New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 28, 2016

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Explore the new record collections for Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, and more than 7 million additions to the Find A Grave Index. Search these and more by following the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Belgium Antwerp Civil Registration 1588-1913 – 5,142 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Belgium Brabant Civil Registration 1582-1914 – 28,028 – 2,055 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Belgium East Flanders Civil Registration 1541-1914 – 41,927 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Belgium Hainaut Civil Registration 1600-1913 – 4,729 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Belgium Liège Civil Registration 1621-1914 – 5,655 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Belgium West Flanders Civil Registration 1582-1910 – 43,815 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953 – 0 – 1,158,164 – Added images to an existing collection
Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928 – 0 – 2,993,164 – Added images to an existing collection
Find A Grave Index – 7,586,038 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Japan Genealogies 850-2012 – 0 – 59,303 – Added images to an existing collection
Japan Village Records 709-1982 – 0 – 223,187 – Added images to an existing collection

United States Databases

South Carolina Georgetown Passenger Lists 1904-1942 – 1,302 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Texas and Arizona Arrivals 1903-1910 – 59,299 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Passport Applications 1795-1925 -38,025 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815 – 1,130,851 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Arizona’s Genealogy Library Gets Downsized and Relocated

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The Arizona Genealogy Library has now moved. The vast genealogy community was against it, as many valuable resources were not moved into the new digs. Following are links to articles both pro and con on the subject:

FamilySearch Adds Over 4 M Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, S Africa, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4 million indexed records and images for the Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 700,220 indexed records from the US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 collection; 461,167 indexed records from the US, Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880–2009 collection; and 380,334 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 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

Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1912 – 70,174 – 49,538 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798–1906 – 2,962 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 – 380,334 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869–1927 – 246,273 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

China Collection of Genealogies, 1239–2014 – 0 – 232,895 – Added images to an existing collection.

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537–1918 – 0 – 53,151 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Caserta, Gricignano d’Aversa, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809–1929 – 5,472 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951–2006 – 43,036 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 – 700,220 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836–1995 – 32,735 – 32,865 – New indexed records and images collection.

US, Arizona Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993–1994 – 223,443 – 51,701 – New indexed records and images collection.

US, California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893–1953 – 21,052 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878–1938 – 201,363 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780–1990 – 297,412 – 298,228 – New indexed records and images collection.

US, Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880–2009 – 461,167 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866–2010 – 1,527 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 – 349,251 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905–1927 – 218,031 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Texas, Indexes and Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Del Rio, 1906–1953 – 104,679 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 37.9 Million Indexed Records & Images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, & the USA

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FamilySearch adds more than 37.9 million indexed records and images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,405,544 indexed records and 1,244,622 images from the US, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 collection; the 801,893 images from the Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798–1906 collection; and the 38,322 indexed records and 687,456 images from the Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865 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 ís 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, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581–1919 – 0 – 16,882 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588–1909 – 0 – 224,761 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582–1914 – 0 – 1,295 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1912 – 0 – 153 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798–1906 – 0 – 801,893 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1580–1920 – 0 – 187 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600–1913 – 0 – 57,710 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582–1910 – 0 – 56,139 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1935 – 0 – 9,509 – New browsable image collection.

Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1945 – 0 – 7,457 – New browsable image collection.

Canada, Newfoundland, 1921 Census – 0 – 8,415 – New browsable image collection.

Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, City Directories, Citizen Rolls, Residence Lists, and School Directories, 1700–1933 – 0 – 58,139 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 17,770 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Baja Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 24,503 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 3,075 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 -0 103,502 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Escuintla, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 2,355 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877–2006 – 0 – 1,486 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 17,993 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 9,848 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Jalapa, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 42,552 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Jutiapa, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 36,732 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Petén, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 713 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 41,022 New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 70,397 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Retalhuleu, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 550 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 63 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, San Marcos, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 16,730 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 97,101 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Sololá, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 70,746 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 1,312 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Zacapa, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 18,271 – New browsable image collection.

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid, District Court Records, 1985–2013 – 0 – 18,256 – Added images to an existing collection.

International, Current obituary.com index, 2001–2014 – 591,417 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1496–1906 – 0 – 543,918 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865 – 38,322 – 687,456 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1865–1929 – 0 – 61,597 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1896–1943 – 0 – 101,272 – New browsable image collection.

Luxembourg, Church Records, 1601–1948 – 0 – 272,699 – New browsable image collection.

South Africa, Transvaal, Estate Files, 1950–1993 – 0 – 191,580 – New browsable image collection.

US, BillionGraves Index – 386,819 – 386,819 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985–2011 – 0 – 5,755 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Delaware, Marriages and Marriage Licenses, 1713–1894 – 5,490 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

US, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953 – 277,734 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865–2006 – 185,214 – 29,539 – New indexed records and images collection.

US, United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 – 24,405,544 – 1,244,622 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, United States Passport Applications, 1795–1925 – 932,030 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 – 1,447,421 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, New York, Records of the State National Guard, 1906–1954 – 724,527 – 732,949 – New indexed records and images collection.

US, Texas and Arizona Arrivals, 1903–1910 – 0 – 4,528 – New browsable image collection.

US, Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905–1927 – 76,069 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Passenger and Crew Lists, 1922–1963 – 0 – 8,049 – New browsable image collection.

50% Off! $hide Name List-Census Substitute #Genealogy Books AL-KS with Free eBook & Super-Saver USA Shipping

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To celebrate the Christmas Season, FRPC is discounting all seventeen Dollarhide Name List printed books by 50%, making them just $9.48 each (including a FREE immediate download of the eBook). The eBooks themselves are also discounted 40%, making them just $7.50 (with no shipping charges). We’ve also put together a Super-Saver USA shipping arrangement for these books. The first book in an order ships for just $4 – and each book thereafter is only 50 cents each! Order 2 Name List books, shipping is $4.50; three books, just $5; four books, just $5.50. Mix or match your Name List books. All 17 books currently in print are included in the sale with no limits on numbers to be ordered. Dealer purchases are welcome. Sales are subject to books in stock and on hand, as reprinting of the volumes will take too long for Christmas sales. This offer is good through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014.

Sorry – this offer is for USA sales only.

All Dollarhide state Name List books currently come with a FREE download of a 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.

These books are also available in an electronic PDF format also. See below – 40% off for this sale!

See Bill Dollarhide’s article, “What Are Name Lists?

