Thursday, December 8, 2022

Findmypast Friday: New Kent Parish Records

 I received this information from Findmypast today:

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Brand new Kent parish records added this Findmypast Friday 

Help your family tree bloom with thousands more Kent records      

Eight new newspapers added and a further 72 updated     

Plus, get 25% off selected Findmypast gift subscriptions until December 9 to treat a loved one to their past  

Kent Marriages and Banns 


A further 2,804 new and unique records have been added to this existing collection, spanning the years 1864-1900. In most cases, you can discover both spouses’ names, where they married and the date of the special occasion.  

 

Kent Baptisms 


2,655 records make up the latest release into this collection, to help you grow the Kent branch of your family tree. Normally, you’ll be able to find both parents’ names and the name of their child. 

 

Kent Burials 

Another 7,795 records have been added for Stone-next-Dartford, Swanscombe and Greenwich Royal Hospital, for various years. You can normally uncover your ancestor’s last place of residence and details of their burial. 

Newspapers 


Eight brand new titles join the newspaper archive’s ranks this week, and an incredible 72 titles have been updated with additional years.  

New titles: 

  • Clapham Observer, 1959 
  • Daily Dispatch (Manchester), 1945 
  • Echo (London), 1868-1905 
  • Football Mail (Portsmouth), 1903, 1907, 1956 
  • Leighton Buzzard on Sunday, 1997 
  • Northwich Chronicle, 1927, 1982 
  • Sunday Mail (Glasgow), 1920, 1927, 1952, 1957-1958, 1964-1965, 1970
  • Wembley News, 1963 

Updated titles: 

  • Accrington Observer and Times, 1906, 1910, 1915, 1928, 1969
  • Aldershot News, 1905, 1920, 1935, 1939, 1941-1942, 1958
  • Anfield & Walton Star, 1997 
  • Bedworth Echo, 1997 
  • Birmingham News, 1997 
  • Birmingham Weekly Post, 1902 
  • Bristol Evening Post, 1973 
  • Burntwood Mercury, 1999 
  • Burntwood Post, 1999 
  • Cambridge Daily News, 1954, 1969, 1973-1976, 1978, 1981-1985
  • Caterham Mirror, 1998 
  • Chatham News, 1971 
  • Chester Chronicle, 1978 
  • Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, 1998 
  • Dover Express, 1974 
  • Dumfries and Galloway Standard, 1997 
  • East Hull Advertiser, 1997 
  • Esher News and Mail, 1974 
  • Feltham Chronicle, 1997 
  • Great Barr Observer, 1997 
  • Haltemprice & East Yorkshire Advertiser, 1997 
  • Harlow Star, 1997-1998 
  • Harrow Gazette, 1903 
  • Harrow Informer, 1997 
  • Hertford Mercury and Reformer, 1960 
  • Horley & Gatwick Mirror, 1998 
  • Hounslow & Chiswick Informer, 1997 
  • Hull Daily Mail, 1972-1973 
  • Ilkeston Express, 1991 
  • Irvine Herald, 1998 
  • Isle of Thanet Gazette and Thanet Times, 1888 
  • Leatherhead Advertiser, 1997 
  • Leek Post & Times and Cheadle News & Times and Moorland Advertiser, 1994, 1997
  • Leicester Advertiser, 1878 
  • Lichfield Post, 1994 
  • Liverpool Daily Post, 1931, 1934, 1938 
  • Liverpool Evening Express, 1903 
  • Long Eaton Advertiser, 1997 
  • Macclesfield Times, 1929, 1937, 1951 
  • Maghull & Aintree Star, 1997 
  • Middlesex Chronicle, 1903-1904, 1907, 1920, 1959
  • Neath Guardian, 1997 
  • Newcastle Chronicle, 1904 
  • Newcastle Daily Chronicle, 1931 
  • Newcastle Journal, 1902 
  • Northampton Herald & Post, 1998 
  • Nottingham Evening News, 1959 
  • Nottingham Guardian, 1905 
  • Ormskirk Advertiser, 1907 
  • Paisley Daily Express, 1880, 1895, 1951 
  • Richmond Informer, 1997 
  • Rochdale Observer, 1926 
  • Rugeley Mercury, 1996 
  • Ruislip & Northwood Gazette, 1997 
  • Ruislip & Northwood Informer, 1998 
  • Runcorn Guardian, 1953-1954 
  • Sleaford Target, 1997 
  • St Neots Town Crier, 1989 
  • Stapleford & Sandiacre News, 1997 
  • Stockport Express Advertiser, 1995 
  • Surrey Mirror, 1992 
  • Surrey-Hants Star, 1998 
  • Sutton Coldfield News, 1992 
  • The People, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986-1987, 1991 
  • Uttoxeter New Era, 1899, 1901, 1903 
  • Uxbridge Leader, 1995 
  • Wallasey News and Wirral General Advertiser, 1962
  • Walton & Weybridge Informer, 1997 
  • Wembley Leader, 1997 
  • West Hull Advertiser, 1997 
  • Westminster & Pimlico News, 1997 
  • Woking Informer, 1997 

