Here are recent USA death and probate related records databases updated at Family Search.org. We have also updated the following records on this site:

 

 

THE FOLLOWING MARRIAGE RECORD RELATED DATABASES WERE POSTED OR UPDATED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG SINCE 25 July 2012:

 

Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955Browsable Images – Not indexed yet – Records from Comanche County, Texas including births, marriages, divorce minutes, court records, probate records, and scholastic census records – 321,875 images as of 30 August 2012; up 730 images from 19 June 2011.

Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975 -Browsable Images - includes marriages, 1950-1975; chancery court records 1825-1937, and circuit court records, 1809-1900. The county court records include primarily probate records. The chancery and circuit court records include disputed estate and property records, some wills, and divorces. 203,799 images as of 26 September 2012.

Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Towns Records, 1579-2001 – Browsable Images - Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices. These include birth, marriage, and death records. 1,239,396 images as of 27 September 2012.

Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907  - Imaged Records - Name index and images of birth, marriage and death returns acquired from the State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics and the state archives. Records are organized alphabetically, then chronologically within a name. The collection is divided into three parts, Vital Records Prior to 1892, 80 towns, Vital Records, 1892-1907, and Delayed returns for births, deaths, and marriages, 1670-1891. At present, only the 1892-1907 vital records have been indexed. 634,833 records and 2,466,220 images as of 28 September 2012.

Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-2003 – Browsable Images - Part of set used under Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954. The collections consist of a name index and images (index cards) of town clerk transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths for the years 1760 to 1954. Indexing continues on records outside this year range and will be added to the collection as they are completed. Images for the years 1955 to 2008 courtesy of Ancestry.com and the Vermont State Archives. The records in this collection are for the years 1760 to 2003. 1,162,117 images as of 4 October 2012.

North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-1984 - Browsable Images - Images of death records and marriage licenses recorded in Davidson County, North Carolina. Some of the individual volumes include an index and there are comprehensive indexes to some of the records. 79,128 images as of 14 October 2012.

[NEW] Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988 – Browsable Images - Death index, probate index, marriages, deeds, homesteads, patents discharges, and coroner’s records from the Clerk of District Court, Clerk and Recorder offices in Twin Falls. This collection is being published as images become available. 91,387 images as of 25 October 2012.

[NEW] Idaho, Lemhi County Records, 1868-1964 – Browsable Images – Marriage, coroners, deeds, declarations of intention, discharges, estate files, school census and student records from the county courthouse in Salmon. This collection is being published as images become available. 129,909 images as of 3 December 2012.

[NEW] New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947 – Browsable Images - Include birth, marriage, and death records. 402,443 images as of 7 November 2012.

Montana, Chouteau County Records,1876-2011 – Browsable Images - Images of Chouteau County records held at various repositories. Records located in the Museum of the Northern Plains (River and Plains Society) include voter registers, school district records, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church records, Riverside Cemetery records and newspapers clippings of births, marriages and deaths. Records held by the Chouteau County Courthouse include birth, death, probate, naturalization, deeds and school census records. This collection is being published as image become available. — 241,430 images as of 17 November 2012.

[NEW] Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976 – Browsable Images - Includes marriage, birth, land and property, probate, naturalization, tax and old age pension records from the Marion County Clerk. – 406,225 images as of 19 November 2012.

Colorado, Denver County Probate Case Files, 1900-1925 - Browsable Images – Probate case files acquired from the Colorado State Archives in Denver. The collection begins with case number 6407. Files regarding insanity records and adoption material were restricted by the state when the records were acquired and are missing from this collection. – 1,544,153 records as of 30 July 2012.

[NEW] Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images), 1890-1976 -  Index and images - of Texas statewide death certificates–including delayed certificates, foreign deaths, and probate obituaries–from the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin. The delayed records are grouped with regular death certificates and, although frequently located in the final few volumes of a given year, can sometimes be found interspersed throughout a volume set- 4,543,234 records and 8,892,130 images as of 11 August 2012.

[NEW] Illinois, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1853-2009 – Browsable Images - Images of cemetery transcriptions and records in Illinois. Although the collection currently contains records from Elmwood cemetery in Centralia, more cemeteries will be added. The time period and coverage varies by cemetery; 5,040 images as of 14 August 2012.

