World War I Service Cards for N.C. Vets Released to the Public on FamilySearch

The following excerpt is from the November 12, 2016 edition of pilotonline.com:

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BARCO, N.C. – Capt. Basil Sherwood Snowden of Currituck County joined the Army on Sept. 2, 1917, as part of the 318th Engineers.

He died in a motorcycle accident in Gevrolles, France, in December the following year at 30 years old. He had been promoted to captain just two months earlier.

That brief but poignant information comes from a small document filled in with a typewriter and some scribbling almost 100 years ago.

World War I service cards from the State Archives of North Carolina are now available online at FamilySearch.org, according to a news release from the agency. The database of about 80,000 North Carolinians who served in the war allows searches by name, birthplace and life events.

Read the full article.

Check out the database at FamilySearch.org.

New Historic Records Databases Added On FamilySearch the Week of November 7 & 14, 2016

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Over 4 million birth, death, census, civil, church, and other indexed records were published and made available the week of November 7 at FamilySearch this week. Find new historical records from South Africa, Peru, Netherlands, Russia, Philippines, and across the United States including Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Alabama, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

BillionGraves Index – 313,368 – 313,368 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Netherlands Archival Indexes Miscellaneous Records – 939 – 0 – New indexed records collection

Peru Puno Civil Registration 1890-2005 – 8 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Philippines Manila Civil Registration 1899-1984 – 252,908 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939 – 0 – 426,296 – Added images to an existing collection

South Africa Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records 1848-1956 – 317,868 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

UNTTED STATES DATABASES

Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans 1907, 1921, 1927 – 0 – 13,710 – New browsable image collection.

Illinois Archdiocese of Chicago Cemetery Records 1864-1989 – 1,921,208 – 1,623,555 – New indexed records and images collection

Iowa Delayed Birth Records 1850-1939 – 540,796 – 419,728 – New indexed records and images collection

Iowa Death Records 1921-1940 – 516,904 – 475,273 – New indexed records and images collection

Oregon Births 1860-1952 – 12,923 – 0 – New indexed records collection

South Dakota School Records 1879-1970 – 59,241 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Tennessee Birth Records (ER Series) 1908-1912 – 212,545 – 213,127 – New indexed records and images collection

Utah Birth Certificates 1903-1914– 29 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Items Added the Week Of November 14, 2016

Check out the astounding 11.8 million new records from the New York Passenger List indexes! Also, more immigration records and other historic records were recently published in American Samoa, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Africa, Venezuela, and the United States. Many thanks go to the diligent indexers around the world for completing these projects.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

American Samoa Passenger Lists and Travel Documents 1918-1965 – 0 – 6,563 – New browsable image collection.

Brazil Pernambuco Civil Registration 1804-2014 – 272,691 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Chile Civil Registration 1885-1903 – 1,792,848 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru Lambayeque Civil Registration 1873-1998 – 168 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru Amazonas Civil Registration 1939-1998 – 32,618 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru La Libertad Civil Registration 1903-1998 – 189,810 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Africa Cape Province Kimberley Probate Records of the Supreme Court 1871-1937 – 148,844 – 96,578 – New indexed records and images collection

Venezuela Diocese of San Cristóbal Catholic Church Records 1601-1962 – 688,583 – 128,484 – New indexed records and images collection

United States Databases

California Chinese Partnerships and Departures from San Francisco 1893-1943 – 54,617 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Maine J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection ca. 1780-1999 – 1,815 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Massachusetts Index to Boston Passenger Lists 1848-1891 – 24,002 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists 1906-1942 – 11,883,075 – 748,065 – New indexed records and images collection

New York Rouses Point and Waddington Crew Lists 1954-1956 – 4,158 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

North Carolina World War I Service Cards 1917-1919 – 92,649 – 92,578 – New indexed records and images collection

Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection 1947-2010 – 0 – 5,996 – Added images to an existing collection

Rhode Island Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1630-1945 – 0 – 198,109 – Added images to an existing collection

Washington Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians 1911-1919 – 51,169 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

West Virginia Naturalization Records 1814-1991 – 717 – 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.

Free Family History Library Classes/Webinars for November 2016

These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques.

