Only 1 1/2 Weeks Left to Save on Your NGS Las Vegas 2013 Registration!

Have you registered for the conference yet? The deadline for the early bird discount and ordering a print syllabus is March 19. That’s only a few days away! If you put it off much longer, you’ll miss out on major savings. After that date, the NGS member price will increase from $195 to $230 for all four days; the non-NGS member price will increase from $230 to $265, and only the flash drive syllabus will be available.

For conference information and to register, go to http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info.
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Reservations for meals must be made by 22 April. To add meal events to your existing registration, log on to the NGS website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org, click on “My Account,” and then “My Events.” You may print your agenda or add the events to your calendar.

Don’t delay, register today at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/attendee_registration.

Las Vegas, the Marriage Capital of the World – Infographic

According the Matthew Deighton, at Ancestry.com, “it turns out that what happens in Vegas stays online. Ancestry.com has nearly 300 million marriage records, spanning all 50 states, more than 16 countries and 500 years including the Nevada Marriage index from 1956 to 2005.”

The following InfoGraphic is from Ancestry.com:

New Collections from Nevada and South Africa at FamilySearch.org


FamilySearch added new searchable collections online this week for Nevada and South Africa plus additional free records for Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Korea, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 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 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

Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896 – 91,440 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
BillionGraves Index – 386,296 – 386,296 – Added affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 100,066 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1980 – 0 – 193,468 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 28,721 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 231,166 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 0 – 19,271 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009 – 0 – 90,461 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 0 – 162,265 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 – 0 – 38,068 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1529-1916 – 0 – 38,740 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 – 0 – 106,572 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2004 – 0 – 109,906 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Western Cape, Various Records – 0 – 204,841 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1903-1918– 0 – 152,448 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960 – 0 – 16,053 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950 – 0 – 65,507 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Jennings county) – 32,597 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 55,694 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992 – 0 – 14,425 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 38,009 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1952 – 0 – 48,742 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 78,411 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files – 165,871 – 165,871 – Added affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links to existing collection.
United States, National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 (Roseburg) – 2,571 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.

The above from FamilySearch News.

New & Updated USA Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. and Canada vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org.

We’ve also updated all of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files.
See:

THE FOLLOWING DATABASES WERE POSTED OR UPDATED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG SINCE 4 July 2012:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Indiana Marriages 1811-1959 – 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 returns and licenses from the following counties: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, De Kalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Hamilton, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Huntington, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, Lawrence, Marshall, Ohio, Owen, Rush, and Sullivan. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers. Currently this collection is 64% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. – 1,881,110 records as of 7 July 2012 – up 32,597 records since 10 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE Nevada, County Birth and Death Records 1871-1992Imaged Records – Images of county birth and death registers and certificates acquired from county courthouses. This collection does not include Carson, Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Pershing and Washoe counties – 14,425 images as of 10 July 2012.

New York Orange County Probate Records 1787-1938 – Browsable Images – Imaged Records of probate records and estate files from the Orange County Surrogate’s Court in Goshen, New York. At this time this collection does not have a name index or any finding aid. – It is published by volume and year range – 720,561 images as of 10 July 2012 – up 38,009 images since 5 June 2012.

Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1952 – Browsable Images – This collection includes deed records and indexes, 1852-1920. It also includes marriage records and indexes from 1913-1952. This collection is being published as images become available. – 140,557 images as of 10 July 2012 – up 48,742 images since 11 June 2012.

NEW INDEX AND ADDED IMAGES Texas Deaths, 1977-1986Imaged Records – Images of Texas statewide death certificates, including delayed certificates, from the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin. Additional certificates will be added to the collection as they become available. Certificates for 1978 are currently posted by county. – 78,411 records and 1,005,872 images as of 10 July 2012 – up 160,962 images since 15 June 2012.

BillionGraves Index – Name index of burial records courtesy of BillionGraves.com which is an expansive family history database of records and images from the world’s cemeteries, all tagged with GPS locations. Volunteers around the world capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site – 1,367,211 records as of July 7, 2012 – up 386,296 records since 24 May 2012.

