Thursday, January 10, 2013 ($$) Adds More Vital Records

The blog revealed today that 28 new (to vital record collections recently were added to the record collections.  See Massively Expands U.S. Vital Records Collections.

The blog post lists the 28 newly added record collections.  They include:

*  Alabama Death Records, 1908-1959

*  Arkansas Death Records, 1914-1959

*  Connecticut Town Death Records, Barbour Collection, pre-1870

*  Connecticut Town Marriage Records, Barbour Collection, pre-1870

*  Delaware Birth Records, 1800-1908

*  Delaware Death Records, 1811-1935

*  Georgia Death Records, 1919-1998

*  Illinois Marriage Records, 1790-1860

*  Indiana Marriage Records, 1800-1941

*  Louisiana Death Index, 1900-1949

*  Maryland Marriage Records, 1655-1850

*  Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920

*  Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002

*  Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002

*  Mississippi Marriage Records, 1776-1935

*  Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002

*  New Hampshire Death and Burial Index, 1654-1949

*  New Jersey Birth and Christening Index, 1660-1931

*  New Jersey Death and Burial Index, 1798-1971

*  New York City Birth Records, 1891-1902

*  New York City Death Records, 1892-1902

*  North Carolina Death Records, 1908-2004

*  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Death Index, 1803-1915

*  Tennessee State Death Records, 1908-1958

*  Tennessee Marriage Records, 1780-2002

*  Texas State Marriage Records, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002

*  Virginia Death and Burials Index, 1853-1917

There are many more vital records databases available at - you can see the lists at (these are subscription databases):

I haven't compared the lists of Birth, Marriage and Death databases on with the lists on, or

Someone will probably wonder "Are all of the vital records collection included in the list of historical record collections (since owns"

I don't know the answer to that question, but my guess is the answer is "Yes."

The subscription cost of is $39.95 for a 12-month subscription, which is much cheaper than an subscription ($155.40 for one year membership).  However, has many more historical record collections available.  To each their own.

As always, no online record collection includes  every event that occurred, or every record ever created,, in the jurisdiction covered.

Perhaps Joe Beine can add these listings to his Online Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes sites so that we can compare the different websites offerings.  Also, the FamilySearch Wiki offers links to online records collections by State (e.g., see California here - look for State Online Collections when you search the Wiki for your state of interest.).

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  1. For the article " ($$) adds more vital records"

    I checked the New Jersey Births and Deaths and they are a mixture of census records, social security records and New Jersey Birth, Christenings and Death records.

    All which are available on ($$) or (free).


  2. >Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920

    I don't know for sure, but a set of records with that name is FREE at When you find the person that you are looking for, you usually can download a jpg copy of the death certificate for FREE.