Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 19 September 2017


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Bytes:


*  
New York City Department of Health Proposes Adoption of 125 Years for Birth Records 50 Years for Death Records Embargoes

*  Levar Burton's RootsTech 2017 Keynote Speech is Now Online

*  RootsTech 2018 Now Open for Registration

2)  Record Databases:

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Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 September 2017

*  Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 10 to 16 September 2017

3)  Genealogy Education:

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar, Wednesday, 20 September:  "WolframAlpha for Genealogists" by Thomas MacEntee

*  Niche Academy Webinar, Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11 a.m. PDT:  Thinking Outside the Collection Box: How to Serve Genealogists Now by Nicole Wedemeyer Miller


*  
THAGS/FHF "Back 2 Research" eConference is Saturday, 23 September

*  Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with Free Multi-Session Webinar (23 September 2017)

*  FREE DNA WEBINAR! Reveal Your Unique Story through DNA and Family History (23 September 2017, 8 a.m. PDT)


*  BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017


*  Genealogy Connection Podcast:  #030 - Michelle Chubenko, Researcher



*  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:  Mondays With Myrt - 18 Sept 2017

*  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:  Norwegian Genealogy Study Group 1

*  NextGenGenealogy Network YouTube Channel:  Faces of NextGen Live - Deborah Sweeney

*  Ancestral Findings YouTube Channel:  AF-144: Finding Probate Records


*  BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel:  Digging Deep into Death Records - James Tanner

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  Why am I only genetically related to 120 ancestors?

*  GenealogyMagazine YouTube Channel:  Episode 3: Diaries and Journals

4)  Genealogy Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday, September 19,  2017


5)  Neat Stuff:

*  4 Fabulous Ways to Use the Library of Congress for Genealogy

*  10 Steps For Starting Your Family History

*  Viking Invasions of Eastern Europe, 820-941 A.D.

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 15 September 2017?


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RootsTech 2018 Now Open for Registration

I received this information from FamilySearch today:

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RootsTech 2018 Now Open for Registration

SALT LAKE CITY (19 September 2017)--FamilySearch International has announced that registration to RootsTech 2018 is now open. RootsTech is a popular 4-day annual family history and technology conference where individuals and families are inspired to discover, preserve, and share their family roots, heritage, and stories. The conference will be held February 28 to March 3, 2018, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, go to RootsTech.org. (Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

In 2017 the growing event attracted more than 26,000 attendees in-person from all 50 U.S. states and more than 35 countries. Family Discovery Day, a free 1-day event held on Saturday as part of the conference, is also open for registration.

RootsTech 2018 will offer attendees a full lineup of inspiring and well-known keynote speakers; over 300 informative sessions, including hands-on computer labs taught by industry professionals and leaders; interactive activities and helpful exhibitors in the expo hall; and entertaining evening events. All are designed to inspire and empower personal family discoveries.

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

RootsTech 2018 officially begins on Wednesday, February 28, with class sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. The all-new general session begins at 4:30 p.m. Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, will be the keynote speaker. Following Rockwood's address will be the all-new Innovation Showcase. The Innovation Showcase will feature the best new technology in the industry from around the globe. RootsTech is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Innovation Showcase from the public. The public can nominate its favorite family history related app, product, or service by using #RootsTechInnovation on Facebook or Twitter, or visit the Innovation Showcase page at rootstech.org. The submission deadline is October 15, 2017.

The showcase also offers attendees the opportunity to interact and connect with industry influencers, executives, and investors. Online viewers will also be able to vote for their favorite product or service during the live showcase event on Wednesday. (See RootsTech 2018 Grows to 4 Days, Introduces New Innovation Showcase.)

FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY

Registration for Family Discovery Day is also now open. The event takes place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and is designed for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This free and fun 1-day event includes inspiring messages from Church leaders; engaging classes for families, youth, and young single adults; and evening entertainment to inspire and help families and members discover, preserve, and share their family connections. Family Discovery Day attendees will also have access to all the interactive activities and exhibitors found in the RootsTech Expo Hall. Event details, including speakers and classes, will be made available soon at RootsTech.org. Registration is required.

PRICES

Early bird discount pricing is available for a limited time on 4-day passes at just $169 (a $100 discount). Single-day RootsTech passes are also available for $99. A 4-day Getting Started pass is only $69. All passes include access to the popular Expo Hall and morning keynote sessions.

RELATED

Watch archived sessions of RootsTech 2017

About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.

