Saturday, March 19, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Is Your Favorite Record Type?

  It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

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

1) What is your favorite record type or resource?  Not a website, but a type of record - e.g., census, cemetery, land, etc.  Why?

2) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post. Be sure to leave a link with your answers in a comment.

Here's mine:

My favorite record type is definitely probate records.  They are usually original sources, with primary information about names, relationships, dates, places, and property descriptions.  They are used to distribute real and personal property according to prevailing law.  There are often two types of probate records available in a locality - the original estate file full of all papers for the estate case, and a probate court clerk's  copy of the major papers into the official court record books.  Probate records often include information about guardianships.  In many cases, the names of the heirs and location of heirs are listed which helps identify the married names of daughters and where heirs resided.  

There are usually indexes available for the subject person, often in book form, on microfilm, or as a database collection.  FamilySearch had indexes and records on microfilm for many localities until recently and now they are all on digital microfilm, which usually has to be browsed. has indexed U.S. state and U.K. county probate records, but the indexes are imperfect and incomplete.  Probate records can also be found in U.S. County court records for years not covered by online collections, but are much more difficult to obtain at a local repository.  

I can't count the number of times I've been surprised by relationships found in the probate records.  My latest example is in Amanuensis Monday - 1805 Probate Records of Peter Johonnot Seaver (1770-1804) in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  In this case, a spouse and daughter were identified for a man who was not known to have them.


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 12 to 18 March 2022

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  12 to 18 March 2022:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Haute-Vienne, France, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1792-1930; indexed records without record images, ADDED 3/17/2022

Surrey, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1997; indexed records with record images, Updated 3/16/2022

Copenhagen, Denmark, Censuses, 1885 and 1895; indexed records with record images, Updated 3/16/2022

1840 Denmark Census; indexed records without record images, Updated 3/16/2022

Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900; indexed records with record images, ADDED 3/16/2022

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; indexed records with record images, Updated 3/14/2022

Poland, Jews Displaced from Biała Podlaska to Międzyrzec-Podlaski, 1942 (USHMM); indexed records without record images, Updated 3/14/2022

Latvia Census and Resident Registers, 1854-1897; indexed records with record images,   ADDED 3/14/2022

Aube, France, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1792-1912; indexed records without record images, ADDED 3/14/2022

Haute-Saône, France, Births Marriages, and Deaths, 1792-1912; indexed records with record images, ADDED 3/14/2022


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 5 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,137 collections available as of 18 March, an increase of  5 from last week.   


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 12 to 18 March 2022

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

As of 18 March 2022, there are 3,084 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 5 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added ---

*  Connecticut Naturalization Records, 1795-1942 (; 117,234 indexed records with 117,234 record images, ADDED 17-Mar-2022
*  Canada, Registers of Chinese Immigration to Canada, 1885-1949 (; 12,244 indexed records with 12,244 record images, ADDED 14-Mar-2022
*  West Virginia, Census (Mortality Schedule), 1870-1880 (; 8,678 indexed records with 8,678 record images, ADDED 14-Mar-2022
*  Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900 (; 653,835 indexed records with 653,835 record images, ADDED 17-Mar-2022

--- Collections Updated ---

Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911 (; 125,611 indexed records with 639,166 record images (was 0 records with 639,166 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 (; 279,468 indexed records with 270,250 record images (was 279,448 records with 270,230 images), UPDATED 17-Mar-2022
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 (; 2,366,228 indexed records with 3,967,834 record images (was 2,344,117 records with 3,967,834 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022
Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981 (; 1,631,963 indexed records with 447,381 record images (was 1,624,419 records with 447,381 images), UPDATED 15-Mar-2022
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 (; 721,230 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 709,682 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022

South Africa, Johannesburg, Cemetery Records, 1840-2019 (; 118,653 indexed records with 4,984 record images (was 71,300 records with 3,030 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960 (; 773,713 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 773,713 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 (; 715,250 indexed records with 298,013 record images (was 712,124 records with 296,746 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 (; 20,062,421 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 18,808,132 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005 (; 1,552,128 indexed records with 1,116,809 record images (was 1,550,884 records with 1,116,809 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022

France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 (; 7,230,546 indexed records with 1,972,621 record images (was 7,229,556 records with 1,866,292 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992 (; 3,532,964 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 3,469,329 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Maine, United States Naturalization Records, 1918-1991 (; 20,867 indexed records with 29,001 record images (was 0 records with 29,001 images), UPDATED 17-Mar-2022
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 (; 5,760,826 indexed records with 342,118 record images (was 5,727,403 records with 340,219 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985 (; 78,543 indexed records with 960,435 record images (was 24 records with 960,435 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 (; 6,635,276 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 6,643,377 records with 5,100,470 images), UPDATED 17-Mar-2022
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015 (; 6,800,933 indexed records with 833,841 record images (was 6,794,596 records with 829,946 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 (; 1,926,425 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,921,238 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 15-Mar-2022
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990 (; 97,400 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 93,075 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975 (; 1,954,140 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 1,893,551 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022

