Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Genealogy News Bytes - 22 January 2019


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

1)  News Articles:


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The Future of Crime-fighting Is Family Tree Forensics

2)  New or Updated Record Collections:

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 13 to 19 January 2019

*  Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 13 to 19 January 2019

3)  Genealogy Education - Webinars:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for January 2019

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 23 January, 11 a.m.:  Using OneNote With Your Genealogy, by Tessa Keough

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 25 January, 11 a.m.:  Patriot or Not?: Using the Genealogical Proof Standard on a Closed DAR Line, by Elissa Scalise Powell

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Integrating old photos into your family history research, by Maureen Taylor

4)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

*  Research Like a Pro Podcast:  RLP 28: Research Like a Pro with DNA

*  Family Tree Magazine Podcast:  January 2019 Podcast: Make 2019 Your Most Organized Year Yet

*  Extreme Genes Podcast/Radio Show:  Episode 267 – The Kindness Of A Stranger Yields Video Of Family Dad On 1952 Game Show / Milking The Max From Digitized Newspaper Sites

*  Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast:  #38 – Dying? Aren’t We All. Where Will Your Family Research Wind Up When You’re Gone?

5)  Genealogy Education - Video:

*  Ancestral Findings YouTube:  AF-216: How Popular is Genealogy?

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Which DNA Testing Company is the Best? (2019 Update)

6)  Genealogy Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday, January 22,  2019


7)  DNA Success Stories

 A young woman whose body was found 31 years ago is ID'd in cold case as Anaheim resident

Charles Town man finds sister he never knew

8)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 18 January 2019?

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Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1830 U.S. Census Record of Cornelius Feather Household in Salem, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

This week's Tuesday Treasure is the 1830 United States Census record of the Cornelius Feather household in Salem, Mercer County, Pennsylvania:

The Cornelius Feather entry is the fourth from the bottom:



The extracted information from this record is:

*  Head of household:  Cornelius Feather

*  1 Male, aged 20-29: [certainly son George, born 1808]*  1 Male, aged 50 to 59 [certainly Cornelius, born in 1777]
*  1 female, aged 10 to 14 [certainly daughter Mary Ann, born 1815]
*  1 female, aged 20 to 29 [perhaps daughter Sarah, born 1804 but married, or some other female]
*  1 female, aged 30 to 39 [perhaps an unknown wife, or a sister or a niece]

The source citation for this marriage is:

"1830 United States Federal Census," Population Schedule, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Salem township; Page 206, Cornelius Feather household, online database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M19, Roll 149.

I don't think that the female aged 30 to 39 in the 1840 census is Cornelius' first wife or the mother of Sarah Feather.

Cornelius Feather (1777-1853) is my 4th great-grandfather.  He married --?-- --?-- (about 1785-before 1830) before 1804 when they had my 3rd great-grandmother, Sarah Feather (1804-1848) who married Henry Carringer before 1825.  Cornelius married (2) Mary --?-- (1792-1855) in about 1850.



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Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday Genea-Pourri - 21 January 2019

Here is a summary of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past week:

1)  Moderated the CVGS DNA Interest Group meeting on Wednesday with 17 in attendance.  I highlighted  using 23andMe to find the ethnicity estimate; the DNA matches list; the In Common With matches for a specific DNA match; the shared DNA chart; and the chromosome browser for a number of persons; and downloading the DNA segment match list and creating a spreadsheet to order the segments by chromosome number and starting location to triangulate known DNA matches with other match persons.  In the second hour, I demonstrated the Genetic Affairs AutoCluster tool for my AncestryDNA results, ending up in a spreadsheet by cluster with known relationships and common ancestors.  

2)  Transcribed another deed for Amanuensis Monday - 1797 Deed of Jacob Batchelor to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Mass.  I have several more to do in this series.

3)  Watched one Family Tree Webinar this past week - Visualizing Information for Genealogists, by Margaret Fortier.  Also watched one Virtual Genealogical Society webinar - Locating Livings Relatives - Why, Where and How, by Katherine Willson.

4)  Investigated the American AncesTREES family tree setup on AmericanAncestors in AmericanAncestors Introduces American AncesTREES - Part I.  I created an updated GEDCOM file in RootsMagic, and need to upload it to AmericanAncesTREES.

5) There were several sessions working in the RootsMagic software program to update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and other ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 28,914 of my RM persons with FSFT.  

