New or Updated Historic Record Databases at FamilySearch.org the Week of February 12, 2018

The following was received from FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Find your ancestors on FamilySearch with new historic records published this week from BillionGraves, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Panama, Russia, and Slovakia. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or search over 5 billion free records at FamilySearch.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

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

Fold3 is Offering Free Access to its Black History Collection Through Feb 28, 2018

The following teaser is from the Fold3 blog.

In recognition of Black History Month, Fold3 is making the records in its Black History collection available for free through the end of February.

Whether you’re searching for your ancestors or looking for primary documents to help with other research, the Black History collection gives you access to more than a million documents, records, and photos that help to capture the African-American experience during five eras of American history: Slavery, The Civil War, Reconstruction & Jim Crow Laws, World War I & II, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Read the full blog.

Thanks to Dick Eastman for the heads-up.

The Franklin Times, As Early as 1909, Now Digitized and Available FREE Online

The following excerpt is the the Digital North Carolina blog.

More issues of the Franklin Times, provided by our partner, Louisburg College, are now available online. The issues are from the years 1912-1944 and 1963-1972, and join previously digitized issues from 1909-1911. Established in 1870, the Franklin Times covers news in Louisburg, North Carolina, as well as statewide and national news of note. The Franklin Times continues to publish issues on a weekly basis both online and in print form and is distributed throughout Franklin County.

Search for your ancestors in the Franklin Times.

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A New Database With the Names & Details of Every Person Who Traveled on The SS Great Britain: 1843-1933

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article about an 18-month project during which the names and details of every person who traveled on the British SS Great Britain were logged in a database. The database currently has 33,251 people in it! The article was posted February 10, 2018 at the bristol247.com website.

After 18 months of painstaking work, volunteers at the SS Great Britain have unveiled a huge new database that holds all the names and details of every single person that ever traveled on the ship throughout its lifetime – both crew and passengers – offering an insight into their life on board.

It is hoped that the database, called Global Stories, will enable every single visitor to the SS Great Britain to find at least one link to someone who was once on Brunel’s world famous ship – whether that’s by name, ancestry, nationality and more.

The Global Stories project began as a database for researchers to find out more about the people who traveled on the ship during the 19th century, but once Arts Council England funding was secured, it transformed into a database that everyone could make use of.

Read the full article.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the Heads-Up.

Free Valentine’s Day Access to Marriage Records at MyHeritage.com

The following news release was received from MyHeritage:

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, MyHeritage has a special gift for all our users. For a limited time, we are providing free access to love-related records in our massive historical records collection. No Data subscription is required, so you may search many US States, European and worldwide collections for your ancestors’ marriage records!

Access is open through midnight, [Thursday] February 15.

What can you find in these wonderful records? In many marriage records, you will see the names of bride and groom, their birthdates, ages, places of residence, their parents’ names. Places of birth may be there, occupations of bride and groom, as well as religious affiliation. Each state and country has different requirements for that information so it may well be different.

To access these collections, visit our marriage records on this SuperSearch page – or click on the above illustration.

The collections include marriage records for many US states, including Illinois, Maine, Texas, Kentucky, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania and for other major US cities that were ports of entry to millions of immigrants, such as New York City. The NYC License Index runs from 1908-1929 with Marriages from 1950-1995. Boston Marriages 1700-1751 and nearby Cambridge vital records. Other New England records include early Connecticut marriages.

Internationally, some exciting collections include:

  • Piotrków Trybunalski Poland 1808-1870 marriages
  • London Marriage licences, 1521-1869
  • Scotland, selected Banns and Marriages c1650-c1855
  • Irish Marriages 1771-1812
  • Netherlands Banns and Marriages, various cities, from 1575-1938
  • Norway Marriages 1660-1926. Other Scandinavian marriage records include Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
  • And, down under, for Australia: Victoria marriage index 1837-1942, and Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980
  • For those with Latino roots, take a look at the records for Mexico (1570-1950), Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Honduras, Panama. The Caribbean 1591-1905 is represented by Barbados.

