Three Swedish Workshops – Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle – Sept 20, 24, & 25

The following is from my friend, Kathy Meade:

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SwedGen Tour 2016
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There will be three wonderful Swedish genealogy research workshops in North America this autumn that you don’t want to miss if you have the opportunity. Three genealogists from Sweden, Anna-Lena Hultman, Charlotte Börjesson, and Olof Cronberg plus Kathy Meade from ArkivDigital will be visiting Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, September 20th, Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, September 24th and Seattle, Washington in Sunday, September 25.

The genealogists from Sweden and Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will lead a one-day workshop at each city giving lectures on records in ArkivDigital, Swedish emigration and culture, historical maps and other Swedish genealogy topics. The Swedish genealogists will provide one-on-one consultations. To request an individual consultation, go to: http://www.swedgen.se/researchquery/ and fill out the form. There are a limited number of consultations and the selection will be based on order of request. Event information is listed below:

Portland, Oregon Sponsored by Nordic Northwest
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
2 PM – 8:00 PM
West Hills Unitarian Church Universalist Fellowship
8470 Oleson Road, Portland, Or 97223
Program Price – $10 for only one lecture, $20 for entire program
Individual Research Consultation – $25
Registration – http://www.scanheritage.org/#!calendar-1/mbrew or call 503-977-0275

Tacoma, Washington Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9 AM – 4 PM
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University
2180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447
Price – $25 includes program, light lunch and two snacks; one-on-one consultation additional $10
Registration: – Call 253- 535-7411
Click here for the Swedish Genealogy Workshop Page.

Seattle, Washington Sponsored by the Swedish Club
Sunday, September 25, 2016
2:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Swedish Club 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Price – Free for Blue Club members and $20 for general public
Registration: – http://swedishclubnw.org/

Following are a couple of links with registration information.
http://www.swedgen.se/swedgentour-2016/
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/arkivdigital-and-swedish-genealogists-visit-oregon-and-washington/

SwedGen Tour 2016
www.swedgen.se

SWEDGEN SPEAKERS
Charlotte Börjesson has been doing genealogical research for more than 20 years and has deep experience with both Swedish and American resources. She has been a board member of the Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden (DIS) and is currently active as a Disbyt representative. She is the culture leader for the Vasa Order of America in northern Sweden. Her areas of expertise include research within in western Sweden as well as computer genealogical research and photography. She has participated in the SwedGen tours since 2002.

Olof Cronberg was for many years the chairman of the Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden (DIS). He is a medical doctor. He has extensive experience working with both Swedish and American genealogical resources and has a very strong understanding of the genealogical software program, Disbyt. He has participated in many of the SwedGen tours.

Anna-Lena Hultman has been doing genealogical research for more than 40 years and is well-known as an expert on emigration research and Västergötland. She was one of the key persons in the development of the Emibas CD, a CD with information on more than 1.1 names emigrants leaving Sweden between 1845 and 1930. She also guides many North Americans during the summer months in locating their ancestor’s homestead in Västergötland. Anna-Lena has her own research stuga in Hössna. Anna-Lena has participated in all the SwedGen tours.

Kathy Meade is the U.S. representative for ArkivDigital, a company that offers online access to newly photographed color images of the Swedish historical records. Besides working for ArkivDigital, Ms. Meade volunteers at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago the Arlington Heights Memorial assisting patrons in researching their Swedish heritage. Kathy has been helping persons with their Swedish research as well as giving Swedish genealogy presentations throughout the country for more than ten years.

GCO has a new website!

The following is from the Genealogical Council of Oregon (GCO):

GCO has a new website! – www.gcoconference.com

July 28 & 29, 2016 – Western Institute of Genealogy and July 30, 2016 – Summer Genealogy Fest

We are having two events and each has it’s own registration page. They are individually listed under the tabs of the Summer Genealogy Fest and the Western Institute of Genealogy on the website.

Flyers and registration pages are available to print and share.

The Summer Genealogy Fest is a one-day event and encourages all levels of family historians to attend.

The two-day event, Western Institute of Genealogy (WIG) has limited spaces and will fill quickly. Please note that the WIG courses are for intermediate or advanced genealogists. We will soon open up registration for non-APG members, so get your seat soon!

If you have questions please contact us at: gcoconference@gmail.com

NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon

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“Oregon’s ‘healthful’ climate and fertile soil…appealed to desperate families from older states suffering the economic effects of the Panic of 1837. [By 1850] nearly sixty percent of teh territory’s pioneer families were from the states that lined the Ohio and Upper Mississippi rivers”

 

This Issue: NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon; written by Connie Miller Lenzen.

 

Despite political and territorial interest in the area, migrants weren’t easily convinced to leave the east and make the 2,000 mile journey to the north west coast. Not until the mid-to-late 1840s did people begin to migrate in recognizable numbers. Most of the states pioneering families came from the upper Mississippi and Ohio river areas. Many came in wagon trains following the famous Oregon trail. More early history information is available in the guide.

