Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dear Randy: How Do I Post a Find A Grave Hint on Ancestry.com?

Reader Vivian asked in email:  "I would like to know how to post a hint to Ancestry.  After creating a Find A Grave memorial, how do I post this to my relative’s profile on Ancestry.com?  Am I missing some obvious step?"

My response was:

I don't think you can post a "Hint" to Ancestry.  Ancestry provides Hints to you based on their searching for records for one of your tree persons.  You can then attach the Fact and source to your Ancestry Member Tree person.

I don't know how often Ancestry updates their Find A Grave indexes.  It may be weekly or monthly or even longer.  The Card Catalog says they last updated Find A Grave on 13 July 2017.  Your new Find A Grave memorial should appear in an Ancestry search when Ancestry updates the database.  However, it may take more time for Ancestry to provide a Hint to you for the memorial.  

I suggest that you add the Burial Fact from the new memorial to the person in your Ancestry Member Tree, and add your own source citation for the memorial.  That should "stimulate" Ancestry to provide the Hint that you could then attach and source.

As an example, here is the burial record on Ancestry.com for my grandaunt, Grace (Richmond) (Shaw) Moody (1876-1963), who died and was buried in Leominster, Massachusetts:


My preference is to take a screen shot of the Find A Grave memorial and upload that image to the Gallery for the person in my Ancestry Member Tree, such as:


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1694 Birth Record of Mary Goble in Concord, Mass. - Post 374 of Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the  1694 birth record of Mary Goble of Concord, Massachusetts, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Shepard) Goble:



The Goble birth record is near the bottom of the page:

The transcription of the record is:

Stephen Goble y^e son of Thomas Goble & Sarah his wife was Borne February y^e 19th 1693-4

Mary Goble y^e daughter of Thomas Goble & Sarah his wife was Borne February y^e 19th day 1693-4

The source citation for Mary Goble's birth record is:

George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass. : Committee on Printing, 1894), page 38, Mary Goble birth entry, 1694.

Mary was the second child and second daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Shepard) Goble.  She was a twin with her brother Stephen.  Mary Goble married John Fletcher (1692-????) on 10 May 1715 in Watertown, Massachusetts.  They are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their daughter, Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783) who married Samuel Whitney (1719-1782).

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Checking Out FamilySearch Web Search Feature on Family Tree Maker 2017

I downloaded Family Tree Maker 2017 on Sunday night, but have not had a lot of time to work with it.

I had a "working" Ancestry Member Tree synced with the earlier version of FTM, so when I opened FTM 2017, I synced with that tree.  It is a relatively small tree (only 547 persons with a few media items).  There had been changes to the Ancestry tree since the last sync, and it synced quickly.

One NEW feature I wanted to look at was the Web Search interface with FamilySearch.  I was prompted to log into FamilySearch in FTM 2017 with my credentials.

1)  I selected a person, Robert Leroy Thompson (1880-1965), in the FTM tree to work on - here is the "People" workspace and the "Tree" view::


I immediately noticed that there were two icons for this person in the pedigree chart on the screen above.  When I ran my mouse over them, the blue square was FamilySearch Hints, and the green leaf was Ancestry Hints.

2)  For reference purposes, I selected the "Person" view for Robert Leroy Thompson, and saw the list of Facts, with the numbers for Sources, Media, and Notes, and the Person notes below:


For comparison purposes later, I noted that there were:

*  Name:  9 sources, 3 media
*  Birth:  2 Facts, 2 sources, 2 media
*  Death:  2 Facts, 2 sources, 0 media

3)  I went back to the "Tree" view, and clicked on the blue FamilySearch icon for Robert Leroy Thompson.  The "Web Search" workspace opened with FamilySearch highlighted on the left-side of the screen (note that I could have selected "Web Search" and then highlighted Family Search on the left of the screen):

The screen above informed me that there was a profile for Robert Leroy Thompson on the FamilySearch Family Tree (Person ID LKD5-HGM).  The information for my FTM person is on the left-hand side of the bottom of the screen above, and the information from the FamilySearch Family Tree profile is presented on the right-hand side of the bottom of the screen above.  The FSFT has 7 Facts, one spouse and four children in the profile.

Most of the data between my FTM person and the FSFT profile are the same, but there are some Facts in FSFT that are not in the FTM profile.