6)  I continue to use Web Hints from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and sources to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 52,105 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 100,487 source citations.   I TreeShared three times during the last week (about 280 profiles), and resolved about 800 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 91,892 waiting to be resolved, but I work on them weekly.

7)  I decided to cover the DNA statistics monthly rather than weekly in my Genea-Pourri post.


8) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which one was a press release.  The most popular post last week was Dear Ancestry.com: Are You Fixing These Problems?  with over 16,430 views.  

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Ancestry.com Has Over 60 Job Openings

Are you a computer science person looking for a good job?  Ancestry.com, the leader in genealogy and family history provider, has over 60 job openings.  The job descriptions, locations, and other information is at https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/careers/search-jobs.

Here are the top two screens of the job listings:


Most of the jobs are in Lehi, Utah (where the Ancestry headquarters are located) and San Francisco, California.  The major departments are "Family History" and "DNA" and "Corporate."

The company description in these job openings says:
"We’re a cutting-edge tech company with a very human mission—to help every person discover, preserve, and share the story of what led to them. Combining the rich information in family trees and historical records with the genetic details revealed in DNA, we create unique experiences that give people a new understanding of their lives, because connecting all the pieces of our family story can give us the deepest sense of who we are."
Reading the job descriptions is interesting.  Unfortunately, I know very little about the technical and technology details described in the job descriptions.  And I'm probably too old to learn the technology required, but it sure would be fun to work at Ancestry if I were 25 or 30 again.  Maybe my son-in-law would be interested?  Or my grandkids in 10 years.

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Disclosure:  I have had a paid subscription to Ancestry.com since 2000, and use the site every day.  I have received material considerations from Ancestry.com in years past, but that does not affect my objectivity in writing about their products and services.

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Amanuensis Monday - 1797 Deed of Jacob Batchelor to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Mass.

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is the 1797 deed of Jacob Batchelor to  Zachariah Hildreth of Townsend in the Middlesex County, Massachusetts Land Records: 

[Volume 148, pages 336-337]

[Volume 148, pages 338-339]

The transcription of this deed is:

[Volume 148, page 337, starts in  middle of right-hand page]

[in left-hand margin]

Jacob Batchelder

to 
Zach^h Hildreth

[Body of text]


Know all Men by these Presents That I Jacob

Batchelor of Townsend in the County of Middlesex and
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Yeoman in considera-
tion of twenty nine dollars to me in hand paid by Zach-
ariah Hildreth of the same town County and Common-
wealth aboves^d Gent^n The receipt whereof I do hereby 
acknowledge, do hereby give grant sell and convey unto
the said Zachariah Hildreth a certain peace of Land lying
in Townsend afores^d containing about seven acres
and one quarter of an acre of land, be the same more or
less, bounded as follows, begining at a stake and stones
the Southeast corner of land belonging to Simeon Green
then runing westerly on said Greens land about forty
four poles to a stake and stones the southeast corner
of said Green's land, then southerly about twenty five
poles and Hildreths own land to a Read oak tree in or
near Lieut. Lemuel Petts line then easterly on s^d land
about forty three poles to a corner in s^d Petts line then
northerly to the bounds first mentioned.  To have
and to hold the aforegranted premises to the said Zach-

[Volume 148, page 338]

Zachariah Hildreth his heirs and assigns to his and
their use and behoof forever.  And I do covenant with the said
Zachariah Hildreth and his heirs and assigns that I
am lawfully seized in fee of the aforegranted premises
that they are free of all incumbrances, that I have good
right to sell and convey the same to the said Zachariah
Hildreth as aboves^d.  And that I will warrant and
defend the same premises to the said Zachariah Hildreth
and his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful
claims and demands of all persons.  In witness whereof
I the said Jacob Batchelor have hereunto set my hand
and seal this second day of Sept^r in the year of our
Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven.
Jacob Batchelor and seal.  Signed sealed and delivered
in presence of us Joel Adams Daniel Adams
Middlesex Ss Sept^r 2^d day 1797.  Then the abovenamed
Jacob Batchelor acknowledged the above instrument
to be his free act and deed before me Daniel Adams
Just. of Peace.
                            Middlesex Ss Cambridge 16^th Decem^r 1802
Received and Entered
                                        by Samuel Bartlett Reg.
The source citation for this recorded deed is:

"Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 23 December 2018), Middlesex County, "Deeds, 1802-1803, Vol. 148," Volume 148, pages 337-338 (images 183-184 of 288), Deed of Jacob Batchelor to Zachariah Hildreth, executed 2 December 1797, recorded 16 December 1802.

