Bundle of Three Popular Pennsylvania Research Books – 60% Off Thru Friday, Feb 23

Family Roots Publishing has put together a bundle made up of three popular Pennsylvania Research books – two guides and one source book – and discounted the price by 60% thru Friday, February 23. Regular $78.40, the bundle is just $31.36 (plus $5.50 p&h). Click on this link or the illustration to order.

They are:

Read a review of The Provincial Councillors Of Pennsylvania Who Held Office Between 1733 And 1776 at GenealogyBlog

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The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania

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Several years ago, I bought the remaining hard cover copies of a Pennsylvania families book entitled The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania: Who Held Office Between 1733 and 1776 AND Those Earlier Councillors Who Where Some Time Chief Magistrates of the Province, and Their Descendants. The book is in print with the publisher, but only as a print-on-demand paperback at a cost of $49.50. I still have copies of the hard-back edition in the Family Roots Publishing warehouse.

To make it easier for our readers, we have here included a Surname Index to the majority of the names found in the volume. I say majority, since we made up this index using the Table of Contents, the Principal Name Index, and the Subject Index of the book. There are many other people found in the volume, and not included in the following index, but those names are considered secondary, as they are not councillors, their descendants, descendants spouses, or a person with a biographical sketch.

Following is a review written a while back by Andy Pomeroy. We have added a surname index at the end.

Charles P. Keith authored a tremendous historical and genealogical work when he comprised The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania: Who Held Office Between 1733 and 1776 AND Those Earlier Councillors Who Where Some Time Chief Magistrates of the Province, and Their Descendants.

This book belongs in every American genealogical library because it covers many of the leading families of the mid-Atlantic region and includes the entire progeny of the councillors–including daughters of daughters of daughters, sons of sons of sons, cadet branches who moved west, and English, French, German and other foreign descendants. Treated especially well are the full progenies then known of several royally descended founders of the Province–the Welsh Deputy Governor Thomas and Mary (Jones) Lloyd, plus John Cadwalader, and the Scottish James Logan (plus the mostly Pennsylvania progeny of James Tilghman, son of the immigrant Richard of Maryland). Also covered are all descendants of Edward Shippen (mostly Winthrop descendants via Grosses of Boston), who include the family of traitor Benedict Arnold and the also royally descended Burds of Philadelphia, plus Willings, Binghams, Clymers, Francises, Bayards of Delaware, and Byrds of Virginia. Lloyd descendants include many of the leading Quaker and Episcopal families of Philadelphia–Moores, Whartons, Pembertons, Morrises, plus (under son-in-law Samuel Preston) Carpenters, Ellets, and Wistars. Logan descendants include Fishers, Wisters, Drinkers, and Biddles.

First published in 1883, The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania “gives, with biographical sketches, more or less extended, a complete list of the descendants, as far as has been ascertained from public records and correspondence with representatives of the families, Burke’s Peerage, howerver, being depended upon as to the foreign branches set for therein, and Lanman’s Biograph. Annals or Benton’s Thirty Year’s View furnishing the material for notices of American public men since the Revolution. The earliest laws of Pennsylvania having ordered a division among all the children, the descent of land is the chief source of genealogy…These genealogies are arranged according to branches instead of generations, all the posterity of any man being given before the children of his younger brother.” Read the “Explanation” for full details.

 

Table of Contents

Explanation

Abbreviations

Corrigenda and Addenda

Early Councillors who were Chief Magistrates of the Province:

  • William Markham
  • Thomas Lloyd
  • Edward Shippen

Councillors from 1733 to 1776

  • James Logan
  • William Logan
  • Isaac Norris
  • Samuel Preston
  • Anthony Palmer
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • James Hamilton
  • Andrew Allen
  • Henry Brooke
  • Thomas Graeme
  • Clement Plumsted
  • Thomas Griffitts
  • Charles Read
  • William Till
  • Robert Strettell
  • Samuel Hasell
  • Abraham Taylor
  • Joseph Turner
  • Lawrence Growdon
  • Richard Peters
  • Benjamin Shoemaker
  • Thomas Hopkinson
  • Ralph Assheton
  • John Penn
  • Lynford Lardner
  • Benjamin Chew
  • John Mifflin
  • Thomas Cadwalader
  • James Tilghman
  • John Moland
  • Richard Penn
  • Thomas Lawrence
  • Edward Shippen
  • William Hicks

Get your copy of The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania from Family Roots Publishing, sale extended for 60% off through midnight Christmas Eve., December 24, 2014.

Following is a Surname Index of principal subjects (pr) found in the volume who are descendants of Councillors or of whom a biographical sketch is given, and the husbands of the female descendants. Also found in the following Surname Index are the names from the Subject Index of the book (sbj). Finally, the Councillors themselves (see above) are listed from the Table of Contents (toc).

