The 101 U.S.A. Vital Records Databases at the FamilySearch Beta Website is Nearing 65 Million Records

FamilySearch beta The Vital Records found at the Family Search beta website continues to grow. Millions of birth, marriage, and death records — both indexes and digitized documents can be found at the site. As of August 8, 2010, I count 64,735,265 records for United States vital records, covering 33 states and the District of Columbia. Twenty-five of the 101 databases include digital images of the records from 16 states.

Following are links to the 101 USA vital records databases at the FamilySeatch beta website.

DATABASE BY STATE — TIME PERIOD — NUMBER OF RECORDS — DIGITAL IMAGES?

  • Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974; 1,858,819
  • Arizona Births and Christenings, 1909-1917; 25,766
  • Arizona Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1933-1994; 2,116
  • Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951; 265,726; Images
  • Arizona Marriages, 1888-1908; 75,094
  • Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1880-1893;
  • Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957; 1,600,149; Images
  • Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963; 36,091
  • Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944; 1,001,013
  • California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Recs, 1835-1931; 43,407; Images
  • Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710-1896; 24,012
  • Delaware Deaths and Burials, 1815-1955; 197,031
  • Delaware Marriages, 1713-1953; 68,382
  • Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922; 45,983; Images
  • District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830-1955; 105,703
  • District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964; 366,990
  • District of Columbia Marriages, 1830-1921; 240,017
  • Florida Births and Christenings, 1880-1935; 20,114
  • Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921; 24,800
  • Florida Deaths, 1877-1939; 471,800
  • Florida Marriages, 1837-1974; 795,542
  • Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927; 305,880; Images
  • Georgia Deaths, 1928-1930; 123,419; Images
  • Hawaii Births and Christenings, 1852-1933; 138,192
  • Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919; 105,070
  • Hawaii Marriages, 1826-1922; 99,820
  • Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856-1965; 14,800
  • Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937; 106,484
  • Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907-1965; 28,352
  • Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942; 85,507
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922; 1,431,946; Images
  • Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915; 433,895; Images
  • Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920; 865,669; Images
  • Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959; 316,634
  • Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936; 58,874
  • Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930; 34,746
  • Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935; 286,461
  • 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 and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934; 13,515
  • Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875; 1894-1954; 664,511
  • 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; 148,316
  • Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992; 3,709
  • Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970; 253,727
  • Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915; 597,610; Images
  • Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915; 439,098; Images
  • Michigan Births, 1867-1902; 1,409,988; Images
  • Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897; 507,342; Images
  • Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925; 1,533,863; Images
  • Montana Marriages, 1889-1947; 195,239
  • New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900; 480,354; Images
  • New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918; 106,224
  • New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955; 1,633
  • New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945; 167,925
  • New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918; 93,387
  • New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962; 1,197,636
  • New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952; 682,387
  • New York Marriages, 1686-1980; 771,582
  • North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964; 156,156
  • North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994; 2,742,609
  • North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930; 615,568; Images
  • North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979; 2,128,391
  • Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962; 4,767,895
  • Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997; 2,535,557
  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953; 3,541,457; Images
  • Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868-1929; 61,176
  • Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947; 22,625
  • Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935; 57,311
  • Pennsylvania – Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915; 1,556,855
  • Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951; 1,830,468; Images
  • South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943; 636,445; Images
  • South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955; 231,138
  • Texas Death Index, 1964-1998; 4,113,934
  • Texas Deaths, 1890-1976; 4,281,854; Images
  • Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941; 36,499
  • Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956; 263,277
  • Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946; 144,303
  • Utah Marriages, 1887-1966; 278,412
  • Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949; 80,970; Images
  • Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908; 396,581
  • Vermont Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965; 215,924
  • Vermont Marriages, 1791-1974; 183,077
  • Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912; 611,127
  • Virginia – Freedmen’s Bureau Virginia Marriages ca., 1815-1866; 3,193
  • Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960; 975,866
  • Washington State County Marriages, 1858-1950; 48,385; Images
  • West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928; 466,283
  • West Virginia Births, 1853-1930; 1,051,545; Images
  • West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932; 48,817
  • West Virginia Deaths, 1853-1970; 2,085,209; Images
  • West Virginia Marriages, 1853-1970; 1,504,135; Images
  • West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932; 199,723
  • Wyoming Marriages, 1877-1920; 14,043
  • United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931; 11,988
  • United States Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961; 1,815
  • United States Marriages, 1733-1990; 7,164
  • 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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    New at Family Tree Connection

    The following small databases have been posted at Family Tree Connection in the last several weeks.

    CONNECTICUT Family Tree Connection

    Connecticut College for Women 1926-1927 Catalogue – Thirteenth Annual Catalogue of Connecticut College. Announcements for 1927-1928. Published at New London, Connecticut, March 30, 1927. Twelfth Series, Third Number.

    Connecticut College for Women 1924-1925 Catalogue – Eleventh Annual Catalogue of Connecticut College. Announcements for 1925-1926. Published at New London, Connecticut, March 30, 1925. Tenth Series, Third Number. Connecticut College for Women, chartered in 1911 by the State of Connecticut, is a liberal college of arts and sciences for the higher education of women, located in New London.

    ILLINOIS

    The Chicago Club 1923 – Charter, Articles of Association, By-Laws, House Rules, Officers and Members of The Chicago Club (Revised Edition), Chicago, Ill., 1923. Club House: Michigan Avenue and Van Buren Street.

