Some people eat, sleep and chew gum, I do genealogy and write...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 loads up with new collections

Likely in response to the recent setback in DNA testing, has come out with a long list of new record collections. You can view all the new and updated collections in the Ancestry Card Catalog available in the Search menu at the top of most of the pages. Make sure you sort by date added.

Looking down through this long list of new collections, I see some significantly large collections including the following:

  • Ireland, Petty Session Court Registers, 1818-1926 Court, Land, Wills & Financial 23,437,916
  • Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924 Court, Land, Wills & Financial 3,127,594
  • New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909 Birth, Marriage & Death 6,091,199
My work is always cut out for me with record hints. At this time, I have over 17,000 waiting to be processed. 


  1. I don't think it's the DNA slump - I think it's because the Ancestry Indexing system is working again. They were dormant for about two years because of the new indexing process.

    1. Whatever the reason, there is a real surge in new collections and everyone benefits.

  2. The Irish Prison and Petty Sessions records were already online at FMP. The NY records come from the records that Reclaim the Records had "liberated" through FOIA lawsits. So these records are actually nothing new.