New FamilySearch Database Collections as of October 19, 2015

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Apart from a very significant addition to the Italy Napoli Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 collection, this week is predominantly about new, free US marriages and passenger lists collections. Search marriage records from 11 states, including Louisiana Parish Marriages 1837-1957, New York County Marriages 1847-1848; 1908-1936, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, and Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950. Check out all of the new collections below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Italy Napoli Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 – 0 – 1,628,616 – Added images to an existing collection
Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939 – 0 – 2 – Added images to an existing collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES
Colorado County Marriages 1864-1995 – 129,976 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Iowa County Marriages 1838-1934 – 35,637 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kentucky County Marriages 1797-1954 – 331,212 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Louisiana New Orleans Passenger Lists 1820-1945 – 1,340,028 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Louisiana Parish Marriages 1837-1957 – 1,023,241 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Hampshire Marriage Certificates 1948-1959 – 96,665 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York County Marriages 1847-1848; 1908-1936 – 474,679 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1979 – 794,839 – 424,145 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013 – 79,936 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Oklahoma County Marriages 1890-1995 – 49,517 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950 – 241,745 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 – 8,307 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Passport Applications 1795-1925 – 521,587 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Vermont St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings 1895-1924 – 110,120 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Washington County Marriages 1855-2008 – 328,604 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Help Us Publish More Free Records Online
Searchable historical records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of online volunteers worldwide. These volunteers transcribe (or index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are always needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published weekly online on FamilySearch.org. Learn how you can volunteer to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

About FamilySearch International
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.

New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for October 5, 2015

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Major additions this week to the United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942, Brazil Sao Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014, Italy Asti Civil Registration (State Archive) 1803-1814 1911-1935, Maryland Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1948, Massachusetts Boston Crew Lists 1811-1921, and New Zealand Archives New Zealand Probate Records 1843-1997 collections. Twelve additional collections were also updated this week. See the table below for details.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Brazil São Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980 – 991,910 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil São Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980 – 0 – 13,738 – Added images to an existing collection
Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014 – 0 – 1,377,861 – Added images to an existing collection
Honduras Civil Registration 1841-1968 – 178,391 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Asti Civil Registration (State Archive) 1803-1814 1911-1935 – 0 – 279,461 – New browsable image collection
New Zealand Archives New Zealand Probate Records 1843-1997 – 0 – 724,182 – Added images to an existing collection
Nicaragua Civil Registration 1809-2013 – 0 – 17,580 – Added images to an existing collection
Peru Cusco Civil Registration 1889-1997 – 176,344 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES
California San Diego Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists 1929-1954 – 47,380 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929 – 33,063 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950 – 25,786 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maryland Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1948 – 873,918 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Boston Crew Lists 1811-1921 – 424,219 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Missouri County Marriage Naturalization and Court Records 1800-1991 – 29,690 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Missouri County Marriage Naturalization and Court Records 1800-1991 – 3,961 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Montana Cascade County Records 1880-2009 – 79,821 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Montana Teton County Records 1881-2012 – 11,394 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Utah Weber County Marriages 1887-1939 – 94,859 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans 1925-1949 – 352,726 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942 – 1,067,147 – 1,067,143 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Help Us Publish More Free Records Online
Searchable historical records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of online volunteers worldwide. These volunteers transcribe (or index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are always needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published weekly online on FamilySearch.org. Learn how you can volunteer to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

About FamilySearch International
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.