    National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union 1910 Leaflet – Annual Leaflet, National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Organized 1874. Statement of Principles, W. C. T. U. Catechism, List of Officers, Departments, 1910. Address National W. C. T. U., Evanston, Illinois.

    Hopkins Township High School 1928 Commencement – Class of 1928, Hopkins Township High School, Exercises of Graduation, May Twenty-seventh and June first, High School Auditorium. [No location listed. Possibly near Granville, Illinois]

    Hopkins Township High School 1927 Commencement – Class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-seven. Hopkins Township High School, Commencement Exercises, Thursday Evening, May Twenty-sixth, at Eight O’Clock, High School Auditorium. Baccalaureate Service Sunday Evening, May 22 at 8 O’clock. [No location listed. Possibly near Granville, Illinois]

    Magnolia Township High School 1935 Commencement – Class of Nineteen Hundred Thirty-five, Magnolia Township High School, Commencement Exercises, Friday evening, May thirty-first, at eight o’clock, Community Church Auditorium, Magnolia, Illinois.

    INDIANA

    Home Lodge, F. & A. M., 1922 Roster – Home Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M., Fort Wayne, Indiana, By-Laws and Roster of Membership, March 1st, 1922.

    IOWA

    North Western Classical Academy 1921 Commencement – The Class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-one, North Western Classical Academy, Commencement Exercises, Wednesday, June Fifteenth, at seven-thirty o’clock, First Reformed Church, Orange City, Iowa.

    KANSAS

    Leavenworth Public Schools 1913-1914 Directory – Manual and Directory, Leavenworth Public Schools, Containing General Information Concerning the Board of Education, Officers, A list of Employes, Teacher and Janitors, Locations of Schools, Etc. Leavenworth, Kansas. Compiled by Robert J. Morgan, Clerk, October, 1913.

    Oxford Rural High School 1928 Commencement – Oxford Rural High School, Commencement Exercises, Thursday evening, May seventeenth, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-eight, M. E. Church. [No location listed. Possibly Oxford, Kansas]

    MICHIGAN

    St. Paul High School 1931 Commencement – St. Paul High School, Commencement Exercises, Friday, June twelfth at eight o’clock, St. Paul Church. [No location listed, Possibly Shiawassee county, Michigan]

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    New London Literary and Scientific Institution 1873 Catalogue – Twentieth Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the New London Literary and Scientific Institution, New London, N. H., for the Academical Year 1873.

    NEW JERSEY

    Battles of Trenton 151st Anniversary Program – Celebration of The One Hundred and Fifty-first Anniversary of the Battles of Trenton by The Trenton Historical Society at the Old Barracks, January second, nineteen twenty-eight. Includes a listing of Speakers.

    NEW YORK

    Harvard Engineering Society 1916-1917 Year Book – Harvard Engineering Society of New York, Organize June 18, 1907, Year Book, 1916-1917.

    New York University 1896 Class Day Exercises – New York University, Class Day, June 2nd, 1896. Includes a listing of class officers.

    New York University 1897 Class Day Exercises – Class Day Exercises, Class of ’97, New York University, Gymnasium Hall, University Heights, June Eight, 1897. Includes a listing of class officers.

    The Metropolitan, Volume XXVII, No. 7 – Published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (Incorporated) of New York, Home Office, No. 7 Madison Avenue, New York City. Includes Death Claims and Mortuary Bonuses [Paid in the State of New York], Ed. 37, 1-1-16. The Mortuary Bonus is an additional voluntary amount paid by the Company under certain policies over and above the amount called for by the policy contracts.

    NYC University Club 1886 Members – Charter, Constitution, House Rules and List of Officers and Members of the University Club. Clubhouse, Madison Square and Twenty-Sixth Street, East, New York.

    OHIO

    Akron Firemen’s Relief Association 1904 By-Laws – Revised By-Laws, The Akron Firemen’s Relief Association, 1904.

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Hazelton City Roster 1908-1909 – City of Hazleton [PA.], Roster, City Officials and Joint Standing Committees of City Councils, 1908-1909. Compiled by Stephen J. Hughes, City Clerk. Incorporated 1892.

    Hazelton City Roster 1907-1908 – City of Hazleton [PA.], Roster, City Officials and Joint Standing Committees of City Councils, 1907-1908. Compiled by Stephen J. Hughes, City Clerk. Incorporated 1892.

    Hazelton City Roster 1904-1905 – City of Hazleton [PA.], Roster, City Officials and Joint Standing Committees of City Councils, 1904-1905. Compiled by Stephen J. Hughes, City Clerk. Incorporated 1892.

    Swarthmore College 1925 Commencement – Fifty-third Annual Commencement, Swarthmore College, Sixth Month Twelfth to Sixth Month Fifteenth, Class of 1925.

    Jefferson Medical College 1898-99 Announcement – 74th Annual Announcement of the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia and its Hospital. Register of Students for 1897-98. Session of 1898-99.

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    Bowdle High School 1915 Commencement – Bowdle High School, Commencement Exercises, Opera House, Thursday Evening, May Twenty-Seventh, at Eight O’Clock, Nineteen Hundred Fifteen. [No location listed. Possibly Bowdle, South Dakota]

    UNKNOWN LOCATION

    Tryon High School 1925 Commencement – Class of Nineteen hundred twenty-five, Tryon High School, Commencement Exercises, Christian Church, Thursday evening, May, twenty-first, 8 o’clock. [No location listed]

    Division No. 8, O. R. C. Roster (1899) – Roster, January, 1899. Rochester Division No. 8, O. R. C. (Order of Railway Conductors), Meets Every Sunday at 3 P. M., at No. 100 Reynolds Arcade, Except during July and August.

