Historic Luxembourg Photos

The following excerpt is from the August 1, 2016 edition of the wort.lu website.

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While Luxembourg works on its new nation brand, Wort.lu looks back at past branding approaches, in a rare online photo collection.

The 6,500-strong photo archive dating from the 1950s to the ’70s is freely accessible on the website of Luxembourg’s National Archives, where one would normally find administrative manuscripts pertaining to the State.

“The Ministry of Economy contacted 20 to 30 photographers, from professionals to amateurs. They went throughout Luxembourg and photographed everything they saw,” said Philippe Nilles of the national archive office, adding: “It was done clearly to make publicity for Luxembourg.”

The collection is not the largest photo archive in Luxembourg – this can be found at the CNA in Dudelange or the Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg.

Read the full article.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

Note that Family Roots Publishing just published a guide to research in Luxembourg. Click here to read a blog about it.

Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers – Now Shipping

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Family Roots Publishing Company has just published the long-awaited Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was written to help family historians locate their Luxembourg ancestors. It is available in both soft cover and hard-back editions.

The Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers does the following:

  • Identifies the major online resources for Luxembourg genealogical research.
  • Identifies each canton, its communes, and populated areas with the names in French, German and Luxembourgish.
  • Visually identifies Catholic church parishes within each canton.
  • Provides an overview of Luxembourg genealogical records.
  • Identifies neighboring parishes, just in case your ancestor may have gone to an alternate parish.
  • Aids in conduction area searches, particularly across district and canton borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for your family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Every canton is mapped to show where each commune lies.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources
  • Identifies important gazetteers and online dictionaries available to researchers

The following contents are found in this volume.

  • Historical Background of Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg Genealogical Resources
  • Catholic Parishes
  • How to Use This Book
  • Census Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration
  • Emigration
  • Archives and Repositories
  • Secondary Collections
  • Genealogical Societies
  • Language
  • Gazetteers
  • Luxembourg Overview Map
    • District Diekirch
    • Canton Clervaux
    • Canton Diekirch
    • Canton Rendange
    • Canton Vianden
    • Canton Wiltz
    • District Grevenmacher
    • Canton Echternach
    • Canton Grevenmacher
    • Canton Remich
    • District Luxembourg
    • Canton Capellen
    • Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
    • Canton Luxembourg
    • Canton Mersch
  • Town Index of Luxembourg
  • The maps in this volume are divided along the administrative boundaries of Luxembourg. Each of the three districts: Diekirch, Grevenmacher, and Luxembourg, are further divided into a total of twelve cantons. Each canton map is then followed by the description of the communes (municipalities) within its boundaries.

    The descriptions of the communes include the names of the population centers (villages, hamlets, mils, etc.). The names of these localities are shown with their French, German, and Luxembourgish names. To the right of the location name is a number in parentheses which is reflected in the accompanying mini map showing its approximate location within the commune borders.

    The surviving church records are shown along with the span of years available for them. The beginning and ending dates are representative of the earliest and latest record. In some instances one type of vital record may be more complete than another. Digital images of the records may be searched at FamilySearch.org. They are also available at Archives Nationales de Luxembourg.

    Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers, by Kevan Hansen, 180 pp; Soft Cover; 2016; ISBN: 9781628590791; Item # FR0660. To order, click on the link or the illustration.

    Following is the list of places found within this volume:

    • Aassel
    • Aasselbur
    • Aasselscheierhaff
    • Abweiler
    • Ahn
    • Aischen
    • Äischen
    • Äischer
    • Allënster
    • Allerborn
    • Allerbur
    • Alrodeschhaff
    • Alscheid
    • Alschënt
    • Altlinster
    • Altrier
    • Altrodeschhof
    • Altwies
    • Altwis
    • Alzeng
    • Alzingen
    • Amber
    • an der Buerg
    • an der Zowaasch
    • Angelduerf
    • Angelsberg
    • Angelsbierg
    • Ansebuerg
    • Ansembourg
    • Ansemburg
    • Antoniushaff
    • Antoniushof
    • Arsdorf
    • Arsdorfermühle
    • Arsdorf‑Moulin
    • Aspelt
    • Assel
    • Asselborn
    • Asselscheuerhof
    • Atert
    • Attert
    • Baaschtenduerf
    • Baastenduerf
    • Bad‑Mondorf
    • Bäerdref
    • Bäereldeng
    • Banzelt
    • Bärel
    • Bartreng
    • Bartringen
    • Basbellain
    • Bascharage
    • Baschelt
    • Baschleiden
    • Bastendorf
    • Bauschelt
    • Bauschleiden
    • Bavigne
    • Beaufort
    • Bech
    • Bech‑Kleinmacher
    • Bech‑Maacher
    • Continue readingMap Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers – Now Shipping”

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

    The following is from FamilySearch:

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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.