Puerto Rico Slave Registers, 1863-1879 (; 138,445 indexed records with 24,333 record images (was 136,200 records with 24,080 images), UPDATED 15-Mar-2022
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 (; 226,045 indexed records with 333,738 record images (was 0 records with 333,738 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 (; 116,000 indexed records with 857,376 record images (was 0 records with 857,376 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911 (; 154,261 indexed records with 749,703 record images (was 2,538 records with 738,542 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 (; 981,144 indexed records with 1,207,157 record images (was 414,752 records with 1,207,157 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022

England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 (; 110,585 indexed records with 51,909 record images (was 107,888 records with 49,214 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Albania, Census, 1930 (; 15,737 indexed records with 3,899 record images (was 15,674 records with 3,899 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 (; 945,352 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 920,313 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911 (; 244,211 indexed records with 178,927 record images (was 24,653 records with 178,927 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 84,188 indexed records with 306,194 record images (was 84,165 records with 294,660 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022

Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 (; 426,960 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 219,466 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 (; 137,323 indexed records with 49,918 record images (was 135,946 records with 49,813 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (; 601,790 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 599,340 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018 (; 22,405,583 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 22,314,962 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 (; 1,373,093 indexed records with 1,509,870 record images (was 1,373,093 records with 1,509,870 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022

Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (; 4,543,233 indexed records with 4,476,649 record images (was 4,543,233 records with 4,476,649 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Grenada Births and Baptisms, 1866-1891 (; Index only (79,720 records), no images (was 79,640 records with 0 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 (; 353,706 indexed records with 193,320 record images (was 350,265 records with 193,260 images), UPDATED 17-Mar-2022
New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 (; 12,308,209 indexed records with 127,797 record images (was 10,967,399 records with 100,505 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 (; 121,187 indexed records with 490,922 record images (was 0 records with 490,922 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022

Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970 (; 2,333,224 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 2,332,615 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 (; Index only (395,028 records), no images (was 392,891 records with 0 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 (; 383,648 indexed records with 41,580 record images (was 367,865 records with 39,906 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941 (; 137,519 indexed records with 396,243 record images (was 7,602 records with 396,243 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Puerto Rico, San Juan, Cemetery Records, 1888-1988 (; 9,670 indexed records with 792 record images (was 5,366 records with 429 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022

Sierra Leone, Civil Births and Deaths, 1802-2016 (; 634,678 indexed records with 521,233 record images (was 557,450 records with 429,573 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022
Estonia Church Books and Synagogue Registers, 1835-1940 (; 10,118,377 indexed records with 679,036 record images (was 8,012,208 records with 679,036 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (; 1,778,076 indexed records with 6,635,049 record images (was 1,765,665 records with 6,635,049 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Switzerland, Ticino, Census, 1837 (; 10,248 indexed records with 324 record images (was 10,214 records with 323 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 (; 8,650,992 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 8,624,476 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022

Scotland, Lanarkshire Church Records, 1823-1967 (; 17,686 indexed records with 671 record images (was 17,453 records with 661 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977 (; 7,111,858 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 7,099,337 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Grenada, Church Records, 1747-1930 (; 485 indexed records with 65 record images (was 485 records with 65 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 (; 29,761,753 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 29,761,753 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1988 (; 10,333 indexed records with 1,316,299 record images (was 0 records with 1,316,299 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022

Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880 (; 37,725 indexed records with 138,057 record images (was 0 records with 138,057 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 (; 19,165,518 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 19,073,544 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911 (; 245,101 indexed records with 571,698 record images (was 0 records with 571,698 images), UPDATED 15-Mar-2022
Estonia, Lutheran Church Family Lists, 1603-1980 (; 5,968,287 indexed records with 395,295 record images (was 2,501,510 records with 211,310 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 (; 807,804 indexed records with 942,817 record images (was 807,718 records with 942,817 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022

Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 (; 5,958,378 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 5,936,165 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 15-Mar-2022
Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976 (; 64,424 indexed records with 24,048 record images (was 63,249 records with 24,048 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913 (; 125,259 indexed records with 684,393 record images (was 5,754 records with 684,393 images), UPDATED 17-Mar-2022
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898 (; 1,602,283 indexed records with 116,537 record images (was 1,582,410 records with 115,970 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918 (; 518,681 indexed records with 40,448 record images (was 498,566 records with 40,448 images), UPDATED 15-Mar-2022

Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996 (; 2,221,350 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,220,142 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (; 530,869 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 529,321 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918 (; 4,791 indexed records with 29 record images (was 4,411 records with 275 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
England and Wales Census, 1871 (; Browse 1,281,291 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,281,291 images), UPDATED 15-Mar-2022
Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918 (; 10,086,792 indexed records with 586,834 record images (was 8,859,558 records with 586,834 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022

Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 (; 30,896 indexed records with 815,966 record images (was 588 records with 815,966 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 (; 486,158 indexed records with 1,034,661 record images (was 16,786 records with 1,034,661 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Portugal, Santarém, Catholic Church Records, 1544-1911 (; 307,236 indexed records with 647,938 record images (was 8,126 records with 647,938 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022
Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011 (; 37,916 indexed records with 66,809 record images (was 28,410 records with 66,809 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912 (; 36,064 indexed records with 702,397 record images (was 0 records with 702,397 images), UPDATED 16-Mar-2022

Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 (; 2,149,426 indexed records with 3,416,801 record images (was 2,129,624 records with 3,416,801 images), UPDATED 17-Mar-2022
Italy, Avellino, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1947 (; 109,726 indexed records with 3,099,458 record images (was 109,616 records with 3,099,458 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988 (; 1,142 indexed records with 40,337 record images (was 1,142 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Ukraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-1937 (; 305,452 indexed records with 942,391 record images (was 302,685 records with 942,391 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Peru, Diocese of Huaraz, Catholic Church Records, 1641-2016 (; 1,003,580 indexed records with 234,368 record images (was 866,833 records with 213,204 images), UPDATED 17-Mar-2022

South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 (; 314,498 indexed records with 638,121 record images (was 309,551 records with 632,466 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022
Kansas State Census, 1925 (; 1,842,575 indexed records with 59,076 record images (was 1,833,079 records with 58,768 images), UPDATED 14-Mar-2022
England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996 (; 586,198 indexed records with 47,691 record images (was 501,623 records with 40,171 images), UPDATED 18-Mar-2022

--- Collections with new images ---

Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962 (; 88,691 indexed records with 71,738 record images (was 88,691 records with 71,604 images), last updated 26-Jul-2019
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900 (; 527,525 indexed records with 226,446 record images (was 527,525 records with 226,330 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020
South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (; 2,699,406 indexed records with 2,692,830 record images (was 2,699,406 records with 2,692,829 images), last updated 18-Mar-2021

--- Collections with images removed ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980 (; 3,641,119 indexed records with 154,476 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 155,819 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943 (; 9,337 indexed records with 323 record images (was 9,337 records with 472 images), last updated 07-Apr-2021
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915 (; 735,887 indexed records with 7,094 record images (was 735,887 records with 12,714 images), last updated 10-Mar-2022
Kansas, Swedish Church Records, 1863-1914 (; 18,381 indexed records with 1,542 record images (was 18,381 records with 1,547 images), last updated 20-Nov-2021
Argentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000 (; 12,821 indexed records with 12,603 record images (was 12,821 records with 12,689 images), last updated 18-Feb-2022

Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940 (; 87,277 indexed records with 4,364 record images (was 140,483 records with 4,714 images), last updated 16-Jan-2020
Brazil, São Paulo, Civil Registration, 1925-1995 (; 15,484,003 indexed records with 15,919,673 record images (was 15,484,003 records with 15,919,700 images), last updated 10-Mar-2022
Canada, Ontario Tax Assessment Rolls, 1834-1899 (; 5,117,377 indexed records with 254,441 record images (was 5,117,377 records with 268,928 images), last updated 16-Feb-2022
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957 (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 245,015 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 286,179 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Zimbabwe, Voter Registration, 1938-1973 (; 63,091 indexed records with 51,106 record images (was 63,091 records with 62,692 images), last updated 28-Feb-2022
Hungary, Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895 (; 18,304,230 indexed records with 1,114,434 record images (was 18,304,230 records with 1,114,723 images), last updated 10-Mar-2022

--- Collections with records removed ---

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,291 records), no images (was 875,610,292 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-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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Friday, March 18, 2022

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 18 March 2022

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 - Friday, 18 March, 11 a.m.:  Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part II: Pre-Marital Investigations, Marriages & Dispensations, by Henrietta Martinez Christmas

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 22 March, 11 a.m.:  A Deep Dive into Deep Nostalgia™, by Masha Novak

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 23 March, 11 a.m.:  Get ‘Grammin’! How to Instagram Your Family History, by Elizabeth M. O'Neal.

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Identifying Unnamed Free Born African Americans – A DNA Case Study, by David Rencher

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:    Stump Craig!, by Craig R. Scott

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts/Radio Shows:

*  Blast From My Past Podcast: Ep. 2: The Missing Piece

6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube and Facebook):

*  Allen County Public Library:  Irish Jewish Records Are No Where and Everywhere

*  Ellen Thompson-Jennings - Family History Hound:  Make Something Special With Your Photos

*  Genealogy with Amy Johnson Crow:  Misspelled Names on Ancestry? TRY THIS!

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  All About GEDCOM (with FamilySearch)

7)  Did you miss the last post in this series -  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - 15 March 2022?


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Findmypast Friday: Celebrate St Patrick's Day with New Irish Collections

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