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Friday Finds 17 February 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 Germany and Surrounding Areas, Address Books, 1829-1974 15/02/2017

Web: North Dakota, Naturalization Index, 1874-1963 13/02/2017

New Jersey, Naturalization Records, 1878-1945 13/02/2017

Web: Cass County, North Dakota, Civil Cases Index, 1870-1942 13/02/2017

Canada, Unemployment Relief for Canadian Settlers, 1932-1939 13/02/2017

UPDATED Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001 13/02/2017

Thuringia, Germany, Selected Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1549-1876 09/02/2017

Saxony and Thuringia, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1591-1875


UPDATED Federal District, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1861-1931 09/02/2017

UPDATED Rinteln, Germany, Births, 1874-1904 09/02/2017

Berlin and Spandau, Germany, selected Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1758-1874 09/02/2017

Saxony, Thuringia, and Hannover, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1557-1940 09/02/2017

Rhineland, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1610-1925 09/02/2017

Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany, Parish Confirmation and Church Records, 1529-1964 09/02/2017


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

Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts Baptisms 1685-1941

Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts Marriages 1685-1941

Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts Burials 1685-1941

Norfolk Electoral Registers 1832-1915

British Royal Navy Allotment Declarations 1795-1852

Victoria Births

British Newspapers


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

California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 16 Feb 2017

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records 16 Feb 2017

South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006 16 Feb 2017

Italy, Trapani, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1906-1928 15 Feb 2017

Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792 14 Feb 2017

Italy, Nuoro, Nuoro, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1915 13 Feb 2017

Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940 10 Feb 2017

Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-192010 Feb 2017

District of Columbia Court and Emancipation Records, 1820-1863 10 Feb 2017


More than 100 new additions to ‘Facebook for Canadian Genealogy’
By Gail Dever on the Genealogy A La Carte blog

Leeds Cemeteries Online
By John D. Reid on the Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog

Little-known database is a treasure of early photos and drawings
By Dayna Jacobs on the On Granny’s Trail blog

Find Ancestors on Ships to Canada 1400 to 1800
By Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy blog

Find Your Ancestor in the Registers of the Bureaux des Hypothèques
On the French Genealogy blog

Quick tip – Beta version of WieWasWie
By Yvette Hoitink on the Dutch Genealogy blog