Saturday, October 27, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 21 to 27 October 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 27 October 2018, there were 2,390 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):
The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Updated --- 

*  West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1909099); 264,625 indexed records with 325,731 record images (was 195,562 records with 325,731 images), Updated 23 Oct 2018

*  Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2040173); 41,070 indexed records with 41,543 record images (was 40,870 records with 41,543 images), Updated 25 Oct 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 26 Oct 2018

*  Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1901   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1986789); 656,852 indexed records with 2,514,754 record images (was 655,573 records with 2,514,754 images), Updated 26 Oct 2018

*  United States Western States Marriage Index     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1854302); Index only (914,515 records), no images (was 913,051 records with 913,051 images), Updated 22 Oct 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 24 Oct 2018

*  Italy, Savona, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1813, 1838-1936 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016218); 155,813 indexed records with 1,279,025 record images (was 154,198 records with 1,279,025 images), Updated 26 Oct 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 24 Oct 2018

*  Massachusetts State Census, 1855  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459985); 1,202,234 indexed records with 15,239 record images (was 1,202,234 records with 15,239 images), Updated 23 Oct 2018

*  Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1912  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1646446); 90,857 indexed records with 7,654 record images (was 90,358 records with 7,654 images), Updated 24 Oct 2018

*  Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761121); Index only (114,002 records), no images (was 114,002 records with 113,202 images), Updated 26 Oct 2018

*  Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2659409); Index only (2,996,793 records), no images (was 2,996,929 records with 0 images), Updated 24 Oct 2018

*  Kansas State Census, 1915       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2640442); 1,609,914 indexed records with 301,658 record images (was 1,609,914 records with 301,658 images), Updated 23 Oct 2018

*  Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1943   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2158242); 159,249 indexed records with 620,801 record images (was 90,016 records with 620,801 images), Updated 26 Oct 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 26 Oct 2018

*  Indiana, Daviess County, Washington Times Herald Obituaries, 1984-2012  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2300886); 311,875 indexed records with 5,259 record images (was 311,884 records with 5,259 images), Updated 25 Oct 2018

*  Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2721451); 43,003 indexed records with 42,281 record images (was 43,003 records with 42,281 images), Updated 24 Oct 2018

--- Collections with new images ---

*  Delaware, World War I Servicemen Records, 1917-1919     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2858132); 2,968 indexed records with 2,951 record images (was 2,968 records with 0 images),  12 Oct 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

*  Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936); 4,449,987 indexed records with 3,505,112 record images (was 4,449,989 records with 3,505,112 images),  29 May 2018

*  New York, New York City Marriage Licenses Index, 1950-1995      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2727138); Index only (3,124,586 records), no images (was 3,124,588 records with 0 images),  19 Jun 2017

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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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1 comment:

Craig Milne said...

Hi Randy,

Greatly appreciate your updates on these records. I do have one question, which you may have addressed previously, and that is that it seems in many, if not most, cases the number of records/images is identical to the number of "was" number. So, what has been updated?

Thanks,
Craig.