CANADA

Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files 1887-1931 – Index and images of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. The estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society – 41,261 Records and 1,944,561 images as of 6 July 2012 – up 6,261 records and 41,170 images since 10 January 2012.

Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 – Index to marriage records from Ontario, Canada. Ontario Registrar General. Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927. Library and Archives Canada, Ottowa, Canada – 609,175 Records as of 6 July 2012 – up 245,711 records since 14 January 2012.

76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org:


76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published and 4 million names have been made searchable on FamilySearch.org. Millions more free records were published this week for Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 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 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.

Foreign Country Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929 – 0 – 23,781 – New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 336,090 – 597,070 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1890-1980 – 0 – 175,292 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981 – 0 – 127,172 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 – 0 – 312,198 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 114,525 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1980 – 0 – 1,360,481 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 – 0 – 668,102 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 31,176 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948 – 0 – 1,122,697 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944 – 0 – 37,107 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1918 – 0 – 61,932 – New browsable image collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 15,844 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958 – 0 – 1,605 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924 – 3,127,594 – 133,011 – New affiliate indexed records and browsable images.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 – 0 – 21,926 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Acireale, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1941 – 0 – 59,711 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1923 – 0 – 3,171,819 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Japan, Village Records, 709-1934 – 0 – 57,591 – New browsable image collection.
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Certificates of Nationality, 1860-1913 – 0 – 68,237 – New browsable image collection.
New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973 – 366,063 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995 – 0 – 27,329 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996 – 0 – 30,866 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 – 0 – 105,277 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 0 – 306,181 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998 – 0 – 583,011 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 0 – 54,834 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 36,579 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 – 0 – 351,853 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 – 0 – 91,319 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917 – 138,277 – 1,851,515 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection
Slovakia, Census, 1869 – 0 – 278,392 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979 – 566,136 – 23 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1902 – 0 – 84,297 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration, 1792-1876 – 0 – 4,900 – New browsable image collection.

United States Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

United States Census, 1940 (Alabama, California, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Washington) – 20,975,134 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, County Probate Records, 1830-1976 – 0 – 611,330 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Arkansas, Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948-1959 – 61,237 – 11 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 – 0 – 119,418 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 74,753 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 – 0 – 1,261,323 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2012 – 0 – 37,097 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993 – 0 – 123,409 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New Jersey, State Census, 1905 – 2,146,861 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, New York State Census, 1915 – 9,742,867 – 117,082 – New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.
United States, New York State Census, 1925 – 11,117,922 – 130,042 – New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.
United States, New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980 – 0 – 2,129,659 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 – 0 – 3,800,317 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 – 0 – 1,097,134 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950 – 342,186 – 256,680 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 – 1,022,168 – 140,547 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994 – 0 – 3,197,552 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2010 – 3,599,300 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010 – 7,606,159 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 – 0 – 927,764 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 – 0 – 32,775 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 – 2,943,096 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – 1,844,985 – 500,007 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 million names out of the historic 1940 census. Follow the progress online or search the 20 completed states at FamilySearch.org/1940census. BillionGraves also contributed about a million indexed records. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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

FamilySearch International 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 free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 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

Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 – 0 – 349,963 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 – 0 – 206,316 – New browsable image collection.
Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930 – 0 – 1,339,442 – New browsable image collection.
BillionGraves Index – 980,915 – 980,915 – Affiliate provided new indexed records and browsable images.
Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1825 – 74,323 – 1,202 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950 – 0 – 119,291 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919 – 0 – 141,775 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Deed Indexes, 1749-1958 – 0 – 23,008 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 75,276 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 84,542 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1900 – 0 – 1,588,606 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 52,767 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 123,966 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 – 0 – 983 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1705-2005 – 0 – 65,881 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909 – 0 – 36,799 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Purwodadi Citizenship Records, 1960-2012 – 0 – 46,170 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Wonosobo, Naturalization Records, 1927-2011 – 0 – 37,311 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 49,009 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 27,223 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1823-1941 – 0 – 26,259 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 4,242 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1942 – 0 – 104,831 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Salerno, Padula, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1940 – 0 – 4,375 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Teramo, Teramo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940 – 0 – 5,813 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941 – 0 – 134,878 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records, 1679-1969 – 21,878 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 – 0 – 24,703 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1981 – 0 – 6,356,654 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1981 – 0 – 101,177 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 31,074 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 – 0 – 21,549 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 – 0 – 47,334 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Russia Tver Poll Tax Census (Revision lists), 1744-1874 – 0 – 873,732 – New browsable image collection.
Scotland Census, 1841 – 2,629,006 – 0 – New indexed collection
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1902 – 0 – 112,580 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1903-1918 – 0 – 158,340 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916 – 0 – 56,475 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960 – 0 – 5,146 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950 – 0 – 265,333 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Sweden, Uppsala Church Records, 1308-1901; index 1613-1860 – 16,217 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 69,935 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 47,107 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004 – 0 – 89,204 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 74,400 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 29,852 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004 – 0 – 101,198 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – 0 – 38,814 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 – 0 – 3,796,974 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Ohio, Stark County Court Records, 1809-1917 – 0 – 118,518 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 – 1,200,141 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
U.S., California, Great Registers, 1866-1910 – 2,325,643 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
U.S., District of Columbia, Birth Returns, 1874-1897 – 0 – 90,550 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 69,454 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 43,465 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1989 – 0 – 46,360 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Iowa, Fayette County Probate Records, 1851-1927 – 0 – 86,849 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956 – 0 – 16,434 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2012 – 0 – 37,718 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1968 – 86 – 689,079 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 25,788 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 32,220 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001 – 0 – 159,181 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 – 0 – 26,908 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 – 0 – 20,031 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States Census, 1930 (New Jersey Part B) – 46,148 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming) – 9,853,018 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files – 404,753 – 404,753 – Affiliate provided indexed records and browsable images to existing collection

1940 U.S. Census Community Project Nearly Halfway Complete

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

22 May 2012 – The halfway point for indexing the 1940 U.S. census is fast approaching.

Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers participating in this unprecedented genealogical community effort. Currently more than 20 states are at or above 85 percent complete. Six states — Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia, and New Hampshire — are now indexed and searchable by name, location, and family relations. And thanks to the efforts of more than 100,000 volunteers, more states will be added in the coming weeks. Follow the day-to-day indexing status at the1940census.com dashboard and search completed states at familysearch.org/1940census.

Current and Completed Projects
To view a list of currently available indexing projects, along with their record language and completion percentage, visit the FamilySearch indexing updates page. To learn more about individual projects, view the FamilySearch projects page.

New Projects Added

  • Argentina, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa de Calchines y Rosario—Registros Parroquiales, 1888–1927
  • Deutschland, Mecklenburg, Schwerin—1867 Volkszählung [Teil B]
  • Italia, Nuoro—Stato Civile, 1866–1910
  • Nederland, Gelderland—Geboorten burgelijke stand, 1811–1902 [Part 2]
  • Norway—1875 Federal Census [Part F]
  • Panamá—Registros Parroquiales, 1748–1972 [Parte 1]
  • Slovensko, Prešov—štátny oblastný archív záznamov cirkvi, 1592–1935 [Časť A]
  • Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 6]
  • Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 4]
  • Venezuela, Maracaibo—Registros Parroquiales, 1723–1976

View the FamilySearch projects page to see the full list of available projects and to learn more about how to participate in various projects.

Recently Completed Projects
Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at familysearch.org in the near future.

  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Part 2 J]
  • U.S., Indiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Nevada—1940 Federal Census
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 2 H]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part B]
  • U.S., Wyoming—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Alaska—1940 Federal Census
  • Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Nascita, 1809–1885, Part 1
  • U.S., Arizona—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Florida—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Texas—County Marriages 1837–1977 [Part C]
  • U.S., Idaho—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Vermont—1940 Federal Census
  • UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for Lincolnshire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Rutland
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 2 E]
  • U.S., Montana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Veterans Pension Cards, 1907–1933 [Part A]
  • U.S., Mississippi—1940 Federal Census
  • Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B]

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Ancestry Has Finished the Indexing of the 1940 Delaware & Nevada Censuses

The following was received from Mathew Deighton at Ancestry.com this afternoon:

Ancestry.com is proud to announce the first indexed states of the 1940 U.S. Census are now ready for searching. After 72 years being held from public view, the Nevada and Delaware 1940 Census is now available and searchable for free on Ancestry.com. While the remainder of the U.S. states are digitized and available for viewing, Delaware and Nevada can now be easily searched by name, opening a window into the time of the great depression and WWII. Information that can be found in this recently released census includes: name, address, value of home, occupation and employment status, income in 1939, education, marriage information and much more.

