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Friday Finds 30 Jun 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 Northern Territory, Australia, Probate Index, 1911-1994 29/06/2017
UPDATED Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1857-1962 27/06/2017
UPDATED U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 23/06/2017
UPDATED U.S. Military and Naval Academies, Cadet Records and Applications, 1800-1908 22/06/2017
Medway, Kent, England, Methodist Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1798-1932 22/06/2017
Alaska, Vital Records, 1818 -1963 22/06/2017
Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1993 22/06/2017


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

Canada Census 1861
Canada Census 1871
Yorkshire Parish Registers and Bishop’s Transcripts Browse
Yorkshire Baptisms
Yorkshire Banns
Yorkshire Marriages
Yorkshire Burials
Irish Newspapers
PERiodical Source Index update


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

New Jersey State Census, 1895 29 Jun 2017
BillionGraves Index 28 Jun 2017
France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1894 28 Jun 2017
Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004 26 Jun 2017
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records 26 Jun 2017
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923 26 Jun 2017
Philippines Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1986 23 Jun 2017
Hawaii Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present 23 Jun 2017
Italy, Macerata, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1814 23 Jun 2017
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 23 Jun 2017
Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913 23 Jun 2017
England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1599-1860 23 Jun 2017
Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919 23 Jun 2017


Iowa genealogy: more vital records online!
By Paula Stuart-Warren on the Genealogy by Paula blog

Virginia Announces Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Online Newspapers
Wisconsin Adds 100,000 Pages of Online Historic Newspapers
75 Free New England States Online Historic Newspaper Titles Added
400 Free Southern States Online Historic Newspaper Titles Added
260 Free Mid-Atlantic States Online Historic Newspaper Titles Added
By Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

New York State Death Index Online for the First Time!
By Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems blog

Toronto City Directories 1910-1926 Online
By Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy blog

Huge Genealogical Database of Ukrainians Born in 1650–1920 is Now Online
By Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

British Newspaper Archives additions for June
By John D Reid on the Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog

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