Abbrev Key:
pr=from principle surname index
sbj=from subject index
toc=Table of Contents

  • Abbot pr
  • Abbott pr
  • Acosta pr
  • Acton pr
  • Adain pr
  • Adams pr
  • Agnew pr
  • Albree pr
  • Alison pr
  • Allaire pr
  • Allen pr
  • Alleyne pr
  • Allinson pr
  • Ambler pr
  • Amory pr
  • Archer pr
  • Armstrong pr
  • Arnell pr
  • Arnold pr
  • Arrach pr
  • Ashburton pr
  • Assheton toc
  • Aubsbury pr
  • Auchmuty pr
  • Auld pr
  • Bache pr
  • Bailey pr
  • Baird pr
  • Baker pr
  • Balch pr
  • Ball pr
  • Barbé-Marbois pr
  • Baring pr
  • Barker pr
  • Barnard pr
  • Barnes pr
  • Barrett-Leonard pr
  • Barrow pr
  • Barstow pr
  • Barton pr
  • Bateman pr
  • Bath pr
  • Baumgarten pr
  • Bayard pr
  • Beadel pr
  • Beatty pr
  • Beaver pr
  • Beck pr
  • Beckett pr
  • Beers pr
  • Bell pr
  • Benezet pr
  • Bennett pr
  • Bentley pr
  • Berkeley pr
  • Berrett pr
  • Beste pr
  • Bettarina pr
  • Betton pr
  • Bickley pr
  • Biddle pr
  • Biddle sbj
  • Biles sbj
  • Bingham pr
  • Binney sbj
  • Bisland pr
  • Bispham pr
  • Bisset pr
  • Black pr
  • Blackwell, John [Lt Gov] sbj
  • Blair pr
  • Blaisell pr
  • Bloodgood pr
  • Bogle pr
  • Bois-Guilbert pr
  • Bolling pr
  • Bond pr
  • Bond sbj
  • Bonsall pr
  • Booth pr
  • Borden pr
  • Borden sbj
  • Börs pr
  • Boude pr
  • Bowdoin pr
  • Bowen pr
  • Bowie pr
  • Boyd pr
  • Bradford pr
  • Bradley pr
  • Branck pr
  • Branson sbj
  • Brantingham pr
  • Bridgeman-Simpson pr
  • Briggs pr
  • Brinton pr
  • Briscoe pr
  • Brock pr
  • Brooke pr
  • Brooke Rawle pr
  • Brower pr
  • Brown pr
  • Brown sbj
  • Browne pr
  • Brownell pr
  • Brownson pr
  • Bruce pr
  • Bruen pr
  • Brune pr
  • Bryan pr
  • Buchanan pr
  • Buckley pr
  • Buckner pr
  • Budd sbj
  • Bulkwhey pr
  • Bunker pr
  • Burd pr
  • Burge pr
  • Burgess pr
  • Burleigh pr
  • Burnaby pr
  • Burroughs pr
  • Burton pr
  • Burwell pr
  • Byrd pr
  • Cabell pr
  • Cable sbj
  • Cade pr
  • Continue Reading “The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania”

Dollarhide Censuses & Substitute Name Lists Guides AL-KS 80% Off! – NEW AL, IN & KY-WY Guides 25% Off! With FREE Downloads!

Family Roots Publishing is once again running a deep-discount sale of Bill Dollarhide’s PRINTED Census & Substitute Name Lists books – bumping up the discount on the new volumes published since 2015 to 25% – with the older 2013 and 2014 discounted at 80% during the sale.

Bill Dollarhide started a series of what he called “Name List” guides in the Summer of 2013. He wrote steadily on them until sometime in 2015, when life caught up with him, and he had to put the project aside. Well, he went back at it in 2017, and completed new guides for all the rest of the states, alphabetically Minnesota through Wyoming. He also wrote a full book on the U.S. Territories. Finally, Bill went back and updated an earlier volume – choosing Indiana – to test whether enough changes had taken place to make it worthwhile to do Second Editions. Bill found that a number of URL addresses had changed, which he expected, and he found additional data that expanded the volume by another 10 pages. Since that time, Bill also produced a Second Edition for Alabama.

Bill has also released 37 NEW volumes from 2015 through 2017 – Alabama and Minnesota through Wyoming, plus U.S. Territories and Indiana Second Edition.

To celebrate the Winter season, we’re pricing all of the 2015 to 2017 print volumes at 25% off, making them $14.21. They cover Kentucky through Wyoming, as well as an Alabama volume, an Indiana volume, and one for the U.S. Territories. As before, we’re throwing in a FREE instantly downloadable PDF eBook version with any paperback book being purchased. See my Super-Saver shipping note below. Note – the sale is for the PRINTED books – which come with the instantly available PDF download as a FREEBIE!

Again – To continue clearing out the earlier printed books (Alabama through Kansas), those written in 2013 and 2014, FRPC has discounted the price 80%! That makes them only $3.79 each! We will most likely do Second Editions for those volumes sometime in the 2018 or 2019. To make this offer even more attractive, we’re offering Super-Saver (USA Only) USPS shipping on all 53 printed books. That’s $4.50 for the first book, and only 50 cents for each thereafter.

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

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

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

The following Censuses & Substitute Name Lists Guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co. Click on the appropriate links to purchase.