This deed is for seven and a quarter acres of land in Townsend, adjacent to land owned by Simeon Green, Lemuel Petts and Zachariah Hildreth.  Zachariah paid 29 dollars in 1797 for this piece of land, which measures 44 poles (726 feet) in one dimension (easterly and westerly), and 25 rods (412.5 feet) northerly and southerly, in a rectangular shape.  Interestingly, those measurements give 6.875 acres.

Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1829) "gentleman" is my 4th great-grandfather, who married Elizabeth Keyes (Hannah Sawtell (1759-1793) in Townsend, Massachusetts in 1777.  I am descended from their son, Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857) who married Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857 in 1810.

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NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 13 to 19 January 2019

Dozens of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.

My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.


Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


Three Decades of Historical Context by J.L. Bell on the Boston 1775 blog.

10 Ways We Build Our Own Brick Walls by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained blog.

Why DNA Tests Are NO Substitute for Genealogical Research by Lynn  Serafinn on the Trentino Genealogy blog.

*  23andMe Adds 1000+ More Regions and 30+ New Reports for the Most Refined View of Ancestry To-Date by the writer of the 23andMe Blog.

A Census Substitute by David Allen Lambert on the Vita Brevis blog.

Genealogy Photos and Copyrights by History Chick on the Genealogical Musings blog.

*  The True Story of Mary Cook: Wagon Trains, Gold Rushes, Shipwrecks, Wars, Fires, Earthquakes, Love & More! Part I; Part II; Part III by Vernon Case Gsuntt on the GenealogyBank blog.
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Unearth the Lead, Unearth the Slaveholder by Nicka Smith on the Who Is Nicka Smith? blog.

Genealogy Research Behind Closed Doors by Melissa Barker in the A Genealogist in the Archives blog.

*  Connecting DNA Matches Using a Master Match Tree – Part One, The Story; Part Two, The How-to by Amberly Beck on The Genealogy Girl blog.

* Indexing and DNA by Marcia Philbrick on the Heartland Genealogy blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

Friday Finds: Week 3 --2019 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.


*  Friday Fossicking - 18th Jan 2019 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.


This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 19, 2019  by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.


Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 900 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 13 to 19 January 2019

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on Ancestry.com during the period from 13 to 19 January 2019 

Unfortunately, this list seems quite jumbled, with dates out of order and perhaps incomplete.

The Card Catalog list includes record collections by "Date Updated" (which seems to include "Date Added") - the list looks like this:


I used the Card Catalog list to note the record collections added or updated since 10 December 2018:

Idaho, Old Penitentiary Prison Records, 1882-1961, indexed records with record images, Updated 01/18/2019

Nienburg, Germany, Births, 1874-1905 (in German), indexed records with record images, Updated 01/17/2019

Eberswalde, Germany, Births, 1874-1906 (in German), indexed records with record images, ADDED 01/17/2019

Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813, indexed records with record images, Updated 01/15/2019

Suffolk County, Boston City Massachusetts 1810 City Directory, indexed records with record images, Updated 01/14/2019

*  Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946, indexed records with record images, Updated 01/12/2019

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936, indexed records with record images, Updated 01/12/2019

New York, New York, Marriage License Indexes, 1907-2018, indexed records with record images, Updated 01/09/2019

South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, indexed records with record images, Updated 01/03/2019

Mainz, Germany, Marriages, 1876-1920 (in German), indexed records with record images, Updated 12/29/2018

Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/29/2018

UK, Historical Photographs and Prints, 1704-1989, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/27/2018

U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/27/2018

Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg and Posen, Select Church Book Duplicates, 1794-1874 (in German), indexed records with record images, Updated 12/21/2018

Campeche, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1638-1944 (in Spanish), unindexed records with record images, Updated 12/18/2018

California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/18/2018

Chihuahua, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958 (in Spanish), indexed records with record images, Updated 12/18/2018

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/17/2018

West Yorkshire, England, Estate Rentals, 1380-1932, unindexed records with record images, Updated 12/15/2018

Victoria, Australia, St Peter's Eastern Hill, Selected Records, 1848-1998, unindexed records with record images, Updated 12/15/2018

