FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added more than 3.1 million images to collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 268,969 indexed records and images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 350,087 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid Citizenship Records, 1985–2013, collection and the 517,928 images from U.S, California, County Marriages, 1850–1952, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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 worldís historic genealogical records online at 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 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848–2013 – 0 – 96,208 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 – 17,314 – 251,655 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854–1903 – 0 – 34,334 – Added images to an existing collection.

France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533–1906 – 77,660 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid Citizenship Records, 1985–2013 – 0 – 350,087 – New browsable image collection.

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Rembang, District Court Naturalization Records, 1953–2013 – 0 – 118,056 – New browsable image collection.

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden, Notarial Records, 1591–1806 – 0 – 86,888 – New browsable image collection.

Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997 – 116,244 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 – 304,551 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541–1985 – 0 – 244,394 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, California, County Marriages, 1850–1952 – 0 – 517,928 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, District of Columbia Marriages, 1811–1950 – 0 – 7,888 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901–1930 – 0 – 1,260 – New browsable image collection.

U.S, Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926–1979 – 2,197 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718–1957 – 0 – 515,679 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731–1881 – 0 – 101,773 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820–1951 – 42,036 – 0 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682–1956 – 0 – 30,643 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762–1979 – 0 – 125,264 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885–1950 – 0 – 8,693 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803–1915 – 0 – 1,697 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790–1950 – 0 – 1,892 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895–2008 – 0 – 600 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, United States Census, 1820 – 0 – 180 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861–1934 – 0 – 8,526 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1941–1942 – 0 – 6,325 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S, Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848–1948 – 0 – 116,684 – Added images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, collection; the 499,702 indexed records and images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848-1991, collection; and the 264,610 images from the United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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.

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 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Australia, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989– 1,043,822 – 34,472 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961– 0 – 131,642 – Added images to an existing collection.

Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888– 0 – 204,382 – Added images to an existing collection.

Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910– 25,798 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1911– 0 – 202,382 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980– 0 – 543,676 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987– 0 – 97,000 – Added images to an existing collection.

Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010– 32,693 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920– 3,350 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

France, Auvergne, Family Genealogies by Colonel Etienne de Bellaigue de Bughas, 1400-1900– 0 – 7,768 – New browsable image collection.

Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1810-1869– 180,418 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978– 137,642 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Italy, Oristano, Oristano, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940– 0 – 336,318 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1804-1874– 0 – 2,912 – Added images to an existing collection.

New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848-1991– 66,216 – 433,486 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1997– 0 – 11,252 – Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1531-1920– 0 – 65,801 – Added images to an existing collection.

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920– 0 – 264,610 – New browsable image collection.

United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850– 0 – 78,752 – Added images to an existing collection.

United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937– 0 – 144,925 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Arkansas, Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939– 0 – 7,705 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., California, San Francisco, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1910-1941– 0 – 3,574 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Illinois, Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880– 0 – 33,787 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731-1881– 0 – 55,978 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1876– 0 – 8,071 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana, Pondera County Records, 1910-2012– 0 – 29,762 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., South Carolina, Georgetown, Passenger Lists, 1904-1942– 0 – 514 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes, 1947-1954– 0 – 5,115 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals, 1925-1956– 0 – 596 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956– 0 – 546 – New browsable image collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 39.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Spain, & the SUA

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FamilySearch has added more than 39.5 Million indexed records and images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,856,324 indexed records and images from the U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909-1957, collection, the 2,284,230 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, collection, and the 3,399,062 indexed records from the U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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.

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 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1609-1909 – 238,573 – 27,020 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 – 8,758 – 2,811 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1598-1906 – 167,757 – 125,349 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1911 – 176,150 – 11,447 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 – 40,818 – 39,720 – New indexed records and images collection.

Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910 – 55,048 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912 – 0 – 13,317 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 – 0 – 33,287 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582-1910 – 160,737 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013 – 0 – 127,795 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 – 0 – 207,023 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1998 – 0 – 461,811 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 – 0 – 1,845 – Added images to an existing collection.

Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 – 0 – 328,694 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900 – 0 – 244,429 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 – 2,201,052 – 0 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Chile, Santiago, Cemetery Records, 1821-2011 – 0 – 525,106 – Added images to an existing collection.

El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 – 406,035 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

France, Protestant Church Records, 1612-1906 – 33,342 – 4,712 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942 – 0 – 418,594 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1939 – 0 – 141,128 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Modena, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1942 – 0 – 1,358,232 – New browsable image collection.

Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 14,861 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Japan, Passenger Lists, 1893-1941 – 94,842 – 0 – New indexed records collection.

Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1882 – 0 – 151,711 – Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Beja, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1609-1950 – 0 – 291,199 – Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938 – 0 – 444,466 – Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Évora, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1554-1938 – 0 – 237,371 – Added images to an existing collection.

Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1531-1920 – 0 – 226,453 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990 – 0 – 18,842 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Northern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1991 – 0 – 187,480 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945 – 107,706 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 – 1,362,179 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1926 – 0 – 37,377 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Missouri, County Marriage Records, 1802-1969 – 0 – 5 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Big Horn, County Records, 1884-2011 – 0 – 27,135 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1931 – 0 – 153,903 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909-1957 – 24,856,025 – 299 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891 – 3,399,062 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907 – 0 – 33,418 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1948 – 0 – 122,317 – Added images to an existing collection.

United States Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898 – 181,326 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Three Ethnic (African-American & French/French-Canadian) Bundles on Sale for 25% Off Through Monday, October 28, 2013

This weekend Family Roots Publishing is running a 25% off sale on three 2-item bundles of popular ethnic-oriented items. One bundle is African-American related, and the other two are French and French-Canadian guides. This sale runs through midnight EDT (Not MDT) Monday, October 28, 2013. All six items are also available individually at 10% off during the promotion. Click on the linked individual titles to go to the page for any particular item.

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Bundle of Two African-American Quick Reference Items (Bundle06)

This bundle is made up of two popular 4-page laminated quick-reference items for genealogists. The bundle is made up of the following two items:

Genealogy at a Glance: African American Genealogy Research; by Michael Hait; 4 pp; 2011; Laminated, folded sheet; ISBN: 9780806318820; 8.5×11; Item # GPC2476

Nothing will get you going faster in African American genealogical research than this “Genealogy at a Glance” publication. In just four pages, Michael Hait, lays out the basic elements of African American research, boiling the subject down to its essence and allowing you to grasp the fundamentals of African American research at a glance.

Hait explains that there are three imperatives in African American genealogical research: (1) you must begin with interviews of family members; (2) you must check records of birth, marriage, and death; and (3) you must check federal census records, especially the crucial 1870 census, which was the first census to include information on former slaves.

Beyond this he offers step-by-step guidance on finding and using other records that are crucial in African American research, such as Freedmen’s Bureau records, Freedman’s Bank records, records of the Southern Claims Commission, and voter registration lists. In addition, before ending with a helpful list of websites focusing specifically on African American genealogy, he offers tips and guidance on researching slave ancestors.

In keeping with the “Genealogy at a Glance” theme, the four specially laminated pages of this work are designed to provide as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. No research tool in genealogy is as effortless and as convenient.

