FamilySearch Adds Over 9.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the U.S.A.

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FamilySearch has recently added more than 9.5 million indexed records and images from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,399,826 images from the new Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941, collection, the 1,734,150 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, collection, and the 2,171,641 images from the new Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1918, 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

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 – 539,210 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977 – 682,002 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

BillionGraves Index – 407,422 – 407,422 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 – 1,673,051 – 61,099 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941 – 0 – 2,399,826 – New browsable image collection.

Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Miscellaneous Records, 1559-1945 – 0 – 9,569 – New browsable image collection.

Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1918 – 0 – 2,171,641 – New browsable image collection.

Italy, Napoli, Fontana, Parrocchia di Santa Maria della Mercede – La Sacra, Catholic Church Records, 1659-1929 – 0 – 54 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979 – 0 – 214,094 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 – 980,427 – 951 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Scandinavian-American Genealogical Resources

hbd1810Scandinavian-American Genealogical Resources is a straight-forward listing of resource pertinent to Americans and Europeans searching their Nordic ancestry. Resources are divided into five major Nordic groups, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish. Each group, of course, represents a home country. The book lists resources by this home country association, but offers repositories found in that country as well as American location of records.

Actual resource listings cover national repositories, along with local libraries and regional historical societies. Specific information is listed for groups, including contact information as well as ideas on how best to use the resources found at each location or group. This book also lists a selective bibliography of books covering the Scandinavian culture and history.

About the Author

“Dr. [Charles] Dickson is a college chemistry instructor and an ordained minister in addition to being a freelance writer. He holds degrees from the University of Tampa, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Stetson University, and the University of Florida.”

Dickson is a prolific author, having written books and articles on religion, chemistry, and history. His historical publishings have appeared in Scandinavian Review, The American Dane, The Finnish American Newsletter, Genealogical Helper, Heritage Quest, and Ancestry Newsletter.

He is also of Swedish-American descent.

 

Table of Contents

The Author

Preface

Finding Ancestors in America

Finding Ancestors in Denmark

  • Danish American Resources
  • Danish Immigrant Museum
  • Danish Immigrant Archives
  • Danish American Heritage Society
  • Danish American Historical Archives
  • Danish Brotherhood of American
  • Additional Danish Listings
  • Regional Libraries – Danish

Finding Ancestors in Finland

  • Finnish American Resources
  • Finlandia University Library
  • Finnish American Heritage Center
  • Swedish Finn Historical Society
  • Finnish American Historical Society of the West
  • Additional Finnish Listings
  • Regional Libraries – Finnish

Finding Ancestors in Iceland

  • Icelandic American Resources
  • Everett Psychiatric Clinic
  • Additional Icelandic Listings
  • Regional Libraries – Icelandic

Finding Ancestors in Norway

  • Norwegian American Resources
  • Augsburg College – Sverdrup Library
  • Norwegian American Historical Associattion
  • Luther College – Preus Library
  • Vesterheim Genealogical Center
  • Sons of Norway International Library
  • Concordia College – Ylvisaker Library
  • Augustana College – Mikkelsen Library
  • Lutheran Brethren Schools Library
  • Bethany Lutheran College Library
  • Pacific Lutheran University – Mortvedt Library
  • Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminary Library
  • Additional Norwegian Listings
  • Regional Libraries – Norwegian

Finding Ancestors in Sweden

  • Swedish American Resources
  • The American Swedish Institute
  • American Swedish Historical Foundation
  • The Swedish American Historical Society
  • Swedish Colonial Society
  • Gustavus Adolphus College – Folke Bernadotte Library
  • Baptist General Conference Archives
  • Augustana Historical Society
  • North Park College Library
  • Swenson Swedish Immigration Center
  • Bethany College – Wallerstedt Library
  • Additional Swedish Listings
  • Regional Libraries – Swedish

General Scandinavian Resources

  • Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Scandinavian American Genealogical Society
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – Rolfing Library
  • Scandinavian Periodicals and Newspapters
  • Scandinavian Studies and Language Instruction
  • Places with Scandinavian Names

General Genealogical Resources

Bibliography

 

Copies of Scandinavian-American Genealogical Resources are available from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $14.70.

