Friday 7 February 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 8 January, 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. Please note that I have omitted updates of fewer than 1,500 records to any one 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.







  • Massachusetts: (Image-Only) R. Catholic Archdiocese Boston Records, 1789-1920
  • Totals of 25 volumes imaged, giving 7,000 new pages to browse from the parishes of St. Anthony of Padua, Cambridge; Holy Trinity, Boston; Our Lady of Pompeii,  Boston’s South End; Our Lady of Ostrobrama, Boston’s West End; Our Lady of Victories, Boston; St. Cecilia, Boston’s Back Bay; St. Francis de Sales, Charlestown; St. Gabriel, Brighton.



  • Headstone and other burial information. Total upload of 190,000+ records covering 44 cemeteries across 13 states: Connecticut (Hartford County), Florida (Broward County), Illinois (DeKalb County), Iowa (Boone & Polk counties), Minnesota (Washington County), North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Ohio (Cuyahoga, Miami, and Tuscarawas counties), Pennsylvania (Bucks & Dauphin counties); South Dakota: Riverside and St Pauls RC in Belle Forche (Butte County); Texas (Harris County), Washington (Clark County) and Terrell (Kaufman County), Wisconsin (Columbia & Manitowoc counties), and Wyoming (Johnson County).
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