Saturday, June 1, 2024

Added and Updated FamilySearch Record Collections - Week of 25 to 31 May 2024

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

As of 31 May 2024, there are 3,311 historical record collections on FamilySearch (a decrease of 3 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Deleted ---

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Civil Registration, 1861-2018 (; 1 indexed records with 1 record images, DELETED
Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, Civil Registration, 1893-1932 (; 1 indexed records with 1 record images, DELETED
Brazil, Amazonas, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1878 (; 1 indexed records with 1 record images, DELETED
Colombia, DAS Civil Registration Alphabetic Cards, 1937-1990 (; 1 indexed records with 1 record images, DELETED
Hawaii, Kauai County, Obituaries, 1982-2010 (; 108,249 indexed records with 8,314 record images, DELETED

Indiana, Harrison County, Index Cards to Corydon Democrat Newspaper Obituaries, 1861-2008 (; 376,350 indexed records with 45,697 record images, DELETED
Minnesota, Douglas County, Obituaries, 1860-1990 (; 72,740 indexed records with 4,266 record images, DELETED
Missouri, Phelps, Crawford, Dent, and Washington Counties, Obituaries, 1880-1990 (; 584,634 indexed records with 11,117 record images, DELETED
Montana, Yellowstone Genealogy Forum, Yellowstone County Obituaries, 1955-1969 (; 62,552 indexed records with 10,564 record images, DELETED
New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Obituaries, 1800-2007 (; 30,249 indexed records with 3,958 record images, DELETED

Ohio, Washington County Newspaper Obituaries, 1884-2013 (; 694,396 indexed records with 11,225 record images, DELETED
Oklahoma, Garfield County, Obituaries, 1963-1986 (; 84,739 indexed records with 1,211 record images, DELETED
Spain, Civil Records, 1475-2003 (; 1 indexed records with 1 record images, DELETED
United States Census, 1950 (; 7,849,989 indexed records with 7,849,989 record images, DELETED
Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015 (; 350,005 indexed records with 21,451 record images, DELETED

--- Collections Added ---

*  Alaska, State Archives (Juneau), Coroner's Inquests, 1913-1958 (; 86 indexed records with 86 record images, ADDED 22-May-2024
*  Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985 (; Index only (1,096 records), no images, ADDED 23-May-2024
*  Illinois, Stark County, Circuit Court Naturalization Records, 1892-1913 (; 56 indexed records with 56 record images, ADDED 22-May-2024
*  Italy, Terni, Orvieto, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1910 (; 128,749 indexed records with 43,316 record images, ADDED 26-May-2024
*  Mexico, Distrito Federal, British Consulate Deaths, 1827-1926 (; 1,241 indexed records with 29 record images, ADDED 27-May-2024

*  New Hampshire, Church Records, 1771-1905 (; 404 indexed records with 26 record images, ADDED 22-May-2024
*  Texas, Church Marriages, 1839-1982 (; Index only (69 records), no images, ADDED 23-May-2024
*  Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918 (; 137,805 indexed records with 1,973 record images, ADDED 22-May-2024

--- Collections Updated ---

Wait, there are over 2,000 more updated collections.  That's more than 50% of all the collections.  

Blogger wouldn't let me copy and paste them all, and I tried to do it in blocks but it still took too long.  

The important ones are the collections deleted and added - they are listed above.

Perhaps the list will return to the "normal" 100 or so updated collections next week.


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 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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