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Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1938 Death Record for Nicholas Brocke (1853-1938)

This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1938 death certificate record for Nicholas Brocke found in the "Idaho Death Records, 1890-1966" collection on Ancestry:

Extracted information from the death certificate includes:

*  Place of Death:  City of Lewiston, County of Nez Perce
*  Full Name:  Nicholas Brocke

*  Residence:  1503 9th Avenue*  Sex:  Male
*  Color or Race:  White
*  Marital Condition:  widowed
*  Name of Spouse:  not obtainable
*  Date of Birth:  
*  Age:  84 years, 11 months, 14 days
*  Occupation:  retired
*  Birthplace:  not known, Maryland
*  Father's Name:  not obtainable
*  Father's birthplace:  not known
*  Mother's name:  not obtainable
*  Mother's birthplace:  not known
*  Informant:  Mrs. Caroline Wilcox, Lewiston, Idaho
*  Burial, Cremation or Removal:  Julieetta, Idaho 12/17/1938
*  Undertaker:  Vasser-Rawls Mortuary, Lewiston, Idaho
*  Date of Death:  12-14-1938
*  Principal Cause of Death:  Angina pectoris
*  Secondary Cause of Death:  arteriosclerosis
*  Attending Physician:  O.C. Carssow M.D., Lewistion, Idaho.

The source citation for this record is:
State of Idaho, Certificate of Death, State File No. 111900, Nicholas Brocke, 14 December 1938; "Idaho Death Records, 1890-1966," digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 August 2017); citing Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Vital Statistics.

John Nicholas Brocke (1853-1938) was the son of John Peter and Christina (Webber) Brocke, and was born in Michigan.  He married Anna Grieser (1859-1936) in 1877 in Cedar County, Nebraska. They had 8 children between 1878 and 1894, including Amelia Anna Brocke (1884-1975) who married Severt Oliver Leland (1878-1940) in 1904.  


John Nicholas and Anna (Grieser) Brocke are my wife Linda's great-grandparents. 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Updating My AncestryDNA Status and Statistics

I last reported on my AncestryDNA results in Updating my AncestryDNA Status (posted 23 March 2017).  At that time, I had:

*  The same ethnicity estimates as before
*  175 Shared Ancestor Hints
*  391 4th cousins or closer
*  10 DNA Circles
*  8 New Ancestor Discoveries


Today, when I checked my AncestryDNA results, I found that I have:

*  The same ethnicity estimates as before
*  238 Shared Ancestor Hints
*  577 4th cousins or closer
*  488 pages of matches (over 24,350 matches of 6 cM or more)
*  15 DNA Circles
*  9 New Ancestor Discoveries


So I have 238 Shared Ancestors with other DNA testers, out of the 24,350+ matches on AncestryDNA.  That's slightly less than 1% of my matches have an identified Shared Ancestor with me.  With 577 4th Cousins or closer, that means that 339 more either don't have an attached tree or a tree with enough ancestors to get back to a common 3rd great-grandfather.




In the past six months, I have:

*  Made a note on each Shared Match (except for the ones with a private tree or those without a tree), and several other cousins that are not Shared Matches.  My notes are along the lines of:

"24.7 cM in 2 segments - 3rd cousin 1x removed, common ancestors are 3rd great-grandparents John Rich and Rebecca Hill"

*  Added to my spreadsheet for the Shared Matches entries including the above note information.

*  Clicked on the "Shared Matches" button on the Shared Matches screen to see which other testers match me and the person who is my Shared Match.  

The 15 DNA Circles are for:


*  John Rich (1798-1863, my third great-grandfather) - 12 members, 4 groups, I match all 11 other members
*  Rebecca Hill (1790-1862, my third great-grandmother) - 12 members, 4 groups, I match all 11 other members
*  James Richman (1821-1912, my second great-grandmother) - 10 members, 3 groups, I match all 9 other members
*  Hannah Rich (1824-1911, my second great-grandmother) - 10 members, 3 groups, I match all 9 other members
*  Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828, my 4th great-grandfather) - 4 members, 3 groups. I match only 1 other member
*  Elizabeth Keyes (1759-1793, my 4th great-grandmother) - 4 members, 3 groups, I match only 1 other member
*  Aaron Smith (`1765-1841, my 4th great-grandfather) - 4 members, 4 groups, I match only 1  other member
*  James Abram Kemp (1831-1902, my 2nd great-grandfather) - 4 members, 3 groups, I match only 1 other member

*  Mary Jame Sovereen (1840-1874, my 2nd great-grandmother) - 4 members, 3 groups, I match only 1 other member
*  Zachariah Hildreth (1793-1857, my 3rd great-grandfather) - 6 members, 4 groups, I match only 1 other member
*  Hannah Sawtell (1768-1857, my 3rd great-grandmother) - 7 members, 4 groups, I match only 1 other member