New Searchable Collections Added Online For Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch December 28, 2012:

FamilySearch added an additional 38.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 6,095,759 indexed records in the new United States World War II Army Enlistment Records collection, the 4,068,907 indexed records for the new United States Germans to America Index from 1850-1897, the 2,922,943 added to the England and Wales Census of 1871, and the 2,608,645 added to the Denmark Estate Records collection from 1436-1964. Other new searchable collections online were added this week for Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United States. 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

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1980 – 0 – 133,932 – New browsable image collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2010 – 0 – 1,078,765 – New browsable image collection.
Denmark, Estate Records, 1436-1964 – 0 – 2,608,645 – Added images to an existing collection.
England and Wales Census, 1871 – 2,695,024 – 227,919 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
England, Manchester, Miscellaneous Records, 1700-1916 – 853,243 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
England, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 – 1,276,875 – 43,393 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885 – 682,055 – 53,799 – New indexed records and images collection.
Italy, Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910 – 0 – 193,658 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1823-1941 – 0 – 143,597 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Pesaro e Urbino, Urbino, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910 – 0 – 323,971 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Potenza, Potenza, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910 – 0 – 298,330 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Siena, Montepulciano, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 181,893 – Added images to an existing collection.
Russia, Simbirsk Church Books, 1768-1939 – 0 – 994,870 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Diocese of Santander, Catholic Church Records, 1538-1984 – 0 – 757,418 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1987 – 0 – 8,311,103 – Added images to an existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1931 – 0 – 316,188 – New browsable image collection.
Ukraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-1937 – 0 – 264,777 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, San Francisco, World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits, 1918 – 6,545 – 33,870 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 – 1,439,474 – 1,962,567 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Florida, Tampa, Passenger Lists, 1898-1945 – 50,103 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
U.S., New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846 – 526,400 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
United States, Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908 – 0 – 941,009 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Famine Irish Passenger Index, 1846-1851 – 604,596 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
United States, Germans to America Index, 1850-1897 – 4,068,907 – 0 – New indexed record collection.
United States, Italians to America Index, 1855-1900 – 845,287 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
United States, Russians to America Index, 1834-1897 – 527,394 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 – 6,095,759 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

The Family History Library Hosts Free Research Series on Danish Research

The following news release was received from Maryanne Taylor:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH ⎯ Genealogists and family history enthusiasts looking for help with research in Denmark will be interested in classes held at the Family History Library in July. A free Danish Research Series will be held on Saturday, July 14, at the Family History Library. The classes will include:

  • 9:00 a.m. “Research in Southern Denmark”
  • 10:00 a.m. “Big City Research in Denmark”
  • 11:00 a.m. “Lost in Copenhagen: A Case Study”

To view the class schedule online, go to https://familysearch.org/locations/library_class_schedule. Classes will be held in the Main floor classroom of the Family History Library. The library is located to the west of Temple Square on West Temple between North Temple and South Temple Streets in downtown Salt Lake City. On Saturdays, parking is free to library patrons and is located behind the Church History Museum. To register for these free classes, send an email to FHLClassReg@familysearch.org or call
801-240-4950.

Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors

Time and again I have heard genealogists discuss the difficulties of researching their Scandinavian ancestors. Having, myself, a line of Norwegian ancestors I can attest to the difficulties sometimes found in this research. However, author Dr. Penelope Christensen, in Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors, declares the process is much easier than is often expected.

According to Christensen, Scandinavians kept detailed records and did an excellent job of preserving them. Common research records include parish registers for christening, marriage and burials. Census, probate, and military records are often readily available as well. Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors covers general topics useful to researching the region as well as country by country resources.

The first section examines languages, common naming practices, namely the patronymic naming method, key dates, and major resources. Following this general information, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden are reviewed in that order. Common coverage for each country includes a brief history, personal and/or surnames, geographical information, and key records resources.

Dr. Christensen has four degrees and over 25 years university leaving teaching experience. She obviously loves family history and genealogy and has lectured on the subject in England, the U.S., and Canada.

For you own copy of Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors, please visit Family Roots Publishing; Item #: HV06, Price: $16.66.

