Saturday, May 1, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Are Your Top Autosomal DNA Matches in Your Tree?

  Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!


Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  Have you done an autosomal DNA test?  If so, which testing company/ies?  

2)  Of your Top 10 DNA matches on any site, how many are a known relative, and are they in your family tree?  No names...but give a known relationship if possible.


3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status post.  
Please leave a link in a comment to this post.

Here's mine:

A)  On AncestryDNA, I have 36,503 matches.  My Top 10 matches are:

*  First cousin, father's side, 779 cM, in tree
*  First cousin 1x removed, father's side, 266 cM, in tree
*  Second cousin, father's side, 266 cM, in tree
*  First cousin 2x removed, father's side, 183 cM, in tree
*  First cousin 2x removed, father's side, 182 cM, in tree
*  Second cousin 1x removed, father's side, 175 cM, in tree
*  Second cousin 1x removed, father's side, 168 cM, in tree
*  First cousin 2x removed, father's side, 166 cM, in tree
*  Second cousin 1x removed, father's side, 130 cM, in tree
*  Second cousin 1x removed, father's side, 129 cM, in tree

The first match on my mother's side is the 19th on my list, a 3rd cousin.  This reflects my mother and both grandparents having no siblings, and my great-grandparents having few siblings.

B)  On 23andMe, I have 1,522 matches:

*  First cousin 2x removed, father's side, 2.33%, in tree
*  Second cousin 1x removed, mother's side, 1.62%, in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side. 1.54%, not in tree - an adoptee
*  Third cousin, mother's side, 1.40%, in tree
*  Third cousin, father's side, 1.40%, in tree
*  Third cousin, mother's side, 1.24%, in tree
*  First cousin 3x removed, father's side, 1.22%, in tree
*  Unknown cousin, father's side, 1.22%, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 1.16%, not in tree
*  Second cousin 1x removed, father's side, 1.04%, in tree

C)  On MyHeritageDNA, I have 9,602 matches:

*  First cousin 1x removed, father's side, 512 cM, in tree
*  First cousin 2x removed, father's side, 184 cM, in tree
*  Second cousin, 1x removed, father's side, 139 cM, in tree
*  Third cousin, mother's side, 76 cM, in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 72 cM, not in tree
*  Third cousin 1x removed, father's side, 58 cM, in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 55 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 55 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 49 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 48 cM, not in tree

D)  On FamilyTreeDNA, I have 4,038 matches:

*  Unknown cousin, probably father's side, 96 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, probably father's side, 87 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 83 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 83 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 82 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, probably father's side, 79 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, probably father's side, 75 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 72 cM, not in tree
*  Unknown cousin, unknown side, 72 cM, not in tree
*  Third cousin, father's side, 71 cM, in tree

The 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th matches are all siblings with English ancestry and no trees.

E)  What does this indicate?  

*  I haven't done enough work on my FamilyTreeDNA top matches.
*  I haven't done enough work on my MyHeritageDNA top matches either.
*  I have very few close matches (third cousin or closer) on my mother's side.
*  I have done a lot more tree work with AncestryDNA matches than the others because they have more users with trees.

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 24 to 30 April 2021

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from  24 to 30 April 2021:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Judith Basin County, Montana, U.S., Records, 1887-2012; indexed database without record images, ADDED 4/29/2021

Mineral County, Montana, U.S., Obituaries 1870-2010; indexed database with record images,    ADDED 4/29/2021

London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936; indexed database with record images, Updated 4/29/2021

Deer Lodge County, Montana, U.S., Cemetery Records 1878-2005; indexed database without record images, ADDED 4/29/2021

*  NARA Collections on Ancestry.com; indexed database without record images, Updated 4/29/2021

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1814-2011; indexed database with record images, Updated  4/28/2021

U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-1999; indexed database without record images, Updated 4/28/2021

Canada, Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-1999; indexed database without record images, Updated 4/28/2021

1860 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1787 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1834 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1801 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

Faroe Islands, Denmark, Censuses, 1801-1901; indexed database with record images, ADDED    4/26/2021

1855 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark, Censuses, 1769-1860; indexed database without record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

Copenhagen, Denmark, Censuses, 1885 and 1895; indexed database with record images, ADDED    4/26/2021

1880 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1901 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1890 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1870 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1850 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1845 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

1840 Denmark Census; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

Greenland, Denmark, Censuses, 1834-1870; indexed database with record images, ADDED 4/26/2021

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

By my count, there were 19 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,980 collections available as of 30 April, an increase of  20 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 FamilySearch.org Record Collections - Week of 24 to 30 April 2021

 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 30 April 2021, there are 2,982 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

