Saturday, August 4, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 July to 4 August 2018

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 August 2018, there were 2,349 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):

The deleted. added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added   ---

Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1947   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2608509); Index only, no images, ADDED 3 Aug 2018

--- Collections Updated ---

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,168,489 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,168,489 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 3 Aug 2018

BillionGraves Index     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973); 25,551,766 indexed records with 25,551,766 record images (was 25,226,581 records with 25,226,581 images), Updated 1 Aug 2018

Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1385727); 551,726 indexed records with 484,960 record images (was 554,254 records with 484,960 images), Updated 31 Jul 2018

Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016224); 1,669,089 indexed records with 1,582,419 record images (was 1,635,176 records with 1,582,419 images), Updated 2 Aug 2018

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1972912); 1,114,946 indexed records with 978,396 record images (was 1,114,946 records with 978,396 images), Updated 31 Jul 2018

Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1930    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2419833); 339,924 indexed records with 3,714,370 record images (was 339,924 records with 505,027 images), Updated 3 Aug 2018

England and Wales Census, 1881  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2562194); 26,124,851 indexed records with 1,410,451 record images (was 26,124,851 records with 1,410,451 images), Updated 30 Jul 2018

Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1787825); Index only (45,340 records), no images (was 43,048 records with 0 images), Updated 31 Jul 2018

Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790465); 46,977,151 indexed records with 87,177 record images (was 46,956,431 records with 87,177 images), Updated 3 Aug 2018

--- Collections with new images ---

Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1909-1924  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2306316); 193,394 indexed records with 192,133 record images (was 193,394 records with 0 images),  27 Jul 2018

--- Collections with images removed ---

Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708654); Index only (193,370 records), no images (was 193,370 records with 193,370 images),  30 Apr 2018

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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 a keyword (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords..

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me 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.

Note that they added images to the El Paso Alien Arrivals collection and removed images from the Nebraska Marriages collection.  There is a good reason to check each collection when it is added or updated - perhaps your ancestor's record has been added, and if you capture the image of a record you will have it if the images are removed for some reason.

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