Saturday, November 21, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many Children Did Your Ancestors Have?

  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)  Thinking about your direct ancestors back through 2nd great-grandparents - in other words, ancestors #2 to #31 on your pedigree chart - how many children did they have?  How many lived long enough to marry?  How many died before age 10?

2)  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.

Here's mine:

Using my ancestor report for my #2 to #31 ancestors I'm not counting children born to other spouses - only my ancestral families):

#2-3:  Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983) and Betty V. Carringer (1919-2002) - 3 sons (3 married), 0 died before age 10.

#4-5:  Frederick W. Seaver (1876-`942) and Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) - 3 sons (2 married), 4 daughters (4 married), 1 died before age 10

#6-7:  Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976) and Emily K. Auble (1899-1977) - 1 daughter (1 married), 0 died before age 10.

#8-9:  Frank W. Seaver (1851-1922) and Harriet L. Hildreth (1857-1920) - 3 sons (2 married), 1 died before age 10.

#10-11:  Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) and Julia E. White (1848-1913) - 4 sons (3 married), 5 daughters (5 married), 1 died before age 10.

#12-13:  Henry A. Carringer (1853-1946) and Della A. Smith (1862-1944) - 2 sons (1 married), 1 daughter (1 married), 0 died before age 10.

#14-15:  Charles Auble (1849-1916) and Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) - 1 daughter (1 married), 0 died before age 10.

#16-17:  Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) and Lucretia T. Smith (1828-1884) - 2 sons (2 married), 2 daughters (1 married), 0 died before age 10.

#18-19:  Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) and Sophia Newton (1834-1923) - 1 son (0 married), 1 daughter (1 married), 1 died before age 10.

#20-21:  James Richman (1821-1912) and Hannah Rich (1824-1911) - 4 sons (4 married), 5 daughters (3 married), 1 died before age 10.

#22-23:  Henry A. White (1824-1885) and Amy F. Oatley (1826-1864) - 2 sons (1 married), 4 daughters (3 married), 2 died before age 10.

#24-25:  David J. Carringer (1828-1902) and Rebecca Spangler (1832-1901) - 2 sons (1 married), 1 daughter (0 married), 0 died before age 10.

#26-27:  Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) and Abbie A. Vaux (1844-1931) - 1 son (1 married), 4 daughters (2 married), 0 died before age 10.

#28-29:  David Auble (1817-1894) and Sarah Knapp (1818-1904) - 2 sons (2 married), 4 daughters (3 married), 0 died before age 10.

#30-31:  James A. Kemp (1831-1902) and Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874) - 2 sons (1 married), 3 daughters (3 married), 0 died before age 10.

So there are 31 male children and 23 married, and 36 female children and 27 married.  

There were 15 families in this study, so the average was 4.5 children per family, and 3.3 children that married per family.

Two families had only one child, 1 had two children, 4 had three children, 1 had 4 children, 2 had 5 children, 2 had 6 children, 1 had 7 children, and 2 had 9 children.

My parents generation averaged 3.0 children, my grandparents generation averaged 4.0 children (and 0.5 died before age 10), my great-grandparents generation averaged 4.0 children (and 0.5 died before age 10), and my 2nd great-grandparents generations averaged 5.4 children (and 0.5 died before age 10).

I'm not sure what all of this indicates, other than the number of children was variable over 4 generations of my ancestors.  Perhaps that more children were born before the age of mass electricity and the age of mass entertainment?

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Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 14 to 20 November 2020

  The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from  14 to 20 November 2020: 

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1567-1945; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/19/2020

U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 11/17/2020

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

By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,872 collections available as of 20 November, an increase of  0 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 14 to 20 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 20 November 2020, there are 2,922 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 5 from last week):

New and updated collections this week from Marshall are:

--- Collections Added ---

*  Arizona, Pinal County, Voting Records, 1876-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734437); 24,047 indexed records with 24,047 record images, ADDED 16-Nov-2020
*  Germany, Paderborn, Catholic Church Records, 1653-1875 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3219562); 2,352,574 indexed records with 2,352,574 record images, ADDED 18-Nov-2020
*  Norway Census, 1891 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4067726); 2,727,197 indexed records with 2,727,197 record images, ADDED 17-Nov-2020
*  Maryland, Allegany County, Tax and Voter Records, 1798-1948 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2175760); 54,364 indexed records with 54,364 record images, ADDED 13-Nov-2020
*  Montana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3757185); 58,944 indexed records with 58,944 record images, ADDED 16-Nov-2020

