Saturday, December 11, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your 2021 "Dear Genea-Santa" Letter

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

(Photo courtesy of footnoteMaven)

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. Here's your chance to sit on Genea-Santa's lap (virtually) and tell him your Christmas genealogy-oriented wish list:

1) Write your 2021 Genea-Santa letter. Have you been a good genealogy girl or boy? What genealogy-oriented items are on your Christmas wish list? They could be family history items, technology items, or things that you want to pursue in your ancestral quest.

2) Tell us about them in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook Status  post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own post.

Here's mine:

Dear Genea-Santa,

I tried so hard to be a good genea-boy again this year. I spoke to several genealogy societies, set up Zoom meetings with my local society, edited and wrote my society newsletter and over 900 blog posts, participated in some Zoom webinars, attended RootsTech 2021 virtually, and helped several friends and colleagues with their research. In addition, I have added more names, facts, notes, and (especially) sources to my database.  

Thank you for last year's genealogy gifts - I got my new Windows 10 computer in July and recovered all of my genealogy files using iDrive.  RootsMagic 8 finally arrived at the end of September - it was in your Toy Shop for a long time; however, it didn't have more advanced TreeShare features but it did have an updated user interface.  FamilySearch did finish digitizing their microfilm collection.  My Heritage added a few "Theory of Family Relativity" DNA matches, and Ancestry added more, but I still can't figure out the common ancestors for most of my DNA matches.  Was I a bad genea-boy, or maybe you thought I had enough, or you were out of the other things.  I'll ask for them again, and add a few more!

I still BELIEVE!!!!! Come on, Santa, all I want for Christmas in 2021 are:

*  One of my descendants (out of two daughters and five grandchildren) becomes interested in their ancestry and family history and helps me out with mine.  

*  A genea-robot ("Magic Genie") that can work 24 hours a day on writing my blog posts and getting my genea-piles organized - that is so boring and there is so much to do ... but a robot would not have to sleep or eat, visit Angel Linda at the care facility, or even spend time with her (I promise!).  "Magic Genie" could also add Ancestry Record Hints and MyHeritage Record Matches to my RootsMagic database without having me having to type names, dates, places, notes, sources, etc. Maybe we could even train "Magic Genie" to write quality source citations.  

*  That provides all of their source citations to Evidence Explained standards, and  that they would fix the errors in their big tree which we can't see, but is used for the ThruLines and potential ancestors.  Also, that AncestryDNA provides a chromosome browser so we can triangulate matches better.

*  That FamilySearch makes more of their digitized microfilmed collections available from home.  Also, that they make adding Source information to person profiles in FamilySearch Family Tree easier.

*  That MyHeritage provides many more "Theory of Family Relativity" connections with my DNA matches and continues to enhance the MyHeritage collections and the MyHeritageDNA product.

*  That all of the desktop genealogy software programs will synchronize with the online family trees at Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage and Findmypast without losing any information.

*  That WikiTree and Geni online collaborative trees would synchronize with RootsMagic and other software programs similar to the Ancestry and FamilySearch synchronization efforts.

*  Solid leads on the parents of William Knapp (1775-1856), Devier James Lamphear Smith (1839-1894), Ann Marshman (1784-1856), John Rich (1789-1868), Martin Carringer (1758-1835),  Hannah Smith (1768-1827), Mary Palmer (1790-1845), and Maria Magdalena Houx (1768-1850), plus the name of the wife of Cornelius Feather,  would be welcome too!  

*  Good health and wealth for my family, all of my genealogy friends and their families, and for your wife, elves and reindeer.

Thank you, Genea-Santa, for listening to my pleas. I will leave a nice personal meat-lovers pizza in the freezer for you (you can heat it in the kitchen microwave), a rosy red apple and some delicious chocolate chip cookies on the fireplace hearth, and some eggnog (in the refrigerator) for you on Christmas Eve just in case you need fortification. You can get a yummy Dove chocolate ice cream bar out of the freezer if you'd like. Nothing's too good for Genea-Santa - mi casa es su casa!  Please don't let your reindeer don't trample my solar panels.


