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Monthly Archives: January 2016
Land and Probate Classes in February and March
We are offering sessions of our popular US land and probate classes this February. Additional details are on our announcement pages.
From Rootdig-Vowels at FamilySearch
This was posted to Rootdig, but really is a good search tip about vowels at FamilySearch:
FamilySearch: Alien Desertions 1917-1957, Cook County Deaths (1878-1994)
The following databases are showing as new or updated on FamilySearch since our last update:
New York, New York, Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted, 1917-1957
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
Ohio, Washington County Court Records, 1810-1930
Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911
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FamilySearch Update: Texas Deaths 1890-1976
The following database is showing as having been updated:
Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 organized by digital folder
However, this appears to just be a posting of more images that are unindexed. There are already some Texas death records and indexes in these two FamilySearch databases:
Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 searchable
Swedish Probate Translations and Pictorial Dictionary
There are 12 probate records from Sweden here–complete with original images, literal transcription, and English translation. Great for someone needing some guidance with these records. These are samples and you are not probably going to find your ancestor, but a good tutorial. There is also a Swedish-English pictorial dictionary.
1837 County Maps of Ireland
This site has high resolution maps for all 32 counties from Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837.
FamilySearch Updates: New York City Passenger Lists
The following databases are showing as updated since our last post:
New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1891-1924 (unindexed–microfilm loaded only, but very browsable–and you can search at http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/)
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891(indexed)
When the Index Entry at FamilySearch is Not Clear as to Location
A search of the “Illinois County Marriages” on FamilySearch located a reference for Leroy Clark and Marie Idens[sic] marrying in “Henry, Illinois, United States” in 1918. The problem was that I was not certain if the marriage took place in Henry County, Illinois, or the town of Henry, Illinois.
The answer was there in the GS Film Number: 1435945. Searching the card catalog for that film number indicated that the marriage entry was taken from Henry County, Illinois, marriage records. That would also be the film that has an image of the actual marriage item from which this index entry was created. If an index entry on FamilySearch is unclear, search the card catalog for the roll number from which the entry was made. That will make things more clear and tell you where you can get the actual record.
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