Here's what's new so far in December on Olive Tree Genealogy and her
1. Emigrants from England 1773-1776
2. Interments in St. Mary's Burial Grounds, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania from 1788-1800
3. Ontario Orphanage Records
4. 1911 Canadian Census Indexes
5. Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison,
Emigrant Agent at Montreal
6. 1809 Pennsylvania Baggage Lists (names of passengers with luggage)
Just to let you know that the ongoing project for "Emigrants from
England 1773-1776" is now complete and online at
Surnames A-G were previously online, and now Surnames H-Z have been
added. If you think your ancestors came from England to America in
this time period, don't miss taking a look.
Click on "English Immigrants to USA 1773-1776 " or scroll down the
page to the list of Surname Letters (A, B, etc)
If you want to try copying and pasting the following URL into your
web browser you can start at Surname "A"
Enjoy and feel free to pass this message on to any lists you
think would be interested!
Olive Tree Genealogy has uploaded the complete list of Interments in
St. Mary's Burial Grounds, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania from 1788-1800.
The Burial records start at
Or start at USA GENEALOGY pages at
Choose PENNSYLVANIA, then scroll down to CHURCH RECORDS and choose
the burials in St Mary's.
You can also get there from the Pennsylvania pages at
St. Mary's, built in 1763, was the second Roman Catholic institution
in Philadelphia. It was the site of the first public religious
commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. Members of the
Continental Congress attended services four times from 1777 to 1781.
George Washington worshiped at St. Marys on at least two occasions.
Puritan-born John Adams came too.
St. Mary's Catholic Church cemetery includes the remains of
Commodore John Barry, known as the "Father of the American Navy";
General Moylan, aid to George Washington; Thomas Fitzsimmons, a
member of the Continental Congress who helped draft the United
States Constitution; and Michael Bouvier,great-great-grandfather of
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
There are more orphanages online at
I've added a list of orphans in the Loyal True Blue Orphanage in
Picton Ontario in 1901, plus two postcard photos (thanks to Phil
Ainsworth for these records)
Also you will find 4 lists of Home Children from England to Canada --
Miss Rye's Peckham Homes in 1881
Miss Rye's Party 1881 on SS Sarmation to Quebec
Father Nugent's Orphans to Quebec 1881 on SS Sarmation
Father Nugent's Orphans to Quebec 1870 on SS Austrian
Just start at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/orphans/
click on CANADIAN ORPHANAGES near the top.
Here are the new uploads of 1911 census Surname Indexes at
********* YORK COUNTY ONTARIO
INDEX to York County Census
1911 census Ontario District 138 York South, Sub District
21, 22, 23, 24 North Toronto
********* LAMBTON COUNTY ONTARIO
INDEX to Lambton County Census
Lambton County, District 87 Arkona Subdistrict 63
Lambton East District 87 Brooke Twp Sub-district Number: 8,
9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 ********* RENFREW COUNTY
INDEX to Renfrew County Census
Renfrew County, Alice Twp, District 116, Sub-District 3, 4,
5 Renfrew County, Raglan Twp., District 117, Sub-District 10
********* DURHAM COUNTY ONTARIO
INDEX to Durham County Census
1911 Ontario Census - Durham, Cavan, Dist. 64, Sub.dist.8
1911 Ontario Census - Durham Co., Clarke Twp, sub districts
#10 - 16. Includes Kendall Village, Newtonville Vilage,
Orono Vilage ********* ELGIN COUNTY ONTARIO
INDEX to Elgin County Census
Elgin County, Malahide Township, District 65, Subdistrict 11
& 12 including Port Bruce Village
********* GREY COUNTY ONTARIO
INDEX to Grey County Census
Grey County District 73, Keppel Township Subdistrict 6 & 8
INDEX TO 1911 Census Records for Manitoba
Province of Manitoba, Winnipeg District #24, Subdistrict 7
********* PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
INDEX TO 1911 Census Records for PEI
Prince Edward Island Enumeration District 1 Township 20 and
21 - Found's Mills, Clifton, Campbellton, New London,
Grahams Road, Margate, Clinton, Stanley and Norborough
INDEX TO 1911 Census Records for Quebec
Quebec, District #179 Montreal Sainte-Anne Sub-District #8 -
Another immigration database has just been put online at
It is "Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James
Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal"
From 1823 to 1849, James Allison was a government emigrant agent at
Montreal, Quebec Canada. He was responsible for the provisioning and
transportation of destitute immigrants from Montreal to locations
mostly in Upper Canada (Ontario). There were several Emigration
Agents in Upper and Lower Canada, each was resonsible for assisting
poor immigrants in finding employment, shelter, provisions and
transportation to their final destination.
This database is an index to names (first and last) with information
on where and how to obtain full details if you find an ancestor.
This helps to fill in the challenging early years of Canadian
immigration so don't miss having a look if you have a missing
ancestor in this time period. Many immigrants arriving in Canada
were on their way to USA, as fares were generally cheaper coming
into Canada, so this database may help those looking anywhere in N.
Several ships with passenger names have been added to the ongoing
1809 Pennsylvania Baggage Lists at
These baggage lists contain the names of passengers who had to pay
taxes on excess baggage. It does not contain the names of passengers
who were exempt because their luggage was not over the limit.
As always, my current list of free databases is at
Genealogy Blogs (with current announcements AND genealogy data) can
be found at