“Genealogy at a Glance: African American Genealogy Research” Book Review

Contents for this guide:

  • The Great Migration
  • Basic Research Resources
    • Oral History
    • Federal Census Records
    • State and County Records
  • Reconstruction-era Record Sources
    • The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (“Freedmen’s Bureau”)
    • The Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company (“Freedman’s Bank”)
    • Southern Claims Commission Records
    • Voter Registration Lists in the South
  • Civil War Record Resources
    • Compiled Military Service Records
    • Civil War Pension Files
  • Free African Americans in the North and South
    • The Abolition of Slavery in the North
    • Records Related to Free African Americans
    • in the Antebellum Period
  • Researching Enslaved Ancestors
    • Federal Census Slave Schedules
    • Common Record Groups Relating to Slaves
  • Online Resources
  • Further Reading

    QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources Evidence! Style; by Elizabeth Shown Mills; Published 2010; 8.5×11″; 4 pp. folded; Laminated, ISBN: 9780806318714; Item # GPC3863

    Citing Online African-American Historical Resources fits squarely in the tradition of Mrs. Mills’ acclaimed QuickSheets, which are used by genealogists everywhere as a guide for citing online sources.

    The basic citation models given here help researchers evaluate the reliability of online historical sources by recording all relevant information about both the historical material itself and the website that provides the material.

    In citing online historical sources Mrs. Mills offers two basic style formats:

    Source-list style, used in bibliographies, gives a short and general identification of a source.

    Reference-note style, used for footnotes and endnotes, adds specific details about particular information within the source.

    With this basic template, the African-American QuickSheet provides models for citing common resources such as databases, image copies, transcripts, blogs, books, and articles, using the widely accepted citation principles established in the QuickSheet series. Arranged in tabular format, the sample citations are easy to follow and can be applied to your specific needs in citing your sources.

    While it provides standards for citing online sources, this QuickSheet is, of course, tailored to the African-American experience, so source citation models bear on subjects such as slave manifests, slave narratives, Freedmen’s Bureau records, and slave census schedules. This QuickSheet is a laminated four-sided sheet designed for heavy use.

    African-American Historical Resources” Book Review

    To purchase the above bundle for 25% off at just 13.46 (plus $4.50 USA p&H), click here.

    This sale runs through midnight EDT (Not MDT) Monday, October 28, 2013. All six items are also available individually at 10% off during the promotion. Click on the linked individual titles to go to the page for any particular item.

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    Bundle of Two French-related Quick Reference Items (Bundle07)

    This bundle is made up of two popular “Genealogy at a Glance” laminated quick-reference guides. They are:

    Genealogy at a Glance: French Genealogy Research by Claire Bettag; 4 pp; 2012; Laminated, folded sheet; ISBN: 9780806318899; 8.5×11; Item # GPC479

    We start with a couple of interesting facts: 8.3 million Americans (3% of the total population) claimed French ancestry in the 2000 U.S. census, and 2.4 million Americans (0.9% of the population) claimed French-Canadian ancestry. Thus, with over 10 million Americans of French origin, this research guide was almost inevitable, and in true Genealogy at a Glance fashion, it lays out the basic elements of French research in just four pages, boiling the subject down to its essence and allowing you to grasp the fundamentals of French genealogical research at a glance.

    Consisting of Huguenots, Acadian refugees, and political exiles, the French contingent in America has always been viewed as a distinct element in the population, concentrated for the most part in Louisiana, New England, and the Midwest. Connecting these individuals to France and tracing them back through the earliest records, is the particular challenge of this research guide.

    French research, we learn, starts with the vital records of birth, marriage, and death. These records fall into two categories: parish registers before 1792 and civil registrations after 1792. Because most records used initially in French research were created at the town level, identifying an ancestor’s town of origin is critical. Once determined (with tips given here to make it easier), research is generally conducted in the rich collections of departmental archives, including notarial records and censuses that are gradually being digitized and placed online. Municipal archives and libraries are rapidly digitizing their records as well, and the final section of this paper concludes with a list of helpful websites. The four specially laminated pages of this work are designed to provide as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. No research tool in French genealogy is as effortless and as convenient.

    Contents

    • Immigration/Emigration
      • Major Periods of French Immigration
      • Who Were the Immigrants
      • Emigration/Immigration Records
    • Unlocking French Family History
      • Pinpointing the Town of Origin
      • Family Names
      • Huguenots
    • Political/Archival Organization
    • Major Record Sources
      • Parish Registers, 16th century–1792
      • Civil Registrations, 1792–present
      • Notarial Records, 16th century–present
      • Censuses
    • Other Records
    • Repositorties

    “French Genealogy Research”Book Review

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    Genealogy at a Glance: French-Canadian Genealogy Research; by Denise R. Larson; 4 pp. folded; 8.5 x 11; Published: 2011; Laminated, ISBN: 9780806318745; Item # GPC3286

    French-Canadian genealogical research has never been so easy. In just four pages, Denise R. Larson, lays out the basic elements of French-Canadian research, boiling the subject down to its essence and allowing you to grasp the fundamentals of French-Canadian research at a glance.

    In keeping with the Genealogy at a Glance theme, the four specially laminated pages of this work are designed to give you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need.

    Focusing on key record sources and materials for further reference, Larson first provides history and context, then deals with the unique aspects of French-Canadian research such as Acadia and Quebec before moving on to traditional record sources, finishing with a summing up of record repositories and online sources. In less than a handful of pages she provides all the basic instruction you need in order to begin and to proceed successfully with your research.

    Genealogy at a Glance:“French-Canadian Genealogy Research” Book Review

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    This sale runs through midnight EDT (Not MDT) Monday, October 28, 2013. All six items are also available individually at 10% off during the promotion. Click on the linked individual titles to go to the page for any particular item.

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    Bundle of Two French-Canadian Related Books (Bundle08)

    The following two popular French-Canadian related books are bundled at a special price. The books are:

    Dictionary of Americanized French-Canadian Names: Onomastics and Genealogy; by Marc Picard; xviii + 170 pp; Paper; Published: 2013; ISBN: 9780806356457; Item # CF8465

    Name expert Marc Picard’s latest book is must reading for anyone with French-Canadian ancestry (or for institutions serving such a population). Monsieur Picard, who has previously written about the etymologies of the French migrants who settled Quebec and Acadia in the 17th and 18th centuries, now follows the spread of those surnames to various English-speaking parts of North America in his Dictionary of Americanized French-Canadian Names. Besides its derivations and Anglicizations, this terrific resource references the first French-Canadian settlers bearing the names found in the dictionary.

    Professor Picard explains the development of French-Canadian surnames and their subsequent “Americanization” in his twelve-page Introduction, which, among other things, discusses various kinds of Anglicization, direct translations, partial translation, and mistranslations of French into English. For instance, did you know that Americans named Blair may have inherited their surname from a Canadian named Belair (one of several place-names in France); that the Americanized “Bushey” comes from Boissy; or that Greenwood may have originally been Boisvert? Similarly, while On the Road author, Jack Kerouac, retained his French surname, persons with the American version “Curwick” may have the same ancestors. The last name of former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry comes directly from the French; however, that surname also shows up in the U.S. as Landrey, Landrie, Laundra, Laundre, Laundrie, Laundry, Londeree, Londrie, and Londry. And some Americanizations are phonetically predictable, as in Maurice/Morris, Meilleur/Miller; or Sylvestre/Sylvester; others, however, are less so, as in “Sharkey” from Chartier, Butler from Breton, or Wells from Dupuis.

    Each of the thousands of entries in the Dictionary of Americanized French-Canadian Names contains two parts. The first of these is onomastic in nature, providing the etymology of the surname and any Americanized variants from which they stem. The second part contains some or all of the following information: the name of the first French-Canadian bearer of the name, the name of his parents, his place of origin in France, the name of his spouse and the names of her parents, and the place of his marriage. In addition to the Introduction and the dictionary itself, readers will find a brief list of abbreviations used throughout the text and a detailed bibliography of sources.

