Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Genealogy News Bytes - 28 September to 4 October 2022

Welcome to Genealogy News Bytes, posted on Tuesday afternoon for the past week, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history news  items that came across our desktop since the last issue.    


1)  News Articles:







2)  New or Updated Record Collections:












3)  Did you miss the last post in this series - see Genealogy News Bytes - 21 to 27 September 2022.

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Seavers in the News -- Herbert J. Seaver Dies in 1968 in Garden Prairie, Illinois

 Here is this week's edition of "Seavers in the News" - a weekly feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Belvidere [Ill.] Daily Republican newspaper dated 7 March 1968, page 10:

The transcription of the article is:

"Herbert J. Seaver

"Herbert James Seaver, 45, of R.R. 1, Garden Prairie, died suddenly Wednesday at his home on the Sidney Frye farm, R.R. 1, Garden Prairie.

"Coroner Albert Wheeler was called and conducted an inquiry.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.

"Mr. Seaver had been e3mployed on the farm about five years.

"He was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on Dec. 28, 1922, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Seaver.

"He married Violet Mildred Ruhff in Sharon on April 18, 1948.

"Survivors include the wife, a daughter, Linda and two sons, Arthur and Herbert, at home; his father and mother, who live in Delavan; and two brothers, Robert H. and Myron P., both of Delavan.

"Funeral rites will be conducted by Dr. Luther C. Mueller at 2 p.m. Friday in Schutt.  McFarlin and Saunders Funeral Home, Harvard.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon.

"Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight."

The source citation is:

"Herbert J. Seaver,Belvidere [Ill.] Daily Republican, Thursday, 7 March 1968, page 10, column 6, Herbert James Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 3 October 2022).

This obituary identifies his name, age, residence, implied death date and place, parents names, spouse's names, children's names, an occupation, some work history, a cause of death, but no church or organization information.

Herbert James Seaver (1922-1968) was born 28 December 1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Arthur H. and Rose Catherine (Bieber) Seaver.  He died 6 March 1968 in Garden Prairie, Illinois.  He married Violet Mildred Ruhff (1922-1987) on 18 April 1948 in Sharon, Wisconsin.  They had three children.

*  Linda Lu Seaver (1958-2012).
*  Arthur William Seaver (1951-1973).
*  Herbert Seaver (1954-????).

I am not related to Herbert James Seaver (1922-1968).  His paternal great-grandfather was Knute Sjursen Varme Seaver who was born in 1826 in Ytre Kvarme, Voss, Norway.
 
There are over 10,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes an obituary is sparse but fairly complete.  I am glad that I can honor Herbert James Seaver today.  

You never know when a descendant or relative will find this blog post and learn something about their ancestors or relatives, or will provide more information about them to me.

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Newspapers.com and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 3 October 2022

 Here are the highlights of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past week.  

1)  Hosted and moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society General Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom with 53 in attendance.  The speaker was Glenda Lloyd on "Documenting Your Heirlooms."

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society DNA Interest Group on Zoom on Saturday.  Colin Whitney presented "DNA Painter 2022."

3)  Published a genealogy biography for the 52 Ancestors series for 7th great-grandmother  #719 Mary (Tripp) Wate (1689-a1739) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

4) Transcribed a probate record document - 1845 Affidavit of Edward Taylor of Sterling, Massachusetts Noting Death of Abigail (Sawyer) Seaver - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

5)  Reviewed my collected notes, both digital and on paper, to help a correspondent find the farm of Martin Carringer.  I wrote it up in Rabbit Holes With Randy - Where Was the Martin Carringer (1758-1835) Farm?

6) AncestryDNA now has 40,999 DNA matches (up 67 from 26 September) for me today, with no  new ThruLines.  MyHeritageDNA now has 10,754 DNA matches (up 21 from 26 September) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  Added notes to 3 AncestryDNA matches.

7)  There was one session working in the RootsMagic software program to match with and update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and my ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 48,451 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 0).

8) Used Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and source citations to my RootsMagic profiles. I now have 70,052 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 1 from 26 September), and 145,398  source citations (up 10). I TreeShared no new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 111  Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 175,355 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  My MyHeritage family trees have 200,305 Record Matches in 286 sources and I work on them occasionally.  

9) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which one was a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Genealogy News Bytes - 21 to 27 September 2022 with over 178 views.