[NEW] Idaho, Obituaries, 2007 – Browsable Images – Digital images of originals collected and housed by the Idaho Falls Regional Family History Center. Obituaries are from various Idaho newspapers printed in 2007. This collection has multiple arrangements: by Idaho city or town, mixed cities and name, and by out of state deaths of Idaho natives; 9,165 images as of 14 August 2012.

Maryland, Probate Estate & Guardianship Files 1796-1940 – Name index and images of probate estate files from the Register of Wills office in the county courthouse. Currently, the following counties are represented in this collection: Calvert (1882-1940), (1838-1940), Cecil (1851-1940), Kent (1749-1940), Prince George’s (1796-1940), and Queen Anne’s (1833-1940), Wicomico (1868-1940) and portions of Allegany (1779-1946) – 72,764 records and 1,485,033 images as of 15 August 2012; up  9,797 records and 268,008 images since 9 September 2011.

Kentucky Probate Records, 1792-1977Index and Images – Index of probate records created in Kentucky county courts. Probate records include wills, bonds, inventories of estates and other records. Date and record coverage varies by county. The current collection includes records for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. This is an ongoing project that is 32% complete. More records will be published as they become available.t – 12,429 records and 623,942 images as of 17 August 2012; records were added after 24 August, 2011.

[NEW] Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930 – Browsable Images - This collection includes probate records filed in Mississippi county courts. A few records may go beyond 1930, but most records in this collection were created between 1850 and 1930. The records include wills, administrations, inventories, court minutes, guardianships and other records of estates – 4,302,124 images as of 31 August 2012.

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 – 57,110 images as of 7 September 2012; up 956 images as of 29 November 2011.

[NEW] Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990 – Browsable Images - This collection contains images of probate records from seventy-five different counties in the state of Texas. The content and time period of these records vary by county – 1,164,427 images as of 12 September 2012.

North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1964Imaged 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 – 122,940 records and 2,984,447 images as of 25 September 2012; Up 23,410 records and 540,831images since 13 June 2012.

Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996Browsable Images – Probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county. – 6,996,317 records as of 27 September 2012; up 3,199,343 records since 5 June 2012.

[NEW] Florida, Probate Records, 1784-1990 – Browsable Images - Collection of probate records, including case files, wills and other documents created by the probate courts of various Florida counties. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. The records in this collection were created 1784-1990, but the content and time period of the records varies by county – 660,294 images as of 27 September 2012.

[NEW] Alabama, Probate Records, 1809-1985 –  Browsable Images - This collection includes digital images of various probate records created in the county courts in Alabama. It includes wills, administrations, guardianships, estate inventories, bonds and other records – 317,438 images as of 27 September 2012.

California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1989Imaged Records – Registers, records and certificates of county birth and death records acquired from county courthouses. This collection contains some delayed birth records, as well. Some city and towns records are also included. Records have not been acquired for Contra Costa, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Modoc, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Siskiyou, Solano, Tulare and Ventura counties. This collection is being published as images become available – 2,919,335 images as of 4 October 2012; up 1,694,678images since 15 June 2012.

Missouri Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Missouri. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 58,813 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.

Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Michigan. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 1,355,265 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.

Iowa Death and Burials, 1850-1990 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Iowa. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. a – 398,901 records as of 11 October 2012.

New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947Imaged Records – Name index and images of New Hampshire death records. Records consist of index cards that give the name of the deceased, date and place of death, plus often much more information, such as age, place of birth and names of parents. With the town and date of death, the original records can usually be located – 581,056 Records and 1,061,560 images as of 14 October 2012.

[NEW] Maine, Knox County, Probate Estate Files, 1861-1915 – Browsable Images – Estate files located in the Knox County Probate Record Office in Rockland, Maine. This collection is being published as images become available – 58,109 images as of 14 October 2012.

Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937 – The certificates are arranged numerically by file number, with a rough chronological arrangement by death date, i.e. month and year – 106,484 Records and 108,834 images as of 8 November 2012.

[NEW] Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975 - Browsable Images - This collection includes records of probate proceedings from Georgia counties. The records include estate files, inventories, wills, administrations, minutes, guardianships and other records related to probate – 2,224,833 images as of 8 November 2012.

Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate files 1686-1881 - Browsable Images – Probate estate files of Plymouth County located at Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston. The files are arranged by number then alphabetical by surname. The files cover the Series 1, 1686-1881. This collection is being published as images become available  – 358,878 images as of 10 November 2012; up 207,874images since 20 December 2011.

[NEW] Maine, Androscoggin County, Probate Estate Files, 1854-1918 – Browsable Images – Probate estate files arranged by case number, docket index books arranged by case number and date and an alphabetical card index acquired from the Androscoggin County Courthouse in Auburn –  258,605 images as of 10 November 2012.

[NEW] Oklahoma, Probate Records, 1887-2008 – Browsable Images - Probate records and estate files from Oklahoma counties. The content and time period varies by county – 6,042,924 images as of 13 November 2012.

[NEW] Arkansas, Probate Records, 1817-1979 – Browsable Images - Collection of probate records, including estate files and other documents created by the probate courts of Arkansas counties. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. This collection covers probate records created 1817-1979, but the content and time period of the records varies – 939,415 images as of 13 November 2012.

[NEW] Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967 – Broswable Images - Probate estate files of Plymouth County from two different sources: the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the archive of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts – 302,640 images as of 14 November 2012.

Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929Browsable Images – This collection includes county probate records from the Washington State Archives Northwest Regional Branch in Bellingham. They include records from Jefferson, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, San Juan, Clallam and Snohomish counties. This collection is being published as images become available. – 587,055 images as of 19 November 2012; up 392,672 images as of 15 June 2012.

[NEW] New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973 –  Browsable Images - Probate records from Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan counties – 524,272 images as of 19 November 2012.

[NEW] New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769-1936 – Browsable Images - County probate estate files for Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, and Rockingham counties. This collection is being published as images become available – 874,310 images as of 19 November 2012.

Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – Browsable Images–Images of probate records from court record collections housed at the Register of Wills in Maryland. Probate records often include wills, and other records dealing with the administration of estates including bonds, inventories, guardianships, real estate, and various indexes to the records. Includes the following counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, and Worcester. Also includes records from Baltimore City. This collection is being published as images become available.– 1,227,099 images as of 19 November 2012; up 147,592 images since 22 June 2012.

[NEW] Maine, Death Index, 1960-1996 – Indexed Records - Death index,1960-1996 by the Maine Department of Human Services from the Maine State Archives. Data for 1996 is not complete – 401,960 records as of 19 November 2012.

[NEW] New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980 – Browsable Images - Images of probate records from various court houses in New Jersey. Most records end in 1920 but some counties have records up to the year 1970 – 1,913,824 images as of 21 November 2012.

Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979 – Browsable Images - Images of probate records from various court houses in New Jersey. Most records end in 1920 but some counties have records up to the year 1970 – 503,068 images as of 21 November 2012.

[NEW] California, Probate Estate Files,1833-1991 – Browsable Images - Estate files of the Probate and Superior Courts in the counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, and Solano. The date ranges of the files will vary – 2,056,187 images as of 22 November 2012.

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. – 108,598 records and 1,378,084 images images as of 27 November 2012; up 30,187 records and 372,212 images since 10 July 2012.

[NEW] Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1854-1955 - Browsable Images - This collection includes records from the circuit and chancery courts of Putnam County. The records include disputed property and estates, wills, divorces and records of other civil proceedings – 121,173 images as of 27 November 2012.

[NEW] Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009 – Browsable Images - Images of various record types from the county clerk and recorder offices in Dillon, Montana. Records include voter registration, land and property records, and birth and death records. This collection is being published as images become available – 71,761 images as of 27 November 2012.

Ohio, Summit County, Coroner’s, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1947Browsable Image Records – Admittance cards,1915-1947 and employment cards,1915-1940 of the Edwin Shaw Hospital; burial permits,1915-1947 of the Briar Hill Cemetery and coroner’s inquest books, 1882-1922 for Summit county- 12,047 images as of 29 November 2012; up 669 images as of 13 January 2012.

Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – Browsable Imaged Records – Massachusetts births, marriages and deaths, 1916-1920 and state amendments to vital records, 1841-1920 located at the state archives in Boston. This collection is being published as images become available – 742,594 images as of 29 November 2012; up 17,531images since 17 April 2012.