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3694028); 159,001 indexed records with 150,057 record images (was 158,978 records with 150,036 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803970); 1,500,689 indexed records with 654,418 record images (was 1,500,689 records with 654,418 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2020
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt, Civil Registration, 1874-1982 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2212665); 180,514 indexed records with 179,072 record images (was 142,233 records with 141,234 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1478678); 225,052 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 223,998 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 211,467 indexed records with 89,232 record images (was 199,286 records with 84,130 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020

Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1978 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1616412); 8,484 indexed records with 968,865 record images (was 0 records with 968,865 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477666); 407,406 indexed records with 13,774 record images (was 388,656 records with 13,193 images), UPDATED 20-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 1,550,855 records with 1,116,809 images), UPDATED 15-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 20-Nov-2020
England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2353070); 2,554,370 indexed records with 280,016 record images (was 2,554,370 records with 280,016 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020

Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477669); 1,537,056 indexed records with 499,296 record images (was 1,512,809 records with 491,076 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 1,047 indexed records with 10,462 record images (was 1,047 records with 8,167 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 1,368,735 indexed records with 89,780 record images (was 1,359,402 records with 88,733 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743274); 185,812 indexed records with 135,032 record images (was 175,908 records with 133,433 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
New York State Census, 1915 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1937454); 9,742,867 indexed records with 9,742,867 record images (was 9,742,867 records with 9,742,867 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020

South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732506); 537,940 indexed records with 537,634 record images (was 496,003 records with 495,679 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910846); 347,435 indexed records with 102,193 record images (was 347,435 records with 102,193 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918910); 25,620 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 4,260 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 15-Nov-2020
Argentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3006885); 39,937 indexed records with 30,274 record images (was 34,566 records with 26,163 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Tuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3875191); 1,898 indexed records with 374 record images (was 1,733 records with 325 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2020

France, Coutances et d'Avranches Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1894 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1408716); 620,378 indexed records with 19,201 record images (was 620,378 records with 19,201 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2020
Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733437); 1,079,003 indexed records with 1,069,536 record images (was 1,024,678 records with 1,015,831 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Hawaii, Honolulu, Voter Registration Applications, ca. 1920-1966 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3758765); 273,819 indexed records with 271,209 record images (was 89,900 records with 89,084 images), UPDATED 17-Nov-2020
Virginia, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Applications for the Relief of Needy Confederate Women, 1915-1967 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326851); 5,304 indexed records with 5,258 record images (was 3,371 records with 3,333 images), UPDATED 16-Nov-2020
Kansas, Swedish Church Records, 1863-1914 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3042282); 18,381 indexed records with 1,547 record images (was 18,381 records with 1,446 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020

South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 592,157 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 581,740 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1936 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326854); 93,817 indexed records with 5,812 record images (was 92,452 records with 7,139 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 172,372 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 172,276 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020
France, Protestant Church Records, 1536-1897 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1582585); 149,574 indexed records with 39,994 record images (was 149,574 records with 39,994 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2020
Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1410397); 4,348,474 indexed records with 1,259,299 record images (was 4,214,844 records with 1,259,299 images), UPDATED 17-Nov-2020

Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3940896); 264,537 indexed records with 35,896 record images (was 263,900 records with 35,872 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3418468); 340,933 indexed records with 6,496 record images (was 301,799 records with 5,699 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925428); 130,812 indexed records with 16,188 record images (was 128,039 records with 16,188 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
North Carolina, Voter Registers and Certificates of Registration, 1868-1964 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326982); 159,893 indexed records with 16,250 record images (was 83,937 records with 6,877 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); 214,045 indexed records with 9,998 record images (was 208,095 records with 9,258 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020

