Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Day Your Maternal Grandmother Was Born

It's Saturday Night - 

Time for more Genealogy Fun! 


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


1) What happened in the world on the day your maternal grandmother was born?  Tell us the date, the place, and find a newspaper page for that date, ideally from the place she was born.  What are some of the headlines?  What was the weather?  

2) Tell us in your own blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.  As always, please leave a link to your work in Comments.


Here is mine:


My maternal grandmother was Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977).  She was born on Saturday, 19 August 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, to Charles and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble, and was an only child. 

The Chicago Tribune front page for 19 August 1899 has this on the top of the front page:

Further down the page is a list of highlighted articles:

The major front page articles are:

*  Dreyfus Party Grows Uneasy [France politics]
*  Jiminez is Under Arrest [Dominican Republic]
*  Envoys in Mexico City [Spanish-American War?]
*  Shamrock in New York Harbor [Yacht racing]

The major sports articles are:

*  "Kid" McCoy is Knocked Out [Boxing]
*  Chicago Splits Even With Baltimore [Baseball, with a fan riot!]
*  Killing With Hagedon [Horse-racing]
*  McCawley Wins Ravenoaks Cup [Golf]

The weather was expected to be fair and continued warm.

The most intriguing story is on page 2, "Closing In On Assassin."  This is from Rennes, Frances, and concerns the killer of M. Labori in the Dreyfus Affair.  Another man, a vagrant, confessed to the crime, but is thought to be insane.  

In other news on page 2, a safe-cracker in Kansas, Harry Howard, was arrested in Chicago.  There are no photos of scantily clad females in this newspaper of 12 pages, densely packed with small type.

I took the opportunity to see if the birth of my grandmother was announced in this newspaper in all of 1899, and it was not.  I don't have a birth certificate for her.


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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 11 to 17 July 2020

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from 11 to 17 July 2020: 

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

U.S., Select Crew Lists and Manifests, 1903-1962; indexed records with digital images, Updated 7/15/2020

Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008; indexed records with digital images, ADDED 7/15/2020

Doubs, France, Censuses, 1906-1911; indexed records with digital images, ADDED 7/13/2020



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

By my count, there were NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,806 collections available as of 17 July, an increase of  2 from last week.  Did they miscount, or did they remove one record collection?



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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary all-access subscription from Ancestry.com, for which I am thankful.  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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Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 11 to 17 July 2020

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 17 July 2020, there are 2,833 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 ---


*  Arizona, Greenlee County, Voting Records, 1910-1926 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734455); 21,276 indexed records with 21,276 record images, ADDED 10-Jul-2020
*  Connecticut, passenger and crew lists, 1804-1959 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477650); 98,790 indexed records with 98,790 record images, ADDED 17-Jul-2020
*  Fiji, Passports, 1915-1991 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743978); 136,952 indexed records with 136,952 record images, ADDED 14-Jul-2020
*  Micronesia, Death Records, 1970-1986 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3744864); 612 indexed records with 612 record images, ADDED 17-Jul-2020
*  Illinois, Quincy, Greenmount Cemetery Records, 1875-1985 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741254); 32,768 indexed records with 32,768 record images, ADDED 17-Jul-2020

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3694028); 97,440 indexed records with 90,397 record images (was 96,961 records with 90,073 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477669); 800,625 indexed records with 218,776 record images (was 765,670 records with 203,545 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2094273); 291,765 indexed records with 70,504 record images (was 265,771 records with 70,504 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 1,219,106 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 1,192,916 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Nebraska, Lancaster County, Fairview Cemetery, Burial Records, 1864-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3748249); 6,168 indexed records with 6,135 record images (was 5,638 records with 5,607 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 88,551 indexed records with 38,092 record images (was 81,989 records with 35,578 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743274); 145,641 indexed records with 131,855 record images (was 143,540 records with 131,209 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477666); 130,612 indexed records with 4,280 record images (was 116,211 records with 3,738 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477667); 534,422 indexed records with 532,592 record images (was 496,962 records with 495,167 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477664); 322,875 indexed records with 316,475 record images (was 322,863 records with 316,463 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2020

