New USA & Canada Vital Records & State Census Data at

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at since my last posting made October 20. Also included is the 1852 state census for California, and the Matagorda County, Texas School Census Records, 1923-1946 – as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and notices 1876-2007.

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


California State Census, 1852 – Name index of population schedules listing the inhabitants of the state of California in 1852 – 188,578 records as of 30 October 2011.

California, San Mateo County Records – 1856-1967Browsable Images – County records including marriage intentions, naturalizations, deeds, patents, homesteads, and military service discharges – 546,784 images as of 5 November 2011 – up 228,435 images since 25 August 2011.

Illinois, Macon County, Decatur Public Library Collections, 1879-2007Imaged Records – Images of card indexes from the Decatur Public Library. Includes Obituary indexes, which are by year range. The World War I Soldiers Cards give soldiers, deaths, and enlistees. 64,268 images as of 5 November 2011.

Indiana Marriages 1811-1959 – Indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. Name index of marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 1959. This collection includes searchable index data for marriage returns and licenses from the following counties: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, De Kalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Harrison, Henry, Huntington, Jackson, Marshall, Ohio, Owen, Rush, and Sullivan. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers. Currently this collection is 48% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. – 1,388,579 Records as of 5 November 2011 – up 84,711 records since 23 September 2011.

North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1917Imaged Records – Index and images of estate files from North Carolina counties. The originals were filmed at the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. The estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property, including slaves – This project was indexed in partnership with the North Carolina Genealogical Society and Library – 32,197 records and 688,692 images as of 30 October 2011.

Ohio, Stark County Coroner’s Records – 1890-2002Imaged Records – Images of Coroner’s Inquest books, reports, and case files from the courthouse in Canton, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available – 45,057 Images as of 28 October 2011 – Up 39,054 imaged documents since 16 Aug 2011.

Oregon, Columbia County Records 1854-1858Imaged Records – This collection includes digital images of land and property, marriage, and naturalization records and indexes digitally captured at the Columbia County Courthouse in St. Helens, Oregon. This collection is being published as images become available – Includes Marriage Indexes 1854-1899, and Marriage Records 1854-1961 – 76,659 images as of 1 November 2011.

Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934Digitized Records – Digital images and index of birth certificates for the state of Texas. Original records at the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas – 1,058,705 records as of 30 October, 2011 – up 422,956 records since 18 Mar 2011 – 999,015 images as of 30 October 2011 – from 394 rolls of film and digital images.

Texas Deaths, 1977-1986Imaged Records – Images of Texas statewide death certificates, including delayed certificates, from the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin. Additional certificates will be added to the collection as they become available. Certificates for 1978 are currently posted by county. 130,208 images as of 11 November 2011. Up 59,536 images since 12 October 2011.

Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007Imaged Records – Miscellaneous cemetery records from the city of San Antonio, Texas. Records from the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Old City Cemetery, and San Jose Burial Park are included. Original records are in the custody of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. 38,892 images as of 5 November 2011.

Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946Imaged Records – School census records for Matagorda County, Texas. Records are arranged by year, race (“colored” and “white”) and then alphabetically by surname. Additional images will be published to this collection as they become available – Currently covers 1923-1946 – with each year in alphabetical order – 52,548 images as of 7 November 2011.

Wisconsin Probate Estate Files, 1848-1933Images of probate estate case files from various counties in Wisconsin. This collection includes Fond du Lac County (1848-1917), Green County (1848-1885), Jackson County (1897-1935), Pepin County (1900-1935), Shawano County (1861-1933) and Trempealeau County (1900-1920). From Wisconsin State Historical Society & FHL digital images – 655,795 images as of 5 November 2011.

U.S.A. Social Security Death Index – A name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962 – 90,732,247 Records as of 5 November 2011.

Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and notices 1876-2007 – Imaged Records – Digital images of an obituary card index and the obituary section of selected periodicals located in the RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan. Contains the obituary sections from the following Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications: Royal Canadian Mounted Police quarterly (title varies), 1933-2007; Pony express : Staff Relations Branch newsletter, 1976-1994; and Scarlet and gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association. Vancouver Division), 1919-1997. Includes the honour roll section, p. 250-253, covering deaths of those RCMP killed while on duty, 1876-1971, from the following book: The pictorial history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police / S.W. Horrall ; foreword by W.L. Higgitt. Toronto, Ontario : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1973 – 9,476 images as of 3 October 2011.

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