Monday, May 9, 2016

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 May 2016

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

As of 8 May 2016, there were 2,096 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 2 from last week):


The added or updated collections are:

*  Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011; 474,034 indexed records with images, Updated 06 May 2016

*  Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858; Browse Images only, no indexed data, ADDED 06 May 2016

*  Montana, Meagher County Records, 1866-2012; 1,030 indexed records with images, Updated 05 May 2016

*  Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867; 507,109 indexed records with images, Updated 04 May 2016

*  Zimbabwe Death Notices, 1904-1976; 301,749 indexed records with images, Updated 04 May 2016

*  Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, K√∂nigsberg, Funeral Sermons, 1597-1794; Browse Images only, no indexed data, ADDED 03 May 2016

*  Guam Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records, 1712-2000; 22,418 indexed records with images, Updated 02 May 2016

*  Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920; 209,675 indexed records with images, Updated 02 May 2016

*  Kansas Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930; 31,747 indexed records without images, Updated 02 May 2016

*  Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936; 49,926 indexed records without images, Updated 02 May 2016

*  Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915; 3,817,626 indexed records with images, Updated 02 May 2016

*  Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915; 2,739,146 indexed records with images, Updated 02 May 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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