Saturday, May 2, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your "Where I'm From" Poem

It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  Write your own "Where I'm From" poem - you can see a sample format at  But make it unique - yours!

2)  Share your poem on your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your poem.

Here's mine:

Randy's From Where?

I am from an all grown up small town,

My San Diego is sun, streets, beaches and canyons,
From jacaranda trees with purple flowers,
To sunburn, body surfing and sand castles.

I am from a Victorian house with no porches,
With angled walls and secret places,

I remember sliding down a rear stair bannister,
To a backyard with boysenberry and raspberry bushes.

I am from Rice Krispies, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and vermicelli,
Hamburgers and hot dogs on the backyard grill, 
Yummy doughnuts from the bakery on Saturday morning,
Running to get ice cream cones at the corner drug store.

I am from wonderful teachers at Brooklyn school, on the safety patrol,
Off to Roosevelt Junior and San Diego High for Latin, Calculus, and History,
And San Diego State for a degree in Aerospace engineering.
A career in Aerospace at Rohr and Goodrich, seeing the world.

I am from Cavemen, Aztecs, Chargers and Padres - my teams!
Football in the street, baseball in the park, basketball on the patio.
Bicycles, flexies and scooters, forts in the park, newspaper routes, 
Berry sales, Piggly Wiggly and five-and-dime stores.

I am from Seavers, Richmonds, Hildreths, Whites and Smiths,
Carringers, Spanglers, Vauxes, Aubles and Kemps,
Hard working, shrewd, fair-minded, home building, succeeding,
Laughing, learning, teaching, sharing and loving.

I am from Chula Vista, Leominster, Hilperton, South Petherton,
Concordia, McCook, Oak Grove, Sandy Lake, Aurora, 
Glocester, Killingly, Eastham, Woodbridge, Terre Haute,
New England, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Wiltshire, Somerset and California!

I am from the snake oil salesman, the blacksmith, the carder,

The house painter, the many farmers, the patriot soldiers, the mechanic,
The carpenter, the wheelwright, the shoemaker, the preacher,
And all of the dear mothers, weavers and homemakers.

I am from Episcopalians, agnostics, Quakers,
Baptists, Methodists, Congregationalists and Pilgrims,
and turned into a Presbyterian.
I am a child of God.  

I am from a family of encouragers
Of triers and second place winners.
Believing in "never give up," "do your best" 
and striving for "well done, you tried hard."

I am from folks in faded and crumbling pictures,
who built and lived in sod houses, farms and salt boxes,

From fireplaces, wood stoves and straw beds with ropes,
With buckets, wells, tubs, outhouses and honey pots.

I am from sailing ships and steamships, 
Horse-drawn buggies, sleighs, and wagon trails;
Trains, buses, bicycles, trolleys and automobiles,
Airplanes, amusement parks, roller coasters and imagination.

I am from towns built in the wilderness
And a large modern city with palm trees and traffic.
From families sewn together by hardship and unfailing love
Displaying the indomitable human spirit.

If I can do it, you can do it!  It's amazing what memories and thoughts come to mind when you write about "Where I'm From."  

Please tell me yours, and please share it with your family members and friends.


Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 26 April to 2 May 2020

The following record collections were listed on the Ancestry Card Catalog list on during the period from 26 April to 2 May 2020:  

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

Norway, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

Sweden, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

Brazil, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

Mexico, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

Germany, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/30/2020

WEB: St. Louis County, Minnesota Birth Index, 1870-1900; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/29/2020

WEB: Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/29/2020

Web: St. Louis County, Minnesota, Death Index, 1870-1899; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/29/2020

WEB: Minnesota, St. Louis County Marriage Index, 1871-1894; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/29/2020


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 32,767 collections available as of 2 May, an increase of  3 from last week.  It appears that Ancestry secretly added some collections or miscounted again.


Disclosure:  I have a complimentary all-access subscription from, for which I am thankful. 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.

Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Record Collections at - Week of 26 April to 2 May 2020

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch   ( every week.

