Thursday 17 October 2019

New & updated USA genealogy collections, 3-14 October

Below you'll find my summary of the new and updated United States records released by the major family history database suppliers in the last two weeks. The previous listing was published on 3 October. See blogpost.)

These regular summaries of recent releases are designed primarily to help family historians whose ancestors and extended family emigrated from Ireland to North America. But any researchers can use them!

Unless otherwise stated, the figures in paranthesis reflect the number of records uploaded to a new collection or, for updated collections, the revised total number of records.





  • New Jersey Vital Records This collection of more than 356,019 records spanning 1600 to 1990 has been put together in partnership with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

  • United States and Canada, Index of Obituaries, 1900–2019This collection of 16.5 million records contains an index of obituaries published in various newspapers in the United States and Canada from 1900 to 2019. Index includes the name of the deceased, place of birth, place of death, age and the publication source, including locality information.


American Ancestors



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