We are also in the final stage of uploading all 3.8 million images from the 1940 Census and that is slated to be completed by tomorrow morning (April 6). What’s more, to complement the launch of the 1940 Census, Ancestry.com is by providing free access to 1 billion hand-selected records from the 1940’s era through April 10.

For more information on the newly released 1940 U.S. Census, visit Ancestry.com/1940.

Nevada Insane Asylum Cemetery to Once Again Become a Cemetery

The following excerpt is from an article by Ed Pearce in the October 28, 2009 edition of kolotv.com.

Hidden away in a remote section of southwest Sparks Nevada Insane Asylumthere’s a small park. Generations of have used this surprising green space without realizing what lay beneath. I

n fact the park and a weed-filled, trash scattered lot next door is the last resting place for at least 600 souls, former patients of the state hospital, formerly the Nevada Insane Asylum, next door.

Bodies were interred here from 1882 to 1947, usually with no ceremony and little concern. What markers were left disappeared over the years and no one it seems bothered to even keep a map of who was buried and where.

The only surviving record of those lives is a leather bound ledger in the State Archives. A single line for each patient,name, age, birthplace, cause of death, the only proof of their sad existence.

Today there are new signs marking the cemetery, but until very recently the only the only hint of what is here is the uneven surface in the vacant lot. Next door in the park there wasn’t even that.

“These people deserve some respect,” says Carolyn Mirich, who counts a relative among those in an anonymous grave.

Mirich came to Nevada looking for a cousin’s grave and discovered a history of neglect. Rallying others to her cause, they formed an organization and pressed for a solution.

That solution was Senate Bill 256, passed by the 2009 legislature giving the cemetery protected historic status.

Read the full article.

Louisiana & Idaho Death Records Now Online

Thanks to Paul Nauta for the following press release:

June 17, 2009: Six million new records were added to the FamilySearch Record Search pilot this week. The much anticipated Louisiana and Idaho death records are now available. The states of Delaware, District of Columbia, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New Mexico were added to the 1920 U.S. Census collection. Digital images of church records were also added for Mexico (Baja California, and Baja California Sur).

These collections can be searched for free at the FamilySearch.org Record Search pilot (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).

Special thanks to the FamilySearch volunteers who help make these collections freely available.

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All Kinds of Cool New Stuff Happening at FamilySearch Indexing!

familysearch-logo-4-7-091 There are many new, upcoming, and completed indexing projects to report in this update from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. Twelve of the projects below are new (see Current Projects). Included are three Belgian and two Argentina projects. The New York 1892 State Census project is exciting! New York has some of the best state censuses and it’s great to see them indexed and digitized!

CURRENT FAMILYSEARCH INDEXING PROJECTS, RECORD LANGUAGE & % COMPLETE
UNITED STATES – VITAL RECORDS

  • Arkansas County Marriages V – English – 20% complete
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers – English – (New)

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS

  • Missouri–1920 US Federal Census – English – (New)
  • Nevada–1920 US Federal Census – English – 89% complete
  • New Mexico–1920 US Federal Census – English – 75% complete

UNITED STATES –STATE CENSUS RECORDS

  • Minnesota 1895 State Census – English – 74% complete
  • New York 1892 State Census – English – (New) complete
  • Rhode Island 1925 State Census – English- (New) complete

ARGENTINA

  • Argentina, Buenos Aires 1855 Census – Spanish – (New)
  • Argentina Censo 1869–Catamarca y La Rioja – Spanish – (New)
  • Argentina Censo 1869–Corrientes y Entre Rios – Spanish – 44% complete

