Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Tell Us About Your "Last Ride"

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)  Check out "The Last Ride ... " on my other non-genealogy blog.  I thought it was beautiful and started thinking about my "last ride."

2)  Consider where you would go on your "last ride."  Where would you start, where would you finish, what stops would you make to live a memory?  What memories do you have about those places?  

  3)  Tell us about your own Memory Lane in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a link to your work as a Comment to this post.

Here's mine:

My "last ride" would have to be in the southern part of San Diego county.  I would start at my present home in Chula Vista and end at a hospice in Chula Vista.  I would want to drive by, and/or stop at, these places:

*  In Chula Vista,  would go east on Via Trieste and then west on East Naples Street, waving at homes of friends and neighbors.  Past Kellogg School where the girls started (K to grade 2), and then turning north on Hilltop Drive to Chula Vista Presbyterian Church, where we were married 50 years ago, baptized our daughters, served as an elder, supported the building program, and are friends with pastors and many congregants.  Then west on L Street past Lori's high school and down to Bay Blvd., and right on Bay to drive past Rohr/Goodrich where I worked for 37 years - lots of friends worked here, and mostly good memories.  West on F Street to the Bayfront Marina where I walked with my friend George for decades, and then east on J Street all the way to Hilltop Jr. High where Lori and Tami attended, and to Hilltop High where Tami attended, then further east on J to Halecrest School where the girls went for grades 3 to 6.  A short left to East H Street and a ride through the Home Depot and Costco parking lots, and back down H Street to see the house that I came to as an infant at 577 Twin Oaks.  North on Third Avenue to F Street, then west on F to the Chula Vista Library where I've researched for 32 years, taught and presented genealogy for 25 years - I have many good memories here. Marie Callenders was across the street, but is closed now, and so we go west to I-5, going past our favorite restaurant, Black Angus on E Street.  

*  Back on I-5 going north and we get off  on Pershing Drive, and go up though the windy canyons past Golden Hill rec center, around the golf course to Date Street and the paper route, down 30th Street to Brooklyn School, then back up Fern Street to where I grew up at 2119 30th Street - so many memories there!  A walk around the block is in order - I wish I could go inside my former home.  A short drive down to Grape Street park filled with memories of home runs,  flag football, and roaming the canyons.  Then back to 30th Street to go over to Morley Field where we went swimming and played baseball as kids.  A quick run over to Roosevelt Junior High (my alma mater), then south on Park Blvd. past the San Diego Zoo, the Natural History Museum, the Science Center, and then down El Prado past all of the Spanish-themed buildings from the 1915 and 1935 expositions, and then south to the Aerospace Museum.  Back on Park Blvd., we go past San Diego High, my alma mater.  Finally, past the new San Diego library at K Street and remembering the daily visits to the old library on E Street as a high school kid.

*  It's a short way down Imperial Avenue to Petco Park where we've had Padres season tickets since 2004, then past another favorite restaurant, the Tin Fish on 5th Avenue, and onto Hilltop Drive to go along the Bay past Seaport Village, the Midway Museum, to the Airport, and onto Harbor Island for a last view of the city buildings and the ships moored at the Navy base in Coronado, and then back on Harbor Drive to Scott Street, and south on Scott to Shelter Island, driving around Shelter Island past the fishing pier (my grandfather took us fishing as boys), and then up Talbot Street to Armada Terrace to see my grandparents home for the last time.  One more journey down steep Lucinda Street and we are back on Talbot past Westminster Presbyterian, where we had my mother's memorial service and saw many plays, and then south on Catalina Blvd. to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to visit mom and dad one more time, and to thank them for bringing me into this world and teaching me about life.  

*  We return north on Catalina and go down Hill Street to Ocean Beach to drive along the cliffs, and see the surfers, then through OB to visit Mission Bay, a trip around the Sea World parking lot, and over to Mission Beach and Belmont Park where we enjoyed the rides, the boardwalk,  bodysurfing and watching girls while lying on the beach.  North on Mission Blvd. to La Jolla Blvd, and we wind our way through La Jolla to the Cove area to see the seals and watch the waves, then up La Jolla Shores to visit UCSD where I did some graduate work.  