Each guide in this series offers a bit of history behind each type of record or resource as well as names and descriptions for specific archives.  For example, under the heading Probate Records, you will find the following:

“Oregon’s first court was established in 1841 to probate Ewing Young’s estate. Young died without a will, and his large land and property holdings required a legal process for distribution.

“Probate records were usually kept from the beginning of each county, and many records and indexes are still in the county courthouses. Over the years, jurisdiction passed from the County Court to the Circuit Court, with some exceptions. Most old records are in offsite storage and need to be requested in advance. Some records have been moved to the Oregon State Archives. The Archives’ Oregon Historical County Records Guide lists probate records for each county and where they are located.”

In the guide, each section is handled in like manner. Plenty of specific information on what records are available and where to find them.

About the Series

Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later re-issued as special publications designed to support genealogical research in each state. Eventually those guides became outdated and out of print. The current set of guides represents a refresh of those publications, updated and improved for today’s traditional and digital research resources.

About the Author

Connie Miller Lenzen specializes in Oregon research as is the author of Oregon Guide to Genealogical Resources. She currently serves as Director for the National Genealogical Society, where she has volunteered since 1990. Connie is a board certified genealogist.

More About the State Guides (from the Introduction)

“Readers should be aware that every effort has been made to include current web addresses throughout the publication and all were verified immediately prior to release…”

“Two research facilities used by many genealogists are the Family History Library (FHL) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Most genealogists are familiar with teh abbreviations used for these two facilities and they are used in these publications. Otherwise the use of abbreviations and acronyms is kept to a minimum.”

Table of Contents

History and Settlements

  • The Missionaries
  • Wagon Trains
  • Early Government

Archives, Libraries, and Societies

  • Oregon Historical Society Library
  • Oregon State Archives
  • Oregon State Library
  • Genealogical Forum of Oregon Library
  • Knight Library
  • Multnomath County Library

Major Resources

  • Aids to Research
  • Atlases, Gazetteers, and Maps
  • Biographical Guides
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Records
    • Territorial Censuses
    • State Censuses
    • Federal Census — Auxiliary Schedules
  • City and County Directories
  • City-Level Research
  • Court Records
    • County and State-Districts Level
    • State Appeals Level
    • Federal Courts
  • Ethnic Records
    • Native American
    • Chinese
    • African Americans
  • Genealogical and Historical Periodicals
  • Land and Property Records
    • Provisional-government Records
    • Federal Level
    • County Level
  • Military Records
    • Territorial and State Level
    • Federal Level
  • Naturalization and Immigration Records
    • Immigration Records
  • Newspapers
  • Probate Records
  • Religious Records
  • Tax Records
  • Vital Records
    • Birth Records
    • Death Records
    • Marriage Records
    • Divorce Records
  • Voter Records
  • Women of Oregon
  • Conclusion

These guides are an excellent resource for state by state research. Available guides, including NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon are available from Family Roots Publishing.

Other guides in series reviewed to date (in alphabetical order):

FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch:

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FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew List of Airplanes, 1943–1964 collection; and 137,815 images from the Philippines, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900–1952 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 5.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600–1913 – 79,444 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621–1914 – 67,410 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582–1910 – 8,560 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 – 2,807,806 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Germany, Hesse, Stadtkreis Darmstadt, Darmstadt District, Civil Registration, 1876–1925 – 0 – 70,510 – Added images to an existing collection.

Philippines, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900–1952 – 0 – 137,815 – New browsable image collection.

US, Florida, Pensacola, Passenger Lists, 1900–1945 – 0 – 1,937 – New browsable image collection.

US, Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917–1920 – 0 – 27,210 – New browsable image collection.

US, Maine, Bath, Seamen’s Proofs of Citizenship, 1833–1868 – 0 – 3,516 – New browsable image collection.

US, Massachusetts, Salem and Beverly Crew Lists and Shipping Articles, 1797–1934 – 0 – 33,017 – New browsable image collection.

US, Michigan, South Haven Crew Lists, 1957–1959 – 0 – 61 – New browsable image collection.

US, Minnesota, Duluth and Wisconsin, Superior Crew Lists, 1922–1958 – 0 – 26,368 – New browsable image collection.

US, Montana, Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals and Departures, 1923–1956 – 0 – 38,373 – New browsable image collection.

US, New York, New York, Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted, 1917–1957 – 0 – 119,753 – New browsable image collection.

US, Ohio, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1852–1991 – 83,982 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Oregon, Portland, Index and Register of Vessels, 1949–1955 – 0 – 88 – New browsable image collection.

US, Pennsylvania, Landing Reports of Aliens, 1798–1828 – 0 – 636 – New browsable image collection.

US, Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1955–1957 – 0 – 387 – New browsable image collection.

US, South Carolina, Charleston U.S. Citizens Passenger Lists, 1919–1948 – 0 – 775 – New browsable image collection.

US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew List of Airplanes, 1943–1964 – 190,879 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Texas, Houston Arrival Manifests of Airplanes, 1946–1954 – 0 – 4,360 – New browsable image collection.