The following Name List Guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co., and are being offered at 50% OFF FOR THIS CHRISTMAS 2014 PROMOTION:

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All 14 Dollarhide Name List books – Print & PDF eBooks Are On Sale for 20% Off – Sale extended through January 6

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FRPC has extended the sale of all 14 of the new Dollarhide Name Lists books, which are on sale for 20% off thorugh January 6. The sale includes both the printed volumes, as well as the PDF eBooks. Normally $18.95, the printed volumes are just $15.16, and include a FREE immediately downloadable PDF eBook of the same. The PDF eBooks alone normally sell for $12.50 – and are on sale for $10.00 each! All printed books currently come with a FREE download of the PDF eBook. Upon placing your order, you will be able to download the 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 14 days within the United States.

After downloading the 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.

The sale ends at midnight EST (not MST) January 6, 2014.

Books are now available for the states of Alabama through Illinois.

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 both censuses and census substitutes, and 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 do these volumes 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.

The following Name List Guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co., the printed volumes, as well as the PDF eBooks alone all at a 20% discount with an immediately available PDF eBook during this sale: 

An Historical Timeline for Arizona, 1100 – 1912

The following Historical Timeline for Arizona, 1100 – 1912 is excepted from Bill’s new book, Arizona Name Lists 1684 – 2003, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present:
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For genealogical research in Arizona, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical and genealogical point of view:

1100 AD. The Hopi village of Oraibi was founded. It may be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement within the United States. The Hopi Reservation is in Arizona’s Navajo County, completely surrounded by the Navajo Reservation.

1536. Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca entered the area of present New Mexico via Texas. He was credited with first telling the story of the Seven Cities of Cibola (or Seven Cities of Gold). The local natives perpetuated the rumor, by continually telling the Spaniards that the cities of gold were just a little further away. This ploy worked for nearly 60 years, keeping the Spanish soldiers from staying very long in one place.

1539. Franciscan friar Marcos de Niza and his black slave Esteban de Dorantes explored Nuevo Mexico looking for the Seven Cities of Cibola. They reached the Zuni village of Hawikuh (near the present Arizona border with New Mexico), where Esteban was killed.

1540. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado of Spain came searching for the Seven Cities of Cibola. Coronado
never found the cities of gold, but he did find the Gulf of California, the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, parts of present southern Utah and Colorado, and a piece of southwest Kansas. He claimed the entire region as part of New Spain.

1590. The first attempt to colonize Nuevo Mexico was made by Spaniard Gaspar Castaño de Sosa. He led a party of 170 Spaniards and a large number of livestock into the Rio Grande Valley. Castaño was the first to give a name to the Rio Grande. However, his colony was short lived, due to problems with the local Indians.

1598. Juan de Oñate founded the first permanent Spanish colony at San Juan de los Caballeros (near present-day Española, New Mexico). San Juan became the first capital of the Province of Nuevo Mexico.

1600. San Gabriel was founded at the confluence of the Rio Grande and Chama Rivers. San Gabriel became the second capital of Nuevo Mexico.

1609. Governor Pedro de Peralta founded Santa Fe as the new capital of the Spanish Province of Nuevo Mexico.

1680. The Pueblo Indians revolted and drove the Spanish out of northern New Mexico, who fled to El Paso del Norte.

1692. Diego de Vargas conquered New Mexico (again) for Spain. The same year, Jesuit priest Eusebio Francisco Kino founded the Guevavi mission near present Nogales, Arizona.

1700. Founding of the San Xavier del Bac mission (White Dove of the Desert), near present Tucson, Arizona.

1743. French trappers reached Santa Fe and began trade with the Spanish.

1752. After many revolts from the Pima and Papago tribes, a permanent Spanish settlement was established at Tubac Pueblo, about 45 miles south of present Tucson, Arizona.

1776. A Spanish presidio (fort) was built at Tucson. That same year, a pack mule route from Santa Fe to Los Angeles was explored, which later became known as the Old Spanish Trail.

1800. The Spanish population of Nuevo Mexico was at about 20,000.

1804. Hearing of an intrusion of Americans into their territory, Spanish troops were dispatched from Santa Fe to intercept the Lewis and Clark Expedition, but failed to find them.

1807. U.S. Army officer Zebulon Pike led the first American expedition into Nuevo Mexico. The published report of his expedition was the first written English description of the Spanish culture in North America.

1821. Mexico gained independence from Spain and exerted military control over Nuevo Mexico. That same year, trappers and traders from the United States come into the area via a new route which became known as the Santa Fe Trail.

1829. The first commercial caravan along The Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe to Los Angeles was led by Mexican trader Antonio Armijo. He was best known for naming an artesian spring in the desert. He called the place Las Vegas. The only portion of the Old Spanish Trail within present Arizona is the 30-mile stretch from present St. George, Utah to Mesquite, Nevada. Today, that part of Interstate 15 follows the Virgin River through a spectacular canyon that lies entirely within Arizona.

1836. The new Republic of Texas claimed all land to the Rio Grande, including the eastern half of present New Mexico, and a portion of southern Colorado.

1841. Texas soldiers invaded New Mexico but they were held at bay by Mexican troops under the command of Governor Manuel Armijo.

1845. Texas was annexed to the United States. The U.S. honored the Texas claim to the Rio Grande Valley, but Mexico warned that a war could result from such an action.

1846 (April). The Mexican-American War began. U.S. Forces quickly took control of the Rio Grande Valley. The captured area from the Texas line at the Nueces River to the Rio Grande was annexed to the United States, based on the acquired Texas claim. Also in 1846, a provisional New Mexico government was set up by General Stephen Watts Kearny. This provisional “New Mexico Territory” operated until replaced by the official New Mexico territorial government created in 1850.
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1848 Mexican Cession. As part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the war with Mexico, the United States gained ownership to the remainder of New Mexico west of the Rio Grande, including the present areas of Arizona (north of the Gila River), Colorado (west of the continental divide), a portion of southwestern Wyoming; and all of California, Nevada, and Utah. In compensation, the U.S. paid Mexico a sum of 18 million dollars for an area which was over half of the Republic of Mexico, and was comparable in size to the Louisiana Purchase.

1850 (June 1) Federal Census. The provisional Territory of New Mexico included the original seven counties of Bernalillo, Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Taos, and Valencia counties. Taos County included an area with all or part of 13 modern Colorado counties. The area of present Arizona north of the Gila River was also part of New Mexico Territory, but no population was enumerated there.

