Alabama Archives Adds Additional Counties to the 1867 Voter Registration database

The Alabama Department of Archives & History has updated the 1867 Voter Registration database online.

1867 Voter Registration Database
Entries for the counties of Lee, Lowndes, Limestone, Hale and Jefferson Counties are now available.

Currently all entries for Washington, Wilcox, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Tallapoosa, Talladega, Sumter, St. Clair, Shelby, Russell, Randolph, Pike, Pickens, Perry, Macon, Madison, Morgan, Marion, Mobile, Marshall, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Limestone, Hale and Jefferson Counties are available.

Shelby County Reporter Added to BPL Obituary Indexing Project

Okay, this one will be brief. I checked today to see if BPL had updated the obituary indexes lately (they have been back to January 1939 for several weeks) and I saw that they had added a NEW newspaper to the indexing project.

Shelby County Reporter
* Current coverage
* January 1938 – December 1938
* 82 entries

The Shelby County Reporter was published in Columbiana, Shelby County, Alabama. This a much welcome addition to the project.

You can search the index at:

BPL Obituary Index

Also don’t forget that BGS’s 50th birthday is in March!  We will celebrate with friends new and old on March 21st.  More information is to come!

FamilySearch Record Search Update

Paul Nata, Public Affairs Manager for FamilySearch, said in a press release January 31, 2009, that FamilySearch had added over 40 million new records to its Record Search pilot since January 5th.

Individuals with international roots from Argentina, Canada, Germany, IrelandGermany, Netherlands, and the Philippines will find some nice surprises in the newly added collections.

Birth, marriage, and death records were added for the Netherlands and Ireland.  Irish researchers in particular have been anxiously awaiting the 23 million records from the Irish Civil Registration indexes.   These records date from 1845-1958 and are also known as the Statutory Registration Records. Statutory registration for Protestants began in 1845 and for Catholics in 1864.

Many thanks to the thousands of online FamilySearch Indexing volunteers who helped make these wonderful records available.

See the chart below for more details. The new records can be searched for free at FamilySearch.org

(Click Search Records, then Record Search pilot).

Collection Name

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

1869 Argentina National Census

232,853

157,133

New

California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records  1835-1931

43,407

61,017

New

Canada Census 1916

1,811,736

36,263

New

Costa Rica Church Records 1595-1992

1,387,505

260,367

New

Germany Burials 1500-1900

3,633,851


New

Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

23,023,320

70,971

New

Mexico Aguascalientes Catholic Church Records 1616-1961


601,572

New

Netherlands Births and Baptisms

1,350,335


New

Netherlands Marriages

374,659


New

Netherlands Deaths and Burials

206,477


New

Philippines Marriages

2,224,877


New

1920 United States Census

2,437,479

50,364

Added  Alabama

1850 United States Census

1,425,756


Added Alabama and Indian Population

1850 United States Census (Slave Schedule)

869,079


Added Alabama, Missouri, and South Carolina

1850 United States Census (Mortality Schedule)

37,993


Added Louisiana and Indian Population

1870 United States Census

7,954,406


Added Pennsylvania

Alabama Archives Continues to Update 1867 Voter Registration database

The Alabama Department of Archives & History has updated the 1867 Voter Registration database online.

1867 Voter Registration Database
Entries for the counties of Monroe, Montgomery, Lauderdale and Lawrence have been added.  Now you can search all names from the following counties: Washington, Wilcox, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Tallapoosa, Talladega, Sumter, St. Clair, Shelby, Russell, Randolph, Pike, Pickens, Perry, Macon, Madison, Morgan, Marion, Mobile, Marshall, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Lauderdale and Lawrence Counties.

Alabama Archives Updates 1867 Voter Registration Database (again)

The Alabama Department of Archives & History has updated the 1867 Voter Registration database online.

1867 Voter Registration Database
Entries for the county of Marengo have been added.  Now you can search all names from the following counties: Wilcox, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Tallapoosa, Talladega, Sumter, St. Clair, Shelby, Russell, Perry, Pike, Pickens, Macon, Morgan, Marion, Mobile, Marshall, and Marengo counties.

Alabama Archives updates 1867 Voter Registration Database

The Alabama Department of Archives & History has updated the 1867 Voter Registration database online.

1867 Voter Registration Database
The entries for the counties of Marion, Mobile and Marshall have been added. Now you can search all names from the following counties: Wilcox, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Tallapoosa, Talladega, Sumter, St. Clair, Shelby, Russell, Perry, Pike, Pickens, Macon, Morgan Marion, Mobile and Marshall Counties.