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Friday Finds 31 March 2017

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools.


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

UPDATED Vermont, Marriage Records, 1909-2008 28/03/2017

UPDATED U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 28/03/2017

UPDATED Web: London, England, Proceedings of the Old Bailey and Ordinary’s Accounts Index, 1674-1913 27/03/2017

UPDATED NARA Collections on 27/03/2017


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

New Zealand University Graduates 1870-1963

Northamptonshire Militia Lists 1771

Northamptonshire Freeholders 1795-1797

Irish Newspapers

Dorset Memorial Inscriptions

Scotland Registers & Records


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

New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998 30 Mar 2017

Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 30 Mar 2017

Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1496-1906 30 Mar 2017

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 30 Mar 2017

France, Hérault, Census, 1906 29 Mar 2017

United States, Cancelled, Relinquished, or Rejected Land Entry Case Files, 1861-1932 29 Mar 2017

France, Hérault, Census, 1876 29 Mar 2017

Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 28 Mar 2017

BillionGraves Index 28 Mar 2017

Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981 28 Mar 2017

France, Hérault, Census, 1891 28 Mar 2017

France, Côtes-d’Armor, Census, 1906 27 Mar 2017

France, Côtes-d’Armor, Census, 1876 27 Mar 2017

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records 27 Mar 2017

France, Nord, Census, 1906 27 Mar 2017

United States Census, 1860 24 Mar 2017

Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865-2006 24 Mar 2017

France, Côtes-d’Armor, Census, 1891 24 Mar 2017

Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940 24 Mar 2017


This is by no means a comprehensive list, but just a few that I came across this week.

Absolutely Free Genealogy Research Sites for Every Single U.S. State
By Tony Bandy on the Family History Daily blog

New York State Archives for Genealogists – Part Two
New York State Archives for Genealogists — Part Three
By James Tanner on the Genealogy’s Star blog

Historic U.S. Free Online Protestant Newspapers
Historic German American Newspapers Online
Historic Irish American Newspapers Online
By Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

Small Town Newspapers — a hidden gem!
By Diane L. Richard on the Upfront with NGS blog