Saturday, June 5, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your "Place Line"

 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!):

We're all familiar with Timelines - date, location, event, etc. - for events in our lives.  This week, create a Place Line for your life, or for the life of one of your parents or grandparents - your choice! In that Place Line, tell us the location (address if possible), inclusive dates (if possible), and events. Consider topics like residence, schools, churches, employment, etc.

2)  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:

1) Residences:

* 577 Twin Oaks Avenue, Chula Vista CA; 1943-1944; from birth to moving back to my mother's family home.

* 2130 Fern Street, San Diego CA; 1944-1945; my mother and I moved in with her parents, Lyle and Emily (AubleCarringer, when my father went into the Navy until he returned home.

* 2114 Fern Street, San Diego CA; 1945-1946; my family lived in this two bedroom apartment until my brother was born.

* 2116 Fern Street, San Diego CA; 1946-1947; my family moved upstairs into the larger apartment.

* 2119 30th Street, San Diego CA; 1947-1967; my family moved into the upstairs apartment owned by my grandparents on 30th Street. This is the place I remember best.

* 4568 Idaho Street (approximately), San Diego CA; January 1867-July 1967; I moved into my own apartment, then was laid off at work.

* 2119 30th Street, San Diego CA; July 1967-February 1968; I moved back in with my parents, and found another job.

* 1099 Turquoise Street, San Diego CA; February 1968-July 1968; I moved into a beach apartment unit with my buddy John, who didn't pay his share of the rent.  Pffft.

* 4410 Oregon Street, San Diego CA; July 1968-February 1970; I moved into my own apartment again after splitting up with good buddy John; it was close to Aztec Bowl (where I drank, bowled and hung out with other reprobates)

* 540 C Street, Apt. 10, Chula Vista CA; March 1970-December 1971; I married Linda, and this was our first apartment as a married couple.

* 755 Coleman Court, San Diego CA; December 1971-April 1975; we bought a three-bedroom house on Otay Mesa.

* 1154 Via Trieste, Chula Vista CA; April 1975-present; we sold the Coleman Court house, and bought the Via Trieste house - four bedrooms, cul-de-sac, better schools.

2) Schools

* Brooklyn Elementary School, on block between A Street and Ash Street, and Fern Street and 30th Street in San Diego CA; September 1948-June 1955; I attended Kindergarten through 6th Grade.

* Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School, on southwest corner of Upas Street and Park Boulevard in San Diego CA; September 1955 to June 1958; I attended 7th through 9th grade.

* San Diego High School, on northeast corner or Park Boulevard and Russ Boulevard in San Diego CA; September 1958 to June 1961; I attended 10th through 12th grade.

* San Diego State University, on College Avenue in San Diego CA; September 1861-January 1966; I attended 4.5 years of college and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.

3) Churches

* St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, on College Avenue in San Diego CA; 1950; I was baptized in this church but don't think I ever attended a service there.

* Brooklyn Heights Presbyterian Church, southeast corner of Fir Street and 30th Street; about 1955 to 1958; my brother and I attended Sunday School and youth group off and on for several years.

Chula Vista Presbyterian Church, 940 Hilltop Drive, Chula Vista CA; February 1970 to present; Linda and I were married here, are members and attend regularly.

4) Employment

* Brooklyn Heights in San Diego CA (area bounded by Fir Street, Fern Street, Date Street, 28th Street); about 1954 to about 1959; my brother and I had a twice-weekly newspaper route with about 100 customers.

* Rough Acres Ranch, Boulevard CA; July 1963 to August 1963; worked for San Diego Chargers as a camp boy for six weeks of training camp. Got free tickets to exhibition games in Balboa Stadium!

* Corner of Shafter Street and Shelter Island Drive in San Diego CA; June 1964-September 1964; I worked for Wagner Aircraft as a summer intern.

* 8225 Center Drive, La Mesa CA; June 1965 to March 1967; worked as a summer intern at Sunrise Aircraft until January 1966, then as an aerodynamics engineer until March 1967 when the company folded and I was laid off.

* Foot of H Street, Chula Vista CA; October 1967 to October 1992; hired by Rohr Aircraft in October 1967 as Aerodynamics engineer.

