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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

REMINDER:  The FamilySearch website will be undergoing a technical upgrade Sunday, June 26th starting at 11:00 pm CDT (6:00 am UTC) and may be down for up to 24 hours as they test the system.

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FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-187763,053 *22 Jun 2016
West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971170,948 *22 Jun 2016
Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-193869,725 *21 Jun 2016
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014969,091 *21 Jun 2016
Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911755,345 *20 Jun 2016
Ancestry.com Record Collections
Web: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Death Index, 1992-2012Birth, Marriage & Death331,888New

North Carolina, Land Grant Files, 1693-1960Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal216,851New

Web: U.S., Marine Corps Casualty Indexes, 1940-1958Military115,570New

Sunday, June 19, 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.

NOTE: FamilySearch.org will be down for technical upgrade on Sunday, 26 June 2016 starting at 11 PM and lasting for up to 24 hours as they test the system.

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FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977192,760 *17 Jun 2016
United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Freedmen's Court Records, 1865-187244,466 *16 Jun 2016
Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930197,702 *16 Jun 2016
Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949870,856 *14 Jun 2016
Arizona Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993-199450,880 *13 Jun 2016
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956180,341 *10 Jun 2016
Connecticut Marriages, 1640-193927,635 *10 Jun 2016
Ancestry.com Record Collections
 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Honeymoon and Visitor Registries, 1949-2011Birth, Marriage & Death680,114New

U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012Schools, Directories & Church Histories372,489,557Updated

Web: Hibbing, Minnesota, Arrest Record Index, 1900-1939Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal24,876New

Gloucestershire, England, Prison Records, 1728-1914Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal235,682New

Gloucestershire, England, Land Tax Records, 1713-1833Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal1,045,856New

Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813Birth, Marriage & Death4,843,525Updated

Gloucestershire, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1974Census & Voter Lists11,693,589New

U.S., Homestead Records, 1861-1936Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal88,750Updated

U.K., Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1915Birth, Marriage & Death78,996Updated

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Ancestry Insider: Basketball versus Serendipity

I found this to be a very interesting story.  I have had serendipity moments in my genealogy research, but nothing to this extent.

Happy ancestor hunting.

The Ancestry Insider: Basketball versus Serendipity: Several years ago David Rencher was on business in Atlanta, Georgia and took the opportunity to drive to Montgomery, Alabama where he hoped ...

Wednesday, June 8, 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.

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FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981829,413 *08 Jun 2016
Find A Grave Index146,748,413 *07 Jun 2016
Italy, Udine, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1871-1911257,344 *07 Jun 2016
Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-185157,123 *07 Jun 2016
Italy, Imperia, San Remo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1805-191070,810 *06 Jun 2016
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-19802,190,017 *06 Jun 2016
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968214,588 *06 Jun 2016
United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-192018,567 *06 Jun 2016
BillionGraves Index18,198,653 *06 Jun 2016
Ancestry.com Record Collections
Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Jewry, 1909-1914Stories, Memories & Histories8,670

New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Records Index, 1790-1899Birth, Marriage & Death1,082,167

Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Jewry, 1897-1909Stories, Memories & Histories8,139

Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962Immigration & Travel1,933,441

Wisconsin Men of ProgressStories, Memories & Histories489

Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904Stories, Memories & Histories14,290

Web: Oshkosh Area, Wisconsin, Court Records Index, 1848-1977Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal43,624New

Web: Oshkosh Area, Wisconsin, Naturalizations Index, 1840-1970Immigration & Travel54,394New

Norfolk County, Virginia Will Abstracts, 1710-1753Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal428

Columbia, South Carolina Obituaries, 1859-77Birth, Marriage & Death1,226

Revolutionary War Courts-MartialMilitary3,289

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal64,331Updated

Netherlands, Birth Index, 1787-1915 (in Dutch)Birth, Marriage & Death24,789,242New

Netherlands, Marriage Index, 1570-1938 (in Dutch)Birth, Marriage & Death1,226,543New

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal158,731New

Netherlands, Newspaper Announcements Index, 1795-1945 (in Dutch)Newspapers & Publications5,057,039New

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates for Publicans' Licences, 1830-1849, 1853-1899Schools, Directories & Church Histories88,337Updated

Web: UK, Chinese Maritime Customs Service Index, 1854-1950Schools, Directories & Church Histories11,098New

Netherlands, Death Index, 1795-1965 (in Dutch)Birth, Marriage & Death29,904,324New

Netherlands, Civil Marriage Index, 1795-1950 (in Dutch)Birth, Marriage & Death22,932,495New

California, Chinese Arrival Case Files Index, 1884-1940Immigration & Travel90,734New

Netherlands, Baptism Index, 1569-1879 (in Dutch)Birth, Marriage & Death6,849,947New

Netherlands, Burial Index, 1546-1821 (in Dutch)Birth, Marriage & Death846,033New

Netherlands, Dutch East India Company Crew Index, 1633-1795 (in Dutch)Immigration & Travel837,467New

