Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Happy Dance, Ah-ha Moments, or Genea-gasms!

 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) Think of any number of genealogy events or moments that make you have a genealogy happy dance, an ah-ha moment, or a genea-gasm.

2) Tell us about them in a blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook.

Here's (some of) mine:

The 1990 trip to New England where I discovered and visited my Richmond cousins.

The 1993 trip to England - researching, visiting the family church, and learning why James Richman came to America in 1855.

The 1999 trip to Norway - seeing beautiful Voss and visiting the family farms that Linda's ancestors lived on.

Finding the treasures in my mother's closet - my find when cleaning out my mother's closet after she died in 2002.

Finding the Union Case with Isaac and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver - I had never seen this before it was found in my Aunt Geraldine's collection and passed to me after her death in 2007.

Finding the box of forgotten treasures in the garage in late 2006 - this included many things from my childhood and Della's Journal for 1929, which I transcribed week-by-week in 2007.

Finding the will of Ranslow Smith, that indicated that Devier J. Smith was an adopted son, and that his birth name was Devier Lamphear.

Exploring Dodge and Dane Counties of Wisconsin in the summer of 2011, finding home sites and burial locations of my Smith ancestors and Linda's Leland/Natvig ancestors. 

Finding the Will of Elizabeth Auble (1814-1899), a single woman, which had the names of her living or deceased siblings (besides my 2nd great-grandfather David Auble, and five other known siblings).

Using FOREVER to digitize over 50 of my own, my parents and my grandparents home movies.  There were so many events in their lives that are on these movies, including weddings of my parents and myself, lots of movies of me as a baby, etc.  Some tears might have been shed!

Awarded a Geneabloggers Lifetime Achievement Award at RootsTech 2020.  This was a complete surprise to me and I really appreciated it.

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Added and Updated FamilySearch.org Record Collections - Week of 17 to 23 September 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 23 September 2022, there are 3,145 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 5 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Belarus, Minsk Church Books, 1700-1965  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4158550); 1,649,536 indexed records with 1,649,536 record images, ADDED 20-Sep-2022
*  France, Haute-Saône, Parish and Civil Registration, 1551-1872   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4426179); 3,557,884 indexed records with 3,557,884 record images, ADDED 19-Sep-2022
*  Ireland, Court of Chancery Bill Books, 1627-1884        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4496117); 1,217,591 indexed records with 1,217,591 record images, ADDED 22-Sep-2022
*  Ireland, National School Registers, 1847-1954   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4496116); 297,029 indexed records with 297,029 record images, ADDED 23-Sep-2022
*  Minnesota, Veterans Grave Registration Reports, 1930-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4489446); 8,934 indexed records with 8,934 record images, ADDED 23-Sep-2022

--- Collections Updated ---

Argentina, Catamarca, Civil Registration, 1888-2000     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4328763); 123,452 indexed records with 120,976 record images (was 118,825 records with 118,950 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4450393); 65,070 indexed records with 64,880 record images (was 62,478 records with 62,290 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183); 414,923 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 414,879 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974194); 146,724 indexed records with 83,087 record images (was 145,561 records with 83,087 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Brazil Baptisms, 1688-1935      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500708); Index only (2,536,321 records), no images (was 2,553,222 records with 0 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022

Brazil, Alagoas, Church Records, 1802-2016      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2820768); 1,130,164 indexed records with 166,972 record images (was 1,111,672 records with 165,360 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177272); 2,158,577 indexed records with 368,634 record images (was 2,147,639 records with 368,634 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2175764); 4,071,059 indexed records with 774,950 record images (was 4,068,254 records with 774,950 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177275); 5,126,439 indexed records with 930,569 record images (was 4,943,071 records with 930,569 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 796,018 indexed records with 332,029 record images (was 794,656 records with 331,584 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022

Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177282); 936,126 indexed records with 138,743 record images (was 897,705 records with 138,743 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016194); 2,571,567 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,561,764 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177286); 6,385,750 indexed records with 788,492 record images (was 6,373,432 records with 788,492 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177293); 5,984,736 indexed records with 578,073 record images (was 5,981,934 records with 578,073 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177295); 697,092 indexed records with 184,012 record images (was 628,202 records with 184,012 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741255); 1,579,032 indexed records with 808,245 record images (was 1,572,022 records with 804,671 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177296); 788,107 indexed records with 166,596 record images (was 779,776 records with 166,596 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 592,726 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 590,945 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177298); 1,210,443 indexed records with 273,847 record images (was 1,201,827 records with 273,847 images), UPDATED 16-Sep-2022
Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177299); 5,761,321 indexed records with 1,610,067 record images (was 5,721,711 records with 1,610,067 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022

Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 7,288,154 indexed records with 901,456 record images (was 7,274,352 records with 902,412 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 25,048,748 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 25,026,099 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1460016); 3,927,205 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 3,915,515 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925429); 6,077,014 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 6,074,703 records with 404,718 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2040054); 2,983,900 indexed records with 1,421,761 record images (was 2,983,888 records with 1,421,761 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022

Cuba, Church Records, 1584-1960 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4375851); 191,686 indexed records with 41,707 record images (was 191,672 records with 41,707 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1619814); 2,302,243 indexed records with 3,416,801 record images (was 2,283,046 records with 3,416,801 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918910); 2,193,934 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 2,193,884 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923402); 5,966,870 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 5,965,074 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582); 2,218,757 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 2,217,336 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022

England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1462403); 2,900,867 indexed records with 134,087 record images (was 2,900,867 records with 134,087 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 484,325 indexed records with 482,007 record images (was 484,116 records with 482,004 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2102016); 591,287 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 589,988 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1614809); 5,985,668 indexed records with 1,160,338 record images (was 5,980,566 records with 1,160,338 images), UPDATED 18-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114423); 566,518 indexed records with 3,075 record images (was 566,105 records with 3,075 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022

Guatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790265); 250,607 indexed records with 168,866 record images (was 248,138 records with 168,246 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2451040); 156,850 indexed records with 103,502 record images (was 155,246 records with 103,502 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Escuintla, Civil Registration, 1877-1994     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2392700); 393,615 indexed records with 2,355 record images (was 393,613 records with 2,355 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2075150); 2,441,892 indexed records with 1,486 record images (was 2,392,506 records with 1,486 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2443319); 205,506 indexed records with 9,848 record images (was 205,489 records with 9,848 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022

Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274796); 750,686 indexed records with 41,022 record images (was 737,242 records with 41,022 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274794); 519,533 indexed records with 70,397 record images (was 517,620 records with 70,397 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Retalhuleu, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2422976); 287,191 indexed records with 550 record images (was 285,316 records with 550 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274791); 225,272 indexed records with 63 record images (was 225,214 records with 63 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274788); 260,502 indexed records with 97,101 record images (was 258,291 records with 97,101 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022

Guatemala, Sololá, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2444805); 304,202 indexed records with 70,746 record images (was 302,658 records with 70,746 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274785); 411,112 indexed records with 1,312 record images (was 407,256 records with 1,312 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Guatemala, Totonicapán, Civil Registration, 1930-2008   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2268582); 363,183 indexed records with 231,150 record images (was 357,163 records with 229,699 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2135627); 537,110 indexed records with 337,976 record images (was 536,599 records with 337,976 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460); 5,850,168 indexed records with 5,864,285 record images (was 3,708,521 records with 5,864,285 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022

Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2697871); 1,633,217 indexed records with 47,120 record images (was 1,633,217 records with 46,886 images), UPDATED 17-Sep-2022
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1947700); 4,899 indexed records with 1,759,182 record images (was 4,461 records with 1,759,182 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4464417); 4,294 indexed records with 1,270 record images (was 3,632 records with 1,043 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Italy, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1871-1942       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2141952); 186,697 indexed records with 1,637,660 record images (was 120,752 records with 1,637,660 images), UPDATED 16-Sep-2022
Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1827268); 546,798 indexed records with 37,199 record images (was 540,976 records with 37,199 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,745,279 indexed records with 1,743,757 record images (was 1,745,193 records with 1,740,377 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1502401); 1,582,092 indexed records with 393,502 record images (was 1,582,022 records with 393,502 images), UPDATED 19-Sep-2022
Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804358); 5,941,438 indexed records with 1,750,627 record images (was 5,941,190 records with 1,750,627 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1874591); 10,776,480 indexed records with 5,797,486 record images (was 10,797,179 records with 5,797,486 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1883388); 5,693,153 indexed records with 5,283,986 record images (was 5,691,434 records with 5,283,986 images), UPDATED 18-Sep-2022

Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1909191); 10,000,163 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 9,995,911 records with 3,458,764 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837906); 7,496,634 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 7,485,962 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1881200); 2,713,916 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 2,711,120 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1860864); 5,989,298 indexed records with 2,162,812 record images (was 5,986,994 records with 2,162,812 images), UPDATED 18-Sep-2022
New York, Birth Indexes outside of New York City, 1881-1942     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4460198); 640,875 indexed records with 78,908 record images (was 640,875 records with 78,905 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022

Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1601210); 2,560,580 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,559,152 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494432); 810,340 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 810,340 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1661306); Index only (468,060 records), no images (was 465,767 records with 0 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913397); 917,577 indexed records with 240,799 record images (was 917,511 records with 240,799 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527); 2,051,438 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 2,050,919 records with 373,775 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 21,519,812 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,494,162 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Peru, Huánuco, Catholic Church Records, 1660-2020       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4439346); 8,959 indexed records with 5,402 record images (was 5,939 records with 3,998 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Peru, Pasco, Civil Registration, 1931-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3755355); 76,570 indexed records with 76,396 record images (was 74,031 records with 73,864 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Philippines, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1985 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2861657); 6,032,877 indexed records with 2,149,891 record images (was 6,032,877 records with 2,149,645 images), UPDATED 18-Sep-2022
Portugal, Azores, Catholic Church Records, 1044-2019    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4449047); 815,315 indexed records with 243,042 record images (was 587,508 records with 177,097 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022

Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001878); 605,434 indexed records with 684,393 record images (was 603,793 records with 684,393 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913410); 731,584 indexed records with 857,376 record images (was 731,496 records with 857,376 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1976616); 704,185 indexed records with 960,435 record images (was 660,918 records with 960,435 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2013604); 963,863 indexed records with 333,738 record images (was 962,910 records with 333,738 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022
Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1928588); 240,621 indexed records with 815,966 record images (was 240,268 records with 815,966 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022

Portugal, Lisbon, Catholic Church Records, 1334-1952    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4449050); 3,137,822 indexed records with 846,603 record images (was 2,436,541 records with 630,208 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Portugal, Madeira, Catholic Church Records, 1044-1959   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4426199); 1,306,647 indexed records with 592,274 record images (was 980,994 records with 458,649 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913408); 2,199,196 indexed records with 1,207,157 record images (was 2,197,356 records with 1,207,157 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 936,691 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 936,416 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1928589); 1,799,749 indexed records with 1,034,661 record images (was 1,705,444 records with 1,034,661 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022

Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2043775); 669,974 indexed records with 702,397 record images (was 669,973 records with 702,397 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092); 3,241,520 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,241,484 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Russia, Tver Confession Lists, 1728-1913        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1929531); 16,492 indexed records with 954,651 record images (was 0 records with 954,651 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 91,694 indexed records with 436,445 record images (was 91,694 records with 436,440 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 1,935,744 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 1,896,744 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022

South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 642,010 indexed records with 901,545 record images (was 641,937 records with 901,521 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784529); 13,912,324 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 13,216,765 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983324); 4,543,233 indexed records with 4,476,649 record images (was 4,543,233 records with 4,476,649 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022
Ukraine, Odesa Church Books, 1780-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3754709); 2,247,796 indexed records with 358,915 record images (was 1,284,783 records with 208,728 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022
Ukraine, Zaporizhia Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1811-1858 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2465061); 634,252 indexed records with 62,154 record images (was 634,252 records with 62,154 images), UPDATED 20-Sep-2022

United States Census, 1860      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473181); 27,150,731 indexed records with 703,834 record images (was 27,150,731 records with 703,834 images), UPDATED 22-Sep-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (473,297 records), no images (was 469,608 records with 0 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Uruguay, Catholic Church Records, 1726-2000     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4134697); 1,683,230 indexed records with 291,799 record images (was 1,682,914 records with 291,744 images), UPDATED 21-Sep-2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823609); 930,881 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 921,262 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4465438); 11,666 indexed records with 6,420 record images (was 10,830 records with 6,005 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022

Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149585); 527,491 indexed records with 31,878 record images (was 457,554 records with 27,170 images), UPDATED 23-Sep-2022

--- Collections with new images ---

New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780088); 486,930 indexed records with 22,680 record images (was 486,930 records with 22,165 images), last updated 25-Apr-2019

--- Collections with images removed ---

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1465708); 1,108,130 indexed records with 100,885 record images (was 1,108,130 records with 101,556 images), last updated 29-Sep-2021
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 862,658 indexed records with 11,704 record images (was 862,658 records with 14,808 images), last updated 13-Sep-2022
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 306,256 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 307,298 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3039663); 100,669 indexed records with 100,177 record images (was 100,669 records with 100,361 images), last updated 07-May-2020
South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821281); 2,699,406 indexed records with 2,692,381 record images (was 2,699,406 records with 2,692,830 images), last updated 22-Jul-2022

