FamilySearch Historic Records Update: Week of October 24

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:

This week, enjoy census records from Ghana, The Czech Republic, and New Jersey along with other valuable indexed historic records from Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, and the United states including almost 2 million indexed land allotment records for five Native American tribes (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole) in Oklahoma. See the interactive table below for these and more historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org.

Collection

Indexed
Records

Digital
Images

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Maine World War I Draft Registration Index 1917-1919

162,613

167,344

New indexed records and images collection

Missouri Reports of Separation Notices 1941-1946

0

378,579

Added images to an existing collection

Benin Civil Registration of Deaths 1891-2014

0

21,173

New browsable image collection.

Netherlands Noord-Holland Civil Registration 1811-1950

522,065

0

Added
indexed records to an existing collection

Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers 1800-1990

0

1,646,966

Added images to an existing collection

Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications 1885-1955

497

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sweden Kopparberg Church Records 1604-1900; index 1628-1860

0

612

Added images to an existing collection

Sweden Västernorrland Church Records 1501-1940; index 1650-1860

0

657

Added images to an existing collection

Sweden Kalmar Church Records 1577-1907; index 1625-1860

0

838

Added images to an existing collection

Sweden Halland Church Records 1615-1904; index 1615-1860

756,493

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ghana Census 1984

1,027,048

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Jersey State Census 1865

212,731

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Russia Lutheran Church Book Duplicates 1833-1885

78,912

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes 1899-1907

1,846,931

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

About FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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If anyone searches the Oklahoma Applications for Allotment for the Five Civilized Tribes, they will see an odd note to use when citing that source. It reads “Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2H3-6WSF : accessed 28 October 2016), Burns, 1899-1907; citing Oklahoma, United States, tribe or clan Cherokees by Blood Roll, file Pacific County Probate Estate Files., National Archives and Records Administration, Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas”
I sent a message to Family Search about the erroneous reference to Pacific County Probate Estate Files. There is no Pacific County in Oklahoma and, of course, these are not probate estate files. I was told that they knew that the erroneous information was there but that they didn’t feel that the correction was sufficiently urgent. I found that odd as I would think that particular item could be fixed easily. Apparently not.

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Should have an identify icon next to certain databases so that after much clicking you don’t end up with:
This image is available:

When using the site at a family history center.
To signed-in members of supporting organizations.

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