Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org:
Currently updates as of 30 June 2015
Previous update: 14 April 2015
There is a permanent link at the top of the blog to a page with links to all five United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists. Use the page to access the following database lists at any time:
- United States Birth & Christening Records at FamilySearch.org
- United States Marriage Documents & Divorce Records at FamilySearch.org
- United States Death & Probate Documents & Indexes at FamilySearch.org
- United States Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at FamilySearch.org
- Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org
Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1938 — Searchable Index — Name index of birth certificates as recorded at Cook County, Illinois – including the City of Chicago.– There are 1,877,027 1,675,664 Records as of 16 April 2015; up 142,650 Records since 11 December 2014.
[NEW] Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Transcripts of tombstones from various Maine cemeteries. There are some additional family members listed on some cards whose names are not indexed. – There are 297,412 Records and 298,228 Images as of 17 April 2015.
[NEW] Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964 — Browsable Images — Images of county marriage records acquired from county courthouses. This collection does not include Coconino, Navajo and Yuma counties. – There are 354,145 Images as of 21 April 2015.
[NEW] Arizona Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993-1994 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Index and images of cards and newspaper clippings from Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff), Arizona Republic (Phoenix), Daily News Sun (Sun City), Independent (White Mountain, Show Low), and Mesa Tribune (Mesa). These records are housed at the Mesa Family History Center. – There are 38,287 Records and 51,701 Images as of 22 April 2015.
[NEW] Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of interment index cards from the Magnolia Cemetery. Original records are in the possession of the Friends of Magnolia Cemetery Inc. in Mobile. – There are 32,735 Records and 32,865 Images as of 22 April 2015.
[NEW] New Hampshire, Birth Certificates, 1901-1909 — Browsable Images — Images of birth certificates from the New Hampshire Division of Vital Records in Concord. The Collection is arranged by year, by certificate number, and by name. – There are 105,732 Images as of 22 April 2015.
New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Name index and images of New York county marriage records. New York state began requiring marriage records for each county in 1908. The collection includes the following counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, and Yates. The collection does not include New York City nor its boroughs. Only part of this set of images is currently Indexed. Indexing of the remaining images is in process and will be added as it is completed. – There are 636,587 Records and 955,515 Images as of 23 April 2015; up 636,309 Images since 26 August 2013.
Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1933 — Browsable Images — Includes Atlanta city census and voter registration and a necrology including transcribed obituaries, death and cemetery records from Fulton County. – There are 35,684 Images as of 24 April 2015; up 4,014 Images since 18 June 2014.
North Dakota, Census, 1925 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Index and images of the North Dakota state census of 1925. – There are 699,042 Records and 18,403 Images as of 29 April 1015; up 414,929 Records since 30 January 2015.
[NEW] Ohio, Bloomfield Township, Brownwood Cemetery Records, 1824-2012 — Browsable Images — Images of a cemetery record from the Board of Trustees in North Bloomfield, Ohio. – There are 636 Images as of 29 April 2015.
Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Digital images of records created in Missouri counties including recorded marriages, marriage applications, licenses, and certificates, naturalizations and other court records. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 158,956 Records and 2,507,508 Images as of 1 May 2015; up 896,994 Images since 11 December 2013.
[NEW] Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 — Browsable Images — Probate records from county courthouses in Michigan. Most of the collection contains estate files. The content and time period varies by county. Some of the records date before 1837 when Michigan became a state.– There are 4,723,861 Images as of 5 May 2015.
[NEW] Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001 — Browsable Images — Death records from Minnesota county courthouses. The record content and the time period varies by county. – There are 367,790 Images as of 5 May 2015.
[NEW] Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976 — Browsable Images — City cemetery records acquired from the Utah State Archives. The collection includes a general index, plat books, interment records, deed registers, record of the dead and grave opening orders. – There are 70,504 Images as of 6 May 2015.
Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983 — Browsable Images — Digital images of birth records from various county courthouses. Some birth registers are for cities or townships. The year range varies by county.– There are 150,669 Images as of 7 May 2015; up 9,777 Images since 19 September 2011.
