Sunday, February 16, 2020

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020

Dozens 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:


Mindmapping Software for Writing and Family Storytelling by Laura Hedgecock on Treasure Chest of Memories.

Genealogical Journals: Forgotten Resources by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry.

An Early RootsTech Experience and the Results by James Tanner on Rejoice and be exceeding glad. 

*  Tying the Knot: Ancestral Marriage Records and Where You Might Find Them by Carolyn at Legacy Tree Genealogists.

*  Genealogy Gems Book Club: Q & A with Genealogist Nathan Dylan Goodwin, Author of The Sterling Affair by Lisa Louise Cooke on Lisa Louise Cooke.

DNA Testing Sales Decline: Reason and Reasons by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

*  3 Reasons Not to Use the FamilySearch Family Tree by Devon Noel Lee on Family History Fanatics.

The Archive Lady:  Flattening Rolled Documents by Melissa Barker on Abundant Genealogy.

A Rating System for Ancestry's Public Trees? by Ryan Ross on Once Removed.

Thoughts on MyHeritage's Colourisation Tool by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES.

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 Finds 14 Feb 2020 by Lois Willis on Lois Willis -- Genealogy and Family History.


 Friday Fossicking 14th Feb 2020 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

Friday Finds: Week 7 - 2020 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on Norwegian Genealogy and then some.


This Week's Creme de la Creme -- February 15, 2020  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

*  Saturday Serendipity (February 15, 2020) by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.

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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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Memorable Valentine's Day!

It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 


Valentine's Day was yesterday, 14 February...

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


1) Recall a memory of a Valentine's Day in your life. Is it the first love of your life? A special day with your lover, spouse or significant other? Do you have a picture of a Valentine's Day event, or a special Valentine that you received, to share?


2) Describe your Valentine's Day memory, activity and/or image in a blog post of your own, a comment to this blog post, or in a comment/post on Facebook.


3) Have fun remembering a special day.

Here's mine:



Here's a picture of my really special Valentine taken almost 50 years ago on her wedding day:



Yep, it's a 1968 Ford Mustang - we loved that car! It's outside our first apartment in Chula Vista. She's about to jump in it and go get ready for her walk down the aisle.


Linda had all of five weeks to plan and execute a wedding - and she managed it extremely well. I was so happy to see that she had project management skills in addition to all of her other talents.


Back up five weeks and what day is it? Yep - it's Valentine's Day. Here's the story of that day:


Flash back to 14 February 1970 - it's a Saturday night. I'd been dating Linda seriously for about six months and we know that we are "in love." We've had a lot of fun, met each other's families, talked about the future, what we want from a marriage, and know each other pretty well.

We were invited to a Valentine's Day party at Linda's cousin's house in Ocean Beach. I'd met them before, and Sue's husband, Bill, is a funny and raunchy guy - as I thought I was. We go, and meet many of their friends, and I'm introduced as "Linda's good friend, Randy." One of the ladies (Sue's age then - maybe 40ish) corners me and says "How good a friend are you?" giving me a wink and raised eyebrow.

Without a blink, I blurt out "well, I'm proposing to her tonight, but don't tell anybody!" She says "Don't worry, I'll keep your secret" and gave me knowing glances the rest of the night. After we leave the party, she went to Sue and said "Guess what Randy told me" and tells Sue the secret (there's a lesson learned here, eh?).

We didn't go directly home, as I still have to fortify my courage a bit more. We stopped at our favorite bar, King Luis Inn, for a drink and some bar singing (we loved doing this while dating). None of the regulars were there, so I couldn't blurt out the secret to them. I had talked to my Catholic priest friend, Father Jack, who was visiting San Diego, and had suggested that we meet at the bar, so he was there when we get there. When Linda went to the ladies room, I told Father Jack my secret.

Now well fortified and well committed, I carefully drove us to Linda's apartment and we had an appropriate amorous interlude. It was time to exchange Valentine's Day cards and gifts, and I only had a card. She opened my card and inside I had written "Will you be my Valentine ... forever?" She looked at me, now down on my knees, and says "does this mean your proposing to me" and I said "Will you marry me?"

Of course, another appropriate amorous interlude occurred, and I went to my apartment an hour later. We went to the church on Sunday (after about 3 hours sleep!) and talked to the pastor, and asked him if he would marry us on 21 March 1970. He said he would, and we set off on the whirlwind five weeks of preparation and planning, that culminated in a 7-day honeymoon in Acapulco, but that's another story.

