Monthly Archives: January 2016

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, 1811-1911aliens



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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, 1977-1986

Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 searchable

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.henrymarriage

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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