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Friday Finds 20 January 2017

For the last couple of years, I have been setting up posts about the new and updated collections at Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch.  From time to time, I have noticed posts on the blogs I follow about new (and not so new) records online, and I have not been keeping track of them. I’ve therefore decided to set up a post every Friday to share these posts, and to include the information about the new and updated collections on the 3 big sites as well.  The following is what I have found this week.



The following are the Recently added and updated collections at this week

UPDATED Poland, Łódź Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (USHMM) 17/01/2017

UPDATED Dorset, England, Bastardy Records, 1725-1853 17/01/2017

UPDATED Eastern Prussian Provinces, Germany [Poland], Selected Civil Vitals, 1874-1945 17/01/2017

UPDATED U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1825-1960 17/01/2017

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directories, 1859, 1875-1903 17/01/2017

UPDATED England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1988 12/01/2017

UPDATED England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980 12/01/2017

UPDATED Gloucestershire, England, Prison Records, 1728-1914 12/01/2017

South Africa, Occupational Index, 1864-1918 12/01/2017



The following are the collections featured in this week’s FindMyPast Fridays

Rutland baptisms

Rutland banns

Rutland marriages

Rutland burials

Rutland Parish Records Browse

Leicestershire baptisms

Leicestershire banns

Leicestershire marriages

Leicestershire burials

Leicestershire Parish Records 1538-1915 Browse

Leicestershire Marriage Licences, 1604-1891

Leicestershire Marriage Licences, 1604-1891 Browse

Leicestershire wills and probate records 1490-1941

Leicestershire wills and probate records 1490-1941 Browse

Leicestershire electoral registers 1836-1974 Browse



The following are the New and Updated collections at FamilySearch this week

Ukraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-1937 19 Jan 2017

Texas, Church Marriages, 1839-1982 19 Jan 2017

Idaho Church Marriages, 1864-1976 19 Jan 2017

West Virginia, Berkeley County, Church Marriages, 1819-1889 19 Jan 2017

Kentucky, Church Marriages, 1824-1995 19 Jan 2017

Indiana, Church Marriages, 1780-1993 19 Jan 2017

New Jersey State Census, 1895 18 Jan 2017

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records 18 Jan 2017

Argentina Baptisms, 1645-1930 18 Jan 2017

Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1293-1966 18 Jan 2017

Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955 18 Jan 2017

Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976 18 Jan 2017

Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877 18 Jan 2017

Texas, Manifests of Aliens Granted Temporary Admission at El Paso, ca. July 1924-1954 18 Jan 2017

California, San Francisco, Register of Chinese Immigrant Court Cases and Foreign Seamen Tax Cards, 1883-1924 18 Jan 2017

Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918 13 Jan 2017

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 13 Jan 2017

France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1894  13 Jan 2017

England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004 13 Jan 2017

Ghana Census, 1984 13 Jan 2017


Obits, marriages and photos in online Brunswick, Maine index
By Gail Dever on the Genealogy à la Carte blog

Have European Ancestry? Here are 30 Free Genealogy Sites to Search
On the Family History Daily blog

Connect with Archives
By James Tanner on the Genealogy’s Star blog

Libraries and Archives Canada’s free digital facility – the DigiLab
By John D. Reid on the Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog

How to be Cost Effective When Researching Genealogy
By Lisa Lisson on the Are You My Cousin? Blog

10 Free Resources for Researching Your African American Ancestors
On the Family History Daily blog

Online eBook: Acadian Culture in Maine
By Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Dreaming of Medieval Manuscripts: A Genealogical Nightmare
By James Tanner on the Genealogy’s Star blog

Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of January 2017
On the Library and Archives Canada Blog

South Kildare history online
By John D Reid on the Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog

Glenside Hospital Historical Society Inc
This site was mentioned in the blog post 114 Years Ago on the Earlier Years Family History and Clippings blog

The ‘Irish Genealogist’ Databases
By Dr. James Ryan on The In-Depth Genealogist blog

New York State Historic Newspapers Project Now at 6.5 Million Pages
By Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

London Genealogy Databases Online
By John D. Reid on the Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog

Quick tip – How to Find out Which Church Records Survive
By Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog

U of Michigan digitizes 134 years of student newspapers
By Gail Dever on the Genealogy à la Carte blog

The RSL Virtual War Memorial
On the Genealogy Boomerangs blog

International Tracing Service (ITS) Has Published ENTIRE Inventory Online!!
On the Upfront with NGS blog

Genealogy research in Newfoundland and Labrador
By Gail Dever on the Genealogy à la Carte blog