South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 165,267 indexed records with 162,244 record images (was 162,400 records with 159,387 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,652,934 indexed records with 157,673 record images (was 3,319,694 records with 144,986 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020
Italy, Grosseto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1942 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2015751); 113,845 indexed records with 393,814 record images (was 113,845 records with 393,814 images), UPDATED 17-Nov-2020
Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization, 1848-1991 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2174939); 293,255 indexed records with 176,312 record images (was 249,039 records with 176,312 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2020117); 1,462,412 indexed records with 6,635,049 record images (was 1,431,685 records with 6,635,049 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020

Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 1,646,617 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 1,447,544 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 15-Nov-2020
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 5,068,738 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 5,068,027 records with 4,581,756 images), UPDATED 20-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 20-Nov-2020
Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 207,104 indexed records with 91,961 record images (was 202,230 records with 89,566 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Arizona, Gila County, Voting Registers, 1881-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734465); 80,865 indexed records with 4,259 record images (was 26,653 records with 564 images), UPDATED 16-Nov-2020

Brazil, Civil Registration, 1860-2006 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741255); 127,204 indexed records with 56,156 record images (was 117,646 records with 51,858 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Arizona, Apache County, Voting Records, 1882-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734467); 22,938 indexed records with 1,605 record images (was 21,690 records with 1,538 images), UPDATED 17-Nov-2020
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,205,221 indexed records with 1,967,932 record images (was 7,205,092 records with 1,967,907 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); 12,204 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 11,861 records with 6,567 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2020
Papua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3757740); 36,365 indexed records with 29,846 record images (was 30,453 records with 24,801 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020

California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583819); 154,911 indexed records with 81,708 record images (was 141,003 records with 68,158 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Micronesia, Civil Registration, 1883-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761211); 57,064 indexed records with 57,009 record images (was 51,257 records with 51,207 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,156,355 indexed records with 93,081 record images (was 1,147,618 records with 92,676 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2366620); 1,007,766 indexed records with 3,617 record images (was 911,614 records with 3,617 images), UPDATED 16-Nov-2020
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 410,011 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 408,189 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020

Peru, Pasco, Civil Registration, 1931-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3755355); 74,008 indexed records with 73,841 record images (was 74,000 records with 73,833 images), UPDATED 17-Nov-2020
Texas, Grimes County, Marriage Records, 1951-1966 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3518927); 3,273 indexed records with 1,857 record images (was 3,188 records with 1,792 images), UPDATED 16-Nov-2020
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3584542); 80,029 indexed records with 9,340 record images (was 78,737 records with 9,224 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733440); 1,941 indexed records with 13,781 record images (was 1,941 records with 13,316 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Peru, San Martín, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2306525); 810 indexed records with 249,700 record images (was 0 records with 249,700 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2020

Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736255); 98,112 indexed records with 9,140 record images (was 93,175 records with 8,501 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2020
Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1909191); 1,182,993 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 298,611 records with 3,458,764 images), UPDATED 16-Nov-2020

--- Collections with new images ---

Texas, Gonzales County, Birth Records, 1878-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3023822); 54,157 indexed records with 21,956 record images (was 54,157 records with 21,688 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 84,805 record images (was 4,749,222 records with 84,749 images), last updated 20-Aug-2019
California, Honor Roll of Californians who served in WWI, 1914-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3029261); 9,256 indexed records with 9,229 record images (was 9,256 records with 9,226 images), last updated 31-Jul-2020
United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 - ca. 1990 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3754697); 3,869,490 indexed records with 24,172 record images (was 3,869,490 records with 24,146 images), last updated 02-Nov-2020
Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists, 1839-1923 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2778600); 883,350 indexed records with 5,578 record images (was 883,350 records with 5,574 images), last updated 30-Jul-2019

Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 178,686 indexed records with 212,744 record images (was 178,686 records with 212,734 images), last updated 29-May-2020
United States, Compiled Military Service Records Of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With The U.S. Colored Troops, 1861-1866 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3518724); 931,845 indexed records with 759,589 record images (was 931,845 records with 758,769 images), last updated 25-Aug-2020
Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 130,418 indexed records with 3,002 record images (was 130,418 records with 2,976 images), last updated 29-May-2020
Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses, 1890-1934 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2304578); 4,972,408 indexed records with 53,004 record images (was 4,972,408 records with 42,553 images), last updated 04-Jun-2019
South Africa, Natal, Passenger Lists, 1860-1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3038342); 154,219 indexed records with 6,701 record images (was 154,219 records with 6,696 images), last updated 02-Apr-2020