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Monday, December 5, 2022

COVID-19 Has Infected Genea-Musings

5 December:

 Genealogy blogging is on hold for the time being since I tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

My wife Linda also tested positive on Friday and we had to cancel her birthday party.  We visited Linda on Saturday fully masked and PPE equipped to celebrate her birthday in her room.  Lori brought birthday presents for her.

I feel really crappy. Didn't sleep well on Sunday night with a slight fever.

Update: 6 December:

I contacted the doctor yesterday and he sent a prescription to the pharmacy for Paxlovid.  It's five days, 6 big pills a day, morning and evening.  

Brother and sister-in-law Paul and Deb picked up the prescription and also added to my food cache.

My fever has gone away so I slept pretty good last night.  I dozed much of the day on Tuesday.

I called Linda's nurse on Tuesday and she said Linda was progressing well.

Thank God for spell check - my typing has gotten much worse.

Update:  7 December:

I'm in Day 3 of  the Paxlovid regimen.  

Didn't sleep well again.  4 hours in bed, and 3 hours in the recliner.  

Not much interest in doing much genealogy work.  I need to update my ongoing compendium pages for Amanuensis Monday and 52 Ancestors posts.

Hosted the CVGS Board Meeting on Zoom.  

I'm still debating whether to send only an email Christmas letter rather than printing dozens of copies and sending it to my current card list plus email.  

I need to start preparing for income taxes too - updating MSMoney for the bank and credit card accounts.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 27 November to 3 December 2022

 Scores of genealogy and family history bloggers write hundreds of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.

My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:

*  Let’s Be Thankful for These 10 Family History Things by Bob Taylor on The Family History Guide Blog.

*  Fun Finds On Digital Public Library Of  America (DPLA) by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Genealogy Tip: Obituaries by Katie Rebecca Garner on GenealogyBank Blog.

*  Getting the Most Out of U.S. Border Crossing Records for Mexican Genealogy by Colleen Robledo Greene on Colleen Robledo Greene.

 County Histories: Clues to Other Records, Newspapers by Cari Taplin on Genealogy Pants.

*  15 Steps to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors by Melissa on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  Chromosomes and Genealogy by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

*  How Many Generations Back Are We All Related? by Mercedes on Who are You Made Of?.

*  36,146,750 completely searchable and readable books, Archive.org by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

*  Writing An Ancestor Short Biography by Lori Samuelson on GenealogyAtHeart.com.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Friday Fossicking - 2nd Dec 2022 by Crissouli on That Moment In Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - December 3, 2022  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and  read their articles, and add the blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I currently am reading posts from over 900 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here


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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Pretend You Are a Time Traveler

  It's Saturday Night - 

Time For More 

Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:


A)  Genea-Blogger Linda Stufflebean noted that December 8th is "Pretend You Are a Time Traveler Day."  Today's challenge is:  Where would you go? Would you choose a person, place or event in the past or travel into the future? Would you remain an observer or would you actively participate?" Linda suggested this challenge.