South Africa, Johannesburg, Cemetery Records, 1840-2019 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4453927); 883,187 indexed records with 48,601 record images (was 883,187 records with 67,651 images), last updated 15-Sep-2022
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2015355); 845,342 indexed records with 388,605 record images (was 845,342 records with 389,950 images), last updated 29-Jul-2022
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 1,153,125 indexed records with 62,372 record images (was 1,153,125 records with 75,909 images), last updated 09-Sep-2022
Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,641,119 indexed records with 150,074 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 157,673 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020

--- Collections with new records ---

Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records, 1930-1976        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177288); 660,377 indexed records with 103,313 record images (was 659,584 records with 103,313 images), last updated 16-Sep-2022

--- Collections with records removed ---

Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2531527); Index only (9,865,935 records), no images (was 9,865,936 records with 0 images), last updated 15-Jul-2015
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,188 records), no images (was 875,610,190 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 17 to 23 September 2022

The following genealogy record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from  17 to 23 September 2022: 

The Updated and ADDED collections include:

*  Oregon, U.S., Masters and Owners of Vessels Oaths, 1897-1967; indexed database with record images, ADDED 9/22/2022

Oregon, U.S., County Births and Deaths, 1855-1970; indexed database without record images, Updated 9/22/2022

1950 United States Federal Census; indexed database with record images, Updated 9/21/2022

Virginia, U.S., Birth Records, 1912-2020, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1920; indexed database with record images, Updated 9/21/2022

Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014; indexed database with record images, Updated 9/21/2022

Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; indexed database with record images, Updated 9/21/2022

Virginia, U.S., Divorce Records, 1918-2014; indexed database with record images, Updated 9/21/2022

*  UK, World War II Women's Land Army Index Cards, 1939-1948; indexed database with record images, ADDED 9/20/2022

Tarn-et-Garonne, France, Census, 1870-1911; indexed database without record images,  ADDED  9/19/2022

Tallinn, Estonia, Parish Registers 1834 -1911; indexed database with record images, ADDED 9/19/2022

1870 United States Federal Census; indexed database with record images, Updated 9/19/2022

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The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at   https://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx.  

By my count, there were 4 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,202 collections available as of 23 September, an increase of 4 from last week.  

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Disclosure: I receive a complimentary all-access subscription from Ancestry.com, for which I am thankful. Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County Lecture Series Announcement - Part 2 is 4 October

My genealogy friends in Santa Cruz County, California, alerted me to this lecture series and I thought it would be of interest many of my readers.  The first lecture was on 6 September, and the second lecture will be on 4 October. Here is the announcement flyer:

The lecture series features Gordon Seyffert on "Let's Talk About Germany and Germans in America" and is cosponsored by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County.  

The second session in a Zoom presentation is on Tuesday, October 4, both at 1 p.m. PDT.  

Interested readers need to register for this  lecture - at    https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/9429166 for October 4.  The event page provide details about the specific lecture and the presenter.  Registration for each talk is limited to 100 attendees.  

This is a FREE event.

Thank you to Genea-Musings reader and regular CVGS Zoom attendee Gail Burk for sending this information.

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52 Ancestors - Week 448: #718 Thomas Wate (1683-a1743) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts and East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Thomas Wate (1683-a1743)  is #718 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandfather, who married #719 Mary Tripp (1689-1754) in 1711, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  his daughter, #359 Meribah Waite (1720-1803 who married #358 Benjamin Soule (1719-1803),  in 1742.
*  their daughter #179 Martha Soule (1743-1828) who married #178 David Kirby (1740-1832)  in 1763. 
*  their daughter, #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848) who married #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814)  in 1786.
*  their son, #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) who married Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married Amy Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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


*  Name:                       Thomas Wate[1–4]
*  Alternate Name:       Thomas Wait[6]
*  Alternate Name:       Thomas Waite[1,5,7]

*  Sex:                           Male

*  Father:                      Reuben Waite (1656-1707)
*  Mother:                    Tabitha Launders (1663-1707)

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

*  Birth:                       22 April 1683, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[3,5]

*  Distribution:           father's will proved, 7 November 1707 (age 24), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[6]

*  Death:                    after 31 December 1743 (after age 60), probably Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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

*  Spouse 1:                Mary Tripp (1689-a1754)
*  Marriage 1:            25 January 1710/1 (age 26), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[4,7]