1850 (September 9). California was admitted into the Union as the 31st state; and on the same day, Congress established both Utah Territory and New Mexico Territory.

1852. Doña Ana County was established, stretching across the southern portion of New Mexico Territory, well into the area that later became Arizona.

1853 Gadsden Purchase. Seeking access for a southern railroad route, the U.S. paid Mexico a sum of 10 million dollars to purchase a 45,000 square mile tract of land south of the Gila River. The purchase was negotiated by James Gadsden (of Georgia), minister to Mexico, who, along with Jefferson Davis (of Mississippi), had earlier proposed a plan to build a transcontinental railroad that would link the southern states to the Pacific. In 1853, these two prominent southern leaders saw the Gadsden Purchase as the first step to a southern-confederate dominance of the region. The area of the Gadsden Purchase was added to New Mexico Territory, which immediately expanded Doña Ana County to include the entire area.

1859. New Mexico Territory created Arizona County from Doña Ana, the Gadsden Purchase area of present Arizona south of the Gila River.

1860 Federal Census. New Mexico Territory’s population of 93,516 people was enumerated in areas of present southern Colorado, and all of present Arizona and New Mexico. Arizona’s enumeration was in Arizona County, New Mexico Territory, including the few settlements just north of the Gila River; plus Fort Mojave on the Colorado River, technically in New Mexico’s Valencia County, but enumerated in Arizona County.

1861. The U.S. Congress created Colorado Territory. In doing so, New Mexico Territory lost the northern-most parts of Taos and Mora counties to the new Colorado Territory.

1861. After the Confederate victory at the Battle of Mesilla, the Territory of Arizona was self-declared on August 1, 1861, and recognized by the Confederate Congress several weeks later. The Territory of Arizona, with the capital at Mesilla, was defined as that area of pre-war New Mexico Territory south of the 34th parallel. Of the few surviving contemporary maps of the area, one refers to the only Confederate territory as “the horizontal Territory of Arizona.” Less than a year later, Union troops occupied the area again, and in effect, the Confederate Territory of Arizona ceased to exist.

1862 (February). Confederate troops from Texas invaded and occupied New Mexico Territory, mostly the settlements along the Rio Grande Valley, but also as far west as Tucson. In April, the battle of Velvarde and Glorieta Pass was fought to a stalemate, but soon after, the Confederate armies were forced to retreat from New Mexico. Confederates troops did not leave Tucson until 1863.

1862. Arizona County, New Mexico Territory, was abolished, the area returned to its parent, Doña Ana County.

1863. Just months after the ephemeral Confederate Territory of Arizona was overrun by Union Troops, the U.S. Congress decided to assert Union influence in the area by creating Arizona Territory, with Prescott as the capital. No civil government was established in the new territory for over a year, and as a Civil War offspring, Arizona Territory was first governed as a military district. The northern boundary of Arizona Territory extended west to the California line, and thus, the first Arizona Territory included all of present Las Vegas / Clark County, Nevada. When Congress divided New Mexico Territory on the same meridian as Colorado’s western line, the resulting map created the “four corners” of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, still the only point in the U.S. where four states join at their corners.

1864. An Arizona Territorial census was conducted, mandated by the organic act under which the territory was formed, and enumerated within three judicial districts (before the first counties were created). The 1864 census was enumerated by the U.S. military government.

1865-1871 Pah-Ute County. Created from Mohave in 1865, Pah-Ute was the first county created after the four original counties of Pima, Yuma, Yavapai, and Mohave were created by Arizona Territory in 1864. The original area of Pah-Ute spanned both sides of the Colorado River, east to the present Mohave line (which in 1870 extended north to the Utah border), and west to the original 1863 border with California. Until 1869, Pah-Ute covered most of present-day Clark County, Nevada, and included Mormon Fort, now the city of Las Vegas. No county records for Pah-Ute County exist, but at least one census was taken under the name Pah-Ute. (See the 1866 AZ territorial census). When the Nevada-Arizona boundary was adjusted in 1869 to the Colorado River, a remnant of old Pah-Ute east of the river was left as part of Arizona Territory. In preparing for the 1870 federal census, geography was not a strong suit among the census enumerators. The ranchers living in the Pah-Ute remnant area were ignored by the Arizona Territory census takers. Instead, they were enumerated within Nevada’s Lincoln County and Utah’s Rio Virgin County. Rio Virgin County was erroneously established by Utah Territory entirely within Nevada and not abolished until 1872. Pah-Ute county was officially abolished in 1871, the remnant area returned to its parent, Mohave County.

1867. The Arizona territorial capital was moved from Prescott to Tucson.

1869. John Wesley Powell and party explored the Grand Canyon by river boat.

1870 Federal Census. Arizona Territory’s population was at 9,658. Refer to the AZ 1870 map on page AZ-10 (in the Arizona Name Lists book).

• 1870 NOTE: The 1870 Mortality Schedule for Tombstone, Arizona Territory listed the name, age, nativity, and cause of death of all persons who died between June 1, 1869 and May 31, 1870. Most of the deaths were caused by gunshots or knife wounds, with a couple of hangings, and one rattlesnake bite. At the end of the schedules, the census enumerator wrote a few words of explanation, saying “. . . many of our young men settle their differences of opinion in the middle of the street.”

1880. In March, the Southern Pacific railroad reached Tucson, Arizona Territory, completing the route from Los Angeles. The Southern Pacific had purchased a railroad running from the Atlantic Coast to Texas, and was now starting the connection from Arizona Territory to Texas. In 1881, The Southern Pacific crossed Arizona and New Mexico territories, and with the completion of the leg to Sierra Blanca, Texas, the SP became the second transcontinental railroad. It was no coincidence that the same “big four” California investors of the first transcontinental railroad of 1869, were also the owners of the second. Stanford, Crocker, Huntington, and Hopkins bought the Southern Pacific in 1868, merged it into the Central Pacific in 1870, and completed the connection from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 1876. By 1877, the SP was well on its way to Arizona.

1880 Federal Census. Arizona Territory’s population was at 40,440. After microfilming, the National Archives gave away the original 1880 census schedules for Arizona Territory, which was bound into one large volume. That bound volume is now located at the DAR Library in Washington, DC.

• 1881 NOTE: On October 26, 1881, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and three more Earp brothers were involved in a gunfight at Tombstone’s OK Corral. According to the last ten movies depicting the event, the Earps were the good guys.