New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

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Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table below for additions to over 60 historical record collections, including 46 million US obituaries. Click on the collection’s link to start your discovery.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Australia New South Wales Census (fragment) 1891 – 0 – 21,315 – Added images to an existing collection
Belgium Antwerp Civil Registration 1588-1910 – 0 – 1,670 – Added images to an existing collection
Brazil Pernambuco Civil Registration 1804-2014 – 0 – 164,642 – Added images to an existing collection
Brazil São Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980 – 1,642,660 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
France Finistère Quimper et Léon Diocese Catholic Parish Records 1772-1863 – 970 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Saxony Dresden Citizens’ Documents and Business Licenses 1820- 1962 – 0 – 855,956 – Added images to an existing collection
India Bihar Koilukh Pandit Kirtinand Jha Maithil Brahmin Genealogical Records 1750-1990 – 0 – 175,363 – Added images to an existing collection
India Hindu Pilgrimage Records 1194-2015 – 2,782,487 – 2,843,557 – New indexed records and images collection
Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912 – 21,833,839 – 0 – New indexed record collection
Italy Caltanissetta Civil Registration (State Archive) 1820-1935 – 0 – 318 – Added images to an existing collection
Italy Cremona Civil Registration (State Archive) 1744-1942 – 0 – 1,325,362 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy Grosseto Civil Registration (State Archive) 1851-1907 – 0 – 393,814 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy L’Aquila Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 1911-1943 – 0 – 111,837 – Added images to an existing collection
Italy Pesaro e Urbino Pesaro Civil Registration (State Archive) 1808-1813 1861- 1865 – 0 – 75,456 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy Pesaro e Urbino Urbino Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1942 – 0 – 709,381 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy Ragusa Civil Registration (State Archive) 1900-1940 – 0 – 111,281 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy Toscana Civil Registration (State Archive) 1804-1874 – 0 – 80,833 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Baja California and Baja California Sur Catholic Church Records 1750-1984 – 0 – 363 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Chihuahua Catholic Church Records 1632-1958 – 0 – 195 – New browsable-image collection.
Mexico Guanajuato Catholic Church Records 1519-1984 – 0 – 1,077 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Hidalgo Catholic Church Records 1546-1971 – 0 – 574 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Michoacán Catholic Church Records 1555-1996 – 0 – 2,758 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Tamaulipas Catholic Church Records 1703-1964 – 0 – 1,294 – Added images to an existing collection
Peru Callao Civil Registration 1874-1996 – 0 – 42,583 – Added images to an existing collection
Perú Lima Civil Registration 1874-1996 – 0 – 111,769 – Added images to an existing collection
Philippines Negros Occidental Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod Parish Registers 1755-1976 – 0 – 95,820 – New browsable-image collection.
Spain Province of Valencia Miscellaneous Records 1251-1950 – 0 – 850,597 – Added images to an existing collection
Sweden Halland Church Records 1615-1904; index 1615-1860 – 0 – 972 – Added images to an existing collection

Canada: Newfoundland Vital Records 1840-1949 – 347,134 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada: Nova Scotia Births 1864-1877 – 0 – 6,103 – Added images to an existing collection
Canada: Nova Scotia Deaths 1864-1877 – 0 – 20,661 – Added images to an existing collection
Canada: Nova Scotia Marriages 1864-1918 – 0 – 15,831 – Added images to an existing collection

BillionGraves Index – 1,513,553 – 1,513,553 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

