Monday, April 4, 2016

New or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - 27 March to 2 April 2016

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

As of 3 April 2016, there were 2,079 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 3 from last week):


The new or updated collections are:

* Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998; 579,156 indexed records with record images, Updated 01 Apr 2016

*  Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950; 438,331 indexed records without record images, Updated 01 Apr 2016

*  Texas, Laredo Arrival Manifests, 1903-1955; 866,687 indexed records with record images, Updated 31 Mar 2016

*  Montana, Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010; 5,266 indexed records with record images, Updated 31 Mar 2016

*  Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997; 502,888 indexed records without record images, Updated 31 Mar 2016

*  Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996; 24 indexed records with record images, Updated 31 Mar 2016

*  Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005; 89 indexed records with record images, Updated 31 Mar 2016

*  China, Imperial Examinations and Related Papers (Han Yu-shan Collection), 1646-1904; Browse Images only, no indexed records, ADDED 31 Mar 2016

*  Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945; 259,156 indexed records with record images, Updated 31 Mar 2016


*  New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980, 581,984 indexed records with record images, ADDED 31 Mar 2016

*  Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998; Browse Images only, no indexed records, Updated 29 Mar 2016

*  BillionGraves Index; 19,134,702 indexed records with record images, Updated 29 Mar 2016

*  Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980; 4,388,493 indexed records with record images, Updated 29 Mar 2016

*  South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006; 62,162 indexed records with record images, Updated 28 Mar 2016

*  Minnesota, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919; Browse Images only, no indexed records, ADDED 28 Mar 2016

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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2 comments:

Margaret H said...

How is a record collection different (definition-wise) from a record group? I think I understand the distinction but was wanting a larger (more official) version for beginning genealogy students.

Randy Seaver said...

Hi Margaret,

FamilySearch uses the term "Record Collection" fr one set of records - say "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1914."

Ancestry uses the term "databases" for a specific set of records.

I consider a "record group" to be a category like "Vital Records" or "Census Records."

Hope that helps -- Randy