 --- Collections Updated ---

Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734716); 42,417 indexed records with 18,301 record images (was 41,043 records with 8,558 images), UPDATED 26-Apr-2021
Iowa, Church and Civil Marriages, 1837-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2366605); Index only (7,482 records), no images (was 8,793 records with 0 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2138481); 586,155 indexed records with 3,208,709 record images (was 578,741 records with 3,208,709 images), UPDATED 26-Apr-2021
Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674842); Index only (191,632 records), no images (was 192,790 records with 0 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1478678); 436,090 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 435,047 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021

Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460); 1,498,088 indexed records with 5,864,285 record images (was 1,482,439 records with 5,864,285 images), UPDATED 25-Apr-2021
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 471,797 indexed records with 201,455 record images (was 468,303 records with 199,745 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Kansas, Grant County, Census Records, 1895-1982 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288444); 28,877 indexed records with 16,647 record images (was 28,877 records with 16,647 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2074276); 206,838 indexed records with 942,374 record images (was 193,449 records with 942,374 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Iowa, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1837-1987   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2366597); 90,597 indexed records with 8,242 record images (was 91,582 records with 8,242 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021

New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2697870); 1,758,729 indexed records with 1,758,729 record images (was 1,758,729 records with 1,758,729 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (255,984 records), no images (was 253,559 records with 0 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2506770); 60,953 indexed records with 49,313 record images (was 54,371 records with 52,359 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 260,424 indexed records with 2,206 record images (was 259,596 records with 2,200 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1462519); Index only (3,401,844 records), no images (was 3,401,844 records with 0 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021

Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2125599); 1,823,154 indexed records with 586,834 record images (was 1,819,709 records with 586,834 images), UPDATED 26-Apr-2021
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 1,865,583 indexed records with 119,678 record images (was 1,805,162 records with 116,563 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 521,667 indexed records with 35,838 record images (was 520,313 records with 31,160 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803977); 448,984 indexed records with 124,465 record images (was 448,984 records with 124,465 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2023280); Browse 30,729 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 30,729 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021

El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582); 889,444 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 878,374 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 656,456 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 656,456 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840471); 22,506 indexed records with 22,506 record images (was 22,506 records with 22,506 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016429); 689,056 indexed records with 138,581 record images (was 682,767 records with 140,819 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); Browse 6,567 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 6,567 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021

Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1827268); 441,167 indexed records with 37,199 record images (was 435,112 records with 37,199 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
England, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149578); 2,625 indexed records with 2,624 record images (was 2,241 records with 2,240 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Denmark Census, 1834    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2771431); 1,042,384 indexed records with 39,570 record images (was 1,042,384 records with 39,570 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149576); 71,504 indexed records with 12,859 record images (was 71,202 records with 12,733 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Albania, Census, 1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2221967); 13,062 indexed records with 3,899 record images (was 11,721 records with 3,899 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021

England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149574); 2,756 indexed records with 2,756 record images (was 2,328 records with 2,328 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Washington Voting Records, 1876-1940    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3754702); 159,958 indexed records with 17,699 record images (was 143,893 records with 12,012 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1936   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326854); 93,817 indexed records with 7,234 record images (was 93,817 records with 7,234 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732506); 1,227,257 indexed records with 1,226,673 record images (was 1,226,866 records with 1,226,282 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648679); 132,893 indexed records with 49,195 record images (was 132,727 records with 49,148 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021

United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 - ca. 1990        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3754697); 30,848,723 indexed records with 188,248 record images (was 24,094,590 records with 140,427 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 4,737,544 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 4,737,544 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809-1928        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2269694); Browse 816,589 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 816,589 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1930340); 77,353 indexed records with 127,147 record images (was 77,056 records with 127,147 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1662500); 226,104 indexed records with 62,274 record images (was 224,116 records with 62,274 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); 63,294 indexed records with 69,809 record images (was 63,129 records with 69,771 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021

Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1939435); Browse 6,071 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 6,071 images), UPDATED 26-Apr-2021
New Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057433); 740,763 indexed records with 791,233 record images (was 708,339 records with 791,233 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1428897); 1,502,624 indexed records with 3,675,058 record images (was 1,463,761 records with 3,675,058 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925428); 215,258 indexed records with 16,188 record images (was 215,223 records with 16,188 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); 93,540 indexed records with 11,208 record images (was 90,186 records with 10,812 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 304,364 indexed records with 295,744 record images (was 294,366 records with 286,222 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021

Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114430); 94,769 indexed records with 70,813 record images (was 94,318 records with 70,675 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Arkansas, Military Discharge Records, ca.1917-1969      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4114266); 43,768 indexed records with 12,408 record images (was 43,521 records with 12,299 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1851040); 272,587 indexed records with 154,156 record images (was 272,587 records with 154,156 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1463156); 5,534,414 indexed records with 830,893 record images (was 5,534,192 records with 830,893 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1571-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1875189); 213,399 indexed records with 3,485 record images (was 208,272 records with 3,485 images), UPDATED 25-Apr-2021