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November 3 – 1:00 P.M. British Case Studies Webinar
November 5 – 1:00 P.M. Reading Spanish Handwriting Webinar
November 8 – 11:00 A.M. Ask Your United States Research Question Webinar; 1:00 P.M. Lessons on English Life: A Fun Look at English Parish Registers
November 9 – 10:00 A.M. Italian Language Indexing Webinar (1½ hours)
November 10 – 1:00 A.M. Descendancy Research Webinar
November 14 – 1:00 P.M. Reivers and Relatives: Ancestors Along the Anglo-Scottish Border Webinar
November 15 – 2:00 P.M. Exploring Danish Census Records Online Webinar
November 16 – 10:00 A.M. French Language Indexing Webinar (1½ hours) – 10:00 A.M. GENTEAM.AT—A Necessity When Doing Czech and Austrian Research Webinar; 1:00 P.M. Lost in London: Tracing Elusive Ancestry in England’s Largest City Webinar
November 17 – 11:00 A.M. Learn How to Use the Online, Searchable Meyer’s German Gazetteer Webinar; 1:00 P.M. Your British Questions Answered Webinar
November 19 – 10:00 A.M. Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (1½ hours) Note: To register, call 1-801-240-4673 at least 1 week before the workshop to find out which requirements should be completed before attending; 1:00 P.M. Preguntas frequentes de Árbol Familiar Webinar
November 22 – 1:00 P.M. Using Digital Libraries for German Family History Research Webinar
November 30 – 10:00 A.M. Dutch Language Indexing Webinar (1½ hours)

Access the online webinars directly at this link or go to FamilySearch.org. Click on Search, and select Wiki. Type Webinars and choose the second entry. Click on Upcoming Classes and Seminars, then the name of the month. Scroll to find the desired class.

Unique FamilySearch Center Opens in Layton, Utah

The following News Release is from FamilySearch:

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Salt Lake City, Utah (31 October 2016) – Grandparents, parents, and children are exploring their family histories together in ways that were unimaginable just a few short years ago. At the new Layton Utah FamilySearch Center, located at 915 West Gordon Avenue, families huddle around 55″ touch-screen monitors, discovering the stories and photos of their ancestors and discussing how their stories provide inspiration in facing their own daily challenges. The open house for the new center will begin Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m., and it will run Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The facility is free to the public.

“Our hope is that the Layton FamilySearch Center will feed and enlarge what Alex Haley called a ‘marrow-deep’ hunger to know our heritage; that what we discover and experience here will not only shore up our identity, but also clarify our potential,” said Elder Kyle S. McKay, Area Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and local ecclesiastical leader for the Layton area. Elder McKay added what one young man recently said following his family history experience: “When I consider what my ancestors did, I sometimes feel that I am nothing. Other times I feel that, because of them, I am everything and can do anything.”

Family members of all ages will love exploring the family room and new children’s areas in the new 14,000-square-foot facility. Families can play games together, and they can learn how Grandma and Grandpa met and fell in love. Families and youth groups love creating and preserving favorite family stories and moments through using the free high-definition audio and video recording studios. The recordings can be emailed instantly.

“This remarkable state-of-the-art facility is designed to personalize the family history experience for all ages. Our guests have been enthusiastic and excited about discovering new family connections and are enlightened and blessed by their stories,” explained Lyle R. Elmore, who with his wife, Linda M. Elmore, serve as co-directors of the new center.

Youth groups will appreciate the inviting modern design, casual seating, collaboration areas, and interactive learning stations that will help them discover the meaning of their names and other interesting facts about their name and the year they were born.

Special equipment will also enable guests to transfer precious family memories from VHS tapes to DVD. Equipment is also available to help people digitally preserve printed family photos and scrapbooks so they can be preserved on USB drives or uploaded directly to FamilySearch.org where they can be preserved long term and readily shared.

Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, explained the attraction of the center: “Family history continues to grow in popularity, driven by strong positive emotions and insatiable curiosity to know more about who we are and made possible by amazing technologies. The Layton FamilySearch Center will be a great gathering place and blessing to everyone who visits, providing continual fun and memorable personal and family discovery experiences.”

It is recommended that guests create a free FamilySearch account at FamilySearch.org and begin building their family tree before their arrival. By creating their family tree online and adding family photos and stories prior to coming, your visit to the new facility will be personalized and greatly enhanced. For additional information or to book group reservations, visit the center’s website at familysearch.org/fhc/layton.

The hours for the public open house are:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016, 1:00–9:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, November 4–5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m.

The center will officially open to the public on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Normal hours of operation will be Monday and Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; and Saturday 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.

The center is located at 915 West Gordon Avenue, Layton, Utah.