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    Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec, 1608-1635; by Denise Larson; x + 179 pp; Paper; 5.5×8.5; Published: 2008, Reprinted: 2009; ISBN: 9780806353678; Item # CF9914

    Drawing on primary and reliable secondary sources, this work provides readers with a concise historical overview of the founding of Quebec and French-Canadian culture. It also supplies readers with the research tools necessary to link their family lines with those of the original 18 pioneer families who inhabited Quebec during the lifetime of the city’s founder, Samuel de Champlain. Companions of Champlain was produced to honor the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City and to enable North Americans on both sides of the border to appreciate more fully their French-Canadian heritage.

    Companions of Champlain explains in clear language the reasons for the New-World explorations of Samuel de Champlain in the 1600s and the unique culture that resulted from the establishment of a trading post in the wilds of North America in 1608. It is the story of the habitant family-the farm and daily life-not the complex intrigues of the French king and court, though some historical background information is included. The historical backdrop for Companions of Champlain was drawn from the few extant primary sources of the early 17th century, most particularly Champlain’s Voyages, Marc Lescarbot’s Nova Francia and Jesuit Relations, and standard references such as H. P. Biggar’s Works of Samuel de Champlain and Gustave Lanctot’s A History of Canada.

    Although Champlain and his wife, Helene Boulle, did not have children, his companions did. The original 18 pioneer families who inhabited Quebec during Champlain’s lifetime formed the nucleus of French-Canadian culture from which a new society sprang. They are the focal point of this work. The author traces the genealogy for three generations of the following 18 founding families: Amiot/Amyot, Boucher, Bourdon, Cloutier, Cote/Coste, Couillard/Couillart, Delaunay, Desportes, Giffard, Guyon, Hebert (Quebec’s first colonial family, Hebert, is followed through five generations), Juchereau, Langlois, Marsolet, Martin, Nicolet, Pinguet, and Tardif/Letardif. The author also presents a methodology by which readers can trace their lineage in a quest to link with one of Quebec’s founding families. Genealogical chart information was extracted from documents and records held at the Archives nationales du Quebec; in city, state, parochial, and provincial offices; and from reliable secondary sources, such as the genealogical dictionaries of Cyprien Tanguay and Rene Jette.

    Other important features of this groundbreaking work include maps, an illustration of Champlain’s 1603 astrolabe, references, five appendices, lineage and pedigree charts with citations, and a comprehensive index. Appendices provide a glossary of French genealogical terminology and an example of citation notation for use when filling in ancestral charts, one of which is provided for reproduction. The full-reference citation method described in the book is unique in that it is keyed from the numbering sequence on commonly used charts and does not require the superscripts and complex systems often found in genealogy.

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Finding Your Acadian Ancestry

The following excerpt is from an excellent article by Roxanne Moore Saucier on doing Acadian research. The article is written for readers of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News, and refers to resources available in that area, as well as online resources.

If you have Acadian forebears, you will want to know the name Stephen A. White, widely respected for his two-volume “Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Acadiennes,” published in 1999 as a project of the University of Moncton’s Centre d’Etudes Acadienne, or Center for Acadian Studies. The resource covers 1636-1714.

My husband’s Theriault ancestors are outlined in a 22-page section on the family of Jean Theriot and wife Perrine Rau. White carries the family through the children and grandchildren of the emigrant ancestors, including excellent source information and historical notes. The books are in French, but I found that I could follow a good bit of the genealogy with my high school French from the late 1960s. In addition, the setup of the genealogies makes it clear who the parents and the children are.

When it comes to White’s notes about various family members, I did consult my husband, a lifelong French speaker, when it came to phrases I didn’t recognize.

(You may have the surname White stored in your head with those of the Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Right you are, but there also are numerous White descendants whose ancestors were originally Leblanc, French for White.)

Read the full article in the March 10, 2013 edition of the Bangor Daily News.

Alsace-Lorraine: Atlantic Bridge to Germany

Many years have passed since North America has seen any of its national boundaries change. Most of the World has proven less stable of recent decades. Even Europe has seen its share of change. World history is wroth with the ebb and flow of political and military boundaries. During the middle ages and on up to the First World War a modest portion of western-central Europe was a land of ever changing boundaries. In the heart of this area were the German people. At different times, different rulers and governments ruled the various lands, including areas of modern France, Austria, and more. As maps changed, so did the names of towns and parishes throughout the region. At one point a town may have a German name, and at another time a French name. Sorting out the names of places, as they would have appeared on records and documents at any particular time in history is difficult. Fortunately, researches have spent countless hours reviewing and documenting these variation.

Alsace-Larraine: Atlantic Bridge to Germany is the result of one such endeavor. In this book, the researcher will discover indexes and maps of place names in Alsace and Lorraine during the time of the German Empire (1871-1918). There are indexed alphabetically in both French and German. The book also includes a list of available records in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, as well as a short history and how to research the area.

Like a Disney cartoon, this book was out of print for nearly seven years. Fortunately, the author, Charles M. Hall, has granted rights to Origins. Origins has been pulled the book from the vaults, as it were, reprinted and re-released the book for 2012.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction and Explanation

Geography

Language

History

Immigration History

Emigration History

Military

Industry and Natural Resources

Transportation and Communication

Religion

Censorship

Personality of People

Family History Library

Church Records

Civil Registration

Census

Archives in France

Genealogical Societies in France

Resources for Alsace-Lorraine Research

Internet Websites

Bibliography

Word List (English, German, French)

Key to Map Terms

Government Districts

Cantons

Kreis Map and List

Key to Map Pages

Maps of Alsace-Lorraine

Placenames (alphabetized by German name)

Placenames (alphabetized by French name)

 

Alsace-Larraine: Atlantic Bridge to Germany is available from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: OBK531, Price: $24.45.