*  From La Jolla we go east to I-805, and south to I-8 and go east to visit SDCCU Stadium (used to be Qualcomm Stadium) where we watched many Padres and Chargers games from 1968 to 2004, then across the freeway to the Family History Center where I reviewed family history microfilms for about 25 years every Saturday doing genealogy research.  From there it is up Montezuma Road to San Diego State University where I graduated with an aerospace engineering degree in 1966, but I don't recognize the buildings!  Then it is south on I-15 to Highway 94, and onto I-5 south to go across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge one last time.  

*  We drive down Orange Avenue past the Lamb's Player's theatre where we had season tickets for 20 years, and past Miguel's, another favorite restaurant, and then to the stately Hotel del Coronado to see the inside.  Back on the road, we go the ten miles down the Silver Strand to the State Beach where our family enjoyed the beach, sand castles, bodysurfing, and food for decades.  Several more miles south is Imperial Beach where we have taken the grandkids to the beach.   From there, it's east on Palm Avenue all the way to Otay Mesa to see our first home on Coleman Court, and then north on I-805 back to Chula Vista and the shopping center on Palomar and then past the softball field where the girls played and I coached for 10 years, and, hey, we're home again on Via Trieste.

*  I decided I would rather pass away in my home surrounded by my loved ones, our familiar furniture and stuff, my genealogy work, and watching the Padres on TV.  One last trip through the family tree, and I think I'm done - give me a minute or two to post it to Facebook.  It's been a great life full of love and happiness and learning and friends and travel and memories.  My only wishes are that the Chargers were still here, the Padres had won a World Series, and one of my descendants had shown an interest in genealogy and family history.  Hope springs eternal...

Where will my body end up?  Probably Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita so that I am close to my roots and my memorable places.

Here's the map - for the descendants to follow on the Randy Seaver San Diego Memory Tour in case they don't get to take my last ride with me ... 


Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 24 to 30 May 2020

The following record collections were listed on the Ancestry Card Catalog list on during the period from 24 to 30 May 2020:  

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Rhode Island and Pawtucket, Massachusetts Birth Index, 1800-1855; indexed records with record images, ADDED 5/27/2020

Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1917; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/27/2020

Michigan, Honor Roll of Kalamazoo County, 1917-1919; indexed records with record images, ADDED 5/27/2020

Surrey, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1997; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/27/2020

Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/27/2020

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/27/2020

Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1948; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/27/2020

Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/27/2020


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 2 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,790 collections available as of 30 May, an increase of  1 from last week.  Ancestry either miscounted or removed 1 collection this past week.


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Added and Updated Record Collections at - Week of 23 to 29 May 2020

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

As of 29 May 2020, there are 2,837 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 5 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Norway, Oslo, Census, 1832-1954 (; 21,353 indexed records with 21,353 record images, ADDED 28-May-2020

*  Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965   (; 124 indexed records with 124 record images, ADDED 29-May-2020

*  Minnesota, Waseca County Historical Society, Burial Cards, ca.1860-1992 (; 9,991 indexed records with 9,991 record images, ADDED 29-May-2020

*  Ireland, Parliamentary Papers on Emigration to Canada, 1826     (; Index only, no images, ADDED 27-May-2020

*  Alaska, Pribilof Islands (particularly St. Paul Island) Census Records, 1881-1910       (; 13,764 indexed records with 13,764 record images, ADDED 29-May-2020

*  Ireland, Estate Commissioners Offices, Applications from Evicted Tenants, 1907  (; Index only, no images, ADDED 28-May-2020

*  Ireland, Registers of Queen's Colleges, 1849-1858       (; Index only, no images, ADDED 29-May-2020

