Thursday, December 6, 2018

New Indexed Records at FamilySearch

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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 3, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (4 December 2018)FamilySearch added an astounding 47.2 million indexed records from 38 of the United States, and some from theBrazil Civil Registration Records. Over 11 million records come from the United States 1930 Census. Other records included the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachussetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. (Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).
Research these free new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Country
Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
Brazil 
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829–2012
65,936
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Other
BillionGraves Index
203,514
203,514
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States 
Alabama County Marriages, 1809–1950
4,115,533
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States 
Arizona, County Marriages, 1871–1964
370,565
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States 
Arizona, Gila County, Cemetery Records, 1927–1994
3,498
0
New indexed records collection
United States 
California, County Marriages, 1850—1952
27,263
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
California, San Francisco County Records, 1824–1997
1,438,476
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Delaware Vital Records, 1650–1974
738,983
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847–1954
117,180
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Florida Marriages, 1830–1993
35,097
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Florida, County Marriages, 1830–1957
270,640
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Georgia, County Marriages, 1785–1950
1,224,740
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790–2002
35,768
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Bonneville County Records, 1867–2012
36,054
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Butte County Records, 1882–1970
1,102
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879–1989
14,323
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, County Marriages, 1864–1950
236,009
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Elmore County Records, 1889–1972
5,570
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879–1962
6,487
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Lemhi County Records, 1868–1964
3,394
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886–1972
4,049
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Madison County Records
2,352
34,153
New indexed records and images collection
United States
Idaho, Minidoka County Records, 1913–1961
7,965
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Teton County Records, 1900–1988
778
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906–1988
35,522
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871–1920
798,230
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Illinois, County Marriages, 1810–1940
1,041,748
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Indiana Marriages, 1811–2007
46,862
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Iowa, County Marriages, 1838–1934
100,397
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797–1954
1,561,926
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Maine Vital Records, 1670–1921
427,770
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Maryland County Marriages, 1658–1940
33,797
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Massachusetts Marriages, 1841–1915
656,620
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638–1961 
32,643
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626–2001
603,710
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820–1937
13,820
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Michigan, County Marriages, 1820–1940
72,650
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860–1949
79,814
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800–1991
729,069
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880–2009
23,867
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, County Marriages, 1865–1950
20,961
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Granite County Records, 1865–2009
1,904
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887–2012
3,787
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Lake County Records, 1857–2010
3,703
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Pondera County Records, 1910–2012
2,707
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878–2011
125
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866–2010
7,311
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Teton County Records, 1881–2012
5,421
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Toole County Records, 1913–1960
12,917
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881–2011
5,827
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Nebraska Marriages, 1855–1995
578,386
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Nevada County Marriages, 1862–1993
727,995
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
New Hampshire Marriage Certificates, 1948–1959
1,001
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636–1947
125,087
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
New Jersey, Marriages, 1670–1980
88,538
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
New York, County Marriages, 1847–1848; 1908–1936
220,043
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829–1940
1,202,263
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762–1979 
6,405,785
618,184
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
North Carolina, County Records, 1833–1970
11
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872–1958
494
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Ohio, Carroll County, Veteran Grave Registrations, 1817–1980
2,367
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–2013
1,077,187
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890–1995
294,132
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947–2010
535
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885–1950
1,236,748
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630–1945
60,960
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Tennessee, Jackson County Records, 1801–1974
13,799
17,925
New indexed records and images collection
United States
Tennessee, White County Records, 1809–1975
22,861
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858–1955
17,529
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837–1977
15,112
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837–1965
388,116
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841–1985
8,828
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879–2012
2,057
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
United States Census, 1930
11,779,223
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
United States, Florida, Index to Alien Arrivals by Airplane at Miami, 1930–1942
51,420
0
New indexed records collection
United States
Utah, Davis County Records, 1869–1953
21,745
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Utah, Tooele County Records, 1855–1956
5,449
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732–2005
2,401,944
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Vermont, Town Records, 1850–2005
55,144
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771–1943
37,040
2,733
New indexed records and images collection
United States
Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800–1986
8,056
0
New indexed records collection
United States
Washington, County Marriages, 1855–2008
3,951,984
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
West Virginia Marriages, 1780–1970
1,158,909
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836–1911
17,409
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Wyoming Marriages, 1869–1923
27,777
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Saturday Challenge Resources


 Last week's challenge from GeneaMusings in honor of the holdiay:
1)  What Genealogy Resource are you thankful for?  Is it an organization, software, websites, repositories, persons, or something else?

Here's mine:

I could list many resources that I am grateful for. Ancestry, FamilySearch, Fold3 and other on-line resources as well as our home library, the local public libraries and other repositories come to mind. My older brother is a valuable resource as he can recall things that I never knew about surrounding my family. Just recently a discussion came up where he recalled some details about the family farm that I grew up on. Perhaps trivial, but I now can fill in more details about my grandparents lives including approximately when they installed indoor plumbing and where the outhouse had been located!

My brothers, our dog and me

However, the most valuable resource that I couldn’t do any of this without is my computer. The laptop that travels all over with me is a workhorse of a tool. It enables me to write fairly quickly and without my hands cramping as they quickly do when writing by hand. That database resides on its hard drive and all those on-line sources are accessed through it. Some of them often enough that I am continuously signed in to them it seems.

Included with the computer is the removable hard drive that is it’s constant companion. This is the organization of my research, the “brain” of most of my work. The database might have a reference to where I got the information, but what about that census or vital record? Was there more in that digital book that I referenced? Over to the drive to find it. Within one folder, much like an old file cabinet, are many more folders. Major family names are listed down through.

Which family was this? Open the folder and the oldest ancestor, or the oldest I’m working with is listed on a title. Drilling down, I can quickly jump from generation to generation within the family. Each sibling is numbered in the birth order and their children are likewise located within their folder. I quickly reach the correct person and there it is, the individual record I wanted to look at! A book about the general family would have been in either the top folder or the first generation that it is about.

Yes, between the “brain” and the computer itself, these are the resources I am most grateful for. Years ago, when I started working on genealogy, I didn’t have a computer to use. A few years later, I got my first one, a Tandy ColorComputer, which was really more of a game machine than anything. It was the early days of home computers. Still I managed to fashion a chart of some of my early research with it. No more than a listing such as a simple cascading chart, it would be printed out on a small printer with paper little wider than a cash register receipt. The paper even came on a roll like the receipt paper.

From that early start, the power of the computers has greatly improved over the years, as has the sophistication of my tools and output. Now I am able to keep databases full of information, folders organized by families and produce professional quality reports with the research. With the connection to the Internet I can connect to resources and repositories that we never dreamed of reaching without much work and expense. I am definitely most grateful for the morale of my modern computer.

Friday, November 23, 2018

New Records On Family Search This Week








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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 19, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (20 November 2018)FamilySearch added an astounding 79.5 million indexed Lutheran records from Germany, and almost 1 million nmore from the Ireland 1901 Census.  Other countries include Benin, Costa Rica, Portugal, South Africa, and the United States (MichiganGeorgia, and Montana).
Research these free new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Country
Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
Benin
Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014
3,236
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Costa Rica
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975
75,801
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971
79,319,959
0
New indexed records collection
Ireland
Ireland Census, 1901
896,582
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Portugal
Portugal, Aveiro, Civil Registration, 1911-1915
7,871
0
New indexed records collection
South Africa
South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930
75
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
73
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955
286
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
Montana, Toole County Records, 1913-1960
54
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
(Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.