    Benevolent Lodge, F. & A. M. 1909 Program – Benevolent Lodge, No. 28, F. & A. M., Third Annual Entertainment and Reception, Thursday evening, December Second, Nineteen nine, Harlem Casino.

    New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

    The following small databases were recently added to the Family Tree Connection database:

    Family Tree Connection

    ALABAMA

    Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War – Southern Martyrs. A History of Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War, Touching Incidentally on the Experiences of The Entire First Division of the Seventh Army Corps. By Seargeant M. Koenigsberg.

    Birmingham High Schools 1923 Graduation – Birmingham High Schools, Thursday, May Thirty-first, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-three, Birmingham, Alabama. Central High School, Thiry-ninth Annual Commencement. Ensley High School, Twenty-frst Annual Commencement. Woodlawn High School, First Annual Commencement.

    CALIFORNIA

    San Francisco Businessmen Lists 1895 – Extracted from Pioneers of Prosperity by David H. Walker, San Francisco, 1895. Includes the Traffic Association of California members, San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway Co. stockholders, North American Navigation Company stockholders and California League of Progress officers.

    Pacific-Union Club 1906 – Pacific-Union Club, San Francisco, Cal., Cable Address “Puc”, Constitution and By-Laws with House Rules and List of Members, December, 1906. Temporary Club Rooms, 1882 Washington Street. The Pacific-Union Club is a consolidation of the Pacific and the Union Clubs, which took place in February, 1889.

    Pasdena Opportunity Club 1897-1920 – Opportunity Club, Pasadena – California. Organized 1897.

    GEORGIA

    Atlanta University 1882-83 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Atlanta University, (Incorporated 1867, Opened 1869), Atlanta, Georgia, with a Statement of the Courses of Study, Expenses, Etc., 1882-83.

    IOWA

    Elliott’s Business College 1905-1906 Catalogue – Twenty-Seventh Annual Catalogue of Elliott’s Business College and Elliot’s School of Shorthand, Nos. 401, 403 and 405 Jefferson Street, Burlington, Iowa, 1905-1906.

    Pioneer Lodge No. 2 A. O. U. W. Deaths (April 1886) – Assessment No. 4, Pioneer Lodge, No. 2, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Davenport, Iowa, April 7, 1886. Details include Age, State, Date and Cause of Death.

    Cedar Rapids Choral Union 1913 Program – Official Program, Third Annual, May Festival of the Cedar Rapids Choral Union, to be held in City Auditorium, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 22, 23, 24, 1913.

    El-Kahir Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. 1918 Roster – El-Kahir Temple, Roster, By-Laws, Jurisdiction and Other Matters of Interest, A. A. O. N. M. S., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, January 1918.

    KANSAS

    Cherokee County High School 1928-30 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Cherokee County Community High School, June 1928. Published Biennially. Columbus, Kansas. Includes a complete listing of Alumni, 1901-1928.

    Council Grove Lodge, A. F. & A. M. 1915 Saint John’s Day – Saint John’s Day, Council Grove Lodge, No. 36, A. F. & A. M., Thursday, June twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, Council Grove, Kansas.

    KENTUCKY

    American Ticket Brokers Association 1896 Members – American Ticket Brokers Association, Official List of Members, October, 1896. General Offices: Columbia Building, Rooms 601 and 602, Louisville, KY.

    American Ticket Brokers Association 1895 Members – American Ticket Brokers Association, Official List of Members, April, 1895. General Offices: Columbia Building, Rooms 601 and 602, Louisville, KY.

    LOUISIANA

    Grand Consistory of Louisiana A. A. S. R. 1928 Spring Reunion – Spring Reunion of the Scottish Rite Bodies under the Grand Consistory of Louisiana, 32 [degree], A. A. S. R. M., New Orleans, March 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 1928, Scottish Rite Cathedral.

    Grand Consistory of Louisiana A. A. S. R. 1927 Mid-Summer Reunion – Mid-Summer Reunion of the Scottish Rite Bodies under the Grand Consistory of Louisiana, 32 [degree], A. A. S. R. M., New Orleans, July 28th, 29th, 30th, 1927, Scottish Rite Cathedral.

    Grand Consistory of Louisiana A. A. S. R. 1925 Mid-Summer Reunion – Mid-Summer Reunion of the Scottish Rite Bodies under the Grand Consistory of Louisiana, 32 [degree], A. A. S. R. M., New Orleans, July 24th, 25th, 26th, 1925, Scottish Rite Cathedral.

    MARYLAND

    Mt. Moriah Evangelical Lutheran Church 1921 Dedication Program – Dedication of Mt. Moriah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Foxville, MD., May 8th, 1921.

    B & O Women’s Music Club 1928 Concert Program – The Baltimore and Ohio Women’s Music Club, Concert, Maryland Casualty Clubhouse, Tuesday Evening, June the Fifth, Half after Eight, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-eight.

    Jerusalem Lutheran Brotherhood 1924 Membership – First Annual Minstrel, Presented by the Jerusalem Lutheran Brotherhood, Herrman’s Hall, Wednesday and Thursday, October 22nd and 23rd, Nineteen hundred and twenty-four. Baltimore, Md. To lead men into fellowshup with Christ and the Church.

