New military collections on fold3

Oct 15, 13 New military collections on fold3

The following collections have been updated during the last two weeks:

* indicates a new collection

  • *Casualties from Persian Gulf War (Free)    (added ~382 records – now complete)
  • Civil War “Widows’ Pensions”    (added ~11,000 records)
  • Civil War Service Records – Union – Vermont    (added ~5,000 records)
  • Homestead Records (NE)    (added ~13,000 records)
  • Letters Received by Commission Branch, 1863-1870    (added ~33,000 records)
  • New York National Guard Personnel Jackets    (added ~11,000 records)
  • *Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualties (Free)    (added 4,416 records – now complete)
  • *Operation New Dawn (OND) Casualties (Free)    (added 66 records – now complete)
  • *Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Casualties (Free)    (added 2,150 records – now complete)
  • Pension Numerical Index    (added ~114,000 records)
  • *Rendezvous Reports Index – Before and After Civil War    (added ~146,000 records)
  • *Rendezvous Reports Index – Civil War    (added ~146,000 records)
  • *Rendezvous Reports Index – WWI Armed Guard Personnel    (added ~11,700 records – now complete)
  • *Rendezvous Reports Index – WWI Naval Auxiliary Service    (added 2,100 records – now complete)
  • Spanish-American War Service Record Index    (added ~2,700 records – now complete)
  • USACA – Property Control Branch    (added ~1,000 records)
  • *USS Wakefield Records (Free)    (added 286 records – now complete)
  • War of 1812 Service Record Index    (added ~75,000 records)
  • War of 1812 Pension Files (Free)    (added ~33,000 records)
  • *WWII 27th Army Division Photos (Free)    (added 577 records – now complete)
  • WWII Navy Muster Rolls    (added ~3,600,000 records)

 

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California deaths, US school catalogs, Jewish collections, and more added to Ancestry.com

Oct 15, 13 California deaths, US school catalogs, Jewish collections, and more added to Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com added the following collections during the last two weeks (click for links into the collections):

* indicates a new collection

United States

  • 1870 United States Federal Census
  • *Agana, Guam, U.S., Passenger and Crew Lists of Arriving Vessels and Airplanes, 1948-1954
  • *California, Death Index, 1905-1939
  • Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1784-1840
  • New York, Corporation Plaintiffs, 1824 – 1911
  • North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
  • North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004
  • *Oregon, Church and Cemetery Records, 1840-1965
  • Prince William County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-1896
  • Troup County, Georgia, Miscellaneous Papers, 1827–1969
  • *U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935
    (This new collection includes 5 million records and “contains a variety of publications listing names of students, faculty, alumni, and others associated with U.S. educational institutions and associations. These include colleges and universities, seminaries and theological institutes, normal schools, medical schools, academies, military schools, and others, as well as various fraternities, societies, and associations.”)

Jewish Collections

  • *Israel, Sarajevo Survivors Who Went to Israel, December 1948
  • *Mannheim, Germany, Jewish Community Records, 1940
  • *Poland, Deportation of Bialystok Children from Theresienstadt, 1943
  • *Poland, Jewish Children Survivors of the Holocaust, 1945
  • *Romania, Bucharest Jewish Males, October 1942 (in Romanian)
  • *Romania, Jews From Iaşi Who Survived the Transports, 1941 (in Romanian)
  • *USHMM: Czechoslovakia, Selected Jewish Holocaust Records, 1939-1941 (in Czech)

 

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Argentina, Italy, France, Massachusetts, Ohio, and more updated in FamilySearch.org

Oct 09, 13 Argentina, Italy, France, Massachusetts, Ohio, and more updated in FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch added or updated the following during the last week:

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Newspapers added to 19 US states plus Washington DC on Newspapers.com

Oct 04, 13 Newspapers added to 19 US states plus Washington DC on Newspapers.com

The following newspapers have been added to Newspapers.com during the last two weeks. While they currently may only have a few pages in some papers, be sure to click through to “Watch” the papers in your area of research so that you can be updated when they add more. (Scroll down for instructions.)

Go to Newspapers.com to get the full list of newspapers and dates covered. As of today they have digitized 1,854 newspapers and 50,650,937 pages.