Copyright (c) 2021, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 4 to 10 December 2021

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  4 to 10 December 2021:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Global, Find a Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/10/2021

Australia and New Zealand, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/10/2021

U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/10/2021

UK and Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

Norway, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

U.S., Obituary Index, 1800s-current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

Brazil, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

Sweden, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

Germany, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

U.S., Index to Alien Case Files at the National Archives at Kansas City, 1944-2003, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

Mexico, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/9/2021

Canada, Obituary Index, 1800s-current, indexed records without record images, Updated 12/8/2021

Australia, Marriage Index, 1800s-current, indexed records without record images, ADDED 12/7/2021

Veracruz, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/7/2021

Australia, Obituary Index, 1800s-current, indexed records without record images, ADDED 12/7/2021

Puerto Rico, U.S, Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists, 1901-1962, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/6/2021

Glamorgan, Wales, Calendar of Prisoners, 1850-1920, indexed records with record images, ADDED 12/6/2021

Saalfeld, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1951, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/6/2021

Texas, U.S., Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio Sacramental Records, 1700-1995, indexed records with record images, ADDED 12/6/2021

1860 United States Federal Census, indexed records with record images, Updated 12/2/2021


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 4 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,101 collections available as of 10 December, an increase of  4 from last week.   


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 4 to 10 December 2021

 I am keeping up with the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch   ( every week.

As of 10 December 2021, there are 3,052 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Oregon, Wills and Deeds, ca. 1700s-2017 (; 1 indexed records with 1 record images, ADDED 09-Dec-2021

--- Collections Updated ---

Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984  (; 10,506,642 indexed records with 4,584,983 record images (was 10,032,553 records with 4,584,983 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (; 666,709 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 422,864 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 646,083 indexed records with 271,923 record images (was 641,424 records with 269,948 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, 1801-1984   (; 387,794 indexed records with 30,534 record images (was 238,746 records with 30,534 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (; 2,528,881 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 2,203,237 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021

Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1978     (; 1,827,352 indexed records with 968,865 record images (was 1,721,518 records with 968,865 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887      (; 817,870 indexed records with 25,669 record images (was 373,548 records with 25,669 images), UPDATED 06-Dec-2021
Kiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991      (; 161,920 indexed records with 27,952 record images (was 160,566 records with 29,630 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
United States Census, 1830      (; 1,824,437 indexed records with 151,929 record images (was 1,824,437 records with 151,929 images), UPDATED 07-Dec-2021
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (; 29,761,754 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 29,761,754 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885        (; 85,588 indexed records with 26,935 record images (was 84,610 records with 25,957 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
France, Calvados, Census, 1856  (; 1,134 indexed records with 210 record images (was 720 records with 3,801 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (; 1,830,668 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 829,536 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (; 3,109,836 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 2,911,694 records with 373,775 images), UPDATED 07-Dec-2021
Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970     (; 335,578 indexed records with 121,509 record images (was 277,321 records with 121,509 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021

United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955       (; 471,071 indexed records with 942,374 record images (was 447,750 records with 942,374 images), UPDATED 06-Dec-2021
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950       (; 1,714,592 indexed records with 6,635,049 record images (was 1,706,365 records with 6,635,049 images), UPDATED 06-Dec-2021
Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971       (; 186,738 indexed records with 774,950 record images (was 65,879 records with 774,950 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (; 8,163,651 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 8,002,686 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Uruguay, Catholic Church Records, 1726-2000     (; 1,566,285 indexed records with 239,664 record images (was 1,368,336 records with 180,256 images), UPDATED 07-Dec-2021