4)  In order to bring the informatino from the FamilySearch Family Tree into Family Tree Maker, I have to click on the "Merge" button above the list of FSFT Facts.

When I do that, I am presented with the list of Facts from the FTM person (on the left) and from the FSFT profile (on the right):


I decided not to click any buttons on the FSFT side, but I'm not sure what is the right thing to do.  I don't want to mess up my FTM person's Facts (even though this is a "working" tree).

I clicked on the "Next" button at the bottom of the screen above, and as presented with the "Spouse" screen:


Again, I clicked on "Next" and went through the screens for the four children.

 5)  Finally, I was shown a summary page for Robert Leroy Thompson that showed Preferred and Alternate Information for all six persons:


6)  Back in the "People" workspace and in the "Person" view, I can see that there are additions to the Facts and Sources:


For the three items listed in 2) above, there are now:

*  Name:  12 sources, 3 media
*  Birth:  3 Facts, 8 sources, 3 media
*  Death:  3 Facts, 6 sources, 0 media

7)  The added Facts and Sources are from the FamilySearch Family Tree.  Here is one of the FSFT source citation screens:


The "Reference Note" for the FSFT source for the Name Fact is:

FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch, "Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (http://familysearch.org : modified 26 May 2017, 20:31), entry for Robert Leroy Thompson(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LKD5-HGM); contributed by various users. PersonID LKD5-HGM.

The "Reference Note" for the 1940 U.S. Census source for the Name Fact is:

FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch, "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HN-QBW : accessed 19 July 2017), Leroy Thompson, Civil District 8, Washington, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 90-8, sheet 32B, line 59, family 584, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3944.

FamilySearch does sources pretty well.  They're almost the only record provider that does IMHO.

There is a link to see which Facts a specific source is used for - here is the one for the FamilySearch Family Tree:


The FSFT is used as a source for 8 Facts - Marriage for both parties, and Name, Birth, Burial, Death, Residence and Sex for Robert Leroy Thompson.

There are four stars awarded to the 8 Facts - I don't know what the measurement means.

The FTM merge captures all of the sources on the FamilySearch Family Tree profile, and adds a source for the tree itself.  If sources are on the profile, they are included.  If sources are not included on the profile, then they are not included in the FTM Source list.

8)  This is a helpful feature added to Family Tree Maker 2017, but it does not enable the user to actually "Search" FamilySearch records - it searches only in the FamilySearch Family Tree.  

However, if you add a link to your Web Search for the FamilySearch search page (https://familysearch.org/search) you can search for records for the target person by filling in the search form, but you have to capture it in Web Search by using Web Clipping as before FTM 2017.

9)  Sin e I added information to six persons, now I have to sync my tree again.  It worked again, but it is a small tree with few media items.

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Disclosure:  I purchased a copy of Family Tree Maker 2017 at RootsTech and am enjoying exploring the new features. 


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Stephen Morse is Speaker at SDJGS Meeting on Sunday, 13 August 2017

I received this notice from the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society recently:

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Executive Drive & Genesee Ave., La Jolla, CA Rehearsal Room 1st floor
The Society maintains an extensive library collection including maps, newsletters and journals. Programs are open to the public and non-members are welcome.
Please join us at our next meeting:

Sunday, August 13, 2017, 1 p.m.

Program: Jewish Calendar Demystified, by Stephen Morse

The Jewish calendar is important to genealogists because Jewish vital records use the Jewish dates.  This includes not only birth, marriage, and death certificates, but tombstone inscriptions as well. The Jewish calendar is both a solar and lunar calendar.  As such, the rules governing the calendar can be a bit daunting.  This talk presents the calendar in an easy-to-understand fashion.  Topics covered include the 19-year calendar cycle, the origin of time, errors in the Jewish and secular calendars, and the use of Hebrew letters to represent dates on tombstones.

Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies.

Seating is limited. Reservations required. Please RSVP to info@sdjgs.org

For more information about our society, check our website, http://www.sdjgs.org

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Visiting the Living Coast Center -- Post 473 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

In December 2013, Linda and I took our daughter Tami and her daughters Audrey and Lauren to the Living Coast Discovery Center here in Chula Vista out near San Diego Bay.  Here are some photos from our visit:

1)  Here are the girls posing next to a shark dressed up as a lifeguard:


2)  At the indoor tidepool with starfish and anemones and such:


3)  At the outdoor tidepool with a large ray swimming by:


4)  The girls at a penguin display:

This was probably a fun day - I now have no independent memory of it!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seavers in the News- 1908 Death of Mary Seaver of Watertown, N.Y.

