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Friday Finds 25 Aug 2017

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, MyHeritage and The Genealogist as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools.  From this week, I will also be including and Fold3.


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

UPDATED 1870 United States Federal Census 23/08/2017

UPDATED Caldwell County, Missouri, Marriages, 1845-1872 23/08/2017

UPDATED Web: Ireland, Trade Directory, 1931 22/08/2017

Bedfordshire, England, Land Tax Records, 1797-1832 22/08/2017

Bedfordshire, England, Valuation Records, 1838-1929 22/08/2017

Bedfordshire, England, Petty Sessions, 1854-1915 22/08/2017

UPDATED Germany and Surrounding Areas, Address Books, 1815-1974 21/08/2017

UPDATED Poland, Łódż Ghetto ID Card Registrations, 1939-1944 (USHMM) 21/08/2017

UPDATED Web: Bremen, Germany, Passenger Lists Index, 1907-1939 21/08/2017

UPDATED Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-22 21/08/2017

UPDATED U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017 17/08/2017

UPDATED UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-2017 17/08/2017

UPDATED Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2017 17/08/2017

UPDATED U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017 17/08/2017

UPDATED Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records, 1637-1935 17/08/2017

UPDATED Australia and New Zealand, Obituary Index, 2004-2017 17/08/2017

UPDATED Georgia, Death Index, 1919-1998 17/08/2017

UPDATED Caribbean, Obituary Index, 2003-2009 17/08/2017

UPDATED West Yorkshire, Roman Catholic Oath Records, 1714-1787, 1829 17/08/2017


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

Canada Census 1851

Middlesex Protestation Returns 1641-42

London, Bunhill Fields Non-Conformist Burials 1713-1826 Browse

National Burial Index for England & Wales

Wiltshire parish baptisms index 1538-1917

Scotland Registers & Records

Irish Newspaper Update


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

Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860 24 Aug 2017

Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860 24 Aug 2017

Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1621-1914 24 Aug 2017

Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1929 24 Aug 2017

Italy, Taranto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1926 24 Aug 2017

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records 23 Aug 2017

Philippines Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1986 23 Aug 2017

Kansas State Census, 1895 22 Aug 2017

Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960 22 Aug 2017

Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 21 Aug 2017

South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972 21 Aug 2017

Argentina, National Census, 1895 21 Aug 2017

South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958 21 Aug 2017

Washington Divorce Index, 1969-2014 21 Aug 2017

My Heritage

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

MyHeritage Family Trees Aug 25 2017 UPDATED

Geni World Family Tree  Aug 25 2017 UPDATED

FamilySearch Family Tree Aug 25 2017 UPDATED

The Genealogist

New Criminal Registers


US Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards

Newport News Daily Press


Search 45 Million Historic U.S. Newspaper Pages from Advantage Preservation for Free!
By Kenneth R Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

British Isles Genealogy: New Records Online for England, Scotland, Ireland
By Lacey Cook on Lisa’s Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

14,228,779 Ebooks and Texts to Search for Genealogy
By James Tanner on the Genealogy’s Star blog

Saint Paul, Minnesota city directories 1856-1922 digitized and free online!
By Paula Stuart-Warren on the Genealogy by Paula blog

Arkansas Genealogy Resources
By Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog

Irish Newspaper Archive Discount
By John D Reid on the Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog

Background images is a photo from Unsplash – Photo by Lukasz Szmigiel