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New Records on FamilySearch from May 2019

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in May of 2019 with almost 14 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. Over 387,000 new digital images were added as well. New historical records were added from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, England, France, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the Ukraine,  and the United States, which includes Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah,and Washington. United States records also include Confederate Officers Card Indexes, Native American Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, and Obituaries from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. FamilySearch also added digital images from Alaska, BillionGraves,and Spain.

Find your ancestors using these free archives online, including birth, marriage, death, and church records. Millions of new genealogy records are added each month to make your search easier.

Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930 37,753 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977 72 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Australia Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 1,717 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Australia Australia, South Australia, Will and Probate Records 3,229 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Civil Registration, 1925-1995 207,754 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Civil Registration, 1925-1995 1,848,685 0 New indexed records collection
Canada Canadian Headstones 1,882,916 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada Canada, Nova Scotia, Records of Aliens pre-examined at Halifax, 1923-1933 16,175 0 New indexed records collection
Cape Verde Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 9,631 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980 40 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Northamptonshire, Non-conformist Records, 1840-1894 3,020 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
France France, Vienne, Census, 1836 3,362 0 New indexed records collection
Italy Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937 33,197 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Nicaragua Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 59,266 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Other BillionGraves Index 338,467 338,467 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1935-1999 5,618 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 123,377 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Poland Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 13,835 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Scotland Scotland Census, 1901 4,437,987 0 New indexed records collection
South Africa South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950 1,547 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain Spain, Soldier Personal Service Files, 1835-1940 0 48,650 Added images to an existing collection
Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1930 438,196 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United Kingdom Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935 309,802 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 5,248 0 New indexed records collection
United States Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 1,058 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Alaska, Pioneer Home discharge index, 1913-1958 3,973 0 New indexed records collection
United States Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959 0 92 Added images to an existing collection
United States Arizona, Mesa LDS Family History Center, Obituary Index, 1959-2014 852,446 0 New indexed records collection
United States California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935 241 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Delaware, World War I Servicemen Records, 1917-1919 5 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 10 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Kansas, Gove County Enumeration Books and List of Residents, 1909-1950 1,703 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Mississippi, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 528 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938 368 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011 108 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010 10 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States New Jersey, Jersey City, Holy Name Cemetery, Card Index of Interment, 1849-1984 42,736 0 New indexed records collection
United States New York State Census, 1905 30,556 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850 1,670,429 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio, Columbus, Union Cemetery, Burial Records, ca. 1878-1980 54,081 0 New indexed records collection
United States Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 145 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919 1,420 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918 230,784 0 New indexed records collection
United States Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936 165,566 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963 82 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Board of Health Birth Return Records, 1908-1911 9,198 0 New indexed records collection
United States Texas, Cooke County, Deeds, 1895-1924 1,738 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1909-1924 6,722 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, Gonzales County, Birth Records, 1878-1945 74,466 0 New indexed records collection
United States Texas, Gonzales County, School Records, 1910-1970 447,043 0 New indexed records collection
United States Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012 70 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865 104,563 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Florida, Index to Alien Arrivals by Airplane at Miami, 1930-1942 183 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970 9 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012 374,380 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Utah, Salt Lake County, Enrolled Militia, 1895 8,901 0 New indexed records collection
United States Utah, World War I Army Servicemen Records Abstracts, 1914-1918 18,884 0 New indexed records collection
United States Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945 42,317 0 New indexed records collection
United States Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1938 378 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Washington, World War I Veteran’s Compensation Fund Application Records, 1921-1925 258 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection

Serfin’ U.S.A. with Benjamin Franklin

Yesterday I examined the facts and logic of a recent USA Today opinion essay, “Killing the Electoral College Means Rural Americans Would Be Serfs” by Trent England. I found them unconvincing.

The portions of the essay that invoke history are more alarmist and equally slipshod. England writes:

…history shows that city dwellers have a nasty habit of taking advantage of their country cousins. Greeks enslaved whole masses of rural people, known as helots. Medieval Europe had feudalism. The Russians had their serfs.

That’s laughable, and not just because this conception of world history appears to be confined to the western half of Eurasia.

Before the Industrial Revolution, the overwhelming proportion of people in all large societies worked in agriculture. Cities were relatively small. Urban elites didn’t just head out to the countryside and enslave the people they found there. Rather, local strongmen forced the bulk of their neighbors to work the fields for them in exchange for protection. Only over time did elite families take urban dwellings as well, and only later did urban traders turn themselves into country aristocrats.

