My Kindle Books

  • www.amazon.com
  • www.amazon.com
  • www.amazon.com
  • www.amazon.com
  • www.amazon.com

Germany

Seavers in the News — Julia F. (Haley) Seaver Dies in 1935 in Winthrop, Mass.

It’s time for another edition of “Seavers in the News” – a weekly feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper dated 2 February 1935:

The transcription of the article is:

“SEAVER — In Winthrop, Jan. 31, Julia F. (nee Haley), beloved wife of the late Christopher H. Seaver, formerly of Charlestown.  Funeral from residence, 143 Revere st., Monday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.  Solemn high mass of requiem at the Church of St. John the Evangelist at 10 o’clock.  Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend.”

The source citation is:

“Deaths,” The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, death notice, Saturday, 2 February 1935, page 19, column 6, Julia F. (Haley) Seaver death notice;  Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 25 June 2020).

This obituary provides a death date (31 January 1935), a death place, her spouse’s name, but not her parents or children names.     

I had Julia Frances (Haley) Seaver (1868-1935) in my RootsMagic database.  She was born July 1868 in Charlestown, Mass., the daughter of John and Eliza (Connor) Haley.  She married Christopher Hammond Seaver (1866-1910) in 1898 in Boston, Mass. They four one children:

*  Christopher Hammond Seaver (1898-1899).
*  John William Seaver (1900-1978).
*  Albert E. Seaver (1901-1949), married 1937 Antonina E. Lavish (1909-1992).
*  Mary A. Seaver (1904-????).

Julia’s husband, Christopher Hammond Seaver, is not my relative as far as I know.  His grandfather, Hammond Seaver (1810-1850) came from Germany before 1839.

There are over 9,000 Seaver “stories” in my family tree – and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and some are widowed for a long time.  I am glad that I can honor Julia Frances (Haley) Seaver today.  

You never know when a descendant will find this blog post and learn something about their ancestors, or will provide more information about them to me.

                                  =============================================


Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Newspapers.com and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.



Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

Please comment on this post on the website by clicking the URL above and then the “Comments” link at the bottom of each post.  Share it on Twitter, Facebook,  or Pinterest using the icons below.  Or contact me by email at randy.seaver@gmail.com.


Historical Record Collections Added to MyHeritage in the First Half of December

The following announcement was written by MyHeritage:

MyHeritage has just added seven new collections encompassing 16.2 million records from all over the world: Netherlands, Notarial Records; Inwards Unassisted Passengers to Victoria; Jewish Holocaust Memorials and Jewish Residents of Germany 1939–1945; Copenhagen Emigration Index; and burial collections from Canada, Ireland, and the U.K.

Here is the full breakdown of the records:

Collection Description Number of Records Link to Search

Netherlands, Notarial Records, 1600-1935

An index to notarial records throughout the Netherlands from 1600 to 1935. 10,677,361 records Search collection now

Canada, Burials, 1800-2019

An index to burial records from Canada from 1800 to 2019. 2,137,853 records Search collection now

Inwards Unassisted Passengers to Victoria 1852-1923

A list of people who arrived into Victoria from overseas ports from 1852 to 1923. 1,813,245 records Search collection now

Jewish Holocaust Memorials and Jewish Residents of Germany 1939-1945

Memorial records of Holocaust victims from the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. The collection also includes Jews who lived in Germany from 1933 to 1945. 848,844 records Search collection now

Denmark, Copenhagen Emigration Index, 1869-1908

An index of police emigration protocols for individuals emigrating from Copenhagen from 1869 to 1908. 386,077 records Search collection now

Republic of Ireland, Index of Burials, 1900-2019

An index of cemetery records from various cemeteries throughout Ireland from 1900 to 2019. 205,995 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Index of Burials, 1900-2019

Same as above for the U.K. 158,099 records Search collection now

Netherlands, Notarial Records, 1600–1935

This collection of over 10.6 million records is an index to notarial records throughout the Netherlands. Notarial records are kept by notaries, public officers appointed by the Dutch government to provide services including drafting, authenticating, and registering legal documents. Documents notarized in this collection that are useful for genealogical research include wills and testaments, estate inventories/divisions, marriage contracts, guardianships, and mortgages.

Notarization began in the Netherlands in the 16th century. At that time, no notarial records were kept in the provinces of Drenthe, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, and Overijssel. However, in 1811, the Netherlands was annexed by the French Empire, which led to a standardization of notarial law and notaries being appointed in these provinces.

Information in these records includes the names of the applicants, their residence, occupation, and the notarial record date and type.