* 850 Lagoon Drive, Chula Vista CA; October 1992-July 1998; Rohr Inc. office moved to this location in October 1992.

* 850 Lagoon Drive, Chula Vista CA; July 1998 to August 2002; Rohr Inc. acquired by Goodrich Corp. and renamed Goodrich Aerostructures, retired in August 2002 after 35 years at the company.

* 850 Lagoon Drive, Chula Vista CA; July 2004 to November 2006; Hired as contract engineer by Adecco Inc. to work at Goodrich Aerostructures office.

That's probably enough.

Why do I want to list all of these places in a place line? If I were famous, I guess someone would want to know that "Randy slept here" or "Randy worked here." Maybe my descendants will want to know where I lived, was educated, worshipped, and worked at some point in time.


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 29 May to 4 June 2021

  The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  29 May to 4 June 2021:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

U.S., Confederate Army Payrolls for Enslaved Labor, 1840-1883; indexed records with record images, ADDED 6/2/2021

Jalisco, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1995; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/2/2021

Michoacán, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1604-1985; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/2/2021

Worcestershire, England, Electoral Registers, 1837-1974; indexed records with record images, ADDED 6/2/2021

Cole County, Missouri, U.S., Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1927; indexed records with record images, ADDED 5/28/2021


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 3 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,996 collections available as of 4 June, an increase of  4 from last week.   


Disclosure: I have a complimentary all-access subscription from, for which I am thankful. 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 - Week of 29 May to 4 June 2021

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

As of 4 June 2021, there are 2,992 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 3 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added ---

*  Zimbabwe, Voter Registration, 1938-1973 (; 18,921 indexed records with 18,921 record images, ADDED 03-Jun-2021

*  Missouri, Civil Marriages, 1820-1874    (; 2,425 indexed records with 2,425 record images, ADDED 04-Jun-2021

*  Argentina, Cemetery Records, 1882-2019  (; 119,320 indexed records with 119,320 record images, ADDED 04-Jun-2021

--- Collections Updated ---

Kiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991      (; 8,132 indexed records with 3,157 record images (was 6,741 records with 602 images), UPDATED 01-Jun-2021
Iowa, Military Discharge Records, ca.1862 - ca.1976     (; 183,862 indexed records with 56,142 record images (was 177,044 records with 55,393 images), UPDATED 01-Jun-2021
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929   (; 262,399 indexed records with 2,220 record images (was 261,717 records with 2,215 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984  (; 7,583,026 indexed records with 4,584,983 record images (was 7,583,026 records with 4,584,983 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (; 2,162,553 indexed records with 148,647 record images (was 2,109,119 records with 141,647 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (; 460,496 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 455,429 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (; 107,407 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 44,653 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 493,681 indexed records with 210,516 record images (was 488,350 records with 208,464 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955       (; 234,047 indexed records with 942,374 record images (was 221,857 records with 942,374 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (; 66,291 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 41,587 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021

Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (; 1,662,843 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 1,459,124 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955    (; 2,556 indexed records with 10,100 record images (was 0 records with 10,100 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 16,037 indexed records with 40,737 record images (was 14,934 records with 39,228 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983       (; 574,536 indexed records with 235,772 record images (was 564,467 records with 235,772 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977  (; 812,584 indexed records with 998,148 record images (was 793,269 records with 998,148 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941       (; 454,636 indexed records with 124,465 record images (was 454,636 records with 124,465 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (; 1,423,069 indexed records with 180,920 record images (was 1,423,069 records with 180,920 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970 (; 26,304 indexed records with 74,259 record images (was 21,651 records with 74,259 images), UPDATED 30-May-2021
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (; 951,558 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 934,591 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Brazil, Cemetery Records, 1850-2021     (; 593,129 indexed records with 150,972 record images (was 589,946 records with 150,972 images), UPDATED 01-Jun-2021

Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955  (; 755,264 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 506,605 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
Louisiana, Orleans Parish, State Museum Historical Center, Cemetery Records, 1805-1944  (; 219,228 indexed records with 203,683 record images (was 218,607 records with 203,182 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979  (; 1,693,640 indexed records with 603,285 record images (was 1,687,556 records with 603,285 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (; 30,047,337 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 30,047,337 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Australia, Victoria, Wills, Probate and Administration Files, 1841-1926 (; 3,870 indexed records with 3,998,555 record images (was 2,167 records with 3,998,555 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021

Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (; 1,082,152 indexed records with 71,708 record images (was 1,080,820 records with 71,610 images), UPDATED 01-Jun-2021
England, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837       (; 5,659 indexed records with 5,652 record images (was 5,231 records with 5,225 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949     (; 355,000 indexed records with 1,207,157 record images (was 352,876 records with 1,207,157 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885        (; 72,167 indexed records with 13,521 record images (was 71,991 records with 13,345 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799  (; 6,028 indexed records with 6,026 record images (was 4,988 records with 4,986 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (; Index only (268,906 records), no images (was 265,294 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981  (; 857,648 indexed records with 447,381 record images (was 857,648 records with 447,381 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900 (; 105,976 indexed records with 31,763 record images (was 103,120 records with 40,620 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (; 133,405 indexed records with 49,311 record images (was 133,226 records with 49,280 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Mexico, Tlaxcala, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994    (; 338,527 indexed records with 1,012,693 record images (was 338,527 records with 1,012,693 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (; 650,523 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 447,438 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
North Dakota, Cemetery Records, 1877-1999       (; 546,360 indexed records with 7,572 record images (was 234,725 records with 5,628 images), UPDATED 29-May-2021
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (; 1,823,745 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 1,796,138 records with 373,775 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 690,488 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 680,541 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949    (; Index only (3,401,844 records), no images (was 3,401,844 records with 0 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021

French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (; 63,709 indexed records with 33,203 record images (was 63,294 records with 82,980 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Liberia Census, 2008    (; 922,787 indexed records with 197,716 record images (was 757,337 records with 164,393 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (; 1,769,499 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 1,769,499 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980   (; 2,309,795 indexed records with 1,663,800 record images (was 2,309,795 records with 1,663,800 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (; 116,003 indexed records with 13,917 record images (was 111,577 records with 13,428 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (; 346,247 indexed records with 335,279 record images (was 337,179 records with 326,623 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913     (; Index only (8,222 records), no images (was 8,222 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Illinois, Military Discharge Records, ca.1862 - ca.1965 (; 19,040 indexed records with 7,675 record images (was 18,436 records with 4,414 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903  (; Index only (365,792 records), no images (was 359,282 records with 0 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985       (; 55,222 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 26,795 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (; 6,561,880 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 6,273,476 records with 1,649,601
images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850     (; 18,072 indexed records with 2,968 record images (was 14,810 records with 2,968 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 (; 470,796 indexed records with 22,034 record images (was 470,796 records with 22,034 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 (; 1,941 indexed records with 19,781 record images (was 1,941 records with 19,116 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950   (; 78,797 indexed records with 127,147 record images (was 78,797 records with 127,147 images), UPDATED 01-Jun-2021
Colorado, Military Discharge Records, ca.1919-1972      (; 3,663 indexed records with 1,689 record images (was 3,652 records with 2,258 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021

South Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972  (; 166,751 indexed records with 124,277 record images (was 166,692 records with 124,277 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975 (; 11,896 indexed records with 9,155 record images (was 9,323 records with 9,155 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
Argentina, Neuquén, Catholic Church Records, 1883-1977  (; 10,919 indexed records with 11,873 record images (was 6,178 records with 11,873 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1571-1926       (; 223,226 indexed records with 3,485 record images (was 217,993 records with 3,485 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975 (; 16,051 indexed records with 83,087 record images (was 8,106 records with 83,087 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (; 
4,920,606 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 4,654,405 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961      (; 24,452 indexed records with 102,368 record images (was 1,707 records with 102,368 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,216,812 indexed records with 1,965,129 record images (was 7,216,343 records with 1,970,012 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955  (; 627,915 indexed records with 184,969 record images (was 626,996 records with 184,969 images), UPDATED 30-May-2021
Papua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004      (; 75,303 indexed records with 47,582 record images (was 74,968 records with 47,531 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (; 5,762,705 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 5,762,467 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021