10)  Real life:  This is week 134 since COVID restrictions started.  My recovery from the 30 May heart bypass surgery is (I hope)  complete.  I am still really tired every day, mainly due to lack of sleep, take at least two naps each day. Linda is at a memory care and skilled nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from home and I visited her four times last week.   I went grocery shopping on Monday and Friday.   I watched the Padres games every day and we are now 87-72 on the season (2-4 last week), but clinched a playoff spot.  I watched the SDSU Aztecs game on Saturday, and we lost 35-13 to Boise State.  I watched the Chargers/Texans game on Sunday - we won 34-24.  

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Amanuensis Monday -- 1845 Affidavit of Edward Taylor of Sterling, Massachusetts Noting Death of Abigail (Sawyer) Seaver

 This week's document for transcription is from the 1845 Worcester County, Massachusetts probate file for the 1845 affidavit noting the death and children of Abigail (Sawyer) Seaver, the widow of Joseph Seaver of Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts:

Worcester County, Massachusetts Probate Court Records - Case File 52856, image 3 of 3:

The transcription of this affidavit is:

I Edwatd Taylor of Sterling in the
County of Worcester and Commonwealth
of Massachusetts, being sixty years of age
do testify and say that Abagail Seaver late
of Sterling in said County, widow of
Joseph Seaver late of said Sterling died
at her residence in said town on the 17'th
day of Nov'r A.D. 1844, and at the time of
her decease, she left six children  viz.
James Seaver Eunice Raymond Joseph Seaver
Abagail Taylor, Betsey Parker & Sally
Seaver, being all and the only Children of
said Abagail at the day of her death, and
all believed to be living at this time,
and are all of full age, and that it was
reported that said Joseph Seaver was a
soldier in the revolutionary War.
                                        Edward Taylor
Worcester ss Nov. 28'th 1845
personally appeared the above named Edward
Taylor and made oath to the truth of the
above affidavit by him subscribed and I
certify that he is personally known to me
to be a man of truth & verasity.
Before me.              Sam'l Houghton Justice of the Peace.
                
The source citation for this probate file is:

Worcester County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case file 52856 (3 images), Abagail Seaver of Sterling, 1845, aggadavit; "Worcester County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1731-1881," digital images, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors  (https://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 25 September 2022).

Joseph Seaver(1746-1816) married Abigail Sawyer (1751-1844) on 7 July 1772 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.  Abigail (Sawyer) Seaver died 17 November 1844 in Sterling, Massachusetts.  They had six children born between 1774 and 1792:

*  James Seaver (1774-????), married 1802 Olive Moore (1779-1867).
*  Eunice Seaver (1776-1832), married 1796 William Raymond (1776-1856).
*  Joseph Seaver (1778-1848), married 1810 Persis Howe (1790-1872).
*  Abigail Seaver (1780-1869), married 1810 Edward Taylor (1784-1859).
*  Elizabeth Seaver (1783-1859), married 1806 Lewis Parker (1787-1834).
*  Sally Seaver (1792-1877).

Edward Taylor, who wrote the affidavit in 1845, was a son-in-law of Joseph and Abigail (Sawyer) Seaver.  He probably wrote the affidavit to support a Revolutionary War pension file for his mother-in-law or the living children and had it published to this probate file for approval by a Judge of Probate.

Enice (Seaver) Raymond and her husband went to Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada before 1832, and the family may have not known that she was deceased.

Joseph Seaver (1742-1816) is my 1st cousin seven times removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 7th great-grandfather Joseph Seaver (1672-1754).

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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."

Read other transcriptions for records of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

MyHeritage Announces Sorting Ability for Shared DNA Matches

 I received this information today from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage:

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I’m happy to announce the addition of sorting abilities for Shared DNA Matches. It’s one of several new improvements we’re making to DNA Matches on MyHeritage in the coming weeks.

Shared DNA Matches are a valuable tool for users interested in figuring out how they’re related to a specific DNA match. The new sorting functionality enables you to sort your Shared DNA Matches based on the proximity of their relationship to you or to the DNA Match you’re reviewing, and gain new insights.

This new addition has already received praise from experts in the genealogy community. Diahan Southard of Your DNA Guide says, "SWEET!! This is one of my requested features and will make a big difference", and Janna Helshtein from DNA at Eye Level says, “This is an amazing feature, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!”