South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821281); 600,108 indexed records with 528,555 record images (was 575,729 records with 504,416 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Ohio, Toledo, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials, 1877-1955 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3714677); 69,962 indexed records with 24,117 record images (was 69,955 records with 24,111 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 517,944 indexed records with 36,594 record images (was 456,479 records with 33,281 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Hawaii, Kauai County, Obituaries, 1982-2010 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2495093); 108,249 indexed records with 8,313 record images (was 108,249 records with 8,313 images), UPDATED 11-Jul-2020
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 262,843 indexed records with 33,394 record images (was 253,949 records with 32,383 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration, 1902-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732502); 2,743 indexed records with 2,742 record images (was 1,822 records with 1,821 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Louisiana, New Orleans, Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1875 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3338277); 426,106 indexed records with 10,781 record images (was 76,841 records with 1,859 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Deaths, 1863-1955 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2721608); 163,648 indexed records with 125,309 record images (was 150,485 records with 112,139 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Sri Lanka, Colombo District, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1677-1990 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1780708); 25,906 indexed records with 33,965 record images (was 23,346 records with 33,965 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 30,047,344 indexed records with 46,885,453 record images (was 30,047,345 records with 46,885,453 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

Ohio, Clermont County Tax Records, 1816-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2480104); 404,853 indexed records with 18,365 record images (was 404,808 records with 18,365 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2020
Oregon, Multnomah County, Voting Registration Records, 1908-1958 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2759505); 988,587 indexed records with 982,224 record images (was 988,549 records with 982,465 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2020
Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2015359); 682,718 indexed records with 258,646 record images (was 655,931 records with 258,646 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
Idaho, County Naturalizations, 1861-1974 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078306); 43,216 indexed records with 32,807 record images (was 0 records with 32,807 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2020
Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734436); 96,504 indexed records with 4,147 record images (was 82,014 records with 3,680 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

Ontario, Toronto Cemetery Records, 1989-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3007501); 75,456 indexed records with 6,660 record images (was 26,455 records with 2,418 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 451,136 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 444,036 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092); 121,298 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 77,727 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2020
United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 32,787,647 indexed records with 4,251,571 record images (was 31,156,775 records with 4,030,758 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732506); 120,392 indexed records with 120,165 record images (was 109,231 records with 109,013 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648679); 63,765 indexed records with 35,472 record images (was 63,765 records with 35,470 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
North Carolina, Wilmington, Cemetery Records, 1852-2005 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3665056); 28,423 indexed records with 1,221 record images (was 28,229 records with 1,216 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2020
Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2241429); 71,859 indexed records with 70,782 record images (was 71,578 records with 70,782 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527); 1,591,377 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 1,541,989 records with 373,775 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
Iowa, Scott County, Oakdale Cemetery, Interment Records, 1856-1989 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3749566); 23,696 indexed records with 984 record images (was 23,489 records with 976 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823595); 1,516,938 indexed records with 425,330 record images (was 1,447,080 records with 425,330 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761121); Index only (158,196 records), no images (was 142,563 records with 0 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2020
Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1428897); 1,061,409 indexed records with 3,675,058 record images (was 1,006,875 records with 3,675,058 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463100); 337,980 indexed records with 139,195 record images (was 242,695 records with 99,348 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 117,905 indexed records with 115,467 record images (was 115,169 records with 112,774 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2046887); 451,914 indexed records with 1,135,393 record images (was 150,768 records with 1,135,393 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2020
Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2390848); Index only (302,862 records), no images (was 302,522 records with 0 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 6,121,286 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,101,628 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 3,742,219 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 3,595,398 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3559088); 637,162 indexed records with 288,355 record images (was 637,150 records with 288,352 images), UPDATED 10-Jul-2020

Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3418468); 25,758 indexed records with 458 record images (was 14,778 records with 309 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,579 records), no images (was 875,610,575 records with 0 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743478); 368,735 indexed records with 69,256 record images (was 317,181 records with 57,261 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 5,001,086 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 4,999,434 records with 4,581,756 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Brazil, Civil Registration, 1860-2006 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741255); 7,184 indexed records with 3,363 record images (was 3,930 records with 1,819 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 96,991 indexed records with 45,075 record images (was 93,358 records with 43,291 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Norway, Oslo, Census, 1832-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2474129); 57,025 indexed records with 2,608 record images (was 21,353 records with 989 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2020
California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583819); 37,134 indexed records with 5,887 record images (was 31,999 records with 5,669 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Micronesia, Civil Registration, 1883-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761211); 6,577 indexed records with 6,565 record images (was 6,454 records with 6,442 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733437); 132,700 indexed records with 132,099 record images (was 119,271 records with 118,902 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,066,287 indexed records with 88,223 record images (was 1,061,527 records with 88,148 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1911752); 2,977,748 indexed records with 53,151 record images (was 2,975,530 records with 53,151 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016194); 1,225,319 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 896,126 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2020
Texas, Laredo Arrival Manifests, 1903-1955 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2038112); 575,335 indexed records with 1,322,540 record images (was 457,022 records with 1,322,540 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2020
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 200,134 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 187,704 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

