Saturday, November 27, 2021

Added and Updated FamilySearch.org Record Collections - Week of 20 to 26 November 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 26 Novembe2021, there are 3,051 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of from last week):
The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added ---

*  England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4380174); 41,985 indexed records with 41,985 record images, ADDED 23-Nov-2021

*  United States, Hawaii, Anti-Annexation Petitions, 1897  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4147969); 21,057 indexed records with 21,057 record images, ADDED 23-Nov-2021

*  United States, Oregon, Naturalization Records, 1868-1991        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4279955); 3,562 indexed records with 3,562 record images, ADDED 23-Nov-2021

--- Collections Updated ---

New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 274,969 indexed records with 2,310 record images (was 274,670 records with 2,308 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1860831); 9,436,728 indexed records with 4,584,983 record images (was 9,436,728 records with 4,584,983 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1978     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1616412); 1,569,512 indexed records with 968,865 record images (was 1,569,512 records with 968,865 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1478678); 600,686 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 589,530 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494432); 237,769 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 163,625 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 637,471 indexed records with 268,322 record images (was 633,064 records with 266,899 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 8,002,731 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 7,994,950 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1972912); 2,417,567 indexed records with 978,396 record images (was 2,289,137 records with 978,396 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2021
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1460016); 2,034,342 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 1,950,670 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Mexico, Sinaloa, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1968     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473206); 1,211,397 indexed records with 521,512 record images (was 1,211,397 records with 521,512 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021

Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 59,623 indexed records with 161,955 record images (was 57,491 records with 152,470 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 4,386,553 indexed records with 272,003 record images (was 4,293,665 records with 269,547 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
France, Ardèche, Parish and Civil Registration, 1481-1924       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3661216); 1,449,332 indexed records with 839,538 record images (was 1,449,332 records with 839,538 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2021
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 3,745,470 indexed records with 479,379 record images (was 2,998,794 records with 385,407 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Minnesota, Douglas County, Obituaries, 1860-1990        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4373186); 72,724 indexed records with 4,265 record images (was 13,792 records with 995 images), UPDATED 21-Nov-2021

El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582); 1,626,413 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,577,838 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2174941); 26,442 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 22,508 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918910); 961,959 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 861,730 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2021
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784529); 315,902 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 256,204 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1431011); 1,725,699 indexed records with 603,285 record images (was 1,719,895 records with 603,285 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 29,761,754 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 29,761,754 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1883388); 4,278,522 indexed records with 5,283,986 record images (was 4,272,692 records with 5,283,986 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1615259); 4,766,357 indexed records with 4,263,289 record images (was 4,766,357 records with 4,263,289 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149576); 83,230 indexed records with 24,577 record images (was 82,072 records with 23,419 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
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 1,547 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2021

Minnesota, Brown County, Obituaries, 1855-1990  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4328761); 40,777 indexed records with 4,216 record images (was 40,777 records with 4,216 images), UPDATED 23-Nov-2021
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092); 829,536 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 808,449 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 22-Nov-2021
Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473204); 1,253,572 indexed records with 447,381 record images (was 1,253,572 records with 447,381 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Kiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3756784); 130,431 indexed records with 26,704 record images (was 112,395 records with 23,808 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177299); 98,693 indexed records with 1,610,067 record images (was 98,693 records with 1,610,067 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 8,501,262 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 8,467,854 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-2001       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821208); 1,874,201 indexed records with 1,381,210 record images (was 1,874,201 records with 1,381,210 images), UPDATED 23-Nov-2021
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913397); 890,498 indexed records with 240,799 record images (was 888,391 records with 240,799 images), UPDATED 22-Nov-2021
England, Berkshire, Parish Registers, 1515-1993 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4380176); 5,316 indexed records with 78,892 record images (was 84 records with 31,854 images), UPDATED 23-Nov-2021
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); 68,828 indexed records with 96,010 record images (was 68,488 records with 85,203 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2021

Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (346,308 records), no images (was 344,053 records with 0 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2345225); 703,021 indexed records with 22,034 record images (was 663,576 records with 22,034 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); 259,450 indexed records with 29,517 record images (was 253,180 records with 28,811 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527); 2,611,914 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 2,426,370 records with 373,775 images), UPDATED 22-Nov-2021
Estonia Church Books and Synagogue Registers, 1835-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932350); 27,549 indexed records with 679,036 record images (was 0 records with 679,036 images), UPDATED 23-Nov-2021

Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837908); 4,543,993 indexed records with 4,823,124 record images (was 4,543,993 records with 4,823,124 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
California, San Francisco Chinese passenger lists, 1882-1947    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477655); 407,807 indexed records with 20,996 record images (was 299,854 records with 11,499 images), UPDATED 22-Nov-2021
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 7,936,994 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 7,841,427 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 23-Nov-2021
Uruguay, Catholic Church Records, 1726-2000     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4134697); 1,227,550 indexed records with 162,237 record images (was 849,800 records with 115,772 images), UPDATED 22-Nov-2021
Mexico, Yucatán, Catholic Church Records, 1543-1977     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1909116); 2,095,268 indexed records with 1,234,534 record images (was 2,095,268 records with 1,234,534 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021

Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1614809); 4,158,296 indexed records with 1,160,338 record images (was 4,055,861 records with 1,160,338 images), UPDATED 22-Nov-2021
Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1909191); 6,261,186 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 6,260,571 records with 3,458,764 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 9,529,775 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 9,523,899 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,222,183 indexed records with 1,971,075 record images (was 7,221,972 records with 1,971,024 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2021
Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438698); 190,767 indexed records with 2,531 record images (was 169,748 records with 2,434 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2021

Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923402); 5,792,693 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 5,781,217 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2021
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1874591); 8,718,632 indexed records with 5,797,486 record images (was 8,718,059 records with 5,797,486 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 483,205 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 481,741 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021
Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583832); 4,411 indexed records with 275 record images (was 5,502 records with 275 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2021
Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2134304); 539,774 indexed records with 2,733 record images (was 520,336 records with 2,733 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021

Mexico, Durango, Catholic Church Records, 1604-1985     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1554576); 1,450,663 indexed records with 504,812 record images (was 1,450,663 records with 504,812 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-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 26-Nov-2021
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 569,312 indexed records with 548,662 record images (was 565,658 records with 545,114 images), UPDATED 26-Nov-2021

--- Collections with new images ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,641,119 indexed records with 157,173 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 152,855 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2862204); 191,136 indexed records with 5,040 record images (was 191,136 records with 4,956 images), last updated 08-May-2019
Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2399108); 136,430 indexed records with 70,004 record images (was 136,430 records with 26,521 images), last updated 15-Nov-2021
Illinois, Church Records, 1837-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787821); 16,710 indexed records with 1,117 record images (was 16,710 records with 42 images), last updated 13-Jan-2021
France, Calvados, Census, 1856  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4279960); 720 indexed records with 3,801 record images (was 720 records with 68 images), last updated 09-Nov-2021

Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463100); 527,525 indexed records with 226,446 record images (was 527,525 records with 226,382 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

Tuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3875191); 24,536 indexed records with 1,500 record images (was 24,536 records with 3,224 images), last updated 21-Oct-2021
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 1,121,960 indexed records with 54,217 record images (was 1,121,960 records with 74,172 images), last updated 15-Nov-2021
Oklahoma, Garfield County, Obituaries, 1963-1986        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4373179); 66,878 indexed records with 9 record images (was 66,878 records with 990 images), last updated 05-Nov-2021
Hawaii, Registrar of Bureau of Conveyances, Deed Records, 1846-1900     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3478266); 3,012 indexed records with 1,282 record images (was 3,012 records with 1,940 images), last updated 29-Jul-2021
Norway Census, 1801     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733603); 878,979 indexed records with 13,207 record images (was 878,979 records with 13,261 images), last updated 19-Oct-2020

Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2506770); 164,487 indexed records with 162,364 record images (was 164,487 records with 163,361 images), last updated 10-Nov-2021
Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts, Naturalization Records, 1837-1993      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2546149); 1,864,006 indexed records with 1,426,772 record images (was 1,864,006 records with 1,428,889 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4139415); 24,925 indexed records with 198 record images (was 24,925 records with 644 images), last updated 03-Nov-2021
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 288,934 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 306,393 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 996,383 indexed records with 42,540 record images (was 996,383 records with 50,583 images), last updated 17-Nov-2021

France, Calvados, Military Registration Cards, 1867-1921        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2815120); 142,657 indexed records with 125,554 record images (was 142,657 records with 125,628 images), last updated 14-Jun-2021

--- Collections with new records ---

Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974190); 34,084 indexed records with 9,155 record images (was 32,097 records with 9,155 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974178); 50,784 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 13,305 records with 102,718 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Neuquén, Catholic Church Records, 1883-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974191); 17,367 indexed records with 11,873 record images (was 14,150 records with 11,873 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974197); 80,565 indexed records with 102,368 record images (was 34,296 records with 102,368 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183); 224,741 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 147,471 records with 207,943 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021

Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974182); 943,354 indexed records with 419,985 record images (was 935,359 records with 419,985 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Río Negro, Catholic Church Records, 1880-1977        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974192); 3,478 indexed records with 15,221 record images (was 1,722 records with 15,221 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974180); 10,832 indexed records with 10,100 record images (was 8,327 records with 10,100 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974194); 63,857 indexed records with 83,087 record images (was 58,461 records with 83,087 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974186); 46,362 indexed records with 69,981 record images (was 20,136 records with 69,981 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021

Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974185); 614,430 indexed records with 235,772 record images (was 587,920 records with 235,772 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974184); 838,394 indexed records with 998,148 record images (was 826,096 records with 998,148 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974199); 632,966 indexed records with 184,969 record images (was 628,754 records with 184,969 images), last updated 19-Nov-2021
Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974188); 77,812 indexed records with 74,259 record images (was 50,269 records with 74,259 images), last updated 19-Nov-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, November 26, 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 26 November 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, 30 November, 5 p.m.:  Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research, by Benjamin Hollister

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 1 December, 11 a.m.:  The Top Ten DNA Do's and Don'ts!, by Michelle Leonard.

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  I want my mummy: Researching Egyptian family history, by Penny Walters.

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts/Radio Shows:


6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube and Facebook):


*  Family History Fanatics:  What will my AncestryDNA test results tell me?



*  FamilySearch:  DNA Brick Walls




*  Genealogy Stories:  Irish Genealogy



7)  Did you miss the last post in this series -  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - 23 November 2021?

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Findmypast Friday: New releases From Wales to the West Indies

 I received this from Findmypast today:

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New releases from Wales to the West Indies

With over 1.6 million Welsh electoral records and census substitutes from the Caribbean, where with this week’s Findmypast Friday update take you?

Index to Death Duty Registers, 1796-1903

Search over 5,000 brand new additions to fill any gaps in your family tree. Exclusive to Findmypast and now containing over 3.3 million transcripts and images, these records will enable you to discover English and Welsh ancestors who left estates that incurred an inheritance tax.

Created by the Estate Duty Office (later to become the Inland Revenue), each result will provide you with the name and address of the testator, their date of death as well as the name and address of the administrator. The information captured by this index may also help you obtain copies of original entries from the Death Duty Register and track down your ancestors will or administration.

West Glamorgan Electoral Registers, 1839-1925

Containing over 1.6 million records, this expansive collection details over 80 years of electoral registers and Burgess Rolls for the Borough of Swansea in West Glamorgan.

Each result will provide you with the name, address and “qualification” of the individual who had registered to vote making them a valuable census substitute. Electoral registers are also and excellent resource for exploring the history of your home or local area.

