Wednesday, September 18, 2019

RootsTech 2020 SLC Registration is Open

I received this information from FamilySearch today:

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RootsTech 2020 SLC Opens Registration

RootsTech crowds enjoy the many attractions of the popular annual event.

SALT LAKE CITY (18 September 2019)—FamilySearch International has announced that registration for RootsTech 2020 Salt Lake City is now open.  RootsTech is a popular 4-day annual family history and technology conference where individuals and families are inspired to discover, share, and preserve their family roots, heritage, and stories. 

The 2020 conference will be held February 26–29, 2020, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit rootstech.org/salt-lake. Discounts are available for early registrations.

In 2019, RootsTech attracted over 20,000 attendees from 38 different countries and all 50 states.

RootsTech 2020 will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the distinguished honor that it is the largest genealogy conference of its kind in the world. The conference will feature a full lineup of inspiring and well-known keynote speakers, over 300 informative sessions, including hands-on computer workshops taught by industry professionals; interactive activities and helpful exhibitors in the expo hall; and entertaining events—all designed to inspire and empower personal family discoveries.

Conference Details

The theme for RootsTech 2020 will be “The Story of YOU.” Many of the classes, keynote address, and venue décor will reflect this theme.

“At RootsTech, we believe that the stories we’re creating and preserving today are just as important as the stories of our ancestors,” said Jen Allen, event director. “Reflecting on and celebrating each of our personal journeys is an important part of family history that we are excited to explore at the 2020 conference.”

RootsTech 2020 will also introduce learning forums—new class sessions covering a variety of specialized topics including: records access and preservation, innovation and technology, and DNA. One of these forums will be offered on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

RootsTech 2020 will officially begin on Wednesday, February 26 with class sessions beginning at 8 AM MT. Wednesday’s general keynote session will begin on the main stage at 4:30 p.m. Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, will be the featured keynote speaker.

General keynote sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will begin on the main stage at 11 AM MT and will lead directly into the lunch hour.

Read more about what’s new at RootsTech 2020.

Pricing

Early bird discount pricing is available for a limited time on 4-day passes at just $169 (a $130 discount on regularly priced passes). Single day RootsTech passes are also available for $99. Both one-day and full conference passes include access to the popular expo hall and keynote sessions. Early bird pricing ends October 11, 2019.

Family Discovery Day

Registration for Family Discovery Day is also now open. The event takes place on Saturday, February 26, 2020, and is designed for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This free 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 make family history 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 class sessions, will be made available soon at RootsTech.org. The event is free, but registration is required.

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Disclosure:  I have been a RootsTech Ambassador for every RootsTech to date, and have received a free registration as a result.  I am not an Ambassador this year because my life situation will not permit attendance at RootsTech 2020 SLC.  

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Christmas 1976 at the Seaver Home -- Post 583 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post!  I found some more family photos hiding in my voluminous My Pictures file folder - I don't think I've posted this one yet.

This photograph is from December 1977, and it was taken in our living room (ah yes, the gold rocker chair, the blue shag carpet, the dark wood tables, the walls were yellow - a 1970s house!) in our present home in Chula Vista.  I wonder who took the photo - perhaps my father or mother, or one of my brothers.

This year, Linda (in the red dress and shoes) was 35, Tami (on Linda's lap) was 14 months, Randy (in beautiful purple shirt and red pants) was 34, and Lori (sitting on the end table) was 3.  

We still have the furniture, but changed out the walls (now oatmeal) and the carpet (now Pergo flooring with a rug) about 13 years ago.  

My daughters will remember the 1970s house forever, I think!  The grandkids will remember the Pergo floors.


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Genealogy News Bytes - 17 September 2019


Some of the genealogy news and education items across my monitor the last four days include:

1)  News Articles:


GRAMPS 5.1.1 Released



2)  New or Updated Record Collections:






3)  Genealogy Education - Webinars:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar



*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 17 September, 5 p.m.:  Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy, by Claire Bettag.

