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Thursday, October 16, 2014

FREE TRANSFER OF AUTOSOMAL DNA TEST DATA TO FTDNA

FamilyTreeDNA is offering a free transfer of autosomal DNA test data from Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com, but with strings attached.
https://www.familytreedna.com/autosomalTransfer?atdna=RipLGctLumrP258yIRUvYg%3D%3D

From Roberta Estes' DNAeXplained website:


"In order to attract more uploads, which will, of course, give us more matches, Family Tree DNA is announcing free uploads from Ancestry and 23andMe, the v3 chip only, but with a string attached.  The transferee can do the actual transfer for free, but they will only see their top 20 matches, only an initial and a last name, and will not be able to communicate with them unless they decide to pay $39 to join, or perhaps stated more accurately, to active all of the features of a paid transfer.  However, in lieu of the $39 fee, you can also recruit 4 other people to upload their data, whether or not they actually pay the fee or not."

 Realize that you will be transferring just your DNA data and not your matches to FamilyTreeDNA.  FamilyTreeDNA will compare this data to their database and this will be the results that you get.  If you already have an autosomal DNA test with FamilyTreeDNA there will no advantage to transferring either Ancestry or 23andMe data to FamilyTree.

More information can be found on Blaine Bettinger's The Genetic Genealogist website.

Happy ancestor hunting.

NEW AND UPDATED RECORD COLLECTIONS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

The following record collections are shown as new or updated on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

Happy ancestor hunting.
 
FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
New York, Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792-1906Browse Images *16 Oct 2014
New Mexico, Territorial Census, 188559,040 *16 Oct 2014
Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1988Browse Images *15 Oct 2014
France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1790-1891138,452 *15 Oct 2014
Argentina, Marriages, 1722-1911145,904 *15 Oct 2014
Oregon, Deschute County Records, 1871-1985Browse Images *14 Oct 2014
Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975163,484 *14 Oct 2014


Ancestry.com Record Collections
 U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925Immigration & Travel1,835,566Updated

Wigan, England, Marriages, 1754-1926Birth, Marriage & Death149,072New

Wigan, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1580-1812Birth, Marriage & Death133,789New

Wigan, England, Baptisms, 1813-1911Birth, Marriage & Death225,820New

North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004Birth, Marriage & Death4,134,003Updated

Wigan, England, Burials, 1813-1979Birth, Marriage & Death133,177New

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEW AND UPDATED RECORDS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

 The following record collections are show as updated or new on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

Happy ancestor hunting.

FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid District Court Records, 1985-2013Browse Images *14 Oct 2014
Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982Browse Images *13 Oct 2014
Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999Browse Images *09 Oct 2014
Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1932Browse Images *09 Oct 2014
Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1910212,210 *09 Oct 2014
Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582-1910184,816 *09 Oct 2014
Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-191079,005 *09 Oct 2014
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912Browse Images *09 Oct 2014

 Ancestry.com Record Collections

 U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935Schools, Directories & Church Histories5,863,771Updated

England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991Birth, Marriage & Death19,422,907Updated

Hungary, Select Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895 (in Hungarian)Birth, Marriage & Death53,982,819Updated

Web: Colorado County, Texas, Cemetery Index, 1851-2011Birth, Marriage & Death25,472New

Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861-1919Immigration & Travel1,064,441New

Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-Current (in Dutch)Birth, Marriage & Death24,124,838New

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Seamen, 1859-1936Immigration & Travel273,073New

Web: Carson City, Nevada, Birth Index, 1867-1957Birth, Marriage & Death3,113New

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

NEW AND UPDATED RECORDS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

The following record collections are shown as new or updated on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

 As I have noted before, Ancestry.com labels their records as new or updated and FamilySearch.org does not have this information so it is more difficult to determine the status of their records.  One way to do this on FamilySearch.org is to click on the "Learn More" link when you first access the record.  This will take you to the Wiki page on this record collection which will provide details or hints that will help determine if the record is "new" or "updated".

Happy ancestor hunting.

FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-19342,210,004 *07 Oct 2014
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid Citizenship Records, 1985-2013Browse Images *06 Oct 2014
India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2014Browse Images *06 Oct 2014
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-191013,829,595 *06 Oct 2014


Ancestry.com Record Collections
Bermuda, Passenger and Crew Manifests, 1957-1969Immigration & Travel499,604New

Friday, October 3, 2014

NEW AND UPDATED RECORD COLLECTIONS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

The following records are shown as new or updated on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com

Happy ancestor hunting.

FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998160,191 *03 Oct 2014
British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986898,889 *03 Oct 2014
British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932124,593 *03 Oct 2014
Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997544,082 *03 Oct 2014
BillionGraves Index9,573,710 *02 Oct 2014
Oregon, Marriages, 1853-193527,780 *02 Oct 2014

Ancestry.com Record Collections
Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-1924, 1946-2008Birth, Marriage & Death1,581,789Updated

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW AND UPDATED RECORD COLLECTIONS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

You may wonder how many actual United States records FamilyTree.org and Ancestry.com have online.   Here are the numbers as advertised by each company:

FamilySearch.org
     Indexed Records - 3,161,326,075
     Record Images - 465,222,043
     Record Collections - 845
Ancestry.com
      Record Collections - 25,693
     Number of Records - way over 1 billion

There are certainly many records out there that you have not searched, so Happy Ancestor Hunting.

