The Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter --- helping you find the
roots and branches of your family tree.
V. 2 #1: New Website!
I haven't sent a newsletter in awhile because I've been very busy
gathering records and links and information for a brand new website.
I just put it online on Thursday, so please go and have a look and
see what you think. I hope you like it and that it helps you find
As usual, it's a work in progress and I will be adding information
and links as I find them. I have several exciting databases that I
an eager to transcribe for the new website - a huge job and one I'll
be plugging away at slowly over this long cold winter up north.
(Hint: These databases include passport applications early 1800s,
indexes to naturalization records, almshouse records from NY City
with dates of arrival, ship names, ports of departure and entry.. and
TITLE: Naturalization Records USA & Canada
DESCRIPTION: Search for your immigrant ancestors in online
naturalization records. Learn where to find declarations of
intent, first papers, alien registrations, passport
applications, petitions of naturalization and certificates
of citizenship. HIGHLIGHTS: Immigration & Emigration, USA,
Canada, Searchable databases, Naturalization
Palatine Ships Lists
I've recently uploaded the following ships carrying Palatines
from Germany to Pennsylvania:
Loyal Judith 3 Sept. 1742
Loyal Judith 2 Sept. 1743
Rosanna 26 Sept. 1743
These 3 ships passenger lists join those I already have
online for Palatines to Pennsylvania between 1727 and 1808
My total number of online ships passenger lists for this
time period carrying Germans to PA is 85. This is an ongoing
project and I will be adding more ships continually.
New York Ships Lists
I have added 5 new ships passenger lists for ships to New
York in 1850 and 1851. Many of these ships carried Irish
immigrants, one carried French passengers.
These lists are *graphics*, that is, actual images of the
manifests. They are not transcribed elsewhere on Olive Tree,
and they are not searchable, you must browse each image for
Star of the West, Liverpool to NY 1850 (360 passengers
mainly Irish) 15 images
New York, Dec. 1850 Havres to New York (mainly French
passengers) 5 images
Abby Land 20 Dec. 1850 Liverpool to NY 5 images (I am not
sure that is the ship name; it was difficult to read the
Niagara 26 Dec. 1850 Liverpool to NY (mainly Irish
passengers) 7 images
Joseph Walker, 6 Jan 1851 Liverpool to NY 15 images
Births at sea are noted, as are deaths. Some lists have
stowaways listed on the manifest (names and ages) so you may
be in luck if your ancestor was a stowaway *and* was
discovered before the end of the voyage.
These ships are part of the UNindexed New York arrivals. New
York has no filmed indexes for 1847-1896. These Olive Tree
ships should help if you need to find an ancestor arriving
in the unindexed years. They are NOT in text form anywhere on Olive
Tree, you must scroll through the graphics to find an ancestor
Index of all graphics of ships lists is at
Well, that's it for our first newsletter of the year 2003. Let's get
the year off to a rolling start and find those elusive ancestors!
I am putting out a call for volunteers willing to transcribe some
databases. You will need to be able to read old handwriting of the
1800s from graphics, then type the information into a text editor or
I have hundreds of pages of records waiting to be transcribed for
Olive Tree and NaturalizationRecords.com and welcome any help. There
just aren't enough hours in the day for me to do all this alone.
Please write me at otg@...
if you want to be part of this
exciting venture to bring free genealogical information online
And speaking of free.... please visit
for a look at some of
the free services I've found in the last few months