Monday, July 10, 2017

Added or Updated Record Collections at - Week of 2 to 8 July 2017

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch ( every week.

As of 8 July 2017, there were 2,237 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0  from last week):

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

--- Collections Added ---

--- Collections Updated ---

*  Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996  (; 1,157 indexed records with 34,017 record images (was 23 records with 34,017 images), Updated 7 Jul 2017

*  Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903     (; 3,076,508 indexed records with 1,623,199 record images (was 3,063,933 records with 1,623,199 images), Updated 6 Jul 2017

*  Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (; 1,367,150 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 1,288,186 records with 2,591,542 images), Updated 7 Jul 2017

--- Collections with new images ---

--- Collections with images removed ---

*  Denmark Census, 1916    (; 2,964,499 indexed records with 116,151 record images (was 2,964,499 records with 584,642 images),  17 Nov 2016

*  Denmark Census, 1911    (; 2,792,790 indexed records with 111,457 record images (was 2,792,790 records with 447,167 images),  25 Apr 2017

--- Collections with records removed ---

*  England and Wales Census, 1851  (; 2,863,882 indexed records with 1,174,633 record images (was 18,369,674 records with 1,174,633 images),  3 Aug 2016

*  Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997      (; 498,255 indexed records with 942,817 record images (was 498,257 records with 942,817 images),  2 May 2017

So inquiring minds want to know:  

*  Where did over 460,000 record images in the 1916 Denmark Census go?  Were they duplicates?  Were they blank?  If they had names on them, will they return?

*  Where did over 365,000 record images in the 1911 Denmark Census go?  Were they duplicates?  Were they blank?  If they had names on them, will they return?

*  Where did over 15.5 million indexed records in the 1851 England and Wales census go?  Will they return?

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

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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1 comment:

David said...

1851 census is now down to 70,242 indexed records. The long and short of it is that they had some kind of botched update to the census records. Initially the database was saying that the ID had been deprecated. Then they partially fixed it. However attaching the sources to people doesn't work properly anymore because the residence information is gone, and the records in the 1851 census are now almost useless because they are only individuals and not linked into households.

The 1851 census now needs some major, major attention to get it back to what it should be.