1886. After leaving his hideout in Arizona, the great Apache Chief Geronimo surrendered to soldiers on September 4, marking the end of the Indian wars in the West.

1889. The Arizona territorial capital was moved from Tucson to Phoenix.

1900 Federal Census. The population of Arizona Territory rose to 122,931.

1912. (Feb. 14th, Valentines Day), Arizona became the 48th state, with Phoenix as the state capital.

From: Arizona Name Lists 1684 – 2003, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Arizona Name Lists 1684-2003, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

fr0213By now you probably know Family Roots Publishing has just released 9 new William Dollarhide Name Lists books. And, these books are all on sale for a short introductory period. One by one I am offering a review/summary for each. Herein, we look at Arizona Name Lists 1684-2003, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present.

“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.”

In this book, on Arizona, names lists are detailed in the following categories (with 298 links for the state of Arizona):

  • Territorial & Local Census Records
  • State and County Court Records
  • Directories
  • State Militia Lists
  • State Veterans / Pensioners Lists
  • Tax Lists
  • Vital Records
  • Great Registers

The contents of the Arizona section of the guide include:

  • 1864 & 1870 Arizona Territory Maps
  • Arizona Name Lists
  • Historical Timeline for Arizona, 1100-1912
  • Map: 1848 Mexican Cession
  • Introduction to Arizona’s Colonial, Territorial & Statewide Name Lists
  • Online Resources at the AZ State Library & Archives
  • Bibliography of Arizona Name Lists, 1684-2003

Likewise, the National Names Lists have these categories (244 entries in all):

  • Federal Census Records
  • Immigration Lists
  • U.S. Military Lists
  • U.S. Veterans Records
  • U.S. Pension Records
  • National Vital Record

There are also a number of maps, including:

  • 1899 Alaska & Klondike Region
  • 1880-1940 Alaska Census Jurisdictions
  • 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

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.

This new series is bound to be a big hit with genealogists. The introductory offer is also difficult to pass up. If you order a print copy of the book you not only get 15% off, but you also will receive a FREE copy of the eBook version in  .PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. The .PDF version is fully hyperlinked to take you quickly to each site, and can be viewed on any device or computer supporting Acrobat files, which is virtually every computer, laptop, tablet, and smart device on the market.

Order your copy of Arizona Name Lists 1732-1991, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present while the deals are good, from Family Roots Publishing; Temporary Price: $16.11 for both the paper and electronic versions together. Or, get the eBook version alone for just $12.50.

To find out more about name lists, Read Dollarhide’s new blog article titled: What Are Name Lists?

9 New Dollarhide Research Guides (AL – DC) Now Available at Introductory Prices with FREE PDF eBook & Nearly 50% Savings!

Connecticut Name Lists
With this new exciting 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.

As of today, there are currently nine new volumes in print, each coverng a different state. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, and the District of Columbia are in print. Others will follow as published.

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.

To celebrate the introduction of these new research guides, Family Roots Publishing is, for a LIMITED TIME, offering them to the public at 15% off (Reg. $18.95 ea.) with a FREE fully-hyperlinked pdf eBook of the guide or guides available by download immediately upon purchase. That’s a savings of nearly 50% for the book and PDF eBook combined! Start your Name List research in any of these 9 states now! No waiting for the book itself to arrive!

Internet hyperlinks alone for each of the volumes is as follows:

  • Alabama – 400 links
  • Alaska – 270 links
  • Arizona – 298 links
  • Arkansas – 424 links
  • California – 415 links
  • Colorado – 351 links
  • Connecticut – 336 links
  • Delaware – 307 links
  • District of Columbia – 380 links

The National Name List portion of each book includes 244 links.

The following Name List Guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased today from Family Roots Publishing Co. Note that the pdf eBook link alone follows the listing for the book itself & a FREE pdf (download link sent immediately).

Click on the links below to read more about each book, including a table of contents, and/or to make a purchase. – or click on this link to go directly to the Dollarhide Name Lists section of Family Roots Publishing.

Alabama Name Lists 1702-2006, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: Alabama Name Lists 1702-2006, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Alaska Name Lists, 1732 – 1991, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: Alaska Name Lists, 1732 – 1991, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Arizona Name Lists 1684 – 2003, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: Arizona Name Lists 1684 – 2003, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Arkansas Name Lists, 1686 – 2005, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: Arkansas Name Lists, 1686 – 2005, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

California Name Lists, 1700 – 2011, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: California Name Lists, 1700 – 2011, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Colorado Name Lists, 1858 – 1998, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: Colorado Name Lists, 1858 – 1998, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Connecticut Name Lists, 1600s – 2001, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: Connecticut Name Lists, 1600s – 2001, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Delaware Name Lists, 1609-1992, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: Delaware Name Lists, 1609-1992, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

District of Columbia Name Lists, 1600s – 1997, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

PDF eBook: District of Columbia Name Lists, 1600s – 1997, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Note that PDF eBooks alone are available above at a total cost of $12.50 each – with immediate download available upon purchase.

FamilySearch Adds Data to Collections from Australia, China, England, Italy, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch:

FamilySearch has added 1.7 million indexed records and images this week with new browsable image collections from Austria, Paraguay, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 13,110 images from the new Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa City Cemetery Records, 1885-1960, collection and the 105,745 indexed records and images from the New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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

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

Collection- Indexed Records- Digital Images- Comments

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 – 0 – 8,191 – Added images to an existing collection.
Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Miscellaneous City Records, 1485-1894 – 0 – 20,711 – New browsable image collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2010 – 0 – 120,111 – Added images to an existing collection.
Dominican Republic, Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980 – 0 – 29,543 – Added images to an existing collection.
England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005 – 0 – 3,897 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 188,632 – Added images to an existing collection.
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1842 – 0 – 171,391 – Added images to an existing collection.
Mexico, Yucatán, Civil Registration, 1860-2005 – 0 – 297,064 – Added images to an existing collection.
New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973 – 105,744 – 1 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2011 – 0 – 47,728 – Added images to an existing collection.
Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011 – 0 – 11,121 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 – 0 – 203,673 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa City Cemetery Records, 1885-1960 – 0 – 13,110 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Delaware, Death Records, 1855-1961 – 28,958 – 33,144 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918 – 51,541 – 0 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915 – 0 – 147,293 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1885-2011 – 0 – 64,754 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 – 0 – 220,321 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 – 26 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.

