Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Oldest Family Photos

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 are the oldest family photos that you have?  Can you date them?  Do you know who is in them?

2)  Show us one or more of your oldest photos and provide a date and the subjects.

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.

Here's mine:

I have several sets of "oldest photos" but i'm not sure which are the oldest.


a)  John Richman (1788-1867) of Hilperton, Wiltshire, England - print of an older photo, original perhaps about 1865:



2)  Isaac Seaver (1823-1902) and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver (1828-1884) - ambrotypes in a Union Case, about 1864:


3)  Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) and Abigail (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931) - tintype in a case, about 1869.

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 29 March to 4 April 2020

The following record collections were listed on the Ancestry Card Catalog list on Ancestry.com during the period from 29 March to 4 April 2020:  

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015; indexed records with digital images, Updated 4/2/2020

Michigan, Divorce Records, 1897-1952; indexed records with digital images, Updated 4/1/2020

Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; indexed records with digital images, Updated 4/1/2020

California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898; indexed records with digital images, Updated 4/1/2020

Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952; indexed records with digital images, Updated 4/1/2020

Norway, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

Germany, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

Sweden, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

Brazil, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

Mexico, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/31/2020

1860 United States Federal Census; indexed records with digital images, Updated 3/30/2020

Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current; indexed records without digital images, Updated 3/30/2020

1850 United States Federal Census; indexed records with digital images, Updated 3/30/2020

*  Oaxaca, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988; indexed records with digital images, Updated 3/27/2020


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

By my count, there were NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,758 collections available as of 4 April, an increase of  1 from last week.


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Disclosure:  I have 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 Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 March to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020, there were 2,757 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 6 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---

Ohio, Cincinnati, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Index of Burials, 1851-1986 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3714673); 36,118 indexed records with 36,118 record images, ADDED 3 Apr 2020
Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3694028); Index only, no images, ADDED 3 Apr 2020
California, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco from Insular Possessions, 1907-1911    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477651); 7,515 indexed records with 7,515 record images, ADDED 27 Mar 2020
California, San Benito County Registrar, Burial Permits 1911-1948       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583824); Index only, no images, ADDED 3 Apr 2020
Pennsylvania Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3512181); Index only, no images, ADDED 3 Apr 2020

California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583819); 3,200 indexed records with 3,200 record images, ADDED 3 Apr 2020

--- Collections Updated ---

Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2697871); Browse 1,914 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 2,161 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
France, Marne, Census, 1856     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3225464); 247,618 indexed records with 4,333 record images (was 247,618 records with 4,333 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477669); 396,210 indexed records with 97,209 record images (was 395,984 records with 97,162 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 27,235 indexed records with 12,789 record images (was 22,443 records with 10,917 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
New Jersey, Essex County, Superintendent of Soldiers' Burials, 1776-1979        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3235409); 37,452 indexed records with 31,813 record images (was 37,448 records with 31,811 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477666); 16,854 indexed records with 480 record images (was 13,145 records with 375 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
California, Solano County Genealogical Society, Burial Records  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3245343); 50,547 indexed records with 44,987 record images (was 50,526 records with 44,969 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922410); 135,095 indexed records with 134,797 record images (was 135,080 records with 134,797 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Georgia, Chatham, Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper's Book (colored), 1852-1942     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479704); 29,504 indexed records with 734 record images (was 28,832 records with 734 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
Wales, Anglesey, Parish Registers, 1538-1912    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2072798); 484,848 indexed records with 484,848 record images (was 484,848 records with 484,848 images), Updated 30 Mar 2020

United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 14,870,101 indexed records with 1,767,612 record images (was 14,573,170 records with 1,731,150 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1930        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438751); 17,480 indexed records with 47,645 record images (was 16,487 records with 44,718 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 288,648 indexed records with 48,659 record images (was 288,130 records with 48,615 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
American Samoa, Delayed Birth Registrations, 1962-1972  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438757); Browse 13,985 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 11,389 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463469); 823,308 indexed records with 289,691 record images (was 797,472 records with 264,322 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 30,047,348 indexed records with 46,885,453 record images (was 30,047,348 records with 46,885,453 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1827268); 388,395 indexed records with 37,199 record images (was 386,373 records with 37,199 images), Updated 30 Mar 2020
Arizona, Gila County, Cemetery Records, 1927-1994       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2816842); 4,511 indexed records with 658 record images (was 4,511 records with 657 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2385204); 91,049 indexed records with 27,644 record images (was 91,049 records with 27,644 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913395); 476,066 indexed records with 326,903 record images (was 452,057 records with 326,903 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020