As of 2 May 2020, there are 2,800 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 15 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Census, 1984  (; 61,173 indexed records with 61,173 record images, ADDED 30-Apr-2020
Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Rose Hill Memorial Park Interment Records, ca.1915 - ca.1982    (; 23,978 indexed records with 23,978 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020
Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Holy Cross Cemetery, Interment Records, 1909-1979 (; 116,174 indexed records with 116,174 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020
Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930      (; 187,444 indexed records with 187,444 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020
Ireland, Medical Directory for Ireland, 1858    (; Index only, no images, ADDED 01-May-2020

Hawaii State Archives, Register of Voters, Hawaiian Islands, 1887-1888  (; Index only, no images, ADDED 01-May-2020
New Jersey, Newark, Woodland Cemetery Records, 1895-1980        (; 47,098 indexed records with 47,098 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020
Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000       (; 9,247 indexed records with 9,247 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020
Texas, Grimes County, Marriage Records, 1951-1966       (; 1,681 indexed records with 1,681 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020
North Carolina, Wilmington, Cemetery Records, 1852-2005 (; 9,739 indexed records with 9,739 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020

England, Index to Register of Passport Applications, 1851-1903  (; 376,488 indexed records with 376,488 record images, ADDED 29-Apr-2020
Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 (; 1,150 indexed records with 1,150 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020
Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Layman Cemetery Burial Records, 1860-1926      (; 22,056 indexed records with 22,056 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020
Iowa, Historical Society of Iowa, Divorce Records, 1906-1937    (; Index only, no images, ADDED 01-May-2020
Montana, Silver Bow County, Cemetery Indexes, 1880-2003 (; 64,263 indexed records with 64,263 record images, ADDED 01-May-2020

Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (; 65,291 indexed records with 65,291 record images, ADDED 28-Apr-2020
Arkansas, County Voter Registration Records, 1868-1910  (; 50,902 indexed records with 50,902 record images, ADDED 30-Apr-2020

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976    (; 34,941 indexed records with 30,486 record images (was 33,938 records with 29,718 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979        (; 396,807 indexed records with 97,466 record images (was 396,210 records with 97,209 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951  (; 1,830,468 indexed records with 25,846 record images (was 1,830,468 records with 25,846 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Georgia, Savannah City Jail Registers, 1855-1873        (; 28,591 indexed records with 760 record images (was 28,591 records with 759 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Dakota, Grave Registration Records, 1940-1941     (; 293,502 indexed records with 16,405 record images (was 293,395 records with 16,393 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 42,340 indexed records with 18,878 record images (was 40,657 records with 18,150 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
North Carolina, Voter Registration Records, 1868-1898   (; 10,978 indexed records with 1,544 record images (was 10,978 records with 509 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935      (; 36,054 indexed records with 1,169 record images (was 30,612 records with 959 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922       (; 206,817 indexed records with 205,233 record images (was 185,095 records with 183,530 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887    (; 231,267 indexed records with 225,834 record images (was 214,608 records with 209,200 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Georgia, Chatham, Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper's Book (colored), 1852-1942     (; 57,716 indexed records with 1,098 record images (was 56,119 records with 1,077 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981     (; 2,030,606 indexed records with 978,396 record images (was 1,959,190 records with 978,396 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950       (; 109,427 indexed records with 199,883 record images (was 108,673 records with 199,883 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Louisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905        (; 141,473 indexed records with 5,451 record images (was 141,460 records with 4,903 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981  (; 2,335 indexed records with 447,381 record images (was 2,335 records with 447,381 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015        (; 70,090 indexed records with 4,895 record images (was 57,138 records with 4,021 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (; 104,376 indexed records with 12,450 record images (was 93,873 records with 11,060 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (; 172,116 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 172,112 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1930        (; 20,639 indexed records with 62,043 record images (was 19,248 records with 59,052 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (; 272,148 indexed records with 223,729 record images (was 231,008 records with 197,336 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

New York State Census, 1905     (; Browse 111,177 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 111,177 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (; 30,047,348 indexed records with 46,885,453 record images (was 30,047,348 records with 46,885,453 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996   (; 283,342 indexed records with 5,283,986 record images (was 283,342 records with 5,283,986 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Iowa, Marshall County, Marshalltown, Riverside Cemetery Burial Records, ca.1800-ca.1975 (; 35,704 indexed records with 17,583 record images (was 35,183 records with 17,448 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Nebraska, Lancaster County, Wyuka Cemetery Burial Permits, 1883-1999    (; 45,549 indexed records with 45,466 record images (was 36,325 records with 36,265 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Peru, Municipal Census, 1831-1866       (; Browse 7,064 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 7,064 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950       (; 27,345 indexed records with 27,073 record images (was 20,014 records with 19,832 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Mississippi, Death Certificate Index, 1912-1943 (; 677,707 indexed records with 6,543 record images (was 675,982 records with 6,532 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000      (; 41,744 indexed records with 1,893 record images (was 32,217 records with 1,427 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (; 5,761,879 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 5,740,822 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