Canada, Burials, 1800–2019

This free collection of over 2 million records is an index to burial records from Canada. Records typically list the name of the deceased, death year, birth year, and burial place. Burials usually took place with a few days of death. Cemeteries can help you trace the burial and or death of a Canadian relative. Burial records may also help identify ancestors not recorded in other records.

Inwards Unassisted Passengers to Victoria 1852–1923

This collection of 1.8 million records includes people who arrived in Victoria from overseas ports between 1852 and 1923. The lists are sometimes called “unassisted passenger lists,” as immigrants funded the cost of their own voyage. The records generally include first name and surname, marital status, age, sex, nationality, and occupation.

Information recorded about the ship includes the name of the ship’s captain, dates of departure, and total number of passengers.

Jewish Holocaust Memorials and Jewish Residents of Germany 1939–1945

This free collection includes records of Jewish Holocaust victims from memorials in the Czech Republic, Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The collection also includes 442,972 Jews who lived in Germany from 1933 to 1945. A record may include: given name, surname, maiden name, birth date, birthplace, residence, death date, death place, place of imprisonment, and deportation or emigration.

The list of Jewish residents in the German Reich 1933–1945 records the individual life and biography dates of about 600,000 people who resided within the borders of the German Reich (as of December 31, 1937) and who were persecuted because of their Jewish origin or religion.

Population censuses were taken on June 16, 1933 and May 17, 1939. These 2 censuses provide information about the number of Jewish residents in Germany, and they reveal the dramatic decline of the Jewish population in Germany during the 1930s as a result of Nazi persecution: many Jews emigrated or were expelled, the remaining population aged, and the birth rate dropped. While in June 1933 almost 500,000 members of the Jewish community had been registered, there were only approximately 234,000 people of Jewish origin left in the territory of the old Reich in May 1939.

Denmark, Copenhagen Emigration Index, 1869–1908

This collection is an index of police emigration protocols for individuals who emigrated from Copenhagen between 1869 and 1908. Records may contain the following searchable information: first and last name, birthplace, estimated birth year, former residence, and date of registration with the Copenhagen police. The age of the individual at the time of emigration, ship name, occupation, contract number, and additional comments are also viewable.

The Copenhagen police emigration protocols were introduced in the Danish parliament on May 1, 1668. The vast majority of these records list individuals who emigrated to the United States. Registration in the protocols was required both to emigrate directly from Denmark or by way of another European city, and subsequently, the records do not necessarily represent the final departure location of the emigrant. The majority of the records are for Danish citizens, but there are also over 150,000 records of non-Danish emigrants, primarily Swedes.

Republic of Ireland, Index of Burials, 1900–2019

This free collection includes records from various cemeteries located in the Republic of Ireland. A record may include the name of the cemetery, given name and surname of the deceased, age, city, date of birth, date of death, and religion. Note that some records are pre-1900.

Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors who were not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women.

United Kingdom, Index of Burials, 1900–2019

This free collection includes records from various cemeteries located in the United Kingdom. A record may include the name of the cemetery, given name and surname of the deceased, age, city, date of birth, date of death, and religion. Note that some records are pre-1900.

Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors who were not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women.

Summary

Enjoy searching all of these new collections that are now available on MyHeritage SuperSearch™. Searching these records is always free, and you can also view and save records to your family tree from four collections in this update: the Jewish Holocaust Memorials and Jewish Residents of Germany 1939–1945 and the three burial collections from Canada, Ireland and the U.K. Our Record Matching technology will notify you automatically if any of these records mention a member of your family tree. You’ll then be able to review the record and decide if you’d like to add the new information to your tree. To fully access Record Matches or to view or save records from the other collections, you’ll need a Data or Complete subscription.

Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org – Week of 22 to 28 September 2019

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 28 September 2019, there were 2,589 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 5 from last week):

The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

— Collections Added   —

*  Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage License Bonds Indexes, 1623-1866     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460239); 218,434 indexed records with 218,434 record images, ADDED 27 Sep 2019

Illinois, Kane County, Elgin, Gail Borden Public Library District, Local Newspaper Obituary Digital Index, 1922-2017    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3319741); 66,820 indexed records with 66,820 record images, ADDED 26 Sep 2019

Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes, 1595-1858    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460908); 364,122 indexed records with 364,122 record images, ADDED 27 Sep 2019

England, Lancashire, Rusholme Road Cemetery 1821-1933   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460245); 67,177 indexed records with 67,177 record images, ADDED 27 Sep 2019

*  France, Gironde, Civil Registration, 1696-1912  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3235410); Index only, no images, ADDED 25 Sep 2019

— Collections Updated —

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 – 1960       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155912); 195,720 indexed records with 39,635 record images (was 193,352 records with 39,613 images), Updated 24 Sep 2019