Enjoy your search!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Databases Added or Updated at FamilySearch.org From August 1 1 thru October 20

The following databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org between the dates of August 11, 2017 and October 20, 2017.

DATABASE – NUMBER OF RECORDS – DATE
BillionGraves Index – 22,500,536 – 26 Sep 2017
Find A Grave Index – 162,479,125 – 12 Sep 2017

Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 – 82,850 – 12 Oct 2017
Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 – 732,843 – 11 Oct 2017
Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 – 574,876 – 11 Oct 2017
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 – 1,114,946 – 11 Oct 2017
Argentina, National Census, 1895 – 3,908,397 – 21 Aug 2017
Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 – 201,371 – 27 Sep 2017
Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 – 70,861 – 09 Oct 2017
Australia, Victoria, Outward Passenger Lists, 1852-1924 – 1,862,984 – 15 Sep 2017
Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899 – 23,132 – 19 Sep 2017
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 – 4,178,250 – 28 Sep 2017
Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013 – 1,604,454 – 28 Sep 2017
Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 – 3,428,410 – 12 Oct 2017
China, Imperial Examinations and Related Papers (Han Yu-shan Collection), 1646-1904 – 455 – 09 Oct 2017
Denmark Census, 1930 – 3,641,393 – 16 Oct 2017
Denmark Census, 1925 – 3,627,893 – 16 Aug 2017
Denmark Census, 1921 – 3,356,935 – 12 Oct 2017
Denmark Census, 1906 – 2,525,146 – 19 Oct 2017
Denmark Census, 1901 – 2,328,066 – 18 Oct 2017
Denmark Census, 1890 – 2,138,072 – 17 Oct 2017
Denmark Census, 1880 – 1,952,203 – 18 Oct 2017
Denmark Census, 1870 – 1,760,360 – 16 Oct 2017
Denmark Census, 1860 – 1,752,392 – 16 Oct 2017
Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964 – 129,886 – 19 Oct 2017
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 513,356 – 28 Sep 2017
England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936 – 1,530,171 – 12 Sep 2017
England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997 – 1,030,526 – 23 Sep 2017
England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984 – 1,405,385 – 13 Oct 2017
Finland, Church Census and Pre-Confirmation Books, 1657-1915 – 33,404,934 – 04 Oct 2017
France, Saône-et-Loire, Census, 1856 – 577,964 – 12 Oct 2017
France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789 – 73,453 – 14 Sep 2017
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1843-1999 – 4,853 – 13 Sep 2017
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 701,765 – 03 Oct 2017
Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913 – 389,073 – 16 Oct 2017
Italy, Asti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1803-1814, 1911-1935 – 59,527 – 29 Sep 2017
Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 – 234,451 – 19 Oct 2017
Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1815, 1866-1943 – 66,115 – 20 Sep 2017
Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1621-1914 – 42,282 – 24 Aug 2017
Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1929 – 417,032 – 24 Aug 2017
Italy, Salerno, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1949 – 28,521 – 29 Sep 2017
Italy, Taranto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1926 – 297,383 – 24 Aug 2017
Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1796-1941 – 47,741 – 08 Sep 2017
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records – 39,655,331 – 13 Oct 2017
New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998 – 384,626 – 12 Sep 2017
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 – 1,427,164 – 28 Sep 2017
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 – 673,323 – 14 Sep 2017
Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996 – 30,272 – 28 Sep 2017
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 651,677 – 28 Sep 2017
Peru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952 – 343,377 – 21 Sep 2017
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005 – 246,462 – 28 Sep 2017
Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998 – 552,001 – 15 Sep 2017
Philippines Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1986 – 90,022 – 28 Aug 2017
Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964 – 319,605 – 20 Oct 2017
Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 – 63,471 – 20 Oct 2017
Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911 – 9,781 – 01 Sep 2017
Slovenia, Ljubljana, Funeral Accounts, 1937-1970 – 9,718 – 08 Sep 2017
South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989 – 155,877 – 12 Sep 2017
South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972 – 728,057 – 21 Aug 2017
South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950 – 214,778 – 04 Oct 2017
South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958 – 200,992 – 21 Aug 2017
Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records, 1470-1897 – 115,907 – 01 Sep 2017
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1956 – 495,704 – 06 Oct 2017
Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1920 – 37,100,409 – 02 Oct 2017
Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860 – 30,577 – 24 Aug 2017
Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860 – 26,409 – 26 Sep 2017
Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860 – 6,531 – 24 Aug 2017
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927 – 278,704 – 20 Sep 2017
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 – 2,564,491 – 12 Sep 2017
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 – 684,641 – 28 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES DATABASES
Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998 – 289,493 – 17 Oct 2017
Kansas State Census, 1865 – 149,601 – 15 Aug 2017
Kansas State Census, 1875 – 618,774 – 15 Aug 2017
Kansas State Census, 1895 – 1,364,060 – 22 Aug 2017
Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963 – 1,620,301 – 19 Oct 2017
Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960 – 776,611 – 22 Aug 2017
Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 1,141,063 – 28 Sep 2017
Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946 – 415,471 – 18 Oct 2017
New Jersey State Census, 1895 – 1,484,097 – 18 Oct 2017
New Jersey State Census, 1895 – 0 – 17 Oct 2017
Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004 – 118,500 – 16 Aug 2017
Washington Marriage Index, 1969-2014 – 1,994,537 – 25 Aug 2017
Washington Divorce Index, 1969-2014 – 1,236,872 – 21 Aug 2017
West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 – 195,562 – 11 Oct 2017