    FamilySearch Adds More Than 5.7 Million Images to New Massachusetts Land Records Collection

    The following Data is from FamilySearch May 30, 2013:
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    FamilySearch has added more than 7.3 million images this week from Austria, Brazil, China, Honduras, Luxembourg, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 5,766,135 images from the new U.S., Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986, collection, the 337,367 images from the new Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968, collection, and the 191,701 images from the new U.S., Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953, 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

    Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537–1888 – 0 – 237,988 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012 – 0 – 116,423 – Added images to an existing collection.
    China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983 – 0 – 72,747 – New browsable image collection.
    China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2011 – 0 – 204,422 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 – 0 – 337,367 – New browsable image collection.
    Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1793-1923 – 0 – 84,251 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995 – 0 – 5,417 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911 – 0 – 94,902 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596-1911 – 0 – 69,030 – New browsable image collection.
    Portugal, Évora, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1554-1938 – 0 – 5,708 – New browsable image collection.
    Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909 – 0 – 83,446 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1811 – 0 – 2,387 – New browsable image collection.
    Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1818 – 0 – 2,369 – New browsable image collection.
    Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1834 – 0 – 2,436 – New browsable image collection.
    U.S., Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953 – 0 – 191,701 – New browsable image collection.
    U.S., Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962 – 0 – 52,108 – New browsable image collection.
    U.S., Maine, Piscataquis County, Deed Books, 1838-1902 – 0 – 56,970 – New browsable image collection.
    U.S., Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986 – 0 – 5,766,135 – New browsable image collection.

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

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

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

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

    Collection- Indexed Records- Digital Images- Comments

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

    The above is from FamilySearch – April 16, 2013.

    FamilySearch Adds Collection Updates to Australia, BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, & the U.S.A.

    The following News Release is from FamilySearch.org dated January 15, 2013:

    FamilySearch added an additional 7 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,747,863 indexed records and images in the Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books collection from 1592-1910, the 1,308,956 indexed records from the United States General Index to Pension Files collection from 1861-1934, the 1,115,732 images for the Luxembourg Census Records collection from 1843-1900, and the 1,023,459 added to the United States Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, from 1820-1874. New searchable records were also added this week for Colombia and six states in the US collections. 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, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990 – 62,786 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
    BillionGraves Index – 103,261 – 103,261 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
    Canada, Merchant Marine Agreements and Accounts of Crews, 1890-1920 – 0 – 23,381 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 – 0 – 111,662 – New browsable image collection.
    Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 0 – 91,250 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969 – 0 – 2,093 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Luxembourg, Census Records, 1843-1900 – 0 – 1,115,732 – Added images to an existing collection.
    Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 – 1,729,549 – 18,314 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
    Spain, Diocese of Avila, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1975 – 17,593 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
    U.S., Colorado, Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939 – 0 – 82,674 – Added images to an existing collection.
    U.S., Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952 – 255,042 – 452 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
    U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 – 48,867 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
    U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 6,360 – Added images to an existing collection.
    U.S., Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 – 289,532 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
    U.S., Washington, County Naturalization Records, 1850-1982 – 0 – 458 – Added images to an existing collection.
    U.S., Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957 – 363,235 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
    United States, Civil War Widows and other Dependents Pension Files – 39,323 – 39,323 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
    United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 – 1,308,956 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
    United States, Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926 – 51,709 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
    United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874 – 1,023,459 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
    United States Social Security Death Index – 114,391 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.

    Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

    The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch:

    FamilySearch beta There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past week at the National Genealogical Society annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org. Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

    See the listing below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections – laid out by country, dates included, and the number of records available.