Poland, Modliborzyce Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (USHMM) (in German), indexed records with record images, Updated 12/12/2018

Lodi, Lombardy, Italy, Civil Registration Records, 1866-1936 (in Italian), indexed records with record images, Updated 12/10/2018

World War II Japanese-American Internment Camp Documents, 1942-1946, unindexed records with record images, Updated 12/10/2018

Belluno, Veneto, Italy, Civil Registration Records 1871-1938 (in Italian), indexed records with record images, Updated 12/10/2018

Aosta, Aosta, Italy, Tribunale Civil Registration Records, 1866-1939 (in Italian), indexed records with record images, Updated 12/10/2018

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at    http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx. 
 

By my count, there was 1 NEW collection ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,671 collections available as of 19 January, a decrease of  2 from last week.   So 1 was added, 3 were removed, for a net decrease of 2.  Which 3 collections were removed from the list last week?

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Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription since 2000.  Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.


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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 13 to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019, there were 2,433 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 4 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---

*  France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 3,064,022 indexed records with 3,064,022 record images, ADDED 16 Jan 2019

*  Hawaii, Naturalization Records, 1838-1991       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2842680); 129 indexed records with 129 record images, ADDED 12 Jan 2019

*  Maryland, Baltimore, Loudon Park Cemetery, Cemetery Records, 1853-1986  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3021633); 356,122 indexed records with 356,122 record images, ADDED 17 Jan 2019

--- Collections Updated ---

*  Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1321742); 79,535 indexed records with 1,398,741 record images (was 79,535 records with 1,399,152 images), Updated 14 Jan 2019

*  Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2138513); 468,133 indexed records with 2,944,655 record images (was 465,376 records with 2,944,655 images), Updated 18 Jan 2019

*  Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925429); 4,432,295 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 4,358,977 records with 404,718 images), Updated 15 Jan 2019

*  France, Saône-et-Loire, Census, 1836    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2721038); Index only (545,714 records), no images (was 545,714 records with 10,183 images), Updated 15 Jan 2019

*  Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1601210); 1,711,162 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 1,675,795 records with 2,591,542 images), Updated 18 Jan 2019

*  England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2353070); 1,923,622 indexed records with 61,776 record images (was 928,964 records with 61,776 images), Updated 16 Jan 2019

*  Montana, Granite County Records, 1865-2009      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2029197); 7,691 indexed records with 108,688 record images (was 4,707 records with 108,688 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2103490); 11,039 indexed records with 93,205 record images (was 10,967 records with 93,205 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245); 3,658,350 indexed records with 2,707,258 record images (was 3,170,620 records with 2,697,997 images), Updated 14 Jan 2019

*  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 18 Jan 2019

*  France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-1793      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2363045); 599,807 indexed records with 95,073 record images (was 598,656 records with 95,073 images), Updated 16 Jan 2019

*  France, Vienne, Military Draft Cards, 1867-1921 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2807503); 143,527 indexed records with 118,680 record images (was 143,016 records with 118,183 images), Updated 14 Jan 2019

*  Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-2009      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1926700); 586,704 indexed records with 614,573 record images (was 541,267 records with 614,573 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573604); 438,418 indexed records with 316,164 record images (was 434,732 records with 315,495 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016224); 1,705,517 indexed records with 1,582,419 record images (was 1,705,517 records with 1,582,419 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1463134); 7,025,587 indexed records with 7,025,587 record images (was 7,025,587 records with 7,025,587 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796818); 48,803 indexed records with 684 record images (was 48,034 records with 684 images), Updated 14 Jan 2019

*  Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790181); 10,301,574 indexed records with 1,504,762 record images (was 2,903,930 records with 538,955 images), Updated 16 Jan 2019

*  Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2170641); 13,118 indexed records with 117,351 record images (was 12,770 records with 117,351 images), Updated 18 Jan 2019

*  Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2862204); 186,700 indexed records with 4,929 record images (was 89,801 records with 2,316 images), Updated 18 Jan 2019

*  Indiana, Ripley County, Osgood, Greendale Cemetery Records, 1861-2007   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1548494); 4,443 indexed records with 3,977 record images (was 0 records with 3,977 images), Updated 15 Jan 2019