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Boston Gentlemen’s Driving Club 1906 Membership – Gentlemen’s Driving Club of Boston, By-Laws, Rules and List of Members, 1906. This association have for its purpose the encouragement of driving and other athletic exercises, the raising of choice breeds of horses, and the establishment and maintenance of places for social meetings.

    MICHIGAN

    Detroit Bar Association 1906 Membership – Articles of Association, By-Laws and List of Members of The Detroit Bar Association, Organized 1836, Incorporated 1881.

    MINNESOTA

    First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry 1897 Roster of Survivors – Roster of Survivors of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 1897.

    Masonic Mutual Aid Association 1887/1888 Assessments – Masonic Mutual Aid Association, Secretary’s Office, Minneapolis, Minn. Various assessments, includes details of recent member deaths.

    Minnesota Masonic Relief Association 1879-1890 Assessments – Minnesota Masonic Relief Association, Various Assessments, listing recent member deaths with details.

    St. Paul Ancient Landmark Lodge, No. 5, F. & A. M.1890 Roster – By-Laws of Ancient Landmark Lodge, No. 4, A. F. & A. M., together with an Historical Sketch and List of Officers and Register of Members from date of organization. Published April 1, 1890. Explanation: a-adjoined, s-stricken from roll, w-withdrawn, d-died, r-restored, *-expelled, **-suspended.

    MISSISSIPPI

    Mississippi Commands in the War of 1812 – Rolls of Mississippi Commands in the War of 1812, extracted from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Volume IV. Edited by Dunbar Rowland.

    NEBRASKA

    Eagle High School 1909 Commencement – Ninth Annual Commencement of the Eagle High School at the M. E. Church, Wednesday, May 26, 1909, 8:30 P. M. [No geographic location listed. Determined to be Tipton, Nebraska based on 1910 U. S. Census Records]

    Alma P. E. O. Chapter B J 1924-1925 Calendar – 1924-1925, Alma, Nebraska, Chapter B J, P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization). Meetings 3:00 o’clock First and Third Tuesdays. Organized March 31, 1914.

    NEW JERSEY

    Jersey City Home for Aged Women 1929-1931 Report – Report of the Board of Managers of the Home for Aged Women of Jersey City, 657 Bergen Avenue, Corner of Fairview, 1929-1931. Jersey City, N. J.

    Princeton Theological Seminary 1834 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Princeton Theological Seminary, at Princeton, New Jersey, 1833-1834.

    Pluckemin Presbyterian Church 1926 Directory – Directory, 75th Anniversary Number, Pluckamin [sic] Presbyterian Church, Pluckemin, N. J., Rev. E. Stanley Chedister, Pastor, June 1926.

    Senior Mirror 1925 – Published and Circulated by the Senior Class Book Committee, Paterson Girls’ High School, Paterson, New Jersey. June, 1925.

    Senior Mirror 1924 – Published and Circulated by the Senior Class Book Committee, Paterson Girls’ High School, Paterson, New Jersey. January, 1924.

    NEW MEXICO

    Las Cruces First Presbyterian Church 1907 Program – The First Presbyterian Church, Northwest of Public School Building, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Program for Morning Service, July 7, 1907. Geo. W. Dunlap, Pastor, Resident Adjoining the Church.

    OKLAHOMA

    Cherokee Baptist Academy 1903 Catalogue – The Eighteenth Annual Catalogue of the Officers, Teachers and Students of Cherokee Baptist Academy, Tahlequah, Indian Territory. For the Year Ending May 31, 1903, With Announcements for 1903-1904.

    Cherokee National Male Seminary 1896 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Cherokee National Male Seminary, 1896 and Announcements for 1897, 1898. [Title page missing]

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Jefferson Medical College 1896-97 Announcement – 72d Annual Announcement of the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia and its Hospital. Register of Students for 1895-96. Session of 1896-97.

    TENNESSEE

    Friendsville Academy 1893-94 Catalogue – Thirty-eighth Annual Catalogue of Officers and Pupils of Friendsville Academy, Friendsville, Tennessee, 1893-1894, with Announcements for 1894-1895.

    Jordonia High School 1928 Commencement – Sixth Annual Commencement, Jordonia High School, Friday Evening, May 11, 1928. Jordonia, Tenn.

    TEXAS

    Texas Bar Association 1917 Proceedings – Texas Bar Association, Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Annual Session held at Houston, July 3, 4, and 5, 1917, and Constitution and By-Laws of the Association, List of Members, Officers and Committees.

    UTAH

    The Eastonia 1925 – The Eastonia, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-five, Being the Annual of the Salt Lake High School East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Published in May by the Senior Class.

    VERMONT

    Bradford Academy and Grade School 1911-12 Catalogue – Catalogue of Bradford Academy and Grade School, Bradford, Vermont, 1911-12.

    Bennington Second Congregational Church 1896 Year Book – Year Book. Second Congregational Church, Bennington, Vermont. May, 1896. Includes the Sunday School, members deceased, children baptized, members received and dismissed.

    Royalton Academy 1834 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Trustees, Teacher and Students, connected with Royalton Academy, During the Year Ending August 16, 1834. Royalton, Vermont.

    St. Johnsbury Academy 1899 Catalogue – Catalogue of St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Fifty-Sixth Year. June, 1899.