FamilySearch Databases Added or Updated October 21, 2017 through Feb 8, 2018

The following databases were added or updated at FamilySearch.org between October 21, 2017 and February 8, 2018. We’ve sorted the following linked listing so you can check out your country or U.S. state of interest quickly and easily.
DATABASE TITLE – NUMBER OF RECORDS – DATE LAST UPDATED

BillionGraves Index – 23,526,507 – 30 Jan 2018
Find A Grave Index– 165,091,160 – 14 Dec 2017

ARGENTINA
Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 – 771,973 – 01 Dec 2017
Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 – 841,173 – 08 Feb 2018

AUSTRALIA
Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 – 886,238 – 24 Jan 2018
Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 – 201,371 – 05 Feb 2018

AUSTRIA
Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896 – 601,449 – 08 Feb 2018
Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 – 44,952 – 25 Jan 2018
Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 – 103,797 – 06 Feb 2018

BELGIUM
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 – 183,471 – 24 Jan 2018

BOLIVIA
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 – 1,226,920 – 13 Dec 2017

BRAZIL
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999 – 85,445 – 18 Dec 2017
Brazil, Paraíba, Civil Registration, 1879-2007 – 1,950,205 – 18 Dec 2017
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 – 6,477,039 – 21 Dec 2017
Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 – 1,811,273 – 22 Dec 2017
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 – 878,042 – 18 Dec 2017
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 – 338,943 – 26 Jan 2018

CANADA
Canada, British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 – 98,461 – 30 Oct 2017
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 – 3,907,325 – 30 Oct 2017

CAPE VERDE
Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 – 104,262 – 08 Feb 2018

COLOMBIA
Colombia, Diocese of Barranquilla, Catholic Church Records, 1808-1985 – 171,436 – 16 Jan 2018
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 – 2,614,172 – 29 Jan 2018

COSTA RICA
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 – 3,988,210 – 05 Feb 2018

CROATIA
Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1725-1926 – 123,632 – 23 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC
Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990 – 2,316 – 26 Jan 2018
Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 167,263 31 Oct 2017

DENMARK
Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941 – 18,657,995 – 11 Nov 2017
Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964 – 168,521 – 30 Jan 2018
Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792 – 74,156 – 17 Jan 2018
Denmark Census, 1911 – 2,792,790 – 07 Dec 2017
Denmark Census, 1916 – 2,964,499 – 07 Dec 2017
Denmark Census, 1921 – 3,356,935 – 20 Nov 2017
Denmark Census, 1925 – 3,627,893 – 30 Nov 2017
Denmark Census, 1834 – Browse Images – 28 Nov 2017
Denmark Census, 1835 – 282,207 – 17 Nov 2017
Denmark Census, 1840 – 1,611,062 – 30 Nov 2017
Denmark Census, 1845 – 1,671,252 – 20 Nov 2017
Denmark Census, 1850 – 1,301,602 – 18 Nov 2017
Denmark Census, 1855 – 1,733,541 – 17 Nov 2017

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 572,845 – 21 Dec 2017

ECUADOR
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 – 1,923,493 – 31 Jan 2018

EL SALVADOR
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-2001 – 1,071,211 – 18 Jan 2018

ENGLAND
England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1599-1860 – 182,070 – 31 Oct 2017
England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010 – 840,334 – 02 Feb 2018
England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918 – 2,215,752 – 16 Jan 2018
England, Devon Bishop’s Transcripts, 1558-1887 – 379,189 – 09 Dec 2017
England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997 – 1,455,084 – 30 Oct 2017
England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980 – 587,689 – 09 Dec 2017
England, Hampshire Bishop’s Transcripts 1680-1892 – 849,707 – 08 Dec 2017
England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990 – 1,364,635 – 09 Dec 2017
England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 – 1,782,418 – 30 Oct 2017
England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991 – 326,083 – 26 Jan 2018
England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992 – 2,103,418 – 11 Dec 2017
England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984 – 2,511,778 – 17 Jan 2018

FRANCE
France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1894 – 144,505 – 13 Dec 2017
France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-1793 – 23,702 – 03 Jan 2018
France, Protestant church records, 1536-1897 – 146,138 – 27 Dec 2017
France, Saône-et-Loire, Census, 1856 – 577,784 – 09 Nov 2017
France, Saône-et-Loire, recensements de la population, 1876 – 692,910 – 03 Nov 2017

FRENCH POLYNESIA
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1843-1999 – 22,602 – 25 Jan 2018

GERMANY
Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1800-1870 – 92,186 – 03 Nov 2017
Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900 – 1,249,431 – 09 Nov 2017

GHANA
Ghana Census, 1984 – 1,432,819 – 28 Dec 2017

GREAT BRITAIN
Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935 – 21,846 – 13 Nov 2017

GUATEMALA
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-2008 – 853,234 – 19 Dec 2017

HONDURAS
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 – 377,510 – 06 Nov 2017

IRELAND
Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913 – 389,073 – 05 Jan 2018

ITALY
Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 – 327,354 – 20 Dec 2017
Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1930 – 339,924 – 24 Oct 2017
Italy, Modena, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1942 – 317,276 – 21 Dec 2017
Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1621-1936 – 43,158 – 27 Nov 2017
Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1784-1943 – 108,490 – 26 Jan 2018
Italy, Rieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1840-1945 – 136,292 – 21 Dec 2017
Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 – 710,095 – 14 Dec 2017
Italy, Teramo, Teramo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940 – 15,153 – 19 Dec 2017
Italy, Viterbo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1870-1943 – 90,219 – 20 Dec 2017