Mexico, Yucatán, Catholic Church Records, 1543-1977     (; 2,609,285 indexed records with 1,234,534 record images (was 2,204,332 records with 1,234,534 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988      (; 7,389,893 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 7,017,555 records with 3,458,764 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,222,475 indexed records with 1,971,147 record images (was 7,222,345 records with 1,966,328 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994      (; Index only (94,738 records), no images (was 98,372 records with 0 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850     (; 36,907 indexed records with 2,968 record images (was 35,701 records with 2,968 images), UPDATED 06-Dec-2021

Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984     (; 98,853 indexed records with 29,943 record images (was 97,526 records with 29,943 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers, 1615-1982  (; 486,963 indexed records with 169,282 record images (was 381,555 records with 169,282 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952   (; 914 indexed records with 184,012 record images (was 0 records with 184,012 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989    (; 570,828 indexed records with 2,733 record images (was 558,326 records with 2,733 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Durango, Catholic Church Records, 1604-1985     (; 1,655,668 indexed records with 504,812 record images (was 1,575,547 records with 504,812 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991 (; 4,136,696 indexed records with 2,513,517 record images (was 3,980,184 records with 2,513,517 images), UPDATED 06-Dec-2021
Peru, Diocese of Huaraz, Catholic Church Records, 1641-2016     (; 853,238 indexed records with 211,068 record images (was 385,005 records with 141,292 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929   (; 276,326 indexed records with 2,319 record images (was 275,724 records with 2,315 images), UPDATED 07-Dec-2021
Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 (; 654,313 indexed records with 3,208,709 record images (was 647,766 records with 3,208,709 images), UPDATED 08-Dec-2021
Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983       (; 651,176 indexed records with 235,772 record images (was 625,179 records with 235,772 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021

Mexico, Guerrero, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1979    (; 3,512,765 indexed records with 1,584,621 record images (was 3,423,390 records with 1,584,621 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (; 17,065,347 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 9,477,832 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Mexico, Sonora, Catholic Church Records, 1657-1994      (; 760,203 indexed records with 383,518 record images (was 654,096 records with 383,518 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Mexico, Campeche, Catholic Church Records, 1638-1944    (; 651,590 indexed records with 189,697 record images (was 550,227 records with 189,697 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Sinaloa, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1968     (; 1,461,500 indexed records with 521,512 record images (was 1,350,771 records with 521,512 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021

Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981  (; 1,342,430 indexed records with 447,381 record images (was 1,315,060 records with 447,381 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Zimbabwe, Voter Registration, 1938-1973 (; 44,344 indexed records with 37,396 record images (was 39,646 records with 39,383 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880     (; 111,539 indexed records with 48,947 record images (was 107,959 records with 48,947 images), UPDATED 06-Dec-2021
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (; 1,781,892 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,698,213 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (; 1,496,938 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 1,076,576 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021

South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988        (; Browse 40,337 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (; 33,883 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 31,511 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012   (; 161,371 indexed records with 1,610,067 record images (was 106,145 records with 1,610,067 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994     (; 26,800 indexed records with 273,847 record images (was 26,800 records with 273,847 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002  (; 119,689 indexed records with 578,073 record images (was 91,955 records with 578,073 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980   (; 2,996,328 indexed records with 1,663,800 record images (was 2,759,880 records with 1,663,800 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records, 1788-1967 (; 512,569 indexed records with 54,182 record images (was 457,204 records with 54,182 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977      (; 449,991 indexed records with 166,596 record images (was 449,991 records with 166,596 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970      (; 4,996,057 indexed records with 4,823,124 record images (was 4,733,010 records with 4,823,124 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Tlaxcala, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994    (; 1,110,891 indexed records with 1,012,693 record images (was 978,033 records with 1,012,693 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021

Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007       (; 205,343 indexed records with 368,634 record images (was 205,343 records with 368,634 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Morelos, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1994     (; 1,122,951 indexed records with 531,787 record images (was 1,091,750 records with 531,787 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (; 6,072,003 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 5,274,604 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999        (; 1,080,124 indexed records with 930,569 record images (was 892,242 records with 930,569 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (; 14,365,538 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 10,970,312 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (; 5,823,657 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 5,793,865 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013     (; 266,242 indexed records with 788,492 record images (was 234,522 records with 788,492 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967     (; 649,067 indexed records with 499,694 record images (was 621,650 records with 499,694 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (; 2,085,834 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,040,316 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 07-Dec-2021
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 489,850 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 486,072 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918    (; 7,318,750 indexed records with 586,834 record images (was 6,117,890 records with 586,834 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records, 1930-1976        (; 33,094 indexed records with 103,313 record images (was 27,956 records with 103,313 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971        (; 89,957 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 64,286 records with 102,718 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918       (; 498,566 indexed records with 40,448 record images (was 379,071 records with 40,448 images), UPDATED 07-Dec-2021
Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979  (; 1,748,547 indexed records with 603,285 record images (was 1,728,211 records with 603,285 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021

Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008      (; Browse 138,743 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 138,743 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (; 618,833 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 610,845 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Minnesota, Brown County, Obituaries, 1855-1990  (; 175,606 indexed records with 15,580 record images (was 164,055 records with 14,806 images), UPDATED 08-Dec-2021
Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958   (; 1,033,337 indexed records with 378,612 record images (was 962,774 records with 378,612 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Colima, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969      (; 421,735 indexed records with 228,566 record images (was 382,120 records with 228,566 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (; 371,082 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 257,740 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974  (; 985,215 indexed records with 419,985 record images (was 947,151 records with 419,985 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Chubut, Catholic Church Records, 1884-1974   (; 5,514 indexed records with 2,874 record images (was 3,184 records with 2,874 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955    (; 21,991 indexed records with 10,100 record images (was 13,621 records with 10,100 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975    (; 76,716 indexed records with 69,981 record images (was 52,849 records with 69,981 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021

England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (; 4,573,107 indexed records with 278,821 record images (was 4,469,494 records with 275,222 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977  (; 945,982 indexed records with 998,148 record images (was 847,441 records with 998,148 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970 (; 90,812 indexed records with 74,259 record images (was 79,005 records with 74,259 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985       (; 696,970 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 315,902 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (; Index only (350,866 records), no images (was 348,852 records with 0 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 61,936 indexed records with 184,190 record images (was 60,966 records with 171,495 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Minnesota, Douglas County, Obituaries, 1860-1990        (; 72,740 indexed records with 3,476 record images (was 72,724 records with 686 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (; 14,967,923 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 8,898,439 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (; 578,397 indexed records with 557,456 record images (was 574,236 records with 553,513 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 (; 897,905 indexed records with 22,034 record images (was 712,080 records with 22,034 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021

Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977   (; 5,462,118 indexed records with 1,160,338 record images (was 4,505,986 records with 1,160,338 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979     (; 9,822,640 indexed records with 5,797,486 record images (was 9,319,929 records with 5,797,486 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975 (; 39,810 indexed records with 9,155 record images (was 34,084 records with 9,155 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Neuquén, Catholic Church Records, 1883-1977  (; 24,347 indexed records with 11,873 record images (was 17,367 records with 11,873 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Río Negro, Catholic Church Records, 1880-1977        (; 11,268 indexed records with 15,221 record images (was 4,554 records with 15,221 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021

Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975 (; 114,813 indexed records with 83,087 record images (was 71,638 records with 83,087 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 (; 804,582 indexed records with 424,329 record images (was 799,515 records with 424,329 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961      (; 111,707 indexed records with 102,368 record images (was 90,732 records with 102,368 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955  (; 649,189 indexed records with 184,969 record images (was 634,711 records with 184,969 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977     (; 2,651,587 indexed records with 2,162,812 record images (was 2,345,529 records with 2,162,812 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Mexico, Tamaulipas, Catholic Church Records, 1703-1964  (; 373,660 indexed records with 199,328 record images (was 347,291 records with 199,328 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (; 1,576,205 indexed records with 115,941 record images (was 1,576,130 records with 115,939 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Spain, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1987   (; 21,072 indexed records with 831,103 record images (was 13,577 records with 831,103 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records, 1601-1962      (; 874,081 indexed records with 618,532 record images (was 827,380 records with 618,532 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978    (; 1,369,454 indexed records with 393,502 record images (was 1,303,900 records with 393,502 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