--- Collections Updated ---

Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911  (; Index only (218,537 records), no images (was 755,345 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976    (; 35,426 indexed records with 30,844 record images (was 35,418 records with 30,838 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951 (; 756,010 indexed records with 188,945 record images (was 755,913 records with 188,945 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979        (; 520,900 indexed records with 132,781 record images (was 470,589 records with 118,956 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Louisiana State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1963 (; 127,772 indexed records with 21,796 record images (was 127,514 records with 21,796 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 55,067 indexed records with 24,057 record images (was 52,806 records with 23,108 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Kansas, Grant County, Census Records, 1895-1982 (; 28,877 indexed records with 16,617 record images (was 28,877 records with 7,330 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935      (; 57,959 indexed records with 1,936 record images (was 51,502 records with 1,728 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922       (; 298,280 indexed records with 296,636 record images (was 275,978 records with 274,349 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887    (; 302,838 indexed records with 296,633 record images (was 283,687 records with 277,593 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Georgia, Chatham, Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper's Book (colored), 1852-1942     (; 58,714 indexed records with 1,111 record images (was 58,588 records with 1,109 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (; 33,741 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 33,764 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (; 67,157 indexed records with 29,111 record images (was 62,317 records with 27,013 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Argentina, La Pampa, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1976 (; 58,843 indexed records with 25,879 record images (was 58,843 records with 25,879 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912        (; 93,242 indexed records with 4,692 record images (was 93,002 records with 4,692 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (; 73,905 indexed records with 3,886 record images (was 13,392 records with 1,385 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015        (; 123,034 indexed records with 8,815 record images (was 108,609 records with 7,758 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (; 154,304 indexed records with 18,229 record images (was 134,243 records with 15,776 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Iowa, Buchanan County Obituaries and Cemetery Records, ca.1796-1988     (; 210,409 indexed records with 41,519 record images (was 160,840 records with 32,400 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974       (; 1,260,009 indexed records with 3,133,093 record images (was 1,259,182 records with 3,133,093 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941      (; 627,980 indexed records with 258,646 record images (was 582,466 records with 258,646 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Deaths, 1863-1955   (; 93,115 indexed records with 54,798 record images (was 88,865 records with 50,548 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
Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (; 10,585 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 10,585 records with 6,567 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996      (; 16,546 indexed records with 16,502 record images (was 7,935 records with 7,917 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Nebraska, Lancaster County, Wyuka Cemetery Burial Permits, 1883-1999    (; 49,002 indexed records with 48,910 record images (was 48,724 records with 48,632 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Holy Cross Cemetery, Interment Records, 1909-1979 (; 145,183 indexed records with 3,549 record images (was 145,183 records with 3,549 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920     (; 24,172 indexed records with 686 record images (was 16,017 records with 451 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980  (; 1,856,794 indexed records with 137,654 record images (was 1,856,794 records with 140,296 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000       (; 127,986 indexed records with 90,600 record images (was 127,208 records with 90,533 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Mississippi, Death Certificate Index, 1912-1943 (; 686,761 indexed records with 6,604 record images (was 677,825 records with 6,544 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (; 23,159,416 indexed records with 2,607,940 record images (was 21,211,086 records with 2,424,733 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Cemetery Records, 1897-2012       (; 425,097 indexed records with 150,972 record images (was 425,097 records with 150,972 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (; 62,978 indexed records with 35,312 record images (was 62,820 records with 34,914 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
North Carolina, Wilmington, Cemetery Records, 1852-2005 (; 26,558 indexed records with 1,123 record images (was 26,051 records with 1,108 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011        (; 85,322 indexed records with 32,338 record images (was 83,009 records with 32,338 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 411,110 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 408,471 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932   (; 141,704 indexed records with 141,376 record images (was 100,252 records with 100,020 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
Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992     (; 150,768 indexed records with 1,135,393 record images (was 0 records with 1,135,393 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954 (; 1,084,531 indexed records with 1,081,683 record images (was 1,082,736 records with 1,080,877 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (; 195,727 indexed records with 8,468 record images (was 195,485 records with 8,465 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (; 105,421 indexed records with 103,272 record images (was 104,586 records with 102,444 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (; 395,846 indexed records with 334,948 record images (was 369,684 records with 309,656 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Sierra Leone, Civil Births, 1802-1969   (; 306,576 indexed records with 141,075 record images (was 306,576 records with 141,075 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,611 records), no images (was 875,610,611 records with 0 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
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (; 5,873,817 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 5,848,703 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (; 3,457,186 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 3,277,119 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954     (; 477,109 indexed records with 214,222 record images (was 435,732 records with 197,097 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Pennsylvania, Register of Military Volunteers, 1861-1865        (; 315,711 indexed records with 8,336 record images (was 315,205 records with 8,567 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
California, Los Angeles, Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Deceased Card File Index, 1877-1989  (; 89,420 indexed records with 89,251 record images (was 89,305 records with 89,136 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Idaho, Nez Perce County, Brower Wann Funeral Home Records, 1925-1986    (; 5,469 indexed records with 5,449 record images (was 146 records with 146 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950        (; 38,577 indexed records with 3,218 record images (was 17,802 records with 640 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1930        (; 23,192 indexed records with 69,580 record images (was 23,143 records with 67,552 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Pennsylvania Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880     (; 165,937 indexed records with 8,560 record images (was 165,834 records with 8,556 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966       (; 52,795 indexed records with 52,615 record images (was 44,460 records with 44,281 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (; 2,874,113 indexed records with 118,705 record images (was 1,851,235 records with 71,155 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950       (; 109,691 indexed records with 199,883 record images (was 109,427 records with 199,883 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Ohio, Toledo, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials, 1877-1955    (; 68,182 indexed records with 23,620 record images (was 67,253 records with 23,347 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Iowa State Census, 1925 (; 2,487,917 indexed records with 327,118 record images (was 2,487,917 records with 327,118 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965        (; Browse 2,418 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,968 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 (; 20,993 indexed records with 697 record images (was 18,809 records with 576 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (; 130,418 indexed records with 3,002 record images (was 130,418 records with 3,002 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877   (; 17,912 indexed records with 27,717 record images (was 10,336 records with 27,717 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935  (; 797,279 indexed records with 3,617 record images (was 528,123 records with 3,617 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951       (; 278,604 indexed records with 264,534 record images (was 278,126 records with 264,534 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 135,092 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 132,209 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Florida, County Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905   (; 25,454 indexed records with 856 record images (was 25,453 records with 856 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001      (; 4,982,863 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 4,982,340 records with 4,581,756 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 212,727 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Newspaper Obituaries, 1900-ca.2010     (; 17,445 indexed records with 1,547 record images (was 8,953 records with 794 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999   (; 293,300 indexed records with 289,405 record images (was 289,875 records with 286,011 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
New York, Lackawanna, Holy Cross Cemetery Records, 1855-1965    (; 193,478 indexed records with 20,190 record images (was 102,004 records with 13,416 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (; 35,374 indexed records with 4,537 record images (was 35,192 records with 4,519 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (; 135,301 indexed records with 49,204 record images (was 65,291 records with 12,498 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Italy, Avellino, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1947  (; 109,616 indexed records with 3,099,458 record images (was 0 records with 3,099,458 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 (; 1,901 indexed records with 12,987 record images (was 1,897 records with 12,951 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003  (; 4,063,123 indexed records with 1,431,304 record images (was 4,063,123 records with 1,431,304 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015        (; 1,855 indexed records with 127 record images (was 506 records with 25 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000      (; 46,843 indexed records with 2,127 record images (was 46,645 records with 2,118 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1888-1998    (; 708,528 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 674,169 records with 708,628 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016
Niue, Vital Records, 1818-1994  (; 23,457 indexed records with 17,521 record images (was 21,310 records with 15,873 images), UPDATED 04-May-2016