Leeward Islands Census Substitutes, 1678-1753

Search these early name lists for early settlers of the islands of Anguilla, Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis and St Kitts (St Christopher Island). Containing roughly 6,000 transcripts, this collection will provide you with the names, race, gender and location of the islands’ inhabitants as well as the date they were recorded and, in some instances, their title, age, occupation, nationality, and parish.

Newspapers

This week sees 116,740 new pages, eight brand-new Welsh titles and updates to 28 existing publications join Findmypast’s ever expanding newspaper archive.

New titles:
Existing titles:
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Disclosure: I receive 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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52 Ancestors - Week 407: #630 Michael Bowden (1673-1741) of Marblehead and Lynn, Massachusetts

 Michael Bowden (1673-1741)  is #630 on my Ahnentafel  List, my 7th great-grandfather, who marrie#631 Sarah Davis (1676-1749)  in 1697 in Lynn, Essex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I am descended through:

* their daughter #315 Mary Bouden (1705-1755) who married #314 Joseph Richards (1703-1748) in 1726 .
* their daughter #157 Mary Richards (1733-????). who did not marry #156 Isaac Buck (1732-????).
*  their son #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) married #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882)married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
 

*  Name:                          Michael Bowden[1–2,4]
*  Alternate Name:          Michiel Bouden[3]
*  Alternate Name:           Mychall Bowden[5–6]

*  Sex:                              Male

*  Father:                         Michael Bowden 1651-1740
*  Mother:                        Sarah Nurse 1651-1699

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                           1673, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1,4]

*  Will:                            26 September 1741 (about age 68), will written; Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[2]

*  Death:                         1 October 1741 (about age 68), Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[3-4]
*  Burial:                        after 1 October 1741 (after about age 68), Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[4]

*  Probate:                      12 October 1741 (about age 68), will proved, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[2]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                     Sarah Davis 1676-1754
*  Marriage 1:                 20 November 1697 (about age 24), intentions, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1,5–6]

*  Child 1:                       Susanna Bowden 1699-1709
*  Child 2:                       Francis Bowden 1701-1737
*  Child 3:                       Sarah Bowden 1702-????   
*  Child 4:                       Martha Bowden 1705-1719
*  Child 5:                       Mary Bowden 1705-1755
*  Child 6:                       Hannah Bowden 1707-1753
*  Child 7:                       John Bowden 1709-1765
*  Child 8:                       Lydia Bowden 1712- ???? 
*  Child 9:                       Michael Bowden 1714-1761
*  Child 10:                     Ebenezer Bowden 1716-????    
*  Child 11:                     Susanna Bowden 1717-1799
*  Child 12:                     Benjamin Bowden 1721-????                         
   
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

This family was summarized in William Hammond Bowden's book, Michael Bowden and Some of his Descendants, on pages 7 to 10[1].

Michael Bowden was born about 1673, probably in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay, the son of Michael and Sarah (Nurse) Bowden[1,4].  

His marriage intention, as "Mychall" Bowden of Marblehead, with Sarah Davis (1676-1754) of Lynn was recorded at Lynn on 20 Nov 1697[5-6]. She was the daughter of John and Sarah (Kirtland) Davis of Lynn. Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bowden had 12 children, all born in Lynn and recorded in the town record books:

*  Susanna Bowden (1699-1709).
*  Francis Bowden (1701-1737), married 1735 Elizabeth Webster (1710-????).
*  Sarah Bowden (1702-????), married 1724 John Riddan (1695-1756).
*  Martha Bowden (1705-1719).
*  Mary Bowden (1705-1755), married 1726 Joseph Richards (1703-1748).
*  Hannah Bowden (1707-1753)
*  John Bowden (1709-1765), married 1749 Huldah Emery (1720-1817).
*  Lydia Bowden (1712-????), married 1731 Samuel Kelley (1706-????)
*  Michael Bowden (1714-1761), married 1735 Hannah Hendley (1712-????)
*  Ebenezer Bowden (1716-????)
*  Susanna Bowden (1717-1799), married 1740 Moses Newhall (1718-1774).
*  Benjamin Bowden (1721-????), married 1745 Christian Bartlett (1721-????).

