I want to wish those who celebrate it, a Happy Thanksgiving
coming up soon! I won't be around as I go in hospital for
surgery on Tuesday Nov. 24th and will be there for 5 days.
Before I go, I wanted to let you know about some really
exciting genealogy news. Footnote.com announced the
release of their latest interactive collection of
historical records: the Native American collection. Working
together with the National Archives and Allen County
Library, Footnote.com has created a unique collection that
will help people discover new details about Native American
The Footnote Interactive Native American Collection at
features original historical
· Ratified Indian Treaties - dating back to 1722
· Indian Census Rolls - featuring personal information
including age, place of residence and degree of Indian
· The Guion Miller Roll - perhaps the most important source
of Cherokee genealogical research
· Dawes Packets - containing original applications for
· And other documents relating to the Five Civilized Tribes
I've been working on the NaturalizationRecords.com website
and have added
some really interesting images as examples of various
naturalization documents starting in 1795 up to 1937. The
changes are interesting but more importantly this shows you
what great things you can find on these documents!
We all want to know where our ancestors came from. We want
to know when they arrived in North America and when they
became citizens. Naturalization and immigration records are
the answer. Sometimes naturalization records for an
ancestor are the only way to discover the family origins
and that all-important ships passenger list.
You can read the rest and click through to the images at
"Naturalization Records, the often overlooked way to find a
Ships Passenger List" at
or go to this shorter URL http://tiny.cc/JHVuv
I hope you are taking some time to follow the questions and
answers on http://askolivetree.blogspot.com/
time to respond to over 30 queries which are set to publish
on the blog automatically while I'm in hospital and
recuperating afterwards. So you won't miss any queries or
answers and who knows - perhaps one of the answers will be
helpful to you in your own genealogy challenges!
Some of the recent questions and responses on Ask Olive
" What to do when searching online records fails
" Finding an ancestor who was MIA
" Finding a Scotland Location
" Looking for a town in Germany
" Looking for a Civil War Soldier's Death
" Guest Genealogist Barbara Brown Answer Part 2
" Guest Genealogist Barbara Brown Answer Part 1
" Guest Genealogist Barbara Brown
" From Canada to Australia - Finding a Ships Passenger
" Finding Catholic Records in Ontario
" New York to Canada - Finding the Records
" Using Wildcards to Find an Ancestor in Online Searches.
" Finding a Ships Passenger List arriving New York 1871.
" Problems with early New York Ships Passenger Lists..
If you have a brick wall, remember you can send your
genealogy queries to AskOliveTree@...
Good hunting and I will be back in touch as soon as I am
home from hospital and able to be online
-- Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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