*  Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999178); 3,944 indexed records with 2,280,204 record images (was 3,623 records with 2,280,204 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 1,956,005 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 1,536,683 records with 1,649,601 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2848682); 411,880 indexed records with 446,211 record images (was 125,386 records with 152,430 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2534492); 23,829 indexed records with 21,173 record images (was 23,819 records with 21,173 images), Updated 16 Jan 2019

*  Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974196); 1,015,996 indexed records with 424,329 record images (was 1,015,996 records with 424,329 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1911752); 2,989,415 indexed records with 53,151 record images (was 2,683,565 records with 53,151 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2290980); 379,071 indexed records with 40,448 record images (was 379,071 records with 40,448 images), Updated 15 Jan 2019

*  Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780016); Browse 752,454 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 410,540 images), Updated 15 Jan 2019

*  Virginia, Lynchburg, Diuguid Funeral Home records, 1820-1971    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1419237); 14,750 indexed records with 5,954 record images (was 14,711 records with 5,953 images), Updated 16 Jan 2019

*  France, Calvados, Military Registration Cards, 1867-1921        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2815120); 95,494 indexed records with 87,562 record images (was 94,106 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Jan 2019

*  Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration, 1874-1983     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2454663); 221,138 indexed records with 192,128 record images (was 203,978 records with 192,128 images), Updated 17 Jan 2019

*  United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2367299); 6,221,269 indexed records with 539,878 record images (was 6,221,269 records with 455,810 images), Updated 15 Jan 2019

--- Collections with new images ---

*  Montana, Deer Lodge County, Anaconda, Cemetery Records, 1878-2005       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1386115); 711 indexed records with 711 record images (was 691 records with 691 images),  8 Jan 2019

*  Texas, Gonzales County, Birth Records, 1878-1945        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3023822); 516 indexed records with 516 record images (was 480 records with 480 images),  28 Dec 2018

*  Louisiana, Ascension Parish, Index of Marriages, 1773-1963      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3021712); 3,909 indexed records with 3,909 record images (was 3,556 records with 3,626 images),  28 Dec 2018

*  Italy, Avellino, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1947  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2484771); 4,773 indexed records with 4,796 record images (was 3,527 records with 3,720 images),  28 Dec 2018

*  New Jersey, Jersey City, Holy Name Cemetery, Card Index of Interment, 1849-1984 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3016198); 3,325 indexed records with 3,325 record images (was 1,596 records with 2,317 images),  8 Jan 2019

*  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Board of Health Birth Return Records, 1908-1911     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015348); 79 indexed records with 79 record images (was 70 records with 70 images),  28 Dec 2018

*  Argentina, Entre Ríos, Civil Registration, 1860-1965    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3006904); 906 indexed records with 976 record images (was 179 records with 227 images),  10 Jan 2019

--- Collections with new records ---

*  Peru, Tacna, Civil Registration, 1850-1998      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2305287); 116 indexed records with 253,910 record images (was 0 records with 253,910 images),  28 May 2015

*  Italy, Salerno, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1949   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935404); 28,912 indexed records with 5,930,229 record images (was 28,659 records with 5,930,229 images),  10 Jan 2019

*  Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1900-1964      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1929995); 148,503 indexed records with 54,869 record images (was 148,502 records with 54,869 images),  19 Oct 2018

*  Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1937990); 804,894 indexed records with 6,791,351 record images (was 802,643 records with 6,791,351 images),  10 Sep 2018

*  Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1918        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968528); 146,695 indexed records with 2,171,605 record images (was 146,390 records with 2,171,605 images),  10 Jan 2019

*  Italy, Macerata, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1814  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2152678); 136 indexed records with 93,143 record images (was 11 records with 93,143 images),  23 Jun 2017

*  Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761121); Index only (115,309 records), no images (was 115,199 records with 0 images),  26 Oct 2018

*  Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2185953); 1,137,892 indexed records with 367,790 record images (was 1,100,539 records with 367,790 images),  9 Nov 2018

*  Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1619127); 4,775,054 indexed records with 3,357,737 record images (was 4,728,366 records with 3,357,737 images),  29 Nov 2018

*  Texas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761118); 15,063 indexed records with 5,241 record images (was 15,028 records with 5,241 images),  12 Jul 2017

--- Collections with records removed ---

*  Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681001); Index only (2,197,791 records), no images (was 2,197,856 records with 0 images),  20 Jul 2016

*  Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936); 5,055,521 indexed records with 3,505,112 record images (was 5,055,522 records with 3,505,112 images),  11 Dec 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 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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