New Historic Records Databases at FamilySearch the Week of October 24, 2016

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Free, searchable census records from Ghana, The Czech Republic, and New Jersey this week at FamilySearch.org. New historic records were also added from Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, and the United states, including almost 2 million indexed land allotment records for five Native American tribes (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole) in Oklahoma.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Benin Civil Registration of Deaths 1891-2014 – 0 – 21,173 – New browsable image collection.

Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers 1800-1990 – 0 – 1,646,966 – Added images to an existing collection

Ghana Census 1984 – 1,027,048 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Netherlands Noord-Holland Civil Registration 1811-1950 – 522,065 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Russia Lutheran Church Book Duplicates 1833-1885 – 78,912 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden Kopparberg Church Records 1604-1900; index 1628-1860 – 0 – 612 – Added images to an existing collection

Sweden Västernorrland Church Records 1501-1940; index 1650-1860 – 0 – 657 – Added images to an existing collection

Sweden Kalmar Church Records 1577-1907; index 1625-1860 – 0 – 838 – Added images to an existing collection

Sweden Halland Church Records 1615-1904; index 1615-1860 – 756,493 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES

Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications 1885-1955 – 497 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Maine World War I Draft Registration Index 1917-1919 – 162,613 – 167,344 – New indexed records and images collection

Missouri Reports of Separation Notices 1941-1946 – 0 – 378,579 – Added images to an existing collection

New Jersey State Census 1865 – 212,731 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes 1899-1907 – 1,846,931 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

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/indexing.

About 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 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FamilySearch Database Collections Added or Updated the Weeks of October 3 & 10, 2016

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 10 RECORDS ADDED OR UPDATED

FamilySearch added significant historic records online for Belgium, Maine, New Zealand, and Tennessee, and Revolutionary War records for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Special thanks to the volunteer indexers continuing work on the United States Marriages project. You can see the fruits of your labors this week with the newly published Tennessee County Marriages collection. See the interactive table below for these and more historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Argentina Mendoza Catholic Church Records 1665-1975 – 136857 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Belgium Antwerp Civil Registration 1588-1913 – 2451 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Belgium Limburg Civil Registration 1798-1906 – 7995 – 57091 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Belgium East Flanders Civil Registration 1541-1914 – 851 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Belgium Liège Civil Registration 1621-1914 – 64333 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014 – 1189 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Germany Hesse Civil Registration 1874-1927 – 7093 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Germany Baden Stebbach Church Book Extracts 1675-1951 – 0 – 194 – New browsable image collection.

Germany Prussia Westphalia Minden Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives 1574-1912 – 0 – 403 – Added images to an existing collection

New Zealand Archives New Zealand Probate Records 1843-1998 – 134 – 219990 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

New Zealand Archives New Zealand Civil Records Indexes 1800-1896 – 857382 – 0 – New indexed records collection

Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984 – 0 – 427 – Added images to an existing collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES

Alaska Vital Records 1816-1959 – 0 – 2106 – Added images to an existing collection

Iowa State Census 1915 – 55431 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Maine Vital Records 1670-1921 – 576750 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1835-1838 – 4952 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845 – 616 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Hampshire Revolutionary War Records 1675-1835 – 83366 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782 – 48887 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013 – 0 – 121 – Added images to an existing collection

Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 – 71496 – 4251 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

WEEK OF OCTOBER 3 RECORDS ADDED OR UPDATED

This week’s collection update is well worth the wait, containing almost 3.5 million newly published indexed records and 2.3 million additional digital images from Australia, Denmark, England, Ghana, Nicaragua, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the US (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Utah, and the Revolutionary War). See the interactive table below for these and more historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org. Join our online indexing volunteers anytime and help make more of these exciting collections discoverable to more people. Find out how at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

BillionGraves Index – 155,369 – 155,369 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Australia Victoria Inquest Deposition Files 1840-1925 – 101,646 – 903,420 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Australia Tasmania Civil Registration of Births 1899-1912 – 69,290 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Denmark Probate Indexes 1674-1851 – 82,878 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

England Warwickshire Parish Registers 1538-1963 – 61,201 – 54,925 – Added images to an existing collection

Ghana Census 1984 – 30,138 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Great Britain War Office Registers 1772-1935 – 204 – 3,617 – New indexed records collection

Nicaragua Civil Registration 1809-2013 – 0 – 580,218 – New browsable image collection.

