Friday, January 17, 2014


I just received the information below from on how to search for and find new and updated records on their website.  The records that are listed as new and updated are shown at the bottom of this post.  I will keep an eye on this and keep you up to date on these records.

Happy ancestor hunting.

Where to Find New and Updated Records

There are hundreds of millions of images on Fold3 and hundreds of record titles, so how do you know if something new has been added that might be pertinent to your interests? There are a couple ways to find new or updated titles, and there is also a "Watch" button for both titles and searches so you are notified when one of your favorites has been added to.
To see which titles have been added or updated most recently, go to the Search drop-down menu at the top of any Fold3 page. Click on the down arrow to find links to search or browse records, and also for a list of all Records on Fold3 where you can further sort by "new & updated." There’s also a shortcut to this page via the narrow orange banner on the right of the home page with the number of records "added last month." Click that banner and you'll be taken directly to the "new & updated" list.
If you perform the same searches often for people, events, or topics, scroll down the middle column on the search results page to find "Added in the past." There you'll find filters to access what's been added in the past month, 3 months, 6 months, or year. You can also save your favorite searches by using the "Watch" button on the search results page. When an image is added that matches your search criteria, you'll receive an email notification.
Just because a title is 100% complete doesn't mean you won't find something new. Even though Fold3 may not be adding more images to that title, members are continually adding spotlights, annotations, and comments that may reveal a topic or person you're interested in. To see more, click on a title's information icon or, in the viewer, click the link to a publication title in "About image."
For example, Civil War service records for Union troops from Maryland are marked as 100% complete on this page, but you will see recent discoveries listed there, too. You can "Watch" any publication to receive email updates whenever another discovery is made. Likewise, if you find a publication that is not complete, you can click the "Watch" button to get updates when new record images are added to that title. Learn more about watches in the Fold3 Training Center.
As you can see, there are many ways to find new and updated documents and contributed content on Fold3. Find the methods that work best for you and enjoy making your own discoveries on Fold3.

61% complete

Army Registers, 1798-1969 NEW UPDATED

Registers of officers who served in the U.S. Army, 1798-1969 (scattered dates).  
100% complete

ERR Card File and Photos UPDATED

NARA M1943. Records and photographic prints from the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR), 1940-1945.  
13% complete

War of 1812 Pension Files FREE UPDATED

The War of 1812 pension files resulted from a man's service during the war, 1812-1815. They were granted to the veteran, his widow, or his heirs.  
84% complete

WWII Navy Muster Rolls UPDATED

Muster rolls of U.S. Navy ships, stations, and other naval activities, 1939-1949.  
5% complete

Civil War "Widows' Pensions" UPDATED

Approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.  
98% complete


Compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the State of Vermont.  
93% complete

Homestead Records (NE) UPDATED

Land entry case files and homestead final certificates from the Records of the Bureau of Land Management. They are scanned from textual records.  
16% complete

Pension Numerical Index UPDATED

NARA A1158. Pensions indexed by number for Army or Navy service in the Civil War and later, 1860-1934.  
93% complete

New York National Guard Personnel Jackets UPDATED

Personnel jackets containing records for men serving in the New York National Guard in the early 20th century.  
100% complete

USACA - Property Control Branch UPDATED

NARA DN1929. Cases and reports, claims processed by, and general records of the Property Control Branch of the U.S. Allied Commission for…  
91% complete

70th Infantry Division Records FREE UPDATED

Records and photos of the 70th Infantry Division relating the history and experiences of the men who served within the unit in World War II.  
100% complete

New York Civil War Regiment Lists NEW UPDATED

Published lists of commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates organized in New York during the U.S. Civil War.  
100% complete

Ardelia Hall Collection: Miscellaneous Property Reports NEW UPDATED

NARA M1940. Property cards and surveying reports relating to German repositories that stored Nazi-confiscated works of art.  
100% complete

WWII Servicemen Photos, Mullally Collection FREE NEW UPDATED

Hundreds of World War II-era photographs of servicemen, mostly from Michigan, captioned with their names and service information.

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