United States Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848 – 202,106 – 16 Oct 2017
United States, War Relocation Authority centers, final accountability rosters, 1942-1946 – 96,910 – 08 Sep 2017

New Historic Records Databases at FamilySearch the Week of August 28, 2017

The following is from FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — This week, millions of new historic records were made freely available from the Netherlands, Kansas, Sweden, and Washington. Many more were published from Argentina, Italy, Louisiana, Paraguay, and South Africa! Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links below.

COLLECTIONS – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Czech Republic Church Books 1552-1963 – 31,206 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Czech Republic Land Records 1450-1889 – 0 – 853,178 – Added images to an existing collection

Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953 – 0 – 1,041,753 – Added images to an existing collection

England Sussex Parish Registers 1538-1910 – 1,223,484 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Norway Probate Index Cards 1640-1903 – 194,981 – 0 – New indexed records collection

Peru Cusco Civil Registration 1889-1997 – 78,283 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru La Libertad Civil Registration 1903-1998 – 0 – 761 – Added images to an existing collection

Portugal Porto Catholic Church Records 1535-1949 – 34,701 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES

Arizona County Marriages 1871-1964 – 72,804 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

District of Columbia Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records 1863-1872 – 90,597 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Illinois DeKalb County Land Records 1838-1927 – 57,179 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Michigan Obituaries 1820-2006 – 152,033 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Minnesota Clay County School Census Records 1909-1962 – 296,251 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Hampshire Vital and Town Records Index 1656-1938 – 442,376 – 0 – New indexed records collection

New Jersey, State Census, 1855 – 73,030 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists 1906-1942 – 5,487,573 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Utah Tremonton and Garland Obituaries 1959-2013 – 18,360 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps 1798-1937 – 4,091,420 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States Freedmen’s Bureau Records of Freedmen’s Complaints 1865-1872 – 140,985 – 209,817 – New indexed records and images collection

United States Freedmen’s Bureau Ration Records 1865-1872 – 154,587 – 97,567 – New indexed records and images collection

United States Freedmen’s Bureau Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education 1865-1872 – 145,374 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

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

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FreeCEN Makes 19th Century British Censuses Available Online Free of Charge

The following Press Release is from FreeCEN:

FreeCEN offers a free-to-search online database of the 19th century UK censuses. Transcribed entirely by volunteers, we have more than 32 million individuals available on our website that anyone can search without having to create an account. The new ‘FreeCEN2’ website (https://freecen2.freecen.org.uk) [launched] Monday, 31st July 2017 with all of the records that the [older] website [held], but with a fresh new look and feel in-line with Free UK Genealogy and FreeREG. We believe that family history records should be free to access for everyone; our new website will offer more features for researchers, and make it easier for them to find what they’re looking for. FreeCEN2 also brings with it a host of improvements for existing and future volunteers, such as a members sign-in area and brand new messaging system. FreeCEN, FreeREG and FreeBMD are projects by Free UK Genealogy, a registered charity that promotes free access to historical records. FreeREG underwent this process in 2015, and FreeBMD is due to begin its renewal later this year.

Pat Reynolds, Free UK Genealogy’s Executive Director said, “We are very proud of the progress that our volunteers have made in the 18 years the project has been running, and we look forward to a time when we have a complete database of all UK censuses. The launch of our new FreeCEN2 website marks the beginning of an exciting period of renewal for FreeCEN.”

Brenda Bowers, FreeCEN project leader went on, “The new website is a work-in-progress and we want genealogists and family history researchers to try it out and let us know what they think. If we know what works for them, what doesn’t, and what features they’d like to see, we can make FreeCEN2 the best resource for free census records. It could even encourage new volunteers to join us!”

To try out FreeCEN2, please visit https://freecen2.freecen.org.uk and share your feedback with us to help make it the best it can be.

We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers, and we’re always looking for more. If you’d like to join the FreeCEN team, go to freecen2.freecen.org.uk/cms/opportunities-to-volunteer-with-freecen

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Free UK Genealogy is a non-profit organisation (a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales, number 1167484) that provides free, online access to family history records. We work with a team of dedicated volunteers to create high quality transcriptions of public records from governmental sources, parish churches, and other trusted institutions. We believe that Open Data and Open Source are key to making and keeping public records accessible to all.

Our volunteers have made available:

  • 33,000,000 births, marriages and deaths in FreeBMD
  • 38,000,000 records from parish registers in FreeREG
  • 32,000,000 individuals from census data, from 1841 to 1891 in FreeCEN

We make the databases we create freely available for people to search in order to support their family history research. Unlike many sites, which are ‘pay-to-view’ after an initial search is carried out, our databases are completely free to search and view.

Thanks to Claire V. Brisson-Banks and ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

Databases Posted at FamilySearch June 2 through August 10, 2017

The following databases were published or updated at FamilySearch between June 2 and August 10, 2017:

Title – Number of Indexed Records – Last Updated
BillionGraves Index – 21,969,173 – 02 Aug 2017
Find A Grave Index – 161,552,555 – 21 Jun 2017