United States Records

United States Census 1790 – 1,606 – 62 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
United States Census 1800 – 20 – 18,454 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Medical Records 1865-1872 – 4,641 – 44,734 – New Indexed records and images collection
United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014 – 46,769,836 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Index to Service Records War with Spain 1898 – 123,334 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
California Death Index 1905-1939 – 2,086,638 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Delaware Vital Records 1680-1971 – 624,395 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
District of Columbia Marriages 1811-1950 – 83,822 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Illinois County Marriages 1810-1934 – 504,033 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Iowa State Census 1915 – 0 – 9,802 – Added images to an existing collection
Iowa State Census 1925 – 5,573,816 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kentucky Vital Record Indexes 1911-1999 – 9,865,944 – 0 – New indexed record collection
Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards compiled 1940-1945 – 39,967 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Boston Passenger Lists Index 1899-1940 – 1,577,127 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1627-2001 – 0 – 182 – Added images to an existing collection
Michigan Births 1867-1902 – 0 – 1,428 – Added images to an existing collection
Michigan Obituaries 1820-2006 – 1,389,458 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970 – 0 – 1,952 – Added images to an existing collection
South Dakota School Records 1879-1970 – 2,807,212 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 – 3,024,053 – 1,831,660 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database 1847-1868 – 58,333 – 0 – New indexed record collection
Utah Uintah County Discharge Records 1893-2009 – 0 – 2,362 – New browsable-image collection.
Utah Uintah County Land and Property Records 1888-2004 – 0 – 195,963 – New browsable-image collection.
Utah Uintah County Marriage Records 1888-2015 – 0 – 8,687 – New browsable-image collection.
Utah Uintah County Naturalization and Citizenship Records 1888-1929 – 0 – 409 – New browsable-image collection.
Vermont St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings 1895-1924 – 6,696,703 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Vermont Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1732-2005 – 0 – 458,533 – Added images to an existing collection

Help Publish More Free Records Online
Searchable historical records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of online volunteers worldwide. These volunteers transcribe (or index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are always needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published weekly online on FamilySearch.org. Learn how you can volunteer to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

About FamilySearch International
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.

A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Kentucky Name Lists

A little over a year ago, William Dollarhide and Family Root Publishing created a new series of guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists. The series, titled A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide, now includes several titles, including:

Online Kentucky Name Lists - A GenealogistsAdding to these great titles, Dollarhide and FRPC have released several new guides focused on Dollarhide’s popular name lists books. These new guides include A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Kentucky Name Lists.

This new guide lists websites with databases, indexes, or eBooks documenting the early residents of Kentucky were extracted from Dollarhide’s Kentucky Name Lists, 1773-2000.

Like all Insta-Guides, this guide comes either as a four-page, color, printed and laminated guide sheet or in electronic format, PDF file. In the PDF version, every website is hot linked for quick, one-click access to each site.

Contents of Online Kentucky Names Lists

The 140 databases listed here include censuses and census substitutes, i.e., name lists from Kentucky’s early censuses, court records, directories, histories, land records, militia lists, tax lists, vital records or voter lists. Although Kentucky’s first two federal censuses (1790 & 1800) were lost, census substitutes can identify virtually all of the heads of household in Kentucky during that period.

First, find a Kentucky name list – then find the name of your Kentucky ancestor

About Name Lists

Bill’s Name List books give a state-by-state listing of what name lists are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s research.

Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope, can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, will now be accessible to research. But success depends on knowing where the ancestor resided. This is where Dollarhide’s Name List guides can make the difference.

William Dollarhide is best known as the co-author and cartographer of Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, a book of 393 census year maps, and one of the bestselling titles ever published in the field of genealogy. Mr. Dollarhide currently lives in Utah. He has written numerous guidebooks related to genealogical research.

 

 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Kentucky Name Lists is available from Family Roots Publishing. With the purchase of the print format also comes an electronic copy in PDF format, or, you can order just the electronic format.

FamilySearch Adds Over 2.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 2.3 million indexed records and images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 771,097 images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998 collection; 417,808 indexed records and 417,808 images from the US, BillionGraves Index collection; and 411,325 indexed records from the Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Civil Registration, 1859–2000 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 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

Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799–1953 – 0 – 66,273 – Added images to an existing collection.

Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861–1998 – 24,898 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Civil Registration, 1859–2000 – 411,325 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998 – 0 – 771,097 – Added images to an existing collection.

Ukraine, Sumy Civil Registers, 1918–1922 – 0 – 34,691 – New browsable image collection.

US, BillionGraves Index – 417,808 – 417,808 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications, 1912–1950 – 4,192 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Texas, World War I Records, 1917–1920 – 203,404 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861–1934 – 4,292 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

United States, Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North, 1861–1865 – 25,511 – 679 – New indexed records and images collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914–1920 collection; and 534,653 images from the Italy, Taranto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1926 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 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

England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 – 10,026,835 – 776,840 – New indexed records and images collection.

