Saturday, September 18, 2021

Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 11 to 17 September 2021

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from  11 to 17 September 2021:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Ardennes, France Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1791-1892; indexed records without record images, ADDED 9/16/2021

Cajamarca, Peru, Civil Registration, 1938-1996; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Lima, Peru, Civil Registration, 1874-1996; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Aisne, France Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1792-1905; indexed records without record images, ADDED 9/16/2021

Netherlands, Birth Index, 1784-1917; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Netherlands, Population Registers Index, 1720-1944; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Netherlands, Dutch East India Company Crew Index, 1633-1795; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Netherlands, Death Index, 1795-1970; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Netherlands, Civil Marriage Index, 1795-1950; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Netherlands, Marriage Index, 1575-1938; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Netherlands, Baptism Index, 1557-1902; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Santiago, Chile, Cementerio General, 1821-2011; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Netherlands, Burial Index, 1540-1899; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/16/2021

Haut Rhin, France, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1793-1892; indexed records without record images, ADDED 9/16/2021

Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/15/2021

Mesa City, Arizona, U.S., Cemetery Records, 1885-1960; indexed records with record images, ADDED 9/15/2021

Arizona, U.S., Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993-1994; indexed records with record images, ADDED 9/15/2021

Gila County, Arizona, U.S., Cemetery Records 1927-1994; indexed records with record images, ADDED 9/15/2021

Rhône, France, Birth, Marriages and Death Registers, 1793-1917; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/15/2021

Italy, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

Mexico, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

Germany, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

Global, Find a Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

Brazil, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

Australia and New Zealand, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

Sweden, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

UK and Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

Norway, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/14/2021

New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/13/2021

Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/13/2021

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

By my count, there were 6 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,050 collections available as of 17 September, an increase of  6 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 11 to 17 September 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 17 September 2021, there are 3,013 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

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Guadeloupe, Church Records, 1639-1830   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4316498); 47 indexed records with 47 record images, ADDED 12-Sep-2021

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3694028); 214,088 indexed records with 205,030 record images (was 214,081 records with 205,023 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2074276); 312,743 indexed records with 942,374 record images (was 293,210 records with 942,374 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1478678); 560,882 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 556,543 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494432); 151,159 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 150,899 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 584,384 indexed records with 247,225 record images (was 577,451 records with 244,706 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021

Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1521780); 840,266 indexed records with 378,612 record images (was 840,266 records with 378,612 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 4,787,863 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 4,759,200 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021
Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2697871); 1,633,217 indexed records with 46,229 record images (was 1,633,217 records with 46,103 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (308,495 records), no images (was 305,473 records with 0 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4139415); 20,262 indexed records with 508 record images (was 18,748 records with 147 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021

United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 33,881,059 indexed records with 4,830,472 record images (was 35,411,512 records with 4,830,472 images), UPDATED 14-Sep-2021
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 3,515,619 indexed records with 233,323 record images (was 3,410,543 records with 226,946 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 556,149 indexed records with 47,092 record images (was 545,316 records with 45,919 images), UPDATED 16-Sep-2021
Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1787825); 66,025 indexed records with 1,272 record images (was 61,463 records with 1,272 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2142779); 95,703 indexed records with 48,947 record images (was 94,147 records with 48,947 images), UPDATED 14-Sep-2021

El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582); 1,526,618 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,492,958 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2174941); 1,150 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 825 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Tuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3875191); 12,000 indexed records with 1,949 record images (was 8,420 records with 1,428 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021
Australia, Victoria, Wills, Probate and Administration Files, 1841-1926 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2207846); 20,894 indexed records with 3,998,555 record images (was 16,040 records with 3,998,555 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021
Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1827268); 471,760 indexed records with 37,199 record images (was 467,569 records with 37,199 images), UPDATED 14-Sep-2021

Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 1,087,703 indexed records with 71,766 record images (was 1,085,896 records with 65,903 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Find A Grave Index      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2221801); 208,859,850 indexed records with 208,859,850 record images (was 205,256,297 records with 205,192,092 images), UPDATED 14-Sep-2021
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149576); 75,571 indexed records with 16,924 record images (was 75,163 records with 16,516 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 745,936 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 739,468 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 19,983 indexed records with 92,764 record images (was 19,741 records with 85,446 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021

Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1661306); Index only (400,734 records), no images (was 395,614 records with 0 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021
Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1647578); 658,818 indexed records with 647,469 record images (was 654,336 records with 647,469 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527); 2,425,608 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 2,425,135 records with 373,775 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); 67,799 indexed records with 77,897 record images (was 65,847 records with 83,255 images), UPDATED 14-Sep-2021
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); 190,189 indexed records with 22,493 record images (was 182,876 records with 21,795 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021

South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 488,041 indexed records with 471,104 record images (was 479,600 records with 463,160 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Italy, Oristano, Oristano, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1947719); 78 indexed records with 342,194 record images (was 0 records with 342,194 images), UPDATED 16-Sep-2021
Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114430); 362,145 indexed records with 298,744 record images (was 358,623 records with 296,516 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021
Sierra Leone, Civil Births and Deaths, 1802-2016        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3245338); 361,973 indexed records with 220,396 record images (was 314,397 records with 172,875 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718009); 230,078 indexed records with 52,003 record images (was 228,369 records with 34,008 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2020117); 1,669,176 indexed records with 6,635,049 record images (was 1,652,108 records with 6,635,049 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 7,162,020 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 7,149,632 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2142776); 31,239 indexed records with 2,968 record images (was 28,723 records with 2,968 images), UPDATED 14-Sep-2021
Mexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2290241); 1,029,115 indexed records with 1,403,105 record images (was 1,013,696 records with 1,403,105 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 29,761,756 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 30,047,322 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 13-Sep-2021

Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1909191); 5,939,629 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 5,938,758 records with 3,458,764 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 6,749,667 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 6,663,064 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 14-Sep-2021
South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417492); 1,105,473 indexed records with 682,974 record images (was 1,105,473 records with 682,974 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021
Argentina, Cemetery Records, 1882-2019  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2363123); 444,863 indexed records with 449,684 record images (was 444,863 records with 449,684 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,551,254 indexed records with 115,289 record images (was 1,548,562 records with 115,211 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021

Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016194); 1,938,140 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 1,915,698 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Obituaries, 1850-1990     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4328756); 5,290 indexed records with 295 record images (was 4,556 records with 260 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 472,573 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 471,694 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2125599); 4,414,227 indexed records with 586,834 record images (was 4,012,624 records with 586,834 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2506770); 134,996 indexed records with 133,899 record images (was 116,744 records with 115,685 images), UPDATED 16-Sep-2021

Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2060668); 3,898,883 indexed records with 2,513,517 record images (was 3,874,679 records with 2,513,517 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918294); Browse 40,337 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3584542); 179,562 indexed records with 18,141 record images (was 179,496 records with 18,135 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-2005        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2216300); 89,819 indexed records with 72,238 record images (was 88,470 records with 72,238 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1979430); 307,810 indexed records with 170,304 record images (was 299,420 records with 170,304 images), UPDATED 14-Sep-2021

South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2727134); 265,064 indexed records with 264,898 record images (was 253,685 records with 253,519 images), UPDATED 15-Sep-2021
Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736255); 301,684 indexed records with 24,706 record images (was 301,650 records with 24,704 images), UPDATED 12-Sep-2021
England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3656808); 381,787 indexed records with 27,796 record images (was 342,649 records with 22,335 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021
South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Records, 1840-1972   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1779109); 3,103,338 indexed records with 2,216,270 record images (was 3,095,706 records with 2,216,270 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2021