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 – 970,770 – 21 Jul 2017
Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 – 701,743 – 13 Jul 2017
Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975 – 547,967 – 20 Jun 2017
Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899 – 4,987 – 13 Jun 2017
Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 – 65,837 – 19 Jun 2017
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 – 162,851 – 09 Aug 2017
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 – 744,404 – 23 Jun 2017
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 – 4,178,251 – 25 Jul 2017
Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013 – 1,604,454 – 10 Jul 2017
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 – 2,253,162 – 13 Jul 2017
Canada: British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 – 57,993 – 10 Jul 2017
Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 – 520,958 – 08 Aug 2017
Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 – 3,076,508 – 06 Jul 2017
China, Imperial Examinations and Related Papers (Han Yu-shan Collection), 1646-1904 – 154 – 05 Jun 2017
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 – 3,839,222 – 09 Jun 2017
Denmark Census, 1911 – 2,792,790 – 12 Jul 2017
Denmark Census, 1916 – 2,964,499 – 13 Jul 2017
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 513,356 – 07 Aug 2017
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 – 1,514,690 – 18 Jul 2017
England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1599-1860 – 52,632 – 23 Jun 2017
England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944 – 4,852,180 – 09 Aug 2017
England and Wales Census, 1911 – 36,354,828 – 03 Aug 2017
France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1894 – 567,325 – 28 Jun 2017
Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration, 1874-1983 – 173,149 – 27 Jul 2017
Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913 – 389,073 – 23 Jun 2017
Italy, Asti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1803-1814, 1911-1935 – 51,472 – 13 Jul 2017
Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1901 – 654,931 – 13 Jul 2017
Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1930– Browse Images – 16 Jun 2017
Italy, Macerata, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1814 – Browse Images – 23 Jun 2017
Italy, Modena, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1942 – 317,276 – 16 Jun 2017
Lesotho, Evangelical Church Records, 1874-1983 – 10,255 – 27 Jul 2017
Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974 – 35,699 – 10 Aug 2017
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records – 17,511,123 – 01 Aug 2017
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 – 1,367,149 – 07 Jul 2017
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973 – 226,937 – 20 Jun 2017
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 – 531,108 – 25 Jul 2017
Paraguay Miscellaneous Records, 1509-1977 – Browse Images – 11 Jul 2017
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998 – 96,481 – 19 Jun 2017
Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996 – 1,157 – 07 Jul 2017
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 559,162 – 18 Jul 2017
Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998 – 524,274 – 09 Jun 2017
Philippines Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1986 – 90,022 – 23 Jun 2017
Portugal, Coimbra, Civil Registration, 1893-1980 – 13,654 – 05 Jun 2017
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923 – 803,815 – 26 Jun 2017
Russia, Simbirsk Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858 – Browse Images – 07 Jun 2017
Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919 – 302,522 – 23 Jun 2017
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011 – 20,413 – 01 Aug 2017
South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958 – 171,440 – 12 Jun 2017
Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records, 1470-1897 – 86,369 – 09 Jun 2017
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387-1986 – 910,059 – 09 Jun 2017
Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860 – 231,883 – 25 Jul 2017
Sweden, Östergötland Church Records, 1555-1911; index 1616-1860 – 19,357 – 20 Jul 2017
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927 – 278,704 – 15 Jun 2017

UNITED STATES DATABASES
California, San Diego Passenger Lists, 1904-1952 – 70,546 – 28 Jul 2017
California, San Francisco, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1910-1941 – 66,304 – 28 Jul 2017
Florida, Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home records, 1888-1938 – 164 – 06 Jun 2017
Florida, Spanish Land Grants, 1763-1821 – 932 – 06 Jun 2017
Florida, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 – 42,412 – 09 Jun 2017
Hawaii Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present – 93,702 – 23 Jun 2017
Idaho Divorce Index, 1947-1963 – 43,956 – 25 Jul 2017
Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013 – 96,609 – 01 Aug 2017
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 – 6,560,088 – 13 Jul 2017
Iowa Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 – 39,148 – 26 Jul 2017
Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911 – 21,152 – 01 Aug 2017
Kansas State Census, 1865 – Browse Images – 19 Jun 2017
Kansas State Census, 1875 – Browse Images – 19 Jun 2017
Kansas State Census, 1885 – Browse Images – 19 Jun 2017
Kansas State Census, 1895 – Browse Images – 19 Jun 2017
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 – 1,317,764 – 07 Aug 2017
Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960 – 775,158 – 13 Jul 2017
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963 – 54,367 – 09 Jun 2017
Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957 – 1,094,026 – 01 Aug 2017
Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 – 2,048,825 – 19 Jul 2017
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 – 715,183 – 05 Jun 2017
New Hampshire, United States Naturalization Records, 1906-1993 – Browse Images – 05 Jun 2017
New Jersey State Census, 1895 – 500,743 – 21 Jul 2017
New York, New York City Marriage Licenses Index, 1950-1995 – 3,124,588 – 19 Jun 2017
New York State Census, 1905 – 7,513,232 – 13 Jun 2017
Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004 – 108,181 – 26 Jun 2017
Rhode Island Naturalization Records 1907-1991 – Browse Images – 05 Jun 2017
South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016 – 705,521 – 21 Jul 2017
Texas, Church Marriages, 1845-1957 – Browse Images – 18 Jul 2017
Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954 – 146,566 – 05 Jun 2017
Texas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970 – 15,028 – 12 Jul 2017
Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868 – 60,137 – 25 Jul 2017
Vermont Naturalization Records, 1908-1987 – Browse Images – 05 Jun 2017
Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 – 372,134 – 12 Jul 2017
Washington Death Index, 1965-2014 – 1,891,273 – 13 Jul 2017