All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch, Archives.com, Findmypast.com, NARA, and ProQuest.com, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, they anticipate wrapping up the indexing by late summer. Follow the progress online at the1940census.com/dashboard or search the records on FamilySearch.org/1940census. FamilySearch also published new, free records online for Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States, Venezuela, and Wales. Search these diverse collections and 2.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records on FamilySearch.org are made available by thousands of volunteers from around the world who 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 amount of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about how to personally help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records as a volunteer indexer at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments
Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 – 141,313 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 – 0 – 174,228 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Belgium, Civil Registration, 1795-1910 – 84,345 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 115,868 – 205,297 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 61,519 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 30,914 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1935 – 16,969 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 271,134 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1619-1859 – 0 – 9,658 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
England and Wales Census, 1871 – 6,844,017 – 383,591 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 – 0 – 100,542 – New browsable image collection.
England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 – 9,973 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1906 – 157,101 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Inquiries of Consanguinity, 1597-1818 – 0 – 53,429 – New browsable image collection.
France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789 – 0 – 77,390 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Neumarkt Miscellaneous City Records, 1453-1973 – 0 – 74,517 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900 – 0 – 8,430 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens’ Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 – 0 – 1,338 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895 – 699,206 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 47,271 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indonesia, Central Java, Purwodadi Citizenship Records, 1960-2011 – 0 – 290,428 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941 – 0 – 300 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 – 0 – 134,287 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, L’Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 – 0 – 48,487 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1865-1910 – 0 – 50,580 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1745-1900 – 30,304 – 14,706 – New browsable images and indexed records.
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941 – 0 – 57,310 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950 – 8,260 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1997 – 0 – 344,817 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 0 – 33,660 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 19,319 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 – 0 – 12,377 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Testaments, 1801-1935 – 0 – 30,617 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 – 0 – 38,771 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1850-2004 – 0 – 355,157 – New browsable image collection.
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970 – 150,425 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2004 – 0 – 134,963 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Diocese of Avila, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1975 – 15,148 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1830-1930 – 0 – 45,945 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960 – 0 – 19,933 – New browsable image collection.
Sweden, Södermanland Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1640-1860 – 44,669 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Sweden, Uppsala Church Records, 1308-1901; index 1613-1860 – 52,095 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860 – 8,676 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950 – 0 – 70,606 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950 – 199,605 – 110,116 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950 – 0 – 50,116 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Records, 1870-1930 – 0 – 612,719 – New browsable image collection.
United States, California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 194,485 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993 – 366,378 – 336,440 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 97,722 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Kosciusko, Martin, Morgan, Noble counties) – 65,891 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935 – 141,618 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 32,826 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 55,810 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Montana, Lake County Records, 1857-2010 – 0 – 94,699 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 145,899 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909 – 848,900 – 83,479 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – 0 – 95,246 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 15,967 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 89,181 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 83,208 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 – 0 – 36,214 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1955 – 0 – 39,775 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937 – 294,182 – 0 – New indexed collection.
United States, Utah, State Archives Records, 1852-1998 – 0 – 138,357 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796-1921 – 0 – 38,170 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938 – 11,823 – 922 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 – 0 – 29,096 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 19,441 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records 1760-1913 – 933,943 – 0 – New indexed collection from affiliate.
United States Census, 1940 (Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming) – 0 – 195,237 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Colorado) – 1,125,636 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Delaware Records) – 267,283 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Kansas) – 1,803,332 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Oregon, New Hampshire, Virginia) – 4,297,480 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 32,111 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960 – 0 – 77,820 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 33,610 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 0 – 206,348 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956 – 0 – 26,603 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1955 – 0 – 48,630 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1861-2004 – 0 – 170,930 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 88,428 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, North Carolina Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 – 0 – 75,430 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970 – 0 – 46,007 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Oklahoma County Marriages, 1891-1959 – 188,814 – 82,614 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1950 – 0 – 39,239 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Oregon, Wasco County Records, 1854-1960 – 0 – 37,347 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U. S. Army, 1798-1914 – 212,785 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Texas Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 72,976 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 21,523 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 – 0 – 82,099 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1947 – 0 – 46,377 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Utah, State Archives Records, 1852-1998 – 0 – 136,127 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Deaths, 1891-1907 – 3,519 – 4,929 – New browsable images and indexed records.
United States, Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 165,664 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1941-1942 – 5,631 – 24,644 – New browsable images and indexed records.
Uruguay, Civil Registration Records – 241,131 – 0 – New indexed collection.
Venezuela, Mérida, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2011 – 517,719 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900 – 921,889 – 0 – New indexed collection.
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1544-1858 – 0 – 4,891 – Added browsable images to existing collection.

Genealogy at a Glance: French Genealogy Research

If you are looking for French-Canadian research, there are plenty of resources available to help you out; including, a Genealogy at a Glance: French-Canadian Research. However, there are precious few book on researching one’s French ancestors, as in, from France. This makes Genealogy at a Glance: French Genealogy Research, that much more important as a tool to researchers. According to this guide’s “Quick Facts”:

  • 8.3 million Americans (about 3% of the population in 2000) claim French ancestry
  • 2.4 million American (or just shy of 1% in 2000) claimed French-Canadian or Acadian ancestry
  • The majority claiming French ancestry reside in Louisiana, New England, and the Midwest

French Genealogy Research was put together by Claire Bettag, CG, CGL. Like all the Genealogy At A Glance sheets, this guide is a four-page, full-color limited brochure meant to be easily stored and sized to take with you when conducting related research.

This guide is packed with information to help family historians discover their immigrant ancestors, locate their ancestor’s town of origin, and other key historical points. Discussion cover important resource types and locations; including printed and online resources. Additional tips and “further references” provide reader interest and added research value.

Like each At A Glance, the top of the first page provides Contents and Quick Facts. The Contents of this sheet include:

Immigration/Emigration

  • Major Periods of French Immigration
  • Who Were the Immigrants
  • Emigration/Immigration Records

Unlocking French Family History

  • Pinpointing the Town of Origin
  • Family Names
  • Huguenots

Political/Archival Organization

Major Record Sources

  • Parish Registers, 16th century–1792
  • Civil Registrations, 1792–present
  • Notarial Records, 16th century–present
  • Censuses

Other Records

Repositorties

Online Resources

Other Records includes subsections for land records, military records, municipal/communal archives, departmental archives, archives in Paris, national archives, and the Family History Library.

 

Find the help you need, and carry it with you, with your own copy of Genealogy At A Glance: French Genealogy Research available at Family Roots Publishing; Item #: GPC479, Price: $8.77

New Free Records Online for Czech Republic, France, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Spain & USA at FamilySearch.org

The following was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch:

New Free Records Online for Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain

Keep updating your wish list as FamilySearch continues to expand its online historical records. New collection additions this week represent seven European countries.  Millions of records were added for the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. Oh, and did we forget to mention that over a million new records were added for California, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Texas, and Washington State? See the table below for more details. You can search all of the record collections now for free at familysearch.org.

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Collection

Records

Images

Comment

Czech Republic, Northern Bohemia, Litoměřice Archive Church Books, 1552-1905

39,869

0

Added index records from various church parishes within Northern Bohemia from the State Archive of Litoměřice.

Czech Republic, Northern Moravia, Opava Archive Church Books, 1571-1905

0

68,345

Added browsable images from various church parishes within Northern Moravia from the Provincial Archive of Opava.

France, Quimper et Léon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909

56,003

22,130

Added images and index to existing collection.

Germany, Miscellaneous City Records

0

74,517

Added browsable images for Neumarkt.

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950

0

197,923

Added browsable images from Lublin, Gliwice, and Częstochowa Roman Catholic Church Diocese.

Portugal, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1890

0

519,943

Added browsable images from Braga.

Slovakia, Church Books, 1592-1910

0

257,568

Added browsable images from the area of western Slovakia that are within the jurisdiction of the State Regional Archive of Bratislava.

Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1500-1930

50,278

293

Added images and index from Spain, Avila parish (Madrigal and Garganta) to existing collection.

Spain, Municipal Records

20,068

677,871

 Added marriage record index for the city of Malaga, Spain; and browsable images from the Sevilla, Spain Municipal Archive.

U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967

0

9,030

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Maryland, Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940

12,943

441,525

Added images and index to existing collection.

U.S., Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1792-1983

0

107,465

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Montana, Rosebud County Records

0

13,818

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1900

0

36,230

Added browsable images to existing collection.

U.S., Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934

195,240

158,733

Added images and index to existing collection.

U.S., Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977

120,536

0

Added index records to existing collection.

U.S., Washington State County Records; King, Kitsap and Pierce Counties, 1854-1950

0

30,216

New browsable image collection.

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 has 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 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

German Map Guide Vol 36 Covering Alsace-Lorraine III (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Oberelsass II French Department of Haut-Rhin – Kreise (Arrondissements) Altkirch and Thann, & the Territory of Belfort Now Available

Volume 36 of the German Map Guide series was shipped to standing order customers last week. This German Map Guide Volume 36volume includes a total of 904 places – mostly towns, found in the Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Oberelsass II French Department of Haut-Rhin – Kreise (Arrondissements) Altkirch and Thann, and the Territory of Belfort. This is the Fourth of six volumes covering Alsace-Lorraine. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the thirty-fifth of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Click here to order German Map Guide Volume 36 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0071):

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Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.

