I hope those who celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving had a
wonderful weekend. It was close to 80' where I live and we
had a couple of gorgeous Fall days. With my son deployed,
our Thanksgiving was rather quiet. We did hear from him and
all is well, so that was definitely something to be
I've been working hard on a new project (Missing Friends)
that I think you are going to enjoy... and last night the
first part of it went live on Olive Tree Genealogy. It's
free of course, so please drop by and check for your
ancestor names. Remember, it's an ongoing project so
bookmark it and drop by every so often to see what new
years are online.
I'm pretty excited about this so hear's what it's all
about: The Missing Friends Project on
OliveTreeGenealogy.com is extracting the names of those who
immigrated from UK to America or Canada and who were
inquired about by family in various 19th Century
This project can be freely searched at
Missing Friends Project starts with Lloyd's Weekly
Newspaper, published in London England and their weekly
column (1886-1900) called "Long Lost Relatives".
The fields being extracted are name of person in America or
Canada who is missing, where they lived in the UK, when
they left, where they intended going, ship name if known,
when they were last heard from, where they were living when
last heard from, who is seeking them and any miscellaneous
If you have ancestors who settled in America or Canada from
the mid 1800s to 1900 you may want to have a look
It's a huge job and right now I'm working on this alone, so
please be patient as I extract more names from these
New on AncestorsAtRest.com - Brian has put another Maine
ledger book online. This great old ledger book was the
property of Samuel Hinds, of Lincoln County Maine. The
ledger starts in 1832 and has 169 pages containing hundreds
of local Lincoln County Maine names.
They are living in places like Bristol, Bremen, Dresden, St
George. All the pages from the ledger have been scanned
and put online so you can browse the entire book freely.
If you want to take a look for one of your ancestors go to
To see what announcements and data were put online on
OliveTreeGenealogy Blog in October, please visit
If this wraps to 2 lines, go to
and scroll down
(way down!) til you see OCTOBER on the right hand side bar,
then click to view the October files
So far, we have
Reading 17th Century Dutch Handwriting - Introduction +
Parts 1,2,3,4,& 5
More Loyalist Petitions - an example
Upper Canada Land Petition for a Loyalist Ancestor
Membership Lists New Amsterdam (New York City) Dutch
Reformed Church, Question & Answer
Cousins Removed versus 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Cousins - - an
Stephen Peer, Tighrope Walker of Niagara Falls
October Ancestor Most Wanted - $100.00 Reward
ml or http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/
on SEPTEMBER in the right side bar
September Articles posted since our last OliveTreeGenealogy
newsletter are too numerous to list here, but they include
Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (New York) ...
A Guide to Searching the Canadian Ships Passenger ...
New Canadian Collection Part of International News...
Ellis Island Phonetic Matching now possible!
GenSoftReviews Site Launched
Records Of The Reformed Dutch Church Of Albany, Ne...
Finding Ancestors in Passport Records
Cherchez la femme! or How to distinguish between m...
Understanding Diminuitives in 17th Century New Yor...
Patronymics - or understanding names that have you...
What's in a Name?
O'Kelly Chapel records, North Carolina, online 185...
Rensselaer County New York Marriages online
Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Kansas Genealogical Society Conference
Displaying Family Heirlooms - WW1 Medals and Photo...
Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference
9 Million Historic Philadelphia Records Now Search...
Enjoy and feel free to tell others about anything you found
interesting or worthwhile for other genealogists.
-- Lorine McGinnis Schulze
* Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists)
* Naturalization Records
* Images of Ships Lists