Michigan marriages & deaths, Texas births & deaths, AP stories, UK Quakers, and more added to Ancestry

The Ancestry websites added the following collections during the last two weeks:

* indicates a new collection
Web: indicates a collection found outside of Ancestry.com



United States

  • *Associated Press, Name Card Index to AP Stories, 1905-1990
  • *Associated Press, Subject Card Index to AP Stories, 1937–1985
  • *Associated Press, Service Bulletin, 1904-1927
  • *Associated Press, The AP World, 1943–2001

These Associated Press collections are big news – and are not just for US researchers. Read the press release here.

  • Dawes Commission Index (overturned), 1896
  • *Web: Genesee County, Michigan, Marriage Index, 1836-1934
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959
  • *Web: Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Riverside Cemetery Index, 1800-2012
  • *Web: Monroe County, Michigan, Obituary Index,1821-2012
  • *New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635
  • *Web: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951
  • *Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982
  • *Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
  • *Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950
  • *Web: Western Michigan Newspapers, Marriage Index, 1959-2011
  • U.S., Index to General Correspondence of the Record and Pension Office, 1889-1904
  • *U.S., Album of Criminals, 1906


  • Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 (in German)



  • *England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837
  • UK, Commissioners’ Report of Children’s Employment, 1842


Ancestry World Archives Project

Volunteer indexing of historical records

Ancestry’s World Archives project is also holding a Fall Challenge, working through the countries of the world over 8 weeks. They spotlight a couple projects each week and have a contest with prizes for the top keyers and reviewers each week. They’re already into week 4, so join in now!

This weeks projects are:

Follow the blog to learn more.

Remember that the indexes published by the volunteers will remain free on Ancestry.com.


No Ancestry account? Did you know you could view these records for free at a local Family History Center?

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