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

FamilySearch Adds Over 2.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA & Zimbabwe

The following is from FamilySearch:

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FamilySearch adds more than 2.2 million indexed records and images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Notable collection updates include the 133,189 indexed records from the Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 collection; the 78,244 images from the US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 collection; and the 62,154 images from the Ukraine, Zaporizhia Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1811–1858 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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

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

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665–1975 – 124,414 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816–1982 – 190,180 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829–1961 – 18,165 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789–1950 – 303,599 – 255,805 – New indexed records and images collection.

France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1872 and 1886 – 247,943 – 9,244 – New indexed records and images collection.

Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809–1929 – 19,327 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 1,216 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888–1983 – 0 – 11,131 – Added images to an existing collection.

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592–1910 – 5,271 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Ukraine, Zaporizhia Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1811–1858 – 0 – 62,154 – New browsable image collection.

US, BillionGraves Index – 307,634 – 307,634 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, Georgia, Brunswick Passenger Lists, 1904–1939 – 0 – 400 – New browsable image collection.

US, Indiana, Gary and East Chicago Crew Lists, 1945–1956 – 0 – 2,122 – New browsable image collection.

US, Mississippi, Freedmen’s Department (Pre-Bureau Records), 1863–1866 – 0 – 4,286 – New browsable image collection.

US, Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884–2011 – 8,231 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887–2012 – 633 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Montana, Pondera County Records, 1910–2012 – 6,037 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1887–2011 – 6,183 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 – 0 – 37,708 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 – 0 – 78,244 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations, 1768–1921 – 16,152 – 474 – New indexed records and images collection.

US, United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905–1937 – 72,542 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879–1934 – 5,612 – 569 – New indexed records and images collection.

Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 – 133,189 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

New Brunswick Considering Opening Adoption Records

The following excerpt is from the April 9, 2014 edition of cbc.ca:

Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé said her department will compile and analyze all public input and prepare a recommendation for the government.
Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé said her department will compile and analyze all public input and prepare a recommendation for the government.

The New Brunswick government is seeking the public’s input on a proposal to open sealed adoption records, Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé announced on Wednesday.

Under current Family Services Act, adoption records are sealed and the identities of children, birth parents and adoptive parents are protected. An adopted child and parent must both request information to allow them to make contact.

But the government is looking to make it easier for adopted children to contact their biological parents.

Both adoptee and parent groups have asked for the rules to be loosened, said Dubé.

Read the full article.

Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

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Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces.

They are:

Many Thanks to Cyndi Howells for posting these at Cyndislist.com and bringing them to my attention.

New & Updated Canadian Vital Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following Canadian vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made January 9.

We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files.
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NEW DATABASE British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death notices, 1901-1939Imaged Records – Newspaper clippings pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. Includes the date (year, month, day) and page number on each card. The newspaper was variously known as the Victoria Times, Victoria Weekly Times, and Victoria Daily Times – 111,817 images as of 5 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981Imaged Records – Images of will indexes and wills. Although the index spans 1861-1981 this collection contains wills for 1861-1939. Central will registry maintained by the Department of the Attorney General for all wills probated in the province of British Columbia. The number for each will is written in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the will in small script. Some wills are missing from the collection. The will numbers are listed in the indexes under the “Remarks” column, and NOT the “Wills” column. Some letters of the alphabet are continued at the end of the index volume. The index to these wills is also the index to the Victoria probate registry district records – 127,172 records as of 22 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE Manitoba Probate Records 1871-1930Imaged Records – Images of estate files, application books and indexes. Some indexes go as late as 1970 – 802,992 images as of 22 March 2012.

NEW DATABASE New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births 1810-1899Imaged Records – Typed extracts of late registration. Records are arranged alphabetically for the entire year range – 24,015 images as of 16 Feb 2012. From New Brunswick Vital Statistics Branch. New Brunswick provincial returns of births and late registration. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

NEW DATABASE New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages 1887-1919Imaged Records – The returns of marriages are arranged alphabetically within each year by surname of the groom. New Brunswick instituted registration for all vital statistics in January of 1888. There are very few returns for 1887 – 141,775 images as of 5 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950Imaged Records – Provincial returns of marriages, 1920-1950, and late registration of marriages, 1920-1945 – 119,291 images as of 5 June 2012.

NEW DATABASE New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889Imaged Records – Marriage registers containing transcriptions from church records submitted by various denominations. Most volumes are indexed – 7,459 images as of 11 June 2012.

Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896– Index to selected Nova Scotia births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality – This collection contains 130,108 records as of 15 March 2012 – up 4,317 records since 27 April 2010.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909 – Index to selected Nova Scotia marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. This collection contains 37,261 records as of 10 March 2012 – up 1007 records since 27 April 2010.

NEW DATABASE Nova Scotia, Church Records 1720-2001Imaged Records – Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia – 16,188 images as of 6 Feb 2012.

NEW DATABASE Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923Imaged Records – Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Ontario, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1760-1923, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish – 123,534 images as of 18 January 2012.

NEW DATABASE Quebec, Non-Catholic Parish Register 1763-1967Imaged Records – Registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from various non-Catholic denominations and parishes. Date coverage varies from parish to parish – 278,518 images as of 17 May 2012.

Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files 1887-1931 – Index and images of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. 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. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society – 35,000 indexed records and 1,903,391 images as of 25 June 2012 – up 312,198 images since 10 January 2012.

Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 – Name index to birth and baptism records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 1,534,515 records as of 22 March 2012 – up 5,426 records since 21 June 2011.

FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 million names out of the historic 1940 census. Follow the progress online or search the 20 completed states at FamilySearch.org/1940census. BillionGraves also contributed about a million indexed records. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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

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

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 – 0 – 349,963 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 – 0 – 206,316 – New browsable image collection.
Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration, 1840-1930 – 0 – 1,339,442 – New browsable image collection.
BillionGraves Index – 980,915 – 980,915 – Affiliate provided new indexed records and browsable images.
Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1825 – 74,323 – 1,202 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950 – 0 – 119,291 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919 – 0 – 141,775 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Deed Indexes, 1749-1958 – 0 – 23,008 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 75,276 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 84,542 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1900 – 0 – 1,588,606 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 52,767 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 123,966 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 – 0 – 983 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1705-2005 – 0 – 65,881 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909 – 0 – 36,799 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Purwodadi Citizenship Records, 1960-2012 – 0 – 46,170 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Wonosobo, Naturalization Records, 1927-2011 – 0 – 37,311 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 49,009 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 27,223 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1823-1941 – 0 – 26,259 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 4,242 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1942 – 0 – 104,831 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Salerno, Padula, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1940 – 0 – 4,375 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Teramo, Teramo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940 – 0 – 5,813 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941 – 0 – 134,878 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records, 1679-1969 – 21,878 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 – 0 – 24,703 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1981 – 0 – 6,356,654 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1981 – 0 – 101,177 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 31,074 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 – 0 – 21,549 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 – 0 – 47,334 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Russia Tver Poll Tax Census (Revision lists), 1744-1874 – 0 – 873,732 – New browsable image collection.
Scotland Census, 1841 – 2,629,006 – 0 – New indexed collection
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1902 – 0 – 112,580 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1903-1918 – 0 – 158,340 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916 – 0 – 56,475 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960 – 0 – 5,146 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950 – 0 – 265,333 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Sweden, Uppsala Church Records, 1308-1901; index 1613-1860 – 16,217 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 69,935 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 47,107 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004 – 0 – 89,204 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 74,400 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 29,852 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004 – 0 – 101,198 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – 0 – 38,814 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 – 0 – 3,796,974 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Ohio, Stark County Court Records, 1809-1917 – 0 – 118,518 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 – 1,200,141 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
U.S., California, Great Registers, 1866-1910 – 2,325,643 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
U.S., District of Columbia, Birth Returns, 1874-1897 – 0 – 90,550 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 69,454 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 43,465 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1989 – 0 – 46,360 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Iowa, Fayette County Probate Records, 1851-1927 – 0 – 86,849 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956 – 0 – 16,434 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2012 – 0 – 37,718 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1968 – 86 – 689,079 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 25,788 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 32,220 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001 – 0 – 159,181 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 – 0 – 26,908 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 – 0 – 20,031 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States Census, 1930 (New Jersey Part B) – 46,148 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming) – 9,853,018 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files – 404,753 – 404,753 – Affiliate provided indexed records and browsable images to existing collection