*  Maria Magdalena Hoax (1768-1850, my 4th great-grandmother) - 5 members, 3 groups, I match all 4 other members
*  Joseph Champlin (1758-1850, my 4th great-grandfather) - 3 members, 3 groups, I match 1 other member
*  Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872, my 3rd great-grandfather) - 13 members, 4 groups, I match 10 of the other members
*  Amy Champlin (1798-1864, my 3rd great-grandmother) - 13 members, 4 groups, I match 10 of the other members

I now have nine New Ancestor Discoveries for:

*  Alonzo Howland Cook (1855-1933) of Utah, I match 6 of 18 members in his DNA Circle
*  Mary Elizabeth Thomley (1866-1910), of Alabama,  I match 3 of 9 members in her DNA Circle
*  Milton Arthur Hartley (1854-1932), of Alabama, I match 3 of 9 members in his DNA Circle
*  John Gabriel Deal (1833-1908), of Ohio, I match 4 of 14 members in his DNA Circle
*  Almeda Gregory (1833-1910), of Ohio, I match 4 of 14 members in her DNA Circle
*  Margaret Van Petten (1805-1873), of New York, I match 4 of 13 members in his DNA Circle.

*  Alfred Newton Bills (1815-1898), of West Virginia, I match 4 of 16 members in his DNA Circle
*  Margaret Tate (1825-1876) of West Virginia, I match 4 of 15 members in her DNA Circle
*  Jonathan Robbin Pettit (1799-1874) of New York, I match 4 of 13 members in his DNA Circle

However, I do not have these persons in my pedigree chart.  They may be descended from some of my known ancestors, but the connections seem to be 3 to 8 generations back from them.  These New Ancestor discoveries are not useful to me at all.


The great advantage that AncestryDNA has over the other autosomal DNA testing sites is that many of the testers have an Ancestry Member Tree with enough entries that a common ancestor can be found, and therefore a relationship can be determined.  

However, the majority of the latest new matches have not attached their DNA to an Ancestry Member Tree.  

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Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Garnsey (1648-1722) of Rehoboth, Mass. - Part 1

This week's documents for Amanuensis Monday are from the Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Court records for John Garnsey (1648-1722) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts (presented in date order):

a)  Probate Packet (image 18 of 22):




The transcription of this document is:

To Nathaniel Pain Esq Judg of probate of Wills
and Granting Administration within the County of Bristol

Sir These may inform your Honour that whereas my Late Husband
John Garnsey is dead Intestate and the Law makes mention that admini-
stration may be Granted to me as being his Widdow but Sir I have Consi-
dered my own Inability and the trouble that will attend that
business therefore I am Willing to Leave that affair to some of my husbands
Children desiring that administration may be Granted to some of them.
As Witness my hand this 5th day of April 1722
Signed in the presence of us
Joseph Barney                                                          her
Francis + Wilson                                          Sarah   S  Garnsey
                                                                                mark

b)  Probate Packet (image 16 of 22):



The transcription of this document is:

To Nathaniel Pain Esq Judg of probate of wils
and Granting Administration within the County of Bristol

Sir these may certifie your Honored that whereas my father John Garnsy
Late of Rehoboth is dead Intestate and my Mother in Law who is the widow
is wishing to free herself of the trouble of administration, the Law
directs that I may have it as being the Eldest son.  My place dwelling
is so far different that Renders me unfit for that service and therefore I
shall decline it and pray that Administration may be granted unto my
two brothers James Bowen and Seth Garnsey.

Witness my hand the sixth day of April 1722   Henry Garnsy

c)  Probate Packet (image 8 of 22, on form):

The transcription of this document is:

Know all men by these presents, That We
Seth Garnsey James Bowen of Rehoboth in y^e County of
Bristol Administrators to y^e Estate of Jno Garnsey late of Rehoboth
deceased Intestate & Elisha Bisby John Horton of sd Rehoboth
In sd County
within His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, are
holden and firmly bound  and obliged unto Nath^ll Paine Esq^r
Judge of the Probate of Wills and Granting Administrations within the
County of Bristol in the full sum of Three hundred Pounds,
Currant Money in New England; To be paid unto the said Nathaniell
Paine his Successors in the said Office of Assigns: To the true 
Payment whereof, We do bind ourselves and each of us, our, and each of our
Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally for the whole and
in the whole, firmly by these Presents.  Sealed with our Seals.  Dated
y^e Sixteenth Day of Aprill Anno Domini One Thousand Seven
hund Twenty twoo – Annoque Regni Regis GEORGII Octavoe.

