Sunday, December 17, 2017

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 December 2017

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 16 December 2017, there were 2,278 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 4 from last week):

The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Updated ---


England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2540411); 1,364,635 indexed records with 1,364,635 record images, ADDED 9 Dec 2017

Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922462); 136,986 indexed records with 136,986 record images, ADDED 28 Nov 2017

England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2556014); 587,689 indexed records with 587,689 record images, ADDED 9 Dec 2017

England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2475028); 2,103,418 indexed records with 2,103,418 record images, ADDED 11 Dec 2017

--- Collections Updated ---

Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1937990); 710,095 indexed records with 6,791,351 record images (was 633,646 records with 6,791,351 images), Updated 14 Dec 2017

Find A Grave Index      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2221801); 165,091,160 indexed records with 165,091,160 record images (was 162,479,125 records with 162,479,125 images), Updated 14 Dec 2017

Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 1,226,920 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 744,404 records with 1,649,601 images), Updated 13 Dec 2017

France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1894  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1636101); 144,505 indexed records with 11,775 record images (was 144,506 records with 11,775 images), Updated 13 Dec 2017

Namibia, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1904-1984       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2365261); 116,001 indexed records with 17,342 record images (was 114,878 records with 17,342 images), Updated 13 Dec 2017

Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2475030); 327,354 indexed records with 1,827,400 record images (was 234,451 records with 1,827,400 images), Updated 12 Dec 2017

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Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2517340); 60,056 indexed records with 60,056 record images (was 60,137 records with 60,137 images),  25 Jul 2017

--- Collections with records removed ---


New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1368704); 24,414,198 indexed records with 20 record images (was 24,414,218 records with 20 images),  22 Oct 2017

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The over 31 million indexed 1930 U.S. Census entries that disappeared 9 weeks ago are still not in the collection.  

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Added or Updated Ancestry.com Collections - Week of 10 to 16 December 2017

The following collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on Ancestry.com during the period from 10 to 16 December 2017 


The collections added or updated since last week include:


Texas, Naturalization Records, 1852-1991; indexed database with record images, Updated 12/13/2017

New Mexico, Civil Records of New Spain, 1621-1821; indexed database with record images, Updated 12/13/2017

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Carnegie Music Institution Registers, 1910-1920; indexed database with record images, ADDED 12/13/2017

Brazil, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Sweden, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Caribbean, Obituary Index, 2003-2009; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2017; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Norway, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Australia and New Zealand, Obituary Index, 2004-2017; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-2017; indexed database with record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Mexico, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Germany, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed database without record images, Updated 12/12/2017

Traunstein, Germany, Residence Registers, 1840-1910; indexed database with record images, ADDED 12/11/2017

Montana, Divorce Records, 1943-1986; indexed database with record images, ADDED 12/11/2017

Traunstein, Germany, Military Records, 1853-1945; indexed database with record images, ADDED 12/11/2017

Idaho, County Marriages, 1863-1967; indexed database with record images, ADDED 12/11/2017

Montana, Marriage Records, 1943-1986; indexed database with record images, ADDED 12/11/2017

Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1863-1967; indexed database with record images, ADDED 12/11/2017


Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1987; indexed database with record images, ADDED 12/11/2017

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at   http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx.  

By my count, there were 8 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,913 collections available as of 16 December, an increase of  8 from last week.  

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Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription since 2000.  Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 December 2017

Dozens of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.


My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.


Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


MyHeritage Newly Indexed Ellis Island Records and My Great Discovery by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

 'Tis the Season for Genealogy -- Reconsider the Often Maligned Holiday Newsletter as Genealogy Gold by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

The Massachusetts Real Estate Atlas Digitization Project by Michael Leclerc on the Genealogy Professor blog.

i4GG 2017 Conference by J. Paul Hawthorne on the GeneaSpy blog.

*  The i4GG Conference in San Diego is over for this year ~ here’s a quick take away–What a GREAT 2 days!! by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.

*  How I Solved It: Cousin Jack, Leaving Clues–To the Diamonds’ Previous Hometown? by Lara Diamond on the RootsFinder Blog.

*  What Would You Take? Evacuating Your Genealogy in an Emergency by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.

On Being a New Girl by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.  

*  Five Important Time-Saving Tips for Getting Your Genealogy Research Done by Will Moneymaker on the AncestralFindings.com blog.

*  Clusters: What Do You Need To Research? by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking - 15th December 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Friday Finds, 15 Dec 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  High Fives  - December 15, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.]


