Tuesday, December 29, 2009 New Databases for 2010

I received a "Dear Randy" email from CEO Tim Sullivan over the holidays, telling me the great things that did in 2009 and what was planned for 2010.

The email included these paragraphs:

"Looking ahead, we’re already working on adding the collections many of our members asked for in a recent survey. Here’s just a sampling of what’s to come on in 2010.

"Popular U.S. collections in the works:

* Birth, marriage and death records, especially from 1861–1914
* Funeral home and cemetery records, 1800s–1900s
* State and territory census records
* Land ownership maps, 1860–1920
* Historical newspapers, especially from 1861–1914
* Civil War Records, including Union draft registers and Confederate pension records

"Popular international collections in the works:

* Scottish city directories, 1800s–1900s
* London electoral registers, 1900s
* German regimental histories, 1800s–1900s
* Canadian city and area directories, 1800s–1900s

"See more details about what we brought to in 2009 and what we plan to add in 2010."

I clicked on the "See more details" link and there was a nice list of the databases planned for 2010 - and I captured the screens below:

I wonder why the email didn't list ALL of the items shown on the web page? The ones not listed are:

* State Vital Records - Connecticut divorce records (1969-1997), Delaware birth, marriage and death records (1800s-1933), Missouri death records (1910-1958), Ohio death index (1830-2009) and Vermont birth, marriage and death records (1909-2003)
* Improved U.S. Federal Census Records
* U.S. Public Records - voter lists, 1930s to 1980s
* Naturalization Records (1795-1972)
* Passenger Lists (1899-1957) - including Boston, Honolulu, New Orleans
* Revolutionary War Records - including compiled army service records (1775-1783) and pension and bounty land applications (1775-1800)
* World War II Draft Cards - for Idaho, Oregon and Washington (1942 only)
* Returns from U.S. Military Posts (1800-1916) - for 21 states
* Navy Muster Rolls (1900s)
* Federal Penitentiary Records - for McNeil Island (1875-1923) and Atlanta (1898-1922).
* Yearbooks (1900-2000)

* German Census Records for L├╝beck, Germany between 1808 and 1831
* French Vital Records
* UK Vital Records (1694-1921) - non-conformist clergy records
* Australian Birth, Marriage and Death Registers (1788-early 1900s)
* UK Alien Entry Books (1794-1921)
* French Citizenship Declarations - Alsace-Lorraine in 1872
* Australian Passenger Lists - Queensland and Western Australia
* UK Military Citations
* Australian Convict Records from New South Wales

I'm especially looking forward to the state vital records, the voter lists, the Navy muster rolls and the 1950s City Directory collections.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your email. I clicked on it to read the entire article.

    Missouri Death records are already online for FREE at the Missouri Secretary of State site!!! I don't know about the other stuff they are adding, but free stuff elsewhere is not exactly what I want to see on ancestry.

    I also noticed ancestry doesn't state which Southern State Pension Records will be added....