Saturday, September 1, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 26 August to 1 September 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 1 September 2018, there were 2,364 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 3 from last week):

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

--- Collections Deleted ---

France, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Civil Registration, 1792-1938     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968259); 1,988,197 indexed records with 1,988,197 record images, DELETED 24 Aug 2018

--- Collections Added   ---

Arkansas, Sevier County, Birth Records, 1914-1923       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2630408); 1,460 indexed records with 1,460 record images, ADDED 30 Aug 2018

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2451051); 1,024,884 indexed records with 1,024,884 record images, ADDED 30 Aug 2018

United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2996059); 75,719 indexed records with 75,719 record images, ADDED 30 Aug 2018

Virginia, Lynchburg, Diuguid Funeral Home records, 1820-1971    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1419237); 14,711 indexed records with 14,711 record images, ADDED 30 Aug 2018

--- Collections Updated ---


Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1614804); 4,698,984 indexed records with 1,582,454 record images (was 4,700,502 records with 1,582,454 images), Updated 28 Aug 2018

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 29 Aug 2018

Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992421); 739 indexed records with 6,997,827 record images (was 0 records with 6,997,828 images), Updated 28 Aug 2018

*  BillionGraves Index     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973); 25,823,344 indexed records with 25,823,344 record images (was 25,551,766 records with 25,551,766 images), Updated 27 Aug 2018

Montana, Meagher County Records, 1866-2012      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2228169); 3,259 indexed records with 97,709 record images (was 1,030 records with 97,709 images), Updated 30 Aug 2018

Canada Census, 1871     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1551612); Index only (3,519,941 records), no images (was 3,519,941 records with 0 images), Updated 28 Aug 2018

Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823240); 3,907,325 indexed records with 146,388 record images (was 3,907,325 records with 146,388 images), Updated 27 Aug 2018

Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307826); 2,050,112 indexed records with 942,237 record images (was 2,050,112 records with 942,237 images), Updated 29 Aug 2018

Liberia, Marriage Records, 1912-2015    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2100287); 104,292 indexed records with 24,406 record images (was 54,883 records with 24,406 images), Updated 29 Aug 2018

Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1828544); 53,955 indexed records with 38,892 record images (was 0 records with 38,892 images), Updated 30 Aug 2018

Spain, Soldier Personal Service Files, 1835-1940        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2558684); 14,937 indexed records with 364,919 record images (was 6,777 records with 364,919 images), Updated 29 Aug 2018

Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987615); 1,819,646 indexed records with 1,097,134 record images (was 1,818,867 records with 1,097,134 images), Updated 28 Aug 2018

United States Census, 1940      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2000219); 134,867,560 indexed records with 3,841,151 record images (was 134,867,560 records with 3,841,151 images), Updated 27 Aug 2018

Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790465); 46,977,151 indexed records with 87,177 record images (was 46,977,151 records with 87,177 images), Updated 28 Aug 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708698); Index only (1,173,443 records), no images (was 1,219,044 records with 0 images),  30 Apr 2012

Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708660); Index only (1,949,634 records), no images (was 1,991,073 records with 0 images),  15 May 2018

Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708697); Index only (607,710 records), no images (was 611,127 records with 0 images),  28 Feb 2013

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342); Index only (17,102,158 records), no images (was 17,102,159 records with 0 images),  17 Feb 2012

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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 keywords (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.

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2 comments:

Craig Milne said...

Randy,
I always appreciate your updates on these sites, but do find it frustrating when there is no indication by the sites what the updates are. Now, even more confusing is when the update shows something like, "3,907,325 indexed records with 146,388 record images (was 3,907,325 records with 146,388 images), " which suggests no change?
Craig.

Randy Seaver said...

Hi Craig,

I understand your frustration. Using your example, it could be that they found errors in the indexing and corrected them, leaving the number unchanged. Or they could have found they duplicated an image and left another one out, leaving the number unchanged.

At least they tell us which collection had changes, and when the change was made. More than Ancestry tells us.

FS doesn't tell us when they remove a collection - Marshall's tool finds that out. Ancestry never tells us which collections were removed.