Monthly Archives: December 2019

Stephen Morse’s Calendar Conversions

Stephen Morse’s site has a variety of calendar conversions for genealogists:

Jewish Calendar Conversion: Jewish Calendar Conversions in One Step
Muslim Calendar Conversion: Muslim Calendar Conversions in One Step
French Calendar Conversion: French Revolutionary Calendar Conversions in One Step
Mayan Calendar Conversion: Mayan Calendar Conversions in One Step
Julian Calendar Conversion: Converting between Julian and Gregorian Calendar in One Step
Easter Calculator: Calculating Easter using the Jewish Calendar in One Step

Genealogy Tip of the Day Book

It’s available!

Genealogy can be confusing and sometimes what the family historian needs is something short and to-the-point that can help them get their research back on track. That’s the intent of “Genealogy Tip of the Day.”

Long-time genealogist Michael John Neill uses his thirty years of research experience to remind readers of things they had forgotten, make them aware of things they did not know, and encourage them to increase their research and analytical skills. This is not a typical how-to book that has a chapter for each content topic. Topics are spread throughout the book. Tips are based on actual research, actual families, and actual problems. Each day’s tip is meant to be a relatively short read, is engaging, accurate, and occasionally funny.

Tip of the Day can be read front-to-back or browsed through at the reader’s whim. Tips are about genealogical sources, pitfalls, and procedures based on Michael’s extensive experience researching ancestors in the United States and abroad. Tips are practical, easy-to-understand, and applicable to those with ancestors in a variety of locations. Tips have been edited for clarity and updated when necessary. Any content that was time-sensitive has been removed. What’s left is research advice and suggestions with some humor thrown in.

Table of Contents:

  • How Grandma Said it, Pond Crossing, Lying, and More
  • Grains of Truth, Reversed Names, and Date Fudging
  • Links, Cutting off, Soundex, Perspective, and Infants
  • Contemporary, “Paper or Plastic,” and Eternal Neighbors
  • Undoing, Discrepancies, Math, and Avoiding Court
  • Reused Names, Absolute Relationships, Leave the 21st Century
  • Nicknames, Endogamy, Census Bridges, and Vacuums
  • Popularity, Wrong Grandmas, New Wife
  • Portable Ancestors, First Purchases, and Cousin Ken
  • Dead Reasons, Getting and Giving, Just Me, and Death Names
  • 100%, Errors, Rushing Structure, and Homemade Abbreviations
  • Spousal Origins, Patronyms, and Death Causes
  • Validation, Copyright, Life Estates
  • Merging Saints, Circle Searching, Flukes, and Running Home
  • Self-Checking, Boarders, Farmed Out, and Widow Power
  • All I Need Is Love, Crossing a Line, and Joseph Conversions
  • Leaving Family, Dead Proofing, One Little Entry

Genealogy Tip of the Day can help fill in those gaps in your genealogical skill set without being overly academic or tedious. This book contains tips from 2009-2011 edited. Genealogy news, information on websites, marketing announcements, and items that were “dated,” have been removed.

FamilySearch Updates Numerous Vital Records

FamilySearch is indicating that the following databases have been updated. Many of these are indexes to records and do not include links to actual images.

American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1972
Arizona Births and Christenings, 1909-1917
Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999
California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988
Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926
Caribbean Births and Baptisms, 1590-1928
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928
Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906
Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710-1896
Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923
District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830-1955
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898
England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904
England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887
Florida Births and Christenings, 1880-1935
Georgia Births and Christenings, 1754-1960
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989
Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856-1965
Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940
India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
Indiana Births and Christenings, 1773-1933
Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900
Italy, Trieste, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1924-1944
Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936
Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960
Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934
Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972
Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995

Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980
Missouri Births and Christenings, 1827-1935
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
New Brunswick Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899
New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904
New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980
New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962
North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964
Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927
Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896
Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962
Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899
Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
Peru Baptisms, 1556-1930
Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997
Portugal Baptisms, 1570-1910
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001
Quebec Births and Baptisms, 1662-1898
Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914
Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917
Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
South Carolina Births and Christenings, 1681-1935
South Carolina, Charleston City Death Records, 1821-1926
South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926
Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940
Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920
Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939
Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913
Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
Texas, Harrison County Delayed Birth Records, 1860-1933
United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931
Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908
Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917
Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907
West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928
Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926
World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983

Genealogy Tip of the Day book is here. Learn more about it.