Notably, England doesn’t discuss the U.S. of A.’s own history of enslaving and oppressing people to make them work on agricultural production. In the ante-bellum period and then in the Jim Crow era, the Electoral College preserved the power of the local elites who maintained and benefited from that exploitation. Nobody looking at U.S. history should think that the Electoral College system has protected the rural Americans who actually did the work.

“The idea that every vote should count equally is attractive,” England writes. Yes, that’s why his state of Oklahoma and every other counts votes equally for local elections. I have yet to see proponents of the national Electoral College demand a similar system for their own states. The U.S. Supreme Court has even ruled that state and local elections must be based on the principle of “one person, one vote.”

England goes on:

But a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin famously reminds us that democracy can be “two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for lunch.” (City dwellers who think that meat comes from the grocery store might not understand why this is such a big problem for the lamb.)

England snidely suggests that “city dwellers” don’t know where meat comes from, but really he destroys his claim to speak for rural America by treating “two wolves and a lamb” as the norm.

There are more than 5,000,000 sheep in America and fewer than 25,000 wolves. Lambs would be well off in a “one animal, one vote” democracy where sheep could easily outvote wolves. The only time wolves outnumber sheep is when they maneuver to create that situation for their own advantage. Likewise, politicians worried about losing fair votes manipulate electoral districts (gerrymandering) or cling to an old imbalanced system (the Electoral College).

Franklin never made that mistake about wolves and sheep because Franklin never said what England quotes him as saying. The line appears nowhere in the Franklin Papers at Founders Online. Wikiquote not only notes that lack of a credible source but also how the word “lunch” appeared well after Franklin’s lifetime. England’s phrase “a quote often attributed to” hints that he recognized how unreliable this attribution was but decided to use it anyway because it served his purposes.

Likewise, the present Electoral College system continues to serve the purposes of some Americans, so they’ll use any argument to make it appear to be fair, logical, or beneficial. But those arguments melt on scrutiny.

Plus Edition Newsletter Has Been Sent

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A notice of the latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter was sent to you a few minutes ago. Here are the articles in this week’s Plus Edition newsletter:

(+) What is the Purpose of a Genealogy Program?

Ancestry.com is under Fire as new DNA Algorithm Drastically Changes the Ethnicity of Some Users

Follow-up: Ancestry.com is under Fire as new DNA Algorithm Drastically Changes the Ethnicity of Some Users

See Long Hidden Historic Photos of the Gritty, Compelling Lives of Tough Maine Fishermen

Archival Grant Opportunity: Historical and Archival Records Care Grants in Pennsylvania

Churchyards become Lawns in Sweden as Tombstones are typically Removed after 25 Years

Multnomah County (Oregon) Estates, Wills and Guardianship Abstracts 1852-1901, 1904, 1908 are Available from the Genealogical Forum of Oregon

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 29, 2019

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

Donn Devine, R.I.P.

Prediction: The Dead Will Take Over Facebook in the Next 50 Years

Press Release: New Records Reveal Those Imprisoned for Debt in England

Press Release: SLIG Announces New Scholarship Opportunities

Press Release: The Genealogy Squad Facebook Group Announced

Leonardo’s Hair to be DNA Tested

American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Dan Rather

A Genealogy Cartoon about Queen Victoria and Her Relatives

It is the First Day of the Month: Back Up Your Genealogy Files

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

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Genealogy News Bytes – 26 April 2019


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:


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Ancestry’s IPO Talk Shows How Consumer DNA Testing Has Matured






2)  New or Updated Record Collections:

Friday Finds 26 April 2019


3)  Genealogy Education – Webinars:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar – Tuesday, 30 April 7 p.m. PDT:  English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch, by Helen V. Smith

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar – Wednesday, 1 May 11 a.m. PDT:  How to Use Autosomal DNA to Resolve Historical Paternity Cases, by Ugo Perego

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:   Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage 2019 edition, by Sunny Morton

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  How I Built My Own Brick Wall,by Rebecca Whitford Koford


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Finding Your 17th Century Ancestors in England, by Paul Milner

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  England’s Quarter Sessions Records, by Paul Milner

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: Making Sense of the English Census, by Paul Milner

4)  Genealogy Education – Podcasts:

*  Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast:  #65 – Marking Your Pictures

*  The Photo Detective Podcast:  Episode 38: The Last Muster Journey



5)  Genealogy Education – Video:

*  23andMe YouTube:  DNA Day Videos (many)

MyHeritage YouTube:  DNA Day Videos (many)


*  Boundless Genealogy YouTube:  Genealogy Brick Wall Bertha Case Study: Step 1

*  The BYU Family History Library Library YouTube:  The Knowles Collection- Todd Knowles


*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Family Activities to Involve Children in Family History






8)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes – 23 April 2019?

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