110 Searchable Oregon State University Yearbooks Available Online

Steve and I are making a quick run down into Oregon tomorrow. Preparing for the trip got me to thinking about the yearbooks found at the Oregon State University website. The following is from the site.

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The Oregon State University Yearbooks digital collection includes 110 yearbooks published by the students of Oregon State University, beginning with the 1894 Hayseed. Souvenir editions of the Barometer were published in June 1900 and June 1905. Continuous publication of the yearbook began in 1907 with the 1908 Orange. Ten years later, the yearbook title was changed to the Beaver and publication of annual volumes continued through 2014. In addition to portrait photographs of students, the yearbooks include photographs and information about student organizations, athletics, academics, and events and activities during a given academic year. This keyword-searchable digital collection is a major resource for study of Oregon State’s campus history and culture in the twentieth century.

Go to the Oregon State University Yearbooks Home Page.

Click here to read a detailed history of the yearbooks.

Click here to enter the digital yearbook collection.

Oregon Burial Site Guide – Available for only the P&H Charge! #Genealogy

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I received the following note from my friend, Jan Healy. If you have Oregon research, this is a really good deal! This book is beautifully done, and they are basically giving them away. You’ll never beat the price.

Press release – Oregon Burial Site Guide: We are losing our warehouse space the end of July. So the boss said to offer the Oregon Burial Site Guide, Compiled by Dean Byrd, Stanley Clarke, & Janice M. Healy free. We will send a hard back copy to everyone for the cost of shipping and handling. Prepaid $20 post marked not later than 1 July 2015. Those of you with Nonprofit status please add your tax ID number. Any questions contact me. This book sold for $125 each.

This book is about where the cemeteries of Oregon are located. Not lists of who is buried in them. Those are only listed for the small sites on private property with 12 or less burials.

The book is 8.5″ X 11″ X 2″ 1,200 plus pages and weighs in at about 8 lbs in the shipping carton. Fully alphabetical by county and site, each county is indexed, Black and White photo’s for a general idea of what monuments are in each county, with a state wide index in the back. This is a must for those researching Oregon using death certificates. We tried to pick up all the also known as names to the sites. There are about 2500 burial sites in the 36 counties of Oregon. This material is updated and corrected, not like the material from the old ODOT book that has been put up on the web. So no this is not on the web.

Make checks out to:

Stoney Way LLC
PO Box 5414
Aloha, OR 97006-0414

THE HOT LAKE STORY – An Illustrated History from Pre-Discovery to 1974

This last week I drove across I-84 through Oregon. I was returning to Orting, Washington, after having been to New Mexico to visit my sister and niece. As I stopped for fuel at the local Flying J in La Grande, I noted the highway sign pointing to Hot Lake Springs. I didn’t have the time to stop, but I was reminded that FRPC sells a delightful and heavily illustrated book dealing with Hot Lake. Many of the illustrations are in color, dependent on the time period in which they were taken. Following is a bit about THE HOT LAKE STORY – An illustrated history from pre-discovery to 1974, by Richard R. Roth.

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With the ever-present thread of Indian culture and history, until the coming of the White Man during 1812, the waters at Hot Lake Springs, Oregon, have been used commercially for over 150 years, starting in 1864. The springs and surrounding land have been used at various times for a dance hall, hotel, sanitarium-sanatorium, hospital, health resort, nursing home and farming operation.

Over the years, thousands of people have been attracted to the hot mineral springs and part of their fascinating life was left behind. Hot Lake’s past has been documented by the author who grew up and lived there for thirty-two years. He tells the story of Hot Lake’s operation through extensive research, pictures and illustrations covering the area’s initial use by local Indian tribes until the Roth family sold the enterprise in 1974. Hot Lake has its own unique story as told by Richard Roth who grew up at Hot Lake and was immersed in its history.

The key tags, the pictures on the wall, the postal cancellation equipment, all these things, and more, meant something, and Richard was there – growing up with it – and taking it all in. This is not just another history. This is the history of Hot Lake from its pre-discovery by the white man up to 1974, when Richard moved away to live his own life.

About the Author
Richard attended Eastern Oregon College where he majored in history. Following completion of a master’s degree at the university of Oregon in 1967, he returned to Hot Lake full time to become actively involved with the management of the family enterprise.

After leaving the Grande Ronde Valley, Roth went on the complete a Master of Public Health degree in health administration and policy (MPH) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and his MBA in management at Oklahoma City University. Roth’s work experience has involved the directing and management of various health facilities and programs over the years including clinic operations for two family practice residency training programs in Phoenix and Fort Worth.

The author’s wife, Beverly, is a retired Captain (0-6) formerly with the U.S. Public Health Service. An Alaska Native (Tsimshian Indian), she was born and raised in Metlakatla. Their son, Richard, is on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. The Roths make their home in Orting, Washington.