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia NSW Newspaper Cuttings – English – 88% complete

BELGIUM

  • Belgium–Antwerp Foreigners Index – Dutch, Flemish – 27% complete

GERMANY

  • Brandenburg Kirchenbücher – German – 49% complete

SPAIN

  • España, Lugo–Registros Parroquiales [Part 1] – Spanish – 16% complete
  • España, Ávila–Registros Parroquiales – Spanish – 78% complete

FRANCE

  • France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche – French – 9% complete

GERMANY

  • St Petersburg Church Records 1833-1885 – German – 1% complete

ITALY

  • Italy, Trento Baptism Records, 1784-1924 – Italian – 60% complete

MEXICO CENSUS

  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Sinaloa Spanish – (New)
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Sonora – Spanish – 88%
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Tabasco – Spanish – 70% complete
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Tamaulipas – Spanish – (New)

NICARAGUA

  • Nicaragua, Managua Civil Records – Spanish – 13% complete

NORWAY

  • Norway 1875 Census part 1 -Norwegian – 10% complete

PERU

  • Perú, Lima–Registros Civiles – Spanish – 10% complete

UNITED KINGDOM

  • UK, Cheshire–Land Tax – English – 58% complete
  • UK, Cheshire–School Records – English – 44% complete

UKRAINE

  • Ukraine Kyiv 1840-1842 – Russian – 10% complete

VENEZUELA

  • Venezuela Mérida Registros Parroquiales – Spanish – 1% complete

CURRENT FAMILYSEARCH PARTNER PROJECTS

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages IV – English – (New)
  • Indiana Marriages, 1882 to Apr 1905 – English – 82% complete
  • Indiana Marriage Returns, 1882 to April 1905 – English – 31% complete
  • Ohio Tax Records–2 of 4 – English – 71% complete
  • Vermont Militia Records – English – 37% complete

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia–Victoria Probate Records – English – 31% complete

BELGIUM

  • Belgique–Registres des Décès – Charleroi 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish – (New)
  • Belgique–Registres Des Décès (Français) – French – 21% complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–In het Nederlands – Dutch, Flemish – 74% complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–Kalmthout 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish (New) complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–Mechelen 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish (New) complete

GERMANY

  • Bremer, Schifflisten – German – 42% complete

FLANDERS

  • Flanders Death Registration – French, Dutch, Flemish – 76% complete

CANADA

  • Nova Scotia, Antigonish Church Records – English – 72% complete

UPCOMING INDEXING PROJECTS
These projects are currently being created. Dates when indexing is scheduled to begin will vary.

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages VI
  • Arkansas Marriages VII
  • Chicago Archdiocese Cemetery Records 1 (1864-1989)
  • Freedmen Marriages
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates 1
  • Indiana, Allen County Marriages 1811-1959

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia, Bounty Immigrants, 1824-1842
  • Australia, Greenwich, Genealogical Records

AUSTRIA

  • Austria, Vienna Population Cards

BRAZIL

  • Brazil, Pernambuco Civil Register 1900-1920
  • Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Marriages 1900-1920

CANADA

  • Canada, British Columbia Birth 1854-1903
  • Canada, British Columbia Marriages

CZECH

  • Czech, Litomerice Church Records – Part 1 1552-1905

GERMANY

  • Germany, Baden Church Books 1810-1869
  • Germany, Mecklenburg 1890 Census

JAMAICA

  • Jamaica, Trelawny Births

PERU

  • Peru, Lima Civil Register Index 1910-1930

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
These projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication.

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages III
  • Michigan–1920 US Federal Census
  • New Brunswick 1871 Census
  • New Hampshire–1920 US Federal Census
  • New Jersey–1920 US Federal Census
  • Rhode Island 1915 State Census

ARGENTINA

  • Argentina 1869 Census–Cordoba y San Luis

MEXICO

  • Nayarit–Censo de Mexico de 1930

CANADA

  • Nova Scotia–1871 Census
  • Ontario–1861 Census

UNITED KINGDOM

  • UK – Cheshire Parish Registers part 1

How you can Volunteer: You may choose the records to index. First you need to sign up to volunteer at www.FamilySearchIndexing.org.

