Saturday, December 8, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 2 to 8 December 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 8 December 2018, there were 2,408 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 5 from last week):

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

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*  Washington, World War I Veteran's Compensation Fund Application Records, 1921-1925  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1878898); 28,350 indexed records with 28,350 record images, ADDED 5 Dec 2018

Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968238); 134,761 indexed records with 134,761 record images, ADDED 7 Dec 2018

Mississippi, World War I Army Veterans, Master alphabetical index, 1917-1918  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3010079); 53,093 indexed records with 53,093 record images, ADDED 7 Dec 2018

Ireland Census, 1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2854327); 4,385,217 indexed records with 4,385,217 record images, ADDED 7 Dec 2018

Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2865018); 102,611 indexed records with 102,611 record images, ADDED 7 Dec 2018

--- Collections Updated ---

Peru, Ɓncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114425); 498,471 indexed records with 903,067 record images (was 381,845 records with 903,067 images), Updated 7 Dec 2018

Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2739725); 182,111 indexed records with 49,808 record images (was 174,149 records with 47,629 images), Updated 5 Dec 2018

Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2531337); 944,320 indexed records with 475,273 record images (was 944,310 records with 475,273 images), Updated 4 Dec 2018

England, Northamptonshire, Non-conformist Records, 1840-1894 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2806100); Index only (72,085 records), no images (was 71,723 records with 0 images), Updated 6 Dec 2018

Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2290980); 379,071 indexed records with 40,448 record images (was 310,347 records with 40,448 images), Updated 4 Dec 2018

England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1462403); 2,851,869 indexed records with 113,093 record images (was 2,852,007 records with 113,093 images), Updated 5 Dec 2018

Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925429); 4,356,999 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 4,356,999 records with 404,718 images), Updated 5 Dec 2018

England and Wales Census, 1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1921547); 36,354,828 indexed records with 36,354,828 record images (was 36,354,828 records with 36,354,828 images), Updated 6 Dec 2018

Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2448940); 83,765 indexed records with 6,906 record images (was 84,538 records with 6,906 images), Updated 1 Dec 2018

West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1909099); 264,637 indexed records with 325,731 record images (was 264,625 records with 325,731 images), Updated 6 Dec 2018

Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1536925); 3,817,626 indexed records with 108,704 record images (was 3,817,626 records with 108,704 images), Updated 6 Dec 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 7 Dec 2018

Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1410397); 3,390,232 indexed records with 1,259,299 record images (was 3,357,922 records with 1,259,299 images), Updated 3 Dec 2018

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1582573); 1,249,333 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 1,249,333 records with 5,100,470 images), Updated 4 Dec 2018

Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1320969); 305,880 indexed records with 336,900 record images (was 305,880 records with 336,900 images), Updated 4 Dec 2018

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245); Index only (3,170,620 records), no images (was 71,035 records with 0 images), Updated 5 Dec 2018

--- Collections with new images ---

Arizona, Gila County, Cemetery Records, 1927-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2816842); 3,498 indexed records with 657 record images (was 3,498 records with 0 images),  30 Nov 2018

--- Collections with new records ---

*  West Virginia Births, 1853-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417341); 1,046,880 indexed records with 1,289,392 record images (was 957,597 records with 1,289,392 images),  25 Sep 2012

West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417434); 2,224,130 indexed records with 2,407,998 record images (was 2,059,018 records with 2,407,998 images),  14 Sep 2018

West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708695); Index only (409,190 records), no images (was 373,824 records with 0 images),  25 Sep 2012

West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1408729); 1,670,895 indexed records with 2,663,044 record images (was 1,654,244 records with 2,663,044 images),  29 Nov 2018

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674736); Index only (560,286 records), no images (was 559,513 records with 0 images),  30 Nov 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

California Marriage Index, 1960-1985 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949339); Index only (4,879,212 records), no images (was 4,879,213 records with 0 images),  6 Dec 2011

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001879); Index only (24,589,496 records), no images (was 24,589,497 records with 0 images),  1 Mar 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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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your 2018 Dear Genea-Santa Letter

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!


(Photo courtesy of footnoteMaven)

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. Here's your chance to sit on Genea-Santa's lap (virtually) and tell him your Christmas genealogy-oriented wish list:

1) Write your Genea-Santa letter. Have you been a good genealogy girl or boy? What genealogy-oriented items are on your Christmas wish list? They could be family history items, technology items, or things that you want to pursue in your ancestral quest.

2) Tell us about them in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook Status  post.  Please leave a comment on this post if you write your own post.

Here's mine:

Dear Genea-Santa,

I tried so hard to be a good genea-boy again this year. I worked speaking all over Southern California, online, and teaching at OASIS, serving my local societies, editing and writing my society newsletter and over 900 blog posts, participating in some Zoom webinars, attending two genealogy conferences and several all-day seminars, watching webinars, and helping several friends and colleagues with their research. In addition, I have added more names, facts, notes, media and (especially) sources to my database.  

Thank you for last year's gift - a Newspapers.com subscription; that was great, I've used it all year ... but you didn't bring me the other things I asked for.   Was I a bad genea-boy, or maybe you thought I had enough, or you were out of the other things.  I'll ask for them again!

