Saturday, November 7, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Oldest Ancestral Item

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1)  Lorine Mcginnis Schulze on her Olive Tree Genealogy blog asked this question several weeks ago in 
http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/2020/10/what-is-your-oldest-ancestral-item.html.

2)  So have at it - what is the oldest ancestral item in your collection of artifacts and stuff?  

3)  Tell us all about it in a blog post of your own, in comments on this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.  Be sure to link to them in a comment on this blog post.

Thank you to Lorine for the idea and to Linda S. for suggesting it.

Here's mine:

*  I have a spoon collection with many spoons, including one silver spoon stamped with "1694" on it, but I can't find it in my piles of stuff.

*  I have a small rocking chair in the living room that was probably made by my great-grandfather Henry Austin Carringer, who was a carpenter, in the 1880s or 1890s.

*  I have an end table that was bequeathed to me by my father's sister, Geraldine (Seaver) Remley in 2007.  She said it belonged to her great-grandmother, Sophia (Newton) Hildreth (1834-1923).

*  I have a spoon holder with spoons with initials of Knapp women from the mid-1800s handed down from my Auble grandmother.

*  I have two small encased photos of the Devier J. Smith family from the 1870 time frame.

*  I have a Union Case with ambrotype photos of Isaac and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver from the 1860s.

*  I have framed photographs of the Richmond family from the 1880-1900 time frame.

*  I have a scrapbook and other published books from the 1880-1910 time frame with photos and clippings pasted into them, handed down from my Carringer and Smith  ancestors.

*  I have published books from the 1860 to 1890 time frame, including two McGuffey readers, handed down through the Carringer and Kemp lines.

I'm sure I've forgotten some things.  Then there is our stuff from my parents family and my family.  

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 31 October to 6 November 2020

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from  31 October to 6 November 2020: 

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Rhineland, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/4/2020

Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910; indexed records without record images, ADDED 11/4/2020

Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, 1835-1998; indexed records without record images, ADDED 11/4/2020

Oldenburg, Germany, Birth Records, 1876-1905; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/4/2020

Oldenburg, Germany, Marriage Records, 1876-1930; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/4/2020

Oldenburg, Germany, Death Records, 1876-1960; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/4/2020

Web: U.S., Mining Accidents, 1839-2006; indexed records with record images, ADDED 11/4/2020

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1936; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/4/2020

UK, World War I Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923; indexed records without record images, Updated 11/4/2020

Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/3/2020

Dresden, Germany, Marriages, 1876-1922; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/3/2020

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

By my count, there were 3 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,866 collections available as of 6 November, an increase of  4 from last week.   

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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 31 October to 6 November 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 6 November 2020, there are 2,897 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 4 from last week):

New and updated collections this week from Marshall are:

--- Collections Added ---

*  Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2285843); 384,060 indexed records with 384,060 record images, ADDED 03-Nov-2020
*  Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2301758); 224,281 indexed records with 224,281 record images, ADDED 03-Nov-2020
*  Norway Census, 1865     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3756102); 846,110 indexed records with 846,110 record images, ADDED 03-Nov-2020
*  Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2477957); 509,782 indexed records with 509,782 record images, ADDED 28-Oct-2020

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3694028); 158,925 indexed records with 149,993 record images (was 158,638 records with 149,744 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477669); 1,485,567 indexed records with 481,591 record images (was 1,464,810 records with 477,318 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1478678); 221,504 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 220,122 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2466360); 101,989 indexed records with 23,593 record images (was 101,989 records with 23,593 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 185,900 indexed records with 78,316 record images (was 178,853 records with 75,233 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925428); 125,967 indexed records with 16,188 record images (was 120,030 records with 16,188 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743274); 174,994 indexed records with 132,767 record images (was 174,994 records with 132,767 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477666); 361,678 indexed records with 12,162 record images (was 343,447 records with 11,358 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Iowa, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1837-1987   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2366597); 62,950 indexed records with 6,624 record images (was 62,950 records with 6,630 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821281); 868,647 indexed records with 790,718 record images (was 868,494 records with 790,565 images), UPDATED 02-Nov-2020

