Latest additions and updated collections to ancestry.com

Ancestry.com Monday September 26, 2016

New Additions:

Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775

About Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775

About This Collection

This collection consists of the entire seven volume set of Colonial Families of the United States of America: in Which is Given the History, Genealogy and Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled in the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. See the browse menu for a list of the families included in this collection.

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data:Mackenzie, George Norbury, and Nelson Osgood Rhoades, editors. Colonial Families of the United States of America: in Which is Given the History, Genealogy and Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled in the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. 7 volumes. 1912. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966, 1995.

Updated Collections

1. Delaware, Birth Records, 1800-1932

About Delaware, Birth Records, 1800-1932

The keeping of vital records – births, marriages, and deaths – has been required by the state of Delaware since 1913, at which time the Office of Vital Statistics was created. Law states that Delaware birth records become public after 72 years. Once a record is old enough to become public it is transferred from the Office of Vital Statistics to the Delaware Public Archives. The Delaware Public Archives also holds earlier birth records dating from before the 1913 state mandate. These have been taken from a variety of sources such as church and Bible records, and newspaper notices.

This data collection contains birth records from Delaware from 1800 to 1932. However, there are some records that extend up to 1932. These come from records available on microfilm at the Delaware Public Archives. Information listed in a birth record generally includes:

  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Parents’ names

 

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Delaware, Birth Records, 1800-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

2. Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999

About Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999

This database is an index extracted from more than 1.7 million birth, baptism, and christening records from Iowa.

What’s in the Index

Volunteers extracted the birth, baptism, and christening details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Iowa births. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of birth and christening records for the state during this time.

Details included in the records vary depending on record type and how completely forms were filled out. Where included in the original records, this index may list the following:

  • name
  • birthplace
  • birth year
  • baptism date
  • death date
  • death age
  • race
  • gender
  • father’s name, age, birthplace
  • mother’s name, age, birthplace
  • paternal grandparents’ names
  • maternal grandparents’ names

Death dates and ages refer to children who died near or at birth.

The FHL film number refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Because this database includes details extracted from family records, researchers will want to confirm facts with original and primary sources.

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data:”Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830–1950.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

3. Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-2015

About Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-2015

This collection includes marriage records from select counties in Texas. Additional counties will be added at a later date. See the list of sources for a full list of the counties included in this database. In some cases, images are not available for portions or all of a particular county.

This collection consists of a mix of marriage licenses, returns, certificates, affidavits, and indexes. The documents that are available in this database vary depending on the county. All marriage records include the names of the bride and groom, as well as the date of the license and/or marriage. In many instances, additional details are available as well.

If a marriage record includes the name and title of an officiant, and that person was affiliated with a religious institution, this can be a clue as to the couple’s religious affiliation. Religious records may extend beyond the marriage and provide additional information on the family. If the name of the institution is not available, by looking up the institution in local directories for that time period, you can often establish that tie.

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-2015 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Original data:

All Sources

Anderson County, Texas. Marriage records. Anderson County Clerk’s Office, Palestine, Texas.

Bexar County, Texas. Marriage returns. Bexar County Clerk’s Office, San Antonio, Texas.

Brazoria County, Texas. Marriage returns. Brazoria County Clerk’s Office, Angleton, Texas.

Burnet County, Texas. Marriage records. Burnet County Clerk’s Office, Burnet, Texas.

Collin County, Texas. Marriage records. Collin County Clerk’s Office, McKinney, Texas.

Denton County, Texas. Marriage records. Denton County Clerk’s Office, Denton, Texas.

El Paso County, Texas. Marriage records. El Paso County Clerk’s Office, El Paso, Texas.

Erath County, Texas. Marriage records. Erath County Clerk’s Office, Stephenville, Texas.

Fort Bend County, Texas. Marriage records. Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office, Richmond, Texas.

Franklin County, Texas. Marriage records. Franklin County Clerk’s Office, Mount Vernon, Texas.

Grayson County, Texas. Marriage records. Grayson County Clerk’s Office, Sherman, Texas.

Harris County, Texas. Marriage records. Harris County Clerk’s Office, Houston, Texas.

Hood County, Texas. Marriage records. Hood County Clerk’s Office, Granbury, Texas.

Hopkins County, Texas. Marriage index. Hopkins County Clerk’s Office, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Hunt County, Texas. Marriage records. Hunt County Clerk’s Office, Greenville, Texas.

Jefferson County, Texas. Marriage index. Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, Beaumont, Texas.

Johnson County, Texas. Marriage records. Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Cleburne, Texas.

Kaufman County, Texas. Marriage records. Kaufman County Clerk’s Office, Kaufman, Texas.

Kerr County, Texas. Marriage records. Kerr County Clerk’s Office, Kerrville, Texas.

Llano County, Texas. Marriage records. Llano County Clerk’s Office, Llano, Texas.

Lubbock County, Texas. Marriage index. Lubbock County Clerk’s Office, Lubbock, Texas.

Montgomery County, Texas. Marriage records. Montgomery County Clerk’s Office, Conroe, Texas.

Nacogdoches County, Texas. Marriage returns. Nacogdoches County Clerk’s Office, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Nueces County, Texas. Marriage returns. Nueces County Clerk’s Office, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Orange County, Texas. Marriage records. Orange County Clerk’s Office, Orange, Texas.

Red River County, Texas. Marriage records. Red River County Clerk’s Office, Clarksville, Texas.

Rockwall County, Texas. Marriage records. Rockwall County Clerk’s Office, Rockwall, Texas.

Shelby County, Texas. Marriage records. Shelby County Clerk’s Office, Center, Texas.

Smith County, Texas. Marriage records. Smith County Clerk’s Office, Tyler, Texas.

Tarrant County, Texas. Marriage licenses. Tarrant County Clerk’s Office, Fort Worth, Texas.

Taylor County, Texas. Marriage records. Taylor County Clerk’s Office, Abilene, Texas.

Titus County, Texas. Marriage records. Titus County Clerk’s Office, Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Tyler County, Texas. Marriage records. Tyler County Clerk’s Office, Woodville, Texas.

Upshur County, Texas. Marriage records. Upshur County Clerk’s Office, Gilmer, Texas.

Wichita County, Texas. Marriage records. Wichita County Clerk’s Office, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Williamson County, Texas. Marriage records. Williamson County Clerk’s Office, Georgetown, Texas.

 

 

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