France, Calvados, Military Registration Cards, 1867-1921        (; 143,879 indexed records with 126,843 record images (was 142,657 records with 125,554 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Hawaii, Registrar of Bureau of Conveyances, Deed Records, 1846-1900     (; 8,511 indexed records with 5,545 record images (was 3,012 records with 1,282 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981     (; 3,271,615 indexed records with 978,396 record images (was 2,996,345 records with 978,396 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (; 6,014,868 indexed records with 749,304 record images (was 4,534,724 records with 577,086 images), UPDATED 04-Dec-2021
Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996   (; 4,945,865 indexed records with 5,283,986 record images (was 4,807,830 records with 5,283,986 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970    (; 6,218,213 indexed records with 4,263,289 record images (was 4,888,329 records with 4,263,289 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 786,355 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 784,861 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Philippines Civil Registration (Spanish Period), 1706-1911      (; Browse 206,828 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 206,828 images), UPDATED 03-Dec-2021
Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792 (; 192,194 indexed records with 9,228 record images (was 187,852 records with 9,228 images), UPDATED 06-Dec-2021
Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978    (; 3,899,364 indexed records with 2,563,917 record images (was 3,418,027 records with 2,563,917 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021

Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973      (; 893,526 indexed records with 240,799 record images (was 890,498 records with 240,799 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 (; 9,386,609 indexed records with 97,391 record images (was 8,399,675 records with 75,798 images), UPDATED 06-Dec-2021
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (; 2,127,386 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 2,057,889 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (; 269,464 indexed records with 30,724 record images (was 265,018 records with 30,201 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021
Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971     (; 5,455,480 indexed records with 1,750,627 record images (was 5,366,806 records with 1,750,627 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (; 364,881 indexed records with 179,669 record images (was 362,367 records with 178,868 images), UPDATED 07-Dec-2021
Cuba, Church Records, 1584-1918 (; 152,991 indexed records with 33,752 record images (was 2,086 records with 312 images), UPDATED 09-Dec-2021
England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996    (; 478,063 indexed records with 36,978 record images (was 427,842 records with 28,547 images), UPDATED 10-Dec-2021

--- Collections with new images ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (; 3,641,119 indexed records with 157,673 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 155,377 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
France, Mayenne, Parish and Civil Registration, 1427-1897       (; 5,403,554 indexed records with 1,387,640 record images (was 5,403,554 records with 1,387,593 images), last updated 08-Oct-2021
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 306,393 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 303,148 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939     (; 75,282 indexed records with 3,365 record images (was 75,282 records with 3,572 images), last updated 13-Feb-2020
Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 (; 39,488 indexed records with 2,475 record images (was 39,488 records with 2,476 images), last updated 19-Apr-2021
New York, New York, Index to Passengers Lists of Vessels, 1897-1902     (; 870,652 indexed records with 849,609 record images (was 870,652 records with 857,036 images), last updated 24-Nov-2020
Georgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1941  (; 394,859 indexed records with 37,928 record images (was 394,859 records with 37,973 images), last updated 03-Dec-2021

--- Collections with records removed ---

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,321 records), no images (was 875,610,322 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020
United States Census, 1930      (; 125,180,290 indexed records with 2,957,015 record images (was 125,180,340 records with 2,957,015 images), last updated 30-Nov-2021
England, Berkshire, Reading, Cemetery Records, 1843-1959        (; 52,184 indexed records with 5,526 record images (was 54,774 records with 5,526 images), last updated 09-Nov-2020


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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