As an indexer, you may search the Indexes for Free! The indexes that are created by indexing volunteers are eventually published and available at FamilySearch labs.

THANKS TO PAUL NAUTA FOR THE ABOVE INFO.

New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

The following new Databases have recently been added to the many other “small databases” located at Family Tree Connection. I highly recommend the Family Tree Connection website, as it’s one of the few places where new “small databases” are consistently posted week after week. As of today, there are 1,458,000 names to be found there.

CONNECTICUT

Ousatonic Lodge 1889 By-Laws I.O.O.F. No. 6 – Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of Order of Ousatonic Lodge No. 6, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Birmingham, Conn. With Lists of Past and Present Officers and Members. Roll of the Dead and Historical Sketch of the Lodge.

ILLINOIS

Wm. Chandler Peterson Post American Legion, 1927 Membership – A Brief History of Wm. Chandler Peterson Post No. 171, The American Legion, Crystal Lake, Illinois. Constitution and By-Laws, Roster of Members [names only].

INDIANA

Herrick Chapter First M. E. Church Epworth League 1905 Roster – Epworth League, Herrick Chapter No. 3157, First M. E. Church, Anderson, Indiana.

NEVADA

Valley of Reno A. A. S. R. 1922 Roster – Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U. S. A., Valley of Reno, Orient of Nevada, 1922.

NEW JERSEY

Dial Lodge 1923-1924 Club Members – Dial Lodge, Princeton University, 1923-1924. Club House, Prospect Avenue, Princeton, New Jersey.

NEW YORK

Baldwinsville Presbyterian Church 1877 Catalogue – Catalogue and Historical Sketch, of the Presbyterian Church, Baldwinsville, N. Y.

Johnstown United Presbyterian Church 1920 Directory – Directory, United Presbyterian Church, Johnstown, New York, 1920. Rev. Frank C. Davidson, Pastor.

The Metropolitan, Volume XX, No. 10 – Published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (Incorporated) of New York, Home Office, No. 7 Madison Avenue, New York City. Includes Recent Death Claims Paid in the States of Illinois and Iowa, 1898. Ed. 16, 7-2-98.

Oneida First Methodist Episcopal Church 1898 Directory – Directory of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Corner Broad and Cherry Streets, Oneida, N. Y., Containing Lists of Officers, Societies, Members, Etc., April 1898. William H. Giles, Pastor.

New York City University 1886-87 Medical Department Catalogue – University of The City of New York, Medical Department, Forty-Sixth Annual Announcement of Lectures and Catalogue, Session 1886-87, New York.

NORTH CAROLINA

Cary Public High School 1915 Catalogue – Catalogue of Cary Public High School and Farm Life School, Cary, North Carolina, 1914-1915 and Announcements for 1915-1916.

OHIO

Middletown First Baptist Sunday School 1888 Roll of Honor – Roll of Honor, Members of The First Baptist Sunday School, Middletown, Ohio, Dec. 31st, 1888.

Mount Union College 1888 Catalogue – Forty-Second Annual Catalogue, Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, For the Year Ending with C0mmencement, July 26th, 1888. Published by the Trustees and Faculty.

PENNSYLVANIA

Springdale Lodge No. 92 A. O. U. W. Deaths (Oct 1895) – Assessment Nos. 23, 24 and 25, Springdale Lodge, No. 92, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Springdale, Allegheny Co., Pa., October 1st, 1895. Details include Age, State, Date and Cause of Death.

UTAH

Utah Inheritance Taxes from Foreign Estates 1911-1912 – Extracted from Biennial Report of the Attorney General to the Governor of the State of Utah for the Period Ending November 30th, 1912. A. R. Barnes, Attorney General.

WASHINGTON

Garfield High School 1926 Commencement – Forty-First High School Commencement, Garfield High School, Seattle, Washington, School Auditorium, Wednesday, June 16, 1926, Eight O’Clock.