Friday, March 28, 2014


The following and records are shown as updated or new today.

Happy ancestor hunting.

FamilySearch Records

Title Records Last Updated
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Rhode Island, State Census, 1935693,472 *28 Mar 2014
Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-19151,538,139 *28 Mar 2014
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officers, 1833-1960Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956784,809 *28 Mar 2014
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Oregon, Grant County Records, 1851-1992Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-198032,331 *28 Mar 2014
Idaho, Bonneville County Records, 1867-2012Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-197865,439 *28 Mar 2014
Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 183435,826 *28 Mar 2014
New Hampshire, Naturalization and Probate Records, 1643-1948Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1998Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
Ohio, Trumbull County Records, 1795-2010Browse Images *28 Mar 2014
North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970Browse Images *27 Mar 2014
Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938Browse Images *27 Mar 2014
England, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Miscellaneous Records, 969-2007Browse Images *27 Mar 2014
New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938Browse Images *27 Mar 2014
New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1785-1950Browse Images *27 Mar 2014
Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920Browse Images *27 Mar 2014

Ancestry Records


Web: Ashtabula County, Ohio, Obituary Index, 1858-2012Birth, Marriage & Death92,877Updated

U.S., Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891Military262,742New

South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970Birth, Marriage & Death540,154New

Genealogy's Star: Explore new territory in the Google Maps Gallery

I absolutely love to work with maps when doing genealogy research. There is so much information that you can glean by using old and detailed maps of the area where your ancestors lived. This is from James Tanner's blog Genealogy's Star and completely blows my away with the information that is on this site. It will take some time but do some exploring on this site and you will be surprised at what you find.

Happy ancestor hunting.

Genealogy's Star: Explore new territory in the Google Maps Gallery: Sometimes the Internet is like visiting a town you haven't seen for years and finding that all new buildings have sprung up where the...

Explore new territory in the Google Maps Gallery

Thursday, March 27, 2014


The following and records are shown as new or updated today.  If you have been missing ancestors on the 1940 U.S. Census, take another look - it has been updated.

Happy ancestor hunting.

FamilySearch Records

Title Records Last Updated
Washington, County Records, 1856-2009Browse Images *27 Mar 2014
Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900Browse Images *27 Mar 2014
Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957101,580 *26 Mar 2014
Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942Browse Images *26 Mar 2014
United States Census, 194039,028,895 *26 Mar 2014
United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-19331,786,095 *26 Mar 2014
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1834Browse Images *26 Mar 2014
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 1,044,146 *26 Mar 2014
District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950664,774 *26 Mar 2014

Ancestry Records

Minnesota, Marriage Collection, 1958-2001Birth, Marriage & Death2,712,412Updated

California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991Birth, Marriage & Death98,787New

Italy, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1936 (in Italian)Birth, Marriage & Death482,804New

New South Wales, Australia, Butts of Marriage Licenses, 1813–1835, 1894Birth, Marriage & Death1,300New

Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007Birth, Marriage & Death8,266,980Updated

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991Immigration & Travel61,585New

Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950Birth, Marriage & Death297,334New

South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956Birth, Marriage & Death110,854New

1911 Wales CensusCensus & Voter Lists2,460,733Updated

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


The Shreveport Louisiana Family History Center is now open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Center is located at 200 Carroll Street, Shreveport, Louisiana.  (Click on address to see street map).


Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States), located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy and family history by:
  • Giving personal one-on-one assistance to patrons
  • Providing access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program
  • Offering free how-to classes (varies by location)

Come by and visit the Shreveport FHC anytime during these hours on Tuesday and Wednesday and see what new genealogy research discoveries are waiting for you there.  There are volunteers to help you at the Center when it is open.  The Center has four computers (another on order), a printer and microfilm readers.  You can order microfilm from the Family History Library and view them at the Center.  The GENCOM Genealogical Computer Society and the Family History Center are asking for volunteers from the Shreveport genealogical community to help as we work to get the Center up and running again.  If things work out as we hope we should be able to expand the hours the Center is open.

To gain access to the Center go from the parking lot around the front of the building to the right entrance.  Ring the bell and someone will come to the door to help you.

One great advantage to using the Center is the free access to the following subscription genealogy websites on the Center's computers:

Any questions about the Family History Center or volunteering to help at the center can be addressed by contacting Jim Jones - or Esther Jones -

Happy ancestor hunting.