Saturday, January 7, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Are Your 2023 Genealogy Goals

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!


Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)  Have you made genealogy goals for 2023?  What are they?  Which one would you be most excited to see accomplished?

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

3)  Is this fun?  Hey, we all need challenges!

Here's mine:

I have avoided making any goals because of my dismal efforts to meet them over the past few years.

However, in the spirit of a new year, here are my genealogy "goals" for the next year (assuming my health situation does not impact my work):

*  Keep writing the "52 Ancestors" genealogical sketches.  I will need to decide later in the year if I want to continue this into the 8th great-grandparent ancestors (there are over 400 known ancestors in this generation, so it may take 8 years to complete this generation, and I'm unsure if I'll live that long).  Then add the sketches to FamilySearch Family Tree profiles.

*  Keep writing the "Amanuensis Monday" posts transcriptions, mainly of probate records.  I've done probate records of many of my ancestors, and this year have branched out to non-ancestor Seaver persons in Massachusetts.  I may go for other New England states, or New York, next, based on FamilySearch or Ancestry images.  Then, add the transcriptions to the profiles in my RootsMagic database.

*  Continue to "collect" records for descendants of my 4th great-grandparents.  This is mainly for DNA match purposes.  Also, continue to create 6 generation descendants report using RootsMagic and post them on Genea-Musings.  

*  Continue to use Ancestry Record Hints, MyHeritage Record Matches, FamilySearch Research Hints, to find records for profiles in my RootsMagic database, especially for newly added persons.

*  Gather family photos into one file folder and standardize photo captions with name, date, place, event information.  

*  Complete one year's worth of family stories using StoryWorth and publishing a book with them for my children and grandchildren.

*  Continue chasing DNA matches, especially on Ancestry and MyHeritage, to find the common ancestors for me and each match.  I need to do more "skeleton" trees to solve relationships with more matches without a ThruLine or a Theory of Family Relativity.  

Which one would I like to see accomplished?  They are all important to what I'm doing - documenting my own, my wife's, and my grandchildren's family trees, images and stories, and adding them to online family trees.  The StoryWorth compilation is what my daughters are most interested in.

The above list is essentially what I've been doing over the past five years.  Posting them as a "first draft" on Genea-Musings helps feed the RootsMagic family tree, the Ancestry family tree, the MyHeritage family tree, and the FamilySearch Family Tree.  However, if a brick wall breakthrough, occurs I will pursue it.  Same with interesting genealogy challenges from queries or comments of colleagues.

Life is short - do genealogy first!!!

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Added and Updated FamilySearch Record Collections - Week of 31 December 2022 to 6 January 2023

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

As of 6 January 2023, there are 3,172 historical record collections on FamilySearch (a decrease of from last week):


The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Updated ---

Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 263,710 indexed records with 48,659 record images (was 263,710 records with 48,659 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Alaska, Village Census Rolls, 1919-1972 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4465440); 6,289 indexed records with 731 record images (was 3,893 records with 442 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974178); 140,535 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 137,901 records with 102,718 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4450393); 81,185 indexed records with 80,956 record images (was 81,185 records with 80,956 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183); 430,502 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 429,889 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023

Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974186); 117,845 indexed records with 69,981 record images (was 116,707 records with 69,981 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974194); 181,274 indexed records with 83,087 record images (was 177,748 records with 83,087 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Arizona, Gila County, Cemetery Records, 1927-1994       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2816842); 4,511 indexed records with 659 record images (was 4,511 records with 659 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2007     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000002); 2,481,872 indexed records with 356,041 record images (was 2,481,872 records with 356,041 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Belarus, Grodno Church Books, 1649-1915 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4166194); 1,514,040 indexed records with 441,374 record images (was 1,264,045 records with 321,357 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023

Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 9,233,602 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 9,225,718 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3694028); 279,472 indexed records with 270,254 record images (was 279,472 records with 270,254 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 817,378 indexed records with 341,066 record images (was 816,493 records with 340,663 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016194); 2,659,646 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,649,249 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Brazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4473609); 32,393 indexed records with 11,297 record images (was 31,832 records with 11,013 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741255); 1,625,553 indexed records with 829,332 record images (was 1,621,388 records with 827,338 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1582573); 6,654,216 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 6,652,411 records with 5,100,470 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 624,749 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 624,281 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 6,496,350 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,496,072 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 7,424,887 indexed records with 925,454 record images (was 7,413,979 records with 923,954 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023

Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1630787); 4,596,760 indexed records with 1,623,199 record images (was 4,596,749 records with 1,623,199 images), UPDATED 02-Jan-2023
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 25,740,629 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 25,693,049 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1460016); 4,117,883 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 4,108,504 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925429); 6,133,542 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 6,130,537 records with 404,718 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2040054); 2,984,233 indexed records with 1,421,761 record images (was 2,984,188 records with 1,421,761 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023

Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1981 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804263); 5,882,985 indexed records with 4,668,489 record images (was 5,882,910 records with 4,668,489 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918910); 2,261,702 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 2,261,696 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2023
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923402); 6,031,748 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 6,027,795 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582); 2,255,887 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 2,254,712 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473014); Index only (46,640,642 records), no images (was 46,609,429 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2023

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473016); Index only (15,000,390 records), no images (was 14,994,376 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2023
England Marriages, 1538–1973    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473015); Index only (12,153,070 records), no images (was 12,143,152 records with 0 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2023
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,603,017 indexed records with 116,548 record images (was 1,603,017 records with 116,548 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-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 1,436,324 records with 106,491 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 5,996,379 indexed records with 359,883 record images (was 5,996,379 records with 359,883 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022

England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3293406); 103,414 indexed records with 6,288 record images (was 103,414 records with 6,288 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4139415); 91,249 indexed records with 2,360 record images (was 79,828 records with 1,563 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 512,292 indexed records with 482,690 record images (was 511,497 records with 482,677 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
France, Calvados, Census, 1891  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4279959); 49,682 indexed records with 2,676 record images (was 48,370 records with 1,830 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
France, Hautes-Alpes, Census, 1876      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2819930); 69,098 indexed records with 1,580 record images (was 66,237 records with 419 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023

France, Savoie, Parish and Civil Registration, 1500-1927        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4380169); 7,400,203 indexed records with 1,531,764 record images (was 7,062,767 records with 1,453,914 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491475); 46,994 indexed records with 2,135 record images (was 46,994 records with 2,135 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2102016); 1,045,066 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 1,045,029 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114423); 815,852 indexed records with 3,075 record images (was 815,253 records with 3,075 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790265); 442,408 indexed records with 346,982 record images (was 442,402 records with 346,978 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023

Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2451040); 245,108 indexed records with 103,502 record images (was 244,711 records with 103,502 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2075150); 4,537,845 indexed records with 1,486 record images (was 4,531,116 records with 1,486 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274796); 1,240,293 indexed records with 41,022 record images (was 1,236,932 records with 41,022 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274794); 1,060,303 indexed records with 70,397 record images (was 1,059,920 records with 70,397 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Retalhuleu, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2422976); 446,270 indexed records with 550 record images (was 446,254 records with 550 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023

Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274791); 355,871 indexed records with 63 record images (was 355,478 records with 63 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274788); 456,244 indexed records with 97,101 record images (was 456,204 records with 97,101 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274785); 710,155 indexed records with 1,312 record images (was 703,485 records with 1,312 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Guatemala, Totonicapán, Civil Registration, 1930-2008   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2268582); 606,247 indexed records with 468,538 record images (was 606,225 records with 468,532 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2023
Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463469); 823,318 indexed records with 289,701 record images (was 823,318 records with 289,701 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022

Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2135627); 538,057 indexed records with 337,976 record images (was 537,905 records with 337,976 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2697871); 1,826,801 indexed records with 47,678 record images (was 1,826,801 records with 47,678 images), UPDATED 02-Jan-2023
Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733439); 127,852 indexed records with 90,607 record images (was 127,852 records with 90,607 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2820100); 1,641,279 indexed records with 55,204 record images (was 1,611,343 records with 44,370 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Italy, Cuneo, Alba, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1483030); Browse 373,052 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 373,052 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023

Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1947700); 12,742 indexed records with 1,759,182 record images (was 12,122 records with 1,759,182 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4464417); 17,098 indexed records with 5,587 record images (was 16,563 records with 5,406 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1947831); 3,270 indexed records with 427,232 record images (was 2,531 records with 427,232 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1827268); 575,946 indexed records with 37,199 record images (was 554,057 records with 37,199 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2023
Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675351); Index only (1,155,574 records), no images (was 1,155,574 records with 0 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022

Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1928860); 10,603,856 indexed records with 742,594 record images (was 10,603,856 records with 742,594 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837906); 8,104,281 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 8,061,774 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1881200); 3,017,597 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 3,001,221 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2185953); 1,242,298 indexed records with 367,790 record images (was 1,242,298 records with 367,790 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Montana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3757185); 702,746 indexed records with 65,967 record images (was 699,709 records with 64,978 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-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 78,928 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1601210); 2,568,942 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,568,942 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494432); 822,685 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 822,307 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
North Carolina, Wake County, Death Records, 1900-1909   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949206); 4,291 indexed records with 4,272 record images (was 4,291 records with 4,272 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Palau, Church Records, 1921-1940        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4491580); 2,713 indexed records with 243 record images (was 2,660 records with 242 images), UPDATED 02-Jan-2023

Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026205); 235,894 indexed records with 66,809 record images (was 235,894 records with 66,809 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2224533); 71,888 indexed records with 24,048 record images (was 71,888 records with 24,048 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 21,970,831 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,962,646 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987564); 950,983 indexed records with 942,817 record images (was 950,983 records with 942,817 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114428); 1,556,474 indexed records with 1,116,809 record images (was 1,556,474 records with 1,116,809 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936); 5,766,163 indexed records with 4,403,080 record images (was 5,766,163 records with 4,403,080 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 585,661 indexed records with 291,414 record images (was 585,661 records with 291,414 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Peru, San Martín, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2306525); 468,422 indexed records with 249,700 record images (was 468,422 records with 249,700 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 1,074,023 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 1,073,824 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092); 3,327,605 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,327,117 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023

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 436,469 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1554443); 21,919,749 indexed records with 1,615,473 record images (was 21,916,359 records with 1,615,473 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2023
South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2834217); 36,674 indexed records with 2,361 record images (was 36,674 records with 2,361 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460987); 107,123 indexed records with 46,338 record images (was 107,123 records with 46,338 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Texas, County Deaths, 1860-2005 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000045); 14,299 indexed records with 4,881 record images (was 13,153 records with 4,768 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023

Texas, Gregg County, Marriage Records, 1873-2017        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4491568); 277,128 indexed records with 123,547 record images (was 214,933 records with 121,661 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Texas, Grimes County, Deed Records, 1869-1917   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4129993); 13,678 indexed records with 13,158 record images (was 9,499 records with 7,295 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Ukraine, Ternopil, Church Books, 1828-1921      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4426189); 284,122 indexed records with 78,351 record images (was 86,245 records with 22,779 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
United States Census, 1840      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1786457); 2,566,652 indexed records with 196,897 record images (was 2,566,593 records with 196,897 images), UPDATED 31-Dec-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (552,601 records), no images (was 544,476 records with 0 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023

Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001084); 68,646 indexed records with 433,665 record images (was 68,646 records with 433,665 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Vanuatu, Vital Records, 1900-2001       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734433); 162,874 indexed records with 157,900 record images (was 162,874 records with 157,900 images), UPDATED 30-Dec-2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823609); 975,660 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 975,320 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4465438); 35,611 indexed records with 19,912 record images (was 33,290 records with 18,417 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1949  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4496127); 3,651 indexed records with 3,638 record images (was 2,250 records with 2,237 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2023

Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149585); 1,703,740 indexed records with 91,271 record images (was 1,698,311 records with 91,109 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Zimbabwe, Archdiocese of Harare, Church Records, 1897-2021      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4475014); 661,347 indexed records with 64,389 record images (was 581,344 records with 57,595 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2023
Zimbabwe, Voter Registration, 1938-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3740407); 180,875 indexed records with 179,602 record images (was 143,040 records with 130,485 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2023

--- Collections with new images ---

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 297,441 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 294,323 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 226,446 record images (was 527,525 records with 222,505 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020
Minnesota, Veterans Grave Registration Reports, 1930-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4489446); 71,379 indexed records with 70,017 record images (was 71,362 records with 70,000 images), last updated 30-Dec-2022
South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2727134); 267,269 indexed records with 264,917 record images (was 267,269 records with 255,512 images), last updated 10-Aug-2022
United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3029266); 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,112,549 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,112,544 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,641,119 indexed records with 152,901 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 137,028 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573604); 441,574 indexed records with 309,689 record images (was 441,574 records with 316,616 images), last updated 05-Aug-2020

--- Collections with new records ---

Norway, Oslo, Census, 1912      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4445453); 12,748 indexed records with 2,676 record images (was 10,624 records with 2,676 images), last updated 30-Dec-2022

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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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Friday, January 6, 2023

Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 31 December 2022 to 6 January 2023

 The following genealogy record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections  on Ancestry.com during the period from  31 December 2022 to 6 January 2023: 

The Updated and ADDED collections include:

Lancashire, England, Index of Wills and Probates Proved at Richmond and Chester, 1600-1858; indexed records without images, Updated 1/5/2023

UK, Mechanical Engineer Records, 1847-1938; indexed records with images, Updated 1/5/2023

Virginia, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1901-1938; indexed records with images, Updated 1/5/2023

Madison County, New York, U.S., Directories, 1922; indexed records without images, Updated 1/4/2023

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., Church Records, 1709-1760; indexed records without images, Updated 1/4/2023

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

By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,254 collections available as of 6 January, an increase of 0 from last week. 

Note the right-hand column on the image above, they have replaced the coming soon list with tweets by Ancestry. 

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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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52 Ancestors - Week 462: #733 Sarah (Brown) Pray (1662-a1733) of Providence and Smithfield, Rhode Island

 Sarah Brown (a1662-a1733)  is #733 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandmother, who married #732 John Pray (a1653-1733) in 1678 in Providence, Rhode Island.