California, San Benito County Registrar, Burial Permits 1911-1948       (; 8,388 indexed records with 7,480 record images (was 8,283 records with 7,375 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (; 19,083,001 indexed records with 2,174,735 record images (was 18,576,217 records with 2,053,046 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Cemetery Records, 1897-2012       (; 425,097 indexed records with 150,972 record images (was 424,998 records with 150,972 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (; 13,173 indexed records with 12,030 record images (was 7,758 records with 8,370 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011        (; 46,487 indexed records with 32,338 record images (was 40,658 records with 32,338 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877   (; 10,284 indexed records with 27,717 record images (was 10,234 records with 27,717 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 393,344 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 389,387 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Utah, World War I Army Servicemen Records Abstracts, 1914-1918  (; 18,886 indexed records with 18,862 record images (was 18,884 records with 18,862 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
California, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Cemetery Association, Cemetery Index 1872-2003     (; 21,374 indexed records with 21,348 record images (was 15,940 records with 15,927 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
International Genealogical Index (IGI)  (; Index only (892,761,439 records), no images (was 892,761,439 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Georgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1909  (; 230,552 indexed records with 12,670 record images (was 230,552 records with 19,875 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (; 118,725 indexed records with 5,994 record images (was 91,957 records with 4,154 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (; 100,651 indexed records with 98,636 record images (was 98,900 records with 96,905 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989 (; 2,671,940 indexed records with 1,167,010 record images (was 1,475,888 records with 1,167,010 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,610 records), no images (was 875,610,616 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970      (; 917,760 indexed records with 4,823,124 record images (was 917,760 records with 4,823,124 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001    (; 1,498,417 indexed records with 25,517 record images (was 1,498,417 records with 25,517 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961  (; 461,582 indexed records with 359,962 record images (was 461,361 records with 359,962 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980      (; 3,205,257 indexed records with 3,080,948 record images (was 3,144,651 records with 3,080,948 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954     (; 296,287 indexed records with 137,239 record images (was 239,235 records with 113,151 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Mexico, Morelos, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1994     (; 74,374 indexed records with 531,787 record images (was 74,374 records with 531,787 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1935-1999   (; 191,813 indexed records with 254,406 record images (was 173,136 records with 254,406 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979     (; 889,687 indexed records with 5,797,486 record images (was 889,687 records with 5,797,486 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006     (; 1,284,993 indexed records with 1,486 record images (was 1,284,993 records with 1,486 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954        (; 2,330,499 indexed records with 3,087,354 record images (was 2,330,459 records with 3,087,354 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Pennsylvania Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880     (; 163,083 indexed records with 8,449 record images (was 156,900 records with 8,187 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001      (; 4,971,141 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 4,968,652 records with 4,581,756 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (; 40,842 indexed records with 17,681 record images (was 36,989 records with 15,306 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Idaho, Twin Falls County, Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Cemetery Records, 1937-1993    (; 21,856 indexed records with 21,569 record images (was 20,948 records with 20,674 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966       (; 18,343 indexed records with 18,189 record images (was 5,211 records with 5,209 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,204,644 indexed records with 1,965,052 record images (was 7,204,644 records with 1,967,791 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Italy, Teramo, Teramo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940        (; 86,210 indexed records with 425,736 record images (was 64,632 records with 425,736 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 (; 12,305 indexed records with 379 record images (was 9,369 records with 288 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Ohio, Cincinnati, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Index of Burials, 1851-1986 (; 60,653 indexed records with 60,555 record images (was 60,643 records with 60,545 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
New Jersey, Mercer County, Veteran's Service Office, Grave Registration Records, ca. 1770-ca.1979       (; 20,060 indexed records with 26,767 record images (was 923 records with 920 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Indiana, Bartholomew, Columbus, Garland Brook Cemetery Interment Records, ca.1885-ca.2000       (; 14,733 indexed records with 14,682 record images (was 303 records with 300 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Guatemala, San Marcos, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (; 473,163 indexed records with 16,730 record images (was 473,163 records with 16,730 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 119,687 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 111,959 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918 (; 5,502 indexed records with 275 record images (was 5,502 records with 275 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Isle of Wight Parish Registers, 1538-1983      (; 159,655 indexed records with 11,524 record images (was 75,905 records with 6,575 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (; 178,686 indexed records with 212,744 record images (was 178,686 records with 212,738 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
New Jersey, Newark, Mount Olivet Cemetery Records, 1871-1984    (; 32,823 indexed records with 8,366 record images (was 32,238 records with 8,303 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999   (; 252,286 indexed records with 249,130 record images (was 229,274 records with 226,408 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968  (; 915,089 indexed records with 707,724 record images (was 915,059 records with 707,724 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (; 35,153 indexed records with 4,517 record images (was 35,137 records with 4,514 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967     (; 9,515 indexed records with 499,694 record images (was 9,515 records with 499,694 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Dakota, Veteran Graves Registration Records, 1940-1941    (; 17,007 indexed records with 11,443 record images (was 16,284 records with 11,392 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913   (; 3,629,263 indexed records with 367,912 record images (was 3,629,185 records with 367,912 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990    (; 1,364,006 indexed records with 59,765 record images (was 1,142,965 records with 53,855 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1888-1998    (; 542,288 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 491,095 records with 708,628 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Niue, Vital Records, 1818-1994  (; 3,881 indexed records with 3,385 record images (was 143 records with 143 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