Poland Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books 1784-1964 – 5,253 – 0 – New indexed records and images collection

Poland Radom Roman Catholic Church Books 1587-1966 – 16,352 – 0 – Added images to an existing collection

Spain Diocese of Ávila Catholic Church Records 1502-1975 – 11,671 – 0 – New indexed records collection

Spain Diocese of Santander Catholic Church Records 1538-1985 – 63,919 – 4,551 – New indexed records and images collection

Sweden Uppsala Church Records 1308-1901; index 1613-1860 – 67,400 – 0 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Sweden Älvsborg Church Records 1642-1897; index 1681-1860 – 39,335 – 0 – New indexed records collection

Sweden Södermanland Church Records 1604-1900; index 1640-1860 – 61,471 – 387 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES

Arkansas Church Marriages 1860-1976 – 542 – 2,050 – Added images to an existing collection

California County Marriages 1850-1952 – 6,019 – 0 – New indexed records and images collection

Florida County Marriages 1830-1957 – 706,891 – 528,618 – New indexed records and images collection

Georgia Church Marriages 1787-1962 – 182 – 0 – New browsable image collection.

Georgia Church Marriages 1754-1960 – 1,535 – 3,012 – New indexed records and images collection

Illinois Cook County Obituaries ca. 1970-1990 – 293,091 – 35,504 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists 1912-1956 – 31,305 – 34,589 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New York New York City Police Census 1890 – 1,479,855 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Oklahoma Church Marriages 1852-1948 – 314 – 0 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Utah Birth Certificates 1903-1914 – 13,249 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Washington County Marriages 1855-2008 – 0 – 14,958 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians 1911-1919 – 0 – 6,392 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers 1818-1872 – 156,667 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

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/indexing.

New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for February 16 & 22, 2016

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You will find new marriage records from Kansas and Maryland this week along with England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887, England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004, and United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945. I’ve also included updates from February 16 on the following list. Check out all of the marriage records from a variety of states, including New York, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Other highlights include New York New York Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted 1917-1957, California San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index 1936-1949, Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920, and New Zealand Auckland Waikumete Cemetery Records 1886-1943. Find these and more by following the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

California San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving 1954- 1957 – 375,314 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887 – 256,201 – 93,511 – New indexed records and images collection
England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004 – 481,340 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Indiana Gary and East Chicago Crew Lists 1945-1956 – 17,094 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kansas County Marriages 1855-1911 – 148,676 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maryland Marriages 1666-1970 – 96,638 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Delayed and Corrected Vital Records 1753-1900 – 31,701 – 11,788 – New indexed records and images collection
United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945 – 143,374 – 0 – New indexed records collection

BillionGraves Index – 227,783 – 227,783 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Canada British Columbia Marriage Registrations 1859-1932; 1937-1938 – 6,123 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
California San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index 1936-1949 – 22,858 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
England and Wales Census 1861 – 2,504,271 – 111,092 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
England Durham Diocese Marriage Bonds & Allegations 1692-1900 – 35,079 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Florida and South Carolina Airplane Arrival Manifests 1944-1945 – 0 – 127 – New browsable image collection.
Florida Knights Keys Passenger Lists 1908-1912 – 5,399 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Honduras Civil Registration 1841-1968 – 0 – 609 – Added images to an existing collection
Idaho Birth Index 1861-1911 – 60,430 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Idaho Death Certificates 1938-1961 – 118,152 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Illinois Cook County Deaths 1878-1994 – 3,732,138 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Indiana Marriages 1811-2007 – 276,945 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Bergamo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1901 – 6,965 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Caltanissetta Civil Registration (State Archive) 1820-1935 – 78,629 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Grosseto Civil Registration (State Archive) 1851-1907 – 113,690 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Modena Civil Registration (State Archive) 1806-1942 – 67,474 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Prato Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1923 – 7,183 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Reggio Calabria Civil Registration (State Archive) 1784-1943 – 0 – 2,143,899 – Added images to an existing collection
Italy Viterbo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1870-1943 – 90,051 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kansas County Marriages 1855-1911 – 311,857 – 2,333 – Added images to an existing collection
Kansas Marriages 1811-1911 – 185,068 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Liberia Marriage Records 1941-1974 – 24,625 – 24,406 – New browsable image collection.
Louisiana Parish Marriages 1837-1957 – 46,810 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maine Crew List Arriving at Eastport 1949-1958 – 7,239 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maryland County Marriages 1658-1940 – 53,762 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Minnesota County Marriages 1860-1949 – 570,213 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Mississippi Tippah County Marriages 1858-1979 – 19,583 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Missouri County Marriage Naturalization and Court Records 1800-1991 – 57,837 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York County Marriages 1847-1848; 1908-1936 – 252,052 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York New York Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted 1917-1957 – 1,270,298 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1891-1924 – 0 – 3,243,611 – New browsable image collection.
New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 – 30,480 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Zealand Auckland Waikumete Cemetery Records 1886-1943 – 0 – 971 – New browsable image collection.
North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1979 – 1,796 – 1,796 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
North Dakota Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals 1910-1952 – 11,631 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013 – 92,719 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ohio Washington County Court Records 1810-1930 – 0 – 6,421 – Added images to an existing collection
Oklahoma County Marriages 1890-1995 – 126,532 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ontario Births 1869-1910 – 125,109 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Pennsylvania Crew Lists arriving at Erie 1952-1957 – 44,119 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Áncash Civil Registration 1888-2005 – 0 – 3,146 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Cajamarca Civil Registration 1938-1996 – 0 – 3,175 – Added images to an existing collection
Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984 – 180,213 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Poland Radom Roman Catholic Church Books 1587-1966 – 1,884 – 62 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Portugal Portalegre Catholic Church Records 1859-1911 – 4,441 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive) 1838- 1991 – 48,422 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain Province of Cádiz Municipal Records 1784-1956 – 0 – 57 – Added images to an existing collection
Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920 – 0 – 189,353 – Added images to an existing collection
Utah County Marriages 1887-1937 – 337,714 – 124,465 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Venezuela Archdiocese of Mérida Catholic Church Records 1654-2013 – 0 – 405,819 – Added images to an existing collection