Italy, Taranto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1926 – 0 – 534,653 – New browsable image collection.

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914–1920 – 4,327,810 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Kentucky Probate Records, 1727–1990 – 0 – 365,502 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925–1957 – 168,306 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1866–1956 – 0 – 2,919 – New browsable image collection.

US, Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837–1977 – 1,267,379 – 464,964 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, Texas, World War I Records, 1917–1920 – 0 – 400,918 – New browsable image collection.

About Kentucky’s Land Records

This article is by my good friend, William Dollarhide:

The following is based on information in the new Kentucky Name Lists book:

The original lands of Kentucky were inherited from Virginia when Kentucky became a state in 1792. The Kentucky Land Office was established soon after, acquiring record copies of all of the original Virginia land grants issued since 1774 in the area of old Fincastle County, Virginia. The Kentucky Land Office is still the keeper of the original land records and is a great resource for genealogical research in Kentucky. Information from the Kentucky Land Office webpage: “In Kentucky, land is allocated via the patenting process. The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office is the repository for all records pertaining to patents issued within the Kentucky boundary, including those issued by the state of Virginia prior to Kentucky’s statehood in 1792. This website contains searchable databases and information regarding military warrants issued for service in the French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore’s War and the Revolutionary War; non-military warrants and the resulting patents and a number of other databases. For additional information about Kentucky land records and related topics, please visit the Land Office’s Online Resources page, which houses materials that will aid researchers in their study of the Kentucky land patenting process and Land Office databases. If you would like to obtain copies of records maintained by the Land Office, please print and return or submit online a Land Office Order Form. Prepayment is not required; an invoice will be included when your order is returned to you. Please feel free to contact us about your research.” See the KY Name Lists book (page KY-6) for a screen print of the search form for Kentucky Land Patents. For the Land Office Contact Form, see
www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/cities/Pages/Land-Office-Contact-Form.aspx.

Included in the new Kentucky Name Lists book (page KY-2), is a map and description of the last Indian Cessions of land within the present state of Kentucky.

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Indian Cessions – Tennessee & Kentucky, a part of Map No. 54, “Tennessee and Portions of Bordering States,” in Indian Land Cessions in the United States, compiled by Charles C. Royce, published by the Government Printing Office in 1899. To download the full map or find information about the text for the numbered cessions, see http://usgwarchives.net/maps/cessions/. The importance of understanding the areas and time periods of Indian Cessions in the U.S. is to know where and when it was possible for legal white settlement to take place. Although squatters were known to invade areas not yet ceded by the Indians, no one was permitted to purchase land until the area had been officially ceded by treaty with the various Indian tribes. Included on the map above are four numbered Indian Cession areas extending from Tennessee into Kentucky. Refer to the numbered cessions, Indian tribes, cession years, and descriptions of the areas below:

● Cession No. 3 (Cherokee, 1785), including the present towns of Nashville, Carthage, and Byrdstown, Tennessee; and Albany, Burkesville, and Monticello, Kentucky.

● Cession No. 55 (Chickasaw, 1805), an area between the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers to the Ohio River, including a narrow stretch into Kentucky.

● Cession No. 57 (Cherokee, 1805), an area including the present towns of Waverly, McMinnville, Sparta, and Huntsville, Tennessee; to an area including Williamsburg and Pineville, Kentucky.

