FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 24 November 2014

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org:

Currently updates as of 24 November 2014

Previous update: 28 October 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:

Recent Changes:

Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Transcripts of headstones from various Maine cemeteries. Includes series 1 and 2. – There are 356,698 Records and 350,478 Images as of 30 October 2014; up 356,698 Records since 20 December 2013.

Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992 — Searchable Index —Compilation of county death records. The collection contains indexes, death records, certificates, registers, etc. for 98 of the 99 counties. – There are 503,921 Records as of 30 October 2014; up 149,620 Records since 20 May 2014.

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 594,183 Images as of 31 October 2014; up 616 Images since 18 June 2014.

Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999 — Browsable Images — Images of probate records from court record collections from the Register of Wills in Maryland counties. 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. – There are 1,933,787 Images as of 3 November 2014; up 18,048 Images since 9 October 2014.

[NEW] California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011 — Browsable Images — Index cards and daily log book of the Italian Cemetery in Colma. This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 32,338 Images as of 3 November 2014.

[NEW] Ohio, Stark County Coroner’s Records, 1890-2002 — Browsable Images — 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. – There are 57,294 Images as of 4 November 2014.

Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1950 — Browsable Images — This collection includes marriage records recorded in Pierce County, Washington. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 13,521 Images as of 4 November 2014; up 732 Images since 30 August 2012.

Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1932 — Browsable Images — Probate case files from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland. The files are arranged by docket number, case number and date. This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 2,622,673 Images as of 4 November 2014; up 152,511 Images since 28 October 2014.

[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. – There are 25,285 Images as of 4 November.

Tennessee, Cocke County Records, 1860-1930 — Browsable Images — This collection includes marriage records, 1870-1929; wills, 1860-1929 and chancery court records, 1860-1930. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 95,979 Images as of 4 November 2014; up 3,659 Images since 6 December 2013.

Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634-1951 — Browsable Images — Images from original records at the Circuit Court in Isle of Wight, Virginia. Records include marriages, guardianship, military lists, court orders, dockets, bonds, fees, and judgments. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 110,540 Images as of 4 November 2014; up 115 Images since 17 June 2014.

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961 — Searchable Index — Name index of Kentucky death certificates. Statewide death registration began in 1911.– There are 1,558,204 Records as of 4 November 2014; up 173,963 Records since 14 April 2011.

Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images and partial index of marriage records from Washington counties. The index includes marriage records for Clallam, Lewis, Pacific, Snohomish, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties. Images for both indexed and non-indexed counties are available in the browse. Additional records from other counties will be added to this collection as they become available.– There are 48,385 Records and 800,158 Images as of 6 November 2014; up 202,456 Images since 29 January 2014.

New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Probate Estate Files, 1886-1900 — Browsable Images — Images of probate estate case files located at the 8th Circuit Court, Probate Division in Keene. – There are 100,767 Images as of 6 November 2014.

Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1920-2009 — Browsable Images — Images of programs from the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. These programs are arranged alphabetically by the names of persons collecting and donating the programs and not alphabetically by the names of those in the programs. Sometimes obituaries are included. – There are 20,444 Records and 22,727 Images as of 6 November 2014; up 20,444 Records since 30 July 2014.

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 164,868 Images as of 7 November 2014; up 1,232 Images since 18 June 2014.

[NEW] Ohio, Crawford County Church Records, 1853-2007 — Browsable Images — Baptism, marriage, and burial records from churches in North Robinson, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 695 Images as of 7 November 2014.

[NEW] Ohio, Licking County, Hartford Township Records, 1881-1962 — Browsable Images — Burial records and cemetery deeds from Croton, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 989 Images as of 7 November 2014.

Iowa, Polk County Probate Records, 1914-1924 — Browsable Images — This collection includes probate case files in a loose paper format from 1914 to 1924 at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines. – There are 157,848 Images as of 10 November 2014; up 27,923 Images since 28 October 2014.

[NEW] Ohio, Geauga County Records, 1860-1970 — Browsable Images — Digital images of marriages, naturalization, probates, deeds from the Geauga County Archives and Records Center. This collection is being published as images become available. There are 24,059 Images as of 12 November 2014.

California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — 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. The name index for death records covers Stockton, Lodi and Manteca cities and San Benito and San Joaquin counties.. – There are 106,375 Records and 2,915,415 Images as of 12 November 2014; up 747,858 Images since 23 October 2014.

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Index to obituaries from thousands of newspapers throughout the United States. Records are being published as they become available. This collection is created in partnership with www.GenealogyBank.com. – There are 529,788 Records and 3,516,051 Images as of 13 November 2014; up 3,009,239 Images since 24 September 2014.

Ohio, Washington County Court Records, 1810-1930 — Browsable Images — Digital images of court records filmed at the Washington County Court of Common Pleas in Marietta, Ohio. The collection includes records from several courts including the District Court, Chancery Court, Supreme Court, and the Court of Common Pleas. – There are 84,948 Images as of 14 November 2014.

Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994 — Browsable Images — Court records from the County Recorder and the Probate Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection includes land records, military records, naturalization records, probate records, and vital records This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 1,566,282 Images as of 13 November 2014; up 640 Images since September 2014.

Utah, Utah County Records, 1850-1962 — Browsable Images — Images of naturalization, land and vital records located at the Utah County Records Center in Spanish Fork. This collection is being published as images become available. – There are 105,474 Images as of 14 November 2014; up 5,474 Images since 23 May 2014.

Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010 — Searchable Index & Browsable Images — Images of county birth, death, marriage, veteran burials, voter, naturalization, land and probate records located in the county courthouse in Thompson Falls. This collection is being published as images become available. The death certificates have been indexed. – There are 5,416 Records and 55,148 Images as of 18 November 2014; up 5,416 Records since 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 35,202 Records and 101,948 Images as of 18 November 2014; up  11,217 Records since 18 September 2014.

Pennsylvania, Obituary Collection, 1977-2010 — Searchable Index & Browsable Images — Obituary newspaper clippings for Pennsylvania collected by the Old Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogical Society. – There are 99,894 Records and 96,921 Images since 18 November 2014; up 99,894 Records since 9 October 2014.

Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975 — Browsable Images — This is a collection of records from White County including 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. This collection is being published as images become available.  – There are 235,814Images as of 18 November 2014.

[NEW] Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of obituary collections organized by county or newspaper and then alphabetically. Extracted information as well as newspaper clippings are represented. The originals are housed in several libraries and repositories throughout Michigan. Some collections contain obituaries from other states and nearby regions. – There are 69,395 Records and 68,847 Images as of 19 November 2014.

Washington, County Records, 1803-2010 — Browsable Images — Collection of various records including vital, probate, school, tax, naturalization and other records. The records are from various counties in Washington State, 1856-2010. This is an ongoing collection. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current record and county coverage. – There are 6,875,457 Images as of 20 November 2014; up 498,432 Images since 24 September 2014.

[NEW] Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1938 — Browsable Images —Images of marriage applications, licenses and certificates located at the Weber County Courthouse in Ogden. – There are 92,624 Images as of 21 November 2014.

Canadian Records

[NEW] Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 — Browsable Images — This collection includes records of probate proceedings from Nova Scotia. The records include estate files, inventories, wills, administrations and other records related to probate. Most of the records are dated from 1800-1940, but coverage varies by area. There are 1,395,009 Images as of 4 November 2014.

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