The following database is showing as new or updated on FamilySearch since our last update:
Monthly Archives: June 2016
FamilySearch Updates Kentucky Vitals
The following databases are showing as new or updated on FamilySearch since our last posting:
US Marriage Updates on FamilySearch: AR, IN, and MO
FamilySearch has updated the following databases since our last posting:
Indiana, Civil Marriages, 1828-1957
Missouri, Civil Marriages, 1820-1874
Note: FamilySearch has other marriage databases for Arkansas, Indiana, and Missouri as well.
City and Town Overview Maps at Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has scans of over 3,000 maps on their website. These are downloadable in a variety of graphic formats.
FamilySearch Update: WV & UT Materials and GenealogyBank Obituaries
FamilySearch has announced the following new/updated databases since our last posting:
West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971
Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014
I’m very grateful to our sponsor GenealogyBank for their continued support of Genealogy Search Tip of the Day. Their latest offer for readers, fans, and followers is running through the end of the month.
Harford County, Maryland Indexes Online
The Harford County, Maryland, Historical Society has a variety of indexes to pre-1900 court and other records online. Getting to the actual indexes requires the searcher to search for names in the catalog and then to navigate until the pdf file for the index comes up.
Abbreviations, Characters & Guidelines from Tamura Jones
There’s an interesting discussion on “Abbreviations, Characters & Guidelines” in this post on TamuraJones.net.
Join us for the following classes this June/July (registration is limited):
- US land records class–runs through July
- US probate records class-runs through July
- Organizing Genealogical Information– June and July
FamilySearch Website to be down 27 June
I rarely post “news” here, but this is probably a good idea:
The FamilySearch website will be undergoing a technical upgrade Monday, June 27th starting at 12:00 am MDT (6:00 am UTC) and may be down for up to 24 hours.
Ancestry.com Updates 1880-2012 High School Yearbook Collection
Ancestry.com announced an update of their yearbook collection (1880-2012) sometime over the last few days.
Please be advised that the collection is incomplete and some high schools are not cataloged correctly. Bowen High School (in Chicago) is still cataloged as being in Bowen, Illinois, and a quick check indicated at least one Rock Island, Illinois, high school being classified as a junior high. After that I simply gave up.