Ancestry.com Adds Indexes to 15 More States for the 1940 Census


Ancestry.com announced that this morning at 10 AM MST they added 15 more searchable indexed states to the 1940 US Census database. They also say that they are now very well ahead of schedule from their initial completion predictions. and to look for more states coming soon.

  • California
  • Washington
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Oregon
  • Alabama
  • Indiana
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Arizona
  • New Hampshire
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin
  • Montana
  • Hawaii

The addition of these 15 states means that Ancestry.com now has 25 states and the District of Columbia indexed and searchable.

76 New & Updated USA Vital Records, State & School Census, and Tax Record Databases Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org. This blog covers 76 new and updated entries.

We’ve also updated four of our five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files.
See:

THE FOLLOWING DATABASES WERE POSTED OR UPDATED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG SINCE 22 March 2012:

Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950 – Name index and images of marriage records created by Alabama counties. Records are arranged by county, volume and date. Currently, the following counties, and others I’m sure, are represented in this collection: Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chilton, Cleburne, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, Jefferson, Madison, and St. Clair. Currently this collection is 38% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. – 566,839 records from 318,228 images as of 8 May 2012 – up 199,105 records since 21 November 2011!

NEW DATABASE Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Records, 1757-1938Imaged Records – This collection contains images of the probate case files from the Maricopa County Superior Court – 612,719 images as of 30 April 2012.

Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1880-1893 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Arkansas – 10,642 records as of 25 May 2012 – up 3,817 since 23 September 2011.

NEW DATABASE California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 – Name index of birth index created by the California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section in Sacramento. Index includes name, date of birth, sex, mother’s surname, and county of birth.– 24,596,235 records as of 2 March 2012.

NEW DATABASE California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1989Imaged Records – Registers, records and certificates of county birth and death records acquired from county courthouses. This collection contains some delayed birth records, as well. Some city and towns records are also included. Records have not been acquired for Contra Costa, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Modoc, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Siskiyou, Solano, Tulare and Ventura counties. This collection is being published as images become available. – 1,224,657 images as of 15 June 2012.

California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991Imaged Records – Index and Images of index cards located at the San Joaquin County Public Library, Stockton, California. Contains clippings from various San Joaquin County and Stockton city newspapers of obituaries – 98,787 records and 167,330 images as of 14 May 2012. The 98,787 name index is NEW, while most of the images have been posted since 10 November 2011.

California, San Mateo County Records – 1856-1967 – Browsable Imaged Records – County records including marriage license applications 1927-1943; Coroner’s reports 1865-1946; naturalization, deeds, patents, homesteads, and military service discharges – 883,705 images as of 10 February 2012 – up 936,279 images as of 23 February 2012 –up 700,041 images since 23 November 2011.

NEW DATABASE Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995 – Imaged Records – Images of county marriages from Clear Creek, Fremont, Kit Carson, Logan, Moffat, Phillips, Saguache, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties. – 49,690 images as of 15 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE District of Columbia 1874-1897Imaged Records – Images of birth returns and birth index registers from the Health Department in Washington, D.C. The birth returns name the parents but do not name the child. – 90,550 images as of 25 May 2012.

Florida Marriages 1830-1993Imaged Records – Name index and images to Florida marriage records. Additional records will be added as indexing is completed – 571,766 records and 489,702 images as of 9 May 2012 – up 366,378 since 10 December 2011!

Georgia Marriages 1808-1967 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Georgia – 1,157,102 records as of 26 March 2012 – up 4,717 records since 6 May 2010.

NEW DATABASE Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1907-1920 – Browsable Images – County birth and death registers acquired for the following counties: Ada, Bannock, Bingham, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Canyon, Cassia, Clearwater, Elmore, Fremont, Kootenai, Latah, Nez Perce, Owyhee, Shoshone, Twin Falls and Washington counties. Coverage varies between counties. – 2,426 images as of 11 June 2012.

Idaho, Cassia County Records 1879-1960 – Browsable Imaged Records – Marriage, probate, soldier discharge, school census, deeds, patents, homesteads, mining location, coroners, and mothers pension records located at the county courthouse located in Burley. Includes Marriages 1908-1947, Coroner’s Inquests 1918-1922; and Probate Records made up of Estate Files 1919-1990, and Record of Wills 1891-1956. – 328,900 images as of 23 May 2012 – up 124,180 images since 9 February 2012.

Illinois, Births and Christenings, 1824-1940– Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Illinois. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later – 507,005 records as of 13 Apr 2012.

Illinois Probate Records 1819-1970 – Browsable Images Images of will books, administrations, journals, inventories, guardian’s records, and order books from various counties in Illinois. The content and time period will vary by county. Illinois created probate courts in 1819. This is a collection of probate records, which includes will, indexes, and other documents created to track the distribution of estates of deceased individuals who lived in Illinois. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. This collection covers probate records created by Illinois courts, 1819-1970, but the content and time period of the records will vary by county. A few additional county court records are also present. 1,059,034 images as of 22 February 2012 – up 167,657 images since 22 February 2012.

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, Lake, 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 55% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. – 1,848,513 records as of 10 June 2012. Up 233,647 records since 10 January 2012.

Iowa County Births 1880-1935 – Index to the birth records created by the counties of Iowa. When completed it will contain records for all of the 99 counties in the state. This collection is 30% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. 696,160 records as of 26 April 2012 – up 141,618 records since 24 January 2012 – From the Iowa County Clerks. Digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Iowa. Birth records. FHL microfilm, 338 reels.

NEW DATABASE Iowa, Fayette County Probate Records 1851-1927Imaged Records – Fayette County probate case files located at the Fayette County courthouse in West Union. This collection is being published as images become available – 86,849 images as of 31 May 2012.

NEW DATABASE Iowa State Census 1895 – Name index of the Iowa state census taken in 1895. The census names everyone in the household – From the Iowa State Historical Society, Des Moines IA – 521,900 records as of 16 May 2012.

Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954Imaged Records – Marriage records created by Kentucky counties. Records include bonds, license, certificates, and returns – 184,092 records and 156,096 images as 0f 26 March 2012.

Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – Browsable Imaged Records – from court records at the Register of Wills in Maryland. Includes the following counties: Alleghany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Caroline, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, and Worchester. This collection is being published as images become available – Browse through 1,079,507 948,944 images as of 22 June 2012. Up 130,563 images since as of 22 March 2012.

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Massachusetts – 4,696,564 records as of 13 April 2012 – up 850 records since 16 December 2010.

Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – Browsable Imaged Records – Massachusetts births, marriages and deaths, 1916-1920 and state amendments to vital records, 1841-1920 located at the state archives in Boston. This collection is being published as images become available – 725,063 images as of 17 April 2012 – up 369,010 images since 10 February 2012!

Montana Marriages 1889-1947 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Montana – 20,784 records as of 5 March 2012. Up 45 records from 27 December, 2010.

NEW DATABASE Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004 – Browsable Images – Images of county birth and death records acquired from county courthouses. The collections consist of registers and certificates from Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Powell and Silver Bow counties. – 260,134 images of 5 June 1012.

Montana, Lake County Records 1857-2010Imaged Records – Deeds, school census, mining, vital records – B,M,D, probate, and divorce records located at the county courthouse in Polson. This collection is being published as images become available – 94,699 images as of 8 May 2012.

Nebraska Marriages 1855-1995 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Nebraska – 142,224 records after 5 March 2012.

NEW DATABASE Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993 – Browsable Images – Images of county marriages from Carson City, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, and White Pine counties. Coverage varies between counties. – 123,409 images as of 20 June 2012.

New Mexico Marriages 1751-1918 – Name index to marriage records from the state of New Mexico – 93,308 records as of 5 March 2012.

New Jersey Marriages 1678-1985 – Name index to marriage records from the state of New Jersey – 802,437 records as of 5 March 2012.

New Jersey County Marriages, 1682-1956Imaged Records – Name index of county marriage records for New Jersey. Currently this collection is 100% complete. Due to contract restrictions some images from the following counties may not be available for view: Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Union, and Warren – 300,071 records and 59,895 images as of 3 April 2012. Up 66,164 records since 10 January 2012.

NEW DATABASE New Jersey, State Census, 1905 – Name index of the 1905 Census of New Jersey which includes all residents in all counties. – 507,107 records as of 22 June 2012.

New York Marriages 1686-1980 – Name index to marriage records from the state of New York – 768,885 records as of 5 March 2012. Up 25,901 records from 13 December 2010.

New York Probate Records, 1629-1971Imaged Records – Images from probate records in various county Surrogate Courts in New York. The content of the probate records and their year range vary by county. Most records end in the 1920s with some indexes continuing to the year 1971. This collection does not include records from metropolitan New York at this time – 5,432,139 images as of 22 June 2012. Up 3,800,317 images from 25 January 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 – 682,552 images as of 5 June 2012. Up 220,299 images since 22 February 2012.

New York Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921 – Browsable Images – Images of probate records and proceedings from the Queens County Surrogate’s Court in Jamaica, New York. – 954,867 images as of 22 February 2012. Up 160,928 images since 22 February 2012.

New York State Census 1875Imaged Records – Images of the 1875 New York State Census as of 1 June 1875. The following counties are not included: Chemung, Clinton, Hamilton, New York (Manhattan), Niagara, Putnam, Queens, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Wayne, and Westchester. – From Surrogate Courts from various counties throughout New York State, on 118 rolls of FHL microfilm. – 708,861 records and 94,045 images as of 13 June 2012. Up 328,866 records and 39,022 images since 29 December 2011.

NEW DATABASE New York State Census, 1915 – Name index and images of the 1915 New York State Census. Index provided by Ancestry.com. – 9,742,867 records as of 24 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE New York State Census, 1925 – Name index and images of the 1925 New York State Census. Index provided by Ancestry.com. – 11,117,922 records as of 24 June 2012

North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1979 – Name index and images of marriage records from North Carolina county courthouses. These records include licenses, marriage applications, marriage bonds, marriage certificates, marriage packets and cohabitation registers. Currently, portions of the following counties are represented in this collection: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Ashe, Beaufort, Bladen, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catabwa, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hanover, Hyde, Johnston, Lincoln, Macon, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Northampton, Pitt, Richmond, Rowan, Surry, and Wilkes. This collection is 35% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed – 649,806 records and 235,497 images as of 23 March 2012 – up 79.174 Records and 13,576 images as of 23 March 2012.

North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970 – Browsable Imaged Records – Collection of various county records including, wills, guardianships, estates, voter registration books, coroner’s inquests, etc. It was filmed at the North Carolina Department of Archives and History in Raleigh. The collection includes Ashe County School Censuses 1881-1903; Beaufort County Wills 1808-1968; Columbus County Estate Files 1812-1968; Duplin County Widows year support 1900-1968; Durham County Widow’s Dower & Year’s Support 1881-1944 (indexed in front of book); Gaston County Estates 1839-1971 & Wills 1847-1968 Vol. 38-41; Lincoln County Marriage Records 1892-1916; Mecklenburg County Estate Files 1880-1952; Northampton Coroner’s reports 1793-1905; Northampton County Estate Records 1782-1930; Richmond County Coroner’s inquests 1906-1967; Stanley County Coroner’s inquests 1914-1957; and Wake County Death Certificates 1900-1909 – 496,699 images as of 17 May 2012 – up 109,664 since 7 March 2012.

North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1964Imaged Records – Index and images of estate files from North Carolina counties. The originals were filmed at the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. 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, including slaves – This project was indexed in partnership with the North Carolina Genealogical Society and Library – 99, 530 indexed records and 2,443,616 images as of 13 June 2012. Up 41,588 records and 1,072,050 images since 19 February 2012

Ohio County Births 1856-1909Imaged Records – Name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county – 3,051,219 records and 514,834 images as of 8 May 2012 – up 848,900 records and 83,479 records since 4 January 2012!

Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994 – Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses. Currently this collection is 75% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed – 3,126,256 Records and 1,430,518 images as of 2 April 2012

NEW DATABASE Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967Browsable Images – Probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county. – 3,796,974 records as of 5 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004Browsable Images – Obituary file from the Crawford County Genealogical Society in Galion, Ohio. – 101,198 records as of 4 June 2012.

Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – Browsable Imaged Records – Birth and probate records from Jefferson County, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available. Contact the county courthouse to get the case number for a deceased person. 173,941 images as of 5 June 2012. Up 166,220 images from 22 March 2012.

Oklahoma County Marriages – 1891-1959 – Name index and images of marriage records from counties in Oklahoma – Counties included so far include Adair, Alfalfa, Atoka, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Dewey, Garfield, Harmon, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, and Kingfisher Counties. Other counties are now probably included, but I couldn’t find a list. More counties will be added over time.- 579,588 indexed records from 343,289 images as of 17 April 2012 – up 188,814 indexed records since 17 December 2011!