So Mr. Romantic did a pretty good job of finding an excellent woman to marry, and after 49 years we're still in love and living amicably together. It hasn't been much of a struggle. Life has been good for us with health, work, children, friends, church, hobbies, vacations, retirement, and grandchildren. We look forward to spending our 49th anniversary quietly in Chula Vista and, hopefully, making more family history in the year ahead!  I'm wondering what we will do for our 50th anniversary next year.  

We still laugh about, and appreciate, 14 February 1970.  I made a superb choice and an excellent decision.  

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020

The following record collections were listed on the Ancestry Card Catalog list on Ancestry.com during the period from 9 to 15 February 2020:  

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/12/2020

U.S. Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies Slave Records, 1672-1917; indexed database with record images, Updated 2/10/2020


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The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at    http://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 32,728 collections available as of 15 February, an increase of  0 from last week.



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Disclosure:  I have 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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Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 15 February 2020, there were 2,730 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 8 from last week):

The added or updated collections this week are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Deleted ---

*  Sweden Burials, 1649-1920       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520597); 1,159,812 indexed records with 1,159,812 record images, DELETED 26 Jan 2020

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Puerto Rico, Naturalization Records, 1897-1985  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2774942); 91,075 indexed records with 91,075 record images, ADDED 11 Feb 2020
*  South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston Poorhouse and Correctional House Records, 1803-1916       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3559084); 9,447 indexed records with 9,447 record images, ADDED 10 Feb 2020
*  United States, Texas, Laredo, Index to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Alien Arrivals, Dec 1929-Apr 1955 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326876); 162,483 indexed records with 162,483 record images, ADDED 11 Feb 2020
*  Iowa, Adjutant General's Office, Grave Registration Service, Cemetery Records, 1800-2000        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3518727); 8,156 indexed records with 8,156 record images, ADDED 15 Feb 2020
*  California, Solano County Genealogical Society, Burial Records  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3245343); 38,222 indexed records with 38,222 record images, ADDED 15 Feb 2020
*  Kentucky, Livingston County, Colored School Censuses, 1898-1913 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491880); 115,013 indexed records with 115,013 record images, ADDED 11 Feb 2020
*  Cemetery Abstracts      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015284); 145 indexed records with 145 record images, ADDED 14 Feb 2020
*  Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398454); 131,259 indexed records with 131,259 record images, ADDED 12 Feb 2020
*  Puerto Rico Births and Baptisms, 1938-1947      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1770964); 1,575 indexed records with 1,575 record images, ADDED 9 Feb 2020