THE HOT LAKE STORY – An Illustrated History from Pre-Discovery to 1974, 2nd Edition (with addendum), By Richard R Roth; 2008; 8.5×11; ISBN: 978-0-9821849-1-3; Item #HQP007; Family Roots Publishing is offering the book at 10% off through December 24, 2014, making it just $58.46. Click on this link to order.

TABLE OF CONTENTS TO THE HOT LAKE STORY

  • Overview of the Use, Control, Management and Ownership at Hot Lake from Pre-1864 to 1974. Pages 1-10
  • Pre-1864 Years in the Hot Lake Area. Pages 11-16.
  • The Commercialization of Hot Lake begins with William Clark and Samuel Newhard (C.1864-1898). Pages 17 – 32.
  • Dr. Henry J. Minthorn – Ben Cook Era at Hot Lake (1898-1900). Pages 33-46.
  • Dr. George Watts Tape Involvement at Hot Lake (1900 – 1904) and (1910 – 1917). Pages 47 – 53.
  • Hot Lake: the Pierce-Phy Years (1901 – 1933). Pages 55 – 232.
  • Dr. John B. Gregory’s Lease (1933 – 1934) and the 1934 fire. Pages 233 – 252).
  • The Lawrence F. Allen Lease (1934 – 1935). Pages 247-252.
  • Dr. John Hubert Sturges (1935 – 1939). Pages 253 – 264.
  • The Harriet Baxter and W.W. Shaw Lease (1940 – 1942. Pages 265 – 267
  • Hot Lake: The Roth Ownership Years (1942 – 1974) Pages 268 – 364.
  • Hot Lake Kitchen Operations. Pages 265 – 368
  • Stories of Hot Lake. Pages 369 – 373
  • Railroading at Hot Lake. Pages 375 – 405
  • Physicians at Hot Lake. Pages 406 – 418.
  • Hot Lake Postal History. Pages 419 – 421
  • Buildings and Grounds. Pages 422 – 435
  • Hot Lake Collectibles. Pages 437 – 444.
  • Index. Pages 445 – 457
  • Bibliography. Pages 458 – 462
  • Addendum. Pages 463 – 474

INDEX TO THE HOT LAKE STORY

  • A City Under one Roof
  • Abe, Fred
  • Adams, Lulu
  • Adventist Church
  • Allen, Bill
  • Allen, Lawrence F.
  • Alliance Trust Co
  • Alton, Morris J.
  • Ambulance, Hot Lake’s
  • American Field Trials
  • Ames, Carrie M.
  • Ames, Robert S.
  • Anderson, Charles E.
  • Anderson, Hans M.
  • Anderson, John
  • Andrews, Wesley,
  • Aninland, Aldon J.
  • Aninland, James B.
  • Aninland, John J.
  • Aniland, Nellie
  • Armido, Lorenzo
  • Armido, Stena I.
  • Arrowhead Hot Springs Asuncion, Mariano
  • Atkinson, Matilda,
  • Automobile, Franklin
  • Automobile, Pierce-Racine
  • Baby – Last known delivery at Hot Lake
  • Bailey Farm Equipment Co.
  • Baker, Helen
  • Ballroom (see also Lobby, Cook-Minthorn)
  • Band, Hot Lake
  • Banker’s Panic of 1907
  • Barbershop
  • Barrie, Mrs. Grace
  • Bathhouse, Men’s section
  • Bathhouse, Women’s section
  • Bathhouse/Gymnasium
  • Baxter, Edith R
  • Baxter, George C
  • Baxter, Harriet, Mrs.
  • Baxter, Irene
  • Baxter-Shaw Lease
  • Beal, Golda E
  • Bear, Story of the
  • Becker, Helen
  • Benham, (electrician) Mr.
  • Bennes, J.V.
  • Bennett, Fiona A
  • Berg, Johanna O
  • Berg, John
  • Berson, George
  • Bickford, Katie
  • Bickford, Lloyd
  • Bideler, L.M.
  • Bideler, Mrs. Dorothy
  • Billiard and Pool Room
  • Bishop, Dr Warren G
  • Blackfeet Indians
  • Black Hawk
  • Bluett-Duncan, Dr.
  • Blue Angel Program
  • Bolduc, Edward
  • Bond, Stephen W.
  • Bonney, Dick
  • Boothman Ranch
  • Boothman, Bill
  • Boothman, Ed,
  • Boothman, Tant
  • Bourne, Oregon
  • Bovard, Lena
  • Bowman-Hicks Lumber Co
  • Boyles, Aileen M.
  • Boyles, Alena M
  • Boyles, Dudley C
  • Boyles, Goldie M
  • Boyles, Marian O
  • Brandley, Dorothy
  • Branner, Dr Cleveland E
  • Bratz, Albert J.
  • Brooks, Mary B
  • Brooks, Ralph C
  • Brooks, Wilhelmina M
  • Brookshire, Mabel
  • Brot, Jacob
  • Bruce, Ethel
  • Buchanan, Emma
  • Buildings, 1910
  • Buildings after 1934
  • Burnett, Maria A
  • Burns, Dimmon
  • Burns, Lana
  • Byesem, Lilli
  • Cabin, of Dr W.T. Phy
  • Cadet Nurse Training Program
  • Cahill, Ethel B
  • Campbell, Very B
  • Canaparola, Dr
  • Carey, Tim
  • Carpenter shop
  • ‘Carper, Eldon G
  • Carper, Gustave A
  • Carper, Sarah K
  • Carter, Anita
  • Carter, Eleanor E
  • Caspar, G.A.
  • Caspar, Mrs. G.A.
  • Casper, Sarah K
  • Catching, Charles H
  • Catton, Bruce
  • Caviness, Alfred
  • Caviness, Elys
  • Cayuse Indians
  • Chadwick, Dorothy
  • Chadwick, John
  • Chadwick, Pearl
  • Chase, Charlie
  • Chemawa Indian School
  • Chief Joseph (old)
  • Chief Joseph (young)
  • China patterns in use at Hot Lake
  • Chung, Chang
  • Clark, Mary
  • Clark, W.H.
  • Clark, William
  • Clay, Carrie B.
  • Clayborn, Clivia
  • Clayton, Ralph C
  • Cleaver, Charlie
  • Cleaver, Mr.
  • Continue reading “THE HOT LAKE STORY – An Illustrated History from Pre-Discovery to 1974”

