Monday, 18 May 2020

Two-week summary of new & updated USA collections

Below is a summary of US family history collections that have been either newly released or updated by the major genealogy databases during the first half of May. (The last summary list was published on 30 April, 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 1,000 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: RC Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920   (595,000 names added for parishes of St. Ann in Gloucester; St. Mary in Winchester; Holy Family in Rockland; Sacred Heart in Middleborough; Holy Ghost in Whitman; St. Joseph in Holbrook; St. John the Baptist in Peabody; St. Joseph in Ipswich; St. Mary in Lowell; St. Michael in Hudson; St. Edward the Confessor in Medfield; and St. Paul in Hingham.



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