Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Databases Coming Soon at provides a short list of databases that they plan on adding or updating on their page for Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry page:

The "Coming Soon" information on the right-hand side of the page includes these databases today:
U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970  May 2017  Update, adding new images. 
U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 ​ May 2017  Update, adding records from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, and West Virginia. 
Sweden, Indexed Marriage Records, 1860-1943  May 2017  New indexes to previously unindexed images. 
Ireland, Reproductive Loan Fund, 1821-1874  June 2017  Records of loans to the "industrious poor," primarily from 10 counties in Munster and Connaught, between 1824 and 1846. 
London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1888-1939  June 2017  New school records from London. 
More U.S. State Vital Records  Ongoing  New collections and updates to existing collections.
The big prize for American researchers is probably the World War II Young Men's Draft Registration Cards, although they will add records for only five states.  It currently has only two states - Arkansas and Louisiana.

There is also the World Archives Project on where volunteers index record images for an Ancestry database:

The current projects being indexed include:

I look forward to seeing some of these volunteer indexed databases.


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