digital collections

2 Sep 2016

Updates to FamilySearch Databases August 2016

There’s something for everyone in the new updates to FamilySearch databases August 2016:

COLLECTION

INDEXED RECORDS

DIGITAL RECORDS

COMMENTS

Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837- 1965

0

16,231

New browsable image collection.

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942

0

882,986

Added images to an existing collection

Australia Tasmania Civil Registration 1803-1933

425,774

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Australia Queensland Maryborough Public Records 1847-1989

17,156

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Spain Diocese of Lugo Catholic Parish Records 1550-1966

19,557

76,329

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

California San Francisco Register of Chinese Immigrant Court Cases and Foreign Seamen Tax Cards 1883-1924

0

12,404

New browsable image collection.

Netherlands Gelderland Province Civil Registration 1800-1952

39,539

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845

0

2,522

New browsable image collection.

New Hampshire Revolutionary War Records 1675-1835

0

8,821

New browsable image collection.

Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1835-1838

0

10,288

New browsable image collection.

North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782

0

97,668

New browsable image collection.

New Zealand Obituaries 1844-1963

14,545

2,385

New indexed records and images collection

England Lancashire Oldham […]

9 Jun 2016

Updates to FamilySearch Databases June 2016

There’s something for everyone in the new updates to FamilySearch databases June 2016, including newly indexed records for the following existing databases:

California San Francisco County Records 1824‐1997

Connecticut Marriages 1640‐1939

Illinois Cook County Birth Certificates 1871‐1940

Illinois Cook County Deaths 1878‐1994

Iowa Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records 1861-1949

Massachusetts Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1626‐2001

Michigan Civil Marriages 1834‐1974

Ohio County Births 1841-2003

The entire list of 35 new historic record collections published online in this update includes the following:

COLLECTION

INDEXED RECORDS

DIGITAL RECORDS

COMMENTS

Argentina Tucumán Catholic Church Records 1727‐1955

200,042

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Australia Tasmania Civil Registration (District Registers) 1839‐1938

69,725

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Belgium Antwerp Civil Registration 1588‐1913

19,649

3,057

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Belgium East Flanders Civil Registration 1541‐1914

6,116

132,677

Added images to an existing collection

Belgium Liège Civil Registration 1621-1914

193,640

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Belgium Namur Civil Registration 1800-1912

18,413

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Brazil Pernambuco Civil Registration […]

17 Apr 2016

Free Colorado Digital Archives for Genealogy

Free Colorado Digital Archives for Genealogy
is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy‘s States on Sunday series,
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.
Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library
“Founded in 2009 and situated in downtown Denver, the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library (CC&W) advances understanding of Rocky Mountain history. CC&W builds unique digital research collections, reviews Colorado publications, and produces mini-documentaries.” Search the catalog at http://digital.auraria.edu/ccw/advanced. Notable collections include:

American West    (Adam Matthew Digital)

Contains the digitized contents of The Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Contents include original manuscripts, ephemeral material (including trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets, etc.), maps, and rare printed works.

Search online databases at http://library.auraria.edu/tools/databases/subject/Colorado-and-the-U.S.-West-History
Colorado Cemetery Records at Interment.net
Colorado Historic Newspapers

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) includes digitized pages from newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Search by keyword or browse by newspaper title, […]

10 Apr 2016

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3
is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy’s States on Sunday series,
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.
Part 1 featured the major resources available.
Part 2 includes institutional and small organization links.
Part 3 today concludes the entries for California. The state’s resources are so numerous, it is impossible to list them all here. Researchers are advised to search for specific public library and genealogical society resources by geographic areas to find additional resources.
Ethnic Resources
African Americans in California
1,800 items found in 60 collections at Calisphere, predominantly historic images.

Chinese in California Collection

UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
The Chinese in California presents a balanced perspective on a tumultuous and changing history of this community in California. Major issues explored in these records include the Chinese contribution to California and the American West in the 19th and early 20th centuries; the rampant anti-Chinese sentiment encountered by these immigrants, eventually leading to the federal […]