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Friday Finds 1 September 2017

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, 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 Swansea and Surrounding Area, Wales, Electoral Registers, 1839-1966 30/08/2017

UPDATED North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 30/08/2017

Ohio, Soldier Grave Registrations, 1804-1958 29/08/2017

UPDATED Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1913 29/08/2017

UPDATED Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813 29/08/2017

Shropshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1812 29/08/2017

UPDATED Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Confirmations, 1834-1913 29/08/2017

UPDATED Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938 29/08/2017

UPDATED Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1988 29/08/2017

UPDATED Eastern Prussian Provinces, Germany [Poland], Selected Civil Vitals, 1874-1945 28/08/2017

Virginia Colonial Records, 1607-1853 28/08/2017

Bischofswerda, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1952 28/08/2017

UPDATED Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 28/08/2017

UPDATED Denmark, Civil Marriages, 1851-1961 28/08/2017

UPDATED New York City, Marriage License Indexes, 1907-1995 28/08/2017

Bischofswerda, Germany, Births, 1876-1902 28/08/2017

UPDATED Web: Jersey, Channel Islands, Occupation Registration Cards, 1940-1945 25/08/2017

UPDATED 1930 United States Federal Census 25/08/2017


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

Oxfordshire marriage bonds 1634-1849

Britain, marriage licences Browse

England, Clandestine Marriages Browse

New Zealand Birth Index

New Zealand Marriage Index

New Zealand Death Index


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

Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 30 Aug 2017

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records 30 Aug 2017

BillionGraves Index 30 Aug 2017

Denmark Census, 1870 29 Aug 2017

Denmark Census, 1860 29 Aug 2017

England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997 29 Aug 2017

Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 28 Aug 2017

Philippines Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1986 28 Aug 2017

Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 – 1920 26 Aug 2017

Washington Marriage Index, 1969-2014 25 Aug 2017


6 Best Free U. S. Online Historical Newspaper Collections

Elephind Update – August, 2017

Chronicling America Updates – August, 2017

By Kenneth R Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

Canada 1921 Census on LAC Website

By John D Reid on the Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog

The only updated collections on MyHeritage this week were MyHeritage Family Trees, Geni World Family Tree, and Family Search Family Tree.  Since Ancestry and FamilySearch don’t provide details about updates to their family trees, I will only be including MyHeritage in my Friday Finds posts if there are new or updated historical record collections

Over the last couple of weeks, I was sharing new collections from The Genealogist, and Fold3. Since I didn’t receive any notification from these sites, there don’t appear to be any new collections from these sites this week. These sites don’t appear to update their collections every week, so I will be including any new records from these sites in my Other New (and Not so new) records and tools section from now on, rather than having a separate section for each site.

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