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 18 September, 11 a.m.: Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet, by Daniel Horowitz

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 20 September, 11 a.m.:  1,000 Webinars: History, Bloopers, Inside the Tech, and what's next, by Geoff Rasmussen

4)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

*  Fisher’s Top Tips:  #106 Rare Family Finds


*  Research Like a Pro:  RLP 62: Separating Men of the Same Name

5)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube):





6)  Genealogy Bargains:


7)  DNA Stories




8)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 13 September 2019?

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Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1800 U.S. Census Record for Nathan Gates Household in Gardner, Mass.

It's Treasure Chest Tuesday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1800 U.S. Census record for Nathan Gates household in Gardner, Massachusetts:  


The Nathan Gates household is below the middle of the page image:


The extracted information from this record is:

*  Head of household:  Nathan Gates
*  Males under age 10:  5 (probably sons Nathan, Jeremiah, Abel, Asaph, Luther or Amos)
*  Males aged 26 to 44:  1 (certainly Nathan)
*  Females under age 10:  1 (probably daughter Abigail)
*  Females aged 26 to 44:  1 (certainly wife Abigail (Knowlton) Gates)

The source citation for this record is:

1800 United States Federal Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Gardner: Page 449, Nathan Gates household; online image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M32, Roll 16.

Nathan Gates (1767-1830) was the son of Simon and Susanna (Reed) Gates of Gardner.  He married Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855) on 17 June 1790 in Westminster, Mass.   They had 15 children between 1791 and 1813, but one died before 1800.  I am descended from their daughter, Abigail Gates (1797-1867)m, who married Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825).  

Nathan and Abigail (Knowlton) Gates are my 4th great-grandparents. 

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 15 September 2019

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

1)  Moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) Research Group Meeting  with 13 in attendance.  I discussed the MyHeritage Live 2019 videos and the BCG webinar videos on Family Tree Webinars, RootsMagic Version 8, the NGS/FGS merger, free and updatable online family trees, and my Sophia Newton birth date and parentage challenge.  The attendees discussed their research challenges and successes.

2)  Presented "Genetic Genealogy and DNA Testing" at Santee Library as part of the OASIS programs with 35 in attendance.  I reviewed the science (hopefully in laymen's terms), and the ethnicity estimates and DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe and Living DNA, plus the analysis capabilities at GEDmatch, Genetic Affairs and DNA Painter.  
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3)  Watched the Sunday Genealogy and DNA tracks livestream at the MyHeritage Live 2019 Conference in Amsterdam.  I still haven't seen the Saturday Genealogy track.  These are off the MyHeritage website and their Facebook page now - hopefully, they will be on Family Tree Webinars soon.  Watched the Elizabeth Shown Mills webinar on Reasonably Exhausting Proof, the First Criteria for Genealogical Proof.  Can I say "WOW!?"

4)  Was a panelist on today's Mondays With Myrt.  The panel discussed Pat K's McCarry postcards received from Ireland, the 1923-1964 book copyrights, and the CZUR scanner, Judy Rusell's blog post about genealogy fiction, Graham's RootsTech London guide, the new PRONI Records, Kathryn Hogan's Canada course and webinars, Pat's post on paying speakers, and society technology use.  

5)  Wrote and posted a biography of 6th great-grandfather #506 John Kinnan (1732-1784) for my 52 Ancestors biographical sketch on Friday.  


7) There were several sessions working in the RootsMagic software program to update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and my ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 32,619 of my RootsMagic persons with FSFT.

8)  Used Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and sources to my RootsMagic profiles. 
 I now have 54,735 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 109,243 source citations.   I TreeShared twice this week updating 245 profiles, and I resolved 447 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 115,546 to be resolved, but I work on them weekly.

9) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which one was a press release.  The most popular post last week was 
Randy's Autosomal DNA Test and Analysis Summary - 11 September 2019 with over 223 views.



