Monday, December 28, 2015

New or Updated Record Collections at - December 20 to 26, 2015

I'm trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch (  

As of 26 December 2015, there were 2,054 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):

The new or updated collections are:

*  Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014; 1,411,038 indexed records with record images, added or updated 23 Dec 2015

*  Italy, L'Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865, 1911-1943; 12,240 indexed records with record images, added or updated 23 Dec 2015

*  South Africa, Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991; Browse Images only, no indexed records, added or updated 22 Dec 2015

*  Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919; 74,482 indexed records with record images, added or updated 22 Dec 2015

*  New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947; 581,056 indexed records with record images, added or updated 21 Dec 2015

Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell which collections are brand new and which ones are updated.  The asterisk they use is for "Recently added or updated."  I am particularly interested in new collections, for the obvious reasons.  FamilySearch does provide a listing of which collections are new or updated several days after my post.
In order to select a specific collection, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

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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1 comment:

searchshack said...

FamilySearch seems to be updating the titles on a lot of their databases -- they are removing the comma between the name of the state and the next word which might be death, birth. marriage etc. (i.e. from New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947 to New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947).