Saturday, October 5, 2019

Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 September to 5 October 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 5 October 2019, there were 2,604 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 15 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---

Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2658799); 16,710 indexed records with 16,710 record images, ADDED 3 Oct 2019

Utah, Church Records, 1915-1972 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790271); 848 indexed records with 848 record images, ADDED 2 Oct 2019

Utah, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2243396); 52,829 indexed records with 52,829 record images, ADDED 30 Sep 2019

Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Rose Hill Burial Park, Interment cards, 1917-1982    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3259481); 1,969 indexed records with 1,969 record images, ADDED 5 Oct 2019

Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288441); 12,309 indexed records with 12,309 record images, ADDED 5 Oct 2019

Kentucky, Church Records, 1818-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790250); 9,536 indexed records with 9,536 record images, ADDED 1 Oct 2019

Louisiana, Church Records, 1836-1938    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790251); 3,727 indexed records with 3,727 record images, ADDED 1 Oct 2019

Iowa, Church Records, 1839-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790247); 19,075 indexed records with 19,075 record images, ADDED 3 Oct 2019

Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787824); 57,125 indexed records with 57,125 record images, ADDED 2 Oct 2019

Oregon, Church Records, 1853-1874       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790272); 543 indexed records with 543 record images, ADDED 2 Oct 2019

Mississippi, Church Records, 1910-1919  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790273); 2,869 indexed records with 2,869 record images, ADDED 4 Oct 2019

Kansas, Church Records, 1826-1992       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790249); 6,975 indexed records with 6,975 record images, ADDED 3 Oct 2019

Indiana, Church Records, 1743-1966      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790248); 17,982 indexed records with 17,982 record images, ADDED 3 Oct 2019

Texas, Church Records, 1852-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790180); 6,107 indexed records with 6,107 record images, ADDED 3 Oct 2019

Tennessee, Church Records, 1816-1995    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790270); 3,909 indexed records with 3,909 record images, ADDED 1 Oct 2019

--- Collections Updated ---

Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919687); 729,944 indexed records with 188,945 record images (was 42,673 records with 188,945 images), Updated 3 Oct 2019

New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 94,465 indexed records with 1,032 record images (was 94,450 records with 1,031 images), Updated 1 Oct 2019

South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2834217); 17,094 indexed records with 1,107 record images (was 16,917 records with 1,096 images), Updated 4 Oct 2019

Ukraine, Zaporizhia Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1811-1858 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2465061); 163,282 indexed records with 62,154 record images (was 130,469 records with 62,154 images), Updated 1 Oct 2019

Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922410); 134,099 indexed records with 134,797 record images (was 52,015 records with 134,797 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 123,337 indexed records with 2,996 record images (was 121,589 records with 2,995 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

Colorado, Jefferson County, Wheat Ridge, Crown Hill Cemetery Records, 1900-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3235393); 27,462 indexed records with 1,315 record images (was 27,111 records with 1,299 images), Updated 2 Oct 2019

England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1465709); Index only (2,583,982 records), no images (was 1,454,083 records with 0 images), Updated 1 Oct 2019

Alabama, Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Funeral Books, 1911-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3264362); 2,322 indexed records with 1,414 record images (was 1,164 records with 1,161 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

New Jersey Naturalization Records, 1796-1991    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2649169); 408,314 indexed records with 404,621 record images (was 11,941 records with 18,807 images), Updated 2 Oct 2019

Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 262,055 indexed records with 44,636 record images (was 212,623 records with 35,777 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803932); Index only (3,610,754 records), no images (was 3,610,754 records with 0 images), Updated 4 Oct 2019

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,153,315 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,153,315 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 2 Oct 2019

*  Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); 10,174 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 9,862 records with 6,567 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

Sweden, Östergötland Church Records, 1555-1911; index 1616-1860 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1979429); 49,309 indexed records with 1,045,116 record images (was 27,789 records with 1,045,116 images), Updated 4 Oct 2019

Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398461); 97,027 indexed records with 96,972 record images (was 66,323 records with 66,279 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1428897); 672,232 indexed records with 3,327,853 record images (was 672,409 records with 3,327,853 images), Updated 1 Oct 2019

United States Census, 1940      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2000219); 134,827,283 indexed records with 3,841,151 record images (was 134,827,283 records with 3,841,151 images), Updated 1 Oct 2019

New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2106099); 60,107 indexed records with 613 record images (was 640 records with 613 images), Updated 1 Oct 2019

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,644 records), no images (was 875,610,644 records with 0 images), Updated 2 Oct 2019

Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326815); 153,093 indexed records with 2,587 record images (was 151,551 records with 2,561 images), Updated 4 Oct 2019

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242886); 175,766 indexed records with 21,950 record images (was 175,754 records with 21,950 images), Updated 30 Sep 2019

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155912); 195,761 indexed records with 39,636 record images (was 195,720 records with 39,635 images), Updated 2 Oct 2019

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242825); 9,380 indexed records with 27,717 record images (was 9,148 records with 27,717 images), Updated 4 Oct 2019

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936); 5,664,613 indexed records with 3,680,369 record images (was 5,664,334 records with 3,680,369 images), Updated 2 Oct 2019

England and Wales Census, 1871  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1538354); 22,933,411 indexed records with 1,281,291 record images (was 22,933,411 records with 1,281,291 images), Updated 1 Oct 2019

Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 2,216 indexed records with 10,142 record images (was 1,023 records with 4,645 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2060668); 2,109,261 indexed records with 2,513,517 record images (was 763,146 records with 2,513,517 images), Updated 1 Oct 2019

Ukraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-1937     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910265); 297,098 indexed records with 942,391 record images (was 270,722 records with 942,391 images), Updated 2 Oct 2019

Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 33,157 indexed records with 16,544 record images (was 21,693 records with 10,829 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); 16,351 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 10,153 records with 708,628 images), Updated 5 Oct 2019

--- Collections with new images ---

Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780016); Browse 1,169,608 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,165,845 images),  24 Sep 2019

United States, Cemetery Abstracts  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2579610); 468,634 indexed records with 69,349 record images (was 468,634 records with 64,640 images),  17 Sep 2019

Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015626); 3,503,512 indexed records with 8,061,557 record images (was 3,503,512 records with 8,061,512 images),  14 Mar 2019

South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573604); 439,965 indexed records with 316,352 record images (was 439,965 records with 315,683 images),  3 May 2019

United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 5,344,149 indexed records with 292,272 record images (was 5,344,149 records with 281,154 images),  27 Aug 2019

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245); 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,610,978 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,973 images),  9 Aug 2019

--- Collections with images removed ---

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,678,119 indexed records with 1,676,652 record images (was 1,678,119 records with 1,676,683 images),  16 Mar 2019

--- Collections with new records ---

Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2487287); 57,465 indexed records with 1 record images (was 27,973 records with 1 images),  24 Jun 2015

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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:

readblogs said...

These new Family Search "Church Records" are TERRIBLE! I usually review these great lists of updates you send out with joy but this one is showing major issues with FamilySearch data! Finding the exact same nine Shackfords in the database under Maine and New Jersey and the marriages for most are in ROXBURY, Massachusetts which is clearly written on the tops of the typed pages and this is neither Maine nor New Jersey. The location of the marriages are showing up in Cumberland, Maine which is not even listed on the page showing the marriage. Wish I had the ability to get FamilySearch to please review this data more thoroughly before sharing but hopefully this comment will stir the right folks with some contacts within the database folks to get this fixed. And Randy - I do thank you for these weekly summaries as I've often found some great new sources using this material you share.