NGS Research in the States Series: Oklahoma

ngs24“Gunshots rang out in the territorial capital at Guthrie on Saturday, 16 November 1907, as word was received by telegrapho that President Theodore Roosevelt had signed the proclamation creating Oklahoma as the forty-sixth state. Oklahoma, a Choctaw word meaning red (Okla) people (homma) was chosen as the name for the state joining Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory. Abundant in land and natural resources, the story of Oklahoma is the story of her land. Whether it was the native peoples who first settled this wide open prairie or the white men who came from far and wide to stake their claim in the first ever land run, Oklahoma’s records tell their stories. Unlike the early Spanish explorers who found no gold in Oklahoma, genealogist will discover a gold mine of records in the Sooner state.”

Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later re-issued as special publications designed to support genealogical research in each state. NGS Research in the States Series: Oklahoma was written by Kathy Huber, and is summarized here:

Like other NGS Research in the States guides, this volume on Oklahoma begins with a short, historical summary of the state and its inhabitants. Archeologically evidence shows early game-hunting sites and settled villages, with evidence of early hunting tools and early agricultural practices. The land became part of the United State with the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, but statehood did not come until 1906, making it the forty-sixth state.

The guide outlines and describes the expected resources available for research, from libraries and archives, to courthouses and vital records. According to the author’s conclusion, “to fully understand Oklahoma’s story, however, family researchers should focus on the story of Oklahoma’s land.” You can get a start on that research through this guide. See the Table of Contents below for a complete list of information found in the book.

About the Author

Kathy Huber manages the Genealogy Center of the Tulsa (Oklahoma) City County Library, where she has worked for over 20 years. She is a member of the Oklahoma Library Association, the Texas Library Association, the Texas Genealogical Society, DAR, and others. Huber has taught classes and given presentations at the library and at several local and national events and societies, including NGS and FGS.

Table of Contents

Early History and Settlement

  • Exploration
  • Jurisdictional Changes

Archives, Libraries, and Societies

  • Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS)
  • Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL)
  • Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
  • National Archives at Fort Worth
  • Other Libraries
    • Bartelsville Public Library
    • Jennie L. McCutcheon Research Room, Lawton Public Library
    • Muskogee Public Library
    • Genealogy Center, Tulsa City County Library
  • Other Societies
    • Oklahoma Genealogical Society (OGS)
    • Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society (SWOGS)
    • Tulsa Genealogical Society (TGS)

