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Friday Finds 23 June 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 Louisiana, Soldiers in the War of 1812 21/06/2017
UPDATED U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017 20/06/2017
UPDATED U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017 20/06/2017
Weimar, Germany, List of Citizens, 1542-1919 20/06/2017
UPDATED Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index, 1810s-2016 20/06/2017
UPDATED JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database 19/06/2017
UPDATED Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914 19/06/2017
UPDATED Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812 19/06/2017
UPDATED Hesse, Germany, Deaths, 1851-1955 15/06/2017
UPDATED San Diego, California, Compiled Records From San Diego Genealogical Society, 1887, 1913 -1919 15/06/2017
Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908 15/06/2017
UPDATED Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009 15/06/2017
UPDATED Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Electoral Registers, 1741-1974 15/06/2017


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

Norfolk Marriage Bonds 1557-1915 Browse
Norfolk Poor Law Union Records 1796-1900 Image Browse
Norfolk Non-Conformist Records 1613-1901 Image Browse
Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries 1899-1909
Scotland, Post Office Directories
Scotland Monumental Inscriptions Index


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

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923 21 Jun 2017
Find A Grave Index 21 Jun 2017
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973 20 Jun 2017
Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975 20 Jun 2017
Hawaii Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present 20 Jun 2017
United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783 19 Jun 2017
Kansas State Census, 1895 19 Jun 2017
Kansas State Census, 1875 19 Jun 2017
Kansas State Census, 1865 19 Jun 2017
Kansas State Census, 1885 19 Jun 2017
Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 19 Jun 2017
New York, New York City Marriage Licenses Index, 1950-1995 19 Jun 2017
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records 19 Jun 2017
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998 19 Jun 2017
Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 19 Jun 2017
Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1930 16 Jun 2017
Italy, Modena, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1942 16 Jun 2017


Three top genealogy websites to find & explore Scottish ancestors’ occupations
From the Family Tree website (Genealogie Bos‏ @GenealogieBos shared this link on twitter on 16 June 2017)

Welsh Genealogy and More: New Genealogy Records Online
By Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

Family History Research for Ancestors from India by Smita Biswas -” भारतीय मूल के लोगों के लिए परिवार के इतिहासका रिकॉर्डिंग”
By Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Nova Scotia Archives digitizes another year of birth, marriage and death records
By Gail Dever on the Genealogy A La Carte blog

NY State Historic Newspapers Now Over 7 Million Pages
By Kenneth R Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

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