Previously, the Review DNA Match page showed a list of Shared DNA Matches that was pre-sorted based on the sum of DNA shared between you (or the person whose DNA kit you manage) and the specific match you’re reviewing. Now, in addition to viewing Shared DNA Matches according to the total amount of shared DNA, you can also sort the list of shared matches based on the amount of DNA they share with you, or the amount of DNA they share with the match you’re reviewing.

Shared DNA Matches is a premium feature that requires a site subscription on MyHeritage (Premium, PremiumPlus, or Complete). If you uploaded your raw DNA data to MyHeritage from another service, you can pay a one-time unlock fee of $29 to access Shared DNA Matches, Ethnicity Estimates, Genetic Groups, and other advanced tools for DNA results such as the Chromosome Browser, Theory of Family Relativity™, and AutoClusters.

You can read more about this new functionality on our blog.

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Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and gave received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product. This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.

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Best of the Genea-Blogs - 25 September to 1 October 2022

Scores 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:

*  More Bang For Your Buck:  From AncestryDNA to MyHeritage by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

*  Why was Old Man Jacob Dobkins’ Will Fraudulently Secreted, Concealed and Destroyed? – 52 Ancestors #375 by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

Death Date by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  CORA'S SCRAPBOOK ~ Charles & Daisy Hall move their family to San Diego - Cora also went with them - 1913 by Diane Gould Hall on Michigan Family Trails.

*  The Genealogy Research Process : Improve Your Family History Research by Jennifer Dondero on The Occasional Genealogist.

*  Avoid These Genealogy & DNA Mistakes by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Hound on the Hunt.

*  Reconstructing the Past: The National Personnel Record Center Fire of 1973 by Michael Strauss on Fold3 Blog.

*  16 ways to find your ancestors’ town of origin by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke.

RootsMagic to WikiTree by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  The Trouble With Kansas—and Oklahoma, too by Jacqi  Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

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

*  Friday Fossicking - 30th Sept 2022 by Crissouli on That Moment In Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - October 1, 2022  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and  read their articles, and add the 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 currently am reading posts from over 900 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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Census Sunday -- 1950 U.S. Census Record for the Ralph C. Ordway Family in Worcester, Massachusetts

 The 1950 United States Census record for the household of Ralph C. Ordway in Worcester, Worcester County Massachusetts, residing at 7 Dennison Rd (taken 3 May 1950), is on Sheet 77 of ED 30-339:

The Ralph C. Ordway household starts on line 23 of the image (Sheet 77):

The information entered for each person in this household is:

*  Line 23 of Sheet 77 - 7 [Dennison Rd], dwelling #199, is not a farm, is not on 3 acres or more.

*  Line 24 of Sheet 77 - Ralph C. Ordway, head of household, white, male, age 46, married, born in Massachusetts, a worker, worked 40 hours last week, an executive, works in a bank, a private business.

*  Line 24 of Sheet 77 (sample questions included) - Helen R. Ordway, wife, white. female, age 42, married, born in Massachusetts, a home worker, worked no hours last week,  Lived in same house one year ago, was not on a farm, lived in Worcester County, father born in U.S., mother born in U.S., completed 12 years of school, does not attend school,  no income from wages, interest and rents,  relatives did not earn money.

*  Line 25 of Sheet 77 - Phillip C. Ordway, son, white, male, age 12, never married.

Note that I had to look for household 199 on the initial census enumeration on Sheet 18 to find the street name.

The source citation for this family is:

1950 U.S. Federal Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Worcester, ED 30-339, Sheet 77, Household #199, Lines 23 to 25, Ralph C. Ordway household; indexed database with record images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 2 October 2022).

Ralph Carlton Ordway (1903-1979) was born 2 June 1903 in Hudson, Massachusetts, the son of Lewis Everett and Grace Newton (Brigham) Ordway.  He died 29 March 1979 in Nashua, New Hampshire.  He married Helen Corey Richmond (1907-2001) in about 1929 in Massachusetts.  Helen was born 6 May 1907 in Leominster, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edwin Thomas and Alice Bertha (Corey)Richmond.  She died 10 March 2001 in Nashua, New Hampshire.  They had two children - Marilyn Richmond Ordway (1935-1937) and Phillip Curtis Ordway (1938-1998). 