Early Oregonians Database added at Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Hannah Hoffman for the Statesman Journal, and posted August 5, 2014 on their website.

A database of Oregon residents before it became a state has been picked up by Ancestry.com, the primary genealogy website in the country, giving people across the country searchable access to thousands of records predating 1860.

The “Early Oregonians Database Index” was added to the national genealogy website in July. It contains more than 100,000 entries and includes both settlers and Native Americans who already lived in the Oregon Territory.

Ancestry paid the state $1,500 for access to the database, said Layne Sawyer, manager of reference services. The company will make the database available to subscribers, but it is free on the Oregon Archives website for anyone who would like to use it.

The project began about a decade ago, Sawyer said, in preparation for Oregon’s 150th anniversary of statehood in 2009.

Read the full article.

Oregon Woman Meets Twin After 78 Years Apart

The following teaser is from an article posted in the May 7, 2014 edition of CBSNews.com

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ALBANY, Ore. — Her entire life, Ann Hunt believed she was an only child.

Growing up in England, she used to pretend to be a twin, CBS affiliate KVAL-TV in Eugene reports.

Friends warned her “that will come back to you one day,” she said. “But isn’t it lovely coming back to a thing like this?”

One of her daughters delved into the family’s geneology and discovered, after 78 years, Hunt’s birth mother had given her up for adoption to focus on her twin sister, who needed medical attention.

Hunt’s twin, Elizabeth Hamel, lived half a world away from Aldershot, England, in Albany, Oregon.

Hunt’s daughter wrote a letter to Hamel about the discovery.

“I do get mail from England,” Hamel said, “but I was surprised when I saw Aldershot because we were born in Aldershot.”

Read the full article.

FamilySearch Adds Over 4.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch:
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FamilySearch has added more than 4.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 799,816 images from the new U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897, collection, the 579,177 images from the new U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940, collection, and the 532,591 images from the new U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 – 0 – 12,786 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 273,641 – Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Santarém, Catholic Church Records, 1544-1911 – 0 – 593,036 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Idaho, Elmore County Records, 1889-1972 – 0 – 26,811 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980 – 0 – 350,478 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897 – 0 – 799,816 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940 – 0 – 579,177 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731-1881 – 0 – 142,050 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana, Toole County Records, 1913-1960 – 0 – 79,300 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., New Hampshire, Death Certificates, 1938-1959 – 0 – 90,827 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1917 – 0 – 220,787 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, Trumbull County Court Records, 1795-2010 – 0 – 78,845 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Grant County Records, 1851-1992 – 0 – 199,385 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Oregon, Harney County Records, 1870-1991 – 0 – 111,750 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906 – 0 – 532,591 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990 – 71,819 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 1.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch:
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FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 512, 388 indexed records and images from the BillionGraves Index, the 230,873 images from the U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970, collection, and the 79,078 indexed records from the Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 , collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on https://familysearch.org/ through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at https://familysearch.org/.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at https://familysearch.org/ or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

BillionGraves Index – 256,194 – 256,194 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 – 25,784 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 – 79,078 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954 – 0 – 94,647 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 201,417- Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 – 0 – 230,873 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983 – 0 – 91,860 – Added images to an existing collection.

More Historic Oregon Newspapers

Nearly two years ago I posted links to 30 digitized historic Oregon Newpapers posted by the University of Oregon. At that time, they had about 180,000 page posted and the site was quickly developing into an important source of genealogical data. Although I can’t find a number of pages listed on the site, I’m sure that it’s now over 300,000. Over 92,000 pages of historic newspaper content from Ashland, Enterprise, Grants Pass, St. Helens, Pendleton, Portland, Salem, The Dalles, and Toledo have just been added according to an Oregon Digital Newspaper Program News Release. Sixty-six titles from 24 Oregon communities are now available to search. Following are links to the digitized historic Oregon newspaper titles, as well as links to other Oregon Newspaper resources.