England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (; 1,527,293 indexed records with 114,400 record images (was 1,505,960 records with 112,701 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981     (; 2,125,434 indexed records with 978,396 record images (was 2,106,083 records with 978,396 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (; 1,857,870 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 1,844,346 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 01-Jun-2021
Spain, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1987   (; Browse 831,103 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 831,103 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 460,641 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 459,573 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941     (; 603,196 indexed records with 607,070 record images (was 592,181 records with 607,070 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
Dominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980     (; 416,176 indexed records with 760,173 record images (was 406,461 records with 760,173 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Louisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905        (; 2,221,181 indexed records with 721,330 record images (was 2,011,954 records with 609,302 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000 (; 38,207,685 indexed records with 38,207,685 record images (was 37,589,915 records with 37,589,915 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (; 130,681 indexed records with 13,547 record images (was 112,155 records with 12,485 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

Costa Rica, Cemetery Records, 1958-2013 (; 14,395 indexed records with 931 record images (was 13,478 records with 13,385 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971        (; 11,931 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 9,207 records with 102,718 images), UPDATED 31-May-2021
Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-2005        (; 88,456 indexed records with 72,238 record images (was 87,332 records with 72,238 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2021
Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860        (; 278,468 indexed records with 170,304 record images (was 268,894 records with 170,304 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2021
Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015        (; 198,529 indexed records with 16,811 record images (was 191,367 records with 16,292 images), UPDATED 04-Jun-2021

--- Collections with new images ---

Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000      (; 177,051 indexed records with 147,849 record images (was 165,284 records with 137,643 images), last updated 28-May-2021
England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (; 912,811 indexed records with 109,223 record images (was 912,811 records with 106,613 images), last updated 25-May-2021
Georgia, Tax Digests, 1787-1900 (; 1,173,021 indexed records with 59,204 record images (was 1,173,021 records with 31,213 images), last updated 25-May-2021

--- Collections with images removed ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (; 3,641,119 indexed records with 154,400 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 156,231 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974       (; 1,875,674 indexed records with 1,848,818 record images (was 1,875,674 records with 1,852,008 images), last updated 30-Nov-2020
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 286,934 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 306,393 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Arizona, Various County Divorce Records, 1877-1937      (; 60,532 indexed records with 59,794 record images (was 60,532 records with 60,250 images), last updated 18-May-2021
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (; 527,525 indexed records with 226,394 record images (was 527,525 records with 226,446 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (; 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,604,802 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,978 images), last updated 09-Aug-2019

--- Collections with new records ---

California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (; 6,485,138 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,485,134 records with 2,841,076 images), last updated 20-Mar-2021

--- Collections with records removed ---

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918      (; 2,953,523 indexed records with 53,151 record images (was 2,977,813 records with 53,151 images), last updated 21-Oct-2020
Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995   (; Index only (746,791 records), no images (was 746,798 records with 0 images), last updated 06-Feb-2020
United States Census, 1930      (; 125,180,340 indexed records with 2,957,015 record images (was 125,180,344 records with 2,957,015 images), last updated 26-May-2021


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

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link). It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.


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Friday, June 4, 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 4 June 2021

 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

*  We Are Open! The 51st Jamboree Conference! (4-5 and 11-12 June 2021)

*  THE Genealogy Show - Virtual (25-26 June 2021)

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

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 4 June, 11 a.m.:  African Americans in the U.S. Revolutionary War, by Janice Lovelace

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 8 June, 11 a.m.:   New breakthroughs in MyHeritage's photo tools, by Tal Ehrlichman

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Solving Family Mysteries with mtDNA Projects, by Mags Gaulden

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Tech Zone - How to Insert Video into a PowerPoint Presentation, by Amie Bowser Tennant

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Tech Zone - How to Add a Screen Recording to a PowerPoint Presentation, by Amie Bowser Tennant

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

*  Fisher's Top Tips:  #281r - Surprising Family History

6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube and Facebook):

*  Findmypast:  Friday Live June 4th

*  Genealogy Software Showcase:  XY Family Tree - a Different Take on Tree Building

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  Finding Ancestors' Stories at Cemeteries

7)  Did you miss the last post in this series -  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - 1 June 2021?


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