    FOREIGN
    Argentina Baptisms, 1645—1930 — 4,209,653
    Argentina Marriages, 1722—1911 — 150,895
    Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816—1980 — 106,767
    Austria Births and Baptisms, 1651—1940 — 88,885
    Austria Burials, 1768 – 1918 — 31,756
    Austria Marriages, 1722 — 1898 — 25,383
    Bahamas Births, 1550—1891 — 53,476
    Barbados Baptisms, 1739—1891 — 222,010
    Barbados Burials, 1854—1885 — 92,226
    Barbados Marriages, 1854—1879 — 15,666
    Belgium Births and Baptisms, 1560—1890 — 354,038
    Belgium Deaths and Burials, 1564—1900 — 67,182
    Brazil Baptisms, 1688—1935 — 3,597,609
    Brazil Deaths, 1750—1890 — 43,931
    Brazil Marriages, 1730—1955 — 475,107
    Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661—1959 — 2,160,243
    Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664—1955 — 101,189
    Canada Marriages, 1661—1949 — 262,982
    Canada – British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872—1986 — 928,851
    Canada – British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859—1932 — 124,593
    Canada – New Brunswick Births, 1819—1899 — 25,414
    Canada – Nova Scotia Births, 1702—1896 — 125,791
    Canada – Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711—1909 — 32,245
    Canada – Ontario Births, 1779—1899 — 455,469
    Canada – Ontario Marriages, 1800—1910 — 28,574
    Canada – Quebec Births, 1662—1898 — 27,212
    Caribbean Births, 1590—1928 — 438,073
    Caribbean Deaths, 1790—1906 — 13,088
    Caribbean Marriages, 1591—1905 — 88,186
    Costa Rica Baptisms, 1700—1915 — 176,574
    Costa Rica Deaths, 1787—1900 — 31,505
    Costa Rica Marriages, 1750—1920 — 57,849
    Czech Republic Births, 1637—1889 — 33,062
    Czech Republic Marriages, 1654—1889 — 12,698
    Dominican Republic Baptisms, 1726—1924 — 114,209
    Dominican Republic Deaths, 1666—1862 — 14,636
    Dominican Republic Marriages, 1743—1929 — 31,992
    Ecuador Baptisms, 1680—1930 — 593,710
    Ecuador Deaths, 1800—1920 — 43,852
    Ecuador Marriages, 1680—1930 — 271,061
    El Salvador Baptisms, 1750—1940 — 218,500
    El Salvador Marriages, 1810—1930 — 28,162
    France Deaths and Burials, 1546—1960 — 347,368
    France Marriages, 1546—1924 — 1,397,204
    Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558—1898 — 33,749,332
    Gibraltar Marriages, 1879—1918 — 2,201
    Gibralter Births and Baptisms, 1704—1876 — 30,515
    Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778—1988 — 69,278
    Great Britain Marriages, 1797—1988 — 22,036
    Great Britain – Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820—1907 — 41,647
    Great Britain – Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1821—1911 — 224,489
    Great Britain – Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844—1911 — 42,389
    Great Britain – Isle of Man Marriages, 1849—1911 — 42,662
    Great Britain – Wales, Births and Baptisms, 1586—1907 — 773,392
    Great Britain – Wales, Deaths and Burials, 1586—1885 — 15,109
    Great Britain – Wales, Marriages, 1541—1900 — 39,630
    Grenada Births and Baptisms, 1866—1891 — 33,239
    Guatemala Baptisms, 1730—1917 — 466,223
    Guatemala Deaths, 1760—1880 — 20,921
    Guatemala Marriages, 1750—1930 — 112,610
    Hondurus Baptisms, 1730—1930 — 220,317
    Hondurus Marriages, 1800—1910 — 31,686
    Hungary Baptisms, 1734—1895 — 14,210
    Iceland Marriages, 1770—1920 — 42,954
    India Births and Baptisms, 1800—1945 — 887,579
    India Deaths and Burials, 1800—1945 — 566,529
    India Marriages, 1800—1945 — 203,970
    Ireland Deaths, 1864—1870 — 51,249
    Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806—1900 — 1,940,693
    Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809—1900 — 438,494
    Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752—1920 — 331,497
    Luxembourg Births, 1662—1840 — 7,835
    Luxembourg Deaths, 1702—1798 — 1,554
    Luxembourg Marriages, 1700—1810 — 1471
    Mexico Deaths, 1680—1940 — 362,067
    Mexico Marriages , 1570—1950 — 6,232,176
    Panama Baptisms, 1750—1938 — 269,054
    Panama Deaths, 1840—1930 — 21,463
    Panama Marriages, 1800—1950 — 39,839
    Paraguay Baptisms, 1800—1930 — 101,337
    Paraguay Marriages, 1800—1900 — 14,400
    Peru Baptisms, 1556—1930 — 4,013,461
    Peru Deaths, 1750—1930 — 101,257
    Peru Marriages, 1600—1940 — 443,248
    Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642—1994 — 334,139
    Philippines Deaths and Burials, 1726—1957 — 5,128,622
    Philippines Marriages, 1723—1957 — 2,247,381
    Portugal Baptisms , 1570—1910 — 424,354
    Portugal Deaths, 1640—1910 — 100,234
    Portugal Marriages, 1670—1910 — 59,735
    Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755—1917 — 170,844
    Russia Deaths and Burials, 1815—1917 — 100,647
    Russia Marriages, 1793—1919 — 33,559
    Samoa Baptisms, 1863—1940 — 28,013
    Samoa Burials, 1895—1970 — 42,061
    Spain Deaths, 1600—1920 — 186,259
    Sweden Baptisms, 1611—1920 — 9,280,828
    Sweden Burials, 1649-1920 — 1,207,501
    Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920 — 2,243,064
    Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940 — 1,001,685
    Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875 — 138,011
    Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910 — 268,739
    Switzerland, Basel City Church Books, 1380-1917 — Images Only
    Switzerland, Schaffhausen Genealogies and City Directories, 1460-1952 — Images Only
    Ukraine, Births and Baptisms — 14,166
    Uruguay Marriages, 1840—1900 — 19,810