England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2353070); 2,554,370 indexed records with 286,243 record images (was 2,543,237 records with 61,776 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Ohio Marriages, 1800-1942       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2367319); 2,577 indexed records with 785 record images (was 2,577 records with 785 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 240,005 indexed records with 2,064 record images (was 239,528 records with 2,061 images), UPDATED 02-Nov-2020
Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675525); Index only (453,917 records), no images (was 797,532 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 1,331,970 indexed records with 88,041 record images (was 1,316,183 records with 87,709 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 461,955 indexed records with 20,738 record images (was 439,563 records with 30,398 images), UPDATED 02-Nov-2020
South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732506); 444,767 indexed records with 444,448 record images (was 413,029 records with 412,714 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2015359); 748,101 indexed records with 258,646 record images (was 748,101 records with 258,646 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Argentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3006885); 28,529 indexed records with 22,081 record images (was 24,451 records with 18,982 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675538); Index only (168,861 records), no images (was 215,039 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2146229); 80,449 indexed records with 231,878 record images (was 80,449 records with 231,878 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Tuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3875191); 372 indexed records with 60 record images (was 121 records with 25 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); 11,216 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 10,836 records with 6,567 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733437); 956,690 indexed records with 948,223 record images (was 906,134 records with 897,818 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 1,047 indexed records with 6,574 record images (was 1,047 records with 4,660 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734436); 466,989 indexed records with 17,034 record images (was 464,544 records with 16,952 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 567,527 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 559,118 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Texas, Grimes County, Marriage Records, 1951-1966       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3518927); 2,973 indexed records with 1,642 record images (was 2,670 records with 1,432 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1936   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326854); 92,452 indexed records with 622 record images (was 70,417 records with 5,417 images), UPDATED 31-Oct-2020
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 172,198 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 172,155 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2385204); 90,668 indexed records with 27,644 record images (was 90,668 records with 27,644 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
Iowa, Poweshiek County, School Records, 1895-1941       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2261471); 215,464 indexed records with 14,862 record images (was 211,616 records with 13,634 images), UPDATED 02-Nov-2020
United States Census, 1910      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1727033); 93,758,701 indexed records with 2,162,782 record images (was 93,758,701 records with 2,162,782 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
New York, Church and Civil Marriages, 1704-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2373836); Index only (23,819 records), no images (was 23,819 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3007175); 246,139 indexed records with 245,525 record images (was 210,639 records with 209,963 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1469151); 268,805 indexed records with 128,317 record images (was 268,562 records with 128,317 images), UPDATED 02-Nov-2020
Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2301760); Index only (5,416 records), no images (was 127,161 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 - ca. 1990        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3754697); 3,869,490 indexed records with 24,182 record images (was 92,598 records with 10 images), UPDATED 02-Nov-2020
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); 204,754 indexed records with 8,756 record images (was 203,268 records with 8,625 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 158,719 indexed records with 155,818 record images (was 156,923 records with 154,027 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3940896); 242,131 indexed records with 33,675 record images (was 214,460 records with 22,090 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2128172); 2,155,819 indexed records with 997,638 record images (was 2,155,297 records with 997,638 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3418468); 244,593 indexed records with 4,838 record images (was 209,843 records with 4,367 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Mexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2290241); 725,210 indexed records with 1,403,105 record images (was 683,331 records with 1,403,105 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114428); 1,550,855 indexed records with 1,116,809 record images (was 1,518,386 records with 1,116,809 images), UPDATED 02-Nov-2020