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Watertown [N.Y.] Re-union newspaper dated 28 March 1908:




The transcription of this obituary is:

"Mrs. Mary Seaver

"Mrs. Mary Seaver, wife of Richard F. Seaver, died at 6:30 Wednesday evening at the family home, 323 Rutland street, age 69 years.  Mrs. Seaver had been a resident of Watertown for 55 years, was possessed of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.  She was a member of Trinity Episcopal church.

" Besides her husband she is survived by five sons, William H., Richard F., Jr., Frank B. and Allan D. of this city, and Dr. G.H. Seaver, of Turin, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Dyer, of this city."

The source citation for this article is:

"Mrs. Mary Seaver," obituary, Watertown [New York] Re-union, 28 March 1908, page 6, column 3, Mary Seaver obituary; NYS Historic Newspapers (http://www.nyshistoricnewspapers.org : accessed 18 July 2017).

Mary (O'Brien) Seaver (1837-1908) died 25 March 1908 (the Wednesday before Saturday, 28 March), at age 69 (I have a birth date of November 1837 from the 1900 U.S. census, so likely age 70).  She married Richard F. Seaver (1832-1918) before 1855, probably in Watertown, New York.  They had seven children - son Edward E. Seaver died in 1882 before Mary died.

The five children named in the obituary are:

*  William H. Seaver (1855-1938)
*  Richard F. Seaver (1857-1911)
*  George H. Seaver (1861-1945) (as Dr. G.H. Seaver)
*  Frank B. Seaver (1864-1957)
*  Helen M. Seaver (1870-????) (who married Robert E. Dyer.)
*  Daniel Allen Seaver (1876-1918) (as Allan D. Seaver)

Mary's husband, Richard F. Seaver, is my 4th cousin 5 times removed.

I highly recommend this NYS Historic Newspapers database - it's FREE to use, it's relatively easy to search, they highlight the search terms which makes it easy to zoom in on the article. 

The New York newspapers of this era are very fertile ground for Seaver persons.  

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Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1936 Death Record for Anna (Grieser) Brocke (1859-1936)

This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1936 death certificate record for Anna Brocke in the Idaho Death Certificate collection, 1911-1937 on MyHeritage:



Extracted information from the death certificate includes:

*  Place of Death:  City of Kendrick, County of Latah
*  Full Name:  Anna Brocke
*  Sex:  Female
*  Color or Race:  White
*  Marital Condition:  Married
*  Name of Spouse:  Nicholas Brocke
*  Date of Birth:  Nov. 17, 1859
*  Age:  76 years, 3 months, 2 days
*  Occupation:  Housewife
*  Birthplace:  St. Louis, Mo.
*  Father's Name:  Greaser
*  Father's birthplace:  Germany
*  Mother's name:  Catherine Guddy
*  Mother's birthplace:  Germany
*  Informant:  Nicholas Brocke, Kendrick, Ida.
*  Burial, Cremation or Removal:  American Ridge, Date: Mar 21 1936
*  Undertaker:  John A. Pickard, Troy, Ida.
*  Date of Death:  Mar. 19, 1936
*  Principal Cause of Death:  Senility
*  Secondary Cause of Death:  Influenza
*  Attending Physician:  D. A. Christensen, Kendrick, Idaho.

The source citation for this record is:

State of Idaho "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937," indexed database and digitized image, MyHeritage (http://www.myheritage.com : accessed 8 April 2015), State File No. 98064, Anna Brocke, died 19 March 1936; citing Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho.

Anna (Grieser) Brocke (1859-1936) was the daughter of Ignatius and Catherine (Gute) Brocke, and was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  She married John Nicholas Brocke (1855-1938) in 1877 in Cedar County, Nebraska.  They had 8 children between 1878 and 1894, including Amelia Anna Brocke (1884-1975) who married Severt Oliver Leland (1878-1940) in 1904.  John Nicvholas and Anna (Grieser) Brocke are my wife Linda's great-grandparents.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 17 July 2017


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


1)  News Bytes:


*  
PBS Announces a New Star-Studded Season of Finding Your Roots

*  Partnership Makes It Easier For People To Prove Pilgrim Ancestry

*  It's Official - Family Tree Maker 2017 Rollout Begins

2)  Record Databases:


*  Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files Online

*  New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, July 14, 2017

*  TheGenealogist has launched over 1.3 million Parish Records for Northumberland

*  Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 9 to 15 July 2017

*  Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 9 to 15 July 2017

*  Tennessee Archives: 113 Newspapers for Genealogy Research on GenealogyBank

3)  Genealogy Education:

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar on 18 July 2017, 5 p.m. PDT:  Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research, presented by Angela Parker McGhie.