    WASHINGTON

    The Tamarack 1924 – Senior Supplement, North Central News, June, 1924. North Central High School, Spokane, Washington.

    WEST VIRGINIA

    West Virginia University 1928 Choir Program – West Virginia University, University Choir, Louis Black, Director, Commencement Hall, Morgantown, West Virginia, Monday, April 2, 1928, at 9:00 o’clock.

    WISCONSIN

    Nowata Church of God Sabbath School 1925-1931 Cradle Roll Record Book – The Cradle Roll of the Nowata Church of God Sabbath School, Oct. 18, 1925. [Handwritten, Cradle Roll Birthday and Record Book, Blank Book: Copyright 1907, Hammond Publishing Company, Milwaukee, Wis., Location of Church not listed, Confirmed as Nowata, Oklahoma through the 1930 U.S. Federal Census]

    Westford Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 1912 Report – 35th Annual Report of the Westford Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Fox Lake, Wis., Jan. 2, 1912. Includes listing of Expenditures (with losses).

    Oakfield Town Mutual Fire Insurance Company Assessment (Feb. 1909) – Oakfield Town Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Oakfield, Wis., Feb. 17, 1909, Notice of Assessment No. 7. Includes listing of Losses.

    MULTIPLE STATES

    The Metropolitan, Volume XXI, No. 8 – Published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (Incorporated) of New York, Home Office, No. 7 Madison Avenue, New York City. Includes Recent Death Claims in our Industrial Paid in the State of Illinois, Ed. 22, 9-1-00. Also includes Partial List of Recent Death Claims in our Ordinary Department, including Intermediate Branch paid in the following states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Dominion of Canada.

    MANITOBA, CANADA

    The Linking Ring, Vol. V, No. V, January Number – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). January, 1927. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Includes list of New Members. Cover Missing. [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

    NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

    University of Saint Joseph’s College 1899-1900 Catalogue – Universite du College St-Joseph, Saint-Joseph, N. B., 1899-1900. University of Saint Joseph’s College, St. Joseph, New Brunswick, Canada.

    ONTARIO, CANADA

    Ontario Dahlia Society 1929 Officers – Bulletin of the Ontario Dahlia Society, Vol. 1, No. 2, Mimico Beach, Ont., Jan. 1929. Membership fee, $2.00 per year.

    UNKNOWN PLACE

    Pi Alpha Chi 1916 Composite Photograph – Composite Photograph of Pi Alpha Chi members, 1916. [No geographic location stated]

    The Boomerang 1922 – The Boomerang 1922, Avon Community High School, Volume II.

    Kansas African American Museum Receives $25K Grant to Collect Stories

    WICHITA — The Kansas African American Museum Kansas African American Museum has received a $25,000 grant to establish a statewide history and genealogy program called “Knowing Me, Knowing You.”

    The program is designed for anyone with a contribution to Kansas African American history.

    The grant, awarded by the Chester and Ada Franklin Scholarship Fund and co-trustees Bank of America and Samuel L. Adams, will allow the Wichita museum’s staff to set up video cameras at six Kansas towns with important African-American ties: Nicodemus, Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Hutchinson and Weir.

    The staff will then collect stories and other information from residents and place them into a permanent archive, which, when edited, could be made available on the museum’sWeb site for purchase, said Mark Mccormick, the museum’s director.

    Read the full article by Beccy Tanner in the October 29, 2009 edition of the Wichita Eagle.

    FamilySearch Indexing Updates

    28 September 2009: Volunteers with Rhode Island roots will be excited about the new indexing projects this week. The Familysearch IndexingRhode Island 1905 and 1935 State Censuses were added. New international projects for Argentina, Germany, Philippines, Spain, and the U.K. were also added.

    Note: the links within the charts won’t work as they are just images in this case.

    New International Projects in the Past Week

    • Argentina, Cordoba—Matrimonios, 1642–1931
    • Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 Div 39–69
    • España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935
    • Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982
    • U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754-1900 [Part 2]

    New U.S.A. Projects in the Past Week

    • Georgia—1920 Federal Census
    • Indiana, Brown County—Marriages, 1811–1959
    • Kansas—1920 Federal Census
    • Kentucky—1920 Federal Census
    • Rhode Island—1905 State Census [Part 1]
    • Rhode Island—1935 State 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 in preparation for future publication.)

    • Belgium, Flanders—Deaths, 1796–1900
    • Jamaica, Trelawny—Births, 1878–1930
    • Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910-1930 [Parte 2]
    • U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–Present [Part 1]
    • U.S., Idaho—1920 Federal Census
    • U.S., Indiana, Ohio County—Marriages, 1811–1959
    • U.S., Iowa—1920 Federal Census
    • U.S., West Virginia—1920 Federal Census
    • U.S., Wisconsin—1920 Federal Census

    Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
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    Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
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    (*Percentage refers to a specific portion of a larger project.)

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    New Data at NewspaperARCHIVES.com

    Check out NewspaperARCHIVE.com! Over several days, NewspaperARCHIVE posted many new newspapers from 20 states. The majority of the papers posted the last few days are dated between 1915 and 1925. I note that some South Carolina papers were included this week. This is good stuff…

    I am pleased to again announce that the folks at NewspaperARCHIVE.com appreciate what we’re doing with GenealogyBlog, and are now officially SPONSORING this website. I’m very thankful for the support of NewspaperARCHIVES as well as the support of my readers who purchase their services.