JAMAICA
Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999 – 3,787,186 – 29 Jan 2018

LESOTHO
Lesotho, Evangelical Church Records, 1828-2005 – 25,991 – 25 Jan 2018

LIBERIA
Liberia, Marriage Records, 1912-2015 – 35,699 – 10 Jan 2018

LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1796-1941 – 55,668 – 25 Jan 2018

MEXICO
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832-2005 – 1,452,770 – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Yucatán, Civil Registration, 1860-2005 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Zacatecas, Civil Registration, 1860-2000 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Veracruz, Civil Registration, 1821-1949 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Tlaxcala, Civil Registration, 1867-1950 – 71,577 – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Civil Registration, 1859-2000 – 441,108 – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Jalisco, Civil Registration, 1857-2000 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 – Browse Image – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Nayarit, Civil Registration, 1868-2001 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Morelos, Civil Registration, 1861-1920 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, México, Civil Registration, 1861-1941 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Michoacán, Civil Registration, 1859-1940 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Hidalgo, Civil Registration, 1861-1967 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
Mexico, Guanajuato, Civil Registration, 1862-1930 – Browse Images – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996 – 267,298 -16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861-1995 – Browse Images – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Colima, Civil Registration, 1860-1997 – Browse Images – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861-1998 – 180,700 – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Chiapas, Civil Registration, 1861-1990 – Browse Images – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997 – 136,986 – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926 – Browse Images – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Civil Registration, 1860-2004 – Browse Images – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859-1961 – 96,523 – 16 Jan 2018
Mexico, Quintana Roo, Civil Registration, 1866-1902 – Browse Images – 16 Jan 2018

NAMIBIA
Namibia, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1904-1984 – 116,001 – 13 Dec 2017

NETHERLANDS
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers – 14,301,346 – 23 Jan 2018
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Public Records – 481,583 – 19 Jan 2018
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records – 36,643,950 – 14 Nov 2017
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 – 671,262 – 06 Feb 2018

NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966 – 809,823 – 04 Jan 2018

PANAMA
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973 – 491,966 – 29 Jan 2018

PERU
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 – 929,783 – 21 Dec 2017
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1999 – 97,947 – 26 Jan 2018
Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005 – 224 – 18 Dec 2017
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 750,897 – 15 Nov 2017
Peru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952 – 503,764 – 19 Dec 2017
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005 – 391,558 – 04 Dec 2017
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 – 1,536,195 – 18 Dec 2017
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 4,172,034 – 16 Jan 2018
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 – 1,263,727 – 26 Oct 2017

PHILIPPINES
Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984 – 2,847,719 – 04 Jan 2018

PORTUGAL
Portugal, Coimbra, Civil Registration, 1893-1980 – 66,833 – 16 Jan 2018
Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911 – 9,781 – 17 Jan 2018
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 – 37,110 – 02 Jan 2018

RUSSIA
Russia, Karelia Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858 – Browse Images – 25 Jan 2018
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923 – 1,836,325 – 30 Jan 2018

SLOVENIA
Slovenia, Ljubljana, Funeral Accounts, 1937-1970 – 9,718 – 10 Jan 2018

SLOVAKIA
Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935 – 13,867,588 – 02 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa, Cape Province, Kimberley, Probate Records of the Supreme Court, 1871-1937 – 158,938 – 24 Jan 2018
South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989 – 332,347 – 24 Jan 2018
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011 – 31,179 – 17 Jan 2018
South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Deaths, 1863-1955 – Browse Images – 17 Jan 2018
South Africa, Register of Slaves, 1762-1838 – Browse Images – 08 Jan 2018

SPAIN
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387-1986 – 913,381 – 25 Jan 2018
Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 – 74,313 – 18 Jan 2018

SWEDEN
Sweden, Göteborg och Bohus Church Records, 1577-1932; index 1659-1860 – Browse Images – 04 Jan 2018
Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 – 1920 – 37,110,663 – 02 Jan 2018
Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860 – 30,577 – 04 Jan 2018
Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860 – 70,984 – 31 Oct 2017
Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860 – 267,236 – 25 Jan 2018
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927 – 376,844 – 29 Nov 2017
Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860 – 38,185 – 04 Jan 2018

UKRAINE
Ukraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-1937 – 164,902 – 06 Dec 2017

UNITED KINGDOM
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices – 2,635,047 – 06 Nov 2017

URUGUAY
Uruguay, Civil Registration Index Card, 1900-1937 – 2,233,093 – 14 Nov 2017