Major Resources

  • Aids to Research
  • Atlases, Gazetteers, and Maps
  • Biographical Sources, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts
  • Bible Records
  • Business and Organizational Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Censuses and Census Substitutes
    • Territorial Census
    • Federal Population Schedules
    • Special Censuses
  • City Directories
  • County-Level Research
  • Court Records
    • Pre-Statehood Records
    • County-Records
    • State-Records
    • Federal Records
    • State Legislative Records
  • Ethnic Records
    • African American
    • American Indians
  • Land Records
    • Oklahoma Territory
    • Indian Territory
    • County-Land Records
  • Military Records
    • Civil War
    • Confederate Records
    • Union Records
    • Battle of Washita
    • Oklahoma National Guard
    • Spanish-American War
    • Twentieth-Century Wars
  • Naturalization and Immigration Records
  • Newspapers
  • Probate Records
  • Religious Records
  • School Records
  • Vital Records
    • Adoption
    • Birth and Death Records
    • Marriage Records
    • Divorce Records
  • Women of Oklahoma
  • Conclusion

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

New FamilySearch Database Collections as of October 19, 2015

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

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

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

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

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

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

FamilySearch Adds Over 39.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Spain, & the SUA

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FamilySearch has added more than 39.5 Million indexed records and images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,856,324 indexed records and images from the U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909-1957, collection, the 2,284,230 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, collection, and the 3,399,062 indexed records from the U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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

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

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1609-1909 – 238,573 – 27,020 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 – 8,758 – 2,811 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1598-1906 – 167,757 – 125,349 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1911 – 176,150 – 11,447 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 – 40,818 – 39,720 – New indexed records and images collection.

Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910 – 55,048 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912 – 0 – 13,317 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 – 0 – 33,287 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582-1910 – 160,737 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013 – 0 – 127,795 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 – 0 – 207,023 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1998 – 0 – 461,811 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 – 0 – 1,845 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 – 0 – 328,694 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900 – 0 – 244,429 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 – 2,201,052 – 0 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Chile, Santiago, Cemetery Records, 1821-2011 – 0 – 525,106 – Added images to an existing collection.

El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 – 406,035 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

France, Protestant Church Records, 1612-1906 – 33,342 – 4,712 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942 – 0 – 418,594 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1939 – 0 – 141,128 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Modena, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1942 – 0 – 1,358,232 – New browsable image collection.

Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 14,861 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Japan, Passenger Lists, 1893-1941 – 94,842 – 0 – New indexed records collection.

Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1882 – 0 – 151,711 – Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Beja, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1609-1950 – 0 – 291,199 – Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938 – 0 – 444,466 – Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Évora, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1554-1938 – 0 – 237,371 – Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1531-1920 – 0 – 226,453 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990 – 0 – 18,842 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Northern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1991 – 0 – 187,480 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945 – 107,706 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 – 1,362,179 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1926 – 0 – 37,377 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Missouri, County Marriage Records, 1802-1969 – 0 – 5 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Big Horn, County Records, 1884-2011 – 0 – 27,135 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1931 – 0 – 153,903 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909-1957 – 24,856,025 – 299 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891 – 3,399,062 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907 – 0 – 33,418 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1948 – 0 – 122,317 – Added images to an existing collection.

United States Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898 – 181,326 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.1 Million Records & Images to Illinois County Marriages

The following information is from FamilySearch:
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FamilySearch has added more than 2.25 million index records and images this week from Argentina, Austria, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,152,830 index records and images from the U.S., Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934, collection, and the 244,523 images from the Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records, 1611-1935, 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

Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 – 1,834 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 – 0 – 100,829 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Como, Como, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 10,431 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Cuneo, Alba, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910 – 0 – 3,369 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Cuneo, Saluzzo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942 – 0 – 106,557 – Added images to an existing collection.
Paraguay, Miscellaneous Records, 1509-1977 – 0 – 200,980 – Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911 – 0 – 116,091 – Added images to an existing collection.
Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911 – 0 – 146,187 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records, 1611-1935 – 0 – 244,523 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1933 – 0 – 31,670 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934 – 702,642 – 450,188 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 – 42,579 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1891-1959 – 0 – 2,533 – Added images to an existing collection.

The Oklahoma Truth in Adoption Act

The following teaser is from the March 4, 2013 edition of the Norman Transcript:

NORMAN [Oklahoma] — At age 36, Norman resident Kevin Lewis knows he will take action to be screened for a genetically inheritable form of cancer. His biological father died from cancer in 2005, and that puts him in a high-risk category.

Taking precautions based on medical history is not unusual. What is unusual is that Lewis only learned this important information last year. Lewis, like many Oklahomans who were adopted, did not have the right to his own birth records or medical history under state law. Proposed legislation this session could change that.