    The following list is alphabetical – first by state, then by city, then newspaper and the dates of those posted over the weekend.

    ALASKA
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Fairbanks Daily Times (1914-1916)
    Fairbanks Times (1915-1916)
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (1913-1917)
    Fairbanks Daily News (1916)
    Fairbanks Weekly News-Miner and Daily Alaska Citizen, The (1920-1921)
    Fairbanks Weekly News-Miner and Weekly Alaska Citizen, The (1921)

    CALIFORNIA
    Ukiah, California
    Ukiah Dispatch Democrat (1913-1922) (1924)
    Ukiah Republican Press (1913-1915) (1922) (1924)

    CONNECTICUT
    Naugatuck, Connecticut
    Naugatuck Daily News (1913-1924)

    ILLINOIS
    Carbondale, Illinois
    Daily Free Press, The (1914 – 1921)
    Free Press, The (1921-1925)

    Murphysboro, Illinois
    Daily Independent, The (1924 – 1925)

    Sterling, Illinois
    Sterling Daily Gazette (1917)
    Sterling Standard (1916)

    INDIANA
    Greensburg, Indiana
    Greensburg Daily News (1918) (1925)

    Kokomo, Indiana
    Kokomo Tribune (1919)

    Logansport, Indiana
    Logansport Pharos (1913)
    Logansport Weekly Pharos (1913)
    Logansport Pharos-Reporter (1913-1915)
    Logansport Chronicle ((1913-1917)
    Logansport Journal-Tribune (1913-1915)
    Logansport Press (1922-1925)

    IOWA
    Ackley, Iowa
    Ackley World (1916)
    Ackley World-Journal (1917-1918)

    Algona, Iowa
    Algona Upper Des Moines (1914-1922)
    Algona Republican (1902)
    Algona Courier (1914-1918)
    Upper Des Moines-Republican (1919)
    Kossuth County Advance (1913) (1916-1925)

    Altoona, Iowa
    Altoona Herald, The (1916) (1922)

    Estherville, Iowa
    Estherville Democrat, The (1920-1923)
    Estherville Enterprise (1918-1922) (1924-1925)
    Opera House Reporter, The (1916)
    Vindicator And Republican (1922-1923)

    Hawarden, Iowa
    Hawarden Independent (1921-1925)

    Humboldt, Iowa
    Humboldt Independent (1913-1914) (1921-1924)
    Humboldt Republican (1915-1921) (1923-1924)

    Rock Valley, Iowa
    Rock Valley Bee (1913-1914) (1917) (1922-1925)

    Sioux Center, Iowa
    Sioux Center Nieuwsblad (1913-1914) (1916-1917)

    Sumner, Iowa
    Sumner Gazette, The (1913-1919) (1925)
    Sumner Herald (1915)

    Titonka, Iowa
    Titonka Topic (1922)

    Wapello, Iowa
    Wapello County Supervisors Books (1916)

    Williamsburg, Iowa
    Williamsburg Journal Tribune (1913-1924)

    KANSAS
    Emporia, Kansas
    Emporia Gazette, The (1920)

    MARYLAND
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Evening Times (1914) (1916)
    Cumberland Evening Times (1922-1925)

    Hagerstown, Maryland
    Daily Mail, The (1914 – 1921) (1923) (1925)
    Mail (1913 – 1917)
    Morning Herald (1913-1919) (1923-1925)

    MASSACHUSETTS
    North Adams, Massachusetts
    North Adams Transcript (1915) (1917-1924)

    MICHIGAN
    Ironwood, Michigan
    Ironwood Times, The (1921-1925)

    Marshall, Michigan
    Evening Chronicle (1922) (1925)

    MINNESOTA
    Albert Lea, Minnesota
    Albert Lea Examiner (1920 – 1922)

    MISSOURI
    Jefferson City, Missouri
    Daily Democrat-Tribune (1914-1915) (1922) (1924)
    Democrat Tribune, The (1916-1922)
    Weekly Democrat-Tribune (1913-1914)
    Daily Capital News (1920-1925)
    Daily Capital News, The (1918-1920)
    Jefferson City Tribune (1924-1925)

    Moberly, Missouri
    Moberly Monitor-Index (1920)

    MONTANA
    Billings, Montana
    Billlings Gazette (1924)

    Helena, Montana
    Helena Independent, The (1917) (1924)

    NEW MEXICO
    Gallup, New Mexico
    Gallup Independent, The (1915-1925)
    Gallup Independent and Carbon City News, The (1923)

    Greater Las Vegas, New Mexico
    Las Vegas Daily Optic (1923-1924)

    OHIO
    Massillon, Ohio
    Evening Independent (1916-1921)

    Piqua, Ohio
    Piqua Leader-Dispatch, The (1913-1917)
    Piqua Daily Call, The (1918-1921) (1924)
    Piqua Daily Press (1916-1918)
    Piqua Daily Call and Piqua Press-Dispatch, The (1922)

    Xenia, Ohio
    Daily Gazette (1916)
    Evening Gazette (1919-1925)

    PENNSYLVANIA
    Greenville, Pennsylvania
    Evening Record, The (1914-1923)
    Record-Argus, The (1924)

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania
    Lebanon Daily News (1913-1915) (1920-1921) (1923-1924)
    Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (1916-1922) (1924)

