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Monday, May 2, 2016

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
Guam Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records, 1712-2000Browse Images *02 May 2016
Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920209,675 *02 May 2016
Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885-193031,747 *02 May 2016
Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-193649,926 *02 May 2016
Massachusetts Births, 1841-19153,817,626 *02 May 2016
Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-19152,739,146 *02 May 2016
New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998340,065 *29 Apr 2016
New Zealand, Auckland, Waikumete Cemetery Records, 1886-194827,054 *29 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-19151,537,430 *29 Apr 2016
Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911392,355 *29 Apr 2016

Ancestry.com Record Colections
 Maryland, Wills and Probate Records, 1604-1998Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal294,028Updated

Maryland Military Men, 1917-1918Military65,484Updated

Wisconsin, Wills and Probate Records, 1800-1987Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal209,934Updated

1870 United States Federal CensusCensus & Voter Lists40,405,477Updated

Dahme-Spreewald, Germany, Births, 1874-1899 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death4,790Updated

Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961Census & Voter Lists16,144,107Updated

Hamburg, Germany, Selected Births, 1874-1901 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death2,182,301Updated

America's Successful MenStories, Memories & Histories879Updated

Buchanan County, Missouri Marriages, 1839-1855Birth, Marriage & Death3,418Updated

Spain, Select Baptisms, 1502-1940 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death25,047,278Updated

Hamburg, Germany, Selected Deaths, 1874-1950 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death2,491,287Updated

Massachusetts, Name Changes, 1780-1892Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal7,975Updated

Plymouth, Massachusetts, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, 1678-1891Birth, Marriage & Death2,235Updated

Pennsylvania, Biographical Sketches, 1868Stories, Memories & Histories139Updated

U.S., Citizenship Affidavits of US-born Seamen at Select Ports, 1792-1869Immigration & Travel72,117Updated

LDS Biographical EncyclopediaStories, Memories & Histories14,579Updated

Pennsylvania, Women in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783Stories, Memories & Histories227Updated

Virginia, Soldiers of 1776Military473Updated

Western Australia, Railway Records, 1879-1986Schools, Directories & Church Histories194,102Updated

Vesoul, France, Marriage Index, 1595-1700Birth, Marriage & Death4,243Updated

Virginia, Apprentice Index, 1640-1800Stories, Memories & Histories2,765Updated

Polk County, Arkansas, Marriage Index, 1906-1910Birth, Marriage & Death2,304Updated

New York Military in the RevolutionMilitary53,215Updated

Worcester, Massachusetts, Burial Index, 1727-1859Birth, Marriage & Death2,377Updated

Pennsylvania, Volunteers in the War of 1812Military18,666Updated
 U.S., Women of the Century, 1882Stories, Memories & Histories414Updated

Utah Pioneers and Prominent MenStories, Memories & Histories23,466Updated

Vermont Men, 1894Stories, Memories & Histories1,244Updated

Herkimer County, New York Soldiers, 1916-1918Military2,931Updated

Hamburg, Germany, Selected Marriages, 1874-1920 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death1,269,016Updated

Colorado, Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal33,181Updated

Web: Chester County, Pennsylvania, Poor House Admissions Index, 1800-1910Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal56,493New

Texas, Potter County, Probate Index, 1901-2013Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal43,557New

Web: Chester County, Pennsylvania, Death Index, 1841-1957Birth, Marriage & Death36,240New

Eastern Prussian Provinces, Germany [Poland], Selected Civil Vitals, 1874-1945 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death4,175,538Updated

Bremen, Germany, Military Lists, 1712-1914 (in German)Military431,687New

Arizona, Prison Records, 1875-1929Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal9,660New

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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
New Zealand, Auckland, Waikumete Cemetery Records, 1886-1948Browse Images *28 Apr 2016
New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919Browse Images *28 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-19154,175,664 *28 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-19101,324,801 *28 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-19152,739,146 *28 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Births, 1841-19153,817,626 *28 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910949,293 *28 Apr 2016
Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885-193031,747 *28 Apr 2016
Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-193649,926 *28 Apr 2016
Kansas Marriages, 1840-193587,932 *28 Apr 2016
Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939172,347 *28 Apr 2016
Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869Browse Images *27 Apr 2016
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-20012,055,089 *27 Apr 2016
Ancestry.com Record Collections
 Coahuila, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1861-1987 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death3,507,917Updated

Yucatan, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1861-1950 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death2,138,643Updated

Coahuila, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1861-1950 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death2,495,067Updated

Tamaulipas, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1860-1987 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death2,326,899Updated

Tamaulipas, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1860-1950 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death1,081,842Updated

Coahuila, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1861-1930 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death1,860,764Updated

Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal327,093Updated

Nevada, Death Records, 1911-1965Birth, Marriage & Death227,903New

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

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

Happy Ancestor Hunting.
 
FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Georgia Deaths, 1928-1940461,802 *26 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-19154,175,664 *26 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-19101,324,801 *26 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910949,293 *26 Apr 2016
United States Marriages, 1733-19904,908 *26 Apr 2016
BillionGraves Index17,788,589 *26 Apr 2016
Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918163,712 *25 Apr 2016
Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-19401,030,574 *25 Apr 2016
Michigan Church Marriages, 1865-1931817 *25 Apr 2016
California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989581,446 *25 Apr 2016

Ancestry.com Record Collections
 Oconee County, Georgia, Probate Court Birth Certificates, 1875-1915Birth, Marriage & Death7,008Updated

Oconee County, Georgia, Probate Death Certificates, 1927-2010Birth, Marriage & Death7,008Updated

Friday, April 22, 2016

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
France, SaĆ“ne-et-Loire, Military Conscriptions, 1867-1940244,795 *22 Apr 2016
Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1865-193614,100 *22 Apr 2016
Lesotho, Evangelical Church Records, 1874-1983Browse Images *21 Apr 2016
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005670,123 *21 Apr 2016
Philippines Civil Registration (National), 1945-1984157,389 *21 Apr 2016
Michigan Marriages, 1822-19951,267,961 *21 Apr 2016
South Carolina Deaths, 1915-19651,025,342 *21 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961252,581 *20 Apr 2016
Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918163,712 *20 Apr 2016

Ancestry.com Record Collections
 Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948Schools, Directories & Church Histories33,337,465Updated

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005Birth, Marriage & Death63,960,585Updated

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910Birth, Marriage & Death40,829,356Updated

Saalfeld, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1951 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death76,229New

Saalfeld, Germany, Marriages, 1876-1921 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death42,518New

Ludwigslust, Germany, Marriage Records, 1876-1924 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death7,974New

Dresden, Germany, Weekly Church Reports of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1685-1879 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death1,710,773New

Saalfeld, Germany, Births, 1876-1904 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death50,913New

Ludwigslust, Germany, Birth Records, 1876-1902 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death23,355New

Ludwigslust, Germany, Death Records, 1876-1949 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death55,522New

U.S., German Immigrants, 1712-1933Immigration & Travel6,289New

Caribbean, Obituary Index, 2003-2009Birth, Marriage & Death12,278Updated

U.S., Biographical Cyclopedia of American WomenStories, Memories & Histories1,101Updated

The Times (London, England)Newspapers & Publications56,218Updated

Vermont, Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal98,222Updated

Hopewell, Virginia, Friends Memberships, 1759-1776Schools, Directories & Church Histories4,211Updated

Mercer County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1800-1830Birth, Marriage & Death4,008Updated

U.S., Newspaper Birth Index, 2005-2015Birth, Marriage & Death173,291Updated

UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-2015Birth, Marriage & Death702,795Updated

Tasmania, Australia, Deeds of Land Grants, 1804-1935Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal24,463New

South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013Birth, Marriage & Death1,366,522Updated

South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955Birth, Marriage & Death322,632Updated

Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991 (in Swedish)Immigration & Travel1,435,313New

Thursday, April 21, 2016

DNA TEST SALES FOR NATIONAL DNA DAY





NATIONAL DNA DAY is April 25th and commemorates the day in 1953 when a paper detailing the structure of DNA as a double helix was published in Nature magazine.  It also recognizes the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.

In celebration of these accomplishments both AncestryDNA and FamilyTreeDNA are having a sale on all of their DNA tests for genealogy.  The following is information on the sales and links to the sites (Click on the company name to go to the site):

The normal price for the Ancestry autosomal DNA test is $99.  During this sale the price has been reduced to $79.

All of FTDNA’s DNA tests are on sale at the prices listed above.

GENCOM Recommendations:
1.      If you want to take the Y-DNA (male line) or mt-DNA (female line) test, you will need to test with FTDNA since they are the only company offering these tests.  For the Y-DNA test I would recommend the Y37 marker test.  You will be able to upgrade later by just paying the price difference without taking another test.
2.      If you want to take the Autosomal DNA test (AncestryDNA on Ancestry or FamilyFinder on FTDNA), I recommend the following:
a.       Take the AncestryDNA test from Ancestry for the sale price of $79.  I recommend using Ancestry because of the new tools that have recently been added making it easier to get started using the results in your genealogy research.
b.      Once you have the results from Ancestry you have the option of transferring your raw data to FTDNA for only $39.  This is the same as taking the DNA test on FTDNA for a greatly reduced price.  The advantages to this transfer is that FTDNA has more advanced tools to use in your research and your DNA will be compared to their database and give you more cousin matches.

NOTE THAT BOTH OF THESE SALES END AT MIDNIGHT TUESDAY 26 APRIL 2016!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at my email or by phone (318) 773-7406.  Our next DNA Interest Group meeting is 10 May 2016 at 10:00 AM in the large meeting room of the Broadmoor Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport.  At this meeting I will be able to answer any questions you have about DNA testing and Genetic Genealogy.