--- Collections Updated ---

*  Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477669); 166,955 indexed records with 45,903 record images (was 114,250 records with 30,429 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Norway Marriages, 1660-1926     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468080); Index only (1,337,204 records), no images (was 1,337,204 records with 0 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1770884); Index only (21,011 records), no images (was 21,011 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 13,562 indexed records with 7,364 record images (was 9,935 records with 5,367 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675348); Index only (934,468 records), no images (was 934,571 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477666); 4,180 indexed records with 118 record images (was 3,729 records with 105 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477667); 16,615 indexed records with 16,599 record images (was 12,538 records with 12,523 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477664); 42,346 indexed records with 42,149 record images (was 32,770 records with 32,675 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Colorado, Jefferson County, Wheat Ridge, Crown Hill Cemetery Records, 1900-1950(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3235393); 27,605 indexed records with 1,322 record images (was 27,583 records with 1,321 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 9,643,345 indexed records with 1,418,950 record images (was 9,624,766 records with 1,416,604 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Board of Health Birth Return Records, 1908-1911     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015348); 9,198 indexed records with 9,090 record images (was 9,198 records with 9,090 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Ontario Births, 1869-1912       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784212); 1,601,642 indexed records with 411,526 record images (was 2,081,426 records with 411,526 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  New Jersey, Jersey City, Holy Name Cemetery, Card Index of Interment, 1849-1984(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3016198); 43,024 indexed records with 39,516 record images (was 42,736 records with 39,228 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1972        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438751); 5,089 indexed records with 31,703 record images (was 4,936 records with 29,771 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  American Samoa, Delayed Birth Registrations, 1962-1972  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438757); Browse 958 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 363 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584963); Index only (3,749,344 records), no images (was 3,749,355 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Wales Marriages, 1541-1900      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584961); Index only (36,929 records), no images (was 39,117 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463469); 455,274 indexed records with 126,775 record images (was 422,954 records with 96,924 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681005); Index only (2,555,305 records), no images (was 2,555,305 records with 0 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Oregon Deaths, 1842-1952 and Delayed Births, 1844-1914  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2352707); 6,674 indexed records with 113,499 record images (was 6,674 records with 113,499 images), Updated 7 Feb 2020
*  Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1827268); 371,564 indexed records with 37,199 record images (was 369,087 records with 37,199 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771074); Index only (2,007,384 records), no images (was 2,058,163 records with 0 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Schuylkill Haven, Funeral Home Obituary Cards, 1914-2007       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3021637); 2,983 indexed records with 1,147 record images (was 1,434 records with 950 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1930346); 44,899 indexed records with 50,399 record images (was 44,809 records with 50,399 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527); 1,065,719 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 1,003,547 records with 373,775 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Uruguay Marriages, 1840-1900    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520619); Index only (10,328 records), no images (was 19,638 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Uruguay Baptisms, 1750-1900     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520616); Index only (129,723 records), no images (was 153,443 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Paraguay Marriages, 1800-1900   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520617); Index only (13,746 records), no images (was 13,752 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823595); 1,359,380 indexed records with 425,330 record images (was 1,288,821 records with 425,330 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Paraguay Baptisms, 1800-1930    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520613); Index only (70,825 records), no images (was 97,150 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821281); 39,225 indexed records with 21,750 record images (was 31,400 records with 13,944 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995); Index only (11,357 records), no images (was 11,454 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868-1929       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675468); Index only (66,644 records), no images (was 65,364 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1521780); 26,852 indexed records with 378,612 record images (was 26,852 records with 378,612 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  California, Los Gatos, Los Gatos Memorial Park Cemetery Card Index to Burials, 1889-1989        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3161362); 14,598 indexed records with 14,331 record images (was 14,528 records with 14,331 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  California, Oakland, Mountain View Cemetery Records, 1857-1973  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3161361); 129,232 indexed records with 3,688 record images (was 129,202 records with 3,688 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155912); 195,771 indexed records with 39,646 record images (was 195,761 records with 39,636 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  California, Los Angeles, Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Deceased Card File Index, 1877-1989  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3259479); 86,563 indexed records with 86,406 record images (was 86,555 records with 86,402 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2848682); 7,921,309 indexed records with 95,951 record images (was 7,906,030 records with 95,431 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675542); Index only (39,204 records), no images (was 39,207 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922410); 135,075 indexed records with 134,797 record images (was 134,494 records with 134,797 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Philippines Deaths and Burials, 1726-1957       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500714); Index only (7,016,330 records), no images (was 4,326,104 records with 0 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288441); 333,794 indexed records with 8,997 record images (was 333,794 records with 8,997 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500711); Index only (98,465 records), no images (was 316,588 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Philippines Marriages, 1723-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500713); Index only (3,454,876 records), no images (was 578,915 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520589); Index only (214,224 records), no images (was 265,985 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Texas, Gonzales County, Birth Records, 1878-1945        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3023822); 54,133 indexed records with 21,946 record images (was 53,372 records with 21,688 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675544); Index only (210,457 records), no images (was 210,457 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Quebec Births and Baptisms, 1662-1898   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810411); Index only (54,184 records), no images (was 26,366 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675383); Index only (1,804,209 records), no images (was 1,804,251 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Ukraine Births and Baptisms, 1784-1879  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771086); Index only (13,380 records), no images (was 14,075 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1900-1964      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1929995); 181,383 indexed records with 54,869 record images (was 180,897 records with 54,869 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Florida Births and Christenings, 1880-1935      