The Condition of the Present Obligation is such That if the above bounden
Seth Garnsey James Bowen Administrators to y^e Estate of their Father
John Garnsey Late of Rehoboth deceased Intestate.

Do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels,
Rights and Credits of the said Deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or know-
ledge of them the said Seth Garnsey James Bowen or into the hands and possession of
any other person or persons for them: And the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited
into the Registry of the Court of Probate for the aforesaid County of Bristol at or before the
tenth Day of July next ensuing.  And the same Goods, Chattels, Rights and
Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said Deceased, at the time of his
Death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Seth Garnsey
James Bowen or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for them do well
and truly Administer according to Law.  And further do make, or cause to be made a just and true
Accompt of their said Administration upon Oath, at or before the Sixteenth Day of April
which will be in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand sevend hundred Twenty three.
 And all the rest & residue of the said Goods, Chattels, rights & Credits which shall be found remaining
upon the said Administrators Accompt (the same being first examined & allowed of by the Judge or
Judges for the time being, of Probate of Wills and granting Administrations within the County of
Bristoll aforesaid) shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said
Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentance pursuant to Law shall limit & appoint.  And if it
shall hereafter appear, That any last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased: And the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the Court of Probate for the said County
of Bristoll making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly.  If the said Seth
Garnsey & James Bowen within bounden being thereunto required, so render and deliver
the said Letters of Administration (Approbation of such Testament being first had and made) into the said court;: Then the before Written Obligation to be Void and of none Effect, or else to abide and
remain in full Force and Virtue.

Sealed and Delivered                                                      Seth Garnsey                   {seal}
in Presence of                                                                  James Bowen                  {seal}
Simon Bus??                                                                   Elisha Bisbe                    {seal}

Stephen Paine                                                                 John Horton                     {seal}

The source citation for this probate estate packet is:

Bristol County [Mass.] Register of Probate, Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Records, 1690-1881, Estate File 10414 (22 images), John Garnsey of Rehoboth, 1722; digital images, American Ancestors (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org); citing original records at Probate Registry, Taunton, Mass.

John Garnsey (1648-1722) resided in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts when he died on 31 March 1722.  He married three times - with his first wife Elizabeth (1652-1714) he had 13 children; with his second wife, Judith Ormsbee (1673-1715) he had one child; with his third wife, Sarah (Miller) Titus (1655-1742) he had no children.

John Garnsey died intestate - leaving no will to probate, so the Probate Court went through the administration process of appointing an administrator, the administrators took an inventory, submitted an account, and distributed the estate to the heirs at law.  There are 22 images in the probate packet for John Garnsey of Rehoboth on the American Ancestors website.  Note that I will present the records in chronological order, from the earliest date to the latest.

*  In the first record above, the widow Sarah renounced being administratrix of the estate of her late husband on 5 April 1722.

*  In the second record above, the eldest living son, Henry Garnsey (1679-1759) renounced being administrator on 6 April 1722, since he lived too far away.  He resided in Medway in Norfolk county.

*  In the third record, Seth Garnsey (the youngest son of John by his first wife) and James Bowen (the husband of John's daughter Elizabeth Garnsey) accept the Administrator appointment and make bond, along with Elisha Bisby and John Horton, on 16 April 1722.  They agree to administer the estate, make an inventory and provide a true account for their administration by 16 April 1723.

There will be several more posts for this intestate estate in Bristol county, Massachusetts.

John and Elizabeth (--?--) Garnsey are my 8th great-grandparents, through their eldest child, Mehitable Garnsey (1673-1742) who married John Horton (1672-1752) in about 1689, and resided in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

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NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2017/09/amanuensis-monday-probate-records-for.html

Copyright (c) 2017, Randall J. Seaver


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Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 September 2017

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

As of 16 September 2017, there were 2,257 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):


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

--- Collections Added ---


*  South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2517051); 155,877 indexed records with 155,877 record images, ADDED 12 Sep 2017

--- Collections Updated ---

*  England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910806); 1,530,171 indexed records with 27,117 record images (was 1,288,325 records with 27,117 images), Updated 12 Sep 2017

*  Find A Grave Index      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2221801); 162,479,125 indexed records with 162,479,125 record images (was 161,552,171 records with 161,552,171 images), Updated 12 Sep 2017

*  New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1865481); 384,626 indexed records with 5,545,491 record images (was 384,625 records with 5,545,491 images), Updated 12 Sep 2017

*  Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1867931); 247,107 indexed records with 395,682 record images (was 241,757 records with 395,682 images), Updated 9 Sep 2017

*  Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114428); 246,462 indexed records with 1,016,556 record images (was 83,317 records with 1,016,556 images), Updated 15 Sep 2017