The website was made possible through the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) and is the culmination of over two years of work by program staff at the University of Oregon Libraries, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a number of state agencies & stakeholders.

For additional resources dealing with Oregon newspapers, online and on microfilm, check the links at the end of the alphabetical place listing.

Check out the digitized Oregon newspapers by clicking on the links below:

Newspaper Name – City & State – Publication Span – Earliest Digitized Issue – Latest Digitized Issue

ASHLAND
Ashland daily tidings; Ashland, Or., 1919-1970; 1919-09-021919-09-16

Ashland tidings; Ashland, Or., 1876-1919; 1912-05-301919-08-29

Ashland weekly tidings; Ashland, Or., 1919-1924; 1919-09-241922-12-27

ASTORIA
The Daily Morning Astorian; Astoria, Or., 1883-1899; 1883-11-101890-12-31

Tri-Weekly Astorian; Astoria, Or., 1873-1874; 1873-07-011874-01-31

The Daily Astorian; Astoria, Or., 187?-1883; 1876-05-011883-11-09

BANDON
Bandon recorder; Bandon, Or., 188?-1910; 1890-01-031905-10-19

Semi-weekly Bandon recorder; Bandon, Or., 1910-1915; 1913-10-211915-03-26

The Bandon recorder; Bandon, Or., 1915-19??; 1915-04-061916-06-27

BEND
The Bend Bulletin; Bend, Or., 1903-1931; 1903-03-271922-12-28

BURNS
The Times-Herald; Burns, Harney County, Or., 1896-1929; 1906-01-061920-12-25

CANYON CITY
Grant County news; Canyon City, Or., 1879-05-101908-07-09

COTTAGE GROVE
Bohemia nugget; Cottage Grove, Or., 1899-1907; 1899-01-201907-12-25

ENTERPRISE
The News-record; Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or., 1907-1910; 1907-08-311910-12-28

Enterprise news-record; Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or., 1910-1911; 1910-12-311911-06-07

Wallowa County Chieftain; Enterprise, Or., 1909-1911; 1909-01-141910-12-29

EUGENE
The State Republican; Eugene City, Or., 1862-1863; 1862-01-011863-04-11

Broad-axe tribune; Eugene, Lane County, Or., 189?-189?; 1894-11-241894-11-24

Broad-axe; Eugene, Lane County, Or., 189?-19??; 1895-06-151900-02-28

GRANTS PASS
Rogue River courier; Grants Pass, Or., 1886-1927; 1900-09-271913-12-26

Rogue River courier; Grants Pass, Or., 19??-1918; 1913-05-091918-12-31

HOULTON
The Columbia register; Houlton, Columbia County, Or., 1904-1906; 1904-04-291906-06-01

JACKSONVILLE
The Table Rock Sentinel; Jacksonville, Or., 1855-1858; 1856-01-051858-01-09

Oregon Sentinel; Jacksonville, Or., 1858-1888; 1858-01-161888-03-15

JOSEPH
Wallowa Chieftain; Joseph, Union County, Or., 1884-1909; 1902-01-021909-01-07

KLAMATH FALLS
The Evening Herald; Klamath Falls, Or., 1906-1942; 1908-02-011922-12-30

LAKEVIEW
Lake County examiner; Lakeview, Lake County, Or., 1880-1915; 1900-08-301914-06-25

MADRAS
The Madras pioneer; Madras, Crook County, Or., 1904-current; 1904-08-251912-12-26

MARSHFIELD
The Coast mail; Marshfield, Or., 187?-1902; 1879-05-171902-11-22

Daily Coast Mail; Marshfield, Or., 1902-1906; 1902-06-101904-12-21

Weekly Coast Mail; Marshfield, Coos County, Or., 1902-1906; 1902-11-291904-07-09

The Coos Bay Times; Marshfield, Or., 1906-1957; 1907-04-211916-05-23

MEDFORD
Medford mail tribune; Medford, Or., 1909-1989; 1909-11-011916-07-31

Medford Mail Tribune; Medford, Or., 1909-1989; 1907-11-061916-07-31

ONTARIO
The Ontario Argus; Ontario, Or., 1???-1947; 1909-06-111922-12-28

OREGON CITY
Oregon Spectator; Oregon City, O.T. [i.e. Or.], 1846-1855; 1846-02-051855-02-10

Oregon free press; Oregon City [Or.], 1848-1848; 1848-04-151848-11-25

PENDLETON
The east Oregonian; Pendleton, Umatilla County, Or., 1875-1911; 1877-01-061881-03-12

East Oregonian: E.O.; Pendleton, Umatilla Co., Or., 1888-current; 1877-01-061901-03-18

East Oregonian: E.O; Pendleton, Umatilla Co., Or., 1888-current; 1888-03-011912-05-16