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

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

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

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNITED STATES DATABASES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 10 RECORDS ADDED OR UPDATED

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

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNITED STATES DATABASES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEEK OF OCTOBER 3 RECORDS ADDED OR UPDATED

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

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNITED STATES DATABASES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family History Library in Salt Lake City Begins Construction of New Discovery Center

The new Discovery Center on the ground floor of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City is now under construction. The following news release is from FamilySearch. Check out the time-lapse video covering the construction.

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Salt Lake City, Utah (October 10, 2016) – The popular Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City has begun construction on its new Family History Discovery Center. When complete, the main floor attraction will create family history experiences for patrons of all ages. The project is on a fast track to be completed in February 2017. Admission will be free to the public.

“We have been excited for quite some time to start construction on the new discovery center,” said Tamra Stansfield, manager of the Family History Library. “Our guests, particularly those who are completely new to family history, will be able to enjoy fun, personal discoveries through interactive technological experiences with their family’s history.”

Stansfield said the new center will make the library another unique and exciting destination for locals, families, and youth groups, as well as for tourists of all ages visiting Utah or Temple Square from around the world.

The Family History Library is the flagship facility in a network of over 4,900 family history centers worldwide managed by FamilySearch International, a nonprofit subsidiary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The fun, engaging activities designed for the discovery center are part of an organizational effort to introduce more people to the many fun facets of personal and family discovery.

FamilySearch is learning that if individuals and families have fun, personalized, quick successes and experiences with their family’s history, they will continue to be more involved at different levels throughout their lives. It also deepens appreciation for family connections across multiple generations.

The new discovery center will create a fun environment for families to discuss their family history together in inviting, unexpected ways. Youth particularly will enjoy the life-size touch-screen computer monitors for some of the interactive stations. In addition, there will be an enclosed space for parents with smaller children that will allow them to explore their family history while also being able to observe their children play.

A fun green-screen feature will let guests choose from a variety of themed backgrounds to create a lasting photo memory of their visit to the discovery center.

The new transformations are designed to offer unique interactive and immersive discovery experiences for visitors of all ages while still offering the vast collections and expertise the library is known for among family history enthusiasts and researchers.

When the new discovery center opens, “We expect to find the next generation of dedicated family historians at play in our library,” said Stansfield.

Many of the interactive features in the new discovery center will use a patron’s family history in the FamilySearch.org Family Tree to create custom learning experiences at a variety of stations. Stansfield suggests individuals and families take the time now during construction to create a free account at FamilySearch.org from home and begin building their family tree, adding favorite family stories and photos together. A developed family tree will enhance their experience when the discovery center opens in 2017.

The Family History Library’s staff and other typical services and historic record collections will continue to be accessible during the construction of the discovery center.

The prototype discovery center currently located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City will be closed to the public once the new center is opened in 2017 but will continue to operate as a FamilySearch development lab, where future experiences can be created and tested. A smaller discovery center was opened earlier this year in Seattle, Washington.

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

Artist’s renderings of the new discovery center can be found online here.

New Data Added At FamilySearch the Week of August 29, 2016

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Almost 3.5 million indexed records have been published recently including a new Freedmen’s Bureau collection and others from Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, England, Spain, France, Paraguay, and the United States. See the interactive table below for these and more historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org. Join our online indexing volunteers anytime and help make more of these exciting collections discoverable to more people. Find out how at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Australia Tasmania Civil Registration 1803-1933 – 425,774 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Australia Queensland Maryborough Public Records 1847-1989 – 17,156 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004 – 34,891 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

France Dordogne Censuses 1876 – 347,941 – 7,280 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Luxembourg Civil Registration 1662-1941 – 32,614 – 0 – New indexed records and images collection

Namibia Dutch Reformed Church Records 1956-1984 – 2,460 – 17,342 – New indexed records collection

Netherlands Gelderland Province Civil Registration 1800-1952 – 39,539 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Zealand Obituaries 1844-1963 – 14,545 – 2,385 – New indexed records and images collection

Paraguay Catholic Church Records 1754-2015 – 95,312 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Spain Province of Jaén Municipal Records 1519-1941 – 31,879 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Spain Diocese of Lugo Catholic Parish Records 1550-1966 – 19,557 – 76,329 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

UNITED STATES COLLECTIONS

Arizona Payson Obituaries 1948-2008 – 213,416 – 17,032 – New indexed records and images collection

California Napa and Butte Counties Obituaries 1866-1992 – 37,422 – 0 – New indexed records and images collection

California San Francisco Register of Chinese Immigrant Court Cases and Foreign Seamen Tax Cards 1883-1924 – 0 – 12,404 – New browsable image collection.

Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications 1885-1955 – 43,476 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Iowa State Census 1905 – 11,105 – 2,197,778 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837- 1965 – 0 – 16,231 – New browsable image collection.

Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1835-1838 – 0 – 10,288 – New browsable image collection.

Massachusetts Boston Passenger Lists Index 1899-1940 – 978,688 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845 – 0 – 2,522 – New browsable image collection.

New Hampshire Civil War Service and Pension Records 1861-1866 – 152,553 – 69,064 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782 – 0 – 97,668 – New browsable image collection.

New Hampshire Revolutionary War Records 1675-1835 – 0 – 8,821 – New browsable image collection.

Rhode Island Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1630-1945 – 3,290 – 33,769 – New indexed records and images collection

Texas Matagorda County School Census Records 1923-1946 – 372,298 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States Freedmen’s Bureau Labor Contracts Indenture and Apprenticeship Records 1865-1872 – 620,353 – 261,750 – New indexed records and images collection

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942 – 0 – 882,986 – Added images 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.

With $500K Gift, FGS Announces Completion of Fundraising for Preserve the Pensions

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September 1, 2016: Springfield, IL – Today at its annual conference, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announced the receipt of a historic $500,000 anonymous contribution to the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions fundraising project. The unprecedented donation, which came from outside of the genealogical community, will be matched by Ancestry.com, and in total provide $1 million to the project. Those funds, along with crowdsourced funds from the genealogical community have provided more than $3 million dollars to the project. With these donations, FGS officially has announced the completion of fundraising for “Preserve the Pensions,” the landmark community fundraising project.

The largest fundraising effort ever initiated for a single genealogical record set, Preserve the Pensions involved donations from more than 4,000 individuals and 115 genealogical and lineage societies. Each donation was generously matched by Ancestry.com.

“We are humbled and grateful for the generosity of the genealogical community and those outside of our community who are dedicated to the preservation of records, thank you!” noted D. Joshua Taylor, FGS President. “This historic gift, in-tandem with the thousands of contributions from individual genealogists and societies, illustrates the incredible power of the genealogical community – together we can make a difference.”

The War of 1812 pensions, among the most frequently requested set of materials within the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), had never been microfilmed or digitized. Now, with fundraising complete for the project, and with ongoing cooperation from the project’s partners and major supporters, NARA, Ancestry, Fold3, and FamilySearch, these important documents will be made available free, forever to the general public. The project, set out to raise more than $3 million in 2010, an unprecedented amount for the genealogical community.

“It’s gratifying to see the fundraising portion of this project completed after five years, and now we look forward to ensuring these important records are preserved,” said Ancestry President and CEO Tim Sullivan. “This is a fantastic moment for FGS, the genealogical community, and future generations who will benefit from the perseveration of these rich pension records. We want to thank the more than 4,000 individuals who have contributed and are thrilled to play a matching role in this campaign.”

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents genealogical, historical, and lineage organizations throughout the United States. The Federation empowers the genealogical community through its annual conference, publications (including FGS FORUM) and projects. The Federation was the driving force behind the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors project alongside the National Parks Service and since 2010 has been actively involved in Preserve the Pensions, an effort to raise more than $3 million to digitize and make freely available the pension files from the War of 1812. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.

Two Free Week-Long Online Seminars Available Starting Monday From FamilySearch

The following announcement was received from Raymon Naisbitt, AG® at FamilySearch International:

The Family History Library is hosting two free week-long research seminars that will also be hosted live as free online webinars.

  • Next week, Aug 22nd-26th there will be 19 classes/webinars offered on United States Research
  • From Sept 12-16th there will be 24 classes/webinars offered on research in Europe.

Register for free at http://bit.ly/2blpozl
Or go to wiki.familysearch.org and type “classes and webinars.”

New & Updated Databases Posted FamilySearch: August 15, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch:

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New Collections Update: Week of August 15, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The past two weeks have brought a few new large indexed collections, including New York passenger lists, English parish registers, and United States muster rolls, plus images and indexes from the Czech Republic, Peru, Norway, Portugal, and the United States. See the interactive table below for these and more historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org. Join our online indexing volunteers anytime and help make more of these exciting collections discoverable to more people. Find out how at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

COLLECTIONS – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

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

Czech Republic Church Books 1552-1963 – 31,206 – 0 – Added indexed records 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

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

District of Columbia Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records 1863-1872 – 90,597 – 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

United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps 1798-1937 – 4,091,420 – 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.

