Hello fellow genealogists! Wow, summer has been so busy and full of unexpected events for me - some good, some not so good. One thing I ve enjoyed is seeingMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2010View SourceHello fellow genealogists!
Wow, summer has been so busy and full of unexpected events for me -
some good, some not so good. One thing I've enjoyed is seeing several
of my grandchildren (they all live quite a distance from me). Every
year my two oldest (now aged 10 and 12) spend a week with me and I
create a new genealogy activity for them each year.
This year was the toughest, I thought I was out of ideas! But I
managed to think up, and create, a genealogy board game for children.
They loved playing it so it was worth the time and effort. If you are
interested in genealogy games for children which teach your kids or
grandkids about their ancestors, please take a peek at "Genealogy for
Children" at http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/search/label/Genealogy%20for%20Children
Here's what's new and exciting in the Genealogy World:
USA Immigration Records are FREE for Labor Day Weekend... Ancestry is
offering their entire American Immigration record collection for free
this weekend. You can access the records by using the link found at
Have you heard of the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner? I just ordered one! I'm
so excited to get it and try it out as I've heard really good things
about it. I can't wait to get to my 87 year old auntie's to scan all
her old photos! See my post at
or go to http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/ and scroll down the
page a little bit
We have a lively discussion going on at IT BOGGLES MY MIND at
Please join us, I love a good discussion about genealogy.
And more great news if you don't have an Ancestry.com subscription.
Canadian Passenger lists 1925-1935 are now online and indexed at the
Library and Archives Canada at
It's not as easy as going to Ancestry; it's a two part process and a
bit of drudgery but I found my great grandmother there which was
pretty exciting. I wrote a little explanation on how to find your
ancestor(s) at LAC's digitisation project. It's at
If you're on Facebook, please join my Olive Tree Genealogy page at
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=16127378259 I'd love
to see you there - it contains all my blog posts plus discussions.
Those who join (it's free) can also post their own discussion topics,
photos and so on to share with other genealogists.
Hope you enjoyed this newsletter and I'll keep my eyes and ears open
for more good genealogy freebies in the next week!
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