 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  • Chart 1: Map of Scandinavia

LANGUAGES

  • Chart 2: Anglicization of Scandinavian Letters
  • Typing Scandinavian Characters on an English Keyboard
  • Chart 3: Interchangeable Letters in Scandinavia
  • Chart 4: Old Scandinavian Handwriting

NAME PRACTICES

  • Patronymic IGI

DATES

  • Julian and Gregorian Calendars
  • Feast Days
    • Chart 5: Common Scandinavian Fixed Feast Days
    • Chart 6: Common Scandinavian Movable Feast Days
    • Chart 7: Guide to Calendars of Movable Feast Days, 1607–1699
    • Chart 8: Guide to Calendars of Movable Feast Days, 1700–1753
    • Chart 9: Guide to Calendars of Movable Feast Days, 1754–1824
    • Chart 10: Calendar Tables for Movable Feast Days in Scandinavia – Numbers 1-12
    • Chart 11: Calendar Tables for Movable Feast Days in Scandinavia – Numbers 13-24
    • Chart 12: Calendar Table for Movable Feast Days in Scandinavia – Numbers 25-35

MAJOR SOURCES

  • Scandinavian Genealogy on the Internet
  • General Comments on Land Divisions
    • Chart 13: Counties & Parishes in Scandinavia
  • General Comments on Parish Registers
    • Reading the Parish Register
    • Reading Parish Records with Patronymics
    • Note on Civil Registration
  • General References for Scandinavia

DENMARK: Including Faeroes, Greenland & The Danish West Indies

    • Chart 14: Brief History of Denmark
  • Languages Used in Danish Records
    • Chart 15: Danish Genealogical Word List
  • Danish Given Names
  • Danish Geography & Place Names
    • Chart 16: Alphabetical List of Danish Counties, 1793-1970
  • Recommended Strategy for Successful Danish Research
  • Danish Parish Registers
    • Finding Your Parish Register
    • Chart 17: Contents of Danish Parish Registers
    • Chart 18: Danish FHLC Parish Register Entry
    • Chart 19: Danish Parish Register Column Heading
  • Danish Civil Registration
  • Danish Censuses
  • Danish Probates
  • Danish Military & navy Levying Rolls
  • Other Danish Sources
  • General References for Danish Genealogy
  • Danish Archives & Genealogy Societies

FINLAND

    • Chart 20: Brief History of Finland
  • Languages Used in Finnish Records
    • Chart 21: Finnish Genealogical Word List
  • Finnish Surnames
  • Finnish Given Names
  • Finnish Geography & Place Names
    • Chart 22: Lists of Finnish Counties as of 1945
  • Recommended Strategy for Successful Finnish Research
  • Finnish Communion Books & Preconfirmations
    • Chart 23: Finnish Communion Books and Preconfirmations
    • Chart 24: Contents of Finnish Main Books
  • Finnish Parish Registers
    • Finding Your Parish Register
    • Chart 25: Contents of Finnish Parish Registers
    • Chart 26: Finnish FHLC Parish Register Entry
    • Chart 27: Finnish Parish Register Column Headings
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths and Burials
    • Arrivals Into the Parish
    • Departures From the Parish
  • Finnish Civil Registration
  • Finnish Certificates of Departure
  • Finnish Censuses
  • Finnish Probate
  • General References for Finnish Genealogy
  • Finnish Archives & Genealogy Societies

ICELAND

    • Chart 28: Brief History of Iceland
  • Languages Used in Icelandic Records
    • Chart 29: Icelandic Genealogical Word List
  • Icelandic Personal Names
  • Icelandic Geography & Place Names
    • Chart 30: Alphabetical List of Icelandic Counties
  • Recommended Strategy for Successful Icelandic Research
  • Icelandic Parish Registers
    • Chart 31: Contents of Icelandic Parish Registers
    • Finding Your Parish Register
    • Chart 32: Icelandic FHLC Parish Register Entry
    • Chart 33: Icelandic Parish Register Column Headings
  • Icelandic Civil Registration
  • Icelandic Censuses
  • Icelandic Probates
  • Other Icelandic Sources
  • General References for Icelandic Genealogy
  • Icelandic Archives & Genealogy Societies

