Sunday, November 18, 2018

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 11 to 17 November 2018

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on during the period from 11 to 17 November 2018 

The record collections added or updated since last week include:

No record collections were added or updated last week.  The list is the same as the list for the last six  weeks.  The last new record collection was added on 28 September.  The last updated collection was updated on 30 September.

The complete Card Catalog is at 

By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,668 collections available as of 17 November, an increase of  0 from last week.   


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Tess said...

It's getting really frustrting - these record sets are NOT being added to either or Ancestry Library Edition. Until late September, this wasn't the case. Have you heard why this might be happening? I have told the patrons I show how to use Ancestry LE that record sets are updated frequently, but now, nothing...

Randy Seaver said...

Hi Tess,

No, I have no inside or outside knowledge of why this is happening.

They have a number of "Coming Soon" databases listed, perhaps they are focused on those.

They appointed a new CEO several months ago so there may be a management shuffle that has caused the slowdown in adding or updating collections. There may be management directives about concentrating on the new databases, or some other company initiative.

There are still search issues, as I and others have noted. Perhaps they are focused on fixing those. We can hope!

In the worst scenario, they may have let some of their content people go or hired new people who don't have enough experience to add or update collections yet.

It's a private company right now, so unless they tell us why we are blind to internal changes.