Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org:
Currently updates as of 14 July 2014
Previous update: 13 June 2014
There is a permanent link at the top of the blog to a page with links to all five United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists. Use the page to access the following database lists at any time:
- United States Birth & Christening Records at FamilySearch.org
- United States Marriage Documents & Divorce Records at FamilySearch.org
- United States Death & Probate Documents & Indexes at FamilySearch.org
- United States Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at FamilySearch.org
- Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org
[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. – There are 1,164,427 Images as of 17 June 2014.
[NEW] North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970 — Browsable Images — Collection of various county records including, wills, guardianships, estates, voter registration books, coroner’s inquests, etc. It was filmed at the North Carolina Department of Archives and History in Raleigh. This collection is being published as images become available. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage. – There are 593,567 Images as of 18 June 2014.
Montana, Lake County Records, 1857-2010 — Searchable Index & Browsable Images — Deeds, school census, mining, vital records, probate, and divorce records located at the county courthouse in Polson. This collection is being published as images become available. Birth and Death records indexed. – There are 23,985 Records and 94,699 Images as of 18 June 2014; up 23,985 Records since 1 May 2014.
Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003 — Searchable Index & Browsable Images— Name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.– There are 3,378,538 Records and 1,434,177 Images as of 18 June 2014; up 1,434,177 images since 24 March 2014.
[NEW] Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1949 — Browsable Images — This collection contains the following records for the listed institutions: 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. This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 12,047 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[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. – There are 1,913,824 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Maine, Aroostook County Probate Records, 1837-2007 — Browsable Images — Indexes, books, dockets and estate files located in the probate office in Houlton, Maine – There are 129,686 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002 — Browsable Images —Collection of digital images of marriage, court, land, school and other records from Elbert County. – There are 63,290 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1933 — Browsable Images — Includes Atlanta city census and voter registration and a necrology including transcribed obituaries, death and cemetery records from Fulton County. – There are 31,670 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972 — Browsable Images — Vital records, coroner’s inquests, military discharges, deeds, patents, probate case files and registers of cases located at the Clerk of the District Court, Clerk and Recorder Offices in Shoshone. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 163,636 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979 —Browsable Images — Images of county probate books. The record content and time period varies by county. – There are 504,141 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[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.– There are 877,366 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973 — Browsable Images — Probate records from Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan counties. – There are 524,272 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 — Browsable Images — Probate records and estate files from Oklahoma counties. The content and time period varies by county. – There are 6,044,798 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Missouri, Probate Records, 1800-1959 — Browsable Images —This collection includes probate records created by county courts including wills and records of estates. Most of the records in this collection fall between 1840 and 1930, but the content and years of the court records varies by county. In rare instances, if the court heard other cases in addition to probate, such as civil disputes or even some criminal matters, the records are mixed in with the probate records. Most of this collection is images of records filmed by FamilySearch. The estate files from Cole and Andrew counties were scanned at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, Missouri. There is an index for the estate files from Cole and Andrew counties. Additional images will be published as they become available.– There are 143,379 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012 — Browsable Images — Images of county records for Swisher County, Texas. Records include vital records, military discharges, probate records, deed records, marks and brands, court records and civil case files from the county and district courts. It is being published as images become available. – There are 93,603Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Idaho,Butte County Records, 1882-1970 — Browsable Images —Land, marriage, and probate records from the county courthouse in Arco. – There are 23,226 Images as of 18 June 2014.
[NEW] Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962 — Browsable Images — Land, naturalization, marriage, military, school and probate records from the Clerk of the District Court in Gooding. This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 52,108 Images as of 18 June 2014.
Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Name index and images of Idaho county marriages acquired from local courthouses. Also includes records for the towns of Ashton and Marysville. Bannock County marriages are not currently apart of this collection. Currently the collection includes the following counties: Ada, Adams, Benewah, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington.– There are 148,053 Records and 62,274 Images as of 19 June 2014; up 39,405 Images since 2 January 2014.
Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — 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. – There are 1,379,066 Records and 1,831,788 Images as of 24 June 2014; up 16,887 Records since 15 November 1013.
BillionGraves Index — Searchable Index — 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.– There are 7,977,395 Records as of 24 June 2014; up 522,882 records since 28 May 2014.
Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915 — 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. This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 819,700 Images as of 25 June 2014.
Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — 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 records from all Indiana counties except Howard, Johnson, and Montgomery. This is an ongoing project, so additional records will be added as indexing is completed. New images are being added as they become available. Images of some marriage records included in the index cannot be viewed online due to various contract restrictions. In instances where digital images are not available, microfilm copies of the original records are available at the Family History Library and through family history centers.– There are 3,271,252 Records and 1,183,405 Images as of 27 June 2014; up 487,117 records and 19,519 images since 25 April 2014.
Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004 — Browsable Images — Obituary file from the Crawford County Genealogical Society in Galion, Ohio.– There are 127,017 Images as of 30 June 2014; up 25,819 images since 4 June 2012.
[NEW] Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996 — Browsable Images — Probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county. – There are 6,995,866 Images as of 1 July 2014.
[NEW] Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994 — Browsable Images — Newspaper clippings collected by the Old Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogical Society. – There are 3,200,560 Images as of 3 July 2014.
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922, 1959-1994 — Searchable Index — Name index of deaths recorded at Cook County, Illinois – including the City of Chicago. Deaths for Cook County (excluding the City of Chicago) are missing for the years 1910-1915. Records for 1959-1994 are only for Chicago.– There are 2,183,464 Records as of 10 July 2014; up 751,805 records as of 29 April 2010.