*  Friday Finds 15 Dec 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

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This Week's Creme de la Creme -- December 16, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (December 16, 2017) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 900 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.



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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Pauleen's Christmas Meme

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 


Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. Here's your chance to sit on Genea-Santa's lap (virtually) and tell him your Christmas traditions.

Pauleen Cass (Cassmob), who writes the Family history across the seas blog started a Christmas meme in 2012 - see Deck the Halls - 2012 Christmas GeneaMeme. So we will use that for SNGF this week (since very few readers did it in past years!):

1)  Copy and paste the meme questions into your blog or word processor, and then answer the questions.  You could use short statements, long paragraphs or provide a link to one of your earlier posts.

2)  Tell us about your meme answers in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

3)  Be sure to leave a comment on Pauleen's blog post about your entry in this Christmas 2017 Geneameme.  She'll be surprised!

Here's mine (questions in green, answers in red):

THE 2012 CHRISTMAS GENEAMEME (IN 2017)
  1. Do you have any special Xmas traditions in your family?  Just shopping, gifts, Christmas dinner at my grandparents, and then my parents, and then my brothers homes - before my mother died in 2002.  Since then, we either host, or we go to one of our daughters homes, and sometimes my brother-in-law's home up the California coast (650 miles north), and back.
  2. Is church attendance an important part of your Christmas celebrations and do you go the evening before or on Xmas Day?  Not as a child growing up.  After marriage, we attended Christmas Eve services, ending with lit candles singing "Silent Night" around the outside cross.  I was a wise man for many years in the Christmas pageant at church - not a speaking or singing part!  But not any more - we're usually on the road.
  3. Did/you or your children/grandchildren believe in Santa?  Of course we did!  Right up until we found the "big" gifts from Santa in my grandparents garage when I was 12.  Our kids did until about age 12, and some of our five grandchildren (ages 3 to 14) still do (I think, I hope)!  Now I am Santa... HO HO HO!!!
  4. Do you go caroling in your neighbourhood?  Not as a child or young adult.  Our church social group did this for a number of years when we were first married.  I hummed a lot to avoid embarrassing myself (my key is J Flat).
  5. What’s your favourite Christmas music?  I love the traditional hymns and some of the more modern tunes.  One of my favorite memories is singing hymns on Christmas Eve with my grandmother.  
  6. What’s your favourite Christmas carol?  Angels We Have Heard On High.  It lifts my spirit.
  7. Do you have a special Xmas movie/book you like to watch/read?  I watch "A Christmas Story" every year it seems...it is not unlike when I was a boy.  I didn't shoot my own eye with a BB gun, but I got the neighbor boy just below the eye. 
  8. Does your family do individual gifts, gifts for littlies only, Secret Santa (aka Kris Kringle)?  I exchange several gifts with my wife, usually one gift from us to our daughters and son-in-law, and several gifts from us to each of the grandchildren.  We've become addicted to Amazon and gift cards so they can get what they want.
  9. Is your main Christmas meal indoors or outdoors, at home or away?  It is always indoors (it is winter in the USA, even in San Diego) and usually at one of my daughters' homes.
  10. What do you eat as your main course for the Christmas meal?  Always roast turkey, usually with stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans or peas.  Then pumpkin pie.  Unless we are in Huntington Beach, where we have home made tacos and salad and ice cream.  Then we go to the beach if it's not raining.
  11. Do you have a special recipe you use for Xmas?  I don't - I just show up and eat.  Ho ho ho!
  12. Does Christmas pudding feature on the Xmas menu? Is it your recipe or one you inherited?  We've never had Christmas pudding.
  13. Do you have any other special Christmas foods? What are they?  Not really.  Maybe sugar cookies? :)
  14. Do you give home-made food/craft for gifts at Christmas?  No.  We used to be in a social group that would re-gift fruitcakes each year.
  15. Do you return to your family for Xmas or vice versa?  We usually go to one or both daughters' families, or we go to one of them on Christmas Day and the other one before or after Christmas (since they live 400 miles apart, and we're 100 miles from the closest one).
  16. Is your Christmas celebrated differently from your childhood ones? If yes, how does it differ?  Yes, we are much more religious than our parents were.  And we travel more than 10 miles to be with our family.
  17. How do you celebrate Xmas with your friends? Lunch? Pre-Xmas outings? Drop-ins? Sometimes we drop-in or host drop-ins, and my wife has lunch with other friends with a small gift exchange. Our local genealogy society has a "Holiday Luncheon" with a bring-one get-one gift exchange.  I never get anything good.  
  18. Do you decorate your house with lights? A little or a lot?  We used to string lights around the front edge of the house, but I don't go up on the roof any more...so no, we don't any longer.
  19. Is your neighbourhood a “Xmas lights” tour venue?  It's a cul-de-sac, but there are some good light shows on the street.  Our city has several organized light tour blocks that attract drive-bys and walkers.
  20. Does your family attend Carols by Candlelight singalongs/concerts? Where?  We used to, but now it's only the Christmas Eve service at church  (when we are in town) where we have lit candles around the outdoor cross and  sing Silent Night after the service.
  21. Have any of your Christmases been spent camping (unlikely for our northern-hemisphere friends)?  No...
  22. Is Christmas spent at your home, with family or at a holiday venue?  Sometimes, sometimes and no.
  23. Do you have snow for Christmas where you live?  San Diego is very temperate, so I've seen snow twice in my life at sea level.  Our mountains have snow every year, and occasionally at Christmas time.
  24. Do you have a Christmas tree every year?  We used to, and do when we are hosting Christmas for the family.  However, we don't have a tree in most years that we travel to be with the daughters and grandkids.  We don't have one this year (Linda received a 12-inch tree for her birthday but we haven't decorated it).
  25. Is your Christmas tree a live tree (potted/harvested) or an imitation?  Growing up, it was always harvested.  During most of our married life, the tree was harvested, although we had a potted tree several years.  We have an imitation tree now but rarely put it up.  I wonder where it is?
  26. Do you have special Xmas tree decorations?  Linda insists that all of the decorations on our tree are angels...and we have hundreds of angels on flat space around the house.  So yes...
  27. Which is more important to your family, Christmas or Thanksgiving?  Christmas.
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Surname Saturday -- LNU (Mary, wife of John Woodin- England to New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to   Ancestor #2059 who is Mary LNU (1634-1681). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this LNU family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

64. Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816)
65. Martha Whitney (1764-1832)

128.  Norman Seaver (1734-1787)
129.  Sarah Read (1736-1809)

256. Robert Seaver (1702-1752)

257.  Eunice Rayment (1707-1772)


514.  Samuel Rayment (1679-1723)
515.  Eunice Norman (1686-1743)

1028.  John Rayment (1651-1725)
1029.  Martha Woodin (1655-????)


2058.  John Woodin, born about 1620 in England; died before 30 June 1721 in Berkeley, South Carolina, United States.  He married about 1652 in probably Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.
2059.  Mary LNU, born about 1634 in probably England; died 12 February 1681 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. 

Children of John Woodin and Mary LNU are:
*  Mary Woodin (1653-????), marred 1683 Lawrence Clinton (1642-1707).
Martha Woodin (1655-????), married 1673 John Rayment (1651-1725).
*  Sarah Woodin (1657-1734), married (1) 1685 John Edwards (1644-1697); (2) 1712 Joseph Doty (1651-1732).
*  John Woodin (1659-1721), married 1690 Katherine Heard (1669-1725).
*  Samuel Woodin (1661-1685), married 1680 Martha LNU (1662-????).
*  Ithamar Woodin (1663-1702), married 1685 Bethia LNU (1665-????).
*  Bethia Woodin (1663-1725), married 1683 Samuel Gaskill (1663-1725).
*  Thomas Woodin (1667-????).
*  Hannah Woodin (1669-1748), married 1696 James Tufts (1667-????).
*  Dorcas Woodin (1672-1722), married 1688 Anthony Coombs (1657-1728).
*  Peter Woodin (1674-1717), married 1696 Elizabeth Mallet (1678-????).

Information about this Wooden family was obtained from:

*  Janet Ireland Delorey, "John Woodin, Brickmaker, of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and South Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 64 No. 2 (April 1989), pages 65-74.

The Delorey article notes that John Woodin probably had three wives, all named Mary, and that the Mary LNU above was his second wife and the mother of all his children. 

Mary LNU was probably a step-daughter of Edmund Johnson, and a natural child of Johnson's wife, Mary (Green) Johnson (1615-1663). 

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 15 December 2017


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:


*  Bringing Clarity and Simplicity – Updates to Ancestry Terms and Privacy Statement

*  Latest Genealogy Software Updates

*  Announcing the 2018 Jamboree Webinar Extension Series!