French-Canadian Research: At a Glance

Adding to our collection of reviews for the Genealogy At-a-Glance series is French-Canadian Genealogy Research by Denise R. Larson. Like each guide in the series, this guide is a colorful, four-page quick sheet of facts and resources related to a specific topics of research, in this case, French Canada.

Each sections (listed below under ‘Contents’) contains key information, predominately historical, about the specific type of records available, followed by references. The author, also, includes a few tips to help the researcher. A key part of this guide is found under the “Unlocking French-Canadian Family History” section. In addition to information on surnames and the immigration of Huguenots, the author covers two key geographic regions, Quebec and Acadia. Acadia represents modern day Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and parts of New Brunswick. All-in-all, the guide is a straightforward, easy-to-use, primer for Canadian family history research.

 

Contents

Quick Facts

French Canada

Unlocking French-Canadian Family History

  • Surnames
  • Quebec
  • Acadia
  • Huguenots (French Protestants)

Civil and Church Records

Census Returns

Emigration and Naturalization

Major Record Repositories in Canada

Other Online Resources

Start or add to your own At-a-Glance collection, order Genealogy At-a-Glance: French-Canadian Genealogy Research at Family Roots Publishing, Item #GPC3286

Some Early Scots in the Maritime Provinces of Canada

Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada, a two-volume set by Terrence M. Punch.

Referring to the Maritime Provinces of Canada, specifically New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Price Edward Island, this book covers the immigration of Scottish settlers into this region. Collecting from a vast array of documents, articles, and vital records, the author “attempts to put names and places to a few thousand of these immigrants in hope that some readers may find an ancestor or a kinsman.”

The two volume set is based on materials found in the Nova Scotia Archives and the Public Archives of New Brunswick, among others resources, and it draws together a unique collection of miscellaneous records pertaining to Scottish immigrants to the Maritime Provinces. Details of life events such as birth, marriage, and death are revealed along with records ranging from newspaper announcements of marriages and deaths to cemetery records and censuses, and from ships’ passenger lists to land records. The book also contains histories, maps, indexes to ships and much more. Thousands of Canadian-Scottish immigrants are named who otherwise might have gone undiscovered through traditional genealogical research.

 

Table of Contents, Volume I

Introduction
An Ocean Bridged, Scotland to the Maritimes (with 4 maps)
Shipping News Items
Newspaper Marriages and Deaths of Scots-Born, to 1843
Cape Brenton Census of 1818: The Scots (with map)
Census of Sydney County, NS, 1817: Natives of Scotland (with map)
Scots-Born, Nova Scotia Census of 1770
Probate Records:

  • Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland

Scots in Local Histories
Headstones of Scottish Immigrants:

  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia

Some Pictou Scots Settlers in 1809
Scots Deserters from Ships, 1812–1813
The North British Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1768–1782
Assisting the Transient Poor in Nova Scotia
Passengers in the brig Harmony, Barra to Cape Breton, 1821
The William Tell, 1817
Scots Married, Catholic Church, Halifax, NS, 1803–1842
Index of Ships
Index of Surnames

 

Table of Contents, Volume II

Introduction
Map 1 – Key to the Names of Scottish Shires
Map 2 – Parishes in Five North-eastern Shires
Map 3 – Parishes of the South-western Highlands
Scots-born New Brunswick Loyalists
Statement of Immigration to New Brunswick, 1831–1849
Scottish Names in Prince Edward Island Census, 1798 (map)
Scottish Immigrants to New Brunswick, 1804
Military Attrition in the Maritimes
Scots near Pictou, Nova Scotia, 1809
Scots Arrivals at Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1815
Scots in the Census of Hants County, Nova Scotia, 1817 (map)
Scots Settlers in the Maritimes before 1850 (miscellany)
Newspaper Items, 1844 to 1853
Addenda to Newspapers before 1844
Six New Brunswick Passenger Lists
Headstones of Scottish Immigrants
Queries in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Newsletters
Two Gaelic Opinions of Nova Scotia
New Brunswick Census, 1851: Scots in Five Parishes (map)
Scots in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Scots Immigrants to New Brunswick, 1874
Scots in Cape Breton Land Papers, 1801–1820 (with map)
A Scottish Army Surgeon
Probate records, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Index of Ships
Index of Surnames
Acknowledgements

 

Both these books are available from Family Roots Publishing:

Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada, Volume I; Item # GPC4713

Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada, Volume II; Item # GPC4714

Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org

CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

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Last updated: 5 November 2015

The following Canadian Vital Records Databases are now posted at FamilySearch.org. I update this listing as new material is posted.

Note that many of the “number of records” are marked as AFTER a specific date. That means that additional records, in some some cases tens of thousands, have been added since that date, which is the last one found on the site (with lower numbers). So if you haven’t checked one of these AFTER dated websites lately, and it’s important to you, take a minute to go check it out. If the record is listed “AS OF” a specific date, the number of records are really “as of” that date.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are birth registrations, delayed birth registrations, and delayed registrations of Native American births. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 11,809 Records and 39,635 Images as of 14 May 2014.

British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are death registrations including overseas casualties, delayed death registrations, and delayed registrations of Native American deaths. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 1,216,343 Records and 1,162,756 Images as of 5 October 2015; up 317,454 Records since 3 October 2014.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are marriage registrations. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 143,411 124,593 Records and 141,209 Images as of 9 October 2015; up 18,818 Records since 3 October 2014.

British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 — Browsable Images — These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. Includes Hudson’s Bay Company grants.– There are 4,567 Images as of 21 February 2013.

British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930 — Browsable Images — These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. The grants are arranged in registration number order. There are separate index volumes which cover one or more annual volumes of land grant registers.– There are 540,745 Images as of 19 November 2012.

British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971 — Browsable Images — Pre-emptions are purchased land that has not been fully surveyed. The pre-emption registers summarize the information from the pre-emption certificates. The pre-emptions are listed in registration number order, with an alphabetical index in the back of each volume.– There are 2,408 Images as of 6 June 2013.