VENEZUELA
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2015 – 596,635 – 02 Jan 2018
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 – 684,641 – 18 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES DATABASES
Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950 – 2,033,505 – 13 Nov 2017
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 – 777,005 – 18 Jan 2018
Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974 – 836,573 – 08 Dec 2017
Delaware Marriages and Marriage Licenses, 1683-1894 – 5,490 – 02 Nov 2017
Florida State Census, 1935 – 1,599,085 – 02 Feb 2018
Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868 – 174,149 – 18 Jan 2018
Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955 – 73,366 – 01 Dec 2017
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940 – 3,231,003 – 08 Dec 2017
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 – 7,023,783 – 01 Dec 2017
Illinois Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 – 97,928 – 31 Oct 2017
Kansas State Census, 1915 – Browse Images – 21 Dec 2017
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963 – 54,367 – 21 Dec 2017
Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 – 2,048,825 – 29 Nov 2017
Maryland, Baltimore, Lock Funeral Home Records, 1936-2007 – Browse Images – 25 Jan 2018
Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915 – 3,817,626 – 31 Jan 2018
Massachusetts, Naturalization Records, 1906-1917 – Browse Images – 10 Jan 2018
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 – 6,897,553 – 08 Dec 2017
Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933 – 109,803 – 18 Jan 2018
Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992 – Browse Images – 19 Jan 2018
New Hampshire, United States Naturalization Records, 1906-1993 – Browse Images – 18 Jan 2018
New Jersey State Census, 1915 – 2,785,409 – 23 Jan 2018
New Jersey State Census, 1895 – 1,484,097 – 17 Nov 2017
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 – 13,611,543 – 16 Jan 2018
New York State Census, 1905 – 7,513,232 – 22 Dec 2017
New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 – 24,412,751 – 22 Oct 2017
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882 – 489,494 – 02 Feb 2018
Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 – 730,958 – 07 Feb 2018
Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919– 10,103 – 24 Oct 2017
Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 – 1,724,715 – 30 Jan 2018
Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955 – 30,993 – 08 Dec 2017
Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914 – 112,345 – 25 Jan 2018
Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868 – 60,056 – 17 Jan 2018
Washington, Soldier Home Records, 1891-1945 – 13,061 – 24 Oct 2017

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 – 34,168,493 – 27 Dec 2017

American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 – Browse Images – 05 Jan 2018

United States, Virgin Islands Index to Passenger Arrivals, 1906-1947 – Browse Images – 18 Jan 2018

United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970 – Browse Images – 26 Jan 2018

United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 – 1,614,325 – 26 Jan 2018

United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 – 1,557,656 – 24 Jan 2018
United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783– 633,566 – 24 Jan 2018

Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary Admissions Books (1830 and 1840s) Digitized, Transcribed & Posted

The following teaser is from a posting by Rebecca Onion at Slate.com:

The American Philosophical Society‘s library holds four fascinating admissions books offering details on prisoners held at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary in the 1830s and 1840s. Three of those books seem to have been kept by Thomas Larcombe, a Baptist minister who was the first to hold the position of “moral instructor” at the prison.

It’s a little difficult to read the scanned versions of the books, but Scott Ziegler, of the American Philosophical Society, and Michelle Ziogas have transcribed the information within and made the data available through the University of Pennsylvania’s Magazine of Early American Datasets. Two admission books’ worth of Larcombe’s notes on Eastern State’s prisoners, one dated 1830–1839 and the other 1839–1843 appear here in .csv files

Read the full article.

View the Eastern State Penitentiary Scanned Admissions books by clicking here.

Read the Eastern State Penitentiary spreadsheets by clicking here.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

New Historic Records Databases Posted at FamilySearch the Week of March 20, 2017


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Salt Lake City, Utah (March 25, 2017), Hundreds of thousands of free indexed records from all over Italy are featured in these newly published online collections. Additionally, find newly searchable records from Canada, Ecuador, Germany, The Netherlands, Peru, Sweden and the United States. Search these new free records and more at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 – 73,853 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1800-1870 – 39,041 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy, Prato, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1923 – 15,463 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy, Rieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1840-1945 – 1,525 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy, Enna, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1944 – 108,603 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy, Grosseto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1851-1907 – 155 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy, Viterbo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1870-1943 – 168 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1496-1906 – 0 – 111,726 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records – 2,532,170 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 – 42,862 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 – 28,563 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998 – 2,668 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860 – 6,531 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860 – 7,194 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Find A Grave Index – 3,390,197 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES

Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959 – 18,844 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866 – 72,842 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New York State Census, 1865 – 18,804 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931 – 61,584 – 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.

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania is Moving to 2100 Byberry Road in N.E. Philadelphia

The following is from a Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania Facebook page.

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For quite some time, the Officers and Board of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania have envisioned moving to an office with more space. A suburban setting with train and bus access and ample parking for those who would drive.

As luck would have it, we have been propelled into living our dream. A few weeks ago we were notified that the building we have been in for the past several years, 2207 Chestnut Street, has been sold and will be demolished. All tenants need to vacate by September 14th, 2016. That has stimulated a flurry of excited activity – considering and looking at a variety of possibilities while adhering to the mandate of our charter, which is, that we remain within the bounds of Philadelphia.

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a suite of offices at 2100 Byberry Road in Northeast Philadelphia.

While we are in the midst of moving we will be continuing business as usual. As you may expect, there may be delays in the next few weeks in responding to your e-mails and phone calls, but we will reply and continue to answer your questions and provide information on resources helpful to your research.

