Friday 13 February 2015

FindMyPast adds a cool 100m records – just like that!

FindMyPast is strutting its stuff over at RootsTech in Utah this week, and to make sure it keeps the spotlight shining on its ambitions, it's launched a cool 100million records today. Yep. One hundred million.

Sadly, they're not Irish records (can you imagine!!), but there're some useful additions to the FindMyPast pot for those with emigrant ancestors who headed to North America. Here's an overview:

US Immigration and Travel records

Consisting of more than 75million records, the biggest slice of the new material tops up FindMyPast's collection of US Immigration & Travel records. It includes Passenger lists, Arrivals and Naturalisation records. The individual record sets are listed below and you can search them here: US Immigration & Travel records

  • New York City Passenger lists 1820-1957
  • New York, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Rochester Arrivals 1902-1954
  • Florida, Key West passenger lists 1898-1945
  • Florida, Tampa passenger lists 1898-1945
  • North Carolina, Wilmington and Morehead City Passenger lists 1908-1958
  • Louisiana, New Orleans passenger lists 1903-1945
  • Hawaii, Honolulu passenger lists 1900-1953
  • Massachusetts, Boston passenger lists 1820-1943
  • United States, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coast Ports Passenger lists, 1820-1874
  • Michigan, Detroit passenger lists 1900-1965
  • California, San Francisco passenger lists 1893-1953
  • California, Los Angeles, San Pedro and Wilmington Passenger lists 1900-1948
  • Maryland, Baltimore passenger lists 1820-1957
  • Washington, Seattle passenger lists 1890-1957
  • Ohio, County Naturalization records 1800-1977
  • Minnesota Naturalizations 1930-1988
  • West Virginia Naturalizations 1814-1991
  • Idaho Eastport Arrivals 1900-1962
  • Texas, Eagle Pass Arrivals 1905-1953

US Vital records
Over 13.6 million new Vital records have been added. These include birth certificates, death records, marriage licences, divorce decrees, naturalisation records and adoption records. Vital records were not widely kept in the United States until the early 20th century and are usually documented by a civil authority or local municipality. Local churches often provide the earliest instances of birth, marriage and death certificates well before mandatory government registration. See the list below, and search them here: US Vital records
  • North Carolina deaths 1906-1930
  • South Carolina Deaths 1915-1943
  • Massachusetts Marriages 1841-1915
  • Indiana Marriages 1811-1959
  • Idaho County marriages 1864-1950
  • Idaho death certificates 1911-1937
  • California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home records 1835-1931
  • California, County Marriages 1850-1952
  • Washington, King County Delayed Births 1941-1942
  • Georgia Births and Christenings 1754-1940
  • Washington, County Marriages 1855-2008
  • Washington, County Deaths 1891-1907
  • Louisiana, Orleans parish estate files 1804-1846
  • Montana County marriages 1865-1950
  • Utah, Salt Lake County birth records 1890-1908
  • Utah, Salt Lake County death records 1908-1949

US Census and substitute records
More than 11.5million new records have been added to FindMyPast's collection of US Census records. The record sets are listed below and they can be searched here: US Census and substitute records
  • US Census 1850 Slave Schedule
  • California State Census 1852
  • Minnesota state census 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895 and 1905
  • South Dakota State Census 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935 and 1945
  • Alabama State Census 1855 and 1866
  • Florida State Census 1935 and 1945
  • Colorado State Census 1885
  • Minnesota Territorial Census 1857
  • US Census 1930 Merchant Seaman schedule
  • US Census 1850 Mortality Schedule
  • California Great Registers 1866-1910