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar on 19 July 2017, 11 a.m. PDT:  The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen.

*  Upcoming SCGS Webinar:  FREE Webinar From SCGS: July 19, 2017 - The Early Religious Experience in America: the Theology Behind the Records, presented by Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

*  Upcoming FGS Webinar on 20 July 2017, 5 p.m. PDT: The Open Death Records Initiative, presented by Fred Moss.

*  Archived Family Tree Webinars:  DNA: A Closer Look with Blaine Bettinger 

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  "Google Books: the tool you should use every day!" presented by Lisa Louise Cooke

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect Family Photographs, presented by Jared Hodges.

*  Archived Hack Genealogy webinar:  Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results Digital Download Now Available!

*  Archived Extreme Genes Radio Show/Podcast:  Episode 199 – Paul Woodbury on DNA Controversy / NexGen Invites Young Genealogists

*  BYU Family History Library YouTubeChannel: Understanding Naturalization for Genealogists, presented by James Tanner.

*  BYU Family History Library YouTubeChannel: Taking Advantage of Your Smartphone for Genealogy, presented by James Tanner.

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube Channel:  Interview with Christine Woodcock of Genealogy Tours of Scotland.

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  You Have Your DNA Results, Now What? - GEDMatch.

*  Genealogy Gems Podcast Number 205 with Lisa Louise Cooke.

4)  Genealogy Bargains:

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Genealogy Bargains for Monday July 17, 2017

*  MyHeritage DNA Sale – Just $69 USD

5)  Neat Stuff:

*  Exploration and Settlement of North America, 1675-1800

*  How to Read Difficult Handwriting

*  Family History Forms from Midwest Genealogy Center



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Amanuensis Monday - Will of Robert Fletcher (1593-1677) of Concord, Mass.

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is from the Middlesex County, Massachusetts probate records for the estate of Robert Fletcher (1593-1677) of Concord, Massachusetts; his will written 4 February 1672, attested 19 June 1677 in the probate court:



The transcription of the will is:

"the 4th of February 1672.  

"These may certyfie Whom it may Concern that I Robert 
flecher of Concord in the County of midelsex in the 
Government of the Maschusets Jurisdiction in New eng-
land being about fouerscor years of age: yet through 
the high favor of almighty God I have my understanding
 in a Competent measure althoug I find much Weaknes 
in my body: doe therefore declare this to bee my last 
Will and Testament - I doe hereby acknowled that God 
to bee my God who made the World by the Word of his 
power Who out of his unspeakabell Goodnes hath Given to mee 
my life and breath with the suport of it hetherto - I also beleve 
in and Roull myselfe upon Jesus Christ his only sonn that 
was Given to bee a propitiation for my sinn and perfectly 
to fulfill the Righteouse law of God for mee that soe I might 
obtain bouldnes att the throne of Gracce When hee shalbee 
admired of all his saints - Who out of his infinite love accord-
inge to his promise hath sent the spirit to sealle unto mee my 
adoption and fellowship both with the father and Himself 
in the full asurance Thereof I doe hereby Resign my soull 
into the hands of that God that Gave it to mee - as likwise my body
 to the earth from Whence it was taken; to bee decently 
buryed by my three sonns and the expense thereof to be deducted 
out of my estate - and for the Rest of my estate that the lord 
hath lent mee Which I have not formerly disposed of I do 
hearby declare - that is is my Will that my sonn francis 
and his loving and loved wife doe take the speciall Care 
of my loveing wife for long as the Lord shall Continue her 
and them in the land of the living as formerly - and 
in case shee shall stand in neede or see Cause to make 
use of any part of this estat hearafter to be mentioned 
for her own Comfort that shee shal hearby have lawfull power 
soe to doe and after her decease my Will is that it may be 
devided as followeth videlicet - into two equall parts 
and my Will is that my sonns William and samuell may 
have on of the parts equally devided betwixt them and that 
my sonn francis shall have the other part Whom I do 
hearby appoint to bee my Wholl executor to this my 
last Will utterly Revoaking all other former Wills - 
and I doe appoint for overseers to this my Will my Trusty 
and loveing frends deacon Robert miriam deacon luke 
potter of Concord I have hearunto anexed a sedull of What is 
my estate according to my present  Remembrance 
in Witness thereof I have set to my hand and seale the 
day and yeare above Written.