Netherlands, Population Registers Index, 1850-Present (in Dutch)Census & Voter Lists4,606,064New

Sunday, June 5, 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

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FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Louisiana Naturalization Records, 1831-190620,710 *03 Jun 2016
Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-194986,762 *02 Jun 2016
Ancestry.com Record Collections
 Chiapas, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1861-1947 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death1,518,926Updated

Chiapas, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1861-1952 (in Spanish)Birth, Marriage & Death889,755Updated

Web: U.S., Slave Era Insurance Policies Index, 1640-1865Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal682New

Arizona, County Coroner and Death Records, 1881-1971Birth, Marriage & Death67,153New

Arizona, Birth Records, 1881-1948Birth, Marriage & Death68,285New

1910 United States Federal CensusCensus & Voter Lists93,627,758Updated

Wednesday, June 1, 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.

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FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-19842,372,740 *01 Jun 2016
France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Civil Registration, 1792-1893486,376 *31 May 2016
Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998522,068 *31 May 2016
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992832,595 *31 May 2016
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005876,362 *31 May 2016
Washington Birth Records, 1869-1950159,323 *31 May 2016
Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-186859,257 *31 May 2016

 Ancestry.com Record Collections

TitleCollectionRecordsActivity

Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005Birth, Marriage & Death8,081,577New

Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940Birth, Marriage & Death7,077,520New

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011Birth, Marriage & Death16,683,304New

Frankenberg, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1951 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death70,578New

Karlsruhe, Germany, Births, 1870-1904 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death331,802New

The Scot in North Britain, North Ireland, and North AmericaStories, Memories & Histories1,264New

Karlsruhe, Germany, Marriages, 1870-1921 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death314,412New

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934Birth, Marriage & Death8,386,972Updated

Frankenberg, Germany, Birth and Death Index Cards, 1785-1875 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death121,174New

Frankenberg, Germany, Marriages, 1876-1922 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death41,178New

Mönchengladbach, Germany, Death Records, 1798-1950 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death897,013New

Karlsruhe, Germany, Deaths, 1870-1951 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death497,941New

Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947Birth, Marriage & Death2,826,841Updated

Ansbach, Germany, Lutheran Parish Register Extracts, 1526-1940 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death2,845,042Updated

Frankenberg, Germany, Births, 1876-1903 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death50,850New

Mönchengladbach, Germany, Marriages, 1798-1933 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death527,077New

Frankenberg, Germany, Residence Records, 1809-1928 (in German)Schools, Directories & Church Histories130,843New

Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1831-2001Birth, Marriage & Death131,037Updated

Ohio, Naturalization Petition and Record Books, 1888-1946Immigration & Travel395,871Updated

Friday, May 27, 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.

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FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-19842,355,610 *26 May 2016
Ohio, County Births, 1841-20034,012,169 *26 May 2016
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954474,485 *26 May 2016
Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950700,117 *26 May 2016
Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-19571,869,736 *26 May 2016
Iowa, County Births, 1880-19352,282,689 *26 May 2016
Ancestry.com Record Collections
 Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1851-2001Birth, Marriage & Death131,037Updated

Arizona, Voter Registrations, 1866-1955Census & Voter Lists1,141,349Updated

U.S., World War I Soldier Naturalizations, 1918Immigration & Travel18,319Updated

Tasmania, Despatches of the Governor's Office, 1823-1855Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal86,850New

Czechoslovakia, Selected Jewish Holocaust Records, 1938-1945 (USHMM) (in German)Schools, Directories & Church Histories71,543Updated

Arizona, County Marriage Records, 1865-1972Birth, Marriage & Death1,272,390New

Ohio, Naturalization Petition and Record Books, 1888-1946Immigration & Travel395,871Updated

Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Confirmations, 1870-1911Schools, Directories & Church Histories463Updated

Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1912Birth, Marriage & Death484,456Updated

Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal184,771Updated

Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1912Birth, Marriage & Death733,877Updated

Tasmania, Australia, Insolvency and Petty Sessions, 1829-1902Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal49,833New

Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912Birth, Marriage & Death2,323,156Updated

Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812Birth, Marriage & Death4,138,400Updated

Arizona, Territorial Census Records, 1864-1882Census & Voter Lists85,038New

Wednesday, May 18, 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.

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FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-19402,859,465 *18 May 2016
North Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Assistant Commissioner Records, 1862-1870127,316 *18 May 2016

Ancestry.com Record Collections

TitleCollectionRecordsActivity

Mainz, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1950 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death228,659

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Military13,299,715Updated

Prenzlau, Germany, Deaths, 1874-1950 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death58,709

Hesse, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1661-1875 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death2,583,193New

Web: Queensland, Australia, Immigration Indexes, 1848-1972Immigration & Travel444,186Updated

Hesse, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1730-1875 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death180,859New

U.S., Newspaper Marriage Index, 2002-2015Birth, Marriage & Death293,156Updated

New Mexico, Land Records of New Spain, 1692-1846 (in Spanish)Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal2,230New

Hawaii, Passport Records, 1849-1850, 1874-1900Immigration & Travel2,888New