[NEW] Missouri, Deaths, 1835-1976 — Browsable Images —Index and images of selected deaths. – There are 13,734 Images as of 7 May 2015.
Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. Name index of marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the state of Indiana between 1811 and 1959. This collection includes searchable index data for marriage records from all Indiana counties except Howard, Johnson, and Montgomery. This is an ongoing project, so additional records will be added as indexing is completed. New images are being added as they become available. Images of some marriage records included in the index cannot be viewed online due to various contract restrictions. In instances where digital images are not available, microfilm copies of the original records are available at the Family History Library and through family history centers. – There are 3,287,619 Records and 1,242,528 1,183,405 Images as of 8 May 2015; up 59,123 Images since 29 January 2015.
North Dakota, Census, 1915 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the 1915 state census of North Dakota. – There are 619,448 Records and 18,180 Images as of 20 May 2015; up 361,965 Records since 22 January 2015.
South Dakota, Pennington County Probate Case Files, 1880-1937 — Browsable Images — Images of probate case files from the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre. The collection is arranged by case number. – There are 69,017 Images as of 26 May 2015.
Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1939 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Name Index and images of Georgia statewide deaths. Original records are arranged chronologically by year and then by certificate numbers.– There are 428,255 Records and 484,960 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 15,495 Records and 1,750 Images since 24 October 2014.
District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Name index and images of marriage records in the District of Columbia. Currently this collection is 87% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.– There are 605,303 Records and 375,218 Images as of 3 June 2015; up 61,386 Images since 14 May 2014.
California, Death Index, 1905-1939 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Death index located at the Office of the State Register, Sacramento, and the Butte County Courthouse, Oroville. The index is arranged alphabetically by the name of the deceased, initials of spouse, age, and date of death. Place of death or county of death is coded. – There are 2,086,638 Records and 5,692 Images as of 5 June 2015; up 2,086,638 Records since 10 February 2012.
Michigan, Births, 1867-1902 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Name index and images of Michigan statewide birth registration entries.– There are 1,409,988 Records and 164,785 Images as of 11 June 2015; up 1,438 Images since 31 March 2014.
Iowa, State Census, 1925 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the 1925 state census of Iowa.– There are 5,573,816 Records and 327,118 Images as of 11 June 2015; up 5,573,816 Records since 16 April 2014.
Utah, Uintah County Marriage Records, 1888-2015 — Browsable Images —Images of marriage applications and certificates located in the county courthouse in Vernal. – There are 8,687 Images as of 15 June 2015.
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of obituary collections organized by county or newspaper and then alphabetically. Extracted information as well as newspaper clippings are represented. The originals are housed in several libraries and repositories throughout Michigan. Some collections contain obituaries from other states and nearby regions. – There are 798,647 Records and 1,093,937 Images as of 16 June 2015; up 416,525 Records since 16 December 2014.
South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970 — Browsable Images — School records, including teacher’s term reports, school census and attendance records located at the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre. Records are generally arranged by county, year and school district number. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 4,717,964 Records and 200,731 Images as of 16 June 2015; up 4,717,964 Records since 22 October 2014.
Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 — Browsable Images — Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.– There are 1,386,297 Images as of 24 June 2015; up 458,533 Images since 21 June 2012.
Delaware Vital Records, 1680-1971 — Browsable Images — A collection of various vital records from the Delaware Public Archives. The collection includes birth, marriage, death, bible, and cemetery records spanning various year ranges.– There are 624,395 Records and 1,974,520 Images as of 25 June 2015; up 624,395 Records images since 24 April 2014.
Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934 — Searchable Index — Name indexes and images of county marriages from the state of Illinois. Currently this collection is 63% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.– There are 1,530,387 Records as of 25 June 2015; up 504,033 Records since 15 May 2013.
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1627-2001 — Browsable Images — Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.– There are 1,707,850 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 182 Images since 9 January 2014.