See the user’s comments at the end of this listing – after the following index.

The following places are found in this volume.

  • Ààschpi Haut-Rhin
  • Albach Haut-Rhin
  • Àlt Dànn Haut-Rhin
  • Alt Pfirt Haut-Rhin
  • Àlt Pfírt Haut-Rhin
  • Alt Thann Haut-Rhin
  • Àltebàch Haut-Rhin
  • Altenach Haut-Rhin
  • Àltenàch Haut-Rhin
  • Altenbach Haut-Rhin
  • Altkirch Haut-Rhin
  • Àltkírech Haut-Rhin
  • Àltmínschtràl Haut-Rhin
  • Altmünsterol Haut-Rhin
  • Ammertzweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Ammertzwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Ammerzweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Ammerzwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Andelnans Belfort
  • Andelvan Belfort
  • Angeot Belfort
  • Angot Belfort
  • Anjouté Belfort
  • Anjoutey Belfort
  • Anjustey Belfort
  • Anjuttey Belfort
  • Anschattingen Belfort
  • Argésans Belfort
  • Argiésans Belfort
  • Argisan Belfort
  • Aspach Haut-Rhin
  • Aspach le Bas Haut-Rhin
  • Aspach le Haut Haut-Rhin
  • Aue Haut-Rhin
  • Autrage Belfort
  • Autrechêne Belfort
  • Auxelle le Bas Belfort
  • Auxelles Belfort
  • Auxelles Bas Belfort
  • Auxelles Haut Belfort
  • Badricourt Haut-Rhin
  • Bàllerschdorf Haut-Rhin
  • Ballersdorf Haut-Rhin
  • Balschweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Balschwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Bàlschwíller Haut-Rhin
  • Banderf Haut-Rhin
  • Banvillar Belfort
  • Banvillard Belfort
  • Banvillars Belfort
  • Banweiler Belfort
  • Baretswiller Haut-Rhin
  • Barezwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Barnwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Baronsweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Batterf Haut-Rhin
  • Battlech Haut-Rhin
  • Baucourt Belfort
  • Baviller Belfort
  • Bavilliers Belfort
  • Beaucourt Belfort
  • Beesel Haut-Rhin
  • Beffert Belfort
  • Belfort Belfort
  • Bellemagny Haut-Rhin
  • Belmont Belfort
  • Bendorf Haut-Rhin
  • Berensweiller Haut-Rhin
  • Berentzwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Berenzweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Bermont Belfort
  • Bernweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Bernweiller Haut-Rhin
  • Bernwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Bernwillers Haut-Rhin
  • Bessoncourt Belfort
  • Bethonviller Belfort
  • Bethonvillier Belfort
  • Bethonvilliers Belfort
  • Bettendorf Haut-Rhin
  • Bettlach Haut-Rhin
  • Bettweiler Belfort
  • Beysingen Belfort
  • Biederthal Haut-Rhin
  • Bierthel Haut-Rhin
  • Bietherthal Haut-Rhin
  • Birr Belfort
  • Bischingen Belfort
  • Bisel Haut-Rhin
  • Bitschweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Bitschwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Bitschwiller lès Thann Haut-Rhin
  • Bizel Haut-Rhin
  • Bizelle Haut-Rhin
  • Blumenberg Belfort
  • Böll Belfort
  • Boringen Belfort
  • Borogne Belfort
  • Boron Belfort
  • Botans Belfort
  • Bourbach le Bas Haut-Rhin
  • Bourbach le Haut Haut-Rhin
  • Bourg Belfort
  • Bourg sous Châtelet Belfort
  • Bournhaupt le Bas Haut-Rhin
  • Bournhaupt le Haut Haut-Rhin
  • Bournhaut Bas Haut-Rhin
  • Bournhaut Haut Haut-Rhin
  • Bourogne Belfort
  • Bouxwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Bratte Haut-Rhin
  • Brebotte Belfort
  • Bréchaumont Haut-Rhin
  • Brechomont Haut-Rhin
  • Bretagne Belfort
  • Bretingen Belfort
  • Brett Belfort
  • Bretten Haut-Rhin
  • Brinighoffen Haut-Rhin
  • Bruckedswiller Haut-Rhin
  • Brucken Haut-Rhin
  • Brückensweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Bruderbach Belfort
  • Brünighofen Haut-Rhin
  • Brunn Belfort
  • Brünn Belfort
  • Bubendorf Belfort
  • Buc Belfort
  • Buchsweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Bue Belfort
  • Buethwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Büethwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Buetwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Burbach le Haut Haut-Rhin
  • Burbach les Bas Haut-Rhin
  • Burnhaupt le Bas Haut-Rhin
  • Burnhaupt le Haut Haut-Rhin
  • Buttweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Butviller Haut-Rhin
  • Bütweiler Haut-Rhin
  • Bütweiller Haut-Rhin
  • Buxweiller Haut-Rhin
  • Buxwiller Haut-Rhin
  • Capplen bey Rottenberg Belfort
  • Carspach Haut-Rhin
  • Cernay Haut-Rhin
  • Charmois Belfort
  • Châtenois Belfort
  • Châtenois les Forges Belfort
  • Châtenoy Belfort
  • Chaux Belfort
  • Chavanatte Belfort
  • Chavanatte les Grands Belfort
  • Chavannatte Belfort
  • Chavanne le Grand Belfort
  • Chavanne sur l’Étang Haut-Rhin
  • Chavannes les Petits Haut-Rhin
  • Chavannes les Grandes Belfort
  • Chavannes les Grands Belfort
  • Chavannes les Grangesnds Belfort
  • Chavenatte Belfort
  • Cheefis Haut-Rhin
  • Cheschli Haut-Rhin
  • Chèvremont Belfort
  • Collonsche Belfort
  • Courcelles Belfort
  • Courdevan Belfort
  • Courtavon Haut-Rhin
  • Courtelevant Belfort
  • Cranwelsch Belfort
  • Cravanche Belfort
  • Croix Belfort
  • Cunelières Belfort
  • Cunillières Belfort
  • d Ài Haut-Rhin
  • Dàgelse Haut-Rhin
  • Damjustin Belfort
  • Dammerkirch Haut-Rhin
  • Dàmmerkírech Haut-Rhin
  • Danjoutin Belfort
  • Dànn Haut-Rhin
  • Dannemarie Haut-Rhin
  • Das Tal Belfort
  • Dattenried Belfort
  • Deerlersterf Haut-Rhin
  • Delle Belfort
  • Denney Belfort
  • Dennez Belfort
  • Desnney Belfort
  • Dieffmatten Haut-Rhin
  • Diefmàtte Haut-Rhin
  • Diefmatten Haut-Rhin
  • Dirlingsdorf Haut-Rhin
  • Dirlinsdorff Haut-Rhin
  • Dirlinstorff Haut-Rhin
  • Dirmenach Haut-Rhin
  • Dírmene Haut-Rhin
  • Dollere Haut-Rhin
  • Dolleren Haut-Rhin
  • Dollern Haut-Rhin
  • Dorans Belfort
  • Dorf ze Witz Belfort
  • Düringen Belfort
  • Durlinsdorf Haut-Rhin
  • Dürlinsdorf Haut-Rhin
  • Durmenach Haut-Rhin
  • Dürmenach Haut-Rhin
  • Echêne Belfort
  • Eglínge Haut-Rhin
  • Eglingen Belfort
  • Eglingen Haut-Rhin
  • Eguenigue Belfort
  • Elbach Haut-Rhin
  • Ellbach Haut-Rhin
  • Ellebach Haut-Rhin
  • Eloie Belfort
  • Éloie Belfort
  • Eloye Belfort
  • Emblingen Haut-Rhin
  • Continue Reading “German Map Guide Vol 36 Covering Alsace-Lorraine III (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Oberelsass II French Department of Haut-Rhin – Kreise (Arrondissements) Altkirch and Thann, & the Territory of Belfort Now Available”

Relatives of Fallen Scots WWI Soldier Found

The following excerpt is from a family history success story by Gemma Fraser, published in the December 31, 2010 edition of the Edinburgh Evening News.