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Amanuensis Monday -- 1819 Quitclaim Deed of Susanna, Nathan, Simon, and Daniel Gates to Reuben Gates in Gardner, Massachusetts

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is an 1819 deed of  Susanna, Nathan, Simon and Daniel Gates quitclaiming land to Reuben Gates in Gardner, Massachusetts in the Worcester County, Massachusetts Land Records: 

[Volume 217, pages 132-133]

The transcription of this deed is:

[page 132 at top of left-hand page]

[in left margin]

Gates Susanna
to 
Reuben Gates

[body of text]


Know all men by these presents that we Susanna Gates Widow, Naqthan

Gates, Yeoman, Simon Gates, Yeoman, and Daniel Gates, Yeoman, all of
Gardner in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts heirs
of Elizabeth Gates late of said Gardner Singlewomen deceased the Mortgage
in a deed of mortgage of a certain tract of land with the buildings thereon
containing forty one acres and forty rods lying in the Southeastwardly
part of said Gardner which deed of Mortgage was made by Reuben Gates
of said Gardner Yeoman to the said Elizabeth Gates on the sixteenth day
of July in the year of our Lord eighteen ^hundred^ and sixteen and recorded in the
Registry of deeds on the sixth day of May in the year of our Lord eighteen
hundred and seventeen do hereby acknowledge that we the said Susan-
na, Nathan, Simon and Daniel have received of the said Reuben the
Mortgager the sum of seven hundred forty two dollars and seventy two
cents being the whole sum due on said Mortgage and note of hand
therein refered to and we do hereby quitclaim the said Mortgaged
premises to the said Reuben Gates his heirs and assigns forever to be by
him and them held as his former estate in a full and ample a manner
as though the said Deed of Mortgage had never been given.  In witness
whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this twelfth day of
February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and nineteen.
Signed sealed and delivered                            Susanna Gates  {seal}
in presence of us                                              Nathan Gates  {seal}
Simeon Leland                  }                            Simon Gates   {seal)
Michael Gill                      }                            Daniel Gates   {seal}

Worcester ss February 12, 1819Susanna Gates, Nathan Gates, Simon Gates
and Daniel Gates came before me and acknowledged the above instrument
by them executed to be their free act and deed  Michael Gill Jus. Peace
Rec^d  Sept. 3, 1819  Ent^d & Exam^d    pr  B. Fiske Reg^r.

The source citation for this recorded deed is:


"Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 13 January 2015), Worcester County, "Deeds, 1819-1820, Vol. 217-218," Volume 217, Pages 172, image 105 of 699, Quitclaim Deed of Mortgage of Susanna Gates, etc. to Reuben Gates, 1819; citing records in land offices and county courthouses, statewide, in Massachusetts.


In this deed, Reuben Gates, who had a mortgage deed for 41 acres of land in Gardner to Elizabeth Gates, deceased, received a quitclaim deed from Susanna, Nathan, Simon and Daniel Gates of Gardner.  Reuben, Elizabeth, Nathan, Simon and Daniel Gates were all children of Simon Gates (deceased in 1803) and Susanna (Reed) Gates, the widow of the elder Simon Gates.  Elizabeth apparent purchased this land, and Reuben took out a mortgage in 1816 to buy the property.  Elizabeth Gates died as a single woman, so the land and mortgage were her real estate.  Reuben Gates paid off the mortgage by this deed, so the heirs-at-law (Elizabeth's mother and living siblings) were the recipients of the funds. 

Nathan Gates (1767-1830), who married Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855) in 1790, is my 4th great-grandfather.  I am descended from their daughter, Abigail Gates (1797-1867) who married Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) in 1817.

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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."

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8 to 14 September 2019

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:


*  How RootsTech & Thomas W Jones Changed My Life by Amberly Beck on The Genealogy Girl.

Citing Google Maps by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

*  Search for Ancestors in Insane Asylums by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.

*  Super Human? Magician? Freaking Miracle Worker? Close…We’re Genealogists! by Katy on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  MyHeritage LIVE 2019 Amsterdam Day 1 AND Day 2 and Party by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy.

*  Why Doesn’t My Navy Grandpa’s Discharge Show All His Stations/Units/Ships? by Jennifer Holik on WWII Research & Writing Center.

*  Help! AncestryDNA Match with Unlinked Tree by Diahan Southard on Your DNA Guide.

Naturalization Papers Answer Many Questions by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Following the Paper Trail: Mid-Atlantic by Kyle Hurst on Vita Brevis.

*  1,000 Webinars: History, Bloopers, Inside the Tech, and what's next by Geoff Rasmussen on Legacy News.