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 30,047,338 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 30,047,338 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 3,981,874 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 2,400,844 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,214,587 indexed records with 1,966,131 record images (was 7,214,189 records with 1,969,652 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Kentucky, Voter Registers and Registration Books, 1904-1935     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4132034); 19,914 indexed records with 3,517 record images (was 16,713 records with 3,517 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Papua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3757740); 50,205 indexed records with 42,235 record images (was 50,205 records with 42,235 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021

Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1534448); 3,836,460 indexed records with 828,877 record images (was 3,836,460 records with 828,877 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1619127); 4,301,155 indexed records with 3,357,737 record images (was 4,301,235 records with 3,357,737 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,397,453 indexed records with 107,536 record images (was 1,378,160 records with 106,727 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274796); 498,744 indexed records with 41,022 record images (was 499,626 records with 41,022 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 13,065 indexed records with 32,237 record images (was 13,065 records with 30,509 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021

Guatemala, San Marcos, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274790); 472,115 indexed records with 16,730 record images (was 473,163 records with 16,730 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 450,800 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 449,051 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 482,143 indexed records with 5,759 record images (was 462,610 records with 5,824 images), UPDATED 26-Apr-2021
Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2576872); 590,007 indexed records with 607,070 record images (was 578,334 records with 607,070 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Dominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2069829); 406,461 indexed records with 760,173 record images (was 401,633 records with 760,173 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
Guatemala, Jutiapa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274798); 230,951 indexed records with 36,732 record images (was 231,962 records with 36,732 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021

Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2246703); 169,185 indexed records with 105,781 record images (was 167,703 records with 105,781 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Ukraine, Odessa Census Records 1897     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520); Browse 67,250 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 67,250 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3584542); 104,094 indexed records with 11,997 record images (was 101,902 records with 11,752 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674820); Index only (395,158 records), no images (was 396,403 records with 0 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733440); 1,941 indexed records with 17,183 record images (was 1,941 records with 16,842 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Ukraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-1937     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910265); 297,098 indexed records with 942,391 record images (was 297,098 records with 942,391 images), UPDATED 28-Apr-2021

Iowa, Iowa City, Voter Registers, 1897-1904     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4132312); 63,306 indexed records with 2,685 record images (was 60,329 records with 1,896 images), UPDATED 27-Apr-2021
Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736255); 170,446 indexed records with 15,057 record images (was 163,751 records with 14,575 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021
Uruguay, Civil Registration Index Card, 1900-1937       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1976089); 2,592,800 indexed records with 669,837 record images (was 2,585,769 records with 657,995 images), UPDATED 29-Apr-2021
United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2367299); 6,608,271 indexed records with 539,878 record images (was 6,608,271 records with 539,878 images), UPDATED 30-Apr-2021

--- Collections with new images ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,641,119 indexed records with 157,673 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 144,523 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 1,079,108 indexed records with 60,228 record images (was 1,079,108 records with 50,534 images), last updated 12-Apr-2021
Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3418468); 685,055 indexed records with 13,309 record images (was 685,054 records with 13,308 images), last updated 23-Apr-2021

--- Collections with images removed ---

Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307888); 1,875,674 indexed records with 1,852,008 record images (was 1,875,674 records with 1,853,067 images), last updated 30-Nov-2020
Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2862204); 191,136 indexed records with 4,660 record images (was 191,136 records with 5,040 images), last updated 08-May-2019
Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718009); 191,881 indexed records with 18,418 record images (was 191,881 records with 43,637 images), last updated 14-Apr-2021
Montana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3757185); 624,502 indexed records with 54,866 record images (was 624,502 records with 59,635 images), last updated 19-Apr-2021
Michigan, Military Discharge Records, ca.1847 - ca.1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4123955); 1,010 indexed records with 432 record images (was 1,010 records with 440 images), last updated 23-Apr-2021

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 301,518 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 306,256 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398454); 653,829 indexed records with 652,775 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); 346,894 indexed records with 331,034 record images (was 346,894 records with 346,002 images), last updated 15-Apr-2021
New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3662227); 4,394,651 indexed records with 46,099 record images (was 4,394,651 records with 46,106 images), last updated 31-Mar-2021

New York, Church Records, 1660-1954     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787817); 127,105 indexed records with 6,339 record images (was 127,105 records with 6,354 images), last updated 07-Apr-2021United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245); 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,605,545 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,978 images), last updated 09-Aug-2019

--- Collections with new records ---

irginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2134304); 426,059 indexed records with 2,733 record images (was 426,019 records with 2,733 images), last updated 23-Apr-2021

--- Collections with records removed ---

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932363); 2,344,119 indexed records with 3,967,834 record images (was 2,344,120 records with 3,967,834 images), last updated 05-Jun-2019
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,407 records), no images (was 875,610,412 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020

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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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