British Columbia, Dominion Land Branch Records, 1885-1949 — Browsable Images — Images of various land records for British Columbia including Land Files (1885-1949); Index Maps (1910-1927); Township General Registers (1885-1930); and Homestead Grant Registers (1886-1930). The Land Files contain applications for homestead entry, applications for patents, and correspondence and registers relating to land settlement in the Railway Belt and the Peace River Block. Several indexes are included in the images.– There are 286,123 Images as of 26 November 2012.

British Columbia, Estate Files, 1859-1949 — Browsable Images — Probate estate files for the Judicial Districts of British Columbia. Records were created by either the County Court or the Supreme Court. Years vary by court and locality. Indexes exist for two districts, Vancouver and Victoria. The Victoria index is found in this record collection: British Columbia Wills, 1861-1939; Index, 1861-1981.– There are 783,176 Images as of 29 November 2012.

British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 — Browsable Images — Newspaper clippings pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. Includes the date (year, month, day) and page number on each card. The newspaper was variously known as the Victoria Times, Victoria Weekly Times, and Victoria Daily Times.– There are 111,817 Images as of 5 June 2012.

British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981 — Browsable Images — Images of will indexes and wills. Although the index spans 1861-1981 this collection contains wills for 1861-1939. Central will registry maintained by the Department of the Attorney General for all wills probated in the province of British Columbia. The number for each will is written in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the will in small script. Some wills are missing from the collection. The will numbers are listed in the indexes under the “Remarks” column, and NOT the “Wills” column. Some letters of the alphabet are continued at the end of the index volume. The index to these wills is also the index to the Victoria probate registry district records.– There are 127,712 Images as of 21 June 2012.

Canada Census, 1911 — Searchable Index — Index to population schedules of the census. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available. – There are 7,246,159 Records as of 19 March 2015; up 2,591,202 Records since 31 July 2014.

Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871 — Searchable Index — Index and images of mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia , Ontario, and Quebec.– There are 45,371 Records as of 24 January 2013.

Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955 — Searchable Index — Name index to death and burial records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 101,189 records. 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.– There are 101,189 Records as of 9 April 2010.

Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 — Searchable Index — Name index to birth and baptism records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch 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.– There are 1,523,881 Records as of 21 March 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1825 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 74,323 Records and 1,202 Images as of 29 August 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 91,908 Records and 3,259 Images as of 17 February 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 46,467 Records and 7,415 Images as of 16 February 2012.

Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949 — Searchable Index — Name index to marriages from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch 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.– There are 225,320 Records as of 4 May 2012.

Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and notices, 1876-2007 — Browsable Images — Digital images of an obituary card index and the obituary section of selected periodicals located in the RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan. Contains the obituary sections from the following Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications: Royal Canadian Mounted Police quarterly (title varies), 1933-2007; Pony express : Staff Relations Branch newsletter, 1976-1994; and Scarlet and gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association. Vancouver Division), 1919-1997. Includes the honour roll section, p. 250-253, covering deaths of those RCMP killed while on duty, 1876-1971, from the following book: The pictorial history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police / S.W. Horrall ; foreword by W.L. Higgitt. Toronto, Ontario : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1973.– There are 9,476 Images as of 12 October 2012.

Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Ontario.– There are 20,851 Records and 814 Images as of 22 January 2013.

Canadian Headstones — Searchable Index — Name index of headstone inscriptions courtesy of CanadianHeadstones which is a family history database of records and images from Canada’s cemeteries. Volunteers capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.– There are 1,006,536 Records as of 20 February 2015; up 240,168 Records since17 March 2014.

Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of estate files, application books and indexes. Some indexes go as late as 1970.– There are 802,992 Images as of 21 March 2012.

Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870 — Browsable Images — Images of card indexes to census records. Includes census records taken by Hudson’s Bay Company, 1831-1856 and the 1870 provincial census of Manitoba.– There are 30,729 Images as of 31 January 2013.

Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from some Catholic, Lutheran and Unitarian parishes in Manitoba. Congregations in rural municipalities often covered multiple communities and are sorted by the locality listed on the record. Includes people from surrounding areas, such as Minnesota.– There are 6,567 Images as of 5 December 2012.

New Brunswick Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of New Brunswick in 1861. In that year, New Brunswick was not yet a part of the Dominion of Canada. The census consisted of 6 schedules: 1. Population, 2. Buildings, 3. Agriculture, 4. Manufactures, 5. Minerals, and 6. Fisheries. Usually only the first three schedules have been retained.– There are 200,172 Records as of 26 February 2013.

New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of death records.– There are 172,406 Records and 177,815 Images as of 5 May 2011.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950 — Browsable Images — Provincial returns of marriages, 1920-1950, and late registration of marriages, 1920-1945.– There are 119,291 Images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919 — Browsable Images — The returns of marriages are arranged alphabetically within each year by surname of the groom. New Brunswick instituted registration for all vital statistics in January of 1888. There are very few returns for 1887.– There are 141,775 Images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick, Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899 — Searchable Index — Index to selected New Brunswick births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. 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.– There are 25,300 Records as of 14 March 2012.

New Brunswick, County Deed Registry Books, 1780-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of deed registry books and indexes. The Indexes cover 1784-1993. The collection is being published as images become available.– There are 792,235 Images as of 11 January 2013.

New Brunswick, County Registers of Births, ca. 1812-1919 — Browsable Images — Index and images of some county registers. Dates vary by county. – There are 3,754 Images as of 29 August 2014.

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1920-1934 — Browsable Images — Images of death certificates. – There are 76,812 Images as of 28 July 2010.

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1935-1938 — Browsable Images — Images of death certificates. – There are 16,806 Images as of 28 July 2010.

New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 — Browsable Images — Typed extracts of late registration. Records are arranged alphabetically for the entire year range.– There are 24,015 Images as of 16 February 2012.

New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889 — Browsable Images — Marriage registers containing transcriptions from church records submitted by various denominations. Most volumes are indexed.– There are 7,459 Images as of 11 June 2012.

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of marriage registers and returns .– There are 303,599 Records and 255,805 Images as of 6 March 2015.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of provincial returns of births, 1869-1906 and late registrations, 1810-1905. The late registrations from 1810 to 1899 are arranged by birth year and then surname. Although the index is complete, images are being added to this collection as they become available.– There are 160,214 Records and 161,646 Images as of 20 December 2012.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Deaths, 1815-1919 — Browsable Images — Images of provincial returns of deaths, 1815-1919.– There are 80,741 Images as of 28 July 2010.

Newfoundland Census, 1921 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 218,865 Records and 8,415 Images as of 20 March 2015.

Newfoundland Census, 1935 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 296,291 Records and 9,509 Images as of 22 April 2015, up 296,291 Records since 13 January 2015.

Newfoundland Census, 1945 — Browsable Images —Index and images of the 1945 census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 328,262 Records and 14,649 7,457 Images as of 22 April 2015; up 328,262 Records and 7,192 since 14 January 2015.

Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages and deaths from some Church of England in Canada and Catholic parishes. Coverage years vary by parish.– There are 6,071 Images as of 11 December 2012.

Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of births, delayed registrations of births, marriages, and deaths.– There are 363,845 Records and 58,839 Images as of 10 June 2015; up 347,134 Records since 9 Decebmer 2014.

Newfoundland, Vital Statistics, 1753-1893 — Browsable Images — Images of church record transcripts. Contains baptisms, marriages, and some burials from many churches in the province. – There are 191,573 Records 14,649 Images as of 8 May 2015; up 191,573 Records since 3 August 2010.

Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This is a partner project with the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia to index digital-born images for this Catholic diocese. The images contain church records for some, but not all parishes in the diocese and include christenings, marriages and births. The data from this project will be used for family reconstruction prototype projects at GSU and shared with GANS.– There are 91,875 Records and 10,838 Images as of 28 November 2012.

Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 — Browsable Images — Index and images of births from Nova Scotia counties. – There are 35,026 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 6,103 Images since 10 September 2014.

Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Nova Scotia births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. 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.– There are 130,108 Records as of 15 March 2012.

Nova Scotia Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Nova Scotia in 1861. Nova Scotia was not yet a part of the Dominion of Canada. Includes agricultural census at the end of a county or district. Most of the census consists of statistical information.– There are 57,453 Records as of 24 March 2010.

Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001 — Browsable Images — Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia.– There are 16,188 Images as of 17 January 2014.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Deaths from all counties arranged together. The records are housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 336,983 Records and 251,097 Images as of 23 April 2015.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Deaths from all counties arranged together. The records are housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 11,869 Records and 12,185 Images as of 23 April 2015.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877 — Browsable Images — Index and images of deaths from Nova Scotia counties. – There are 21,717 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 14,661 Images since 17 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Delayed birth registrations housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 143,618 Records and 70,782 Images as of 27 October 2015; up 72,694 Records since 28 January 2015.

Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Deed Indexes, 1749-1958 — Browsable Images — Grantee and grantor indexes to deeds. – There are 23,008 Images as of 5 June 2012.

Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1711-1909 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Nova Scotia marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. 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.– There are 37,261 Records as of 9 March 2012.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918 — Browsable Images — Index and images of marriages from Nova Scotia. Dates vary by county. – There are 21,950 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 15,831 Images since 15 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932 — Browsable Images — Marriage records from various counties housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 66,106 Records and 67,444 Images as of 11 March 2015; up 66,106 Records since 18 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 — Browsable Images — This collection includes records of probate proceedings from Nova Scotia. The records include estate files, inventories, wills, administrations and other records related to probate. Most of the records are dated from 1800-1940, but coverage varies by area. There are 1,395,009 Images as of 4 November 2014.

Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957 — Searchable Index — Index created by the Nova Scotia Archives. Contains registered births 1864-1877 with some birth entries as early as 1810, delayed births 1836-1907, marriages 1763-1932, and deaths 1864-1877, 1908-1957.– There are 807,577 Records as of 4 January 2013.

Ontario Births, 1869-1912 — Searchable Index — Index to birth records. Some entries in this index are missing the registration year and number. – There are 2,094,890 Records and 413,055 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 413,055 Images since 9 June 2014.

Ontario Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Ontario in 1861. Ontario was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada, but was called Canada West. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township. Arranged by census district (generally by county). Within each county, arrangement is usually alphabetical by name of township. Cities, towns and villages are often enumerated separately from the townships in which they are located.– There are 1,709,804 Records as of 19 April 2011.

Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 — Searchable Index — Name index of Ontario, Canada, death registration entries. Registration entries for 1939-1947 are for overseas deaths only.– There are 2,050,112 Records and 942,237 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 947,200 Images since 12 October 2012.

Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 — Searchable Index — Index to marriage records housed at Archives of Ontario in Toronto. Includes regular registrations, 1869-1927, and delayed registrations, 1892-1919. – There are 1,382,652 Records and 1,162,449 Images as of 28 May 2015; up 1,162,449 Images since 13 April 2015.

Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Ontario births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. 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.– There are 454,979 Records as of 14 March 2012.

Ontario, Marriages, 1800-1910 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Ontario marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. 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.– There are 28,441 Records as of 9 March 2012.

Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Ontario, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1760-1923, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 126,534 Images as of 17 January 2012.

Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images to the records of several Toronto cemeteries, including: York General Burying Ground (also called Potter’s Field), 1826-1855; Necropolis Cemetery, 1849-1989; Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1876-1988; Prospect Cemetery, 1890-1985. Indexed records are available through 1935. Indexing was a cooperative project with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.– There are 150,838 Records and 7,234 Images as of 1 November 2013.

Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and Images of index cards to baptismal records.– There are 92,218 Records and 92,700 Images as of 1 October 2012.

Prince Edward Island Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Prince Edward Island in 1861. Prince Edward Island was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township.– There are 25,315 Records as of 24 March 2010.

Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of index cards. Information comes from various sources, newspapers, cemeteries, churches, etc.– There are 16,788 Records and 15,903 Images as of 21 September 2015; up 16,788 Records since 31 August 2010.

Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 — Browsable Images — Images of indexes and registers. Marriages took place in churches and before Justices of the Peace. Dates of indexes correspond to dates of marriages, and marriage records are arranged by date of registration so the dates of the indexes and the marriage records do not always match. Indexes are alphabetized by first letter of the surname only. In some indexes, the “Mc” and “Mac” names are indexed by the first letter after “Mc” or “Mac”.– There are 20,262 Records and 3,428 Images as of 11 March 2015; up 20,262 Records since 31 August 2010.

Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, burials and other records from several churches in these denominations: Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, Church of Christ, Church of England in Canada, Church of Scotland, Free Church, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Canada.– There are 22,448 Images as of 7 December 2012.

Quebec Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Quebec in 1861. Quebec was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada, but was called Canada East. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township. Forms are printed in either French or English. Responses may be given in either French or English.– There are 1,094,774 Records as of 27 January 2011.

Quebec, Births and Baptisms, 1662-1898 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Quebec births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. 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.– There are 26,934 Records as of 20 March 2012.

Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This collection contains images of Catholic parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. It also includes some confirmations and some index entries for Montréal and Trois-Rivières.– There are 79,535 Records and 1,399,152 Images as of 16 July 2014; up 267 Images since 12 September 2012.

Quebec, Index to Civil Copy of Church Records, 1642-1902 — Browsable Images — Index to copy of baptisms, marriages, and burials sent to the civil government. Both Catholic and Protestant churches are included. – There are 1,300,530 Images as of 29 May 2015.

Quebec, Non-Catholic Parish Registers, 1763-1967 — Browsable Images — Registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from various non-Catholic denominations and parishes. Date coverage varies from parish to parish.– There are 278,512 Images as of 16 May 2012.

Quebec, Quebec Judicial District, Guardianships, 1639-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of guardianship records for the judicial district of Québec. Includes indexes that cover 1639-1900. This project is being published as images become available.– There are 310,188 Images as of 23 January 2012.

Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1846-1957, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 40,494 Records and 6,587 Images as of 1 May 2015; up 40,494 Records since 3 December 2012.

Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Transcripts of tombstones from various cemeteries. Series 1, 2, and 3 compiled by the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. To learn the name of the municipality and cemetery, look at the image. Each card has a number, for example, 152.5. The corresponding municipality and cemetery for that number is found in a list in the wiki article about the collection. To go to the article, return to this description, and click on “Learn more” below. – There are 164,737 Records and 139,318 Images as of 29 April 2015.

Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 — Browsable Images — Supreme Court Files, Kings Bench Files, Docket Books and Indexes housed at the Saskatchewan Archives Board in Regina. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 203,047 Images as of 11 April 2013.

Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. 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. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.– There are 41,261 Records and 1,903,391 Images as of 24 March 2014.