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674799); Index only (10,210 records), no images (was 10,210 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787822); 6,606 indexed records with 332 record images (was 6,606 records with 332 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520590); Index only (1,297,823 records), no images (was 138,011 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787824); 57,125 indexed records with 2,694 record images (was 57,125 records with 2,694 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  California, San Diego Passenger Lists, 1904-1952        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2442742); 159,007 indexed records with 15,120 record images (was 70,546 records with 15,120 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); 207,894 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 192,503 records with 708,628 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674847); Index only (92,082 records), no images (was 92,082 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1676968); Index only (1,104,096 records), no images (was 183,560 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  World Miscellaneous Deaths and Burials, 1767-1950       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1809046); Index only (25,765 records), no images (was 6,009 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Hungary Baptisms, 1734-1895     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804226); Index only (13,972 records), no images (was 13,972 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  California, Mendocino County, Ukiah, Russian River Cemetery District, Index to Burials, 1850-1990       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3259465); 11,067 indexed records with 11,059 record images (was 11,064 records with 11,056 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708706); Index only (853,703 records), no images (was 853,704 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Caribbean Births and Baptisms, 1590-1928        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804229); Index only (1,717 records), no images (was 27,047 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708700); Index only (30,680 records), no images (was 48,702 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708703); Index only (1,142,120 records), no images (was 1,142,120 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1828544); 59,796 indexed records with 38,892 record images (was 59,760 records with 38,892 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Brazil Baptisms, 1688-1935      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500708); Index only (2,553,239 records), no images (was 2,554,243 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  England and Wales Census, 1861  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1493747); 19,591,543 indexed records with 1,033,317 record images (was 19,591,543 records with 1,033,317 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Alabama, Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Funeral Books, 1911-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3264362); 23,106 indexed records with 18,261 record images (was 23,094 records with 18,249 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Caribbean Marriages, 1591-1905  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805647); Index only (3,484 records), no images (was 3,484 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Idaho, Bonneville County, Idaho Falls, Rose Hill Cemetery Records, 1800-2007    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1447470); 14,513 indexed records with 14,152 record images (was 13,874 records with 13,539 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674703); Index only (201,339 records), no images (was 201,384 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680836); Index only (330,130 records), no images (was 330,130 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory Burial Records, 1887-1979     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3241365); 100,986 indexed records with 87,403 record images (was 100,986 records with 87,403 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520594); Index only (7,114,525 records), no images (was 8,423,713 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  California, Lassen County, State Board of Health, Burial Permits, 1931-1988     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3241369); 8,908 indexed records with 8,871 record images (was 8,903 records with 8,866 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3293406); 102,123 indexed records with 6,276 record images (was 102,070 records with 6,273 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804458); 80,640 indexed records with 1,663,800 record images (was 83,758 records with 1,663,800 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680839); Index only (264,988 records), no images (was 264,988 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Austria Marriages, 1722-1898    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520586); Index only (25,326 records), no images (was 25,326 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-2001       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821208); 1,874,201 indexed records with 1,381,210 record images (was 1,603,711 records with 1,381,210 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Austria Births and Baptisms, 1651-1940  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520584); Index only (62,932 records), no images (was 63,072 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520585); Index only (804,547 records), no images (was 993,634 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2531337); 958,588 indexed records with 475,273 record images (was 956,064 records with 475,273 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674856); Index only (602,040 records), no images (was 602,098 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Oak Hill Cemetery Headstone Inscriptions, 1838-1985   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3161103); 62,462 indexed records with 58,840 record images (was 62,462 records with 58,840 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837906); 1,655,785 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 1,873,389 records with 6,124,553 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Zimbabwe Death Registers, 1890-1977; Index to Death Register, 1892-1977 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837900); 320,653 indexed records with 74,045 record images (was 320,653 records with 74,045 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 4,954,317 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 4,951,903 records with 4,581,756 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 30,047,348 indexed records with 46,885,607 record images (was 30,047,348 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 1,140,673 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 1,050,591 records with 1,899,876 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Russia Deaths and Burials, 1815-1917    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771042); Index only (96,329 records), no images (was 100,647 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810409); Index only (20,070 records), no images (was 37,261 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810408); Index only (28,904 records), no images (was 28,206 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923402); 3,956,220 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 3,864,323 records with 1,454,787 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500692); Index only (8,175,352 records), no images (was 8,175,798 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675484); Index only (147,781 records), no images (was 148,068 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1874591); 1,103,684 indexed records with 5,797,486 record images (was 1,219,597 records with 5,797,486 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3535178); 1,133,456 indexed records with 41,025 record images (was 1,133,456 records with 41,025 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Panama Marriages, 1800-1950     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520641); Index only (28,210 records), no images (was 33,940 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1778463); Index only (5,252,481 records), no images (was 5,252,486 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 61,623 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 59,380 records with 1,038,133 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583832); 5,155 indexed records with 258 record images (was 4,940 records with 250 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 270,933 indexed records with 127,312 record images (was 270,889 records with 127,290 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680829); Index only (754,857 records), no images (was 754,921 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  New York, New York, Department of Health, Manhattan Birth Index Cards, 1866-189(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3154699); 14,382 indexed records with 17 record images (was 14,365 records with 14,365 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 149,021 indexed records with 121,470 record images (was 141,266 records with 117,879 