                                     338,410 03 Jan 2014
                                                                                                      1,504,135 23 Jan 2014

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910                           8,887,032 9 Nov 2012
                                                                                                    13,829,595 06 Oct 2014

England and Wales, Death Index 1800-1920                                   40,618,506 02 Jan 2014
                                                                                                   87,446,270 04 Sep 2014

England and Wales, Marriage Index, 1800-1920                              35,117,915 01 Jan 2014 
                                                                                                   95,810,909 09 Oct 2014

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards                       (April 2014) Images Only
                                                                                                  10,047,318 26 Dec 2014

Nebraska, State Census, 1885                                                            169,869 17 Apr 2014
                                                                                                        747,367 05 Dec 2014

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906                                         40,818 16-Apr-14
                                                                                                             50,161 30 Dec 14

Belgium, Li├Ęge, Civil Registration, 1621-1910                                         55,048 16 Apr 2014
                                                                                                          79,005 02 Jan 2015

As you can see this is just a few of the ones that I scanned through to get a rough number of records actually updated over the course of a year.  Most of these are first "recorded" as in I posted about the updates in April of 2014, and then since then with the last updated date, and new numbers.

Just taking into account of the above 9  "updated" collections we sit with over 1 million records updated over the course of 2014.  Well 146,091,968 records roughly, my math might not be 100% accurate, but that is a pretty good number for such a small group I selected.  Now take that over all the 1873 collections currently sitting at FamilySearch, I wonder where we sit with the amount of records updated over the course of the year.


You may also like

Powered by Blogger.