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 30,047,341 indexed records with 46,885,453 record images (was 30,047,341 records with 46,885,453 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 5,067,030 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 5,066,602 records with 4,581,756 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Argentina, Salta, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1972    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974193); 384,258 indexed records with 144,293 record images (was 384,258 records with 144,293 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 194,826 indexed records with 85,335 record images (was 187,922 records with 82,362 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Brazil, Civil Registration, 1860-2006   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741255); 109,378 indexed records with 48,202 record images (was 103,917 records with 45,657 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 35,411,512 indexed records with 4,830,472 record images (was 35,411,512 records with 4,830,472 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,204,976 indexed records with 1,967,352 record images (was 7,204,878 records with 1,963,744 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
Papua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3757740); 22,701 indexed records with 18,370 record images (was 17,982 records with 14,552 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583819); 122,497 indexed records with 50,070 record images (was 114,723 records with 42,834 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Micronesia, Civil Registration, 1883-1983       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761211); 45,415 indexed records with 45,372 record images (was 42,537 records with 42,494 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020

England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,138,270 indexed records with 92,402 record images (was 1,134,101 records with 92,170 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675536); Index only (570,833 records), no images (was 675,213 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016194); 1,681,873 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 1,681,873 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 01-Nov-2020
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 401,390 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 386,832 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681000); Index only (497,193 records), no images (was 497,193 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020

Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2125599); 623,482 indexed records with 586,834 record images (was 486,857 records with 586,834 images), UPDATED 02-Nov-2020
Peru, Pasco, Civil Registration, 1931-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3755355); 73,884 indexed records with 73,717 record images (was 73,327 records with 73,160 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935767); 381,666 indexed records with 32,524 record images (was 381,666 records with 32,524 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Newspaper Obituaries, 1900-ca.2010     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736295); 452,342 indexed records with 41,152 record images (was 451,816 records with 41,108 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680845); Index only (1,333,436 records), no images (was 1,333,436 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020

New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680846); Index only (222,272 records), no images (was 222,272 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
New York Marriages, 1686-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680847); Index only (255,941 records), no images (was 255,941 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3584542); 78,070 indexed records with 9,187 record images (was 77,638 records with 9,152 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 307,278 record images (was 2,433,960 records with 245,015 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680842); Index only (816,267 records), no images (was 816,267 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020

Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733440); 1,941 indexed records with 13,078 record images (was 1,941 records with 13,078 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
Virginia, Rockingham County, Marriage Registers, 1864-1926      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4043718); 9,192 indexed records with 291 record images (was 9,152 records with 290 images), UPDATED 31-Oct-2020
Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736255); 88,359 indexed records with 8,184 record images (was 84,463 records with 7,874 images), UPDATED 04-Nov-2020
New York, Church and Civil Deaths, 1824-1962    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2373798); Index only (42,384 records), no images (was 42,384 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020
Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932106); 4,064,221 indexed records with 1,431,304 record images (was 4,064,221 records with 1,431,304 images), UPDATED 03-Nov-2020

--- Collections with new images ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,319,694 indexed records with 144,986 record images (was 3,319,694 records with 141,698 images), last updated 08-Jul-2020
Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307888); 1,875,674 indexed records with 1,853,065 record images (was 1,875,674 records with 1,851,375 images), last updated 28-Jul-2020
Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3535178); 1,125,809 indexed records with 41,027 record images (was 1,125,809 records with 38,085 images), last updated 14-Feb-2020
Alaska Naturalization Records, 1884-1991        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2513103); 81,550 indexed records with 71,919 record images (was 81,550 records with 71,898 images), last updated 26-Jun-2020
South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration, 1902-1954    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732502); 208,945 indexed records with 208,197 record images (was 208,841 records with 208,093 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020