South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821281); 148,281 indexed records with 120,380 record images (was 128,172 records with 101,236 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Sierra Leone, Civil Births, 1802-1969   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3245338); 306,576 indexed records with 141,075 record images (was 306,248 records with 140,988 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1851040); 272,587 indexed records with 154,156 record images (was 272,587 records with 154,156 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2020117); 1,251,486 indexed records with 6,635,049 record images (was 1,187,997 records with 6,635,049 images), Updated 31 Mar 2020
North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2848682); 7,926,454 indexed records with 96,106 record images (was 7,926,428 records with 96,106 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477667); 129,312 indexed records with 127,804 record images (was 106,016 records with 104,570 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477664); 165,239 indexed records with 162,692 record images (was 146,500 records with 144,017 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288441); 336,394 indexed records with 8,999 record images (was 333,844 records with 8,998 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
California, Tulare County, Visalia Cemetery Records, 1875-1990  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3241370); 55,584 indexed records with 33,267 record images (was 55,565 records with 33,266 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 142,385 indexed records with 2,917 record images (was 142,385 records with 2,864 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2807598); 136,237 indexed records with 4,009 record images (was 129,983 records with 3,638 images), Updated 29 Mar 2020
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); 369,630 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 334,422 records with 708,628 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803970); 1,500,689 indexed records with 654,418 record images (was 1,500,689 records with 654,418 images), Updated 30 Mar 2020
South Africa, Natal, Passenger Lists, 1860-1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3038342); 154,219 indexed records with 6,701 record images (was 154,091 records with 6,701 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 94,758 indexed records with 5,507 record images (was 94,758 records with 3,259 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

Tennessee, Davidson County, Death Records, 1900-1913    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3559087); 7,343 indexed records with 7,335 record images (was 7,343 records with 7,335 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
United States, Recruits for the Polish Army in France, 1917-1919        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3023813); 11,885 indexed records with 11,860 record images (was 11,884 records with 11,859 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
California, Lassen County, State Board of Health, Burial Permits, 1931-1988     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3241369); 8,911 indexed records with 8,874 record images (was 8,908 records with 8,871 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491475); 32,217 indexed records with 1,427 record images (was 31,876 records with 1,426 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3293406); 103,414 indexed records with 6,288 record images (was 102,320 records with 6,277 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206); Index only (2,277,928 records), no images (was 2,281,516 records with 0 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803967); 460,218 indexed records with 359,962 record images (was 458,875 records with 359,962 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 4,960,421 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 4,958,140 records with 4,581,756 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2534491); Index only (1,096 records), no images (was 4,715 records with 0 images), Updated 30 Mar 2020
Iowa State Census, 1925 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2224537); 2,487,917 indexed records with 327,118 record images (was 2,487,917 records with 327,118 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020

North Carolina, Wake County, Death Records, 1900-1909   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949206); 4,291 indexed records with 4,272 record images (was 4,261 records with 4,242 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 92,622 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 82,650 records with 1,038,133 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 271,355 indexed records with 127,545 record images (was 271,003 records with 127,347 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 164,786 indexed records with 151,849 record images (was 153,689 records with 131,487 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3584542); 33,698 indexed records with 4,401 record images (was 21,886 records with 3,216 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020

Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Papers, 1870-1916       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1548510); 94,720 indexed records with 283,698 record images (was 94,720 records with 283,698 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Rose Hill Burial Park, Interment cards, 1917-1982    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3259481); 1,985 indexed records with 28,599 record images (was 1,979 records with 28,574 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Iowa, Polk County, Cemetery Gravestone Records  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3478691); 24,050 indexed records with 919 record images (was 24,024 records with 919 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2451051); Index only (8,325,044 records), no images (was 8,257,813 records with 0 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 94,726 indexed records with 1,035 record images (was 94,541 records with 1,033 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923472); 1,249,943 indexed records with 93,629 record images (was 1,193,540 records with 93,629 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987615); 1,860,467 indexed records with 1,097,134 record images (was 1,840,500 records with 1,097,134 images), Updated 30 Mar 2020
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Cemetery Records, 1897-2012       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2137269); 418,367 indexed records with 150,972 record images (was 382,722 records with 150,972 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2061540); 715,438 indexed records with 707,724 record images (was 615,913 records with 707,724 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); 10,585 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 10,585 records with 6,567 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
Texas, Dallas County, Oakland Cemetery Interment Cards, 1891-1999       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3656813); 79,865 indexed records with 35,280 record images (was 79,578 records with 35,074 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020

Mississippi, Death Certificate Index, 1912-1943 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583821); 501,290 indexed records with 4,885 record images (was 190,807 records with 1,976 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
California, Sonoma County, Sebastopol, Evergreen Lawn Cemetery Burial Records, 1800-2010        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583823); Browse 8,681 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 8,377 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1936   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326854); 32,538 indexed records with 2,445 record images (was 32,538 records with 2,445 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 4,082,746 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 4,082,746 records with 12,659,776 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2381595); Index only (4 records), no images (was 4 records with 0 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 82,373 indexed records with 80,442 record images (was 77,195 records with 75,357 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 5,709,872 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 5,684,801 records with 2,841,076 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Argentina, Salta, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1972    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974193); 261,153 indexed records with 144,293 record images (was 261,155 records with 144,293 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,055,283 indexed records with 87,675 record images (was 1,055,179 records with 87,675 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155912); 195,866 indexed records with 39,646 record images (was 195,771 records with 39,646 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2531337); 958,868 indexed records with 475,273 record images (was 958,861 records with 475,273 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460906); 182,212 indexed records with 180,605 record images (was 153,686 records with 152,169 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez Death Index, 1835-1905       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460904); 22,155 indexed records with 509 record images (was 21,926 records with 509 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wanderer's Rest Cemetery Records, 1880-1979       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326771); 30,586 indexed records with 30,537 record images (was 30,566 records with 30,517 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
South Dakota, Grave Registration Records, 1940-1941     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3246493); 103,365 indexed records with 6,780 record images (was 82,103 records with 6,762 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020

Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 130,418 indexed records with 3,002 record images (was 128,739 records with 3,000 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2475028); Index only (2,585,185 records), no images (was 2,566,739 records with 0 images), Updated 27 Mar 2020
Hawaii, Kauai County, Obituaries, 1982-2010     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2495093); 108,056 indexed records with 8,294 record images (was 108,056 records with 7,905 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 58,582 indexed records with 6,549 record images (was 49,886 records with 5,317 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Greenmount Cemetery Records, 1880-1966      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155908); 73,648 indexed records with 3,019 record images (was 73,594 records with 3,019 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3657641); 22,049 indexed records with 1,643 record images (was 12,885 records with 972 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Kentucky, Livingston County, Colored School Censuses, 1898-1913 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491880); 115,013 indexed records with 1,690 record images (was 115,013 records with 1,690 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648679); 4,159 indexed records with 1,311 record images (was 3,155 records with 1,042 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
International Genealogical Index (IGI)  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5); Index only (892,761,439 records), no images (was 892,761,439 records with 0 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790181); 11,346,687 indexed records with 1,709,697 record images (was 11,346,687 records with 1,709,697 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020

England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); 26,402 indexed records with 1,574 record images (was 15,109 records with 1,135 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-1793      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2363045); 604,493 indexed records with 95,073 record images (was 604,493 records with 95,073 images), Updated 2 Apr 2020
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3559088); 62,427 indexed records with 29,607 record images (was 34,538 records with 17,086 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417492); 1,111,940 indexed records with 682,974 record images (was 1,111,900 records with 682,974 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020
Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 26,466 indexed records with 10,267 record images (was 24,698 records with 9,394 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020