United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of Freedmen’s Complaints, 1865-1872 – 142,613 – 26 Jul 2017
United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 – 1,445,863 – 13 Jun 2017
United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783 – Browse Images – 19 Jun 2017

Databases Posted at FamilySearch May 1 through June 1, 2017

The following databases were published or updated at FamilySearch between May 1 and June 1 2017:

Title – Number of Indexed Records – Last Updated

Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 – 601,470 – 30 May 2017
Canada, New Brunswick, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919 – 28,555 – 17 May 2017
Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 – 251,775 – 10 May 2017
Cook Islands, Civil Registration, 1846-1989 – Browse Images – 03 May 2017
Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 – Browse Images – 03 May 2017
Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964 – 85,071 – 12 May 2017
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1990 – 875,969 – 02 May 2017
France, Dordogne, Censuses, 1856 – 530,703 – 16 May 2017
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße (Ancestor Passports) – Browse Images – 18 May 2017
Italy, La Spezia, Catholic Church Records, 1838-1857 – Browse Images – 22 May 2017
Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970 – 30,805 – 23 May 2017
Namibia, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1956-1984 – 29,076 – 23 May 2017
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 498,265 – 02 May 2017
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998 – 68,565 – 17 May 2017
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 1,967,704 – 18 May 2017
Peru, Moquegua, Civil Registration, 1850-1996 – 1,554 – 18 May 2017
Russia, Simbirsk Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858 – Browse Images – 17 May 2017
Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records, 1470-1897 – 62,165 – 11 May 2017
Spain, Province of Teruel, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2013 – Browse Images – 01 May 2017
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880 – 10,443 – 18 May 2017

UNITED STATES DATABASES
Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 – 1,699,231 – 01 May 2017
Iowa, Poweshiek County Land Records, 1855-1934 – Browse Images – 08 May 2017
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 – 1,317,764 – 19 May 2017
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 – 1,493,817 – 19 May 2017
Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957 – 1,093,880 – 01 Jun 2017
Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 – 2,045,611 – 02 May 2017
Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946 – 367,825 – 01 Jun 2017
New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866 – 250,441 – 16 May 2017
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 – 13,611,543 – 09 May 2017
Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914 – 99,172 – 17 May 2017
Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941 – 92,337 – 16 May 2017

MISC.
Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969 – Browse Images – 16 May 2017

BillionGraves Index – 20,861,710 – 01 May 2017

99 Years of the Foreign Service Journal Now Available Online – 1919-2017

Do you have relatives or ancestors who were involved in the American Foreign Service? If so, you need to check out this new website. Search it for any name by clicking on the tiny “magnifier” in the upper right-hand corner.

Note that the AFSA website also has an “obituary” section that runs from 2003 through 2017.

The following is from the American Foreign Service Association website:

The fully digitized archive of The Foreign Service Journal is finally here! Witness nearly a century of diplomatic history, stories and discussion—as told by the people who were there and shaped it firsthand. Browse the archive to learn about American diplomacy and foreign policy while diving into the extraordinary experiences of the U.S. Foreign Service.

The archive is filled with adventure, thoughtful rumination and moments of historic import. Flee Manila amidst heavy bombing from Japanese warplanes during World War II and trek through muddy dikes alongside Vietnamese commandos. Monitor Soviet ships from the National Military Command Center during the Cuban Missile Crisis and experience the outpouring of support for the United States witnessed by our embassies across the world after 9/11.

Review the ongoing discourse on the diplomatic profession as the Foreign Service community reflects on everything from tradecraft to security, constructive dissent to the right way forward on reform. Discover the great foreign policy debates that transpired as the course of world history was decided time and time again.