Oklahoma, Noble County, Parker Funeral Home, Funeral Records, 1908-1982 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743325); 11,883 indexed records with 6,758 record images (was 11,880 records with 6,756 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
Louisiana Tombstone Inscriptions, 1812-1970     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3041284); 76,332 indexed records with 15 record images (was 76,332 records with 13 images), last updated 14-Feb-2020
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 159,866 record images (was 7,926,454 records with 146,337 images), last updated 05-Oct-2020
Texas, Hardin County, Registers of Births, 1882-1939    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3502087); 6,107 indexed records with 248 record images (was 6,078 records with 247 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,910 indexed records with 1,680,488 record images (was 1,681,910 records with 1,680,451 images), last updated 16-Jan-2020

Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114430); 47,392 indexed records with 29,775 record images (was 47,380 records with 29,763 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787817); 126,657 indexed records with 6,339 record images (was 126,657 records with 6,324 images), last updated 02-Sep-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

Hawaii, Naturalization Records, 1838-1991       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2842680); 11,090 indexed records with 4,331 record images (was 11,090 records with 4,341 images), last updated 30-Aug-2020
Texas, Gonzales County, Birth Records, 1878-1945        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3023822); 54,157 indexed records with 21,688 record images (was 54,157 records with 21,956 images), last updated 14-Feb-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
Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses, 1890-1934    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2304578); 4,972,408 indexed records with 26,992 record images (was 4,972,408 records with 33,626 images), last updated 04-Jun-2019
South Africa, Orange Free State, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1832-1989        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3040532); 639,973 indexed records with 81,532 record images (was 639,973 records with 82,260 images), last updated 09-Oct-2020

Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists, 1839-1923  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2778600); 883,350 indexed records with 5,530 record images (was 883,350 records with 5,608 images), last updated 30-Jul-2019
Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 130,418 indexed records with 2,976 record images (was 130,418 records with 3,002 images), last updated 29-May-2020
South Carolina, Charleston District, Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1774-1872   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463015); 245,755 indexed records with 6,704 record images (was 245,755 records with 6,706 images), last updated 05-Nov-2019
Norway, Oslo Census, 1901       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2474129); 113,924 indexed records with 4,324 record images (was 113,924 records with 5,224 images), last updated 07-Oct-2020
Arizona, Santa Cruz County, Voting Records, 1900-1920   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734440); 12,391 indexed records with 903 record images (was 12,391 records with 1,444 images), last updated 22-Oct-2020
United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 6,031,182 indexed records with 307,442 record images (was 6,031,182 records with 327,303 images), last updated 20-Feb-2020

--- Collections with new records ---

New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987741); 192,857 indexed records with 402,443 record images (was 124,901 records with 402,443 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 6,485,134 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,484,892 records with 2,841,076 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 4,921,248 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 4,730,995 records with 1,649,601 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
Illinois, Quincy, Greenmount Cemetery Records, 1875-1985        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741254); 82,686 indexed records with 31,421 record images (was 43,770 records with 31,421 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092); 194,460 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 171,541 records with 191,547 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2110820); Index only (613,348 records), no images (was 543,429 records with 0 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2448947); 43,143 indexed records with 1,276 record images (was 42,408 records with 1,276 images), last updated 29-Oct-2020

--- Collections with records removed ---

Washington Divorce Index, 1969-2014     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2759158); Index only (1,236,867 records), no images (was 1,236,868 records with 0 images), last updated 21-Aug-2017
Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1865477); 67,355 indexed records with 3,331 record images (was 68,176 records with 3,331 images), last updated 21-Oct-2020
Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674841); Index only (321,781 records), no images (was 385,212 records with 0 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
United States Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675539); Index only (11,596 records), no images (was 140,357 records with 0 images), last updated 03-Feb-2020
Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805551); Index only (2,216,624 records), no images (was 2,273,864 records with 0 images), last updated 30-Oct-2020
Washington Marriage Index, 1969-2014    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761120); Index only (1,994,532 records), no images (was 1,994,533 records with 0 images), last updated 25-Aug-2017

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My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, provides this list to me from a program he wrote that compares the current FamlySearch record collections list to the previous week's list.  

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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