--- Collections with new images ---

New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 269,892 indexed records with 2,273 record images (was 269,734 records with 2,272 images), last updated 10-Sep-2021
Vanuatu, Vital Records, 1900-2001       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734433); 162,874 indexed records with 157,900 record images (was 162,613 records with 157,711 images), last updated 10-Sep-2021
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 307,288 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 303,318 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3029266); 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,112,549 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,109,790 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,220,744 indexed records with 1,932,784 record images (was 7,220,744 records with 1,970,705 images), last updated 03-Sep-2021
New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3662227); 6,229,432 indexed records with 62,536 record images (was 6,229,432 records with 64,763 images), last updated 03-Sep-2021
Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438698); 124,061 indexed records with 365 record images (was 124,061 records with 1,767 images), last updated 30-Aug-2021
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463100); 527,525 indexed records with 221,739 record images (was 527,525 records with 226,446 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020

--- Collections with new records ---

Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1502401); 1,198,515 indexed records with 393,502 record images (was 1,196,544 records with 393,502 images), last updated 10-Sep-2021

--- Collections with records removed ---

Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987653); 2,366,758 indexed records with 1,386,297 record images (was 2,366,759 records with 1,386,297 images), last updated 22-Jul-2021

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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   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, September 17, 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 17 September 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


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



*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 21 September, 5 p.m.:  Federal Records Relating to Rivers and Canals. by Pamela Boyer Sayre.

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 22 September, 5 p.m.: Cluster Research: Using Groups of People to Find Your People, by Robyn Smith

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Recent updates to MyHeritage's historical record search engine, by Mike Mansfield

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Were they Orphans at all? DNA and the Orphan Train: Finding Kathryn’s Family, by Nancy Gavin Koester

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:   A Toboggan Ride Through Canadian Records, eh!, by Lianne Kruger

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  A Step Through Time(lines), by Fiona Brooker


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Out of the Ballot Box: Voter Registrations & Records, by Rebecca Koford

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Tech Zone:  Linking Family Trees to DNA Results, by Michelle Leonard

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:



6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube and Facebook):






*  FamilySearch:  Beginner Polynesian Genealogy


*  Genealogy Stories:  Discovering Black Country Ancestors


*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  Genealogy Organization and Work Flow that WORKS!





*  Your DNA Guide:  MyHeritage DNA with Ran Snir

7)  Did you miss the last post in this series -  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - 14 September 2021?

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Findmypast Friday: Discover Caribbean Connections

 I received this from Findmypast today:

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Discover Caribbean connections this Findmypast Friday

This week’s Findmypast Friday update sees the release of valuable Caribbean records that have been preserved thanks to a special British Library project along with millions of historical British newspaper pages.

Turks & Caicos Life Events


Exclusive to Findmypast, discover thousands of family records from The Turks & Caicos islands spanning 1792 to 1947. This includes
These new indexes have been created in partnership with the British Library’s Endangered Archives Project which imaged the archipelago’s surviving registers held at the Turks & Caicos National Museum. Many of these precious documents, as the name of the project indicates, were in poor condition and at risk of being lost having been damaged by damp and flooding.

Now indexed and available to search online for the first time, each of the three collections forms a valuable resource for anyone exploring the history of the islands and their people. As well as essential names, dates and locations, each transcript also links through to the original source image on the Endangered Archives Project website.



Turks and Caicos Islands, 1763.

A British Overseas Territory in the West Indies, the first British settlers on the Turks & Caicos were thought to have been Bermudian salt collectors who arrived in the second half of the 17th century. Following the American War of Independence, many loyalists fled to the Caribbean and from the 1780s, brought large numbers of African Slaves to Turks & Caicos to work as forced labour in newly established cotton plantations as well as the islands salt industry. The surnames of some of those Loyalists, such as James Misick, John McIntosh and Wade Stubbs, are now frequent among descendants of their slaves.

These new records also shed light on the history and legacy of slavery on the islands. Many records, such as the 1826 baptism of two-year-old Kate Wynns, include stark notes such as “slave belonging to Mr Thos Wynns”.

Newspapers

A variety of new additions from London are hot of the press this week. The latest new titles added to Findmypast’s growing newspaper archive include:
While additional pages have been added to the following ten publications:
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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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