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Friday Finds 2 Feb 2018

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 U.S. Southern Claims Commission, Disallowed and Barred Claims, 1871-1880 31/01/2018

UPDATED Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records, 1637-1935 30/01/2018

UPDATED Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 30/01/2018

Nova Scotia, Canada, Book of Negroes, 1783 30/01/2018

Wiltshire, England, Wills and Probate, 1530-1858 30/01/2018

UPDATED 1900 United States Federal Census 30/01/2018

UPDATED Essex County, Massachusetts Probate Records Supplement, 1644 – 1691 30/01/2018


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

Suffragette Collection

Suffragette Collection Browse

Durham Diocese Bishop’s Transcripts 1639-1919 Image Browse

Durham Diocese, Calendar Of Marriage Bonds & Allegations 1594-1815 Image Browse

United States, Union Provost Marshal Files Of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866 Browse

United States, Union Provost Marshal Files, 1861-1866 Browse

United States, Records Of Confederate Prisoners Of War, 1861-1865 Browse

PERiodical Source Index

The new additions have been added to the following six titles;

  • California Historical Society Quarterly
  • Catholic Record Society Publications
  • County Louth Archaeological Society Journal
  • American Monthly Magazine
  • Herts Genealogist and Antiquary
  • The Index Library


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

Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 31 Jan 2018

Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935 31 Jan 2018

Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915 31 Jan 2018

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923 30 Jan 2018

Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964 30 Jan 2018

BillionGraves Index 30 Jan 2018

Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 30 Jan 2018

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 29 Jan 2018

Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999 29 Jan 2018

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882 29 Jan 2018

Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973 29 Jan 2018

England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991 26 Jan 2018

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1999 26 Jan 2018

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 26 Jan 2018

Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1784-1943 26 Jan 2018

United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970 26 Jan 2018

Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 26 Jan 2018

United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 26 Jan 2018

Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990 26 Jan 2018

 My Heritage

New Jersey Newspapers, 1859-1946 Jan 29 2018 NEW

Maryland Newspapers, 1790-2009 Jan 29 2018 NEW

1845 Denmark Census Jan 29 2018 NEW

New newspaper: Tamba Bay Times


Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from U.S. New England States
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Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from U.S. Western States
Historic Japanese American Newspapers Online
By Kenneth R Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog

By Sunny Morton on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems blog

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

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