--- Collections with new images ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (; 1,851,235 indexed records with 71,155 record images (was 1,851,235 records with 70,659 images), last updated 04-May-2016
New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956  (; 4,749,222 indexed records with 84,805 record images (was 4,749,222 records with 68,780 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Oregon, Multnomah County, Voting Registration Records, 1908-1958        (; 988,549 indexed records with 982,465 record images (was 988,549 records with 980,956 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses, 1890-1934    (; 4,972,408 indexed records with 52,911 record images (was 4,972,408 records with 43,634 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Arizona, Yavapai County, Pioneers' Home Resident Ledger and Index, 1911-2000    (; 2,848 indexed records with 406 record images (was 2,848 records with 401 images), last updated 04-May-2016

Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940   (; 576,167 indexed records with 22,982 record images (was 576,167 records with 22,980 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (; Browse 1,168,132 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,162,739 images), last updated 04-May-2016
New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981 (; 486,930 indexed records with 22,680 record images (was 486,930 records with 22,165 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Kansas State Census, 1905       (; 1,545,509 indexed records with 50,873 record images (was 1,545,509 records with 49,917 images), last updated 04-May-2016
United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (; 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,610,978 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,973 images), last updated 04-May-2016

--- Collections with images removed ---

South Africa, Cape Province, Cemetery Records, 1886-2010        (; 817,273 indexed records with 41,887 record images (was 817,273 records with 41,889 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Italy, Salerno, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1949   (; 28,521 indexed records with 5,894,991 record images (was 28,521 records with 5,895,216 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (; 471,799 indexed records with 471,266 record images (was 471,799 records with 471,267 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965        (; Browse 1,968 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 2,161 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Alabama State Census, 1866      (; 243,781 indexed records with 18 record images (was 243,781 records with 6,285 images), last updated 04-May-2016

United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969    (; 468,634 indexed records with 69,348 record images (was 468,634 records with 69,349 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,043,205 indexed records with 206,436 record images (was 2,043,205 records with 206,456 images), last updated 04-May-2016
United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (; 6,031,182 indexed records with 304,351 record images (was 6,031,182 records with 327,307 images), last updated 04-May-2016

--- Collections with new records ---

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016       (; 8,577,471 indexed records with 5,387,756 record images (was 8,576,271 records with 5,387,756 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Slovenia, Ljubljana, Funeral Accounts, 1937-1970        (; 14,560 indexed records with 96,045 record images (was 9,718 records with 96,045 images), last updated 04-May-2016

--- Collections with records removed ---

Rhode Island State Census, 1905 (; 474,090 indexed records with 950,314 record images (was 474,152 records with 950,314 images), last updated 04-May-2016


My friend, Marshall, has come up with a program to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping us out here!

Note that all of the UPDATED collections have a "last updated" date of 4 May 2016.  That is probably not right.  Marshall indicated that the FamilySearch list that Marshall accesses displays those dates.

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to 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.

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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