It’s been a while since my last post, so let me take you through some of the new U.S. content released on Ancestry.com since then:
United States Obituary Collection – This database continues to grow weekly. Plus, beginning this year, it now contains more extracted fields, and in some cases, photographs.
Jewish Collection – Several new databases were added, including content from AJHS, JewishGen and Miriam Weiner.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s – Over 100,000 records were added to the database.
Selected U.S. Naturalization Records – Original Documents, 1790-1974 (World Archives Project) – 15 new states were added to this important collection of original documents, including Alabama, Louisiana, Oregon, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Mississippi, South Carolina, Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Washington.
U.S. City Directories – Since May, we’ve added over 4,200 new city directories to this huge collection, ranging from the years 1820-1949. Over 1,000 more from later years are coming within the next 30 days.
Virgin Islands Slave Records – For the first time ever, these priceless records have been published online. More collections are in the works.
U.S. School Yearbooks – The largest online school yearbook collection grew by 2,000 with the most recent update.
NARA Collections on Ancestry.com – This new catalog was added to give users the ability to search by keyword, title, and series number to see if a NARA collection is available on Ancestry.com. To see the full list of NARA titles available to subscribers, click here.
Historical Newspaper Collection – Newspapers from over 80 new U.S. cities and towns were added.
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – Draft cards from the state of Illinois were added.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the collections above or on U.S. Content in general.
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