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Friday Finds 13 Oct 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 Grafing, Germany, Births, 1876-1906 11/10/2017

UPDATED Grafing, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1950 11/10/2017

Devon, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records 10/10/2017

UPDATED U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Records, 1826-1945 10/10/2017

New York, New York, Births, 1910-1965 09/10/2017

UPDATED U.S., Homestead Records, 1863-1908 09/10/2017

UPDATED Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906-1910 06/10/2017

Yorkshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1837 05/10/2017

UPDATED North Dakota, Marriage Records, 1872-2017 05/10/2017


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

London, Docklands and East End Marriages, 1558-1859

Greater London Burial Index

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Baptisms

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Banns

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Marriages

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Burials

PERiodical Source Index image update

British Newspaper Update

16 new titles added

  • Whitchurch Herald
  • Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
  • The Atlas
  • Winsford & Middlewich Guardian
  • Chard and Ilminster News
  • Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette
  • Worthing Herald
  • Denbighshire Free Press
  • Barking, East Ham & Ilford Advertiser, Upton Park and Dagenham Gazette
  • Loughborough Monitor
  • Cardigan & Tivy-side Advertiser
  • Leigh Journal and Times
  • Thame Gazette
  • Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser
  • Darlington & Stockton Times, Ripon & Richmond Chronicle
  • Hants and Berks Gazette and Middlesex and Surrey Journal


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

Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 12 Oct 2017

Denmark Census, 1921 12 Oct 2017

France, Saône-et-Loire, Census, 1856 12 Oct 2017

Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 12 Oct 2017

Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 11 Oct 2017

Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 11 Oct 2017

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 11 Oct 2017

West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 11 Oct 2017

China, Imperial Examinations and Related Papers (Han Yu-shan Collection), 1646-1904 09 Oct 2017

Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 09 Oct 2017

Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1956 06 Oct 2017

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records 06 Oct 2017

South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950 04 Oct 2017


Find Old Obituaries from U.S. West States
Advantage Preservation Adds 700 Thousand Historical Newspaper Pages – September, 2017
By Kenneth R Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

CanadianHeadstones website improved and September update
By Gail Dever on the Genealogy à la Carte blog

Reclaim the Records adds New Jersey Marriage Index, 1901-2016 to its Online Database
By Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Family History Month – New Records from ScotlandsPeople
By Christine Woodcock on the Scottish Genealogy Tips and Tidbits blog

Background of featured image is a photo from Unsplash – Photo by Nikita Andreev