Once established we look forward to and welcome your visit. We are excited to say the new offices provide room for additional research resources on site, in addition to a meeting room. Keep an eye out for notice of our new office hours. Our website and email addresses will remain the same.

New mailing address…
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
2100 Byberry Road Suite 111
Philadelphia PA 19116

Thanks to Dick Eastman for the heads-up.

FamilySearch Databases Added or Updated From June 28 through August 8, 2016

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The following databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org from June 28, 2016 to August 8, 2016

Location – Number of Indexed Records – Date Posted or Updated

Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968 – Browse Images – 20 Jul 2016
Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 – 426,542 – 28 Jul 2016
Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 – Browse Images – 05 Aug 2016
Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 – Browse Images – 02 Aug 2016
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 – 481,724 – 15 Jul 2016
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1990 – 723,047 – 30 Jun 2016
England and Wales Census, 1851 – 18,369,674 – 03 Aug 2016
France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789 – 38,020 – 22 Jul 2016
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 469,259 – 05 Jul 2016
Italy, Agrigento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1865 – Browse Images – 26 Jul 2016
Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 – Browse Images – 12 Jul 2016
Italy, Cremona, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1744-1942 – 361,876 – 18 Jul 2016
Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1800-1815, 1866-1930 – 139,112 – 19 Jul 2016
Italy, Nuoro, Nuoro, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1915 – 18,865 – 18 Jul 2016
Italy, Savona, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1813, 1838-1936 – 154,198 – 18 Jul 2016
Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 – 194,981 – 01 Aug 2016
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 487,853 – 02 Aug 2016
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 – 556,500 – 14 Jul 2016
Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918 – 574,803 – 15 Jul 2016
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1956 – 314,094 – 11 Jul 2016
Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 – 74,313 – 29 Jun 2016
Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records, 1509-1947 – 2,131,675 – 15 Jul 2016
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956 – 308,744 – 28 Jul 2016
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 – 2,564,491 – 15 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES DATABASES

United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of Freedmen’s Complaints, 1865-1872 – 140,985 – 03 Aug 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Ration Records,1865-1872 – 154,587 – 02 Aug 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1865-1872 – 145,374 – 01 Aug 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Claim Records, 1865-1872 – 273,418 – 29 Jul 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Records of Persons and Articles Hired, 1865-1872 – 34,998 – 28 Jul 2016

Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 – 1,785,018 – 28 Jun 2016
District of Columbia, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1863-1872 – 90,597 – 03 Aug 2016
Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945 – 839,636 – 05 Jul 2016
Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950 – 779,774 – 20 Jul 2016
Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967 – 1,069,456 – 19 Jul 2016
Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927 – 57,179 – 01 Aug 2016
Indiana, Civil Marriages, 1828-1957 – 10,571 – 29 Jun 2016
Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 – 1,008,158 – 28 Jun 2016
Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998 – 147,078 – 20 Jul 2016
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 – 1,532,533 – 30 Jun 2016
Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970 – 627,320 – 30 Jun 2016
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 – 1,317,764 – 05 Jul 2016
Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 – 1,421,557 – 19 Jul 2016
Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940 – 106,686 – 11 Jul 2016
Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970 – 227,204 – 05 Jul 2016
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 – 2,405,620 – 19 Jul 2016
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 – 533,517 – 08 Aug 2016
Michigan Probate Records, 1797-1973 – Browse Images – 30 Jun 2016
Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949 – 870,856 – 18 Jul 2016
Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950 – 438,331 – 18 Jul 2016
Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962 – 586,237 – 08 Aug 2016
Missouri, Civil Marriages, 1820-1874 – 4,883 – 28 Jun 2016
Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946 – 316,539 – 07 Jul 2016
Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933 – 109,803 – 21 Jul 2016
Montana, Chouteau County Records, 1876-2011 – 9,505 – 15 Jul 2016
New Jersey, State Census, 1855 – 73,030 – 08 Aug 2016
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 – 5,487,573 – 03 Aug 2016
New York, Church and Civil Marriages, 1704-1995 – 23,819 – 11 Jul 2016
New York Marriages, 1686-1980 – 767,083 – 11 Jul 2016
North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979 – 1,207,804 – 19 Jul 2016
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 – 3,457,243 – 19 Jul 2016
Ohio, Summit County, Veteran Burial Cards, 1700-1941 – 5,535 – 28 Jun 2016
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 – 4,709,143 – 20 Jul 2016
Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958 – 2,198,000 – 20 Jul 2016
Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003 – 4,107,607 – 19 Jul 2016
Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 – 2,548,575 – 19 Jul 2016
Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950 – 2,255,061 – 28 Jun 2016
Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950 – 209,880 – 27 Jul 2016
Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 – 4,802,418 – 28 Jul 2016
Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 – 1,724,715 – 30 Jun 2016
Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 – 4,575,333 – 21 Jul 2016
Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 – 1,575,573 – 19 Jul 2016
Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 – 1,695,783 – 19 Jul 2016
Utah, Tremonton and Garland Obituaries, 1959-2013 – 18,360 – 03 Aug 2016

United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937 – 5,794,949 – 08 Aug 2016

CEMETERIES – WORLDWIDE

BillionGraves Index – 18,780,474 – 28 Jul 2016
Find A Grave Index – 146,748,413 – 11 Jul 2016

Coyle Public Library in Chambersburg, PA Gets a Renovation With Expanded Genealogy Center

The following excerpt is from the July 29, 2016 edition of publicopiniononline.com:

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CHAMBERSBURG [Pennsylvania] – Coyle Library is well underway in the $5.5 million renovation process, which is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2018.

