The Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter --- helping you find the
roots and branches of your family tree.
V. 2 #9: New uploads
Here are the list of new 'goodies' on Olive Tree Genealogy and its
sister sites. My volunteers have been hard at work (a big thank you
to all of them!) and the following have been uploaded. Remember that
ALL records on Olive Tree and its sister sites are FREE for all to
I'm working on a Site Map to help researchers navigate my pages (over
1,700 on OTG alone!!) but that's a big job so it won't be ready for a
week or two. Meantime, remember the 4 Steps to Successful Searching
on OTG are
1. Let each page load completely before you do anything
2. Scroll DOWN the entire page (several screens long sometimes)
3. READ the choices on that page before you make your next mouse click
4. Be sure you are still ON my site by checking the URL in your
PASSPORT RECORDS, USA 1809-1887
I have recently put the following Passport records online on
Passport applications are often a valuable source of genealogical
information. NARA has passport applications from October 1795-March
1925. The U. S. Department of State has passport applications from
April 1925 to the present.
Some immigrants applied for passports to return home to visit family
or friends. These records usually give a place of birth or at least
the destination (which is often the home town)
The first passport issued in USA was dated July 1796.
My first new database is an Index to Special Passports 1829-1887.
This is for all states.
Next is an Index to the Register of Passport Applications 1809-1817
for all states, found at
At present 1809 and 1810 are online, the remaining years will follow
as quickly as Cindy G and I get them transcribed.
I have also added new surnames beginning with G, H and L to the
existing Register of Passports 1834-1843 at
These are for all states.
G Surnames are at
H Surnames are at
L Surnames are at
Surnames A to F were already online, and the rest will follow as
quickly as they are transcribed.
All records on NaturalizationRecords.com are FREE to use, please let
each page load completely then scroll down to find the names.
The index to Passport Records and an explanation of Passport Records
as a research tool is at
NEW YORK NATURALIZATION RECORDS for IRISH IMMIGRANTS
Thanks to Pat Connors, there is a new database online at
This database is a list of all Irish-born individuals found in the
Naturalization Declarations of 1853-1859 in Rensselaer County NY
So far 1853 and 1854 are online, the rest will follow
A typical record has the following information: name, age,county in
Ireland where born, city where person left from,date of arrival in
USA, place of residence, date of declaration.
While these names are from declarations filed in Rensselaer Co
Justice Court, they are not just from Rensselaer county. So the
following places of residence havebeen found: Troy, Saratoga Co.,
Lansingburgh, Rensselaer Co., West Troy, Washington Co., Albany Co.,
Bennington VT, Brunswick, Hoosick, Massachusetts, Williamsport PA,
New York City, Green Co., Rockland Co, Schenectady Co, Williamtown MA
and Warren RI.
Pat has done a lot of work on this, and it should help a lot of
researchers find an ancestor.
For a Directory of all Online Naturalization Records for New York, see
SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS to Canada 1800s
Following are the ships passenger lists online 1800-1900:
Officers, Seamen and Marines of His Majesty's Fleet in 1814 Those
killed and wounded at Oswego on Lake Ontario
Duchfour 1836 Ireland to Quebec Canada
Collingwood 1847 Ireland to Quebec
Sesosthis 1847 Ireland to Quebec
Helen Thompson 1847 Ireland to Quebec Canada
Charles Napier 1847 Ireland to St. John New
Marchioness 1847 Ireland to St. John New
Progress 1847 Ireland to St. John New
Argentinus 1859 Ireland to Quebec
Nubia 1861 Ireland to Quebec
Elizabeth 1861 Ireland to St John New
Elizabeth 1863 Ireland to New Brunswick
ubia 1863 Ireland to New Brunswick
Nubia 1863 Ireland to Quebec
Numidian 1895 Liverpool to Quebec
I've updated my existing set of NY Naturalization Records
I've been working on Declarations of Intent in New York 1827-1895,
from the Justice's Court, Albany, New York
Please note that this is *not* the same database that is already
online for Naturalization Records indexes 1821-1991 from the Albany
County Hall of Records [http://www.AlbanyCounty.com]
Thanks to a volunteer, Donna J., the Index to Book 2 & 3 is being put
For now, you can search the index to Surnames for years 1832-1836 for
Surnames beginning with the letters
[A][B][C][D][E][F][G][K][L][N][O][R] More surnames are being
added as fast as Donna and I can get them done.
The records start with Surnames "A" at
You can pass this message on to anyone you think might be interested,
and if you find an ancestor on any of my projects please let me know!