● Cession No. 100 (Chickasaw, 1818), the western parts of Tennessee and Kentucky lying between the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers. The Tennessee portion included the present towns of Memphis, Dyersburg, and Paris, Tennessee; and the Kentucky portion included the present towns of Murray, Mayfield, and Paducah, Kentucky. Although the region was purchased by the U.S. Government, title to the land fell to the states of Tennessee and Kentucky, two state land states. The Tennessee portion of Cession No. 100 is simply called West Tennessee. The Kentucky portion of Cession No. 100, is referred to as The Jackson Purchase. In Kentucky, the Jackson Purchase included both military tracts and public tracts, as specified by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1820. The entire area was surveyed using the US Rectangular System with townships, ranges, and sections. The public land was then sold in quarter sections (160 acre parcels). The Jackson Purchase region was the only part of Kentucky not surveyed with the colonial Metes and Bounds system of land measurement it had inherited from Virginia in the 1770s.

For more information, see
Kentucky Name Lists: Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes, 1773-2000, by William Dollarhide.
Kentucky Name Lists (PDF)
Online Kentucky Name Lists, a 4-page laminated Insta-Guide
Online Kentucky Name Lists (PDF)

The Kentucky Digital Library

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The Kentucky Digital Library is made up of thousands of digital documents found at 20 libraries, archives and institutions found in the state. The following institutions contributed (click here to view, and search each collection individually). The number following the institution name is the number of documents available to view. An amazing collection!

  • University of Kentucky (1,039,059)
  • Transylvania University (44,079)
  • Murray State University (18,434)
  • Lexington Public Library (9,025)
  • Jeffersontown Historical Museum (5,520)
  • International Code Council (4,623)
  • Kentucky State University (3,598)
  • Berea College (3,335)
  • Georgetown College (3,075)
  • Keeneland Racing Association (2,035)
  • The Filson Historical Society (1,479)
  • Morehead State University (1,448)
  • Kentucky Historical Society (1,174)
  • Louisville Free Public Library (590)
  • University of Louisville (576)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (438)
  • Western Kentucky University (334)
  • Jessamine County Public Library (233)
  • Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (225)
  • Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (146)

Click here to search across the entire collection.

I did a search on the name “Daffron,” as my wife has Daffron ancestry and relatives from Kentucky. I got 64 hits from items held by the University of Kentucky – items as diverse as newspaper articles, books, minutes, commencement programs, diaries and yearbooks.

Check out William Dollarhide’s new Kentucky Name Lists volume at the FRPC website.

Kentucky Name Lists – Published & Online Censuses & Substitutes 1773-2000 – Sale Extended Thru March 19

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Kentucky Name Lists – Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1773-2000 is now in print and shipping with a FREE immediate PDF download eBook. The Name List book is 95 pages in length and loaded with information.

Now on extended Sale for 25% off Through Midnight EST Thursday, March 19, 2015

See Dollarhide’s article, “What are Name Lists?

To celebrate the publication of both this Kentucky book, as well as a Louisiana volume, Family Roots Publishing has discounted ALL the Name Lists books by 25% through Midnight EDT Thursday, March 19, 2015 – that includes the pdf eBooks as well as the printed volumes. The printed volumes are $14.21 (reg. 18.95), and the PDF eBook alone is $9.38 (reg. $12.50).

All Dollarhide state Name List books currently come with a FREE download of the pdf eBook. Upon placing your order, you will be able to download the FREE PDF eBook directly from the FRPC screen. You will also be sent an email from where you can click on the link and download the item. You can only download the PDF eBook once, so if you make your order from a computer other than your own, you might want to wait until you get to your computer and do the actual download from the email. Your book itself will be mailed by USPS media mail, and can be expected to arrive within 7 to 10 days within the United States.

After downloading the FREE full-color eBook, click on “File” in the Adobe Acrobat menu bar at the top of the screen, then click on “Save As,” and save to a location on your hard drive or other storage device.

William Dollarhide is best known as the co-author and cartographer of Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, a book of 393 census year maps, and one of the bestselling titles ever published in the field of genealogy. Mr. Dollarhide currently lives in Utah. He has written numerous guidebooks related to genealogical research.

With this series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s research.

Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope, can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, will now be accessible to research. But success depends on knowing where the ancestor resided. This is where Dollarhide’s Name List guides can make the difference.