    SOUTH CAROLINA
    Aiken, South Carolina
    Aiken Journal and Review (1921)

    SOUTH DAKOTA
    Mitchell, South Dakota
    Evening Republican, The (1920 – 1921) (1924)
    Morning Republican, The (1920)

    TEXAS
    Brownsville, Texas
    Brownsville Daily Herald, The (1921)

    Denton, Texas
    Denton Record-Chronicle (1915-1925)

    Kerrville, Texas
    Kerrville Mountain Sun (1925)

    Lubbock, Texas
    Avalanche (1918 – 1925)

    Mexia, Texas
    Mexia Weekly Herald, The (1914) (1920-1921) (1924)

    Weimar, Texas
    Weimar Mercury, The (1915-1920) (1922-1924)
    Mercury, The (1913-1915)

    UTAH
    Provo, Utah
    Provo Daily Herald (1922 – 1924)

    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Salt Lake Tribune, The (1921-1923)

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    New Papers Posted are NewspaperARCHIVE

    Check out NewspaperARCHIVE.com! In the last three days, NewspaperARCHIVE posted many new newspapers. Eighteen states are represented this time around. Iowa is again the clear winner when it comes to numbers of papers represented.

    I am pleased to again announce that the folks at NewspaperARCHIVE.com appreciate what we’re doing with GenealogyBlog, and are now officially SPONSORING this website. I’m very thankful for the support of NewspaperARCHIVES as well as the support of my readers who purchase their services.

    The following list is alphabetical – first by state, then by city, then newspaper and the dates posted this weekend.

    ALASKA
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Fairbanks Daily Times (1916)
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (1916 – 1917)
    Fairbanks Times (1916)
    Fairbanks weekly News-Miner and The Daily Alaska Citizen, The (1920 – 1921)
    Fairbanks weekly News-Miner and The Weekly Alaska Citizen (1921)

    CALIFORNIA
    Ukiah, California
    Ukiah Dispatch Democrat (1916 – 1922) (1924)
    Ukiah Republican Press (1922) (1924)

    CONNECTICUT
    Naugatuck, Connecticut
    Naugatuck Daily News (1916 – 1925)

    ILLINOIS
    Carbondale, Illinois
    Free Press, The (1921-1925)
    Daily Free Press, The (1919 – 1921)

    Murphysboro, Illinois
    Daily Independent, The (1924 – 1925)

    Sterling, Illinois
    Sterling Daily Gazette (1917)
    Sterling Standard (1916)

    INDIANA
    Greensburg, Indiana
    Greensburg Daily News (1918) (1925)

    Kokomo, Indiana
    Kokomo Tribune (1919)

    Logansport, Indiana
    Logansport Chronicle (1916 – 1917)
    Logansport Press (1922-1925)

    IOWA
    Ackley, Iowa
    Ackley World Journal (1917-1918)

    Algona, Iowa
    Kossuth County Advance (1916 – 1918) (1920 – 1925)
    Algona Upper Des Moines (1917 – 1922)
    Algona Courier (1917 – 1918)
    Upper Des Moines-Republican (1919)

    Altoona, Iowa
    Altoona Herald, The (1922)

    Estherville, Iowa
    Estherville Enterprise, The (1918 – 1922) (1924-1925)
    Opera House Reporter, The (1916)
    Estherville Democrat (1920 – 1923)
    Vindicator and Republican (1922-1923)

    Hawarden, Iowa
    Hawarden Independent (1921-1925)

    Humboldt, Iowa
    Humboldt Republican (1916 – 1921) (1923-1924)
    Humboldt Independent (1921-1924)

    Rock Valley, Iowa
    Rock Valley Bee (1917) (1922-1924)

    Sioux Center, Iowa
    Sioux Center Nieuwsblad (1916 – 1917)

    Sumner, Iowa
    Sumner Gazette, The (1916 – 1919)

    Titonka, Iowa
    Titonka Topic (1922)

    Wapello, Iowa
    Wapello County Supervisors Books (1916)

    Williamsburg, Iowa
    Williamsburg Journal-Tribune (1916 – 1924)

    KANSAS
    Emporia, Kansas
    Emporia Gazette, The (1920)

    MARYLAND
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Evening Times (1916)
    Cumberland Evening Times (1922-1925)

    Hagerstown, Maryland
    Daily Mail, The (1917 – 1921) (1923) (1925)
    Mail (1916 – 1917)
    Morning Herald (1916 – 1919) (1923-1925)

    MASSACHUSETTS
    North Adams, Massachusetts
    North Adams Transcript (1917 – 1918) (1920-1924)

    Continue Reading “New Papers Posted are NewspaperARCHIVE”

    New Online Digital Newspapers at NewspaperARCHIVE – 1

    NewspaperArchive.com 7 Day TrialAs you folks know, I’m a big fan of digital documents, books, and periodicals online. This last week I finally bought a NewspaperARCHIVE.com subscription. I’ve already found numerous papers that have items about both my family, as well as Patty’s. NewsaperARCHIVE is currently posting newspapers from the 1960s – one of the more interesting periods in my own life – so I’ve been reliving the past while I’ve been compiling this post. The following papers have been posted at NewspaperARCHIVE in the last 6 days. Note that I missed one day in there, so if you see some date skips of a day or two with some papers, that’s most likely the reason.