New Indexing Projects at beta.FamilySearch.org for the Holidays

The following was received from Paul Nauta, With FamilySearch:

FamilySearch beta

FamilySearch volunteers have some exciting new indexing projects to work on during this holiday season. Recently released projects include records from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States. There are also projects from four different countries that were recently completed and will soon be available for searching at beta.familysearch.org.

New Projects in the Past Two Weeks

· Canada, Bas-Canada—Recensement de 1842

· Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B]

· Ireland—Tithe Applotment Books, 1824–1840

· Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part C]

· Mexico, Oaxaca—1930 Federal Censo

· Nicaragua, Masaya—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984

· U.S.—Naval Enlistment Registers, 1855–1891

· U.S., Connecticut—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942

· U.S., Iowa—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Maine—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934 [Part C]

· U.S., Wisconsin—1930 Federal Census

(See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing 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 beta.familysearch.org in the near future.)

· België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel D]

· Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A]

· U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part H]

· U.S., Arkansas—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Connecticut—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Louisiana—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Maryland—WWII Draft Registration, 1942

· U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo Federal

· U.S., Rhode Island—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Vermont—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., West Virginia—WWII Draft Registration, 1942

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B] – Spanish – 58%

Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B] – Spanish – 89%

Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A] – Spanish – 37%

Brasil—Registro Civil, 1852–1914 [Parte 2A] – Portuguese – 1%
Brasil, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 [Parte A] – Portuguese – 13%
Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920 – Portuguese – 3%
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 [Piloto] – Portuguese – 52%

Canada—Passenger Lists, 1881–1922 – English – 5%

Canada, Bas-Canada—Recensement de 1842 – French – (New)

Canada, New Brunswick—Deaths, 1815–1938 [Part B] – English – 18%

Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B] – English – (New)

Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1] – (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1]) – German – 92%

Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900 – Spanish – 28%

Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B] – Spanish – 35%

Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959 – Spanish – 13%

Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959 – Spanish – 65%

Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part D] – German – 13%

El Salvador—Registros Civiles, 1835–1910 – Spanish – 24%

España, Andalucía—Registros Civiles, 1837–1870 – Spanish – 4%

España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1] – Spanish – 42%

France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 – French – 44%

France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907 – French – 56%

France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D] – French – 83%

France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 – French – 60%

Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1800–1900 – Spanish – 10%

Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900 – Spanish – 26%

Ireland—Tithe Applotment Books, 1824–1840 – English – (New)

Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B] – Italian – 73%

Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A] – Italian – 43%

Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part C] – English – (New)

Mexico, D.F.—Bautismos, 1536–1900 [Parte A] – Spanish – 2%

Mexico, Oaxaca—1930 Federal Censo – Spanish – (New)

Mexico, Puebla—1930 Federal Censo – Spanish – 82%

New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2A] – English – 8%

Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Part 3B] – Spanish – 94%

Nicaragua, Masaya—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 – Spanish – (New)

Norge —Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903 – Norwegian – 2%

Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A] – Spanish – 77%

Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910 – Portuguese – 24%

República Dominicana—Nacimientos Civiles, 1828–1906 – Spanish – 1%

Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 – German – 38%

South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970 – Afrikaans, Dutch, English – 64%

Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 69%

Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 73%

Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 30%

U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part A] – English – 14%

U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925 [Part B] – English – 11%

U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv] – English/ Old English – 28%

Uruguay—Registros Civiles (Nacimientos), 1879–1930 – Spanish – 5%

U.S.—Naval Enlistment Registers, 1855–1891 – English – (New)

U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part A] – English – 60%

U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [IX] – English – 58%

U.S., Arkansas—WWII Draft Registration, 1942 – English – 39%

U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 [Part B] – English – 70%

U.S., Connecticut—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – English – (New)

U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 [Part A] – English – 39%

U.S., District of Columbia—Deaths, 1874–1959 – English – 86%

U.S., Illinois—County Marriages, 1810–1934 [Part A] – English – 65%

U.S., Indiana, Bartholomew—County Marriages, 1811–1959 – English – 47%

U.S., Iowa—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

U.S., Iowa—County Births, 1880–1935 [Part A] – English – 11%

U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part A] – English – 45%

U.S., Maine—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

U.S., Minnesota—County Marriages, 1860–1949 [Part A] – English – 35%

U.S., New Jersey—County Marriages, 1682–1956 [Part 1] – English – 25%

U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1938 [Part A] – English – 37%

U.S., New York—Marriages, 1908–1935 [Part A] – English – 34%

U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part B] – English – 20%

U.S., North Carolina—Freedmen Letters, 1862–1870 – English – 10%

U.S., Oklahoma—Allotment Records, 1899–1907 – English – 74%

U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959 [Part B] – English – 32%

U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Censo Federal – Spanish – 11%

U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte B] – Spanish – 5%

U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part B] – English – 29%

U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part C] – English – 42%

U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934 [Part C] – English – (New)

U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 [Part B] – English – 21%

U.S., Wisconsin—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909 – Spanish – 1%

Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2] – Spanish – 25%

Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925 – German – 33%

Россия, Самара—Метрические книги церкви, 1869–1917 (часть 1) – Russian – 66%

Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть B] – Russian – 9%

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Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A] – French – 61%

Brasil, Minas Gerais—Church Records, 1706-1952 – Portuguese – 1%

Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935 – English – 18%

Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900 – German – 11%

España, Avila, Barroman—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930 – Spanish – 12%

España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935 – Spanish – 93%

España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870 – Spanish – 54%

France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909 – French – 77%

Norway—1875 Census [Part B] – Norwegian – 63%

Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982 – Spanish – 72%

U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 – English – 21%

U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3] – English – 91%

U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908 – English – 67%

U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940 – English – 33%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

The following small databases were recently added to the Family Tree Connection database:

Family Tree Connection

ALABAMA

Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War – Southern Martyrs. A History of Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War, Touching Incidentally on the Experiences of The Entire First Division of the Seventh Army Corps. By Seargeant M. Koenigsberg.

Birmingham High Schools 1923 Graduation – Birmingham High Schools, Thursday, May Thirty-first, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-three, Birmingham, Alabama. Central High School, Thiry-ninth Annual Commencement. Ensley High School, Twenty-frst Annual Commencement. Woodlawn High School, First Annual Commencement.

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco Businessmen Lists 1895 – Extracted from Pioneers of Prosperity by David H. Walker, San Francisco, 1895. Includes the Traffic Association of California members, San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway Co. stockholders, North American Navigation Company stockholders and California League of Progress officers.

Pacific-Union Club 1906 – Pacific-Union Club, San Francisco, Cal., Cable Address “Puc”, Constitution and By-Laws with House Rules and List of Members, December, 1906. Temporary Club Rooms, 1882 Washington Street. The Pacific-Union Club is a consolidation of the Pacific and the Union Clubs, which took place in February, 1889.

Pasdena Opportunity Club 1897-1920 – Opportunity Club, Pasadena – California. Organized 1897.

GEORGIA

Atlanta University 1882-83 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Atlanta University, (Incorporated 1867, Opened 1869), Atlanta, Georgia, with a Statement of the Courses of Study, Expenses, Etc., 1882-83.

IOWA

Elliott’s Business College 1905-1906 Catalogue – Twenty-Seventh Annual Catalogue of Elliott’s Business College and Elliot’s School of Shorthand, Nos. 401, 403 and 405 Jefferson Street, Burlington, Iowa, 1905-1906.