PORTLAND
The Oregonian; Portland, O.T. [Or.], 1850-1854; 1850-12-041850-12-04

The New Northwest; Portland, Or., 1871-1887; 1871-05-051881-12-29

Morning Oregonian; Portland, Or., 1861-1937; 1850-12-041906-04-30

Morning Oregonian; Portland, Or., 1861-1937; 1878-09-191922-01-31

The Sunday Oregonian; Portland, Ore., 1881-current; 1895-01-061922-01-29

The New Age; Portland, Or., 1896-1905; 1899-11-251905-05-06

Portland New Age; Portland, Or., 1905-1907; 1906-04-281907-04-20

The Oregon Daily Journal; Portland, Or., 1902-1972; 1904-07-011907-10-02

RICHLAND
Eagle Valley news; Richland, Or., 191?-1919; 1914-06-181919-07-10

ROSEBURG
The Plaindealer; Roseburg, Or., 1870-190?; 1895-01-031905-11-30

SAINT HELENS
The Columbian; St. Helens, Columbia County, Or., 1880-1886; 1882-03-101886-02-04

St. Helens mist; St. Helens, Or., 1913-1933; 1914-06-191921-04-22

SAINT JOHNS
St. Johns Review; Saint Johns, Or., 1904-current; 1904-11-111922-12-29

SALEM
Willamette Farmer; Salem, Or., 1869-1887; 1869-06-281887-08-26

Evening Capital Journal; Salem, Or., 1888-1893 ; 1888-03-011893-06-24

Capital Journal; Salem, Or., 1893-1895; 1893-06-261895-12-31

Daily Capital Journal; Salem, Or., 1896-1899; 1896-01-011899-06-29

The Daily Journal; Salem, Or., 1899-1903; 1899-06-301903-11-24

Daily Capital Journal; Salem, Or., 1903-1919; 1903-11-251909-10-30

Daily capital journal.; Salem, Or., 1903-1919; 1903-11-251916-12-08

SCOTTSBURG
The Umpqua Weekly Gazette; Scottsburg, O.T. [Or.], 1854-1855; 1854-01-061855-08-23

Umpqua Gazette; Scottsburg, O.T. [Or.], 1855-1855; 1855-10-031855-10-03

SPRINGFIELD
The Springfield news; Springfield, Lane County, Or., 19??-1914; 1907-01-111907-07-16

The Springfield news; Springfield, Lane County, Or., 1916-current; 1916-05-151922-12-28

The Lane County news; Springfield, Lane County, Or., 1914-1916 1915-02-041916-05-11

SUMPTER
The Sumpter miner; Sumpter, Or., 1899-1905; 1899-09-131905-04-12

THE DALLES
The daily mountaineer; Dalles, Or., 1861-1866; 1864-02-201866-06-07

The Dalles daily chronicle; The Dalles, Or., 1890-1948; 1890-12-151921-06-30

The Dalles times-mountaineer; The Dalles, Or., 1882-1904; 1889-08-311899-12-30

The Dalles weekly chronicle; The Dalles, Or., 1890-1947; 1890-12-201898-12-31

TILLAMOOK
Tillamook Herald; Tillamook, Tillamook County, Or., 1896-1934; 1913-01-031922-05-11

TOLEDO
Lincoln County leader; Toledo, Lincoln County, Or., 1893-1987; 1893-03-091922-12-28

UNION
The Oregon scout; Union, Union County, Or., 188?-1918; 1884-12-121891-12-31

VALE
Malheur enterprise; Vale, Or., 1909-current; 1909-11-201922-12-30

MORE OREGON NEWSPAPER RESOURCES

Historical essays for newspaper titles in Historic Oregon Newspapers.

Oregon Newspapers on Microfilm, Listed by County. A list of microfilm held at the University of Oregon Library. Most of this film was produced by the Library’s Oregon Newspaper Project and are available for purchase, or may be borrowed through your local library. Place purchase requests through ONP (email: onp@uoregon.edu) or call 541-346-1822. Place interlibrary loan requests and research requests through Microforms (email: micro@uoregon.edu).

More Historic Oregon Newspapers Online – Listed by County

Online Digital collections from the University of Oregon and Oregon State University

FamilySearch Adds 2.4 Million Records & Images to Brazil, German, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added 2.4 million indexed records and images this week from Brazil, German, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Peru, Ukraine, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 1,033,852 images from the new Netherlands, Bibliothéque Wallonne Card Indexes from ca. 1500-1858, collection, and the 449,478 images from the Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin Probate Records from 1796-1853, collection . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection- Indexed Records- Digital Images- Comments

Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 – 0 – 44,220 – Added images to an existing collection.
Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records, 1796-1853 – 0 – 449,478 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, City Directories, 1810-1935 – 0 – 3,721 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, Miscellaneous City Records, 1876-1920 – 0 – 8,433 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Benevento, Benevento, Civil Registration (Comune), 1861-1929 – 0 – 5,700 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Cagliari, Cagliari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 53,195 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Siracusa, Siracusa, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1900-1942 – 0 – 146,387 – New browsable image collection.
Luxembourg, Census Records, 1843-1900 – 0 – 199 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Bibliothéque Wallonne, Card Indexes, ca. 1500-1858 – 0 – 1,033,852 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 0 – 13,015 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 – 0 – 43,771 – Added images to an existing collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 – 0 – 28,331 – New browsable image collection.
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845 – 149,902 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976 – 0 – 181,004 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940 – 16,963 – 173,751 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Tillamook County Records, 1854-1967 – 0 – 64,546 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 210 – Added images to an existing collection.
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Merida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2012 – 0 – 7,472 – Added images to an existing collection.