House Bill 1118, as authored by Rep. Wade Rousselot, D-Wagoner, creates the Oklahoma Truth in Adoption Act which, beginning July 1, 2014, would allow adult adoptees born in Oklahoma or their descendants to obtain a noncertified copy of their original birth certificates.

Read the full article. Click on House Bill 1118 above to see the Bill itself.

Ancestry Adds 1940 Indexes for 12 More States & is Now up to 37 States plus Washington D.C.!

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com:

With today’s addition of 12 states (18 million records) to the 1940 US Federal Census, Ancestry.com now has 37 states and Washington DC fully indexed and searchable on the site. All of the 1940 US Census will be free through 2013.

Number of records per state:

  • Alaska: 72,665
  • Arkansas: 1,955,176
  • Idaho: 526,673
  • Massachusetts: 4,325,657
  • Minnesota: 2,797,461
  • Missouri: 3,790,868
  • New Mexico: 534,334
  • North Dakota: 644,245
  • Oklahoma: 2,341,108
  • Rhode Island: 714,519
  • South Dakota: 643,766
  • Utah: 551,609

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.

Ancestry Day Oklahoma – August 3 and 4, 2012

The following excerpt is from the June 18, 2012 edition of the newsok.com website.

“Ancestry Day Oklahoma,” sponsored by Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Oklahoma Historical Society Research Library and Ancestry.com, will be Aug. 3-4.

Events for Aug. 3 will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Oklahoma Genealogical Society speakers will include Liz Codding, Jim Ike, Billie Fogarty, La Nell Shores, Denise Slattery, and Donna Waddle. Laura Martin, director of public services of the Research Division, will present information about records in the Oklahoma Historical Society research library.

Aug. 4 events will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the south ballroom, Biltmore Hotel, 401 S. Meridian. Speakers will include Lisa Arnold, Ancestry.com senior records strategist, and Crista Cowan, Ancestry.com’s “Barefoot Genealogist.”

Read the full article.

Growing Need for International FamilySearch Indexers

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S., representing 16 languages. Since the first of the year, new projects have been launched from Bolivia, Paraguay, Switzerland, and the Philippines. Later this year, FamilySearch indexing plans to release projects for Armenia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Micronesia, Panama, Slovakia, and Sri Lanka. More indexers with non-English language expertise are needed to help make these records searchable online.

Join this exciting community effort to make records searchable online and ensure our ancestors are remembered by visiting indexing.familysearch.org.

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

  1. Argentina, Mendoza, Ciudad de Mendoza—Registros Parroquiales, 1665–1922
  2. Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3C]
  3. Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3D]
  4. Colombia, Antioquia, Sonsón y Rionegro—Registros Parroquiales, 1814–2008
  5. México, Coahuila, Matamoros y Torreón Registros Iglesia Católica
  6. México, Durango, Gómez Palacio, Cuidad Lerdo, Mapimí, Cuencamé—Registros Parroquiales, 1708–1963
  7. Micronesia, Pohnpei—Civil Registration, 1948–2009
  8. Peru, Chiclayo y Lambayeque—Registros Civiles, 1873–1950 [Parte A]
  9. Ukraine, L’viv—Roman Catholic Diocese Church Book Duplicates, 1600–1948 [Part 1]
  10. U.S., Puerto Rico—Censo Federal de 1940
  11. U.S., Indiana, Saint Joseph County—Marriages 1811–1959
  12. Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1846–1848 [Часть C]

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.

  • Argentina, Santa Fe, Venado Tuerto—Registros Parroquiales, 1884–1972 [Parte B]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 2 I]
  • Magyarország, Szabolcs—polgári anyakönyvi adatok, 1895–1978 [2. Rész]
  • Mexico, Aguascalientes—Nacimientos 1860–1921
  • Nederland, Gelderland—Geboorten burgelijke stand, 1811–1902 [Part 2]
  • South Africa, Free State—Church Records [Part 1]
  • Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 3]
  • UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Durham [Part D]
  • U.S., Alabama—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Arkansas—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • U.S., California—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Hawaii—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Indiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Iowa—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Louisiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Oklahoma—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Maine—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., North Dakota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., South Dakota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Texas—Birth 1903–1934 [Part H]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part C]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part D]
  • U.S., Virginia, Surrey—County Marriages, 1800–1950 [Part A]
  • Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909
  • U.S., Washington—1940 Federal Census
  • 日本 ― 移民記録 1914年, 1922–1927年

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.