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584983); Index only (35,451 records), no images (was 35,451 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3584542); 4,575 indexed records with 427 record images (was 1,949 records with 221 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974178); 9,212 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 9,212 records with 102,718 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Luxembourg Births and Baptisms, 1662-1840       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520578); Index only (8,128 records), no images (was 8,131 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1783956); Index only (346,451 records), no images (was 421,797 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Argentina Baptisms, 1645-1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520570); Index only (2,287,896 records), no images (was 2,329,179 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Montana, Deer Lodge County, Anaconda, Cemetery Records, 1878-2005       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1386115); 5,778 indexed records with 5,035 record images (was 5,768 records with 5,025 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1783957); Index only (726,856 records), no images (was 752,153 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Peru Baptisms, 1556-1930        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1508603); Index only (2,865,611 records), no images (was 4,156,856 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925429); 4,910,266 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 4,783,821 records with 404,718 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Arizona, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2299376); 153,532 indexed records with 20,852 record images (was 10,325 records with 20,852 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Iowa, Polk County, Cemetery Gravestone Records  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3478691); 23,695 indexed records with 906 record images (was 20,479 records with 782 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183); 33,764 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 33,764 records with 207,943 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974182); 877,189 indexed records with 419,985 record images (was 877,193 records with 419,985 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2075262); 254,825 indexed records with 12,444 record images (was 216,599 records with 12,444 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1770729); Index only (464,727 records), no images (was 464,794 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974186); 5 indexed records with 69,981 record images (was 5 records with 69,981 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974185); 558,339 indexed records with 235,772 record images (was 558,489 records with 235,772 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1420440); 3,587,571 indexed records with 39,376 record images (was 3,205,390 records with 39,376 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843); Index only (319,455 records), no images (was 319,455 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987615); 1,840,500 indexed records with 1,097,134 record images (was 1,840,500 records with 1,097,134 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Cemetery Records, 1897-2012       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2137269); 90,447 indexed records with 150,972 record images (was 90,429 records with 150,972 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2061540); 533,019 indexed records with 707,724 record images (was 532,940 records with 707,724 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); 10,585 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 10,578 records with 6,567 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1661470); Index only (164,641 records), no images (was 164,652 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675532); Index only (26,706 records), no images (was 26,688 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675533); Index only (22,320 records), no images (was 20,946 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Louisiana Tombstone Inscriptions, 1812-1970     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3041284); 76,332 indexed records with 2 record images (was 76,308 records with 76,308 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787818); 75,282 indexed records with 3,580 record images (was 75,282 records with 3,580 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674912); Index only (159,149 records), no images (was 151,758 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Belgium Births and Baptisms, 1560-1890  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520562); Index only (358,567 records), no images (was 358,567 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 56,108 indexed records with 54,759 record images (was 51,327 records with 50,145 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Mexico Marriages, 1570-1950     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473012); Index only (6,032,571 records), no images (was 6,033,143 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307888); 1,875,654 indexed records with 227,606 record images (was 1,875,629 records with 227,657 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  England Marriages, 1538–1973    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473015); Index only (16,099,660 records), no images (was 16,099,660 records with 0 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473014); Index only (68,420,736 records), no images (was 68,792,501 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242825); 10,178 indexed records with 27,717 record images (was 10,072 records with 27,717 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974190); 1 indexed records with 9,155 record images (was 1 records with 9,155 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3541609); 560,967 indexed records with 177,634 record images (was 560,967 records with 177,634 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974197); 4 indexed records with 102,368 record images (was 4 records with 102,368 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974199); 626,996 indexed records with 184,969 record images (was 626,996 records with 184,969 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Wales Deaths and Burials, 1586-1885     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584962); Index only (2,648 records), no images (was 1,296 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242886); 175,815 indexed records with 21,950 record images (was 175,780 records with 21,950 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,055,117 indexed records with 87,666 record images (was 1,054,345 records with 87,636 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  New York, Staten Island, Moravian Cemetery, Interment Records, 1866-1967        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3092749); 29,159 indexed records with 1,905 record images (was 29,081 records with 1,905 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Panama Deaths, 1840-1930        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520642); Index only (21,442 records), no images (was 21,463 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015); Index only (1,344,250 records), no images (was 466,803 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2550852); 17,317 indexed records with 91,457 record images (was 0 records with 91,457 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935767); 381,666 indexed records with 32,524 record images (was 381,666 records with 32,524 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Guatemala Baptisms, 1730-1917   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520627); Index only (337,264 records), no images (was 337,264 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460906); 62,993 indexed records with 61,973 record images (was 51,239 records with 50,257 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Dominican Republic Marriages, 1743-1929 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520625); Index only (54,683 records), no images (was 54,393 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771030); Index only (8,152,783 records), no images (was 9,413,036 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680842); Index only (816,349 records), no images (was 816,792 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Bolivia Baptisms, 1560-1938     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520550); Index only (1,876,630 records), no images (was 1,829,478 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Maryland, Baltimore, Locks Funeral Home Records, 1936-2007      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2445431); 4,727 indexed records with 5,863 record images (was 4,242 records with 5,863 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Spain Marriages, 1565-1950      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500693); Index only (1,597,457 records), no images (was 2,146,149 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Spain Deaths, 1600-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500694); Index only (256,992 records), no images (was 143,927 records with 0 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681001); Index