Helen Corey (Richmond) Ordway is my first cousin once removed.  Our common ancestors are first great-grandparents Thomas and Julia E. (White) Richmond.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Most Interesting Record For An Ancestor

 It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 


Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  What is the most interesting record you have found for an ancestor?

2) Tell us about them in a blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook.

Here's mine:

My 2nd great-grandfather Devier James Lamphier Smith (1839-1894) is my most interesting (and favorite) ancestor  - adopted, had many homes, many occupations, left a family Bible, legally changed his name, and some ephemera.  He overcame many life challenges.  The most interesting record I have found for all of my ancestors is this one:


My favorite ancestor was a snake oil salesman!   

This is from about 1882 when he resided in Concordia, Kansas.  I'm afraid it's about 140 years to late for me.  Would I have used it when I was about age 25 as my hair was thinning (I always blame Butch Wax for that)?  Probably! $2 is pretty steep in 1880s money for basically a bottle of mineral oil and other ingredients (I think).  

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Coming Attractions - Ancestry.com New/Updated Collections for October 2022

 Ancestry.com will provide me with a spreadsheet of their new and updated record collections each month with the database name, whether new or an update, and release date.  

Here is the edited spreadsheet view of the new and updated record collections for October 2022:

I know that image is hard to read (because of the Blogger limitations) , so here is the list in text form, showing only collection name, new or update, and release date:

*  1860 United States Federal Census:  Update 10/03/22

*  Upper Austria, Austria, Catholic Church Registers, 1614-1938:  Update 10/03/22

*  Hamburg, Germany, Deaths, 1874-1950: Update 10/03/22

*  Tîrgu Mureş, Romania, Bernath Sauber Collection Jewish Deportation Lists, 1944 (USHMM): NEW 10/03/22

*  Târgu Neamt, Romania, Deportation Records of the Jewish Community, 1943-1944 (USHMM): NEW 10/03/22

*  UK, Post Mortem Examinations and Case Books, 1840-1920:  NEW 10/05/22

*  U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current: Update 10/06/22

*  U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current: Update 10/06/22

*  UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-Current: Update 10/06/22

*  Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-Current: Update 10/06/22

*  Australia and New Zealand, Obituary Index, 2004-Current: Update 10/06/22

*  Caribbean, Obituary Index, 2003-Current: Update 10/06/22

*  1890 United States Federal Census Fragment: Update 10/06/22

*  Geneanet Community Trees Index:  Update 10/06/22

*  Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Indexes, 1783-1977: NEW 10/06/22

*  Alaska, U.S., Land Patent Records, 1916-1969: NEW 10/06/22

*  Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Registers, 1667-1920: NEW 10/10/22

* Washington, U.S., Military Records, 1855-1950: Update 10/12/22

*  St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1996: NEW 10/12/22

*  Washington, U.S., Military Records, 1855-1950: NEW 10/12/22

*  Massachusetts, U.S., Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records, 1789-1920: Update 10/13/22

*  U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-2016: Update 10/20/22

*  United Nations War Crimes Commission Records (USHMM): NEW 10/20/22

*  1901 Denmark Census: Update 10/24/22

*  Norway, Death Registers, 1928-1941: Update 10/26/22

*  Tarn-et-Garonne, France, Birth, Marriages and Death Registers, 1750-1912: NEW 10/26/22

*  Gard, France, Birth, Marriage and Death Registers: NEW 10/26/22

*  Somme, France, Censuses, 1816-1911: NEW 10/26/22

*  Aude, France, Birth, Marriage and Death Registers, 1553-1926: NEW 10/26/22

*  UK, World War II Records and Material, 1939-1945: NEW 10/26/22

*  1850 United States Federal Census: Update 10/27/22

*  Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002: Update 10/27/22

*  UK, World War II Alien Internees, 1939-1945: Update 10/27/22

Some of these collections are significant for my own genealogy and family history research, and I look forward to using them.  Which ones do you look forward to accessing when they are released?