Pay Your Speakers Well, Folks by Pat Richley-Erickson on Myrt's Musings.

DNA Source Citations by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket.

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 - 13th Sept 2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.


This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 14, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

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 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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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 8 to 14 September 2019

The following record collections were listed on the Ancestry Card Catalog list on Ancestry.com during the period from 8 to 14 September 2019 

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Mecklenburg, Germany, Jewish Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1813-1918; no indexed records, browse images only, Updated 9/11/2019

U.S. Returns from Regular Army Non-Infantry Regiments, 1821-1916; no indexed records, browse images only, Updated 9/11/2019

New York, Selected Mayor's Court Cases, 1674-1860; no indexed records, browse images only, Updated 9/11/2019

AJHS Selected Insolvent Debtor’s Cases, 1787-1861; no indexed records, browse images only, Updated 9/11/2019

U.S. Circuit Court Criminal Case Files, 1790-1871; no indexed records, browse images only, Updated 9/11/2019

U.S., Industrial Removal Office Records, 1899-1922; no indexed records, browse images only, Updated 9/11/2019

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

By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,690 collections available as of 14 September, an increase of  from last week.  



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Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription since 2000.  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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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019, there were 2,580 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 3 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---

Colorado, Jefferson County, Wheat Ridge, Crown Hill Cemetery Records, 1900-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3235393); Index only, no images, ADDED 14 Sep 2019

Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398461); 11,987 indexed records with 11,987 record images, ADDED 14 Sep 2019

Wisconsin Index to Naturalization Petitions, 1848-1990  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2640064); 4,866 indexed records with 4,866 record images, ADDED 12 Sep 2019

Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 116 indexed records with 116 record images, ADDED 9 Sep 2019

Alabama, Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Funeral Books, 1911-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3264362); Index only, no images, ADDED 14 Sep 2019

--- Collections Updated ---

England and Wales Census, 1851  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2563939); 18,369,674 indexed records with 1,174,633 record images (was 18,369,674 records with 1,174,633 images), Updated 12 Sep 2019

Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114425); 1,192,774 indexed records with 903,067 record images (was 1,051,604 records with 903,067 images), Updated 11 Sep 2019

South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2834217); 16,375 indexed records with 1,062 record images (was 15,856 records with 1,029 images), Updated 13 Sep 2019

Texas, Cooke County, Deeds, 1895-1924   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2804974); 32,703 indexed records with 29,063 record images (was 32,703 records with 29,072 images), Updated 12 Sep 2019

Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1866   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718545); 627 indexed records with 627 record images (was 368 records with 368 images), Updated 14 Sep 2019

Maine, Kennebec County, Togus National Cemetery Records (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3246495); 4,442 indexed records with 4,441 record images (was 4,437 records with 4,436 images), Updated 11 Sep 2019

Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 117,494 indexed records with 2,985 record images (was 114,487 records with 2,946 images), Updated 14 Sep 2019

South Africa, Natal, Passenger Lists, 1860-1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3038342); Browse 4,912 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 6,677 images), Updated 10 Sep 2019

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968530); 30,165,145 indexed records with 24,999,338 record images (was 28,314,711 records with 24,999,338 images), Updated 9 Sep 2019

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1582573); 5,802,816 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 5,795,902 records with 5,100,470 images), Updated 9 Sep 2019

Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923472); 1,171,444 indexed records with 93,629 record images (was 1,171,444 records with 93,629 images), Updated 12 Sep 2019

Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 104,700 indexed records with 17,157 record images (was 52,411 records with 9,983 images), Updated 14 Sep 2019

United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2061540); 483,185 indexed records with 707,724 record images (was 420,824 records with 707,724 images), Updated 14 Sep 2019

Denmark Census, 1855    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2778654); 1,733,541 indexed records with 99,773 record images (was 1,733,541 records with 99,773 images), Updated 13 Sep 2019

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,153,315 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,153,315 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 12 Sep 2019

Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); 3,174 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 0 records with 6,567 images), Updated 14 Sep 2019

Find A Grave Index      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2221801); 180,099,516 indexed records with 180,099,516 record images (was 178,151,497 records with 178,151,497 images), Updated 11 Sep 2019