THE closest surviving relatives of a soldier killed in a bomb blast in France more than 90 years ago have been traced by Edinburgh historians.

Charles F Fox died on June 6, 1918, on a farm in the village of Fletre in northern France, along with two other Edinburgh soldiers, William Marr Constable and Andrew Scott Greig.

Farm owner Didier Godderis enlisted the help of local historian Yvonne McEwen, honorary fellow at Edinburgh University’s Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars, to find out more about the men killed in his barn all those years ago.

Along with her husband Alistair, she managed to find personal details of the soldiers from the 1901 census and from birth records and has now managed to track down members of Edinburgh-born Mr Fox’s family.

Gordon McDonald is Mr Fox’s great-great-great nephew and was traced by the historians through the website ancestry.co.uk, as Mr McDonald had already been researching his family tree.

He said he had been aware of the existence of Mr Fox, but knew no more than that.

Mr McDonald, a physics teacher at Beath High School in Fife, said: “His closest living relative is actually my mother, who is 84, as my mum’s grandmother, Emily Fox, was Charles’ sister. My mum can remember her but doesn’t remember Charles. I hadn’t researched Charles as such as part of the family tree so I hadn’t realised he was a war casualty.

Read the full article.

German Map Guide Volume 34 – Alsace-Lorraine II – District of Unterelsass II – now shipping

German Map Guide Volume 34

Volume 34 of the German Map Guide series has now been shipped to all customers with standing orders, and is available at the Family Roots Publishing Co. website. This is the second volume of the 6-volume Alscace-Lorraine series and includes a total of 671 places – mostly towns, found in the Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen) – District of Unterelsass II, French Department of Bas-Rhin – Kreise (Arrondissements) Erstein, Schlettstadt and Strassburg. The French names, as well as the German are included for each town. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the thirty-fourth of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

The volume is available in both soft and hard cover.

Click Here for the Soft Cover volume, and Here for the Hard Cover book. The book has a total of 180 pages.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.

The following places are found in this volume.

  • Achenheim
  • Albé
  • Àltackedorf
  • Alteckendorf
  • Altorf
  • Altorff
  • Andlau
  • Andlau au Val
  • Àndlöi
  • Anze
  • Apfig
  • Àrtelse
  • Artolsheim
  • Äschhoffe
  • Aschöi
  • Åttedorf
  • Àtzne
  • Auenheim
  • Avenheim
  • Awersche
  • Awerschmínster
  • Baerstett
  • Bahlenheim
  • Bàldene
  • Baldenheim
  • Balten
  • Banfald
  • Banze
  • Barnardsweiler im Loch
  • Barr
  • Bàrr
  • Barstett
  • Bassemberg
  • Bassenberg
  • Batschwiller
  • Batschwiller ím Loch
  • Beerstett
  • Behlenheim
  • Benderen
  • Benfeld
  • Benfelden
  • Bernardswiller
  • Bernardvillé
  • Bernhardsweiler
  • Bernhardsweiler près Obernai
  • Bernisheim
  • Bernolsheim
  • Bernsheim
  • Berntzheim
  • Berstett
  • Bessenbiessen
  • Bettenhofen
  • Bielsheim
  • Biese
  • Bietle
  • Bietlenheim
  • Bílse
  • Bilsheim
  • Biltzheim
  • Bilwisheim
  • Binderenheim
  • Bindern
  • Bindernheim
  • Bíndre
  • Bísche
  • Bischheim
  • Bischheim au Saum
  • Bischofsheim
  • Blaase
  • Blääse
  • Blaesheim
  • Bläsheim
  • Bleschwiller
  • Blienschweiler
  • Blienschwiller
  • Boesenbiesen
  • Bofftzenheim
  • Bofftzheim
  • Bofze
  • Bolsene
  • Bolsenheim
  • Boltzheim
  • Boofzheim
  • Bootzheim
  • Booze
  • Boozheim
  • Bösenbiesen
  • Bossedorf
  • Bossendorf
  • Botzheim
  • Bourgheim
  • Braitebàch
  • Braitnöi
  • Breitenau
  • Breitenbach
  • Breuschwickersheim
  • Bröömt
  • Brüemt
  • Brumath
  • Brumpt
  • Bruschwickersheim
  • Burckheim
  • Burgheim
  • Burige
  • Châtenois
  • Climont
  • Dambach
  • Dàmbàch
  • Dambach la Ville
  • Danvillé
  • Daubensand
  • Dawiller
  • de Hoowàld
  • Diebolsheim
  • Diefebach
  • Diefenbach
  • Diefetal
  • Dieffenbach au Val
  • Dieffenthal
  • Díngse
  • Dingsheim
  • Dinsem
  • Dinsheim
  • Dippigheim
  • Díppje
  • Dírnínge
  • Dirningen
  • Dittlenheim
  • Díwelse
  • Donnenheim
  • Doosne
  • Dossenheim
  • Drüdersche
  • Dunnene
  • Duntzenheim
  • Dunzenheim
  • Dunzne
  • Dupoltzheim
  • Duppigheim
  • Düppigheim
  • Durningen
  • Dürningen
  • Duttlenheim
  • Düttlenheim
  • Düwesànd
  • Eberheimmunster
  • Ebersheim
  • Ebersmunster
  • Ebersmünster
  • Eckbersche
  • Continue Reading “German Map Guide Volume 34 – Alsace-Lorraine II – District of Unterelsass II – now shipping”

New Indexing Projects at beta.FamilySearch.org for the Holidays

The following was received from Paul Nauta, With FamilySearch:

FamilySearch beta

FamilySearch volunteers have some exciting new indexing projects to work on during this holiday season. Recently released projects include records from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States. There are also projects from four different countries that were recently completed and will soon be available for searching at beta.familysearch.org.

New Projects in the Past Two Weeks

· Canada, Bas-Canada—Recensement de 1842

· Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B]

· Ireland—Tithe Applotment Books, 1824–1840

· Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part C]

· Mexico, Oaxaca—1930 Federal Censo

· Nicaragua, Masaya—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984

· U.S.—Naval Enlistment Registers, 1855–1891

· U.S., Connecticut—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942

· U.S., Iowa—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Maine—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934 [Part C]

· U.S., Wisconsin—1930 Federal Census

(See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing projects.)

Recently Completed Projects

(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at beta.familysearch.org in the near future.)