NEW DATABASE 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. – 91,815 images as of 11 June 2012.

Pennsylvania County Marriages 1885-1950Imaged Records – Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses, certificates, and affidavits, docket books, with a few marriage declarations & Justice of the Peace marriages – 1,667,651 records and 2,331,809 images as of 22 June 2012. Up 342,186 records and 1,164,735 images since 23 December 2011.

NEW DATABASE Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 – Imaged Records – This collection is a name index and images of birth registers from the Board of Health in the city of Philadelphia. It includes birth returns filed by physicians, midwives and area hospitals or other facilities. – 259,115 images as of 24 June 2012.

Rhode Island Marriages 1724-1916 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Rhode Island – 209,502 records as of 5 March 2012.

Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 – Name index and images of Tennessee county marriage records acquired from local courthouses. Records include marriage registers, marriage licenses, marriage bonds, and marriage certificates from the following Tennessee Counties. Currently this collection is 16% complete. Records consist of packets, with multiple documents per packet – 1,006,415 records as of 26 March 2012 – up 631,053 records since 21 Seprember 2011! 433,049 browsable images.

Texas County Marriage Index 1837-1977 – Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas. – 2,099,675 records as of 5 march 2012 – up 1,733,870 records since 29 December 2011.

NEW DATABASE Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010 – This collection contains indexes of marriage license applications from all counties in the state of Texas. The indexes were prepared by the Vital Statistics Unit of the Department of State Health Services and have been published on the Department’s website. – 7,606,159 records as of 16 June 2012.

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. – 844,910 images as of 15 June 2012. Up 422,541 images since 14 February 2012.

Texas County Tax Rolls 1846-1910Imaged Records – Images for tax rolls for 237 counties in Texas. Index is in progress and additional records will be added as they are completed. The images are laid out by county and year, so if you know where your people lived, finding them usually isn’t difficult, even without the indexes finished – 1,209,864 indexed records and 725,748 images as of 5 June 2012. Up 1,200,141 indexed records and 46,861 images since 12 July 2011; From the Texas State Library and Archives, Austin on 423 rolls of FHL.

NEW DATABASE Utah, State Archives Records 1848-2001Imaged Records – Images of various record types held by the Utah State Archives. Record types include civil and criminal case files, divorce records, probate case files and naturalization records for Beaver, Box Elder, Carbon, Davis, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Piute, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Wasatch, and Weber counties. Coverage of record type and date range varies by county. This collection will also include cemetery records for Beaver, Charleston, Fillmore, Garland, Glenwood, Grantsville, Hyrum, Junction, Kaysville, Marysville, Midvale, Murray, Paragonah, Salt Lake City, Scipio, and Spring City. This collection is being published as images become available – Included is the Box Elder County Interment Register 1893-1961; Cache County Cemetery Records 1860-1998; Carbon County Probate Case Files 1896-1931; Davis County Interment Register Vol A-E 1869-1982; Probate Case Files 1888-1932; Iron County Cemetery Records 1899-2001; Iron County Probate Court Minutes 1854-1868; Kane County Probate Index 1864-1896, Kane County Probate Court Minutes Bk B 1878-1896; Millard County Burial Record Index 1900-1973; Millard County Cemetery Records 1887-1986; Millard County Interment Register 1854-1945; Piute county Marysvale Cemetery Records 1887-1978; Piute County Probate Case Files 1900-1932; Piute County Record of Junction Town Cemeteries 1881-2001; Salt Lake County Burial Plat Index 1848-1976; Salt Lake County Burial Record 1923-1994; Salt Lake County Interment Register 1874-1994; Salt Lake County Probate Case Files 1906-1913; San Juan County Probate Case Files 1888-1933; Sanpete County Cemetery Record 1892-1991; Sanpete County Probate Court Minutes 1852-1884; Sevier County Cemetery Record 1856-1960; Sevier County Probate Case Files 1865-1912; Tooele County Burial Cards 1855-1991; Tooele County Probate Court Minutes 1859-1888; Wasatch County Interment Register 1901-1991; and Wasatch County Sexton’s Record 1901-1966 – 433,665 images as of 29 May 2012.

NEW DATABASE Utah, County Marriages 1787-1937 – Name index of marriage records from local county courthouses. The records consist of bound volumes, applications, licenses, certificates, etc. This collection is currently 53% complete and more records will be added as they are completed – 294,182 records as of 8 May 2012.

Utah Probate Records, 1851-1961Imaged Records – Collection of probate records, including case files and other documents created by the Probate Courts of various Utah counties. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. This collection is being published as images become available. 91,265 images as of 18 May 2012 – up 67,738 images since 23 September 2011.

NEW DATABASE Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 Browsable Images Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices. The records are handwritten or typewritte on preprinted pages which have been bound into volumes. The collection consists of vital records (births, marriages, and deaths), cemetery records, and burial and removal permits. They are arranged by town, then by record type, then by date. The content and completeness of the records varies by town. – 927,764 images as of 22 June 2012.

Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District Estate Files, 1779-1935Imaged Records – Images of probate estate files in alphabetical order. Each estate file consists of multiple images. This collection is being published as images become available – 119,038 images as of 13 June 2012. Up 40,357 images since 19 December 2011.

Virginia Births & Christenings, 1853-1917 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Virginia. 1,991,095 records as of 9 May 2012 – up 568,240 records since 2 May 2011!

NEW DATABASE Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938imaged records – 11,823 records and 922 images as of 30 April 2012.

Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796 to 1921 – Browsable Imaged Records – Images of probate papers located at the Public Records Office, General Service Center, Middlesex. – 207,028 images as of 24 April 2012 – up 38,170 images since 10 February 1012.

NEW DATABASE Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008Indexed Records and Browsable Images – Name index of the marriage records for Clallam, Lewis, Pacific, Snohomish, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties. This collection of marriage records includes: Clallam County marriage certificates, applications and returns, 1865-2008; Lewis County marriage returns, 1914-1950; Pacific County marriage certificates, 1878-1947; Snohomish County marriage records 1912-1945; Thurston County marriage certificates, 1927-1950 and Wahkiakum County marriage certificates, 1907-1939. The records are arranged chronologically. – 48,385 records and 127,658 images as of 19 June 2012.