Not only does this volume give a detailed bibliography of Name Lists available for the state, but links to websites, FHL book & microfilm numbers, archive references, maps, and key historical information make this volume invaluable to the researcher looking to extend their lines and fill in the family tree.

I recommend it to any genealogist, beginner or advanced, that had ancestors in the state. – Leland K. Meitzler, Editor – GenealogyBlog.com, Publisher – Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC

This book is also available in a PDF eBook format only.

Contents

  • Preface
  • Map: Indian Cessions – Tennessee & Kentucky.
  • Map: 1790 Kentucky (as part of Virginia)
  • Kentucky Name Lists
  • Kentucky Historical Timeline, 1541-1998
  • Research, Collections & Links at the Kentucky Historical Society
  • Kentucky Dept. of Library & Archives
  • Guides to Kentucky Manuscripts and Records
  • Bibliography of Kentucky Name Lists, 1773-2000
  • U.S. Maps
    • 1763 British North America
    • 1784-1802 Western Land Cessions
    • 1790 United States
    • 1800 United States
    • 1810 United States
    • 1820 United States
    • 1830 United States
    • 1840 United States
    • 1850 United States
    • 1860 United States
    • 1870-1880 United States
    • 1890-1940 United States
    • 50 States, AL to WY / Year a State / Order Admitted to the U.S.
  • National Name Lists
    • Getting Started
    • National Look-up Sites Online
    • Bibliography of National Lists, 1600s – Present

    The following Name List Guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co.:

    FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

    The following is from FamilySearch:

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    FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index collection; and the 389,387 indexed records from the South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801–2004 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 worldís 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, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 – 1,385 – 2,249 – New browsable image collection.

    Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 – 0 – 1,395,009 – New browsable image collection.

    Isle of Man, Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598–2009 – 0 – 44,050 – Added images to an existing collection.

    South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801–2004 – 389,387 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    US, BillionGraves Index – 396,405 – 396,405 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

    US, California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899–2011 – 0 – 91 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886–1972 – 0 – 1,232 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Kentucky Death Records, 1911–1961 – 173,963 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    US, Louisiana, Orleans Court Records, 1822–1880 – 0 – 7,376 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805–1920 – 0 – 1,829 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Louisiana, State Penitentiary Records, 1866–1963 – 0 – 78 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629–1999 – 0 – 17,565 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Probate Estate Files, 1886–1900 – 0 – 3,926 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Ohio, Crawford County Church Records, 1853–2007 – 0 – 695 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813–1932 – 0 – 152,511 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Ohio, Licking County, Hartford Township Records, 1881–1962 – 0 – 989 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Ohio, Northern District, Eastern Division, Naturalization Index, 1855–1967 – 0 – 196,148 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Tennessee, Cocke County Records, 1860–1930 – 0 – 3,659 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Utah, Cache County Records, 1861–1955 – 0 – 3,045 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1920–2009 – 328,371 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    US, Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634–1951 – 0 – 115 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Washington, County Marriages, 1855–2008 – 0 – 202,454 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891–1950 – 0 – 732 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Find Your Kentucky Roots at KHS’s New Online Genealogy Magazine

    The following news release is from the Kentucky Historical Society website:
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    Monday, February 24, 2014: Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) today announced the launch of its new online family history magazine, Kentucky Ancestors Online (KAO). This free electronic magazine, or e-zine, represents the latest evolution in KHS publications and continues the long-respected legacy of the former print journal, Kentucky Ancestors.

    The transition of the 40-year-old print publication to an online publication took shape last fall, with the goal of reaching a wider audience and of presenting new genealogy stories and information on an ongoing, rather than a quarterly basis. KAO incorporates high-quality feature articles and a continuing spirit of learning and engagement, with such additional elements as history mysteries, case studies, book notes, collections corner, trending topics, how-to articles and commentary.