Pioneer Lodge No. 2 A. O. U. W. Deaths (April 1886) – Assessment No. 4, Pioneer Lodge, No. 2, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Davenport, Iowa, April 7, 1886. Details include Age, State, Date and Cause of Death.

Cedar Rapids Choral Union 1913 Program – Official Program, Third Annual, May Festival of the Cedar Rapids Choral Union, to be held in City Auditorium, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 22, 23, 24, 1913.

El-Kahir Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. 1918 Roster – El-Kahir Temple, Roster, By-Laws, Jurisdiction and Other Matters of Interest, A. A. O. N. M. S., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, January 1918.

KANSAS

Cherokee County High School 1928-30 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Cherokee County Community High School, June 1928. Published Biennially. Columbus, Kansas. Includes a complete listing of Alumni, 1901-1928.

Council Grove Lodge, A. F. & A. M. 1915 Saint John’s Day – Saint John’s Day, Council Grove Lodge, No. 36, A. F. & A. M., Thursday, June twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, Council Grove, Kansas.

KENTUCKY

American Ticket Brokers Association 1896 Members – American Ticket Brokers Association, Official List of Members, October, 1896. General Offices: Columbia Building, Rooms 601 and 602, Louisville, KY.

American Ticket Brokers Association 1895 Members – American Ticket Brokers Association, Official List of Members, April, 1895. General Offices: Columbia Building, Rooms 601 and 602, Louisville, KY.

LOUISIANA

Grand Consistory of Louisiana A. A. S. R. 1928 Spring Reunion – Spring Reunion of the Scottish Rite Bodies under the Grand Consistory of Louisiana, 32 [degree], A. A. S. R. M., New Orleans, March 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 1928, Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Grand Consistory of Louisiana A. A. S. R. 1927 Mid-Summer Reunion – Mid-Summer Reunion of the Scottish Rite Bodies under the Grand Consistory of Louisiana, 32 [degree], A. A. S. R. M., New Orleans, July 28th, 29th, 30th, 1927, Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Grand Consistory of Louisiana A. A. S. R. 1925 Mid-Summer Reunion – Mid-Summer Reunion of the Scottish Rite Bodies under the Grand Consistory of Louisiana, 32 [degree], A. A. S. R. M., New Orleans, July 24th, 25th, 26th, 1925, Scottish Rite Cathedral.

MARYLAND

Mt. Moriah Evangelical Lutheran Church 1921 Dedication Program – Dedication of Mt. Moriah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Foxville, MD., May 8th, 1921.

B & O Women’s Music Club 1928 Concert Program – The Baltimore and Ohio Women’s Music Club, Concert, Maryland Casualty Clubhouse, Tuesday Evening, June the Fifth, Half after Eight, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-eight.

Jerusalem Lutheran Brotherhood 1924 Membership – First Annual Minstrel, Presented by the Jerusalem Lutheran Brotherhood, Herrman’s Hall, Wednesday and Thursday, October 22nd and 23rd, Nineteen hundred and twenty-four. Baltimore, Md. To lead men into fellowshup with Christ and the Church.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Gentlemen’s Driving Club 1906 Membership – Gentlemen’s Driving Club of Boston, By-Laws, Rules and List of Members, 1906. This association have for its purpose the encouragement of driving and other athletic exercises, the raising of choice breeds of horses, and the establishment and maintenance of places for social meetings.

MICHIGAN

Detroit Bar Association 1906 Membership – Articles of Association, By-Laws and List of Members of The Detroit Bar Association, Organized 1836, Incorporated 1881.

MINNESOTA

First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry 1897 Roster of Survivors – Roster of Survivors of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 1897.

Masonic Mutual Aid Association 1887/1888 Assessments – Masonic Mutual Aid Association, Secretary’s Office, Minneapolis, Minn. Various assessments, includes details of recent member deaths.

Minnesota Masonic Relief Association 1879-1890 Assessments – Minnesota Masonic Relief Association, Various Assessments, listing recent member deaths with details.

St. Paul Ancient Landmark Lodge, No. 5, F. & A. M.1890 Roster – By-Laws of Ancient Landmark Lodge, No. 4, A. F. & A. M., together with an Historical Sketch and List of Officers and Register of Members from date of organization. Published April 1, 1890. Explanation: a-adjoined, s-stricken from roll, w-withdrawn, d-died, r-restored, *-expelled, **-suspended.

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Commands in the War of 1812 – Rolls of Mississippi Commands in the War of 1812, extracted from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Volume IV. Edited by Dunbar Rowland.

NEBRASKA

Eagle High School 1909 Commencement – Ninth Annual Commencement of the Eagle High School at the M. E. Church, Wednesday, May 26, 1909, 8:30 P. M. [No geographic location listed. Determined to be Tipton, Nebraska based on 1910 U. S. Census Records]

Alma P. E. O. Chapter B J 1924-1925 Calendar – 1924-1925, Alma, Nebraska, Chapter B J, P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization). Meetings 3:00 o’clock First and Third Tuesdays. Organized March 31, 1914.

NEW JERSEY

Jersey City Home for Aged Women 1929-1931 Report – Report of the Board of Managers of the Home for Aged Women of Jersey City, 657 Bergen Avenue, Corner of Fairview, 1929-1931. Jersey City, N. J.

Princeton Theological Seminary 1834 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Princeton Theological Seminary, at Princeton, New Jersey, 1833-1834.

Pluckemin Presbyterian Church 1926 Directory – Directory, 75th Anniversary Number, Pluckamin [sic] Presbyterian Church, Pluckemin, N. J., Rev. E. Stanley Chedister, Pastor, June 1926.

Senior Mirror 1925 – Published and Circulated by the Senior Class Book Committee, Paterson Girls’ High School, Paterson, New Jersey. June, 1925.

Senior Mirror 1924 – Published and Circulated by the Senior Class Book Committee, Paterson Girls’ High School, Paterson, New Jersey. January, 1924.

NEW MEXICO

Las Cruces First Presbyterian Church 1907 Program – The First Presbyterian Church, Northwest of Public School Building, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Program for Morning Service, July 7, 1907. Geo. W. Dunlap, Pastor, Resident Adjoining the Church.

OKLAHOMA

Cherokee Baptist Academy 1903 Catalogue – The Eighteenth Annual Catalogue of the Officers, Teachers and Students of Cherokee Baptist Academy, Tahlequah, Indian Territory. For the Year Ending May 31, 1903, With Announcements for 1903-1904.

Cherokee National Male Seminary 1896 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Cherokee National Male Seminary, 1896 and Announcements for 1897, 1898. [Title page missing]

PENNSYLVANIA

Jefferson Medical College 1896-97 Announcement – 72d Annual Announcement of the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia and its Hospital. Register of Students for 1895-96. Session of 1896-97.

TENNESSEE

Friendsville Academy 1893-94 Catalogue – Thirty-eighth Annual Catalogue of Officers and Pupils of Friendsville Academy, Friendsville, Tennessee, 1893-1894, with Announcements for 1894-1895.

Jordonia High School 1928 Commencement – Sixth Annual Commencement, Jordonia High School, Friday Evening, May 11, 1928. Jordonia, Tenn.