North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970 — Browsable Images — Includes probate matters recorded at county courthouses in North Carolina. Includes wills, guardianships and estate records in bound volumes. Although the coverage dates include a larger span of years, most of the records in this collection are from 1800-1930. – There are 1,145,307 Images as of 25 June 2015.
Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Name indexes and images of Tennessee county marriages from 1790 through 1950 acquired from local courthouses. This collection contains searchable index data and images for marriage registers, marriage licenses, marriage bonds, and marriage certificates. Currently this collection is 21% complete. Additional records by county will be added as they are completed. Some images may not be viewable due to contract restrictions.– There are 4,590,990 Records and 2,953,561 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 3,024,053 Records and 1,831,660 images since 15 May 2014.
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Index to obituaries from thousands of newspapers throughout the United States. Records are being published as they become available. This collection is created in partnership with www.GenealogyBank.com. – There are 15,860,585 Records and 10,874,549 Images as of 27 June 2015; up 5,613,077 Records since 23 March 2015.
Newfoundland Census, 1935 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 296,291 Records and 9,509 Images as of 22 April 2015, up 296,291 Records since 13 January 2015.
Newfoundland Census, 1945 — Browsable Images —Index and images of the 1945 census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 328,262 Records and 7,457 Images as of 22 April 2015; up 328,262 Records since 14 January 2015.
[NEW] Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Deaths from all counties arranged together. The records are housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 11,869 Records and 12,185 Images as of 23 April 2015.
[NEW] Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Deaths from all counties arranged together. The records are housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 336,983 Records and 251,097 Images as of 23 April 2015.
[NEW] Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Transcripts of tombstones from various cemeteries. Series 1, 2, and 3 compiled by the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. To learn the name of the municipality and cemetery, look at the image. Each card has a number, for example, 152.5. The corresponding municipality and cemetery for that number is found in a list in the wiki article about the collection. To go to the article, return to this description, and click on “Learn more” below. – There are 164,737 Records and 139,318 Images as of 29 April 2015.
Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1846-1957, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 40,494 Records and 6,587 Images as of 1 May 2015; up 40,494 Records since 3 December 2012.
Newfoundland Census, 1945 — Browsable Images —Index and images of the 1945 census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 328,262 Records and 14,649 7,457 Images as of 22 April 2015; up 328,262 Records and 7,192 since 14 January 2015.
Ontario Births, 1869-1912 — Searchable Index — Index to birth records. Some entries in this index are missing the registration year and number. – There are 2,094,890 Records and 413,055 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 413,055 Images since 9 June 2014.
Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 — Searchable Index — Name index of Ontario, Canada, death registration entries. Registration entries for 1939-1947 are for overseas deaths only.– There are 2,050,112 Records and 947,200 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 947,200 Images since 12 October 2012.
Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 — Searchable Index — Index to marriage records housed at Archives of Ontario in Toronto. Includes regular registrations, 1869-1927, and delayed registrations, 1892-1919. – There are 1,382,652 Records and 1,162,449 Images as of 28 May 2015; up 1,162,449 Images since 13 April 2015.
[NEW] Quebec, Index to Civil Copy of Church Records, 1642-1902 — Browsable Images — Index to copy of baptisms, marriages, and burials sent to the civil government. Both Catholic and Protestant churches are included. – There are 1,300,530 Images as of 29 May 2015.
Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of births, delayed registrations of births, marriages, and deaths.– There are 363,845 Records and 58,839 Images as of 10 June 2015; up 347,134 Records since 9 Decebmer 2014.
Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 — Browsable Images — Index and images of births from Nova Scotia counties. – There are 35,026 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 6,103 Images since 10 September 2014.
Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918 — Browsable Images — Index and images of marriages from Nova Scotia. Dates vary by county. – There are 21,950 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 15,831 Images since 15 September 2014.
Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877 — Browsable Images — Index and images of deaths from Nova Scotia counties. – There are 21,717 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 14,661 Images since 17 September 2014.