Texas, Hardin County, Marriage Records, 1837-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3502089); 12,871 indexed records with 10,633 record images (was 2,990 records with 1,933 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3038333); 152,805 indexed records with 146,468 record images (was 148,891 records with 142,601 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2020
Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Records, 1887-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1384564); 27,382 indexed records with 34,494 record images (was 27,285 records with 34,494 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2020
Slovenia, Ljubljana, Funeral Accounts, 1937-1970 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1491143); 18,288 indexed records with 96,045 record images (was 14,560 records with 96,045 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2020
United States, Texas, Laredo, Index to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Alien Arrivals, Dec 1929-Apr 1955 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326876); 162,889 indexed records with 28,733 record images (was 162,483 records with 47,409 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2020

Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Newspaper Obituaries, 1900-ca.2010 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736295); 94,713 indexed records with 8,848 record images (was 80,112 records with 7,470 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460906); 494,190 indexed records with 489,177 record images (was 444,077 records with 439,364 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Massachusetts, City of Boston Voter Registers, 1857-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3159283); 264,391 indexed records with 23,339 record images (was 84,649 records with 7,341 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2020
New Jersey, Gloucester County, Clarksboro, Eglington Cemetery Records, 1880-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3714669); 16,348 indexed records with 14,035 record images (was 3,163 records with 730 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2020
Spain Marriages, 1565-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500693); Index only (2,269,515 records), no images (was 2,269,515 records with 0 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2020

Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736255); 21,191 indexed records with 1,729 record images (was 17,766 records with 1,468 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020
Niue, Vital Records, 1818-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733116); 38,718 indexed records with 28,870 record images (was 36,460 records with 26,845 images), UPDATED 17-Jul-2020

--- Collections with new images ---

South Africa, Orange Free State, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1832-1989 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3040532); 638,400 indexed records with 82,254 record images (was 638,400 records with 80,761 images), last updated 23-Dec-2019
Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398454); 653,829 indexed records with 652,614 record images (was 653,829 records with 652,586 images), last updated 15-Apr-2020
Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists, 1839-1923 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2778600); 883,350 indexed records with 5,575 record images (was 883,350 records with 5,548 images), last updated 30-Jul-2019
Alabama State Census, 1866 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1915987); 243,781 indexed records with 6,269 record images (was 243,781 records with 7 images), last updated 12-Dec-2011
France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,882,907 indexed records with 3,096,706 record images (was 7,882,907 records with 3,095,369 images), last updated 28-Mar-2018

Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 167,730 indexed records with 9,634 record images (was 167,730 records with 2,611 images), last updated 07-Jul-2020
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,204,644 indexed records with 1,967,791 record images (was 7,204,644 records with 1,967,787 images), last updated 06-May-2020
Kansas State Census, 1905 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2659394); 1,545,509 indexed records with 50,873 record images (was 1,545,509 records with 49,930 images), last updated 10-Oct-2019

--- Collections with images removed ---

Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3535178); 1,125,809 indexed records with 39,955 record images (was 1,125,809 records with 41,025 images), last updated 14-Feb-2020
Alaska Naturalization Records, 1884-1991 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2513103); 81,550 indexed records with 71,864 record images (was 81,550 records with 71,919 images), last updated 26-Jun-2020
Florida Deaths, 1877-1939 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 471,799 indexed records with 471,266 record images (was 471,799 records with 471,267 images), last updated 08-Aug-2019
North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2848682); 7,926,454 indexed records with 94,856 record images (was 7,926,454 records with 96,106 images), last updated 02-Apr-2020
South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3161369); 512,688 indexed records with 507,292 record images (was 512,688 records with 507,346 images), last updated 19-Jun-2020

Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses, 1890-1934 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2304578); 4,972,408 indexed records with 42,851 record images (was 4,972,408 records with 51,778 images), last updated 04-Jun-2019
Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,910 indexed records with 1,676,662 record images (was 1,681,910 records with 1,680,481 images), last updated 16-Jan-2020
New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2803479); 4,749,222 indexed records with 84,740 record images (was 4,749,222 records with 84,805 images), last updated 20-Aug-2019
United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 6,031,182 indexed records with 298,266 record images (was 6,031,182 records with 327,111 images), last updated 20-Feb-2020

--- Collections with new records ---

Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183); 33,751 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 33,741 records with 207,943 images), last updated 10-Jul-2020
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787817); 120,565 indexed records with 6,108 record images (was 106,989 records with 6,108 images), last updated 10-Jul-2020
Argentina, Entre Ríos, Civil Registration, 1860-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3006904); 3,309 indexed records with 3,491 record images (was 3,299 records with 3,491 images), last updated 09-Jan-2019

--- Collections with records removed ---

Guatemala Marriages, 1750-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520635); Index only (81,623 records), no images (was 81,624 records with 0 images), last updated 17-Feb-2020

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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!