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Disclosure: I receive a complimentary all-access subscription from Ancestry.com, for which I am thankful. 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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Added and Updated FamilySearch.org Record Collections - Week of 24 to 30 September 2022

  I am keeping track of the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 30 September 2022, there are 3,149 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 4 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

Collection Title                                                                                           Records       Date  

Texas, Gregg County, Marriage Records, 1873-2017
31,547
30 September 2022
Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901
588,960
30 September 2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004
1,993,892
30 September 2022
Zimbabwe, Archdiocese of Harare, Church Records, 1897-2021
3,678
30 September 2022
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996
2,578,941
30 September 2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930
477,507
30 September 2022
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011
5,969,150
30 September 2022
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
6,493,113
30 September 2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018
25,075,183
30 September 2022
Peru, Pasco, Civil Registration, 1931-1996
81,395
30 September 2022
Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946
66,677
30 September 2022
Peru, Huánuco, Catholic Church Records, 1660-2020
12,576
30 September 2022
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977
7,524,102
30 September 2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992
21,545,145
30 September 2022
Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918
1,141,217
30 September 2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003
936,642
30 September 2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949
797,215
30 September 2022
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013
2,562,015
30 September 2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006
1,584,226
30 September 2022
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015
7,304,413
30 September 2022
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975
148,676
30 September 2022
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020
12,394
30 September 2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911
937,135
30 September 2022
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975
6,078,485
30 September 2022
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942
4,903
30 September 2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999
595,328
30 September 2022
Argentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000
129,919
30 September 2022
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900
1,175,736
30 September 2022
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
5,303
30 September 2022
Cuba, Church Records, 1584-1960
191,868
30 September 2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977
2,224,977
30 September 2022
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970
2,717,133
30 September 2022
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992
3,941,573
29 September 2022
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996
204,643
29 September 2022
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968
537,444
29 September 2022
North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994
2,642,875
29 September 2022
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015
2,053,197
29 September 2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977
415,194
29 September 2022
Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014
91,915
29 September 2022
Minnesota, Veterans Grave Registration Reports, 1930-1975
10,225
29 September 2022
Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809-1928
2,853,390
29 September 2022
Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900
275,911
29 September 2022
Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930
46,977,151
29 September 2022
Italy, Enna, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1944
240,184
28 September 2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
591,308
28 September 2022
Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957
246,775
28 September 2022
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956
852,379
28 September 2022
Italy, Cagliari, Cagliari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
7,267
28 September 2022
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975
2,194,950
28 September 2022
Ireland, Dublin, Workhouses Admission and Discharge Registers, 1840-1919
1,533,207
28 September 2022
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969
3,243,879
28 September 2022
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985
14,781,781
28 September 2022
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995
19,972,867
28 September 2022
Philippines, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1985
6,032,877
28 September 2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960
811,591
27 September 2022
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985
714,392
27 September 2022
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911
964,641
27 September 2022
Portugal, Azores, Catholic Church Records, 1044-2019
815,402
27 September 2022
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989
1,831,217
27 September 2022
Portugal, Lisbon, Catholic Church Records, 1334-1952
3,142,173
27 September 2022
Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
243,577
27 September 2022
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970
6,694,523
27 September 2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999
5,129,074
27 September 2022
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911
731,898
27 September 2022
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911
526,162
27 September 2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records, 1788-1967
7,461,876
27 September 2022
New York, Birth Indexes outside of New York City, 1881-1942
640,875
27 September 2022
Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971
4,074,662
27 September 2022
Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912
671,769
27 September 2022
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013
6,386,409
27 September 2022
Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records, 1930-1976
661,706
27 September 2022
Brazil, Maranhão, Catholic Church Records, 1673-1962
232,320
27 September 2022
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949
2,199,223
27 September 2022
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912
518,027
27 September 2022
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880
126,720
27 September 2022
Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913
605,600
27 September 2022
Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1496-1906
366,347
27 September 2022
Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002
5,987,643
27 September 2022
Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911
469,696
27 September 2022
Florida Deaths, 1877-1939
484,861
27 September 2022
United States Census, 1860
27,167,738
26 September 2022
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973
935,557
26 September 2022
England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900
2,179,329
26 September 2022
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996
9,185,683
26 September 2022
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978
1,582,103
26 September 2022
Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970
8,486,798
26 September 2022
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950
1,889,523
26 September 2022
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977
5,991,780
26 September 2022
Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980
3,251,563
26 September 2022
Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981
1,635,982
26 September 2022
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979
10,777,828
26 September 2022
Uruguay, Catholic Church Records, 1726-2000
1,686,427
26 September 2022
Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977
5,987,355
26 September 2022
Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994
2,983,927
25 September 2022
Ireland, Dublin, Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians Minute Books, 1839-1924
892,325
24 September 2022