NORWAY

    • Chart 34: Brief History of Norway
  • Languages Used in Norwegian Records
    • Chart 35: Norwegian Genealogical Word List
  • Norwegian Surnames
  • Norwegian Given Names
  • Norwegian Geography & Place Names
    • Chart 36: Alphabetical List of Norwegian Counties
  • Recommended Strategy for Successful Norwegian Research
  • Norwegian Parish Registers
    • Finding Your Parish Register
    • Chart 37: Contents of Norwegian Parish Registers
    • Chart 38: Norwegian FHLC Parish Register Entry
    • Chart 39: Norwegian Parish Register Column Headings
  • Norwegian Civil Registration
  • Norwegian Farm & Family History Books
  • Norwegian Censuses
  • Norwegian Probates
  • Norwegian Military Records
  • Other Norwegian Sources
  • General References for Norwegian Genealogy
  • Norwegian Archives & Genealogy Societies

SWEDEN

    • Chart 40: Brief History of Sweden
  • Languages Used in Swedish Records
    • Chart 41: Swedish Genealogical Word List
  • Swedish Personal Names
  • Swedish Given Names
  • Swedish Geography & Place Names
    • Chart 42: Alphabetical List of Swedish Counties
  • Recommended Strategy for Successful Swedish Research
  • Swedish Clerical Surveys
    • Chart 43: Column Headings for Swedish Clerical Surveys
  • Swedish Parish Registers
  • Finding Your Parish Register
    • Chart 44: Contents of Swedish Parish Registers
    • Chart 45: Swedish FHLC Parish Register Entry
    • Chart 46: Swedish Parish Register Column Heading
  • Swedish Church Record Extracts
  • Swedish Civil Registration
  • Swedish Certificates of Departure or Exit Permits
  • Swedish Censuses
  • Swedish Probates
  • Swedish Military Records
  • Other Swedish Sources
  • General References for Swedish Genealogy
  • Swedish Archives & Genealogy Societies

CONCLUSION

INDEX

Translating Danish Occupations into English

What Did They Do? In Danish, by John E. Herl  is perhaps more like an extensive glossary than anything else. In the words of the author, “this book is a compendium of English translations and explanations of ancient & modern Danish names of occupations, officials and descriptions for family historians.” But, the book is fun. The book simply gives the Danish word for many occupations and anywhere from a one word translations to a paragraph describing the person or position.

In browsing through this book, I found some of the translations both unique and entertaining. Møller, for example, means miller. A nice simple English translation. But then the list goes on. Mølledreng is a boy who works in a mill. I cannot think of a specific name in old or modern English for a boy who works in a mill. Perhaps, that is why the author required a sentence instead of a one word translation. A Møllebygger is a mill buider, a Mølleejer is a mill owner, especially one who owned more than one mill, and a Møllesvend is a journeyman miller. Clearly, mills were of some importance in Denmark to have so many specific job titles for those associated with mills. All English got was the miller.

Reading through the list provided not only some entertainment, but also the recognition that our ancestors led very different lives, at least in some aspects. When it comes to careers and occupations, and you need a Danish/English translations for your research, look no further than What Did They Do? In Danish. You might even have a little fun with your work.

Table of Contents

Source Materials

Preface

Vocabulary

  • Danish & Norwegian Languages
  • Foreign Letters
  • Unique Danish Letters

Additional Guidelines

What Did They Do

  • Occupations Starting with A
  • Occupations Starting with B
  • Occupations Starting with C
  • Occupations Starting with D
  • Occupations Starting with E
  • Occupations Starting with F
  • Occupations Starting with G
  • Occupations Starting with H
  • Occupations Starting with I
  • Occupations Starting with J
  • Occupations Starting with K
  • Occupations Starting with L
  • Occupations Starting with M
  • Occupations Starting with N
  • Occupations Starting with O
  • Occupations Starting with P
  • Occupations Starting with R
  • Occupations Starting with S
  • Occupations Starting with T
  • Occupations Starting with U
  • Occupations Starting with V
  • Occupations Starting with W-X-Z
  • Occupations Starting with Æ-Ø

Get your own copy of What Did They Do? In Danish… from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: HV05