Tuesday 4 May 2021

Three-week summary of new & updated USA genealogy collections

Below is a summary of US family history collections that have been released or updated by the major genealogy databases in the last three weeks. (The previous summary list was published on 12 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, if provided by the database.

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. I do not include updates of fewer than 1,000 records.




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  • Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from:
    Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park), Sacred Heart (Boston), St. Aidan (Brookline), St. Margaret of Scotland (Beverly), St. Mary of the Assumption (Brookline), St. Augustine (South Boston), SS Peter and Paul (South Boston), St. Edward (Brockton) and St. John the Evangelist (Winthrop). (c440,000 additional searchable names)


Family Search
  • The database updated 26 US collections

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