"Signed and sealed in the presence of us        the mark of
John hoare                                                     Robert flecher"
Nathaniell How
attested upon oath in Court
June 19 '77

as attest:  12 may 1677"

The source citation for this document is:

"Middlesex County, MA: Probate Papers, 1648-1871," digital image, American Ancestors (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 16 July 2017), Probate Packet 7,913, Robert Fletcher will (image 4 of 4), 1677.

Robert Fletcher (1593-1677) was the immigrant ancestor for many of the Fletchers of New England.  He married, Sarah --?-- (1600-1672) before 1617, who was the mother of his five known children.  He died 3 April 1677 in Concord, Massachusetts.  Robert Fletcher is my 9th great-grandfather.

I am descended through two of his sons - William Fletcher (1618-1677) of Chelsmford, Massachusetts and Francis Fletcher (1630-1704).

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NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

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Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 9 to 15 July 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 15 July 2017, there were 2,239 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 2  from last week):


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

--- Collections Added ---


*  Washington Death Index, 1965-2014 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761117); 1,891,273 indexed records with 1,891,273 record images, ADDED 13 Jul 2017

*  Texas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761118); 15,028 indexed records with 15,028 record images, ADDED 12 Jul 2017

--- Collections Updated ---


*  Denmark Census, 1916 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2717471); 2,964,499 indexed records with 116,151 record images (was 2,964,499 records with 116,151 images), Updated 13 Jul 2017

*  Italy, Asti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1803-1814, 1911-1935 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2146198); 51,472 indexed records with 279,461 record images (was 0 records with 279,461 images), Updated 13 Jul 2017

*  Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016195); 3,845,705 indexed records with 5,387,756 record images (was 3,845,705 records with 5,387,756 images), Updated 10 Jul 2017

*  Denmark Census, 1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691890); 2,792,790 indexed records with 111,457 record images (was 2,792,790 records with 111,457 images), Updated 12 Jul 2017

*  Paraguay Miscellaneous Records, 1509-1977 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2060673); Browse 1,179,255 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,054,667 images), Updated 11 Jul 2017

*  Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793); 775,158 indexed records with 848,882 record images (was 725,902 records with 848,882 images), Updated 13 Jul 2017

*  Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1534448); 372,134 indexed records with 828,877 record images (was 372,134 records with 827,562 images), Updated 12 Jul 2017

*  Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001150); 1,604,454 indexed records with 1,295,575 record images (was 1,458,383 records with 1,295,575 images), Updated 10 Jul 2017

*  Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2140223); 2,253,162 indexed records with 4,039,657 record images (was 2,233,033 records with 4,039,657 images), Updated 13 Jul 2017

*  Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527); 523,456 indexed records with 307,542 record images (was 523,456 records with 307,542 images), Updated 11 Jul 2017

*  Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974185); 701,743 indexed records with 235,772 record images (was 601,470 records with 235,772 images), Updated 13 Jul 2017

*  Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1463134); 6,560,088 indexed records with 6,560,088 record images (was 6,527,955 records with 6,527,955 images), Updated 13 Jul 2017

*  British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001136); 57,993 indexed records with 111,817 record images (was 54,330 records with 111,817 images), Updated 10 Jul 2017

*  Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1901 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1986789); 654,931 indexed records with 2,514,754 record images (was 629,035 records with 2,514,754 images), Updated 13 Jul 2017

--- Collections with new records ---

* England and Wales Census, 1851 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2563939); 18,369,674 indexed records with 1,174,633 record images (was 2,863,882 records with 1,174,633 images),  3 Aug 2016

--- Collections with records removed ---


*  Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987564); 498,254 indexed records with 942,817 record images (was 498,255 records with 942,817 images),  2 May 2017


*  California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001879); Index only (24,589,983 records), no images (was 24,590,021 records with 0 images),  1 Mar 2012


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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.

NOTE:  The England and Wales 1851 Census is back to its full complement of indexed records this week.  That'as good to see!

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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