I  still BELIEVE!!!!! Come on, Santa, all I want for Christmas in 2018 are:

*  A genea-robot that can work 24 hours a day on writing my blog posts and getting my genea-piles organized - that is so boring and there is so much to do ... but a robot would not have to sleep or eat, drive Angel Linda or even spend time with her (I promise!).  Maybe I could even train it to write quality Find A Grave and census source citations.  Or search Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch for new ancestral records.

*  That Ancestry indexes their family tree profiles whether they have an Ancestry source or not, that all the search features work flawlessly, and provide all of their source citations to Evidence Explained standards.  I also wish that they would fix the errors in their big tree which we can't see, but is used for the We're Related app and potential ancestors.  Also, that AncestryDNA provides a chromosome browser so we can triangulate matches better.

*  That FamilySearch makes more microfilmed collections available as digital microfilm available from home.  Also, that they make adding Source information to person profiles in Family Tree easier.

*  That MyHeritage provides their "Theory of Family Relativity" Big tree soon, and continues to enhance the MyHeritageDNA product.

*  That Findmypast will add more USA and Canada record collections, and create the interface for their World Tree compatible with Living DNA results.  

*  That the desktop genealogy software programs will synchronize with the online family trees at Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage and Findmypast without losing any information.

*  A solid lead on the ancestry of:  William Knapp (1775-1856), Thomas J. Newton (ca 1800-ca 1840), Devier James Lamphear Smith (1839-1894), Martin Carringer (1758-1835),  and Hannah Smith (1768-1827) would be welcome too!  

*  Good health for my family and all of my genealogy friends and their families.

Thank you, Genea-Santa, for listening to my pleas. I will leave a nice personal meat-lovers pizza in the freezer for you (you can heat it in the kitchen microwave), a rosy red apple and some delicious chocolate chip cookies on the fireplace hearth, and some eggnog (in the refrigerator) for you on Christmas Eve just in case you need fortification. You can get a yummy Dove chocolate ice cream bar out of the freezer if you'd like. Nothing's too good for Genea-Santa - mi casa es su casa!  

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Surname Saturday -- DAMMANT (England to colonial New England)

t's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.

I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2209 who is Jane DAMMANT (1625-1680). [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through two generations in this DAMMANT family line is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34.  Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35.  Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)

68.  Aaron Smith (1768-1841)
69.  Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)


138.  Amos Plimpton (1735-1808)
139.  Mary Guild (1735-1800)

276.  John Plimpton (1708-1756)
277.  Abigail fisher (1711-1785)

552.  John Plimpton (1680-1730)
553.  Susanna Draper (1688-1`769)

1104.  John Plimpton (1649-1704)
1105.  Elizabeth Fisher (1659-1694)

2208.  John Plimpton, born 1620 in Lincolnshire, England; died 19 September 1677 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4416. John Plumpton.  He married  13 March 1644 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
2209.  Jane Dammant, born 1625 in probably Faversham, Kent, England; died 1680 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Plimpton and Jane Dammant are:
*  Hannah Plimpton (1645-1679), married (1) 1665 Nathaniel Sutcliffe (1643-1679); (2) 1677 Samuel Harrington (1645-1719).
*  John Plimpton (1646-1646).
*  Mary Plimpton (1648-1736), married 1671 Nathaniel Johnson (1640-1718).
John Plimpton (1649-1704), married (1) 1678 Elizabeth Fisher (1659-1694); (2) 1697 Sarah Turner (1663-1738).
*  Peter Plimpton (1652-1717), married 1677 Mary Mundan (1645-????).
*  Joseph Plimpton (1653-1702), married 1675 Mary Morse (1653-1717).
*  Mehitable Plimpton (1655-1725), married (1) 1676 Ephraim Hinsdale (1650-1681); (2) 1691 Joseph Cheney (1647-1704).
*  Jonathan Plimpton (1657-1675).
*  Eleazer Plimpton (1659-1660).
*  Eleazer Plimpton (1661-1662).
*  Lydia Plimpton (1663-1663).
*  Jane Plimpton (1664-1664).
*  Henry Plimpton (1666-1669).

4418.  Richard Dammant, born about 1596 in England; died about 1626 in Faversham, Kent, England.  He married before 1622 in England.
4419. Abigail LNU, born before 1600 in probably Faversham, Kent, England; died about 1658 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Richard Dammant and Abigail LNU are:
*  John Dammant (1623-1708), married 1645 Abigail Sherman (1622-1713).
*  Jane Dammant (1625-1680), married 1644 John Plimpton (1620-1677); (2) 1680 Nicholas Hyde (1620-????).

The name was also called Damon in some records.  Jane, her brother, two step-siblings, her mother and her step-father John Eaton came to New England aboard the Elizabeth and Ann in 1635.

Information about the Dammant family was obtained from a Plimpton family history book:

*  Levi B. Chase, A Genealogy and Historical Notices of the Family of Pllimpton or Plympton in America and of Plumpton in England (Hartford, Cnn. : Plimpton Mfg. Co. Print, 1884).