On 29 Mar 1707, Michael bought land in Lynn "near the burying place" for £66. In later records he is described as an "innkeeper"; it is assumed that his home was his place of business. He and his wife systematically disposed of the other real estate that came to them[1]

On 20 Oct 1729, they sold their rights in the estate of John and Sarah (Kirtland) Davis who were the parents of Sarah (Davis) Bowden; on 14 June 1732 they made a similar sale of rights in the estate of Mary (Davis) Langdon, sister of Sarah (Davis) Bowden. On 12 March 1734 they sold the Naragansett Lands granted to John Davis for military service, located in Sowhegan West (the present township of Amherst, New Hampshire). Finally, on 12 Sept 1738, they confirmed the sale of a plantation located on the island of Nevis in the West Indies; this property was left to Sarah (Davis) Bowden by one of her uncles, one Ebenezer Kirtland[1].

Michael Bowden of Lynn died testate on 1 October 1741 in Lynn, Massachusetts[3].  He is buried in Western Burial Ground in Lynn, but there is no stone[4]

He wrote a will on 26 September 1741[2].  It reads:

"In the Name of God amen.  I Michael Bowden of Lynn in the County of Essex and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Inholder, Being weak in body but of Perfect Disposing mind and memory, Do make this my Last will and testament.  Imps. I will that my body be Decently Interred at the Discretion of my Executor.

"Item  I will that my Exec-t-r Duely pay all my Just Debts, and Funeral Charges out of my moveable estate.

"Item  I will to my Beloved wife Sarah the Improvm't of my whole remaining Estate During the time of her Natural Life In lieu of her thirds.

"Item  I will that after my wife's decease my whole Estate be devided in equal parts To and among all my Children that Shall be then Alive And the Lawfull Representatives of any that may be Dec-d.

"Item  I will that my wife Sarah be sole Execut-r of this my Last Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this twenty Sixth of Sept-r 1741.

"Signed, Sealed published & Declared by ye sd Michael Bowden to be his Last will and Testam-t

In presence of John Lewis, 
Henry Burchfeld
John Newhall                                                       Michael Bowden & Seal"
The will was proved by the Essex County Probate Court at Ipswich on 12 October 1741, with John Lewis and John Newhall appearing and making oath that they witnessed Michael Bowden sign, seal and declare this to be his last will and testament.  The Executor was directed to make an inventory and present it to the Court in 30 days[2].

John Lewis, John Newhall, and Daniel Mansfield took an inventory of the estate of Michael Bowden of Lynn, deceased, on 29 December 1741. The estate was appraised at 555 pounds, 16 shillings.  The real estate included the dwelling house and barn with 40 poles of land adjoining (160 pounds), 4 acres of upland and salt marsh adjoining (95 pounds) and 9 acres of woodland (65 pounds).  Sarah Bowden presented, and the Court approved, the inventory on 30 December 1741[2]. 

5.  SOURCES

1. William Hammond Bowden, Michael Bowden and Some of His Descendants (Salem, Mass. : Newcomb & Gauss, 1968), pages 7-10, Michael Bowden and Sarah Davis family sketch.

2. Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Records and Indexes 1638-1916, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), on 280 FHL microfilm reels, Volume 324, page 583, Michael Bowden of Lynn, accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,875,132.

3. Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1906), 2 Volumes, Deaths, page 430, Michiel Bouden entry, 1 October 1741.

4.. Find A Grave, indexed database and digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com), Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Mass., Michael Bowden memorial #164064038.

5. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org), Essex > Lynn> Marriages 1667-1744, page 8, Mychall Bowden and Sarah Davis marriage intentions entry, 20 November 1697.

6. Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849, Volume 2, Marriages, page 51, Mychall Bowden and Sarah Daves intentions entry, 20 November 1697.

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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog. I have extended this theme in 2021 for an eighth year to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The list of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the 7th great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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