*  Child 1:                 John Waite 1711-1770
*  Child 2:                 Reuben Waite 1713-1754
*  Child 3:                 Thomas Waite 1716-1790
*  Child 4:                 Mary Waite 1718-1803
*  Child 5:                 Meribah Wait 1720-1803
*  Child 6:                 Mehitable Waite 1722-1799
*  Child 7:                 Martha Waite 1725-    
*  Child 8:                 Alice Waite 1729-    

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

The biography and family data for several generations of the descendants of Thomas Waite of Portsmouth RI was discussed in the article "Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, R.I. and Some of his Descendants," by G. Andrews Moriarty, published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Record[1].  Additional information was obtained from the book by John Cassan Waite, Family Records of the Descendants of Thomas Wait of Portsmouth, Rhode Island[2].

Thomas Wate/Wait/Waite was born in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, the son of Reuben Waite and Tabitha Launders of Dartmouth[3.5].

His father, Reuben Waite, wrote his will on 11 September 1707, which was proved 5 November 1707 in Bristol County Probate Court[6].  In his will he bequeathed to his son Thomas Wait:
"Imprimis I will that after my decease my son Thomas Wait shall have halfe my farm or lott of land allready layd out and Exactly divided in ye midle at the foot and so to extend to the head with half my marsh meadow with half my priviledge of individual lands throughout the township of Dartmouth.  The said divided land and meadow to lye in ye south side of sd lott of land."  His other four brothers received he other half of his father's land.
He married on 5 Jan 1710/11 in Dartmouth to Mary Tripp (1689-a1754)[4,7], born 22 August 1689 in East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island.  They had eight children, all born in Dartmouth or East Greenwich, Rhode Island , and recorded in both places:  

*  John Waite (1711-1770), married 1733 Elizabeth Sullivant (1711-1770).
*  Reuben Waite (1713-a1754), married 1735 Rebecca Soule (1715-1747).
*  Thomas Waite (1716-1790), married 1743 Tabitha Ellis (1721-1813).
*  Mary Waite (1718-1803), married 1743  William Tripp (1712-1785).
*  Meriban Waite (1720-1803), married 1742 Benjamin Soule (1719-1803).
*  Mehitable Waite (1722-1799), married 1746 Henry Reynolds (1724-1777).
*  Martha Waite )1725-????).
*  Alice Waite (1729-????).

In 1721, Thomas sold his share of his father's estate to his brother Benjamin Wait.

Thomas was made Freeman on 2 May 1732 at East Greenwich RI. He resided at East Greenwich and Dartmouth. On 14 March 1714/5 Thomas and his wife mortgaged land there[1]

In 1721, Thomas Waite sold his share in his father's estate to his brother, Benjamin Waite[2].

In 1732 they were living in East Greenwich across Narragansett Bay from Dartmouth. His property was located in that part of East Greenwich that was later set off as West Greenwich. On 26 September 1741, Thomas conveyed land in West Greenwich to his son Thomas Wait Jr.  He returned to Dartmouth by 31 December 1743 and on that day conveyed to his son Thomas and named his residence as Dartmouth[1,2].

Thomas Wait's death date is unknown.  It is after 31 December 1743, probably in Dartmouth[1-2].  There is no probate record for Thomas Waite in the Bristol County Probate Court records.

5.  SOURCES

1. G. Andrews Moriarty, "Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, R.I. and Some of his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Record, Volume 73, Number 4 (October 1919), pages 291ff., page 297, #7 Thomas Waite family sketch.

2. John Cassan Waite, Family Records of the Descendants of Thomas Wait of Portsmouth, Rhode Island (Camfridge, Mass., the author, 1904), pages 21-22, Thomas Wait family sketch.

3. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 ( Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society,1929-1930), Births, page 292, Thomas Wate birth entry, 22 April 1683.

4. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Marriages, page 528, Thomas Wate and Mary Tripp entry, 25 January 1710-11.

5. "Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," indexed database and digital images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com), "Dartmouth Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 178 (image 93 of 2331), Thomas Waite birth entry.

6. "Probate Records, 1687-1916; Index, 1687-1926" Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Court Records, on 199 FHL US/CAN Microfilm rolls; original records at Probate Registry, Taunton, Mass., Volume 2, Pages 187-188, Reuben Waite will and inventory, in FHL Microfilm 0,461,882):.

7. James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths : a Family Register for the People (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), "Volume 1:  Kent County Births. Marriages, Deaths," page 167, East Greenwich Births and Deaths, Thomas Waite and Mary Tripp marriage, 25 January 1710/1.

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NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2022 to 468 Ancestors in 468 Weeks.

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