    UNITED STATES
    United States 1910 Federal Census (AZ, CA, DE, FL) — 4,078,117
    United States Births, 1867—1931 — 20,946
    United States Deaths, 1867—1961 — 3,705
    United States Marriages, 1733—1990 — 7,176

    Arizona Births and Christening , 1909—1917 — 27,483
    Arizona Deaths , 1910—1911; 1993—1994 — 10,168
    Arizona Marriages, 1888—1908 — 75,094
    Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1880—1893 — 11,724
    Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882—1929; 1945—1963 — 38,956
    Arkansas Marriages, 1837—1944 — 1,005,608
    Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710—1896 — 30,298
    Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815—1955 — 209,592
    Delaware Marriages, 1713—1953 — 70,024
    District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830—1955 — 121,224
    District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840—1964 — 372,173
    District of Columbia Marriages, 1830—1921 — 242,760
    Florida Births and Christenings, 1880—1935 — 28,301
    Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900—1921 — 24,800
    Florida Marriages, 1837—1974 — 860,110
    Hawaii Births and Christenings, 1852—1933 — 150,992
    Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862—1919 — 105,519
    Hawaii Marriages, 1826—1922 — 103,871
    Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856—1965 — 75,881
    Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907—1965 — 31,253
    Idaho Marriages, 1878—1898/1903—1942 — 88,588
    Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818—1936 — 59,392
    Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885—1930 — 39,907
    Kansas Marriages, 1840—1935 — 378,903
    Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839—1960 — 547,119
    Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843—1970 — 1,971,681
    Kentucky Marriages, 1785—1979 — 1,532,718
    Louisiana Births, Christenings, 1811—1830; 1854—1934 — 16,890
    Louisiana Marriages, 1816—1906 — 129,641
    Maine Births and Christenings, 1739—1900 — 940,882
    Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841—1910 — 172,879
    Maine Marriages, 1771—1907 — 597,508
    Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650—1995 — 206,288
    Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877—1992 — 11,686
    Maryland Marriages, 1666—1970 — 253,727
    Montana Marriages, 1889—1947 — 197,930
    New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726—1918 — 435,411
    New Mexico Deaths, 1788—1798; 1838—1955 — 9,627
    New Mexico Marriages, 1751—1918 — 93,387
    New York Births and Christenings, 1640—1962 — 1,351,166
    New York Deaths and Burials, 1795—1952 — 701,396
    New York Marriages, 1686—1980 — 859,927
    North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866—1964 — 156,156
    North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898—1994 — 2,742,609
    North Carolina Marriages, 1759—1979 — 2,128,391
    Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854—1997 — 2,535,557
    Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868—1929 — 70,253
    Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903—1947 — 29,035
    Oregon Marriages, 1853—1935 — 57,523
    South Dakota State Census, 1935 673,322
    Tennessee County Marriages, 1790—1950 — 10,145
    Utah Births and Christenings, 1892—1941 — 48,049
    Utah Deaths, 1888—1946 — 148,933
    Utah Marriages, 1887—1966 — 308,854
    Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765—1908 — 402,329
    Vermont Deaths, 1871—1965 — 235,415
    Vermont Marriages, 1791—1974 — 185,433
    Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853—1912 — 785,241
    West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853—1928 — 544,589
    West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854—1932 — 56,688
    West Virginia Marriages, 1854—1932 — 203,378
    Wyoming Marriages, 1877—1920 — 14,070

    PLANET EARTH
    World Misc Births, 1534—1983 — 616,742
    World Misc Deaths, 1767—1950 — 15269
    World Misc Marriages, 1662—1945 — 28668

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    European Focus Puts European Village Photography Online

    My friend, Jim Derheim has launched an archive of his photos online at www.europeanfocus.com. To see his work, click on the tab that says “Ancestral Villages Photography” (illustration below). It is visible at the upper right side of the page.

    Since the site is a work in progress, there is also a full list of towns that Jim has photographed, most of which are not yet scanned. Go to: http://www.europeanfocus.com/europe/photos/ancestor-village-photos.html
    On the right side of the page is a column titled: European Village Photo Archives.” Click on your country of interest. Following are direct links:

    Jim is scanning and adding adding images every day. It’s his goal to eventually have representative images of all of the more than 2,500 locations that he has photographed since 1990 in the online Archives.