What becomes clear throughout is the invaluable role the Journal has played in capturing the history and the story of the U.S. Foreign Service and American diplomacy. Now available to the public—students, academics, policymakers, the military—the FSJ archive can help raise awareness about the critical role of diplomacy and raise the profile of the Foreign Service.

View the FSJ Archive homepage to browse and search more than 900 issues of the Journal. Share the link with colleagues: www.afsa.org/fsj-archive. Visit the FSJ Special Collections page to view select archive articles, highlighted for their interesting content and relevance to current affairs.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

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


The following is from FamilySearch:

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

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNITED STATES DATABASES

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

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

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

Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931 – 61,584 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

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

New Historic Records Databases Posted at FamilySearch the Week of Feb 13 2017

The following is from FamilySearch:

Another 15 million indexed historic records have been added to FamilySearch’s vast collections. Included are a wide variety of records from 13 countries (including Argentina, Australia, Denmark, England, and the Netherlands) containing passenger lists, obituaries, school records, marriage records and more. And check out the 7 million Oklahoma school, Illinois church, Louisiana World War I Service, Michigan obituary, and North Carolina county marriage records. Search these free records and more at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Argentina, La Pampa, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1976 – 61,602 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975 – 273,551 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Australia, Victoria, Outward Passenger Lists, 1852-1924 – 1,598,094 – 116,274 – New indexed records and images collection
Australia, New South Wales, Deceased Estate Files, 1880-1923 – 211,390 – 0 – New indexed records collection
British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries – 1,795,894 – 237,537 – New indexed records and images collection
Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 – 182,479 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 – 54,266 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1725-1926 – 47,665 – 3,485 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 – 0 – 2,011,878 – Added images to an existing collection
Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964 – 33,214 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 – 71,620 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945 – 746 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 41,377 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records – 728,435 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Philippines Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1986 – 68,551 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860 – 0 – 1,313 – Added images to an existing collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 – 3,422 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 – 27,451 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
District of Columbia Court and Emancipation Records, 1820-1863 – 0 – 12,462 – New browsable image collection.
Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925 – 194,888 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920 – 74,174 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 – 449,089 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 – 557,105 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York State Census, 1865 – 0 – 392 – Added images to an existing collection
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 – 770,164 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850 – 487,520 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936 – 7,397,703 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 – 19,345 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

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

9,686 Nazi SS Commanders & Auschwitz Guards Names & Photos Posted Online

The Polish Institute of National Remembrance (INR) has posted the names of nearly 10,000 Nazi SS commanders and guards who helped in the extermination of more than a million Jews at Auschwitz. It’s been claimed that many of the guards were Poles – and the INR set about disproving this theory.

Upon seeing the notice of the website, I immediately checked to see if any Meitzlers or Damms were listed, and was relieved to find none. Many of my German cousins fought in both the first and second World Wars.

The following teaser is from an article posted January 31, 2017 at the DailyMail.com website.

Faces of Nazi guards who helped oversee the death of more than a million Jews at Auschwitz revealed as Poland publishes details of 10,000 of Adolf’s men

Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance has published details of 9,686 guards who worked at Auschwitz

Nearly all of them are German and the INR is seeking to dispel claims that Auschwitz was staffed by Poles

Auschwitz-Birkenau held Polish prisoners from 1940 but 1.1 million Jews died there between 1942 and 1945

The names of almost 10,000 Nazi SS commanders and guards who helped in the extermination of more than a million Jews at Auschwitz have been posted online for the first time. The huge searchable database, which includes hundreds of photographs, has been uploaded by Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (INR) in an attempt to dispel false claims that many of the guards were Polish. The list of 9,686 names are predominantly German and their pre-war occupations are listed as farmers, butchers, teachers, cobblers and all manner of jobs.

Read the full article.

Go directly to the Polish Institute of National Remembrance’ Auschwitz Guard database & website.