“We’re in that demolition phase,” Franklin County Library System Director Bernice Crouse said. “Everything’s pretty much on target.”

Demolition has been ongoing at the library’s old address at 102 N. Main Street, with selective demolition occurring first, followed by regular demolition. Selective demolition involves carefully removing portions of the old building the officials want to incorporate into the new design. Crouse predicts a couple more weeks of demolition will take place before moving onto the next phase, which involves concrete and steel work. The goal is to have the concrete and steel portion done sometime in November.

Coyle temporarily moved into the old Jennings Dealership building at 340 North Second Street in May for the duration of the renovation process…

The second level (second floor) will provide space for the fiction and nonfiction collections, library services, offices, an expanded genealogy center, a business center, huddle rooms and conference areas. Mezzanine seating will overlook the first floor and have full view of a Living Wall of plants to beautify the space and improve indoor air quality.

Read the full article.

New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of May 2, 2016

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Millions of new US an international records this week including Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984, New Zealand Archives New Zealand Probate Records 1843-1998, Massachusetts Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1626-2001, France Saône-et-Loire Military Conscriptions 1867-1940, Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939, Paraguay Catholic Church Records 1754-2015, and Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920. Find these and more by following the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

France Saône-et-Loire Military Conscriptions 1867-1940 – 244,795 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Lesotho Evangelical Church Records 1874-1983 – 0 – 20,396 – New browsable image collection.
New Brunswick Saint John Saint John Burial Permits 1889-1919 – 0 – 13,902 – New browsable image collection.
New Zealand Archives New Zealand Probate Records 1843-1998 – 10,511 – 363,839 – Added images to an existing collection
New Zealand Auckland Waikumete Cemetery Records 1886-1948 – 27,054 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ontario County Marriage Registers 1858-1869 – 0 – 9,447 – New browsable image collection.
Paraguay Catholic Church Records 1754-2015 – 397,638 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Lambayeque Civil Registration 1873-1998 – 339,222 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Puno Civil Registration 1890-2005 – 0 – 248,882 – Added images to an existing collection
Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984 – 0 – 1,741,178 – Added images to an existing collection
Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939 – 0 – 444,585 – Added images to an existing collection
Russia Tver Church Books 1722-1918 – 0 – 905 – Added images to an existing collection
Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920 – 0 – 205,216 – Added images to an existing collection

United States Databases

Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records 1891-1939 – 172,347 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
California Fresno and Napa Counties Obituaries 1974-1997 – 65,850 – 76,098 – New indexed records and images collection
Iowa Church and Civil Marriages 1837-1989 – 13,474 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Iowa County Marriages 1838-1934 – 67,489 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1626-2001 – 472,449 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Town Records ca. 1638-1961 – 58,412 – 87,781 – New indexed records and images collection
Michigan Church Marriages 1865-1931 – 2,303 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Michigan County Marriages 1820-1940 – 62,733 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Hampshire Birth Certificates 1901-1909 – 104,327 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Pennsylvania Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records 1865-1936 – 14,100 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Carolina Deaths 1915-1965 – 157,759 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

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: Pennsylvania

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“Countless American families are rooted in the Keystone State. Because of its central location, its abundant resources, and its social tolerance, it has lured immigrants in droves since 1643. Its major port, Philadelphia, has funneled settlers into every state of the Union. Their descendants who return to search for forebears or comb distant repositories for records that have been disseminated—can find a trove of historic resources.”

 

This Issue: NGS Research in the States Series: Pennsylvania; written by Kay Haviland Freilich.

 

Pennsylvania is a keystone state of America, playing a major role in its history and playing host to a immigrant of diverse nationalities. The state also “hosted the men who declared our nation’s independence from England and those who later forged the Constitution that still governs us. Originally embracing the present bounds of Delware, Pennsylvania was home to the nation’s first capital and is still the home of such American icons as the Liberty Bell, Valley Forge, and Gettysburg.”

Each guide in this series offers a bit of history behind each type of record or resource as well as names and descriptions for specific archives. For example, in this volume under the heading Ethnic Records you will find the following:

“As a major port city, Pennsylvania has attracted many ethnicity. The city’s Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies founded in 1971, amassed a collection of millions of manuscripts and printed items that treat virtually every immigrant group to America’s sores and are now available at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania…”

About the Series

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. Eventually those guides became outdated and out of print. The current set of guides represents a refresh of those publications, updated and improved for today’s traditional and digital research resources.

About the Author

Kay Haviland Freilich is both author of this guide, Pennsylvania, and is co-editor of the entire NGS Research in the States Series. In her own research she was able to track her own family back to her eighth great-grandmother who was a passenger on the Welcome, arriving in 1682, along with William Penn. Researching her way back from her great grandfather to her eighth great-grandmother exposed her to all types of Pennsylvania records.