Texas, Gregg County, Marriage Records, 1873-2017
31,547
30 September 2022
Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901
588,960
30 September 2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004
1,993,892
30 September 2022
Zimbabwe, Archdiocese of Harare, Church Records, 1897-2021
3,678
30 September 2022
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996
2,578,941
30 September 2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930
477,507
30 September 2022
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011
5,969,150
30 September 2022
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
6,493,113
30 September 2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018
25,075,183
30 September 2022
Peru, Pasco, Civil Registration, 1931-1996
81,395
30 September 2022
Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946
66,677
30 September 2022
Peru, Huánuco, Catholic Church Records, 1660-2020
12,576
30 September 2022
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977
7,524,102
30 September 2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992
21,545,145
30 September 2022
Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918
1,141,217
30 September 2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003
936,642
30 September 2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949
797,215
30 September 2022
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013
2,562,015
30 September 2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006
1,584,226
30 September 2022
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015
7,304,413
30 September 2022
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975
148,676
30 September 2022
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020
12,394
30 September 2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911
937,135
30 September 2022
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975
6,078,485
30 September 2022
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942
4,903
30 September 2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999
595,328
30 September 2022
Argentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000
129,919
30 September 2022
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900
1,175,736
30 September 2022
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
5,303
30 September 2022
Cuba, Church Records, 1584-1960
191,868
30 September 2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977
2,224,977
30 September 2022
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970
2,717,133
30 September 2022
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992
3,941,573
29 September 2022
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996
204,643
29 September 2022
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968
537,444
29 September 2022
North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994
2,642,875
29 September 2022
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015
2,053,197
29 September 2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977
415,194
29 September 2022
Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014
91,915
29 September 2022
Minnesota, Veterans Grave Registration Reports, 1930-1975
10,225
29 September 2022
Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809-1928
2,853,390
29 September 2022
Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900
275,911
29 September 2022
Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930
46,977,151
29 September 2022
Italy, Enna, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1944
240,184
28 September 2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
591,308
28 September 2022
Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957
246,775
28 September 2022
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956
852,379
28 September 2022
Italy, Cagliari, Cagliari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929
7,267
28 September 2022
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975
2,194,950
28 September 2022
Ireland, Dublin, Workhouses Admission and Discharge Registers, 1840-1919
1,533,207
28 September 2022
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969
3,243,879
28 September 2022
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985
14,781,781
28 September 2022
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995
19,972,867
28 September 2022
Philippines, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1985
6,032,877
28 September 2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960
811,591
27 September 2022
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985
714,392
27 September 2022
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911
964,641
27 September 2022
Portugal, Azores, Catholic Church Records, 1044-2019
815,402
27 September 2022
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989
1,831,217
27 September 2022
Portugal, Lisbon, Catholic Church Records, 1334-1952
3,142,173
27 September 2022
Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
243,577
27 September 2022
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970
6,694,523
27 September 2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999
5,129,074
27 September 2022
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911
731,898
27 September 2022
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911
526,162
27 September 2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records, 1788-1967
7,461,876
27 September 2022
New York, Birth Indexes outside of New York City, 1881-1942
640,875
27 September 2022
Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971
4,074,662
27 September 2022
Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912
671,769
27 September 2022
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013
6,386,409
27 September 2022
Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records, 1930-1976
661,706
27 September 2022
Brazil, Maranhão, Catholic Church Records, 1673-1962
232,320
27 September 2022
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949
2,199,223
27 September 2022
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912
518,027
27 September 2022
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880
126,720
27 September 2022
Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913
605,600
27 September 2022
Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1496-1906
366,347
27 September 2022
Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002
5,987,643
27 September 2022
Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911
469,696
27 September 2022
Florida Deaths, 1877-1939
484,861
27 September 2022
United States Census, 1860
27,167,738
26 September 2022
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973
935,557
26 September 2022
England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900
2,179,329
26 September 2022
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996
9,185,683
26 September 2022
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978
1,582,103
26 September 2022
Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970
8,486,798
26 September 2022
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950
1,889,523
26 September 2022
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977
5,991,780
26 September 2022
Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980
3,251,563
26 September 2022
Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981
1,635,982
26 September 2022
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979
10,777,828
26 September 2022
Uruguay, Catholic Church Records, 1726-2000
1,686,427
26 September 2022
Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977
5,987,355
26 September 2022
Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994
2,983,927
25 September 2022
Ireland, Dublin, Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians Minute Books, 1839-1924
892,325
24 September 2022


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