California

Florida

Hawaii

Kentucky

Louisiana

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Mexico

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Utah

Vermont

Washington

Washington, District of Columbia

Wisconsin

 

Note: If you find a specific newspaper you want to to receive updates for (because maybe there’s only 1 page digitized so far?), go to that newspaper and click on the Follow link at the top in the middle. They will send you a notification when pages are added to that newspaper. (You need an account to do this, but not a subscription.)

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British Newspaper Archives updating again! Newspapers published for England, Scotland

Oct 04, 13 British Newspaper Archives updating again! Newspapers published for England, Scotland

The British Newspaper Archives is updating again! Newly added issues are:

 

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New US Collections on Ancestry.com

Oct 01, 13 New US Collections on Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com added the following collections during the last two weeks:

  • Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore Steamship Arrivals, 1890-1930
  • Camden, New Jersey, Johnson Cemetery, 1844-1919
  • Georgia Land Lottery, 1827
  • Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S. Penitentiary, Name Index to Inmate Case Files, 1895-1936
  • *Missouri, St. Louis Public Library Obituary Index, 1880-2011 (Web)
  • *Penobscot County, Maine, Mount Hope Burial Index, 1861-2012 (Web)
  • *U.S., Native American Applications for Enrollment in Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914
  • *U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914
  • U.S., Records of Aliens Pre-Examined in Canada, 1917-1954
  • *U.S. Virgin Islands, Applications for Travel Identification Cards, 1918

* indicates a new collection

A “Web” collection means that Ancestry.com is partnering with another website to search their records as well. That is pretty handy. When you see the record on Ancestry, you should see a URL that will take you to where the record is shown on the original website.

And, in other Ancestry.com news, case you haven’t heard by now, Ancestry.com acquired Find A Grave. They will leave it free. Maybe they will acquire BillionGraves and then merge the two so we can go back to just one resource and not duplicate work. :)

In any case, it’s great to see the big websites partnering so regularly with the smaller, less well known sites, such as the Mount Hope Cemetery in Maine. It makes them easier to find.

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New and updated collections on FamilySearch.org

Sep 30, 13 New and updated collections on FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch added to or updated the following collections during the last week:

 

 

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Newspapers added this week to Australia’s Trove

Sep 27, 13 Newspapers added this week to Australia’s Trove

The following newspapers have been added to Australia’s Trove during the last week. While they currently may only have a few pages in some papers, be sure to click through to “Watch” the papers in your area of research so that you can be updated when they add more. (Scroll down for instructions.)

See a complete list of newspapers on Trove.

 

New South Wales

 

Victoria

 

Note: To follow updates to a specific newspaper, go to that newspaper and scroll down to the bottom. Under the Web Feeds section, right-click on the first link, copy the link address, and add to your favorite news reader.

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New UK and Australian records on findmypast

Sep 26, 13 New UK and Australian records on findmypast

One new collection on findmypast this week:

United Kingdom

  •  Royal Household Staff 1526-1924 - Discover whether your ancestors worked for the British Royal Family. These records cover staff employed at Royal residences across the UK between 1526 and 1924. This date range includes the reigns of King Charles I, Queen Victoria and King George V. 

Addtionally, you can read a little more about their new Irish newspaper, The Cork Examiner, in their latest blog post, where you can learn a little about life in Ireland in the 1840s.

 

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New York State Censuses on Archives.com (and a comparison to FamilySearch)

Sep 24, 13 New York State Censuses on Archives.com (and a comparison to FamilySearch)

Archives.com posted three New York State censuses last week – 1892, 1915, and 1925.

The 1892 Census is extremely valuable because of the destruction of the 1890 census, even though it isn’t much more than a list of names. The 1915 and 1925 censuses include a little more – the relationship to the head of household and the number of years inside the US (if foreign born). Oh, why couldn’t they all be like the 1855 New York census?

Comparing to FamilySearch

The census indexes for these three years (and more) are freely accessible on FamilySearch.org. BUT, the images for 1915 and 1925 are not available on FamilySearch (1892 images are there), and the indexes do not show the households together. They are name indexes only. Additionally, the quality of indexes always vary by website. So if you can’t find them on FamilySearch, or want to see the images, give Archives.com a try.

 

 

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