[NEW] Maine, Oxford County, Probate Estate Files, 1805-1915 – Browsable Images - Images of probate estate files located at the Oxford County Courthouse in South Paris. The collection is divided into three parts: 1805-1819, 1820-1899, and 1900-1915. Most of the files are arranged by file drawer number then by name – 177,447 images as of 29 November 2012.

New York Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921Browsable Images – Images of probate records and proceedings from the Queens County Surrogate’s Court in Jamaica, New York. – 1,256,056 images as of 30 November 2012. Up 301,189 images since 22 February 2012.

New York Orange County Probate Records 1787-1938Browsable Images – Imaged Records of probate records and estate files from the Orange County Surrogate’s Court in Goshen, New York. At this time this collection does not have a name index or any finding aid. – It is published by volume and year range – 867,442 images as of 30 November 2012; up 38,009 images since10 July 2012.

Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2011 – Browsable Images - Images of vital, probate, deeds and discharge records from the county courthouse in Billings. This collection is being published as images become available – 124,478 images as of 30 November 2012.

[NEW] Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920 – Browsable Images - The Will Books for Orleans Parish courts include copies of all wills filed in Orleans Parish, 1805-1920. The will books comprise 39 bound volumes. Each volume is individually indexed at the front of each book. The will books were created in several courts including the Court of Probates (1805-1846), Second District Court (1846-1880) and Civil District Court (1880-1920). Volume 31, No. 11 is missing; 17,971 images as of 30 November 2012.

Washington State County Records 1856-2009Browsable Imaged Records – The collection consists of various records including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, 1856-2009. This is an ongoing collection. The counties will be added to the collection as their records are available. Browse the collection to determine current record and county coverage. 2,400,761 images as of 3 December 2012; up 475,931 images since 22 March 2012.

Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796 to 1921 – Browsable Imaged Records – Images of probate papers located at the Public Records Office, General Service Center, Middlesex. – 222,759 images as of 24 April 2012 – up 15,761 images since 24 April 2012.

Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940Browsable Imaged Records – Birth and probate records from Jefferson County, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available. Contact the county courthouse to get the case number for a deceased person – 591,571 images as of 5 June 2012. Up 417,630 images from 5 June 2012.

[NEW] New York, Buffalo, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Records, 1812-1970 – Browsable Images – Images of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo, New York. Only burial records go beyond the 1950s. This collection is being published as images become available; 3,240 images images as of 5 December 2012.

[NEW] New Jersey, Calvary United Methodist Church Records, 1821-2003 – Browsable Images – Church records of the Calvary United Methodist Church (formerly known as Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church) in Keyport, New Jersey. This collection is being published as images become available. Includes funeral records – 2,631 images as of 5 December 2012.

Idaho, Minidoka County Records 1913-1961Imaged Records – Marriage, naturalization, land and property, probate, school and military records located at the county courthouse in Rupert. Includes Register of Estates 1913-1929 and 19562-1961 and Marriages Affidatits 1927-1961, Marriage license stubs 1913-1921, Marriage records 1929-1955, and Marrige Register 1908-1962. This collection is being published as images become available – 42,995 images as of 5 December 2012; up 1,283 images since 16 December 2011.

Iowa, Fayette County Probate Records 1851-1928Imaged Records – Fayette County probate case files located at the Fayette County courthouse in West Union. This collection is being published as images become available – 230,855 images as of 7 December 2012; up 144,006 images since 31 May 2012.

BillionGraves Index – Indexed Records - Name index of burial records courtesy of BillionGraves which is an expansive family history database of records and images from the world’s cemeteries, all tagged with GPS locations. Volunteers around the world capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site; 2,382,367 records as of 7 December 2012; up 1,015,156 records since 7 July 2012.

[NEW] Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935 – Browsable Images - Images 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), La Crosse County (1877-1935), Pepin County (1900-1935), Shawano County (1861-1933) and Trempealeau County (1900-1920). This collection is being published as images become available; 871,878 images as of 9 December 2012.

California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records 1899-2011 -Imaged Records – Index cards and daily log book of the Italian Cemetery in Colma. This collection is being published as images become available – 32,247 images as of 10 December 2012; up 113 images since 29 September, 1011.