Washington State County Records 1856-2009 – Browsable Images – The collection consists of various records including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, 1856-2009. This is an ongoing collection. The counties will be added to the collection as their records are available. Browse the collection to determine current record and county coverage. 2,198,619 images as of 11 June 2012. Up 273,789 images since 22 March 2012.

NEW DATABASE Washington, County Deaths, 1891-1907 – Index Records and Browsable Images – This collection includes an index and images of deaths recorded at the county level before the state records were kept. The counties included in this collection are Wahkiakum; Grays Harbor, including the city of Aberdeen; Clark; Lewis and Mason. – 3,519 records and 4,929 images as of 11 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 – Browsable Images – This collection includes county probate records from the Washington State Archives Northwest Regional Branch in Bellingham. They include records from Jefferson, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, San Juan, Clallam and Snohomish counties. This collection is being published as images become available. – 194,383 images as of 15 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1941-1942imaged records – This collection includes records created in King County, Washington during 1941 and 1942 for people who applied for delayed birth certificates. Delayed certificates can be issued for people whose birth was not recorded at the time of the event. The records were created in the 1940s but the actual births occurred earlier – 5,631 records from 24,644 images as of 20 April 2012.

Wisconsin Marriages 1836-1930 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Wisconsin – 734,524 records as of 24 March 2012 – up 653,894 records since 7 May, 2010!

Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Wyoming. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. – 13,941 records as of 5 March 2012.

United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931 – Name index to small sets of birth, baptism and christening records from a few states within the United States – 19,350 records as of 30 March 2012.

United States Marriages 1733-1990 – Name index to small sets of marriage records from a few states within the United States – 9,880 records as of 30 March 2012 – up 2704 records since 27 April, 2010.

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 – 980,915 records as of 24 May 2012.

United State Social Security Death Index – Name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962. Current as of October 31, 2011. – 90,732,247 records as of 5 March 2012.

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]

About FamilySearch
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.

All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch, Archives.com, Findmypast.com, NARA, and ProQuest.com, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, they anticipate wrapping up the indexing by late summer. Follow the progress online at the1940census.com/dashboard or search the records on FamilySearch.org/1940census. FamilySearch also published new, free records online for Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States, Venezuela, and Wales. Search these diverse collections and 2.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records on FamilySearch.org are made available by thousands of volunteers from around the world who 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 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 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
Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 – 141,313 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 – 0 – 174,228 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Belgium, Civil Registration, 1795-1910 – 84,345 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 115,868 – 205,297 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 61,519 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 30,914 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1935 – 16,969 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 271,134 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1619-1859 – 0 – 9,658 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
England and Wales Census, 1871 – 6,844,017 – 383,591 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 – 0 – 100,542 – New browsable image collection.
England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 – 9,973 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1906 – 157,101 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Inquiries of Consanguinity, 1597-1818 – 0 – 53,429 – New browsable image collection.
France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789 – 0 – 77,390 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Neumarkt Miscellaneous City Records, 1453-1973 – 0 – 74,517 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900 – 0 – 8,430 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens’ Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 – 0 – 1,338 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895 – 699,206 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 47,271 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indonesia, Central Java, Purwodadi Citizenship Records, 1960-2011 – 0 – 290,428 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941 – 0 – 300 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 – 0 – 134,287 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, L’Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 – 0 – 48,487 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1865-1910 – 0 – 50,580 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1745-1900 – 30,304 – 14,706 – New browsable images and indexed records.
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941 – 0 – 57,310 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950 – 8,260 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1997 – 0 – 344,817 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 0 – 33,660 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 19,319 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 – 0 – 12,377 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Testaments, 1801-1935 – 0 – 30,617 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 – 0 – 38,771 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1850-2004 – 0 – 355,157 – New browsable image collection.
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970 – 150,425 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2004 – 0 – 134,963 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Diocese of Avila, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1975 – 15,148 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1830-1930 – 0 – 45,945 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960 – 0 – 19,933 – New browsable image collection.
Sweden, Södermanland Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1640-1860 – 44,669 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Sweden, Uppsala Church Records, 1308-1901; index 1613-1860 – 52,095 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860 – 8,676 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950 – 0 – 70,606 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950 – 199,605 – 110,116 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950 – 0 – 50,116 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Records, 1870-1930 – 0 – 612,719 – New browsable image collection.
United States, California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 194,485 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993 – 366,378 – 336,440 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 97,722 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Kosciusko, Martin, Morgan, Noble counties) – 65,891 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935 – 141,618 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 32,826 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 55,810 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Montana, Lake County Records, 1857-2010 – 0 – 94,699 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 145,899 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909 – 848,900 – 83,479 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – 0 – 95,246 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 15,967 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 89,181 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 83,208 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 – 0 – 36,214 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1955 – 0 – 39,775 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937 – 294,182 – 0 – New indexed collection.
United States, Utah, State Archives Records, 1852-1998 – 0 – 138,357 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796-1921 – 0 – 38,170 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938 – 11,823 – 922 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 – 0 – 29,096 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 19,441 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records 1760-1913 – 933,943 – 0 – New indexed collection from affiliate.
United States Census, 1940 (Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming) – 0 – 195,237 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Colorado) – 1,125,636 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Delaware Records) – 267,283 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Kansas) – 1,803,332 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Oregon, New Hampshire, Virginia) – 4,297,480 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 32,111 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960 – 0 – 77,820 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 33,610 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 0 – 206,348 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956 – 0 – 26,603 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1955 – 0 – 48,630 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1861-2004 – 0 – 170,930 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 88,428 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, North Carolina Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 – 0 – 75,430 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970 – 0 – 46,007 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Oklahoma County Marriages, 1891-1959 – 188,814 – 82,614 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1950 – 0 – 39,239 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Oregon, Wasco County Records, 1854-1960 – 0 – 37,347 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U. S. Army, 1798-1914 – 212,785 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Texas Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 72,976 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 21,523 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 – 0 – 82,099 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1947 – 0 – 46,377 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Utah, State Archives Records, 1852-1998 – 0 – 136,127 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Deaths, 1891-1907 – 3,519 – 4,929 – New browsable images and indexed records.
United States, Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 165,664 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1941-1942 – 5,631 – 24,644 – New browsable images and indexed records.
Uruguay, Civil Registration Records – 241,131 – 0 – New indexed collection.
Venezuela, Mérida, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2011 – 517,719 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900 – 921,889 – 0 – New indexed collection.
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1544-1858 – 0 – 4,891 – Added browsable images to existing collection.