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

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

Location – Number of Indexed Records – Date Posted or Updated

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

UNITED STATES DATABASES

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

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

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

CEMETERIES – WORLDWIDE

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

FamilySearch & ALA’s Digital Public Library Announce Partnership

The following is from FamilySearch:

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BOSTON/SALT LAKE CITY— In concert with the American Library Association national conference in Orlando, Florida, this week, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will expand access to FamilySearch.org’s growing free digital historical book collection to DPLA’s broad audience of users including genealogists, researchers, family historians, students, and more.

Family history/genealogy continues to be a popular and growing hobby. And FamilySearch is a leader in the use of technology to digitally preserve the world’s historic records and books of genealogical relevance for easy search and access online. With this new partnership, DPLA will incorporate metadata from FamilySearch.org’s online digital book collection that will make more than 200,000 family history books discoverable through DPLA’s search portal later this year. From DPLA, users will be able to access the free, fully viewable digital books on FamilySearch.org.

The digitized historical book collection at FamilySearch.org includes genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees. Tens of thousands of new publications are added yearly.

“We’re excited to see information about FamilySearch’s vast holdings more broadly circulated to those trained to collect, catalog, and distribute useful information. Joint initiatives like this with DPLA help us to further expand access to the rich historic records hidden in libraries and archives worldwide to more curious online patrons,” said David Rencher, FamilySearch’s Chief Genealogy Officer.

Dan Cohen, Executive Director of DPLA, sees the addition of FamilySearch’s digital book collection as part of DPLA’s ongoing mission to be an essential site for family history researchers: “At DPLA, we aspire to collect and share cultural heritage materials that represent individuals, families, and communities from all walks of life across the country, past and present. The FamilySearch collection and our continued engagement with genealogists and family researchers is critical to help bring the stories represented in these treasured resources to life in powerful and exciting ways.”

FamilySearch is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and preservation of personal and family histories and stories, introducing individuals to their ancestors through the widespread access to records, and collaborating with others who share this vision. Within DPLA, FamilySearch’s book collection will be discoverable alongside over 13 million cultural heritage materials contributed by DPLA’s growing network of over 2,000 libraries, archives, and museums across the country, opening up all new possibilities for discovery for users and researchers worldwide.

Find more about FamilySearch or search its resources online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about Digital Public Library of America at https://dp.la.

About FamilySearch
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.

About the Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated more than 13 million items from 2,000 institutions. The DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Flash Sale – 20% off select Family Tree Books

The following books are all on sale at 20% off, through July 5 or while supplies last.

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The Family Tree Polish, Czech And Slovak Genealogy Guide, How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe; by Lisa A Alzo

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Trace Your German Roots Online, A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites; by James M Beidler

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Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, How to Find Your Family History on the No. 1 Genealogy Website; by Nancy Hendrickson

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The Family Tree Historical Maps Book, A State-by-State Atlas of US History, 1790-1900; by Allison Dolan

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The Family Tree Historical Maps Book – Europe, A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s; by Allison Dolan

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How to Archive Family Photos, A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally; by Denise May Levenick

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Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org, How to Find Your Family History on the Largest Free Genealogy Website; by Dana Mccullough

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The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors; by Marsha Hoffman Rising

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The Genealogist’s U.S. History Pocket Reference: Quick Facts and Timelines of American History to Help Understand Your Ancestors; by Nancy Hendrickson

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The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe; by James Beidler

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Family Tree Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition; by Diane Haddad

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From the Family Kitchen, Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes; by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Trace Your Genealogy in Europe; by Allison Dolan

FamilySearch Databases Added or Updated May 3 through June 27, 2016

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The following listing is of those databases added or updated to familySearch since my last posting about the FamilySearch databases in early May.