 The following record collections are shown as updated or new on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

FamilyTree.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008132,174,314 *01 Oct 2014
Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899Browse Images *01 Oct 2014
Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582-1910184,816 *01 Oct 2014
Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-191079,005 *01 Oct 2014
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912Browse Images *01 Oct 2014

Ancestry.com Record Collections
Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967Birth, Marriage & Death14,515,660Updated

Douglas, Arizona, Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes, 1958-1960Immigration & Travel26New

Web: Scotland, Prison Records Index, 1828-1878Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills14,280New

1901 England CensusCensus & Voter Lists30,597,789Updated

New South Wales, Australia, Land Grants, 1788-1963Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills189,694New

Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills31,271Updated

Web: Darlington, England, West Cemetery Index, 1770-2012Birth, Marriage & Death22,260New

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ANCESTRY.COM HAS BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS FREE UNTI 6 OCTOBER 2014

FREE RECORDS ACCESS AND GUIDE ON ANCESTRY.COM

Ancestry.com is offering FREE access to birth, marriage, and death records for the United States on their website through 6 October 2014.  Click on the picture below to access the webpage.  You do have to have an Ancestry account (but not a subscription).  Also, note that there is a link to a FREE guide to "Search Strategies on Ancestry".
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/finding-your-roots?o_iid=62912&o_lid=62912&o_sch=Web+Property
 Happy ancestor hunting.

NEW AND UPDATED RECORD COLLECTIONS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

IT IS DIFFICULT TO KEEP UP WITH THE NEW AND UPDATED RECORDS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM AS THEY ARE ADDED TO THESE SITES.  PRESENTLY THERE ARE 1,837 RECORD COLLECTIONS ON FAMILYSEARCH AND 32,405 ON ANCESTRY.COM.  (NOTE:  THEY USE DIFFERENT METHODS IN COUNTING THE NUMBER OF RECORD COLLECTIONS)

I LIST THE NEW AND UPDATED RECORDS AS THEY COME ONLINE ON BOTH OF THESE SITES.  ANCESTRY.COM HAS A NOTATION OF WHICH OF THE RECORDS ARE NEW AND WHICH ARE UPDATED.  UNFORTUNATELY, FAMILYSEARCH.ORG DOES NOT HAVE THIS INFORMATION SO IT IS DIFFICULT TO TELL WHICH COLLECTIONS ARE NEW AND WHICH ARE UPDATED.  IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO HAVE THIS INFORMATION ON THE FAMILYSEARCH.COM RECORDS, BUT AT THIS TIME THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.  DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE A SOLUTION TO THIS PERPLEXING PROBLEM.

HAPPY ANCESTOR HUNTING.

THE FOLLOWING RECORD COLLECTIONS ARE SHOWN AS NEW OR UPDATED ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM.

FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-201255,554 *01 Oct 2014
United States Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874Browse Images *30 Sep 2014
Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009424,389 *30 Sep 2014
Spain, Diocese of Santander, Catholic Church Records, 1538-1985Browse Images *30 Sep 2014
Spain, Cantabria, Passports, 1785-1863Browse Images *30 Sep 2014
Ghana Census, 1984243,908 *30 Sep 2014
New Mexico, Territorial Census, 188559,040 *30 Sep 2014
Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2013829,536 *29 Sep 2014

Ancestry.com Record Collections
 Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985Birth, Marriage & Death10,898,825Updated

Delaware, Land Records, 1677-1947Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills619,678New

Friday, September 26, 2014

NEW AND UPDATED RECORD COLLECTIONS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

The following record collections are shown as new or updated on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com

Happy ancestor hunting.

FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
England, Durham Diocese, Renunciations, 1767 and 1794Browse Images *26 Sep 2014
England, Durham Diocese, Original Will Strays, 1743-1900Browse Images *26 Sep 2014
England, Durham Diocese, Registered Wills 1526-1858Browse Images *26 Sep 2014
England, Durham Diocese, Allertonshire Peculiar Stray Probate Bonds, 1732-1768Browse Images *26 Sep 2014
England, Durham Diocese, Allertonshire Peculiar Administration Bonds and Inventories, 1670-1808Browse Images *26 Sep 2014
England, Durham Diocese, Probate Inventories, 1676-1846Browse Images *26 Sep 2014
Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999Browse Images *26 Sep 2014
Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2013829,536 *26 Sep 2014
France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1790-1898138,452 *26 Sep 2014
Ukraine, Odessa Census Records 1897Browse Images *26 Sep 2014
Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946Browse Images *25 Sep 2014
Spain, Baptisms, 1502-19408,512,899 *25 Sep 2014
Spain, Marriages, 1565-19502,146,152 *25 Sep 2014

Ancestry.com Record Collections
New England, Select United Methodist Church Records, 1787-1922Schools, Directories & Church Histories374,894New

Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills391,167Updated

London, England, Marshalsea Prison Commitment and Discharge Books, 1811-1842Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills28,849New

London, England, King's Bench and Fleet Prison Discharge Books and Prisoner Lists, 1734-1862Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills32,198New

California, State Court Naturalization Records, 1850-1986Immigration & Travel105,942New