only (1,504,622 records), no images (was 1,504,622 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Russia Marriages, 1793-1919     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771044); Index only (28,328 records), no images (was 33,352 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473000); Index only (36,519,153 records), no images (was 36,862,113 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805649); Index only (1,336,630 records), no images (was 454,105 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Arizona Births and Christenings, 1909-1917      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674580); Index only (26,015 records), no images (was 26,015 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710-1896     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674747); Index only (32,136 records), no images (was 32,136 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473011); Index only (34,058,306 records), no images (was 35,007,316 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  England, Norfolk Non-conformist Records, 1613-1901      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1824696); 825 indexed records with 6,072 record images (was 91 records with 6,072 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 128,696 indexed records with 3,000 record images (was 128,631 records with 3,000 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675510); Index only (2,719,983 records), no images (was 2,719,983 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Sierra Leone, Civil Births, 1802-1969   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3245338); 222,943 indexed records with 115,234 record images (was 142,460 records with 74,948 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1778468); Index only (1,594,893 records), no images (was 1,594,896 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675514); Index only (1,741,054 records), no images (was 1,737,580 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1978341); 756,226 indexed records with 352,747 record images (was 756,603 records with 352,747 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 35,117 indexed records with 3,864 record images (was 32,297 records with 3,589 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675350); Index only (927,798 records), no images (was 927,798 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Hungary, Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1743180); 18,304,230 indexed records with 1,114,955 record images (was 18,304,230 records with 1,114,955 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Peru Marriages, 1600-1940       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520547); Index only (412,738 records), no images (was 456,192 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2448947); 42,367 indexed records with 1,276 record images (was 42,328 records with 1,276 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Hawaii, Hansen's Disease Records, Kalaupapa Vital Records Card Index, 1928-1947(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155903); 7,631 indexed records with 7,802 record images (was 7,626 records with 7,792 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1615259); 1,991,346 indexed records with 4,263,289 record images (was 2,342,770 records with 4,263,289 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Greenmount Cemetery Records, 1880-1966      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155908); 70,810 indexed records with 2,906 record images (was 54,801 records with 2,253 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 5,463,994 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 5,463,968 records with 2,841,076 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2243378); 218,790 indexed records with 35,026 record images (was 218,765 records with 35,026 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Peru Deaths, 1750-1930  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520548); Index only (96,933 records), no images (was 101,257 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Chile Baptisms, 1585-1932       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520549); Index only (1,562,071 records), no images (was 1,562,187 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648679); 808 indexed records with 258 record images (was 151 records with 55 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675197); Index only (3,695,447 records), no images (was 3,695,447 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Panama Baptisms, 1750-1938      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520637); Index only (210,605 records), no images (was 234,536 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726957); 5,878,871 indexed records with 1,509,652 record images (was 5,878,871 records with 1,509,652 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Ohio, Columbus, Union Cemetery, Burial Records, ca. 1878-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3019070); 55,713 indexed records with 55,477 record images (was 54,081 records with 53,860 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); Browse 118 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 28 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771027); Index only (122,154 records), no images (was 168,340 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2106099); 60,107 indexed records with 413,850 record images (was 60,107 records with 413,850 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804358); 3,178,842 indexed records with 1,750,627 record images (was 3,178,842 records with 1,750,627 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1770891); Index only (12,471 records), no images (was 12,471 records with 0 images), Updated 11 Feb 2020
*  El Salvador Baptisms, 1750-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584970); Index only (145,690 records), no images (was 145,690 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Samoa Burials, 1895-1970        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584972); Index only (23,405 records), no images (was 42,061 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 14,133 indexed records with 5,416 record images (was 12,872 records with 5,063 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  World Miscellaneous Marriages, 1662-1945        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1809045); Index only (27,716 records), no images (was 30,098 records with 0 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1812-1965     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674674); Index only (4,845 records), no images (was 4,845 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  United States Census, 1870      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1438024); 40,350,162 indexed records with 1,049,047 record images (was 40,350,163 records with 1,049,047 images), Updated 10 Feb 2020
*  Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3246416); 86,191 indexed records with 66,680 record images (was 86,191 records with 66,680 images), Updated 15 Feb 2020
*  Texas Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049); Index only (241,829 records), no images (was 241,829 records with 0 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Portugal Baptisms, 1570-1910    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520601); Index only (306,794 records), no images (was 422,311 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505); 1,007,575 indexed records with 1,091,919 record images (was 1,007,361 records with 1,091,919 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Argentina, Salta, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1972    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974193); 261,155 indexed records with 144,293 record images (was 261,155 records with 144,293 images), Updated 13 Feb 2020
*  Portugal Marriages, 1670-1910   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520605); Index only (49,908 records), no images (was 59,213 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520604); Index only (335,239 records), no images (was 1,569,419 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Colombia Baptisms, 1630-1950    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520607); Index only (466,697 records), no images (was 466,697 records with 0 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Portugal Deaths, 1640-1910      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520606); Index only (98,347 records), no images (was 100,234 records with 0 images), Updated 9 Feb 2020
*  Canada Marriages, 1661-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520608); Index only (255,994 records), no images (was 259,056 records with 0 images), Updated 8 Feb 2020
*  Hawaii, Grantor and Grantee Index, 1845-1909    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821304); 428,682 indexed records with 13,835 record images (was 428,648 records with 21,480 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020
*  Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2185953); 1,242,136 indexed records with 367,790 record images (was 1,241,695 records with 367,790 images), Updated 14 Feb 2020
*  Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1467014); Index only (5,291,045 records), no images (was 5,291,045 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Feb 2020