*  We’ve Discovered Meghan Markle’s English Roots!

Brothers in Arms

2)  Record Databases:

*  New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 December 2017

*  15 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 5 p.m. PST:  The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search, by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11 a.m. PST:  Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogists, by Rorey Cathcart

*  Upcoming SCGS Free Webinar - December 20, 2017:  100 Days to a Better Family History, by Tammy Hepps

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes, by James M. Baker

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth, by Jill Morelli, CG

*  "Member Friday" Family Tree Webinar:  Genealogy on a Budget: Filling Out Your Family Tree Without Breaking the Bank, by Katherine R. Willson

*  Findmypast YouTube Channel:  1939 Register: The Perfect Place to Start Your Family History

*  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:  GenDoc Study Group 13

*  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:  DNAGen Study Group Open Q & A with Blaine Bettinger, JD

*  American Ancestors YouTube Channel:  Searching Databases on AmericanAncestors.org, by don LeClair

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, December 15,  2017


*  FREE DNA Buying Guide from DNA Bargains

5)  Fun Stuff:

Star Wars Family Tree

*  Star Wars™ Family Tree: Meet the Skywalkers

World’s oldest man Francisco Nunez Olivera celebrates 113th birthday with a sponge cake, milk and visits from 15 great grandkids

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 12 December 2017?


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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 December 2017

This information was received from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday



Thanks to the work of the 1939 Register team, we've been able to successfully match and open over 60,000 more records that were previously closed, and they're all available to explore right now. If you have tried unsuccessfully to find a family member in the Register who died after 1991, it may be worth trying another search.

Find out what your ancestors were doing on the eve of WW2 by searching the 1939 Register, available to search online only on Findmypast. Discover exactly what they did for a living, maps of where they lived and even who their neighbours were. Or click on the address tab to search for your own address, or an address you know, to see who was living there in September 1939. Then you can put it all in context. Read newspaper articles and see photographs from the era.



Containing over 18,000 records, this collection consists of vital event records for births, marriages, and deaths reported in newspapers and town record transcripts from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It is important to note that the event in question may not have occurred in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, however. For instance, a death may have happened in New Jersey but was reported in a Portsmouth newspaper like The Oracle of the Day. Each result will include a transcript. The amount of information will vary depending on the event type.



Did your Portsmouth ancestors fall on hard times? Search over 1,000 records to discover when they received aid and uncover additional details such as family names and the amounts paid for supplies, as well as what the money went towards (e.g. room and board, clothing, etc.) The collection contains records pertaining to the expenses of the poor from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Each transcript will reveal the event year and an abstract. Abstracts may include extra details such as additional family names and the amounts paid for supplies, as well as what the money went towards (e.g. room and board, clothing, etc.)



Explore over 10,000 abstracts from the Federal Observer, Freeman's Journal or New Hampshire Gazette, New-Hampshire Mercury, New-Hampshire Spy, Oracle of New Hampshire, and The Oracle of the Day to learn more about your ancestor's life and struggles. This collection may help you sketch a more detailed view of significant events in your ancestor's life. For example, we learn from an advertisement that John Abbot, located at his shop in Portsmouth, offered a reward of 20 shillings for any information regarding the individuals who attempted breaking into his shop. The dates the advert ran are also included.



Was your ancestors driven out of town? "Warning out" was a method used in New England to pressure newcomers to settle in a different town or area. A notice or warrant would be issued by a town's Board of Selectmen and served by a local constable. However, the issuing of such a notice did not necessarily mean that the recipient(s) would be forcibly removed from the town. Each transcripts will reveal the date of the "warning" and contain an abstract of the original notice. Abstracts may include extra details regarding the warning out such as dates the warrants were issued and how long the individual(s) had resided in Portsmouth



In this index of over 14,000 wills from Jersey in the Channel Islands, you can discover your ancestor's name as well as the year, location, and original text of the document. The records cover the years 1564 to 2000 and have been obtained from theislandwiki website. Additional information about the records can we found on the source's website. Each record will reveal the date and location of the will, your ancestor's name and maiden name and original text.



Over 10,000 new records covering the city of Portsmouth in New Hampshire have been added to our collection of United States Marriage records. These latest additions mark the most recent phase of efforts to create the single largest online collection of U.S. marriage records in history. Covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010, when complete this landmark collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America. The records include transcripts and images of original documents that list marriage date, the names of the bride and groom, birthplace, birth date, age, residence as well as fathers' and mothers' names.

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.


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