    Papers for Alabama (1), Alaska (1) , Arizona (1), Arkansas (2), California (3), Connecticut (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (4), Iowa 15), Kansas (2), Louisiana (1), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (3), Montana (2), New Mexico (5), New York (1), Ohio (1), South Dakota (1), Texas (7), Utah (4), Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (1) have been posted – in full digital format. (The numbers following the state names refer to the number of Newspaper Titles digitized. Iowa was the big winner in sheer numbers of titles this week.)

    The following list is alphabetical – first by state, the by city, then newspaper.

    ALABAMA
    Anniston, Alabama
    Star (1961, 1962)

    ALASKA
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964)

    ARIZONA
    Window Rock, Arizona
    Navajo Times (1964)

    ARKANSAS
    Blytheville, Arkansas
    Blytheville Courier News (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965)

    Hope, Arkansas
    Hope Star (1961)

    CALIFORNIA
    Desert Hot Springs, California
    Desert Sentinel (1965)

    Redlands, California
    Redlands Daily Facts (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964)

    Ukiah, California
    Ukiah Daily Journal (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964)

    CONNECTICUT
    Naugatuck, Connecticut
    Naugatuck Daily News (1960, 1961)

    ILLINOIS
    Carbondale, Illinois
    Southern Illinoisan (1964)

    INDIANA
    Anderson, Indiana
    Anderson Herald (1962)

    Greensburg, Indiana
    Greensburg Daily News (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965)

    Logansport, Indiana
    Logansport Press (1960, 1961, 1962)
    Logansport Pharos-Tribune (1960, 1961, 1962)

    Continue Reading “New Online Digital Newspapers at NewspaperARCHIVE – 1”

    McCune Osage Township Library Gets $5000 for Genealogy & History

    $388,869 was awarded to Crawford County, Kansas charities, organizations and schools yesterday by the Pritchett Trust. Recipients were able to pick up checks during a ceremony at M&I Bank. The Pritchetts operated an insurance agency in Pittsburg and, during the 1930s and 1940s, also invested in oil and gas leases in Kansas and Oklahoma, which proved to be successful.

    Included in the list of recipients were the following:

    • McCune Osage Township Library, $5,000 for a library addition for history, genealogy and museum items.
    • $500 to students to document Italian Heritage Society stories and facts in a book.

    Read more about it in the March 13, 2009 edition of The Morning Sun.

    Rawlins County, Kansas, History Volume III to Be Published

    ATWOOD, KANSAS – Materials are being sought for inclusion in Volume III of the History of Rawlins County, Kansas. The book’s emphasis The George Walker sod house, one of many in Rawlins County (From: Rawlins County Genealogical Society)will be on the last 20 years. Family histories that weren’t included in Volumes I and II are also being sought.

    Bell Books of Missouri is publishing the county history book. Photos and notes on family histories will be returned to their owners after use.

    The books are scheduled to be available at the end of this year or early next year.

    Materials can be sent in care of the Rawlins County Genealogical Society History Book Committee. P.O. Box 405, Atwood KS 67730. Those with questions can call Gertie Kastens, (785) 626-9223.

    From the March 5, 2009 edition of The Salina Journal.

    1925 Kansas State Census Now at Ancestry.com

    Chris Lydiksen, at the Ancestry.com Blog, today reported that the 1925 Kansas State Census has now been posted. According the the blog, the 1925 schedules alone contained 1.8 million names. That brings the entire Kansas State Census collection 1855 through 1925 to 8.2 million names.

    I was very pleased when Ancestry began posting Kansas censuses a couple years ago, knowing that millions of us who liveAncestry.com in the west today had ancestors who passed through Kansas. Some of those families stayed, but many others moved on. By posting these censuses, some of us, my wife included, found schedules for families who were in Kansas for only a short period – between the Federal censuses. She found her James Irvin Daffern family in the 1870 Kansas Census, not knowing that her grandfather’s family ever even lived in Kansas. This census gave birthplace information that Patty didn’t have previously. That information, found in this obscure state census, confirmed sketchy family stories.

    The following Kansas State Censuses, from the Kansas State Historical Society, are now found at Ancestry.com:

    • 1855 Kansas Territory Census
    • 1856, 1857 & 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses
    • 1859 Kansas Territory Census
    • 1865 Kansas State Census
    • 1875 Kansas State Census
    • 1885 Kansas State Census
    • 1895 Kansas State Census
    • 1905 Kansas State Census
    • 1915 Kansas State Census
    • 1925 Kansas State Census

    Specific Information available in the 8.2 million name Kansas State Census database includes: name, age, census date, county, state, locality, birthplace, family number, gender, race, line & roll number. Dependent on the specific census, clicking on the image icon can give the researcher a lot more information. This information may include relationship to head of household, marital status, occupation, and real estate data. In 1875, one column asked, “Where from to Kansas?” All kinds of good stuff.

    Just for fun, I did a search for the Surname, Gfeller, in the Kansas State Census database. I found 429 people in six censuses, 1875-1925. Thirty-nine of these entries were for Gfellers who were born in Switzerland.

    Census Entry for Christian & Elizabeth Gfeller family, found in the 1895 Kansas State Census - From Ancestry.com
    Census Entry for Christian & Elizabeth Gfeller family, found in the 1895 Kansas State Census - From Ancestry.com

    Kansas is the primary place of residence for Gfellers in America today.

    Search for your ancestors in the Kansas State Census Collection 1855-1925 at Ancestry.com.