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.

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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Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 17 July 2020

Welcome to Genealogy News Bytes, posted on Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history news and education items that came across our desktop over the past three days.



2)  New or Updated Record Collections:




4)  Genealogy Education - Webinars and Online Classes (times are US Pacific):

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

*  MyHeritage Online Events for June–July



*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 21 July, 5 p.m.: Elusive Immigrant: The Search for Dora Lühr, by Warren Bittner

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 22 July, 11 a.m.:  50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know, by Gena Philibert-Ortega

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: On the Record Trail of My LDS Immigrant Ancestor, by Sunny Morton

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Tech Zone - How to Download DNA Matches and Segments at MyHeritage DNA, by Paul Woodbury


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Tech Zone - How to Download DNA Matches and Segments at 23andMe, by Paul Woodbury

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:


*  Fisher's Top Tips: #189r - Unflattering Stories



6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube):






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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 July 2020

I received this information from Findmypast today:


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Millions of new parish records available to search this Findmypast Friday

Findmypast is home to the largest collection of UK parish records available online and it just got even bigger.

Findmypast has released over 1.3 million brand new parish records as well as a whole host of additional pages to a variety of British and Irish newspapers.


Surrey Baptisms

We’ve added over 558,000 brand new records from 126 Surrey parishes to this collection. Baptism records can reveal fascinating details for your family tree including:

  • Your ancestors' names
  • Their birth and baptism dates
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  • Where they were baptised
  • Their religious denominations
For all of this week's Surrey additions, check the parish list for details of the new churches and time frames covered.

Surrey Marriages

Over 438,000 additional marriage records covering 182 parishes have been added to Findmypast’s collection of Surrey Marriages. Search these records to discover;

  • Your ancestors’ names
  • Their ages and birth years
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  • Where they lived
  • Their fathers' names and occupations
  • Witness names for both bride and groom
Surrey Burials

This week's Surrey update also includes over 3330,000 new burial records from 121 parishes across the county. Burial records provide unique details on your family's final resting places including:

  • Their names
  • Their birth, death and burial dates
  • Their ages when they died
  • Their occupations
  • Where they were buried
  • Their religious denominations
Newspapers

We’ve added three new papers to our extensive archive, along with updates to 21 existing ones. The three new arrivals are:

  • Sporting Chronicle covering 1889, 1907-1908, and 1916
  • North Wales Weekly News covering 1956-1980
  • Rochdale Times covering 1872-1879, 1896, 1898-1899, 1910-1912, and 1914-1923
We have also added additional pages and date ranges to the following existing titles:
  • Newcastle Journal from 1894, 1900-1901, 1913, and 1920
  • New Crusader from 1916
  • Worthing Gazette from 1960
  • Chelsea News and General Advertiser from 1947
  • Brighton Gazette from 1872, and 1912
  • Exeter and Plymouth Gazette from 1952
  • Motherwell Times from 1960
  • Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald from 1951-1956
  • Wexford Independent from 1872
  • The Dublin Builder from 1872
  • Birmingham Daily Post from 1899
  • Hampshire Advertiser from 1935-1940
  • Leicester Chronicle from 1924, 1926-1928, 1934-1947, 1949, 1960-1964, 1966-1974, 1976, and 1978-1979
  • Westmeath Guardian and Longford News-Letter from 1852
  • Hampshire Independent from 1836, 1838-1841, 1844, 1847, 1879, 1883, 1886-1887, 1901-1902, 1906-1907, and 1919
  • Leinster Reporter from 1881
  • Kilkenny Moderator from 1832, and 1885
  • Clonmel Chronicle from 1881
  • Sligo Independent from 1855, and 1857-1859
  • Wakefield Express from 1873, and 1889
  • Merthyr Express from 1947, and 1949-1952
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52 Ancestors - Week 339: #549 Melatiah (Clark) Hamant (1674-1747) of Medfield, Massachusetts

Melatiah Clark (1674-1747)   is number 549 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandmother, who married #548 Timothy Hamant (1667-1718) in 1696 in Medfield, now Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their son, #274 Timothy Hamant (1699-1774) who married #275 Hephzibah Clark (1699-1791) in 1727.
* their daughter #137 Patience Hamant (1735-1780) who married  #136 Moses Smith (1736-1806) in 1762.
*  their son #68  Aaron Smith (1765-1841) who married #69 Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850) in 1795.
*  their son #34 Alpheus Smith (1802-1840)   who married  #35 Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869) in 1826.
*  their daughter, #17 Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884) who married #16 Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) in 1851.
*  their son #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) who married #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
 

