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Friday Finds 21 April 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 for the this week.

UPDATED Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2015 18/04/2017

UPDATEDU.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017 18/04/2017

UPDATEDUK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-2017 18/04/2017

UPDATEDAustralia and New Zealand, Obituary Index, 2004-2015 18/04/2017

UPDATEDU.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2016 18/04/2017

UK, Military Discharge Indexes, 1920-1971 17/04/2017

UPDATED 1900 United States Federal Census 13/04/2017


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

Easter Rising & Ireland Under Martial Law 1916-1921

New South Wales Parish Registers, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle

1881 British Census, Crew and Passengers on Ships arriving in New South Wales

Australia, Boer War Contingents

New South Wales, Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers Transfer Files


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

Ohio, Geauga County Records, 1860-1970 20 Apr 2017

Washington, County Records, 1803-2010  20 Apr 2017

Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1920 20 Apr 2017

Japan Genealogies, 850-2012 20 Apr 2017

Japan Village Records, 709-1982 20 Apr 2017

South Carolina, Darlington County Records, 1798-1928 20 Apr 2017

Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Miscellaneous Records, 1636-1962 20 Apr 2017

India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015 20 Apr 2017

Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1927 20 Apr 2017

England, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Miscellaneous Records, 969-2007 20 Apr 2017

Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1943 20 Apr 2017

Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955 20 Apr 2017

Germany, Bavaria, Neuburg an der Donau Miscellaneous City Records, 1808-1949 20 Apr 2017

Germany, Bavaria, Mindelheim Miscellaneous City Records, 1407-1950 20 Apr 2017

Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 19 Apr 2017

Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 19 Apr 2017

Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1815, 1866-1943 19 Apr 2017

Italy, Trapani, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1906-1928 19 Apr 2017

South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011 19 Apr 2017

Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001 18 Apr 2017

Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860 18 Apr 2017

South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972 18 Apr 2017

Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865-2006 14 Apr 2017

Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981 14 Apr 2017


Big Update of Kansas Online Historical Newspapers
Big Update of Nebraska Online Historical Newspapers
Big Update of Texas Online Historical Newspapers
Big Update of Mississippi Online Historical Newspapers
Big Update of New Hampshire Online Historical Newspapers
By Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

Discovering Links: 25 FREE Links for Western Australian Genealogy Research
By Alona on the lonetester HQ blog

A Franklin (North Carolina) Times Newspaper Archive is now Available Online
By Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

The Forgotten Federal Census of 1885 Can Be Found Online for Free
By Melanie MayO on the Family History Daily blog