Wednesday 8 January 2020

Latest releases and updates to US genealogy databases

Below is a summary of US family history collections that have been either newly released or updated by the major genealogy databases during the last four weeks. (The last listing was published on 16 December, see blogpost).

My regular summaries are designed to help family historians whose Irish ancestors emigrated, temporarily or permanently, to the United States. By default, they should also be useful to anyone carrying out research in the US, regardless of the origin of their ancestors.

The figures in parenthesis in the New Collections section are the numbers of records/images in each new record set.

Unless otherwise stated, the figures in parenthesis in the Updated Collections section reflect the number of records added to the collection in the recent update, if a number has been clearly noted by the supplier.

New Collections




Updated Collections



Family Search
  • Some 423,346 cemetery records covering 63 cemeteries in 20 US states
    • Alaska (Matanuska-Susitna Borough)
    • Colorado (Boulder, El Paso, Weld)
    • Florida (Alachua, Lake, Osceola)
    • Idaho (Ada)
    • Illinois (Douglas, Logan, Kane, Sangamon, Winnebago)
    • Iowa (Johnson, Clay, Boone)
    • Kentucky (Jefferson)
    • Massachusetts (Worcester)
    • Michigan (Charlevoix)
    • Minnesota (Ramsey)
    • Nebraska (Dodge)
    • North Carolina (Iredell)
    • North Dakota (Cass)
    • Ohio (Franklin, Lucas, Montgomery)
    • Oklahoma (Ellis, Oklahoma)
    • Texas (El Paso, Gillespie)
    • Utah (Salt Lake)
    • Virginia (City of Richmond, Bedford)
    • Wisconsin (Juneau, Waukesha, Richland)
    • Wyoming (Fremont, Johnson, Park)

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