Collection Name & Dates Covered – Total Number of Records – Date Posted

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 – 829,413 – 08 Jun 2016
Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955 – 599,723 – 19 May 2016
Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 – 69,725 – 21 Jun 2016
Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 – 263,364 – 17 May 2016
Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 – 384,559 – 24 May 2016
Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 – 345,710 – 24 May 2016
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 – 18,413 – 24 May 2016
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 – 192,760 – 17 Jun 2016
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 – 2,190,017 – 06 Jun 2016
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 – 969,091 – 21 Jun 2016
Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964 – 39,155 – 27 Jun 2016
Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851 – 57,123 – 07 Jun 2016
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 88,505 – 23 Jun 2016
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 – 474,034 – 06 May 2016
France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Civil Registration, 1792-1893 – 486,376 – 31 May 2016
Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867 – 507,109 – 04 May 2016
Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Funeral Sermons, 1597-1794 – Browse Images – 03 May 2016
Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978 – 1,195,493 – 13 May 2016
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 – 214,588 – 06 Jun 2016
Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945 – 42,239 – 24 May 2016
Italy, Imperia, San Remo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1805-1910 – 70,810 – 06 Jun 2016
Italy, Roma, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1863-1930 – Browse Images – 10 May 2016
Italy, Udine, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1871-1911 – 257,344 – 07 Jun 2016
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 – 1,150,575 – 13 May 2016
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 – 832,595 – 31 May 2016
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 409,570 – 11 May 2016
Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998 – 522,068 – 31 May 2016
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 – 876,362 – 31 May 2016
Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984 – 2,372,740 – 01 Jun 2016
South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972 – 526,527 – 24 Jun 2016
South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992 – 148,919 – 19 May 2016
South Africa, Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991 – 117,356 – 24 Jun 2016
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956 – 180,341 – 10 Jun 2016
United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920 – 18,567 – 06 Jun 2016
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Valencia, Catholic Church Records, 1760, 1905-2013 – 84,273 – 23 Jun 2016
Zimbabwe Death notices, 1904-1976 – 301,749 – 04 May 2016

UNITED STATES & CANADA DATABASES

BillionGraves Index – 18,198,653 – 06 Jun 2016
Find A Grave Index – 146,748,413 – 07 Jun 2016
Arizona Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993-1994 – 50,880 – 13 Jun 2016
Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944 – 1,001,777 – 27 Jun 2016
Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 – 1,869,736 – 26 May 2016
California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985-2011 – 70,598 – 19 May 2016
California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997 – 168,674 – 16 May 2016
Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939 – 27,635 – 10 Jun 2016
Florida, Port Everglades Passenger Lists, 1932-1951 – 24,375 – 24 May 2016
Georgia, Brunswick Passenger Lists, 1904-1939 – 776 – 24 May 2016
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940 – 2,859,465 – 18 May 2016
Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950 – 700,117 – 26 May 20 2016
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 – 6,527,955 – 20 May 2016
Indiana, Civil Marriages, 1828-1957 – 10,571 – 27 Jun 2016
Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935 – 2,282,689 – 26 May 2016
Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950 – 608,259 – 23 May 2016
Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992 – 1,261,966 – 23 May 2016
Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934 – 2,271,641 – 23 May 2016
Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949 – 86,762 – 02 Jun 2016
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 – 474,485 – 26 May 2016
Louisiana Naturalization Records, 1831-1906 – 20,710 – 03 Jun 2016
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 – 2,129,543 – 16 May 2016
Michigan Civil Marriages, 1834-1974 – 34,763 – 11 May 2016
Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995 – 1,267,961 – 11 May 2016
Michigan Probate Records, 1797-1973 – Browse Images – 16 May 2016
Minnesota, Baudette, Warroad, and International Falls Passenger Lists, 1910-1923 – 793 – 24 May 2016
Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949 – 870,856 – 14 Jun 2016
Missouri, Civil Marriages, 1820-1874 – 4,883 – 27 Jun 2016
Montana, Meagher County Records, 1866-2012 – 1,030 – 05 May 2016
New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956 – 1,046,045 – 20 May 2016
North Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Assistant Commissioner Records, 1862-1870 – 127,316 – 18 May 2016
Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003 – 4,012,169 – 26 May 2016
Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 – 2,548,575 – 25 May 2016
Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 – 3,044 – 09 May 2016
Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1924-1952 – 200,315 – 24 May 2016
Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877 – 63,053 – 22 Jun 2016
Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868 – 59,257 – 31 May 2016
Washington Birth Records, 1869-1950 – 159,323 – 31 May 2016
West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 – 170,948 – 22 Jun 2016
Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911 – 755,345 – 20 Jun 2016
Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930 – 197,702 – 16 Jun 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Freedmen’s Court Records, 1865-1872 – 44,466 – 16 Jun 2016
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 – 15,860,523 – 23 Jun 2016
United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949 – 647,814 – 17 May 2016

Canadian Headstones – 1,099,535 – 10 May 2016
Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858 – Browse Images – 06 May 2016