--- Collections with new images ---

*  Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 471,799 indexed records with 471,267 record images (was 471,799 records with 471,266 images),  8 Aug 2019
*  France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,204,644 indexed records with 1,967,791 record images (was 7,204,644 records with 1,923,761 images),  5 Feb 2020
*  United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2579610); 468,634 indexed records with 69,348 record images (was 468,634 records with 64,640 images),  17 Sep 2019
*  United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 5,983,518 indexed records with 325,202 record images (was 5,983,518 records with 299,766 images),  22 Jan 2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

*  Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780016); Browse 1,141,354 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,169,608 images),  24 Sep 2019
*  Iowa, Tama County, Tax Records, 1865-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3246418); 365,627 indexed records with 20,026 record images (was 365,627 records with 20,359 images),  27 Jan 2020
*  Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,910 indexed records with 1,354,429 record images (was 1,681,910 records with 1,680,430 images),  16 Jan 2020
*  Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 838,815 indexed records with 53,304 record images (was 838,815 records with 56,895 images),  21 Jan 2020

--- Collections with records removed ---

*  Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680835); Index only (303,991 records), no images (was 303,992 records with 0 images),  20 Jan 2020
*  United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,611 records), no images (was 875,610,612 records with 0 images),  31 Jan 2020
*  District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830-1955 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674779); Index only (99,135 records), no images (was 99,152 records with 0 images),  7 Feb 2020
*  United States Western States Marriage Index     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1854302); Index only (914,514 records), no images (was 914,515 records with 0 images),  22 Oct 2018

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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.

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a program to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping us out here!


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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