Monday, March 14, 2016

New or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - 6 to 12 March 2016

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

As of 13 March 2016, there were 2,076 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):


The new or updated collections are:

*  United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815; 1,130,851 indexed records with record images, Updated 11 Mar 2016

*  Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950;  438,316 indexed records without record images, Updated 09 Mar 2016

*  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007; 3,564,564 indexed records with record images, Updated 09 Mar 2016

*  Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937; 9,052 indexed records without record images, ADDED 09 Mar 2016

*  Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995; 1,864,492 indexed records without record images, Updated 09 Mar 2016

*  Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997; 71,116 indexed records without record images, Updated 09 Mar 2016

*  New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970; 1,144 indexed records with record images, ADDED 07 Mar 2016

One record collection was removed from the list:

*  Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005

The asterisk used by FamilySearch is for "Recently added or updated."  I am particularly interested in new collections, for the obvious reasons.  FamilySearch does provide a listing of which collections are new or updated several days after my post.
 
My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED or UPDATED, in addition to which collections were removed.  My thanks to Marshall for helping me out here! 

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

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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1 comment:

searchshack said...

Might have found the Vermont, Town Clerk, vital and town records, 1732-2005 at FamilySearch.

If you go to Search, Catalog and search by Place for Vermont, United States, go to United States, Vermont - Town records ( 4 ), open the four documents, you find Vermont, Town Clerk, vital and town records, 1732-2005 After the detailed description, there is a Click Here that then says https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987653 But when I click her get the comment We are unable to display page content due to technical difficulties. Please try again in a few minutes. Waited more than just a few minutes and still get the comment to wait for a few minutes Perhaps it only opens at a Family History Center or for some contractual reason isn't available to see only.