New Databases and Happy Holidays!
- Hi everyone
I hope you are all getting a chance to visit family over the holiday
My son, who is in the Canadian military, will be able to make it
home for a visit this year so I'm busy getting ready for that with
lots of cooking going on in my kitchen. There will be lots of
grandchildren here too, so we're looking forward to a nice visit.
It's a busy time of year for many but I wanted to give you a little
reminder of what's new on Olive Tree Genealogy and what great free
databases are being offered elsewhere.
Many of you have probably found lots of information online for at
least a few of your ancestors. But one of the burning questions is
how accurate is this info? Can you trust it? Here's my answer to
I Found My Great Great Grandfather Online -- Now What!!???
(Verifying Records Found On Webpages)
You just found a church record for the marriage of your great great
grandfather, or the record of your 4th great grandparents on a
passenger list of a ship to the New World in 1777 - wow! But you
have questions - how accurate is this information? How can you
All records have the potential for error once they have been
transcribed. This results in the possibility of culmination of
errors with each succeeding transcription. Deliberate altering of
the records (such as adding details the transcriber believes are
correct; changing the spelling of names etc) results in even more
possibility of corruption.
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What's New on Olive Tree Genealogy & her sister sites
More Coffin Plates have gone online at Ancestors at Rest. This is a
really great database, growing daily, and the only place on the `net
gathering these unique items for you. Brian has graphics as well as
the text from each coffin plate so take a peek, who knows, your
ancestor might be there!
Brian also has a huge collection of Funeral and Mourning cards
Submissions are always welcome, just email Brian at
ancestorsatrest@... with the picture of your coffin plate
or funeral card and he'll put it online.
What's New (and FREE) on other sites:
Ancestry extended the FREE access to their recently updated online
ship passenger lists and immigration records collection. You can
search for free for the rest of December
All you need to do is register, no credit card is required. This
includes their newly updated New York passenger lists database, from
1820-1957. Ellis Island website online only goes to 1924 so this is
your chance to search for elusive ancestors in that later time
To get there, just go to http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/ and
click on the graphic on the left hand side bar.
Steve Morse has also created one of his wonderful ONE STEP search
engines for this database. See http://www.stevemorse.org/
If you're into buying genealogy related gifts for Christmas and
looking for something a little different, Ancestry is offering 40%
off their Canadian Deluxe subscription. It includes American records
so take a look by going to
http://olivetreegenealogy.com/index1.shtml and clicking on the
graphic top left.
This is a short newsletter, I have to get back to my attempts to
create a sweet potato-parsnip-goat's milk cheese-asparagus pie! My
husband loves every one I've made so far, but none of them is
exactly what I have in mind. I haven't been able to find a recipe
(except for sweet potato pie which is not what I want) so I'm having
fun inventing my own. It's a little frustrating though so if anyone
knows of a recipe please write to me at olivetreegenealogy@...
Happy Holidays and hope you find many ancestors in 2007!