· België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel D]

· Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A]

· U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part H]

· U.S., Arkansas—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Connecticut—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Louisiana—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Maryland—WWII Draft Registration, 1942

· U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo Federal

· U.S., Rhode Island—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., Vermont—1930 Federal Census

· U.S., West Virginia—WWII Draft Registration, 1942

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B] – Spanish – 58%

Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B] – Spanish – 89%

Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A] – Spanish – 37%

Brasil—Registro Civil, 1852–1914 [Parte 2A] – Portuguese – 1%
Brasil, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 [Parte A] – Portuguese – 13%
Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920 – Portuguese – 3%
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 [Piloto] – Portuguese – 52%

Canada—Passenger Lists, 1881–1922 – English – 5%

Canada, Bas-Canada—Recensement de 1842 – French – (New)

Canada, New Brunswick—Deaths, 1815–1938 [Part B] – English – 18%

Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B] – English – (New)

Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1] – (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1]) – German – 92%

Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900 – Spanish – 28%

Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B] – Spanish – 35%

Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959 – Spanish – 13%

Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959 – Spanish – 65%

Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part D] – German – 13%

El Salvador—Registros Civiles, 1835–1910 – Spanish – 24%

España, Andalucía—Registros Civiles, 1837–1870 – Spanish – 4%

España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1] – Spanish – 42%

France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 – French – 44%

France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907 – French – 56%

France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D] – French – 83%

France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 – French – 60%

Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1800–1900 – Spanish – 10%

Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900 – Spanish – 26%

Ireland—Tithe Applotment Books, 1824–1840 – English – (New)

Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B] – Italian – 73%

Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A] – Italian – 43%

Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part C] – English – (New)

Mexico, D.F.—Bautismos, 1536–1900 [Parte A] – Spanish – 2%

Mexico, Oaxaca—1930 Federal Censo – Spanish – (New)

Mexico, Puebla—1930 Federal Censo – Spanish – 82%

New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2A] – English – 8%

Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Part 3B] – Spanish – 94%

Nicaragua, Masaya—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 – Spanish – (New)

Norge —Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903 – Norwegian – 2%

Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A] – Spanish – 77%

Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910 – Portuguese – 24%

República Dominicana—Nacimientos Civiles, 1828–1906 – Spanish – 1%

Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 – German – 38%

South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970 – Afrikaans, Dutch, English – 64%

Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 69%

Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 73%

Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] – Swedish – 30%

U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part A] – English – 14%

U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925 [Part B] – English – 11%

U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv] – English/ Old English – 28%

Uruguay—Registros Civiles (Nacimientos), 1879–1930 – Spanish – 5%

U.S.—Naval Enlistment Registers, 1855–1891 – English – (New)

U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part A] – English – 60%

U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [IX] – English – 58%

U.S., Arkansas—WWII Draft Registration, 1942 – English – 39%

U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 [Part B] – English – 70%

U.S., Connecticut—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – English – (New)

U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 [Part A] – English – 39%

U.S., District of Columbia—Deaths, 1874–1959 – English – 86%

U.S., Illinois—County Marriages, 1810–1934 [Part A] – English – 65%

U.S., Indiana, Bartholomew—County Marriages, 1811–1959 – English – 47%

U.S., Iowa—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

U.S., Iowa—County Births, 1880–1935 [Part A] – English – 11%

U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part A] – English – 45%

U.S., Maine—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

U.S., Minnesota—County Marriages, 1860–1949 [Part A] – English – 35%

U.S., New Jersey—County Marriages, 1682–1956 [Part 1] – English – 25%

U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1938 [Part A] – English – 37%

U.S., New York—Marriages, 1908–1935 [Part A] – English – 34%

U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part B] – English – 20%

U.S., North Carolina—Freedmen Letters, 1862–1870 – English – 10%

U.S., Oklahoma—Allotment Records, 1899–1907 – English – 74%

U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959 [Part B] – English – 32%

U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Censo Federal – Spanish – 11%

U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte B] – Spanish – 5%

U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part B] – English – 29%

U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part C] – English – 42%

U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934 [Part C] – English – (New)

U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 [Part B] – English – 21%

U.S., Wisconsin—1930 Federal Census – English – (New)

Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909 – Spanish – 1%

Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2] – Spanish – 25%

Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925 – German – 33%

Россия, Самара—Метрические книги церкви, 1869–1917 (часть 1) – Russian – 66%

Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть B] – Russian – 9%

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A] – French – 61%

Brasil, Minas Gerais—Church Records, 1706-1952 – Portuguese – 1%

Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935 – English – 18%

Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900 – German – 11%

España, Avila, Barroman—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930 – Spanish – 12%

España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935 – Spanish – 93%

España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870 – Spanish – 54%

France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909 – French – 77%

Norway—1875 Census [Part B] – Norwegian – 63%

Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982 – Spanish – 72%

U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 – English – 21%

U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3] – English – 91%

U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908 – English – 67%

U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940 – English – 33%

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German Map Guide For Alsace-Lorraine, District of Unteralsass Now Shipping

Finally! After years of waiting while other regions Alsace-Lorraine I were finished, Family Roots Publishing is printing volumes for genealogists doing research in Alsace-Lorraine. The full title of the first book in a series of six is Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine I (Elsass-Lothringen) District of Unterelsass I, French Department of Bas-Rhin – Kreise (Arrondissements) Hagenau Molsheim, Weissenburg, and Zabern with full index of included towns, The volume is by Kevan Hansen, as were the 32 books published earlier.

This volume includes a total of 943 places – mostly towns, found in the Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen) District of Unterelsass, French Department of Bas-Rhin – Kreise (Arrondissements) Hagenau Molsheim, Weissenburg, and Zabern. This is the first of six volumes covering Alsace-Lorraine. The book is formatted somewhat differently than those published earlier, in that a left-hand column is made up of the German town names, with a right-hand column corresponding to that on the left showing the various other names that a town may have gone by, including the French designations.

Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the thirty-third of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.

The following places are found in this volume.

  • Adamsweiler
  • Adamswiller
  • Affelsheim
  • Albet
  • Alenheim
  • Allenweiler
  • Allenwiller
  • Altdorf
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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch:

FamilySearch beta There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past week at the National Genealogical Society annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records can be found at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org. Be sure to share the good news with family and friends.

See the listing below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections – laid out by country, dates included, and the number of records available.

