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Friday Finds 26 May 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 U.S. Federal Census – 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes 24/05/2017
UPDATED Web: UK, Jersey, Channel Islands, Occupation Registration Cards, 1940-1945 24/05/2017
Ireland, Poor Law Union Removals From England, 1859-1860 23/05/2017
Ireland, School Masters and Mistresses, 1826 23/05/2017
Montana, County Naturalization Records, 1867-1970 22/05/2017
UPDATED South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1917 19/05/2017
UPDATED U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017 18/05/2017
UPDATED Odessa, Ukraine, Holocaust Records from Romanian Occupation, 1941-1944 (USHMM) 18/05/2017
UPDATED U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017 18/05/2017


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

Surrey institutional records 1788-1939
Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records 1861-1867
The link on FindMyPast Fridays was to the Nottinghamshire marriages – I have changed the link to go to the correct collection.
Essex Baptism Index 1538-1917
Australian Capital Territory Deaths
Sussex, Eastbourne Gazette Newspaper Notices
Derbyshire Hospital Admissions and Deaths 1855-1913
Irish Newspapers


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

Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970 23 May 2017
Namibia, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1956-1984 23 May 2017
Italy, La Spezia, Catholic Church Records, 1838-1857 22 May 2017
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 19 May 2017
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 19 May 2017


GoogleNews Newspapers
I found this collection after I did a search at, and wondered if the newspaper I found an article in was available elsewhere, so I did a Google search, and found the newspaper in this collection. This collection is free, but is browse only.

Featured image created with a photo from Unsplash (  Photo by Emre Gencer), using Microsoft PowerPoint