The following U.S.A. & Canadian vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org. This blog updates all five of the Online Database groups (see below) through 24 June 2013 [updated from 6 May 2013].
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THE FOLLOWING DATABASES WERE RECENTLY POSTED OR UPDATED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG:
[NEW] Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012 – Browsable Images – Images of county records for Swisher County, Texas. Records include vital records, military discharges, probate records, deed records, marks and brands, court records and civil case files from the county and district courts. It is being published as images become available — 93,603 images as of 7 May 2013.
Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – Browsable Imaged Records – Birth and probate records from Jefferson County, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available. Contact the county courthouse to get the case number for a deceased person — 980,552 images as of 9 May 2013. Up 162,190 images from 1 March 2013.
New York County Marriages 1908-1935 – Name index and images of New York county marriage records. New York state began requiring marriage records for each county in 1908. The collection includes the following counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, and Yates. The collection does not include New York City nor its boroughs. Currently this collection is 41% complete. Additional records by county will be added as they are completed — 633,059 records and 572,023 images as of 9 May 2013; up 10,909 records and 572,023 images since 23 December 2011.
Indiana Marriages 1811-1959 – Indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. Name index of marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 1959. This collection includes searchable index data for marriage returns and licenses from the following counties: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, De Kalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Hamilton, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Huntington, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, Lawrence, Marshall, Ohio, Owen, Rush, and Sullivan. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers. Currently this collection is 54% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed — 2,315,411 records and 1,771,437 images as of 15 May2013 – up 2,315 records and 9,751 images since 25 April 2013.
Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934 – Name indexes and images of county marriages from the state of Illinois. Currently this collection is 9% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. Counties: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Champaign, Christian, Clark and Clay. Note that in a cursory search, I didn’t spot any images posted, but this will be a wonderful database as the data and images get up! – 1,026,354 records as of 16 May 2013; up 702,642 records since 15 April 2011.
[NEW] Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1933 – Browasable Images – Includes Atlanta city census and voter registration and a necrology including transcribed obituaries, death and cemetery records from Fulton County — 31,670 images as of 16 May 2013.
Oklahoma County Marriages – 1891-1959 – Name index and images of marriage records from counties in Oklahoma Counties included so far include Adair, Alfalfa, Atoka, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Dewey, Garfield, Harmon, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, and Kingfisher Counties. Other counties are now probably included, but I couldn’t find a list. More counties will be added over time — 579,571 indexed records and 619,792 343,289 images as of 17 May 2013; up 276,503 images since 17 April 2012.
[NEW] Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962 - Imaged Records – Land, naturalization, marriage, military, school and probate records from the Clerk of the District Court in Gooding. This collection is being published as images become available — 52,108 images as of 20 May 2013.
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths 1870-1905 – Imaged Records – Death registrations for the city of Pittsburgh. The records are arranged in numbered bound volumes and are chronological; month and year — 164,487 164,424 records and 88,173 images as of 26 May 2013, up 63 records and 41,405 images from 17 January 2012.
Washington, County Records 1856-2009 – Imaged Records – Collection of various records including vital, probate, school, tax, naturalization and other records. The records are from various counties in Washington State, 1856-2009. This is an ongoing collection. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current record and county coverage – 3,803,806 images as of 31 May 2013; up 368,047 images since 9 April 2013.
New York Queens County Probate Records, 1785-1950 – Browsable Images – Images of probate records and proceedings from the Queens County Surrogate’s Court in Jamaica, New York; 2,024,578 images as of 31 May 2013 – up 57,742 records since 5 May 2013.
Idaho, Bonneville County Records, 1867-2012 – Imaged Records – Marriages, military discharges and land and property records located in the county recorder’s office in Idaho Falls — 87,557 images as of 3 June 2013.
BillionGraves Index – Indexed Records - Name index of burial records courtesy of BillionGraves which is an expansive family history database of records and images from the world’s cemeteries, all tagged with GPS locations. Volunteers around the world capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site; 3,862,588 records as of 4 June 2013; up 365,714 since 1 May 2013.
Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972 – Imaged Records – Vital records, coroner’s inquests, military discharges, deeds, patents, probate case files and registers of cases located at the Clerk of the District Court, Clerk and Recorder Offices in Shoshone. This collection is being published as images become available. – 163,636 images as of 5 June 2013; up 54,365 images since 12 March 2013.
Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939 – Indexed Records and Images – Card index created by the Division of Vital Statistics, Department of Health in Colorado. The index is arranged alphabetically by groom’s name providing county, names of husband and wife, age, race, date and place of marriage, certificate number. Some cards are out of order. 452,357 records and 907,007 images as of 7 June 2013.
Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-2003 – Indexed Records & Browsable Images – Name index and images from microfilm of births, marriages and deaths. This collection includes images for the years 1955-2003. The records for 1955-1979 are arranged alphabetically. Index and images courtesy of Ancestry.com and the Vermont State Archives — 1,974,198 records and 2,123,435 images as of 10 June 2013; up 1,974,198 records and 1,162,117 images since 4 October 2012.
Missouri, County Marriage Records, 1819-1969 – Images - Digital images of marriage records created in Missouri counties including recorded marriages, marriage applications, licenses, and certificates. This collection is being published as images become available — 1,609,998 images as of 11 June 2013; up 204,819 images since 11 February 2013.
Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1999 – Browsable Images–Images of probate records from court record collections housed at the Register of Wills in Maryland. Probate records often include wills, and other records dealing with the administration of estates including bonds, inventories, guardianships, real estate, and various indexes to the records. Includes the following counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, and Worcester. Also includes records from Baltimore City. This collection is being published as images become available – 1,482,012 images as of 14 June 2013; up 254,913 images since 19 November 2012.
Ohio, Trumbull County Court Records, 1795-2010 – Browsable Images – Various records from the courthouse in Warren, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available — 300,757 images as of 17 June 2013; up 128,803 images since 12 March 2013.
[NEW] Ohio, Cleveland, Trinity Lutheran Church Records, 1853-2013 – Browsable Images – This collection contains church records from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio and includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, communions, congregational registers and other miscellaneous records — 1,702 images as of 17 June 2013.
[NEW] New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Probate Estate Files, 1886-1900 – Browsable Images – Images of probate estate case files located at the 8th Circuit Court, Probate Division in Keene — 96,841 images as of 17 June 2013.
[NEW] Wisconsin, State Census, 1865 – Indexed Records & Browsable Images – Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan — 21,162 records and 874 images as of 18 June 2013.
Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975 -Browsable Images - includes marriages, 1950-1975; chancery court records 1825-1937, and circuit court records, 1809-1900. The county court records include primarily probate records. The chancery and circuit court records include disputed estate and property records, some wills, and divorces — 235,690 images as of 18 June 2013; up 31.891 images since 26 September 2012.