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242825); 9,148 indexed records with 27,717 record images (was 9,063 records with 27,717 images), Updated 27 Sep 2019

Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398461); 66,323 indexed records with 66,279 record images (was 39,099 records with 39,068 images), Updated 28 Sep 2019

Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); 9,862 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 8,879 records with 6,567 images), Updated 28 Sep 2019

United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2061540); 532,940 indexed records with 707,724 record images (was 532,611 records with 707,724 images), Updated 23 Sep 2019

England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2340291); 248,616 indexed records with 12,382 record images (was 126,104 records with 5,959 images), Updated 27 Sep 2019

Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780016); Browse 1,165,845 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 835,572 images), Updated 24 Sep 2019

England and Wales Census, 1871  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1538354); 22,933,411 indexed records with 1,281,291 record images (was 22,933,411 records with 1,281,291 images), Updated 27 Sep 2019

Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922410); 52,015 indexed records with 134,797 record images (was 4,343 records with 134,797 images), Updated 28 Sep 2019

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,153,315 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,153,315 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 27 Sep 2019

Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 121,589 indexed records with 2,995 record images (was 120,038 records with 2,993 images), Updated 28 Sep 2019

Colorado, Jefferson County, Wheat Ridge, Crown Hill Cemetery Records, 1900-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3235393); 27,111 indexed records with 1,299 record images (was 26,150 records with 1,254 images), Updated 27 Sep 2019

New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 94,450 indexed records with 1,031 record images (was 94,301 records with 1,029 images), Updated 23 Sep 2019

Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 1,023 indexed records with 4,645 record images (was 288 records with 1,108 images), Updated 28 Sep 2019

Hawaii, World War I Service Records, 1917-1919  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3019092); 9,527 indexed records with 9,512 record images (was 9,527 records with 9,512 images), Updated 24 Sep 2019

Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326815); 151,551 indexed records with 2,561 record images (was 148,016 records with 2,501 images), Updated 27 Sep 2019

South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2834217); 16,917 indexed records with 1,096 record images (was 16,636 records with 1,078 images), Updated 27 Sep 2019

Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 212,623 indexed records with 35,777 record images (was 152,807 records with 27,223 images), Updated 28 Sep 2019

Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 21,693 indexed records with 10,829 record images (was 16,609 records with 8,304 images), Updated 28 Sep 2019

Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); 10,153 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 4,392 records with 708,628 images), Updated 28 Sep 2019

— Collections with new images —

England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2556014); 1,856,675 indexed records with 140,294 record images (was 1,856,675 records with 134,436 images),  26 Aug 2019

France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,882,907 indexed records with 3,099,653 record images (was 7,882,907 records with 3,097,802 images),  28 Mar 2018

Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015626); 3,503,512 indexed records with 8,061,512 record images (was 3,503,512 records with 8,060,529 images),  14 Mar 2019

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,043,205 indexed records with 206,456 record images (was 2,043,205 records with 194,182 images),  12 Sep 2019

Oregon, Multnomah County, Voting Registration Records, 1908-1958        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2759505); 988,549 indexed records with 982,465 record images (was 988,549 records with 980,956 images),  5 Jul 2019

— Collections with images removed —


United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 5,344,149 indexed records with 281,154 record images (was 5,344,149 records with 292,272 images),  27 Aug 2019

United States, Cemetery Abstracts       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2579610); 468,634 indexed records with 64,640 record images (was 468,634 records with 69,349 images),  17 Sep 2019

South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573604); 439,965 indexed records with 315,683 record images (was 439,965 records with 316,352 images),  3 May 2019

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245); 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,610,973 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,978 images),  9 Aug 2019

— Collections with records removed —


United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,644 records), no images (was 875,610,657 records with 0 images),  17 Jun 2015

California Birth Index, 1905-1995       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001879); Index only (24,589,479 records), no images (was 24,589,480 records with 0 images),  1 Mar 2012
===========================================

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the “Filter by collection name” feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. “church england”) to find collections with those keywords.

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the “Learn more” link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

=============================================

The URL for this post is:  


Copyright (c) 2019, Randall J. Seaver

Please comment on this post on the website by clicking the URL above and then the “Comments” link at the bottom of each post.  Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest using the icons below.  Or contact me by email at randy.seaver@gmail.com.


New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 9 September 2019

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

FamilySearch added newfree, historical records this week from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the United States. 

Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 120,328 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Costa Rica Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 42,462 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1912 18 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 61,223 0 New indexed records collection
Panama Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973 36,461 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Paraguay Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 159,525 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 9,161 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 306,796 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Portugal Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 27,59 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Russia Russia, Samara Church Books 1748-1934 6,463 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941 30,264 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Military Servicemen in World War I Records, 1919 4,736 0 New indexed records collection
About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.