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,910 indexed records with 1,676,685 record images (was 1,681,910 records with 1,676,662 images), last updated 16-Jan-2020
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 307,298 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 301,538 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 461,955 indexed records with 32,962 record images (was 461,955 records with 31,794 images), last updated 02-Nov-2020
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); 61,987 indexed records with 71,427 record images (was 61,987 records with 69,400 images), last updated 10-Jun-2020
New York, New York, Index to Passengers Lists of Vessels, 1897-1902 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3031525); 734,850 indexed records with 721,955 record images (was 734,850 records with 714,528 images), last updated 07-Oct-2020

United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 6,031,182 indexed records with 327,307 record images (was 6,031,182 records with 325,014 images), last updated 20-Feb-2020
Virginia, Rockingham County, Marriage Registers, 1864-1926 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4043718); 9,313 indexed records with 294 record images (was 9,273 records with 293 images), last updated 13-Nov-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307888); 1,875,674 indexed records with 1,847,247 record images (was 1,875,674 records with 1,853,066 images), last updated 28-Jul-2020
Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718009); 157,062 indexed records with 35,725 record images (was 157,062 records with 36,837 images), last updated 09-Jul-2020
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 1,067,735 indexed records with 58,330 record images (was 1,067,735 records with 70,768 images), last updated 02-Jul-2020
Ohio, Voter Records, 1893-1960 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3937280); 1,668,115 indexed records with 31,467 record images (was 1,668,115 records with 32,151 images), last updated 12-Nov-2020
Norway Census, 1801 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733603); 878,979 indexed records with 13,260 record images (was 878,979 records with 13,261 images), last updated 19-Oct-2020

Texas, Voter Records, 1867-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163398); 155,840 indexed records with 3,189 record images (was 155,840 records with 4,048 images), last updated 14-Oct-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 158,985 record images (was 7,926,454 records with 160,525 images), last updated 05-Oct-2020
Kentucky, Livingston County, Colored School Censuses, 1898-1913 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491880); 115,029 indexed records with 333 record images (was 115,029 records with 1,690 images), last updated 02-Jun-2020
United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2579610); 469,168 indexed records with 69,353 record images (was 469,168 records with 69,358 images), last updated 03-Oct-2020
Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398454); 653,829 indexed records with 652,738 record images (was 653,829 records with 652,840 images), last updated 15-Apr-2020

France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3007175); 246,139 indexed records with 245,445 record images (was 246,139 records with 245,525 images), last updated 04-Nov-2020
Norway, Oslo Census, 1901 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2474129); 151,327 indexed records with 5,117 record images (was 151,327 records with 6,824 images), last updated 11-Nov-2020
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787817); 126,657 indexed records with 5,516 record images (was 126,657 records with 5,989 images), last updated 02-Sep-2020
Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2849548); 743,126 indexed records with 740,963 record images (was 743,126 records with 741,019 images), last updated 21-May-2019

--- Collections with new records ---

Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 334,502 indexed records with 5,498 record images (was 291,191 records with 5,498 images), last updated 13-Nov-2020
California, customs passenger lists of vessels arriving at San Francisco, 1903-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477658); 346,693 indexed records with 11,721 record images (was 314,297 records with 11,721 images), last updated 13-Nov-2020

--- Collections with records removed ---

New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999177); 3,237,461 indexed records with 3,080,948 record images (was 3,238,519 records with 3,080,948 images), last updated 02-Sep-2020
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,550 records), no images (was 875,610,552 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020
Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342); Index only (17,102,143 records), no images (was 17,102,144 records with 0 images), last updated 17-Feb-2012

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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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Friday, November 20, 2020

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 20 November 2020

  Welcome to Genealogy News and Education 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 since the last issue.    