New York, Wills and Deeds, ca. 1700s-2017       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2739057); 20 indexed records with 20 record images (was 20 records with 20 images), Updated 13 Sep 2019

Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326815); 143,106 indexed records with 2,419 record images (was 121,923 records with 2,063 images), Updated 14 Sep 2019

Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922410); 4,024 indexed records with 134,797 record images (was 0 records with 134,797 images), Updated 13 Sep 2019

North Carolina, Wake County, Death Records, 1900-1909   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949206); 1,285 indexed records with 1,277 record images (was 1,245 records with 1,237 images), Updated 9 Sep 2019

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242886); 175,740 indexed records with 21,950 record images (was 175,709 records with 21,950 images), Updated 11 Sep 2019

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155912); 193,255 indexed records with 39,609 record images (was 193,049 records with 39,606 images), Updated 9 Sep 2019

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242825); 8,881 indexed records with 27,717 record images (was 8,768 records with 27,717 images), Updated 13 Sep 2019

Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 10,994 indexed records with 5,505 record images (was 5,805 records with 2,916 images), Updated 14 Sep 2019

Virginia, Lynchburg, Diuguid Funeral Home records, 1820-1971    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1419237); 15,420 indexed records with 6,195 record images (was 15,420 records with 5,954 images), Updated 11 Sep 2019

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,043,205 indexed records with 206,456 record images (was 903,219 records with 84,174 images), Updated 12 Sep 2019

Spain, Soldier Personal Service Files, 1835-1940        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2558684); 22,343 indexed records with 413,569 record images (was 14,937 records with 413,569 images), Updated 11 Sep 2019

Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); Browse 708,628 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 708,628 images), Updated 14 Sep 2019

--- Collections with new images ---

New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2803479); 4,749,222 indexed records with 84,805 record images (was 4,749,222 records with 84,796 images),  20 Aug 2019

Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 659,765 indexed records with 45,714 record images (was 659,765 records with 45,005 images),  7 Jun 2019

United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1894-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2185932); 204,822 indexed records with 156,648 record images (was 204,822 records with 156,638 images),  28 Mar 2019

France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,882,907 indexed records with 3,099,653 record images (was 7,882,907 records with 3,095,940 images),  28 Mar 2018

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,678,119 indexed records with 1,676,681 record images (was 1,678,119 records with 1,676,641 images),  16 Mar 2019

Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards,  1920-1929    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3010041); 106,582 indexed records with 106,271 record images (was 106,582 records with 106,176 images),  26 Mar 2019

Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015626); 3,503,512 indexed records with 8,058,833 record images (was 3,503,512 records with 8,050,119 images),  14 Mar 2019

New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780088); 486,930 indexed records with 22,680 record images (was 486,930 records with 22,606 images),  25 Apr 2019

--- Collections with images removed ---

Oregon, Multnomah County, Voting Registration Records, 1908-1958        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2759505); 988,549 indexed records with 980,956 record images (was 988,549 records with 982,465 images),  5 Jul 2019

Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 471,799 indexed records with 471,266 record images (was 471,799 records with 471,267 images),  8 Aug 2019

England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2556014); 1,856,675 indexed records with 134,436 record images (was 2,161,827 records with 140,288 images),  26 Aug 2019

France, Hautes-Alpes, Census, 1856      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2820771); 145,696 indexed records with 2,131 record images (was 145,696 records with 3,090 images),  30 Mar 2018

South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573604); 439,965 indexed records with 315,414 record images (was 439,965 records with 316,352 images),  3 May 2019

Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2849548); 743,126 indexed records with 740,963 record images (was 743,126 records with 741,019 images),  22 May 2019

--- Collections with records removed ---

Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473000); Index only (36,865,461 records), no images (was 36,870,759 records with 0 images),  15 Aug 2019

Germany Marriages, 1558-1929    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473009); Index only (8,384,696 records), no images (was 8,385,335 records with 0 images),  18 Sep 2015

Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494474); Index only (3,246,847 records), no images (was 3,248,052 records with 0 images),  18 Sep 2015

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,658 records), no images (was 875,610,662 records with 0 images),  17 Jun 2015

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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 and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

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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