*  Name:                        Melatiah Clark[1–3]    
*  Alternate Name:        Miletiah Clarke[5]
*  Alternate Name:        Melatiah Hammond[4]    
*  Alternate Name:        Melitia Clark Hamant Partridge[6]    
*  Alternate Name:        Miletiah Partridge[7]  

*  Sex:                            Female    

*  Father:                       Ephraim Clark (1646-1699)    
*  Mother:                     Mary Bullen (1642-1726)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                         4 August 1674, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[5–6]    

*  Distribution:             23 January 1707 (age 32), father's administration closed; Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[4]    

*  Death:                      23 November 1747 (age 73), Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[6–7]    
*  Burial:                     after 23 November 1747, non-cemetery burial, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[6]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*   Spouse 1:                      Timothy Hamant (1667-1718)    
*  Marriage 1:                    19 January 1695/6 (age 28), Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[1,6–7]    

*  Child 1:                         Timothy Hamant (1699-1774)    
*  Child 2:                         Samuel Hamant (1701-1755)    
*  Child 3:                         Melatiah Hamant (1704-1751)    
*  Child 4:                         Mehitable Hamant (1706-1727)    
*  Child 5:                         Abiel Hamant (1708-1783)  
            
*  Spouse 2:                      William Partridge (1669-1750)    
*  Marriage 2:                   1726 (about age 52), Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[1]  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

 "Miletiah Clarke" was born 4 August 1674 in Medfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ephraim and Mary (Bullen) Clarke[5-6].  

Her father, Ephraim Clark, died in May 1694, but his estate was not administered until 1703 and settled in 1707.  She was identified as Meletiah, wife of Timothy Hammond, and was to receive her share of 3 pounds, 2 shillings, 8 pence from the estate. as her share[4].

"Melatiah Clark" married Timothy Hamant (1667-1718) on 19 January 1695/6 in Boston, Massachusetts[1.6-7].  He was the son of Francis and Sarah (--?--) Hamant of Medfield. Timothy and Melatiah (Clark) Hamant had five children, all recorded in Medfield:

*  Timothy Hamant (1699-1744), married 1727 Hephzibah Clark (1699-1791).
*  Samuel Hamant (1701-1755), married 1728 Hannah Partridge (1702-1780).
*  Melatiah Hamant (1704-1751), married 1728 Michael Metcalf (1706-1771).
*  Mehitable Hamant (1706-1727).
*  Abiel Hamant (1708-1783), married 1733 Joseph Smith (1709-1760).

Timothy Hamant died in Arrowsic, Maine in 1718.  There is no known probate record for Timothy Hamant in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  

Melatiah and her children probably resided in the Medfield house until Melatiah married again.  

She married, secondly, William Partridge (1670-1750) in 1726, probably in Medfield[1].  They had no children.

"Miletiah Partridge" died 23 November 1747 in Medfield at age 73[6-7].  The death record indicates she was the wife of William.  

There is no probate record for her, and there is no burial record available for her.  There is, however, a Find A Grave memorial for her which provides her birth and death date[6].

5)  SOURCES:


1. William S Tilden and John A S Monks, History of the town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886 : with genealogies of the families that held real estate or made any considerable stay in the town during the first two centuries (Boston, Mass.: G.H. Ellis, 1887), page 402, Timothy Hamant sketch.

2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com), "Boston Marriages, 1689-1720," page 44 (image 23 of 96), Timothy Hammant and Melatiah Clark entry, 19 January 1695/6.

3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com, "Boston > Births, Marriages, and Death," image 3041 of 60705," Timothy Hammant and Melatiah Clark marriage entry, 19 January 1695/6.

4. Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case 2796 Ephraim Clarke of Medfield, administration granted 19 March 1702/3; "Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899," digital images, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 16 July 2020).

5. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. :  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Births, page 40, Miletiah Clarke entry, 4 August 1674.

6. Find A Grave, indexed database and digital image,  (http://www.findagrave.com), non-cemetery burial, Melitia Clark Hamant Partridge (1674-1747) memorial #95762071.

7. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Deaths, page 227, Miletiah Partridge entry, 23 November 1747.

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NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2020 for a seventh year to 364 Ancestors in 364 Weeks.  The list of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the 7th great-grandparents (in work) is in   https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.


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