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December 8, 2013

Update FamilySearch Collections: Bolivia, Germany, USA, Billion Graves

Sample Page from N.C. Civil Action Court Papers
Here is the December update from

FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, and the United States. 

Notable collection updates include the 512, 388 indexed records and images from the BillionGraves Index, the 230,873 images from the U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712–1970, collection, and the 79,078 indexed records from the Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544–1945, collection. 

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