I am descended through:

*  their son, #366 Richard Pray (1683-1755), who married Rachel --?-- (a1685-b1755) in 1723.
*  their daughter, #183 Sarah Pray (1734-1820), who married #182 Nathaniel Horton (1730-1819) in 1753.
*  their daughter,  #91 Phebe Horton (1772-a1820), who married #90 Simon Wade (1767-1857) in about 1790.
*  their daughter #45 Miranda Wade (1804-1850), who married #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married #23 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) who 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:                          Sarah Brown[1–3]
*  Alternate Name:          Sarah Pray[4]

*  Sex:                             Female

*  Father:                        John Brown 1629-1706
*  Mother:                      Mary Holmes 1632-1690

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

*  Birth:                          about 1662, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[2]

*  Distribution:               5 February 1733/4 (about age 71), Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[4]

*  Death:                         after 5 February 1733/4 (after about age 71), husband's will proved, Sarah named as widow; Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[4]


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

*  Spouse 1:                   John Pray a1653-1733
*  Marriage 1:                14 November 1678 (about age 25), Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[1-3]
*  Child 1:                     John Pray 1679-1751
*  Child 2:                     Sarah Pray 1679-1728
*  Child 3:                     Richard Pray 1683-1755
*  Child 4:                     Mary Pray 1685-1725
*  Child 5:                     Hugh Pray 1687-1761
*  Child 6:                     Penelope Pray 1688-1752
*  Child 7:                     Katherine Pray 1689-1728
*  Child 8:                     Martha Pray 1693-1784

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

Sarah Brown was born in about 1662 in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of John and Mary (Holmes) Brown of Providence[1-2].

She married John Pray (a1653-1733) on 14 November 1678 in Providence, Rhode Island[1-3], the son of Richard and Mary (--?--) Pray of Providence. They had eight children, but none of them were recorded in Providence records:

*  John Pray (1679-1751), married 1713 Sarah Downing (1685-????)
*  Sarah Pray (1681-1728), married 1703 Joseph Brown (1678-1764).
*  Richard Pray (1683-1755), married 1723 Rachel --?-- (a1685-b1755).
*  Mary Pray (1685-1725), married 1705 Richard Brown (1676-1774).
*  Hugh Pray (1687-1761), married 1716 Abgail Blake (1698-1775).
*  Penelope Pray (1688-1752), married 1710 John Aldrich (1688-1750).
*  Katherine Pray (1689-1728), married 1706 Hazadiah Comstock (1682-1764).
*  Martha Pray (1693-1784), married 1713 Joseph Wilkinson (1683-1740). 

John Pray wrote a will on 19 April 1726, and died 9 October 1733, testate in Smithfield, Rhode Island at age 80. The will was proved 5 February 1733/4 in Smithfield Town Council records.  In his will he provided for his wife Sarah:
"Imprimus - I give and bequeath to sarah My Dearly Beloved wife the one half of my home stad Farm all my Cattle Dwelling house and House hold goods During her Lifetime to be ???? and Clearly Enjoynedly her During the term of her ???? provided she Remain my widow but In Case she marries again than my son Richard his heirs or assigns shall ??? furtherworth Enter unto the possession of said half of my home sted all my Cattle household Goods and ???
Sarah was named as John Pray's relict and widow: 
 "At a town Council in Smithfield February the 1 1733/4 John Prays will being laid before the Council and this Council having advised with Sarah Pray widow and Relick to John Pray and she desiring to have said will proved, Wherefore it is voted that the said John Prays will be accepted to be a perfect will and Testament and ordered to be Received."
It is not known when Sarah Pray died after 5 February 1733/4.  There is no known extant death or burial record for her.

5.  SOURCES

1. Harold Leonard Pray, The Pray Family of Braintree, Quincy and Weymouth, Massachusetts, Including Later Generations Through the United States, 1643-2006 (Santa Maria, Calif.: Harold Pray, 2006), page 11, John and Sarah (Brown) Pray family sketch.

2. William Bradford Browne, "Chad Browne of Providence, R.I. and Four Generations of His Descendants," in Genealogies of Rhode Island families, Volume I, Alden-Mowry (Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Publishing Company, 1989), pages 64-94, page 67, John Brown family sketch, birth of Sarah Brown.

3. "New England Marriages to 1700," online database with digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008, page 600, John Pray and Sarah Brown marriage entry, 14 November 1678.

4. "Probate Records, 1733-1917 (Lincoln, Rhode Island)," on 14 FHL US/CAN microfilm reels, FamilySearch Catalog, "Volume 1 (1733-1754)," pages 1-5, John Pray estate records, on FHL Microfilm US/CAN 0.959,528.

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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 in 2014.  I have extended this theme in 2022 to 468 Ancestors in 468 Weeks.


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