--- Collections with new images ---

Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910    (; 5,075,771 indexed records with 107,838 record images (was 5,075,771 records with 107,833 images), last updated 04-May-2016
France, Hautes-Alpes, Census, 1856      (; 145,696 indexed records with 3,090 record images (was 145,696 records with 3,089 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (; Browse 1,169,608 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,168,146 images), last updated 04-May-2016
North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000   (; 7,926,454 indexed records with 96,106 record images (was 7,926,454 records with 96,101 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Alabama State Census, 1866      (; 243,781 indexed records with 6,274 record images (was 243,781 records with 7 images), last updated 04-May-2016

United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969    (; 468,634 indexed records with 69,349 record images (was 468,634 records with 69,348 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (; 136,710 indexed records with 6,993 record images (was 136,710 records with 3,535 images), last updated 04-May-2016
United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (; 6,031,182 indexed records with 314,088 record images (was 6,031,182 records with 308,959 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950       (; 28,644 indexed records with 28,351 record images (was 28,634 records with 28,341 images), last updated 04-May-2016
--- Collections with images removed ---

Hawaii, Hansen's Disease Records, Kalaupapa Census Index, 1839-1970     (; 5,636 indexed records with 7,161 record images (was 5,636 records with 7,186 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974       (; 1,875,674 indexed records with 1,609,809 record images (was 1,875,674 records with 1,609,876 images), last updated 04-May-2016
New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956  (; 4,749,222 indexed records with 84,675 record images (was 4,749,222 records with 84,805 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Oregon, Multnomah County, Voting Registration Records, 1908-1958        (; 988,549 indexed records with 980,956 record images (was 988,549 records with 982,465 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses, 1890-1934    (; 4,972,408 indexed records with 42,862 record images (was 4,972,408 records with 53,004 images), last updated 04-May-2016

Arizona, Nogales, Index and Manifests of Alien Arrivals, 1905-1952      (; 502,795 indexed records with 495,070 record images (was 502,795 records with 495,521 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Texas, El Paso, Applications for Non-Resident Aliens Border Crossing Identification Cards, 1945-1952    (; 141,806 indexed records with 140,579 record images (was 141,806 records with 140,613 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists, 1839-1923  (; 883,350 indexed records with 54 record images (was 883,350 records with 93 images), last updated 04-May-2016
France, Morbihan, Parish and Civil Registration, 1536-1894      (; 1,975,120 indexed records with 322,655 record images (was 1,975,120 records with 323,821 images), last updated 04-May-2016
United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948      (; 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,109,790 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,112,544 images), last updated 04-May-2016

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965       (; 1,681,910 indexed records with 1,679,457 record images (was 1,681,910 records with 1,680,451 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,043,205 indexed records with 201,591 record images (was 2,043,205 records with 206,456 images), last updated 04-May-2016
Hawaii, Kauai County, Obituaries, 1982-2010     (; 108,056 indexed records with 218 record images (was 108,056 records with 222 images), last updated 04-May-2016
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,204,644 indexed records with 1,967,779 record images (was 7,204,644 records with 1,967,791 images), last updated 04-May-2016
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (; 60,777 indexed records with 55,200 record images (was 60,777 records with 62,712 images), last updated 04-May-2016

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (; 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,607,117 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,973 images), last updated 04-May-2016

--- Collections with records removed ---

Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999      (; 1,127,892 indexed records with 41,025 record images (was 1,133,456 records with 41,025 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, Added To and Removed collections have a "last updated" date of 4 May 2016.  That is probably not right.  Marshall determined that the date is in the FamilySearch provided list and not in his program.

Careful readers will note that there are 7 new collections on the list above, but the list on FamilySearch shows only an increase of 5.  Perhaps the list on FamilySearch will change overnight.  I do this at around 9 p.m. on Friday night.

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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