FOREIGN
Argentina Baptisms, 1645—1930 — 4,209,653
Argentina Marriages, 1722—1911 — 150,895
Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816—1980 — 106,767
Austria Births and Baptisms, 1651—1940 — 88,885
Austria Burials, 1768 – 1918 — 31,756
Austria Marriages, 1722 — 1898 — 25,383
Bahamas Births, 1550—1891 — 53,476
Barbados Baptisms, 1739—1891 — 222,010
Barbados Burials, 1854—1885 — 92,226
Barbados Marriages, 1854—1879 — 15,666
Belgium Births and Baptisms, 1560—1890 — 354,038
Belgium Deaths and Burials, 1564—1900 — 67,182
Brazil Baptisms, 1688—1935 — 3,597,609
Brazil Deaths, 1750—1890 — 43,931
Brazil Marriages, 1730—1955 — 475,107
Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661—1959 — 2,160,243
Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664—1955 — 101,189
Canada Marriages, 1661—1949 — 262,982
Canada – British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872—1986 — 928,851
Canada – British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859—1932 — 124,593
Canada – New Brunswick Births, 1819—1899 — 25,414
Canada – Nova Scotia Births, 1702—1896 — 125,791
Canada – Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711—1909 — 32,245
Canada – Ontario Births, 1779—1899 — 455,469
Canada – Ontario Marriages, 1800—1910 — 28,574
Canada – Quebec Births, 1662—1898 — 27,212
Caribbean Births, 1590—1928 — 438,073
Caribbean Deaths, 1790—1906 — 13,088
Caribbean Marriages, 1591—1905 — 88,186
Costa Rica Baptisms, 1700—1915 — 176,574
Costa Rica Deaths, 1787—1900 — 31,505
Costa Rica Marriages, 1750—1920 — 57,849
Czech Republic Births, 1637—1889 — 33,062
Czech Republic Marriages, 1654—1889 — 12,698
Dominican Republic Baptisms, 1726—1924 — 114,209
Dominican Republic Deaths, 1666—1862 — 14,636
Dominican Republic Marriages, 1743—1929 — 31,992
Ecuador Baptisms, 1680—1930 — 593,710
Ecuador Deaths, 1800—1920 — 43,852
Ecuador Marriages, 1680—1930 — 271,061
El Salvador Baptisms, 1750—1940 — 218,500
El Salvador Marriages, 1810—1930 — 28,162
France Deaths and Burials, 1546—1960 — 347,368
France Marriages, 1546—1924 — 1,397,204
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558—1898 — 33,749,332
Gibraltar Marriages, 1879—1918 — 2,201
Gibralter Births and Baptisms, 1704—1876 — 30,515
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778—1988 — 69,278
Great Britain Marriages, 1797—1988 — 22,036
Great Britain – Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820—1907 — 41,647
Great Britain – Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1821—1911 — 224,489
Great Britain – Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844—1911 — 42,389
Great Britain – Isle of Man Marriages, 1849—1911 — 42,662
Great Britain – Wales, Births and Baptisms, 1586—1907 — 773,392
Great Britain – Wales, Deaths and Burials, 1586—1885 — 15,109
Great Britain – Wales, Marriages, 1541—1900 — 39,630
Grenada Births and Baptisms, 1866—1891 — 33,239
Guatemala Baptisms, 1730—1917 — 466,223
Guatemala Deaths, 1760—1880 — 20,921
Guatemala Marriages, 1750—1930 — 112,610
Hondurus Baptisms, 1730—1930 — 220,317
Hondurus Marriages, 1800—1910 — 31,686
Hungary Baptisms, 1734—1895 — 14,210
Iceland Marriages, 1770—1920 — 42,954
India Births and Baptisms, 1800—1945 — 887,579
India Deaths and Burials, 1800—1945 — 566,529
India Marriages, 1800—1945 — 203,970
Ireland Deaths, 1864—1870 — 51,249
Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806—1900 — 1,940,693
Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809—1900 — 438,494
Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752—1920 — 331,497
Luxembourg Births, 1662—1840 — 7,835
Luxembourg Deaths, 1702—1798 — 1,554
Luxembourg Marriages, 1700—1810 — 1471
Mexico Deaths, 1680—1940 — 362,067
Mexico Marriages , 1570—1950 — 6,232,176
Panama Baptisms, 1750—1938 — 269,054
Panama Deaths, 1840—1930 — 21,463
Panama Marriages, 1800—1950 — 39,839
Paraguay Baptisms, 1800—1930 — 101,337
Paraguay Marriages, 1800—1900 — 14,400
Peru Baptisms, 1556—1930 — 4,013,461
Peru Deaths, 1750—1930 — 101,257
Peru Marriages, 1600—1940 — 443,248
Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642—1994 — 334,139
Philippines Deaths and Burials, 1726—1957 — 5,128,622
Philippines Marriages, 1723—1957 — 2,247,381
Portugal Baptisms , 1570—1910 — 424,354
Portugal Deaths, 1640—1910 — 100,234
Portugal Marriages, 1670—1910 — 59,735
Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755—1917 — 170,844
Russia Deaths and Burials, 1815—1917 — 100,647
Russia Marriages, 1793—1919 — 33,559
Samoa Baptisms, 1863—1940 — 28,013
Samoa Burials, 1895—1970 — 42,061
Spain Deaths, 1600—1920 — 186,259
Sweden Baptisms, 1611—1920 — 9,280,828
Sweden Burials, 1649-1920 — 1,207,501
Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920 — 2,243,064
Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940 — 1,001,685
Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875 — 138,011
Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910 — 268,739
Switzerland, Basel City Church Books, 1380-1917 — Images Only
Switzerland, Schaffhausen Genealogies and City Directories, 1460-1952 — Images Only
Ukraine, Births and Baptisms — 14,166
Uruguay Marriages, 1840—1900 — 19,810

UNITED STATES
United States 1910 Federal Census (AZ, CA, DE, FL) — 4,078,117
United States Births, 1867—1931 — 20,946
United States Deaths, 1867—1961 — 3,705
United States Marriages, 1733—1990 — 7,176

Arizona Births and Christening , 1909—1917 — 27,483
Arizona Deaths , 1910—1911; 1993—1994 — 10,168
Arizona Marriages, 1888—1908 — 75,094
Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1880—1893 — 11,724
Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882—1929; 1945—1963 — 38,956
Arkansas Marriages, 1837—1944 — 1,005,608
Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710—1896 — 30,298
Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815—1955 — 209,592
Delaware Marriages, 1713—1953 — 70,024
District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830—1955 — 121,224
District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840—1964 — 372,173
District of Columbia Marriages, 1830—1921 — 242,760
Florida Births and Christenings, 1880—1935 — 28,301
Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900—1921 — 24,800
Florida Marriages, 1837—1974 — 860,110
Hawaii Births and Christenings, 1852—1933 — 150,992
Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862—1919 — 105,519
Hawaii Marriages, 1826—1922 — 103,871
Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856—1965 — 75,881
Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907—1965 — 31,253
Idaho Marriages, 1878—1898/1903—1942 — 88,588
Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818—1936 — 59,392
Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885—1930 — 39,907
Kansas Marriages, 1840—1935 — 378,903
Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839—1960 — 547,119
Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843—1970 — 1,971,681
Kentucky Marriages, 1785—1979 — 1,532,718
Louisiana Births, Christenings, 1811—1830; 1854—1934 — 16,890
Louisiana Marriages, 1816—1906 — 129,641
Maine Births and Christenings, 1739—1900 — 940,882
Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841—1910 — 172,879
Maine Marriages, 1771—1907 — 597,508
Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650—1995 — 206,288
Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877—1992 — 11,686
Maryland Marriages, 1666—1970 — 253,727
Montana Marriages, 1889—1947 — 197,930
New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726—1918 — 435,411
New Mexico Deaths, 1788—1798; 1838—1955 — 9,627
New Mexico Marriages, 1751—1918 — 93,387
New York Births and Christenings, 1640—1962 — 1,351,166
New York Deaths and Burials, 1795—1952 — 701,396
New York Marriages, 1686—1980 — 859,927
North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866—1964 — 156,156
North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898—1994 — 2,742,609
North Carolina Marriages, 1759—1979 — 2,128,391
Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854—1997 — 2,535,557
Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868—1929 — 70,253
Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903—1947 — 29,035
Oregon Marriages, 1853—1935 — 57,523
South Dakota State Census, 1935 673,322
Tennessee County Marriages, 1790—1950 — 10,145
Utah Births and Christenings, 1892—1941 — 48,049
Utah Deaths, 1888—1946 — 148,933
Utah Marriages, 1887—1966 — 308,854
Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765—1908 — 402,329
Vermont Deaths, 1871—1965 — 235,415
Vermont Marriages, 1791—1974 — 185,433
Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853—1912 — 785,241
West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853—1928 — 544,589
West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854—1932 — 56,688
West Virginia Marriages, 1854—1932 — 203,378
Wyoming Marriages, 1877—1920 — 14,070

PLANET EARTH
World Misc Births, 1534—1983 — 616,742
World Misc Deaths, 1767—1950 — 15269
World Misc Marriages, 1662—1945 — 28668

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