1)  News Articles:






2)  New or Updated Record Collections:




3)  Genealogy Education -- Conferences and Institutes




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



*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 24 November, 11 a.m.:  MyHeritage Mobile App: All New Features From 2020, by Daniel Horowitz

*  Upcoming SCGS Webinar -Wednesday, 16 December, 6 p.m.:  Bounty Land: It's Complicated, by Annette Burke Lyttle.

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: Separating and Merging Identities of Same-named Men, by Shannon Green

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:   Surname Projects and DNA Projects, by Mags Gaulden

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: Tech Zone - 3 Kinds of DNA Tests, by Diahan Southard

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:


*  Fishers Top Tips: #225r - Repeating Family Names


6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube):





*  Family History Fanatics:  What is Y-DNA? Genetic Genealogy Tests Explained

*  Family Tree Magazine:  The USGenWeb Project: A Brief Introduction






*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  Best Tips for Finding Family in Passenger Lists - Ancestry






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Findmypast Friday: New British and Irish Military Records Available to Search

 I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New British and Irish military records available to search this Findmypast Friday


Throughout November, Findmypast has been honouring family heroes in commemoration of Remembrance Day 2020. This week’s new additions will enable even more users to explore the incredible sacrifices made by their military ancestors.

British Armed Forces Soldiers' Wills 1850-1986

Covering over 130 years of British military history, discover the last wishes of British privates and non-commissioned officers who served in the Army and Air Force. Originally collated by the War Office, each indexed record will reveal the serviceman’s next of kin, name, regimental number and date of death.

Soldiers on active service were encouraged to make a short will, which had to be in their own handwriting and signed. This would give names and addresses of beneficiaries and all sums and articles to be left. This was usually completed in their pay book, and if they were killed, it would be extracted and sent back to the War Office.

The majority of these wills were extracted from pay books, but a number have been written as formal wills, statements from next of kin to confirm last wishes or letters that express similar sentiments.

Ireland, Londonderry (Derry) War Memorial 1914-1918

In 1919 the Mayor of the city of Londonderry (Derry), Sir Robert Anderson, set up the War Memorial Fund, dedicated to the creation of a memorial to commemorate the lives of the 756 soldiers from the city who fought and died during the Great War. Forms were sent out by the Secretary of the War Memorial Committee to next of kin of every fallen soldier, to confirm or amend held information prior to it being included on the War Memorial itself.

These records contain details of their service and next of kin, enabling researchers to learn more about the lives and deaths of these brave men.

Findmypast’s War Memorials Register is another resource that can help researchers discover the stories behind the names etched on monuments across the British Isles. It features over 780,000 records that reveal birth years, service numbers, military honours and more.

British Red Cross & Order of St John Enquiry List, Wounded & Missing, 1914-1919

These new records can unearth valuable details pertaining to the wounded and missing of WW1, many of which won’t be found in other sources.

Between 1915 and 1918 The British Red Cross & Order of St John published regular lists of men missing in action during the First World War, about whom enquiries had been made. These lists were published at regular intervals, each list cancelling all lists previous to it.

Typical information includes a man’s name, regiment, battalion and company (for infantry battalions). Ranks are rarely given, but details about the date of casualty, the place where this occurred, and sometimes extensive additional information are included.

There are over 158,000 records in this collection which is published in partnership with the Naval & Military Press. The vast majority of these men will have complementary records already published in Findmypast medal index card, service and pension records, and prisoner of war collections.

Newspapers

Three new papers as well as substantial updates to six existing titles are now available to search on Findmypast. Brand new to the site are:
  • Widnes Examiner from 1892-1896, 1898, 1900-1902, 1904, 1906 and 1908-1909
  • Runcorn Examiner from 1873 and 1891
  • St. Helens Examiner from 1891
While thousands of additional pages have been added to the following publications:
  • Drogheda Conservative covering 1852-1888 and 1890-1896
  • Halifax Evening Courier covering 1940-1943 and 1959-1960
  • Kinematograph Weekly covering 1931-1944, 1946-1947 and 1953-1960
  • Civil & Military Gazette (Pakistan) covering 1876-1883 and 1885
  • Daily Record covering 1897
  • Somerset Guardian and Radstock Observer covering 1904-1910, 1912-1962   
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Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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