Ireland and Britain, Transatlantic Migration from North America, 1858-1870      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3499249); Browse 42,695 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 42,695 images), Updated 1 Apr 2020
South Dakota, Veteran Graves Registration Records, 1940-1941    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3246420); 11,423 indexed records with 9,548 record images (was 758 records with 748 images), Updated 3 Apr 2020

--- Collections with new images ---

England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2540411); 3,913,885 indexed records with 394,213 record images (was 3,913,885 records with 371,956 images),  18 Jan 2020
Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 1,646,489 indexed records with 61,731 record images (was 1,646,489 records with 61,200 images),  24 Dec 2019
Arizona, Nogales, Index and Manifests of Alien Arrivals, 1905-1952      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3041280); 502,052 indexed records with 495,686 record images (was 502,052 records with 494,971 images),  20 Dec 2019
Iowa, Tama County, Tax Records, 1865-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3246418); 373,292 indexed records with 20,593 record images (was 373,292 records with 20,362 images),  16 Mar 2020
England, Isle of Wight Parish Registers, 1538-1983      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491461); 75,905 indexed records with 6,575 record images (was 75,905 records with 3,578 images),  19 Feb 2020

United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3029266); 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,112,549 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,112,544 images),  18 Mar 2020
Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2613135); 576,167 indexed records with 22,982 record images (was 576,167 records with 22,979 images),  2 Jan 2020
Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,910 indexed records with 1,680,479 record images (was 1,681,910 records with 1,676,689 images),  16 Jan 2020
Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398454); 511,122 indexed records with 510,350 record images (was 511,122 records with 510,285 images),  17 Mar 2020
Hawaii, Grantor and Grantee Index, 1845-1909    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821304); 428,682 indexed records with 21,481 record images (was 428,682 records with 21,382 images),  12 Feb 2020

Kansas State Census, 1905       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2659394); 1,545,509 indexed records with 50,873 record images (was 1,545,509 records with 50,860 images),  10 Oct 2019
Louisiana, New Orleans, Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1875    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3338277); 76,841 indexed records with 1,859 record images (was 76,841 records with 2 images),  17 Mar 2020

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North Dakota, Red River Valley Genealogical Society, Pioneer Files, 1880-1953   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155904); 5,520 indexed records with 337 record images (was 5,520 records with 920 images),  1 Jul 2019
Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses, 1890-1934    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2304578); 4,972,408 indexed records with 36,273 record images (was 4,972,408 records with 43,508 images),  4 Jun 2019
Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780016); Browse 1,152,139 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,169,608 images),  24 Sep 2019
South Africa, Orange Free State, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1832-1989        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3040532); 638,400 indexed records with 80,761 record images (was 638,400 records with 82,254 images),  23 Dec 2019
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,043,205 indexed records with 201,571 record images (was 2,043,205 records with 206,456 images),  12 Sep 2019

South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2998108); 1,082,736 indexed records with 1,080,580 record images (was 1,082,736 records with 1,080,877 images),  12 Nov 2019
United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 6,031,182 indexed records with 309,210 record images (was 6,031,182 records with 327,002 images),  20 Feb 2020
Georgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1909  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326831); 156,647 indexed records with 11,596 record images (was 156,647 records with 11,801 images),  5 Mar 2020

--- Collections with new records ---

Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473000); 15,059,394 indexed records with 29,147,064 record images (was 15,048,565 records with 29,147,064 images),  25 Mar 2020
Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494474); Index only (1,055,853 records), no images (was 1,055,000 records with 0 images),  23 Feb 2020
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,612 records), no images (was 875,610,609 records with 0 images),  20 Mar 2020
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473014); Index only (48,385,880 records), no images (was 48,383,299 records with 0 images),  25 Mar 2020

--- Collections with records removed ---

Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804358); 3,006,157 indexed records with 1,750,627 record images (was 3,023,249 records with 1,750,627 images),  20 Feb 2020

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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 program to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping us 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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