Wednesday 20 April 2022

New / updated genealogy collections for USA: four-week summary

Below is a summary of US family history collections released or updated by the major genealogy databases in the last four weeks. (Previous summary list published 23 March – 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 or 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, and the revised total. I do not include updates of fewer than 1,000 records.

New Collections


  • US 1950 Census: Alaska, American Samoa, Delaware, Guam, New Hampshire, Panama Canal Zone, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Wyoming, and four overseas islands of Canton, Johnston, Midway, and Wake. (3,539,297 indexed records)

Updated Collections

  • Suffolk County, MA Probate File Papers: new additions include case numbers 35452-43717, years 1848-1861 (partial). (Total new papers: 198,000)
  • Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850: records from 13 towns in Berkshire and Hampden counties, 12 towns in Franklin County and 10 towns in western MA. Total additions: 218,4000 records and 449,800 names.
  • Massachusetts: (Image-Only) RC Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from 7 eastern MA parishes: St Mary, Foxborough | St Mary, Quincy | St Monica, South Boston | St Peter South Boston | St Vincent de Paul, South Boston | St John-St Hugh, Roxbury| and St Philip, Roxbury. 24 scanned volumes.
  • Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920
    St Agnes, Arlington | St Joseph, Everett | St Joseph, Lowell | St Joseph. Malden | St James, Medford | St Joseph, Medford | St Joseph, Needham |and St Mary, Quincy | St Louis de France, Lowell | St Rafael, Medford | Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Methuen | St George, Norwood | St Anne, Salem | St Anthony of Padua, Shirley | St Brigid/St Eulalia, South Boston | St Joseh, Woburn. (Total additions: 50,000 records and 100,000 names)


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