Tuesday, 10 September 2019

New/updated USA genealogy records since mid-August

Are you researching ancestors from Ireland who emigrated and settled in the United States? If so, you need to keep up with all the genealogical releases by the major database suppliers. This can be difficult when, as in this last four or five weeks, nearly 50 new collections were uploaded online and millions of records were added to at least 26 existing record-sets.

To help you keep up with the steady stream of record releases – any of which could, potentially, hold vital ancestral details or family history colour – here's a brief round-up of the latest new USA collections and updates.

The figures in parenthesis reflect the number of records in the collection, or, where stated, the total number of records following the recent update.

NEW COLLECTIONS

Ancestry
Salem & Beverly, Massachusetts, Crew Lists & Shipping Articles, 1797-1934 (215,124)
Massachusetts, Boston, Crew Lists, 1811-1921 Immigration & Emigration (335,821)
U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Records, 1943-1947 (1,070)
U.S., Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1884-1937 (118,532)
New York, State Employment Cards & Peddlers' Licenses, 1840-1966 (709,382)
Wisconsin, Employment Records, 1903-1988 (47,717)

Family Search
Alabama, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (268,697 records + 766,663 images)
Alaska, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (22,410)
California, Los Angeles, Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Index, 1877-1989 (4,445)
Colorado, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (283,562)
Connecticut, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (478,703)
Delaware, WW2 Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945 (74,179)
District of Columbia, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (245,072)
Florida, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (536,621)
Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909 (31,568)
Hawaii, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (138,956)
Idaho, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (138,954)
Maine, Kennebec County, Togus National Cemetery Records (4,428)
Maryland, WW2 Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945 532,405 542,647
Minnesota, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947 693,535 694,725
Missouri, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 952,820 958,644
Nebraska, WW2 Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945310,174 297,841
Nevada, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (35,949)
New Mexico, WW2 Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945 (140,702)
New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956 (4,749,222)
North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970 (70,086)
Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920 (100,468)
Oklahoma, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (604,280)
Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Naturalization Index, 1906-1990 (116,726)
South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926 (13,419)
South Carolina, Colleton County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951 (22,417)
Utah, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947 (144,519)
Utah, Cemetery Abstracts (125,183)
Virgin Islands, WW2 Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945 (5,625)
Virginia, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (762,434)
West Virginia, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (521,022)
Wyoming, WW2 Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (66,012)

MyHeritage
Pennsylvania Death Index, 1906-1964 (6,562,484)


UPDATES

FindMyPast
Cincinnati Baptisms  (183,000)
Cincinnati Marriages  (183,000)
Cincinnati Burials  (update numbers unknown, total now 296,596)
Cincinnati Congregational  (1,200)
Maryland wills and probate records PDF collection/nearly 4,000 pages.
Maryland Prerogative Court and County records, Index (107,000)

Ancestry
US School Yearbooks, 1900-1999  (updated total 320,708,311)
Montana, State Deaths, 1907-2016  (2,369,196)
New Hampshire, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1832-1945 (updated total 78,420)
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-2017  (4,990,815).
US Find A Grave index  (1,277,168)

FamilySearch
Arizona, WW2 Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945  (141,121)
Arkansas, Sevier County, Birth Records, 1914-1923  (22)
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994  (8,839)
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 (912)
Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931  (179,267)
United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968  (104,071)
Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929  (18,918)
Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998  (1,773)
Iowa, Monroe County, Card Index of BMDs from Newspaper Clippings, 1898-2015  (1,706)
Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958  (84,429)
Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956  (97,491)
Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949  (1,438)
New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936  (4,074)

AmericanAncestors
Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston,1789-1920 database (searchable):  Joining the collection were parish registers for Sts. Peter and Paul in South Boston, St. Mary of the Annunciation in Melrose, Sacred Heart  in East Boston, St. Bridget in Abington, Sacred Heart in Newton,  both St Peter and St Gregory in Dorchester, and each of the following parishes in Roxbury: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St Patrick, and St. Philip, St. Francis de Sales.
Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston,1789-1920 database (Image only):  Added to the browse collection were more than 2,300 new page images from the registers of Lady of Good Voyage in Gloucester and St. Joseph in Lynn.