TEXAS

Texas Bar Association 1917 Proceedings – Texas Bar Association, Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Annual Session held at Houston, July 3, 4, and 5, 1917, and Constitution and By-Laws of the Association, List of Members, Officers and Committees.

UTAH

The Eastonia 1925 – The Eastonia, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-five, Being the Annual of the Salt Lake High School East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Published in May by the Senior Class.

VERMONT

Bradford Academy and Grade School 1911-12 Catalogue – Catalogue of Bradford Academy and Grade School, Bradford, Vermont, 1911-12.

Bennington Second Congregational Church 1896 Year Book – Year Book. Second Congregational Church, Bennington, Vermont. May, 1896. Includes the Sunday School, members deceased, children baptized, members received and dismissed.

Royalton Academy 1834 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Trustees, Teacher and Students, connected with Royalton Academy, During the Year Ending August 16, 1834. Royalton, Vermont.

St. Johnsbury Academy 1899 Catalogue – Catalogue of St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Fifty-Sixth Year. June, 1899.

WASHINGTON

The Tamarack 1924 – Senior Supplement, North Central News, June, 1924. North Central High School, Spokane, Washington.

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia University 1928 Choir Program – West Virginia University, University Choir, Louis Black, Director, Commencement Hall, Morgantown, West Virginia, Monday, April 2, 1928, at 9:00 o’clock.

WISCONSIN

Nowata Church of God Sabbath School 1925-1931 Cradle Roll Record Book – The Cradle Roll of the Nowata Church of God Sabbath School, Oct. 18, 1925. [Handwritten, Cradle Roll Birthday and Record Book, Blank Book: Copyright 1907, Hammond Publishing Company, Milwaukee, Wis., Location of Church not listed, Confirmed as Nowata, Oklahoma through the 1930 U.S. Federal Census]

Westford Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 1912 Report – 35th Annual Report of the Westford Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Fox Lake, Wis., Jan. 2, 1912. Includes listing of Expenditures (with losses).

Oakfield Town Mutual Fire Insurance Company Assessment (Feb. 1909) – Oakfield Town Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Oakfield, Wis., Feb. 17, 1909, Notice of Assessment No. 7. Includes listing of Losses.

MULTIPLE STATES

The Metropolitan, Volume XXI, No. 8 – Published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (Incorporated) of New York, Home Office, No. 7 Madison Avenue, New York City. Includes Recent Death Claims in our Industrial Paid in the State of Illinois, Ed. 22, 9-1-00. Also includes Partial List of Recent Death Claims in our Ordinary Department, including Intermediate Branch paid in the following states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Dominion of Canada.

MANITOBA, CANADA

The Linking Ring, Vol. V, No. V, January Number – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). January, 1927. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Includes list of New Members. Cover Missing. [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

University of Saint Joseph’s College 1899-1900 Catalogue – Universite du College St-Joseph, Saint-Joseph, N. B., 1899-1900. University of Saint Joseph’s College, St. Joseph, New Brunswick, Canada.

ONTARIO, CANADA

Ontario Dahlia Society 1929 Officers – Bulletin of the Ontario Dahlia Society, Vol. 1, No. 2, Mimico Beach, Ont., Jan. 1929. Membership fee, $2.00 per year.

UNKNOWN PLACE

Pi Alpha Chi 1916 Composite Photograph – Composite Photograph of Pi Alpha Chi members, 1916. [No geographic location stated]

The Boomerang 1922 – The Boomerang 1922, Avon Community High School, Volume II.

All Kinds of Cool New Stuff Happening at FamilySearch Indexing!

familysearch-logo-4-7-091 There are many new, upcoming, and completed indexing projects to report in this update from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. Twelve of the projects below are new (see Current Projects). Included are three Belgian and two Argentina projects. The New York 1892 State Census project is exciting! New York has some of the best state censuses and it’s great to see them indexed and digitized!

CURRENT FAMILYSEARCH INDEXING PROJECTS, RECORD LANGUAGE & % COMPLETE
UNITED STATES – VITAL RECORDS

  • Arkansas County Marriages V – English – 20% complete
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers – English – (New)

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS

  • Missouri–1920 US Federal Census – English – (New)
  • Nevada–1920 US Federal Census – English – 89% complete
  • New Mexico–1920 US Federal Census – English – 75% complete

UNITED STATES –STATE CENSUS RECORDS

  • Minnesota 1895 State Census – English – 74% complete
  • New York 1892 State Census – English – (New) complete
  • Rhode Island 1925 State Census – English- (New) complete

ARGENTINA

  • Argentina, Buenos Aires 1855 Census – Spanish – (New)
  • Argentina Censo 1869–Catamarca y La Rioja – Spanish – (New)
  • Argentina Censo 1869–Corrientes y Entre Rios – Spanish – 44% complete

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia NSW Newspaper Cuttings – English – 88% complete

BELGIUM

  • Belgium–Antwerp Foreigners Index – Dutch, Flemish – 27% complete

GERMANY

  • Brandenburg Kirchenbücher – German – 49% complete

SPAIN

  • España, Lugo–Registros Parroquiales [Part 1] – Spanish – 16% complete
  • España, Ávila–Registros Parroquiales – Spanish – 78% complete

FRANCE

  • France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche – French – 9% complete

GERMANY

  • St Petersburg Church Records 1833-1885 – German – 1% complete

ITALY

  • Italy, Trento Baptism Records, 1784-1924 – Italian – 60% complete

MEXICO CENSUS

  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Sinaloa Spanish – (New)
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Sonora – Spanish – 88%
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Tabasco – Spanish – 70% complete
  • Mexico Censo de 1930–Tamaulipas – Spanish – (New)

NICARAGUA

  • Nicaragua, Managua Civil Records – Spanish – 13% complete

NORWAY

  • Norway 1875 Census part 1 -Norwegian – 10% complete

PERU

  • Perú, Lima–Registros Civiles – Spanish – 10% complete

UNITED KINGDOM

  • UK, Cheshire–Land Tax – English – 58% complete
  • UK, Cheshire–School Records – English – 44% complete

UKRAINE

  • Ukraine Kyiv 1840-1842 – Russian – 10% complete

VENEZUELA

  • Venezuela Mérida Registros Parroquiales – Spanish – 1% complete

CURRENT FAMILYSEARCH PARTNER PROJECTS

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages IV – English – (New)
  • Indiana Marriages, 1882 to Apr 1905 – English – 82% complete
  • Indiana Marriage Returns, 1882 to April 1905 – English – 31% complete
  • Ohio Tax Records–2 of 4 – English – 71% complete
  • Vermont Militia Records – English – 37% complete

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia–Victoria Probate Records – English – 31% complete

BELGIUM

  • Belgique–Registres des Décès – Charleroi 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish – (New)
  • Belgique–Registres Des Décès (Français) – French – 21% complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–In het Nederlands – Dutch, Flemish – 74% complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–Kalmthout 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish (New) complete
  • België–Overlijdens Registers–Mechelen 1851-1900 – Dutch, Flemish (New) complete

GERMANY

  • Bremer, Schifflisten – German – 42% complete

FLANDERS

  • Flanders Death Registration – French, Dutch, Flemish – 76% complete

CANADA

  • Nova Scotia, Antigonish Church Records – English – 72% complete

UPCOMING INDEXING PROJECTS
These projects are currently being created. Dates when indexing is scheduled to begin will vary.

