Friday, September 5, 2008

LDS FamilySearch Labs - Other Records

The LDS FamilySearch Labs Record Search site has the following "Other" Records available - the completion status is for the index:

MILITARY

* US Civil War Pension Index Cards - 90% indexed, no images available.
* US World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 - Index 29% complete and linked images for 13 states

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

* Freedman Bank Records, 1865-1874 - 100% name index and linked images.
* Freedmen's Bureau Virginia Marriages ca. 1815-1866 - 100% name index and linked images

IMMIGRATION/CITIZEN RECORDS

* New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1894-1924 - 100% index and linked images (link to EllisIsland.org)

PROBATE RECORDS

* Maryland, Cecil County Probate Estate Files, 1851-1940 - 100% index and linked images

LAND RECORDS

* Vermont Land Records, Early to 1900 - no index, 75% images by county and town

Previous entries in this series (as of 1 September 2008) include:

* FamilySearch Record Search - Census Records

* FamilySearch Record Search - Vital Records

We will revisit these lists in several months so that we can track progress in FamilySearch Record Search.

For reference, the lists of Completed Projects, Current Projects, and Upcoming Projects are available at the LDS FamilySearch Indexing site.

Inquiring minds want to know why some "completed projects" are not on the FamilySearch Record Search site - like the Arkansas Marriages, Indiana Marriage Records, Ohio Tax Records, Irish Birth and Death Indexes, among others.

2 comments:

Becky said...

Randy, from what I understand some of the "completed projects" such as the Indiana Marriage Records and Ohio Tax Records are projects associated with that particular states Genealogy Society. As a "partner project" those projects don't show up under the list of projects available for general indexing, you have to sign up for that specific project.

When the project is completed it will be up to the society as to where it will be made available, whether on their "member only" site, another "for fee" site or free on FamilySearch. I think the index will be available on FamilySearch but the images may be behind a pay wall.

At least, that is the way I understand the "partner projects" work.

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