Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New and Updated Genealogy Databases

The February list of new and updated genealogy databases (not a comprehensive list) includes:

1) New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) ($$):

o Vital Records of Salisbury, Connecticut
o New York and Connecticut additions to the “Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections” database

See all NEHGS Databases at

2) ($$):

o Vietnam War Collection (Free in February) – ( Army Photos and Unit Service Awards. Now totaling over 100,000 photos and documents, this collection helps visitors gain a better perspective and appreciation for this often misunderstood event in U.S. History.
o City Directories – Indianapolis, Denver, Toledo, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Des Moines, New Orleans, more to come
o Civil Rights FBI Case Files
o Massachusetts Vital Records from town records

See list of all document sets on at

3) W0rldVitalRecords ($$):

o Applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914
o Homestead Records -- Broken Bow, Nebraska
o City Directories for New York, New York, 1786-1922
o Records of Awards and Decorations of Honor During the Vietnam War

See list of all document sets on World Vital Records at ContentListing.aspx

4) ($$):

o Delaware Birth, Marriage, Death Records (US)
o US City Directories (Updated) (US)
o London, England Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Banns and Deaths (World)
o 1861 Census of Canada (Updated) (World)
o United States Obituary Collection (Updated) (US)
o UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, NZ, Caribbean Obituary Collections (Updated) (World)
o Many German surname and locality books (World)

See New and Updated Ancestry databases at

5) (Free):

o New Zealand Immigration Passenger Lists, 1871-1915 (images only)
o Cemetery inscriptions in Sydney Branch Library, 1800-1960
o Guatemala Civil Registrations (images only)
o Argentina Catholic Church Records (images only)
o Luxembourg Civil Registration, 1793-1923 (images)
o Netherlands, Noord-Brabant Province Population Registers, 1820-1930 (images only)
o US 1920 Census (index only, no images, 88% complete)

See all Volunteer-indexed databases on the Pilot Record Search site at

6) GenealogyBank ($$):

o 280 African-American Newspapers, 1827-1999
o 117 Newspapers added from 32 states

See list of all titles at

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