I can hardly believe there are only 15 more days til
Christmas! The good news for me personally is that my son
who is in Afghanistan might be able to make it home for a
Christmas celebration. It doesn't really matter that it
won't be Christmas Day, we'll just celebrate later this
I hope that everyone, no matter what your personal views
are on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, will support our
military personnel who are doing their jobs over there.
It's tough on everyone including the families left behind.
My son has 3 children at home, ages 4 weeks to 5 years, and
it's very hard on his wife.
Back to Christmas and celebrations (if you celebrate that
holiday) - I found what I think is a very cool gift for my
husband's grandmother. She is not at all technology savvy
so we bought her a digital photo frame. We're loading it
with a memory card from our digital camera, with photos we
uploaded from my computer. We put current photos plus old
black and whites and family photos from the 1800s on the
card which is going in the frame.
Now she can enjoy her own personal slide show all winter
long. And the winters here in Canada are very cold, very
snowy and very long....
I wrote about this gift idea and put up links to buy a
digital photo frame, a digital photo key chain and a
digital photo wallet card, on
I've also been busy setting up a new section of Olive Tree
Genealogy. One of my other sites, ShipsListsOnline, has
been offline for over a month now. I've given up on the
host fixing the server problems to get things back up and
running and have started moving the data over to Olive Tree
As of yesterday I have the outbound ships from USA to
Europe and United Kingdom online at
Neither USA nor Canada had to keep outbound passenger lists
so these are very difficult to find. Luckily there are
newspaper accounts and collectors have some originals in
their collections. It takes me awhile to obtain copies of
these lists but they're coming online slowly but surely.
I'm working next on the outbound ships from Canada to USA
ports of arrival. Please keep checking back at the Outbound
Passenger Lists section for new data added
Last, but not least, I added the following 2 ships:
Rescued Passengers from Ship William Nelson Antwerp to New
York June 1865
First Class Passengers on board S.S. Oceanic, Southampton
and Cherbourg to New York via Queenstown, Wednesday,
September 13, 1911
You can click on the direct links to these ships at
P.S. Those who have an Ancestry subscription might be
interested in their new Passport Applications online. These
passports are from 1795-1925 and include emergency passport
applications 1877-1907, passport application registers for
1810-1817, 1830-1831, & 1834-1906 See
more details and a direct link to the data.
-- Lorine McGinnis Schulze
* Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists)
* Naturalization Records
* Images of Ships Lists