The 1940 U.S. Census Now Being Indexed by the US Census Community Project – Delaware Finished

The following news release was received from FamilySearch:

4 April 2012: The 1940 U.S. Census is here and the 1940 US Census Community Project has kicked off to a great start! The excitement and enthusiasm for this project is far greater than anything previously seen in the six years that FamilySearch indexing has been available. Online volunteers completed the indexing for the state of Delaware in the first 24 hours. They are now indexing Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia!

It may take up to two weeks to make all of the states available for indexing, so check the current projects page or follow the feed on Facebook to stay up to date on the next states to be released.

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

  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Part 2 J]
  • U.S. 1940 Census—Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia
  • U.S., Arkansas—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918U.S., Georgia—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • U.S., Indiana Steuben—County Marriages 1811-1959
  • U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part G]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part C]

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

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.)

  • U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part C]
  • U.S., Alabama—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • U.S., Missouri—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, 1800–1850 [Part 5]
  • U.S., Texas—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for Lancashire and Yorkshire, and Durham [Part C]
  • U.S., Indiana, Morgan— County Marriages 1811-1959
  • U.S.—Index to Correspondence of the Record and Pension Office, 1889–1904

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.

New USA Vital Records Data at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made November 26. New data has been added for 24 states & the District of Columbia!

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

THE FOLLOWING DATABASES WERE POSTED OR UPDATED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG SINCE NOVEMBER 26, 2011:

California Marriage Index 1960-1985 – Index of marriages from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 4,879,253 records as of 7 December 2011.

California, San Francisco County Records 1824-1997Imaged Records – Records from San Francisco County, California including an alphabetical newspaper clipping file of the “San Francisco Examiner,” death reports, general index, indexes to deeds, deeds, indexes to marriage certificates, marriage licenses, indexes to naturalizations, naturalization records, coroner’s records, and alien registrations. This collection is being published as images become available – 1,034,024 images as of 16 December 2011

Connecticut Death Index 1949-2001 – Index of deaths from the Connecticut Department of Health in Hartford. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 1,408,326 records as of 7 December 2011.

District of Columbia Marriages 1811-1950Digital Images – Name index and images of marriage records in the District of Columbia. Currently this collection is 72% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed – 548,666 records as of 10 December 2011 – up 170,985 Records since 21 Apr 2011.

Florida Marriages 1830-1993Imaged Records – Name index and images to Florida marriage records. Additional records will be added as indexing is completed – 205,388 records and 153,621 images as of 10 December 2011.

Idaho, Minidoka County Records 1913-1961Imaged Records – Marriage, naturalization, land and property, probate, school and military records located at the county courthouse in Rupert. Includes Register of Estates 1913-1929 and 19562-1961 and Marriages Affidatits 1927-1961, Marriage license stubs 1913-1921, Marriage records 1929-1955, and Marrige Register 1908-1962. This collection is being published as images become available – 41,712 images as of 16 December 2011.

Illinois Probate Records 1819-1970Browsable Imaged Records – 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. 738,449 images as of 20 December 2011 – up 68,861 images since 29 November 2011.

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, 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 53% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. – 1,533,663 records as of 16 December 2011 – up 145,084 records since 5 November 2011.

Indiana Death Index 1882-1920 – Index of deaths from the Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Records in Indianapolis. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 793,965 records as of 7 December 2011.

Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954Imaged Records – Marriage records created by Kentucky counties. Records include bonds, license, certificates, and returns – 70,068 records and 49,514 images as of 16 December 2011 – up 66,988 records and 46,624 images since 17 November 2011.

Louisiana, Parish Marriages 1837-1957Imaged Records – Marriages recorded in Louisiana Parishes (counties). Currently this collection is 17% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed – 54,003 images as of December 20, 2011.

Louisiana, Orleans Parish 1910, 1960Imaged Records – This collection includes birth records and index for 1910. It also includes marriage and death records and indexes for 1960. This collection is being published as images become available – 19,220 images as of 7 December 2011.

Maine, Aroostook County, Probate Records, 1837-2007Imaged Records – Indexes, books, dockets and estate files located in the probate office in Houlton, Maine – 129686 images as of December 1, 2011.

Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records 1785-1950Imaged Records – Records from the Washington County Courthouse including revolutionary war, probate and census records – Indexes to these records are included – Includes probate indexes, notices and records – 99,893 images as of 5 December 2011 – up 8,652 images since 20 September, 2011.

Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792-1983Digital images from court records at the Register of Wills in Maryland. Includes the following counties: Baltimore City, Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Prince George’s, and Queen Anne’s and Somerset (NEW). This collection is being published as images become available – Browse through 507,752 images as of 9 Deecember 2011.

Massachusetts Death Index 1970-2003 – Index of deaths from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services in Boston. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 2,037,187 records as of 7 December 2011.

Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate files 1686-1881Imaged Records – Probate estate files of Plymouth County located at Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston. The files are arranged by number then alphabetical by surname. The files cover the Series 1, 1686-1881. This collection is being published as images become available – 151,004 as of 20 December 2011 – up 35,108 images since 21 November 2011.

Michigan Death Index 1971-1996 – Index of deaths from the Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records in Lansing. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 2,052,472 records as of December 17, 2011.

Minnesota Birth Index 1935-2002 – Index of births from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 4,267,629 records as of 7 December 2011.

Minnesota Death Index 1908-2002 – Indexes of deaths from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 2,931,700 Records as of 17 December 2011.

Montana Death Index 1860-2007 – Index of deaths from the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Vital Statistics in Helena. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 663,371 records as of 7 December 2011.

Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1945Imaged Records – County record collections from the following record custodians. History Museum in Great Falls: Probate, voter registers, naturalization and immigration records. Great Falls Genealogy Society: Probate case files, # 535-3165, 1903-1926; court orders for dependent children, 1903-1937; old age applications, naturalization records, pre 1945; Vital Records; and County Court Records that include an Index to Wills Vol 1 1895-1930 and the Records of Wills Vol 1 1901-1930. Included are Cemetery Records, Obituaries, and Probate Records. This collection is being published as images become available. 438,302 images as of 23 December 2011.

New York County Marriages 1908-1935 – Name index and images of New York county marriage records. The collection includes the following counties: Allegheny, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chatauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, and portions of Wyoming. The collection does not include New York City nor its boroughs. The collections is currently 31% complete – 505,888 records as of 23 December 2011 – up 130,979 since 17 September 2011.

New York Orange County Probate Records 1787-1938Imaged 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 – 359,950 images as of 20 December 2011 – up 117,114 images since 29 November 2011.

New York Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921Images of probate records and proceedings from the Queens County Surrogate’s Court in Jamaica, New York. – 262,708 images as of 29 November 2011 – up 46,551 records since 14 September 2011.

North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000 – Index of births from the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 6,957,269 records as of 13 December 2011.

North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970Imaged 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. This collection is being published as images become available. The collection includes Beaufort County Wills 1808-1968; Columbus County Estate Files 1812-1968; Durham County Widow’s Dower & Year’s Support 1881-1944 (indexed in front of book); Gaston County Estates 1839-1970 & 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 Certifiicates 1900-1909 – 298,906 images as of 19 December 2011 – up 109,855 images since Sept 17, 2011.

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: Alexander, Almace, Anson, Ashe, Beaufort, Bladen, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catabwa, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hanover, Hyde, Johnston, Lincoln, Macon, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Northampton, Pitt, Richmond, Rowan, Surry, and Wilkes. This collection is 33% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed – 570,532 Records and 221,921 images as of 19 December 2011 – up 525,328 records and 102,263 images since 3 December 2010!

North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1917Imaged 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 – 42,069 indexed records and 956,421 images as of 16 December 2011 – up 9,972 records and 267,729 images since 30 October 2011.

Ohio Marriages 1800-1958 – Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio – Based on records from the IGI – 2,185,849 records as of 23 December, 2011.

Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio – based on the IGI – 2,535,557 Records as of 23 Decmber 2011.

Ohio, Stark County Coroner’s Records – 1890-2002Imaged Records – Images of Coroner’s Inquest books, reports, and case files from the courthouse in Canton, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available – 56,154 images as of 29 November 2011 – 45,057 Images as of 29 November 2011 – Up 11,097 images since 28 October, 2011.

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.- 390,774 records indexed from 260,712 images as of 17 December 2011.

Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975Index and images of marriage records from counties in Oregon. These records include licenses amd marriage certificates and are arranged by county, volume, and date. Currently this collection is 49% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed – 104,501 records and 46,644 images as of 10 Decmber 2011.

Oregon Death Index 1903-1998 – Death index from the Oregon State Archives and Record Center. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 1,447,641 records as of 7 December 2011.