*  Denmark Census, 1890    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2800928); 2,138,072 indexed records with 264,973 record images (was 2,138,072 records with 264,973 images), Updated 9 Sep 2017

*  Denmark Census, 1901    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2800929); 2,328,066 indexed records with 1,153,599 record images (was 2,328,066 records with 1,153,599 images), Updated 9 Sep 2017

*  Australia, Victoria, Outward Passenger Lists, 1852-1924 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2527519); Index only (1,862,984 records), no images (was 1,767,735 records with 0 images), Updated 15 Sep 2017

*  Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704829); 32,923,078 indexed records with 32,923,078 record images (was 29,085,018 records with 29,085,018 images), Updated 9 Sep 2017

*  Peru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2727735); 343,377 indexed records with 159,173 record images (was 29,169 records with 159,173 images), Updated 15 Sep 2017

*  Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527); 673,323 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 673,195 records with 373,775 images), Updated 14 Sep 2017

*  Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974185); 701,743 indexed records with 235,772 record images (was 701,743 records with 235,772 images), Updated 13 Sep 2017

*  Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1503045); 2,564,491 indexed records with 1,124,441 record images (was 2,564,491 records with 1,124,441 images), Updated 12 Sep 2017

*  France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987637); 73,453 indexed records with 77,390 record images (was 63,715 records with 77,390 images), Updated 14 Sep 2017

*  French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1843-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); Index only (4,853 records), no images (was 4,853 records with 9,903 images), Updated 13 Sep 2017

*  Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2023286); 552,001 indexed records with 485,631 record images (was 524,274 records with 485,631 images), Updated 15 Sep 2017

--- Collections with records removed ---

*  United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,611,310 records), no images (was 875,611,348 records with 0 images),  17 Jun 2015

*  Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987564); 651,681 indexed records with 942,817 record images (was 651,682 records with 942,817 images),  1 Sep 2017

*  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1410397); 3,311,059 indexed records with 1,259,299 record images (was 3,311,060 records with 1,259,299 images),  5 Jan 2017

*  California Birth Index, 1905-1995       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001879); Index only (24,589,696 records), no images (was 24,589,725 records with 0 images),  1 Mar 2012

*  United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,168,497 indexed records with 45,512,634 record images (was 34,168,500 records with 45,512,634 images),  17 Nov 2016


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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list 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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Copyright (c) 2017, Randall J. Seaver

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 10 to 16 September 2017

The following databases were listed on the Recently Added or Updated Collections list on Ancestry.com during the period from 10 to 16 September 2017

The databases added or updated include:


*  U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017; indexed database without record images, Updated 9/14/2017

*  London, England, Non-conformist Registers, 1694-1931; indexed database with record images, Updated 9/14/2017

*  Web: Greenville County, South Carolina, Obituary Index, 1901-1975; indexed database without record images, Updated 9/14/2017

*  U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017; indexed database without record images, Updated 9/14/2017

*  Montana, Death Index, 1907-2015; indexed database without record images, Updated 9/11/2017

*  Montana, Birth Index, 1870-1986; indexed database without record images, ADDED 9/11/2017

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at   http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx
 

By my count, there was 1 NEW database ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,885 databases available as of 9 September, an increase of  1 from last week.  


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Disclosure:  I have always had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription.  Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 September 2017

Dozens of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.


My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.


Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


*  Just as speaking/writing satisfies a “hidden” teacher, genealogy research satisfies my “inner” sleuth by Diane L. Richard on the UpFront With NGS blog.

*  The 1st Annual Myles Standish Family Reunion by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog.

*  Tuesday's Tip: What's Your Elevator Pitch? by Marian B. Wood on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

*  Organizing and Storing Your Family History Data - My Thoughts by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.

*  Drilling Deeper With Genealogical Proof Standard by Nick Cimino on the AncestorPuzzles.com blog.

*  Which Chicago Vital Records Are Available on FamilySearch by Cynthia on the Chicago Genealogy blog.

*  JewishGen: The Go-To Site for Jewish Genealogy by Lara Diamond on The In-Depth Genealogist.

*  How DNA Led Me to Change My Husband's Direct Line by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.

*  End of the Microfilm Era: Navigating FamilySearch Collections by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Common Law Marriage and Genealogy by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

*  How to Find Ancestors Using Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Records by Niall Cullen on the Findmypast Blog.

*  Becoming UnAmerican by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.

*  Oh No! Whatever Has Befallen Us? by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  High Fives - September 15, 2017 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds -- Week 37 -- 2017 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

*  Friday Finds, 15 September 2017 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.


* Saturday Finds 16 Sept 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 16, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (September 16, 2017) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 1600 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.



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