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages VI
  • Arkansas Marriages VII
  • Chicago Archdiocese Cemetery Records 1 (1864-1989)
  • Freedmen Marriages
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates 1
  • Indiana, Allen County Marriages 1811-1959

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia, Bounty Immigrants, 1824-1842
  • Australia, Greenwich, Genealogical Records

AUSTRIA

  • Austria, Vienna Population Cards

BRAZIL

  • Brazil, Pernambuco Civil Register 1900-1920
  • Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Marriages 1900-1920

CANADA

  • Canada, British Columbia Birth 1854-1903
  • Canada, British Columbia Marriages

CZECH

  • Czech, Litomerice Church Records – Part 1 1552-1905

GERMANY

  • Germany, Baden Church Books 1810-1869
  • Germany, Mecklenburg 1890 Census

JAMAICA

  • Jamaica, Trelawny Births

PERU

  • Peru, Lima Civil Register Index 1910-1930

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
These projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication.

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages III
  • Michigan–1920 US Federal Census
  • New Brunswick 1871 Census
  • New Hampshire–1920 US Federal Census
  • New Jersey–1920 US Federal Census
  • Rhode Island 1915 State Census

ARGENTINA

  • Argentina 1869 Census–Cordoba y San Luis

MEXICO

  • Nayarit–Censo de Mexico de 1930

CANADA

  • Nova Scotia–1871 Census
  • Ontario–1861 Census

UNITED KINGDOM

  • UK – Cheshire Parish Registers part 1

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Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853 – Volume II – New From GPC

Book Review: Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853, Volume II; by Terrance M. Punch, FRSAI

Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, I got a copy of Terrance Punch’s latest book on Irish immigration to Atlantic Canada – and it’s loaded with informationerins-sons-vol-ii you won’t find elsewhere.

Volume II of Erin’s Sons covers the same time period as its predecessor (currently out-of-print) and the same geographic area – the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. This attractive book lists an additional 7,000 Irish arrivals in Atlantic Canada before 1853.

What is remarkable about this second volume is the rich variety of information derived from hard-to-find sources such as church records of marriages and burials, cemetery records, headstone inscriptions, military description books, newspapers, poor house records, and passenger lists. The resulting body of documents is replete with human drama: shipwrecked immigrants, families in search of members, people taken ill while en route to a distant location, old soldiers fallen on hard times, tenants uprooted from their farms and shipped to Canada, and so forth.

One of the first things the reader will find are maps of County Donegal, County Kilkenny (southern part), and County Waterford (Dunarvan and Ardmore area), drawn specifically to help the researcher in dealing with the often confusing place naming patterns of Ireland. The Civil Parishes were often not exactly the same as the Catholic Parishes – causing all kinds of confusion. Tables of the names are included to go with the maps.

The next major section of the book is made up of 65 pages of vital records that list place of origin in Ireland (mostly deaths & marriages) from some 30 Canadian newspapers. The following is a pretty typical entry:

Died 20 Oct 1817 at Saint John NB – William Thompson, 27 a passenger in the brig Concord from Londonderry. he was a native of Achnacloy [Aughnacloy], Co. Tyrone; left a widow and one child – CG, 27 Oct 1817 [CG is the abbreviation that Punch used for the newspaper City Gazette, of St. John, New Brunswick.]

There are also lists of runaways and deserters, transported convicts, and indentured servants, which offer a vivid, if sometimes bleak, picture of Irish immigration to Canada.

Also included are maps showing Irish ports of embarkation, an index of surnames, and ships found listed in the book. The volume is loaded with previously untranscribed data – and will be of extreme interest to anyone with Irish-Canadian ancestry.

Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853, Volume II; by Terrance M. Punch, FRSAI; 2009; Soft Cover, Perfect Bound, 8.5×11, 197 pp, ISBN: 9780806317892; Item # GPC4709. $30.00 plus $5 p&h. Order from Genealogical Publishing Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211; Phone 800-296-6687; Fax 410-752-8492; Order on the web at www.genealogical.com.

FamilySearch Indexing Update

March 4, 2009: The FamilySearch indexing application is available in three new languages:

  • Italian,
  • Portuguese, and
  • Russian.

These languages are in addition to English, French, German, and Spanish. They have current indexing projects in all of these languages except Portuguese. They will be introducing a Portuguese project in the near future.

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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 in preparation for future publication.)

  • UK – Cheshire – Church Records
  • District of Columbia – 1920 US Census
  • Florida 1885 Census
  • Florida 1935 Census
  • Massachusetts 1865 State Census

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion:

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages – Part 3 – English – 59%
  • Michigan – 1920 US Federal Census – English – 8%
  • Minnesota 1895 State Census – English – 11%
  • New Jersey – 1920 US Federal Census – English – 18%
  • Rhode Island 1915 State Census – English – 2%

ARGENTINA

  • Argentina Censo 1869 – Cordoba y San Luis – Spanish – 81%
  • Argentina Censo 1869 – Corrientes y Entre Rios – Spanish – 13%

BELGIUM

  • Belgium – Antwerp Foreigners Index – English – 21%

CANADA

  • New Brunswick 1871 Census – English – 27%
  • Nova Scotia 1871 Census – English – 21%
  • Ontario 1861 Census – English – 84%

FRANCE

  • France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche – French – 9%

GERMANY

  • Brandenburg Kirchenbücher – German – 40%

ITALY

  • Trento Italy Baptism Records, 1784-1924 – Italian – 50%

MEXICO

  • Nayarit – Censo de Mexico de 1930 – English – 76%
  • Sonora – Censo de Mexico de 1930 – Spanish – 26%
  • Tabasco – Censo de Mexico de 1930 – Spanish – 23%

NICARAGUA

  • Nicaragua, Managua Civil Records – Spanish – 10%

NORWAY

  • Norway 1875 Census part 1 – Norwegian – 6%

PERU

  • Perú Lima-Registros Civiles – Spanish – 5%

RUSSIA

  • St Petersburg Kirchenbuchduplikat 1833-1885 – German – 1%
  • Ukraine Kyiv 1840-1842 – Russian – 5%

SPAIN

  • España Lugo Registros Parroquiales [Part 1] – Spanish 15%
  • España Ávila Registros Parroquiales – Spanish – 52%

UNITED KINGDOM

  • UK – Cheshire – Land Tax – English – 14%
  • UK – Cheshire – School Records – English – 17%
  • UK-Cheshire-Parish Records 01 – English – 3%

VENEZUELA

  • Venezuela Mérida Registros Parroquiales – Spanish – 1%

Current FamilySearch Affiliate Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion:

UNITED STATES

  • Arkansas Marriages IV – English – 37%
  • Indiana Marriages 1882-Apr 1905 – English – 73%
  • Ohio Tax Records – 2 of 4 – English – 68%
  • Vermont Militia Records – English – 23%

BELGIUM

  • Belgique – Registres Des Décès (Français) – French – 14%
  • België – Overlijdens Registers – In het Nederlands – Dutch, Flemish – 18%

CANADA

  • Nova Scotia Antigonish Church Records – English- 64%

GERMANY

  • Bremer Schifflisten – German – 32%

FLANDERS

  • Flanders Death Registration – French, Dutch, Flemish – 38%

Courtesy of Paul Nauta, Public Affairs Manager, FamilySearch