New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of June 28, 2017

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, (26 June 2017), This week 3 million New York City marriage licenses were published, plus nearly 3 million for Find a Grave records and millions of new browsable images and indexed records from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, England, Italy, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Scotland, and the BillionGraves Index. Search these new free records and more at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Find and share this announcement easily online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

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.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975

9,601

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899

4,987

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906

4,719

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912

21,919

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

BillionGraves Index

519,990

519,990

Added indexed records and images to an existing
collection

Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996

311,909

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903

79,045

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010

179,013

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1599-1860

16,372

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Find A Grave Index

2,969,879

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Hawaii Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present

317,650

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913

389,073

30,389

New indexed records and images collection

Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1930

0

505,027

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Macerata, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1814

0

93,143

New browsable image collection.

Kansas State Census, 1865

0

4,701

New browsable image collection.

Kansas State Census, 1875

0

11,248

New browsable image collection.

Kansas State Census, 1885

0

94,071

New browsable image collection.

Kansas State Census, 1895

0

116,842

New browsable image collection.

Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960

61,391

114,886

Added indexed records and images to an existing
collection

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records

176,570

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

New York State Census, 1905

0

2,009

Added images to an existing collection

New York, New York City Marriage Licenses Index, 1950-1995

3,124,588

0

New indexed records collection

Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013

21,329

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973

55,922

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998

27,916

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Philippines Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1986

9,787

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919

38

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the
Supreme Court, 1869-1958

41,997

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925

14,946

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors,
1775-1783

0

12,545

Added images to an existing collection

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 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

3 Comments

The frustrating thing about Family Search records is that they currently have no mechanism for correcting transcription errors.

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What a terrible pity Dick that FamilySearch (FS) restrictions are in place for the “Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913” images … they might have helped to fill in some of the current gaps in the earlier IGIE (IrishGenealogy.ie) civil records bmd register images currently available free online …

These FS images are ONLY viewable to:
“Signed-in members of supporting organizations.
When using the site at a family history center.”

IGIE images available online:
“Civil Records …
The index entries link to full digital images of the records they cover. In other words, for any index entry, you can now see the full corresponding record. For births, the image-collection is complete from 1864. For marriages, record-images start in 1882 and for deaths in 1891.”

https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/2016-family-history/modules-courses/civil

FS images not available to the general public online:
“Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913
Description
Index and images of Ireland civil registration including 1864-1913 births, 1845-1870 marriages, and 1864-1870 deaths. These are copies of the original documents and volumes held at the General Register Office and are referenced in the Ireland Civil Registration Indexes.”

So, FS could give us the marriage registers 1845-1870, which would only leave the gap 1871-1881 when IGIE currently starts …FS could also give us the death registers 1864-1870 which would only leave the 1871-1890 gap with the commencement of the current IGIE online registers …

… wishful thinking Dick ? 😉

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    —> So, FS could give us the marriage registers 1845-1870, which would only leave the gap 1871-1881 when IGIE currently starts …FS could also give us the death registers 1864-1870 which would only leave the 1871-1890 gap with the commencement of the current IGIE online registers …

    …> wishful thinking Dick ? 😉

    Probably. I am not familiar with the reasons for these particular records being restricted but I can say that such restrictions are not unusual, not on FamilySearch and not on other web sites. Most of the time, the restrictions are because of the contractual agreements between FamilySearch (or other genealogy service) and the archive that supplied the records.

    For instance, if FamilySearch asks the archives at the xyz government records center for permission to digitize the records and place them online, the folks at the xyz government records center might say, “We don’t want those records available online and available to everyone in the world. However, we will agree to making them available to SOME people under the following restrictions…” (Insert the name of any other archive in place of “xyz government records center.”)

    I am told that such restrictions are very common amongst European archives and there have been some cases where North American archives also placed similar restrictions on access to their records. Such restrictions are then written into the contract between FamilySearch (or other genealogy service) and the xyz government records center. Not only government archives but religious groups and other groups may require such restrictions.

    Probably about 99% of the time, FamilySearch (or other genealogy service) has no choice. They either have to agree to the restrictions imposed by the archive that supplied the records or else they can decide to not provide any access at all to those records. I assume the philosophy is “even restricted access is better than no access at all.”

    I wrote a year or so ago about similar contractual issues at https://blog.eogn.com/2016/06/17/why-was-the-information-removed-from-online-2/

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