Freilich’s interests and activities in genealogy go beyond research to include lecturing, writing, and volunteer work. She has contributed on major projects like The Source, as well as her own work, and she is board certified.

More About the State Guides (from the Introduction)

“Readers should be aware that every effort has been made to include current web addresses throughout the publication and all were verified immediately prior to release…”

“Two research facilities used by many genealogists are the Family History Library (FHL) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Most genealogists are familiar with teh abbreviations used for these two facilities and they are used in these publications. Otherwise the use of abbreviations and acronyms is kept to a minimum.”

Table of Contents

History and Settlements

  • Early History
  • Settlement
  • Migration
  • Economy
  • Jurisdiction Changes

Archives, Libraries, and Societies

  • Pennsylvania State Archives
  • State Library of Pennsylvania
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
  • National Archives — Mid Atlantic Region
  • Other Libraries
  • Other Societies
  • Other Federal Repositories

Major Resources

  • Aids to Research
  • Atlases, Gazetteers, and Maps
  • Biographical Guides
  • Business Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census and Census Substitutes
    • Colonial Enumerations
    • State Censuses
    • Federal Censuses
  • City and County Directories
  • City-Level Research
  • County-Level Research
  • Court Records
    • Federal Courts
  • Directories
  • Ethnic Records
    • African Americans
    • Germans/Pennsylvania “Dutch”
    • Native Americans
    • Scots-Irish
  • Folk Art Sources
  • Land Records
  • Military Records and Benefits
    • Militia and National Guard
    • French and Indian War
    • American Revolution
    • Whiskey Rebellion
    • War of 1812
    • Mexican War
    • Civil War
    • Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection
    • Mexican Border Campaign
    • World War I
    • World War II
    • Military Benefits
  • Naturalization and Immigration Records
  • Newspapers
  • Probate Records
  • Religious Records
  • School Records and Poor School-Children Lists
  • Tax Records
    • County and State
    • Federal
  • Vital Records
    • Adoption Records
    • Birth and Death Records
    • Marriage and Divorce Records
  • Voter Rolls
  • Women of Pennsylvania
  • Conclusion

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

 

Other guides in series reviewed to date (in alphabetical order):

Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania — 50% OFF

gpc1700History is the key to our future. You have heard this before. However, history is also the key to our past. You have probably heard this before as well.

Understanding at least some of the general history; including government, laws, religion, economy, along with specific events; of where your ancestors came from is necessary to finding records for your ancestors, but also critical to understanding your ancestor and the lives they led. You probably already know this as well.

So, for those of you with German and Swiss ancestors in early America, who can appreciate the value of history, here is a history book worthy of your time: Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and of Their Remote Ancestors.

Compiled originally in 1917 by H. Frank Eshleman, this book examines “an authentic history, from original sources,” the leading events during “several centuries before and especially during the two centuries following the Protestant Reformation,” as these relate to the lives of early Swill and Palatine Mennonites and other Germans of eastern Pennsylvania, and particularly of Lancaster County.

Annals in this book are presented chronologically, beginning as early as 1009 with “Earliest Authentic Appearance of the Herrs” and progressing forward through 1782. These pages document the lives and the migrations of thousands seeking religious freedom and salvation from persecution throughout Europe, and ultimately the drive west across the ocean to settle in mass in the areas of the Susquehanna and Schuylkill valleys and outward from there.

There are two indices in this book. The first serves is an index of items which servers as something of a non-chronological, but alphabetical table of contents. The second is an index of personal names. There are 19 1/2 pages of names listed for an estimated 1800+ surnames for individuals and families.

If your family history includes colonial period German and/or Swiss ancestry, then Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and of Their Remote Ancestors may very well be the book you need to read. Available from Family Roots Publishing. Now on Sale, 50% OFF through Thanksgiving, 2015.

 

 

 

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
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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for the Week of September 21, 2015

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Check out the Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, and Virginia Richmond City Birth Index 1870-1912 additions this week. Millions more records were also added for Italy (Potenza, Rieti, and Trapani) and Colombia. Search for these new records and more by selecting the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

BillionGraves Index – 2,764,124 – 2,764,124 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Colombia Catholic Church Records 1600-2012 – 0 – 868,609 – Added images to an existing collection
England and Wales Census 1841 – 309 – 224,532 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
France Haute-Garonne Toulouse Censuses 1872 and 1886 – 952 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Potenza Civil Registration (State Archive) 1697-1923 – 0 – 3,139,547 – New browsable image collection.
Italy Rieti Civil Registration (State Archive) 1840-1945 – 0 – 394,525 – New browsable image collection.
Italy Trapani Civil Registration (State Archive) 1906-1928 – 0 – 229,704 – New browsable image collection.

UNITED STATES DATABASES
Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013 – 289,532 – 19,171 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950 – 0 – 1,117,101 – New browsable image collection.
Utah Applications Indian War Service Medals 1905-1912 – 11,658 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Utah Eureka and Payson Births and Deaths 1898-1903 – 4 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Virginia Richmond City Birth Index 1870-1912 – 53,488 – 53,470 – New indexed records and images 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.