    As readers engage with the new format, KAO will serve as the predominant source for instructional articles, dialogue and events related to Kentucky ancestry and local history research. KHS and KAO editorial staff invite readers to explore this new resource at kentuckyancestors.org/welcome and to engage with fellow researchers, experts and readers.
    Authors and researchers are invited to share their stories, discoveries and expertise with the KAO audience. See Author Submission Guidelines at kentuckyancestors.org/submission-guidelines for more information.

    Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

    Biographies for Families in 11 More IA, TN, MO, KY, & AR Counties added at MyGenealogyHound.com

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    Biographies for families in 11 more counties have recently been added to the My Genealogy Hound website. This brings the current total available to more than 20,000 biographies in 136 counties in 10 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

    The most recent additions include:
    Page County, Iowa – 558 biographies
    Tipton County, Tennessee – 91 biographies
    Knox County, Missouri – 204 biographies
    Hickman County, Kentucky – 142 biographies
    Lauderdale County, Tennessee – 116 biographies
    Franklin County, Arkansas – 163 biographies
    Marshall County, Kentucky – 32 biographies
    Pope County, Arkansas – 96 biographies
    McCracken County, Kentucky – 165 biographies
    Haywood County, Tennessee – 82 Biographies
    Crittenden County, Arkansas – 82 biographies

    Biographies are also currently being added for:
    Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
    Union County, Iowa
    Crockett County, Tennessee
    McLean County, Illinois
    Lewis County, Missouri
    Posey County, Indiana
    Cross County, Arkansas

    Additional counties are added each week.

    All of the biographies were extracted from numerous vintage and rare county history or biographical volumes and can be easily browsed by family surname or by county and state.

    Vintage county maps are also included for a number of states.

    All 30,000+ pages of the website are freely available without cost of any kind.

    The My Genealogy Hound website is located at: www.MyGenealogyHound.com

    Shelby City Cemetery Project Rediscovering Graves Of Slaves & Soldiers

    The following teaser is from an interesting article posted in the November 13, 2013 edition of The Interior Journal

    JUNCTION CITY [Kentucky] — Jordan Wallace Jr. lived 29 years as a slave, three years as a soldier and 71 years as a free man.

    Now, 75 years after his death — and 178 years after he was born — Wallace’s final resting place is being rediscovered, along with the graves of dozens of other African-Americans, in a small cemetery plot just inside Lincoln County that had seemed to be nothing but an overgrown forest for decades.

    “It’s very exciting to uncover things that have been hidden and invisible for so long,” said Cindy Peck, director at Eastern Kentucky University’s Danville campus.

    Peck and a new student genealogy club at the satellite campus have been visiting what’s known as the Shelby City African-American Cemetery for the past three Saturdays, clearing away trees and underbrush as part of a volunteer service project.

    The cemetery, named for the community that used to exist in the area until around 1926, was first used as a gravesite as early as the 1700s and as late as 1952, according to those researching it.

    Read the full article.

    Kentucky Historical Society Announces Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution

    The following teaser is from the July 1, 2013 edition of bizjournals.com:
    I Love KY History

    The Kentucky Historical Society has struck a new partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.

    An affiliation with the Smithsonian will provide KHS with such opportunities as access to artifacts and traveling exhibitions. Smithsonian collections includes more than 136 million objects.

    Read the full article.

    KY Congressman Hal Rogers Reintroduces Legislation to Preserve the Battle of Mill Springs Site

    The following excerpt is from an AP article posted at the January 18, 2013 WFPL website. This is of interest to Patty, as her Daffern ancestry all comes from Wayne County.

    Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers has reintroduced legislation to preserve a Civil War site in southern Kentucky.

    The bill seeks to recognize the Mill Springs Battlefield site in Pulaski and Wayne counties. The battle on Jan. 19, 1862, was the second largest in Kentucky. The fight resulted in a Union victory and blazeda trail for Union troops to move from Kentucky into Tennessee.

    Read the full article.