Saturday, June 4, 2022

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 28 May to 3 June 2022

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  28 May to 3 June 2022: 

U.S., Marriage Index, 1800s-current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/2/2022

Norway, Police Emigration Lists, 1874-1961; indexed records with record images, ADDED 6/1/2022

Edinburgh, Scotland, Extent Rolls, 1580-1847; indexed records without record images, ADDED     6/1/2022

Calvados, France Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1792-1912; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/1/2022


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 3 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,171 collections available as of 3 June, an increase of 3 from last week.


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 28 May to June 3 2022

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

As of 3 June 2022, there are 3,103 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of -1 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

-- Collections Deleted ---

Ireland, Prison Registers, 1798-1928    (; 3,127,594 indexed records with 3,127,594 record images, DELETED

--- Collections Updated ---

Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 (; 3,305 indexed records with 3,279 record images (was 2,449 records with 2,427 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930    (; 724,492 indexed records with 688,877 record images (was 523,827 records with 485,133 images), UPDATED 31-May-2022
Argentina, Salta, Civil Registration, 1880-2000 (; 604,862 indexed records with 516,245 record images (was 73,030 records with 58,299 images), UPDATED 31-May-2022
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (; 8,954,795 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 8,935,763 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 750,135 indexed records with 313,788 record images (was 747,345 records with 312,471 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022

Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (; 
2,400,696 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,380,021 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006        (; 200,112 indexed records with 89,504 record images (was 193,250 records with 86,539 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 555,367 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 550,067 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Brazil, São Paulo, Civil Registration, 1925-1995        (; 20,816,206 indexed records with 21,083,623 record images (was 20,816,206 records with 21,083,623 images), UPDATED 28-May-2022
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015       (; 7,106,686 indexed records with 877,786 record images (was 7,099,442 records with 876,980 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022

Colombia Baptisms, 1630-1950    (; Index only (466,688 records), no images (was 466,688 records with 0 images), UPDATED 31-May-2022
Colombia Deaths, 1770-1930      (; Index only (31,305 records), no images (was 31,305 records with 0 images), UPDATED 31-May-2022
Colombia Marriages, 1750-1960   (; Index only (87,174 records), no images (was 87,174 records with 0 images), UPDATED 31-May-2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (; 24,264,071 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 24,251,592 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (; 3,894,605 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 3,763,082 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2022

Cuba, Church Records, 1584-1960 (; 191,297 indexed records with 41,707 record images (was 191,254 records with 41,707 images), UPDATED 01-Jun-2022
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010        (; 2,192,501 indexed records with 3,416,801 record images (was 2,175,200 records with 3,416,801 images), UPDATED 30-May-2022
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (; 5,961,206 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 5,961,206 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (; 2,075,313 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 2,030,353 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (; 141,729 indexed records with 53,682 record images (was 141,649 records with 52,302 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022

England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996    (; 1,239,970 indexed records with 91,005 record images (was 1,193,701 records with 75,766 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (; 450,961 indexed records with 48,180 record images (was 450,961 records with 48,180 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Find A Grave Index      (; 216,362,082 indexed records with 216,362,082 record images (was 215,462,439 records with 215,462,439 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2022
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (; 787,574 indexed records with 13,325 record images (was 768,369 records with 8,799 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2022
France, Calvados, Census, 1856  (; 18,979 indexed records with 1,314 record images (was 7,712 records with 359 images), UPDATED 30-May-2022

France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,237,336 indexed records with 1,970,956 record images (was 7,237,333 records with 1,964,428 images), UPDATED 30-May-2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (; 587,089 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 585,776 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Haiti, Civil Registration, 1794-2012    (; 308,177 indexed records with 31,609 record images (was 193,434 records with 31,609 images), UPDATED 31-May-2022
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (; 179,692 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 171,197 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Martinique, Church Records, 1662-1847   (; 3,939 indexed records with 605 record images (was 2,736 records with 374 images), UPDATED 31-May-2022

Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978    (; 1,580,782 indexed records with 393,502 record images (was 1,580,664 records with 393,502 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (; 7,239,560 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 7,221,904 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (; 2,461,374 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 2,434,567 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
New York, Birth Indexes outside of New York City, 1881-1942     (; 364,754 indexed records with 52,407 record images (was 295,695 records with 45,372 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (; 2,533,377 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,513,045 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 30-May-2022

Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (; 773,766 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 773,761 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011 (; 161,714 indexed records with 66,809 record images (was 143,520 records with 66,809 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (; 21,089,949 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,070,665 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Peru, San Martín, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (; 466,863 indexed records with 249,700 record images (was 810 records with 249,700 images), UPDATED 30-May-2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (; 878,929 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 878,604 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 01-Jun-2022

Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 88,249 indexed records with 391,670 record images (was 88,213 records with 386,304 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 1,245,204 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 1,221,034 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (; 354,923 indexed records with 699,432 record images (was 350,522 records with 693,506 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988        (; 14,010 indexed records with 40,337 record images (was 14,010 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985       (; 8,730,988 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 8,574,236 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2022

Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918       (; 824,020 indexed records with 40,448 record images (was 651,455 records with 40,448 images), UPDATED 31-May-2022
United States Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003      (; 455,674 indexed records with 455,674 record images (was 455,674 records with 455,674 images), UPDATED 02-Jun-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (; Index only (422,513 records), no images (was 418,278 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (; 792,624 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 776,781 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 03-Jun-2022
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (; 19,230,832 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 19,217,780 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 30-May-2022

--- Collections with new images ---

New Jersey State Census, 1905   (; 2,146,861 indexed records with 43,525 record images (was 2,146,861 records with 43,519 images), last updated 22-Jun-2012

--- Collections with images removed ---

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (; 1,108,130 indexed records with 97,709 record images (was 1,108,130 records with 109,913 images), last updated 29-Sep-2021
France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (; 7,866,340 indexed records with 3,083,435 record images (was 7,866,340 records with 3,099,653 images), last updated 07-Jun-2021
France, Hautes-Alpes, Census, 1836      (; 265,182 indexed records with 2,747 record images (was 265,182 records with 5,060 images), last updated 04-May-2022
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (; 69,679 indexed records with 107,891 record images (was 69,679 records with 115,305 images), last updated 25-Apr-2022
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 270,494 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 299,188 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020

United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939 (; 76,938,809 indexed records with 2,715,595 record images (was 76,938,809 records with 2,716,714 images), last updated 28-Jan-2022
Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (; 3,641,119 indexed records with 144,413 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 144,787 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020

--- Collections with new records ---

Italy, Cagliari, Cagliari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929    (; 55 indexed records with 1,791,108 record images (was 49 records with 1,791,108 images), last updated 26-May-2022
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (; 787,534 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 787,375 records with 45,728 images), last updated 26-May-2022

--- Collections with records removed ---

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975      (; Index only (46,665,065 records), no images (was 46,674,981 records with 0 images), last updated 02-May-2022
England Marriages, 1538–1973    (; Index only (12,151,534 records), no images (was 12,151,535 records with 0 images), last updated 26-May-2022
Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912      (; 880,427 indexed records with 1 record images (was 21,832,352 records with 1 images), last updated 24-Jun-2015
Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911        (; Index only (422,401 records), no images (was 425,101 records with 0 images), last updated 25-Mar-2020
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979     (; 7,814,431 indexed records with 1,509,652 record images (was 7,814,432 records with 1,509,652 images), last updated 22-Jul-2021
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,245 records), no images (was 875,610,246 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020


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 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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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 22 to 28 May 2022

 Scores of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands 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:

*  Eight Steps to Pursue with New Autosomal DNA Test Results by Paul Woodbury on Legacy Tree Genealogists.

Blogger Research Toolboxes: 2022 Edition by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Brickwall Tip: Prove It Can't Be Anyone Else by Brenda Leyndyke on Journey to the Past.

*  Open Mic Night: Challenges Faced by Genealogy Groups by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Family Tree.

Introducing Martha by Jeff Record on Vita Brevis.

Books on Family Search by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  The Hidden Treasures of Local Unindexed Periodicals by Gena Philibert-Ortega on Legacy News Blog.

*  6 Genealogy Myths You NEED To Stop Believing by Sam Linnell on Family Wise Ltd.

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 - May 27th 2022 by Crissouli on That Moment In Time.

* This Week's Creme de la Creme - May 28, 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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