I have done no original research on this family line.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 7 December 2018


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:


*  Press Release: 72-Hour Scan-a-Thon on WikiTree

*   FGS Announces Election of New Officers and Directors

*  Dutch Genealogy News for November 2018

*  Newgate Prison Records from TheGenealogist Reveal Thieves and Marie Antoinette’s Libeler

*  FamilyTreeWebinars.com Adds Captioning to Hundreds of Genealogy and DNA Education Classes

*  NEHGS Provides a Look at Famous Relatives of George H. W. Bush

*  The 2019 Version of Heredis is Now Available

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 7 December 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections on MyHeritage - October and November 2018

*  December Update: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 79 Titles!

*  Advantage Preservation Adds 2 Million Historical Newspaper Pages - November, 2018

*  Friday Finds 7 Dec 2018

*  NEHGS: Latest additions to MA Catholic registers

*  New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 3, 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 12 December, 5 p.m. PDT:  101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart, by Janet Hovorka

*  Upcoming AmericanAncestors Webinar - Thursday, 13 December, 12 noon PST:  Using Maps in Your Family History Research, by Alice Kane

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records, by Mary Kircher Roddy

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9): Adding an Entry from an Online Database, by Geoff Rasmussen

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Wild, Wonderful West Virginia!, by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast:  #025 – What’s In A Name? In Some Cases… Everything!

*  Cousin Russ YouTube:  Family History Blog Posts

*  Genetic Genealogy Ireland YouTube:  Untangling a Tumbleweed Branch of the Y-DNA Tree (John Brazil)

*  Genetic Genealogy Ireland YouTube:  Y-SNP Testing: best current tools & a glimpse into the future (John Cleary)

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube:  Research, Where to Begin? by Jean Naisbitt

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  Meet Team Black, and Cousins: Marti and Shannon.

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, December 7,  2018


5)  DNA Success Stories

*  Round Rock man meets grandfather thanks to DNA test

*  'Dad's ancestry DNA test results have turned our world upside down'

*  88-year-old mother reunites with daughter she thought had died at birth 69 years ago

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 3 December 2018?

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New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 7 December 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday

Over 18,000 new Index Cards and POW records covering the years 1939 to 1945 have been added to the collection. The Index cards record brief and abbreviated details of service histories while the POW records list the location & date of capture, liberation, escape or death as well prisoner and camp numbers for HAC members held by German or Italian forces.
Did your ancestor serve with the oldest regiment in the British Army? Discover multiple records for one ancestor. Explore a selection of rare photographs of the HAC from World War 1, full admission and regimental records for 1848 to 1922 and much more. Most of the collection is focused on the years 1908 to 1922. Every record will include a digitised image of the original source and a transcript. The amount of information listed will vary depending on date and nature of the document.
Over 35,000 new records covering the Widnes and Warrington areas have been added to the collection. These new additions cover the following parishes:
·        Culcheth, New Church -1599 to 1928
·        Hargrave, St Peter - 1883 to 1928
·        Kelsall, St Philip - 1868 to 1928
·        Warrington, All Saints - 1887 to 1896
·        Warrington, St Barnabas - 1902 to 1923
·        Warrington, St Paul - 1907 to 1920
·        Widnes, St Mary - 1818 to 1917
·        Widnes, St Paul - 1884 to 1928
Each record contains an image and a transcript of the original Church of England parish registers. The information listed will vary, but most records will list a combination of your ancestor's baptism date, birth date,place of birth, parish, parent's names and father's occupation.
Over 14,000 new records covering 7 parishes have been added to the collection. These new additions cover:
·        Culcheth, New Church – 1607 to 1928
·        Hargrave, St Peter – 1841 to 1928
·        Kelsall, St Philip – 1869 to 1928
·        Warrington, St Barnabas – 1905 to 1928
·        Warrington, St Paul – 1907 to 1928
·        Widnes, St Mary – 1859 to 1907
·        Widnes, St Paul – 1895 to 1925 Search these records
Each record contains an image and a transcript of the original Church of England parish registers. The information listed will vary, but most records will reveal the date of the marriage, the location of the marriage, the names of both the bride and groom, their occupations, father's name, father's occupation and witnesses.
Over 13,000 new records have been added to the collection covering:
·        Culcheth, New Church - 1607 to 1928
·        Kelsall, St Philip - 1868 to 1928
·        Widnes, St Mary - 1858 to 1910
Each record contains an image and a transcript of the original Church of England parish registers. The information listed will vary, but most records will list a combination of your ancestor's age at death, death date, date of burial, place of burial, marital status and relative's names.
This week we have added 142,416 new pages to The Archive. We have two brand new titles joining the archive this week, the Enniscorthy Guardian, published in Wexford and covering dates between 1889 and 2005, and the Kerryman, with pages covering the years between 1904 and 2002.
We also have updates this week to six of our existing titles. There are extensive nineteenth century updates to Scottish title the Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser, as well as further updates to Irish titles the Evening Herald (Dublin) and the Irish Independent. We have added new pages to the Manchester Evening News and the Tavistock Gazette.
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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.
Copyright (c) 2018, Randall J. Seaver

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