The above is from FamilySearch – April 16, 2013.

FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch:

FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and the 554,541 images from the Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records collection from 1502-1942.See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 – 124,303 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 – 0 – 11,466 – Added images to an existing collection.
BillionGraves Index – 179,075 – 179,075 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1889-2012 – 0 – 120,720 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Manitoba, Census Records, 1831-1870 – 0 – 30,729 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 – 0 – 520 – Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 56,150 – Added images to an existing collection.
Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 0 – 140,707 – Added images to an existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 16,259 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Benevento, Benevento, Civil Registration (Comune), 1861-1929 – 0 – 31,541 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1942 – 0 – 554,541 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Parocchia de San Sebastiano Martire, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1929 – 0 – 3,182 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Panza, Parocchia di San Leonardo Abate, Catholic Church Records, 1670-1929 – 0 – 2,127 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Drenthe Province, Church Records, 1580-1911– 0 – 21,918 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Church Records, 1367-1911 – 0 – 724,788 – Added images to an existing collection.
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009 – 0 – 392 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1855-1991 – 0 – 50,823 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Butte County Records, 1882-1970 – 0 – 23,226 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988 – 0 – 89,528 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 78,573 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920 – 0 – 5,485 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979 – 0 – 1,073 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930 – 0 – 7,328 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010 – 0 – 55,148 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1885-2011 – 0 – 28,481 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 496,052 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, State Census, 1855 – 2,818,214 – 49,726 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979 – 15,959 – 371,253 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1952 – 0 – 15,698 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1867-1955 – 0 – 22,826 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935 – 527,134 – 543,673 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977 – 187,126 – 73,546 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 -0 – 10,629 – Added images to an existing collection.

New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, Canada, collections. Other new searchable collections online were added this week for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and the United States. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 – 0 – 11,530 – New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 – 0 – 64,710 – New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 84,787 – 79,060 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2012 – 0 – 25,430 – Added images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012 – 0 – 5,486 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930 – 0 – 540,745 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Dominion Land Branch Records, 1885-1949 – 0 – 286,132 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Estate Files, 1859-1949 – 0 – 783,176 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905 – 0 – 10,838 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912 – 81,706 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 157,478 – New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 177,147 – New browsable image collection.
England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005 – 0 – 5,243 – Added images to an existing collection.
Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 – 0 – 738 – Added images to an existing collection.
India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012 – 0 – 17,819 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Pavia, Pavia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1806-1812, 1866-1935 – 0 – 306,382 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Perugia, Perugia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1929 – 0 – 405,632 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Sondrio, Sondrio, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 279,212 – Added images to an existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 6,949 Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 – 0 – 21,869 – Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 – 0 – 38,836 – Added images to an existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006 – 0 – 131,427 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920 – 0 – 15,752 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1936 – 0 – 23,446 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1931 – 0 – 12,053 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956 – 0 – 21,784 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1940 – 0 – 25,103 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1842-1925 – 0 – 115,213 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916 – 0 – 7,688 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, Probate Estate Files, 1833-1991 – 0 – 2,056,187 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1961 – 38,625 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
U.S., Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972 – 0 – 29,018 – New browsable image collection.
>U.S., Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961
– 131,597 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 – 101,709 – 228,433 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935 – 1,316,956 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
Louisiana, Orleans Court Records, 1822-1880 – 0 – 12,970 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920 – 0 – 17,971 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Second District Judicial Court Case Files, 1846-1880 – 0 – 13,353 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959 – 243,676 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, Death Index, 1960-1996 – 401,960 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
U.S., Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996 – 857,131 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, Oxford County, Probate Estate Files, 1805-1915 – 0 – 177,447 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 3,000 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 51,425 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 0 – 17,531 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 – 845,964 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
U.S., Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009 – 0 – 71,761 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Granite County Records, 1865-2009 – 0 – 503,068 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2011 – 0 – 20,141 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769-1936 – 0 – 874,310 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1983 – 0 – 524,272 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980 – 0 – 107,634 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 32,001 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 130,441 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – 0 – 156,746 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976– 0 – 406,225 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1947 – 0 – 669 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1854-1955 – 0 – 121,173 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 18,160 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1647-1917 – 0 – 28,353 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 – 0 – 108,658 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935 – 0 – 30,110 – New browsable image collection.
United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War – 897,849 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 – 1,984,100 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.

The above information was received from FamilySearch December 4, 2012.