FamilySearch Power-User Tip: Find New & Updated Genealogy Collections

By Allison Dolan

 

Recently I followed our own advice (from the popular Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch book, and now our Become a FamilySearch.org Power User online course) to check for recently added or updated record collections at the free FamilySearch website. It’s easy to do:

1. On the FamilySearch home page, hover over Search and choose Records.

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2. On the Search page, choose Browse All Published Collections. (This link may appear below the gray box, depending how wide your browser window is.)

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3. Finally, click Last Updated to bring all the new or newly updated collections to the top.

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I discovered a new collection with record images, Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954. I found marriage registers or certificates for a bunch of relatives, including my great-great-grandparents, married the day before Thanksgiving, 1900:

And this register clued me into a missing person in my tree:

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I didn’t have Josephine, born when her mother was 48, in my tree. She married Herman H. Brink Sept. 22, 1885.