B)  Please share it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.

Here's mine:

I have a number of ancestors who are not known to me yet.  For this challenge, I'm going to choose going to Prince Edward County, Ontario for the marriage of my 3rd great-grandparents, Abraham Kemp and Sarah Fletcher on 16 April 1818.   I don't know the parentage of Sarah Fletcher, but suspect that she has Quebec ancestors and perhaps Metis ancestry.  

I would probably observe this event, and would be really interested in Sarah's family - her parents, her siblings, her friends.  If necessary, I would actively participate to ask questions about Sarah's close family - parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. 

I have several more mystery ancestors.  Perhaps we can do this challenge again in the future.  My other mystery candidates are:

*  The parents of Devier James Lanphear Smith (1839-1894) who was adopted by Ranslow and Mary (Bell) Smith, probably in Jefferson County, New York in about 1840.  He has Lanphear/Lanfear ancestry, probably in Lorraine, New York.  He was probably born out of wedlock, and his mother or father was a Lanfear, probably a child of Isaac and Rosina (Laun) Lanfear of Lorraine.

*  The wife of my 3rd great-grandfather, Cornelius Feather (1777-1853) of eastern Ohio and then Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  He married his wife (perhaps a1785-a1830) in about 1804, because their first child, my 3rd great-grandmother Sarah Feather was born in about 1804.

*  The parents and siblings of my 3rd great-grandfather William Knapp (1775-1856), perhaps born in Dutchess County, New York and ended up in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey.  

*  The parents and siblings of my 4th great-grandmother Mary Palmer (a1790-1845) of Martock (?) or South Petherton, Somerset, England who married James Vaux in 1808 in South Petherton.

*  There many others!

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Added and Updated FamilySearch.org Record Collections - Week of 26 November to 2 December 2022

 I am keeping track of the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 2 December 2022, there are 3,166 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):


The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Deleted ---

Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1536925); 1,325,760 indexed records with 1,325,760 record images, DELETED

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Colombia, Civil Registration, 1553-2021 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4469480); 1,452 indexed records with 1,452 record images, ADDED 01-Dec-2022

*  Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1949  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4496127); 111 indexed records with 111 record images, ADDED 29-Nov-2022

--- Collections Updated ---

Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974178); 129,328 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 127,792 records with 102,718 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Argentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4328763); 143,593 indexed records with 142,880 record images (was 143,577 records with 143,382 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4450393); 79,850 indexed records with 79,622 record images (was 79,273 records with 79,045 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183); 426,261 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 424,794 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974186); 113,792 indexed records with 69,981 record images (was 113,769 records with 69,981 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

Argentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3006885); 605,743 indexed records with 522,169 record images (was 605,739 records with 522,167 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974194); 168,877 indexed records with 83,087 record images (was 165,856 records with 83,087 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Australia, Albany, Inward Passenger Lists, 1873-1924    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4451678); 226,067 indexed records with 4,216 record images (was 190,623 records with 1,326 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718009); 3,694,674 indexed records with 751,961 record images (was 2,955,129 records with 612,301 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
Belgium, Liège, Church and Civil Registration, 1590-1947        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4439347); 8,360,045 indexed records with 5,362,505 record images (was 7,114,501 records with 4,291,464 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022

Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 9,194,385 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 9,192,190 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Brazil, Cemetery Records, 1850-2021     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2137269); 927,562 indexed records with 150,972 record images (was 927,513 records with 150,972 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 810,159 indexed records with 338,170 record images (was 807,615 records with 337,205 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016194); 2,615,555 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,608,564 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Brazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4473609); 28,103 indexed records with 9,304 record images (was 26,401 records with 8,650 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741255); 1,607,296 indexed records with 821,696 record images (was 1,604,419 records with 820,315 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1582573); 6,642,717 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 6,640,256 records with 5,100,470 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 619,853 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 617,186 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 6,495,430 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,494,863 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 7,376,494 indexed records with 914,958 record images (was 7,366,342 records with 913,453 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1630787); 4,596,612 indexed records with 1,623,199 record images (was 4,596,345 records with 1,623,199 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 25,563,393 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 25,536,315 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1460016); 4,079,354 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 4,065,701 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925429); 6,122,227 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 6,110,887 records with 404,718 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2040054); 2,984,152 indexed records with 1,421,761 record images (was 2,984,140 records with 1,421,761 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022

Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918910); 2,261,377 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 2,261,331 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923402); 6,017,941 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 6,010,178 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022
Ecuador, Cemetery Records, 1862-2019    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3755446); 653,164 indexed records with 351,470 record images (was 447,761 records with 341,715 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582); 2,250,418 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 2,248,162 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648679); 204,664 indexed records with 61,508 record images (was 204,664 records with 61,507 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022

England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3656808); 1,436,324 indexed records with 106,491 record images (was 1,436,210 records with 93,853 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 487,571 indexed records with 471,267 record images (was 486,774 records with 471,267 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022
Florida, Divorce, 1927-1950     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4475257); 267,319 indexed records with 267,133 record images (was 267,307 records with 267,121 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2102016); 1,043,022 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 1,042,863 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022
Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2451040); 240,304 indexed records with 103,502 record images (was 239,767 records with 103,502 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022

Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274794); 1,050,210 indexed records with 70,397 record images (was 1,049,368 records with 70,397 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Haiti, Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, Catholic Church Records, 1866-2017        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4279947); 27,157 indexed records with 5,980 record images (was 17,087 records with 4,690 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2135627); 537,663 indexed records with 337,976 record images (was 537,630 records with 337,976 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460); 8,179,478 indexed records with 5,864,285 record images (was 5,894,519 records with 5,864,285 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
Illinois, Monroe County, Deed Records, 1816-1900        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4427320); 110,643 indexed records with 15,502 record images (was 102,916 records with 12,279 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022

India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2174941); 251,960 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 251,950 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2820100); 1,487,530 indexed records with 50,572 record images (was 1,341,780 records with 45,577 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1947700); 10,165 indexed records with 1,759,182 record images (was 9,809 records with 1,759,182 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4464417); 12,781 indexed records with 4,132 record images (was 10,826 records with 3,474 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1947831); 635 indexed records with 427,232 record images (was 56 records with 427,232 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

Maine, United States Naturalization Records, 1918-1991  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2613134); 20,876 indexed records with 29,001 record images (was 20,867 records with 29,001 images), UPDATED 28-Nov-2022
Martinique, Church Records, 1662-1847   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4316497); 7,347 indexed records with 1,388 record images (was 3,939 records with 405 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1463156); 2,010,611 indexed records with 830,893 record images (was 2,010,611 records with 830,893 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022
Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675351); Index only (1,317,239 records), no images (was 1,464,148 records with 0 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1928860); 8,014,945 indexed records with 742,594 record images (was 6,542,272 records with 742,594 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022

Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837906); 7,940,094 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 7,890,685 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1881200); 2,938,134 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 2,918,812 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Minnesota, Veterans Grave Registration Reports, 1930-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4489446); 10,974 indexed records with 10,940 record images (was 10,225 records with 10,193 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2020117); 1,928,656 indexed records with 6,635,049 record images (was 1,917,290 records with 6,635,049 images), UPDATED 28-Nov-2022
New York, Birth Indexes outside of New York City, 1881-1942     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4460198); 640,875 indexed records with 78,928 record images (was 640,875 records with 78,916 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022

Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1601210); 2,568,905 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,568,853 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494432); 820,429 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 820,390 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 28-Nov-2022
Palau, Church Records, 1921-1940        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4491580); 2,501 indexed records with 230 record images (was 2,370 records with 219 images), UPDATED 01-Dec-2022
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913397); 938,526 indexed records with 240,799 record images (was 938,512 records with 240,799 images), UPDATED 28-Nov-2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 21,894,434 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,872,247 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 204,348 indexed records with 6,277 record images (was 203,832 records with 6,257 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Peru, Diocese of Huaraz, Catholic Church Records, 1641-2016     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787829); 1,067,784 indexed records with 257,294 record images (was 1,059,966 records with 241,753 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
Peru, Huánuco, Catholic Church Records, 1660-2020       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4439346); 54,468 indexed records with 29,810 record images (was 54,217 records with 29,736 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Peru, Pasco, Civil Registration, 1931-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3755355); 125,734 indexed records with 125,395 record images (was 125,694 records with 125,355 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001878); 802,582 indexed records with 684,393 record images (was 802,582 records with 684,393 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913408); 2,524,498 indexed records with 1,207,157 record images (was 2,524,498 records with 1,207,157 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 1,072,473 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 1,072,219 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1928589); 2,285,228 indexed records with 1,034,661 record images (was 2,285,228 records with 1,034,661 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2043775); 971,617 indexed records with 702,397 record images (was 971,617 records with 702,397 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092); 3,323,859 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,322,560 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 91,694 indexed records with 436,469 record images (was 91,694 records with 436,455 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 2,214,338 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 2,213,766 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1478678); 1,153,051 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 1,086,318 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 28-Nov-2022
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 642,125 indexed records with 901,593 record images (was 642,026 records with 901,550 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918294); 17,792 indexed records with 40,337 record images (was 17,792 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022

Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417505); 1,923,625 indexed records with 2,017,500 record images (was 1,923,622 records with 2,017,500 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Texas, Gregg County, Marriage Records, 1873-2017        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4491568); 144,205 indexed records with 119,396 record images (was 144,140 records with 119,331 images), UPDATED 30-Nov-2022
Texas, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Corpus Christi, Texas, and Vicinity, June 1948-January 1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3160706); 79,800 indexed records with 4,349 record images (was 79,780 records with 1,619 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245); 6,932,344 indexed records with 5,607,132 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,939 images), UPDATED 29-Nov-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (516,318 records), no images (was 509,917 records with 0 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823609); 974,657 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 974,569 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4465438); 22,198 indexed records with 12,696 record images (was 20,527 records with 11,836 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149585); 1,425,631 indexed records with 76,033 record images (was 1,319,451 records with 72,307 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022
Washington, Native American, Census Records, 1880-1952  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790178); 140,797 indexed records with 8,301 record images (was 140,781 records with 8,300 images), UPDATED 28-Nov-2022
Zimbabwe, Archdiocese of Harare, Church Records, 1897-2021      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4475014); 301,882 indexed records with 35,403 record images (was 247,159 records with 29,950 images), UPDATED 02-Dec-2022

--- Collections with images removed ---

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1465708); 1,108,130 indexed records with 114,363 record images (was 1,108,130 records with 114,977 images), last updated 29-Sep-2021
France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,866,340 indexed records with 3,097,791 record images (was 7,866,340 records with 3,099,653 images), last updated 07-Jun-2021
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 298,336 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 307,298 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463100); 527,525 indexed records with 216,792 record images (was 527,525 records with 223,031 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020
Hungary, Church Books, 1624-1950        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4133831); 7,603,730 indexed records with 848,683 record images (was 7,603,730 records with 866,867 images), last updated 10-Oct-2022

Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398454); 653,829 indexed records with 652,614 record images (was 653,829 records with 652,840 images), last updated 15-Apr-2020
Scandinavia, Mission Emigration Records, 1852-1920      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288472); 27,406 indexed records with 81 record images (was 27,406 records with 893 images), last updated 11-Jul-2019
South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732506); 1,227,265 indexed records with 1,226,680 record images (was 1,227,265 records with 1,226,681 images), last updated 09-Nov-2022
Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,641,119 indexed records with 153,619 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 157,177 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020

--- Collections with records removed ---

Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949334); Index only (4,267,587 records), no images (was 4,267,589 records with 0 images), last updated 06-May-2014
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,162 records), no images (was 875,610,166 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020

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My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED, and to alphabetize the entries in each category.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

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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