Oregon, Columbia County Records 1854-1858Imaged Records – This collection includes digital images of land and property, marriage, and naturalization records and indexes digitally captured at the Columbia County Courthouse in St. Helens, Oregon. This collection is being published as images become available – Includes Marriage Indexes 1854-1899, and Marriage Records 1854-1961 – 91,079 images as of 19 December 2011 – up 14,420 images since 1 November 2011.

Oregon, Wasco County Records, 1854-1960Imaged Records – Index to Marriages 1854-1972; Marriage Certificates 1873-1887; Marriage Records 1856-1962 – 48,987 Images as of December 2, 2011.

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 – 1,325,465 records and 1,167,074 images as of 23 December 2011.

Texas Birth Index 1903-1997 – Index of births from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 17,102,207 records as of 7 December 2011.

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. 314,176 images as of 23 December 2011 – up 183,968 images since 11 November 2011.

Texas Deaths, 1890-1976Imaged Records – Name index and images of Texas statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index was created by FamilySearch, and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903 – 4,281,854 Records & 4,485,448 images as of 8 December 2011.

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 – 78,681 images as of 19 December 2011.

Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796 to 1921Imaged Records – Images of probate papers located at the Public Records Office, General Service Center, Middlesex. This collection is being published as images become available – 139,160 images as of 16 December 2011.

Washington State County Records 1885-1950Imaged Records – Collection of various records including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, 1885-1950. This is an ongoing collection – Currently contains records for Adams (Birth Returns 1894-1942, Probate bonds 1903-1923, Probate Case files 1885-1945, Probate Letters 1904-1927, Probate Records 1885-1931, Record of Probate Claims 1903-1917, and Record of Wills 1888-1959); Asotin (Probate Case Files 1901-1937); Benton (Birth records 1905-1907), (Marriage records 1905-2008(, and (Probate case files 1895-1910); Chelan – (Marriage records 1900-2002); Douglas (Marriage license applications 1939-1952); Lincoln (Probate Journals 1917-1960, Probate Records 1897-1917 and wills 1884-1945)*; Pend Oreille (Birth records, 1912-1948), (Marriage records 1911-1947), (Probate Case records 1889-1936 and wills 1907-1975); Pierce county; Spokane county (Marriage Applications 1939-2009, Marriage Applications and Certificates 1930-1939, Wisconsin Birth Index 1820-1907 – Index of births from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in Madison. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 985,659 records as of 7 December 2011.

Wisconsin Death Index 1959-1997 – Index of deaths from the Wisconsin Vital Records Office in Madison. Index provided by Ancestry.com – 1,629,093 records as of 7 December, 2011.

Wisconsin Probate Estate Files, 1848-1933Images of probate estate case files from various counties in Wisconsin. This collection includes Fond du Lac County (1848-1917), Green County (1848-1885), Jackson County (1897-1935), Pepin County (1900-1935), Shawano County (1861-1933) and Trempealeau County (1900-1920). From Wisconsin State Historical Society & FHL digital images – 693,617 images as of 16 December 2011 – Up 37,822 since 5 November 2011.

Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties 1850-2007Imaged Records – Images of miscellaneous records from the Shawano Wisconsin Family History Center. The collection includes a partial obituary index, original obituaries, land plat books and an index to the 1910 US Census for Shawano County. Additional images will be published as they become available. This collection includes Shawano County Obituaries from 1894 to 2005 – excluding many years. 27,614 images as of 9 December 2011.

United States, Applications for Headstones for Military Veterans, 1925-1941Imaged Records – Images of applications for headstones received by the Cemeterial Division of the Quartermaster General. Most are for veterans of the Civil War or later. A few may cover earlier wars. 298,268 indexed records & 323,560 images as of December 8, 2011 – From the Quartermaster General. Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Record Group 92, NARA publication M1916. United States. Federal Archives and Records Center. Washington D.C.

United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903Imaged Records – Images of card records used to provide headstones for deceased Union veterans. Most burials occurred in private cemeteries though some may have occurred in National Soldier Home cemeteries. Gravestones were provided to Union soldiers who died between 1861 and 1903. Some cards may include War of 1812 veterans.The gravestones were provided between 1879-1903 by the United States government. Some of the names on the cards may be difficult to read – 169,253 Indexed records and 19,265 Images as of December 8, 2011 – From the Cemetery Branch in the Office of the Quartermaster General. Records of Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca 1879-1903. NARA publication M1845. Federal Archives and Records Center. Washington D.C.