Four-week summary of USA genealogy updates


Below is a summary of US family history collections that have been released or updated by the major genealogy databases in the last four weeks. (The previous summary list was published on 8 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/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.

NEW COLLECTIONS

AmericanAncestors

Ancestry

FamilySearch

UPDATED COLLECTIONS

AmericanAncestors

  • Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920
    More than 400,00 names added for these parishes:
  • St. John the Evangelist of Newton
    Our Lady of Victories/Notre Dame des Victoires
    St. Angela’s Mattapan
    Blessed Sacrament, St. Thomas Aquinas and All Saints, all in Roxbury
    St. Adalbert Hyde Park
    Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and St. Vincent de Paul, both in South Boston
    St. Lazarus, East Boston
    Sacred Heart and St Joseph, both in Amesbury
    St. Agnes, and St James, both in Arlington
    St. Mary, Ayer

    Blessed Sacrament, and St. Thomas Aquinas, both in Jamaica Plain.

Ancestry

FamilySearch

    Some 67 US collections have been updated in the last month. Rather than create an excrutiatingly long blogpost, I’ll simply direct you to the FamilySearch.org update page. On the right hand side of the landing page, beneath ‘Historical Record Collections’, click the blue ‘Last Updated’ column title twice. You’ll now see the most recently updated collection at the top of the list. (You need to be signed in to reach this page.)

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Posted On: April 12, 2021 at 09:49AM