USA Immigration, Mennonites, Canada Info, and more
- The Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter --- helping you find the
roots and branches of your family tree.
V. 1 #37: New on OTG
I've been working hard on different sections of Olive Tree. I hope
that you will find an ancestor!
My Ontario Section of Olive Tree has had a major update. I added
hundreds of new links to online records of births, baptisms,
marriages, burials and deaths. I also added information on how to
obtain birth, marriage and death certs in Ontario, and a link to an
online form for sending for certs.
The massive link additions forced me to create new pages so that you
would not have to scroll through screen after screen to find what you
need for those brick-wall Canadian ancestors.
Vital Stats - Birth Records in Ontario
Vital Stats - Marriage Records in Ontario
Vital Stats - Death Records in Ontario
I also found some fantastic online databases for old newspaper
records, and got happily side-tracked looking for my own Ontario
lines (with success!) They have been added as links to my revamped
Newspaper Records in Ontario at
Mennonite Immigration to North America
I found so many great databases online for records of Mennonites
arriving at Canadian ports (Halifax, St. John and Quebec) and then
heading on to Western Provinces of Canada or to dozens of USA states,
that I had to create a page for all this material.
This new page is found at
I also started extracting names of Mennonites found in the 1871
census for Ontario, and links to the results are at the URL above.
New Netherland/New York updates and additions
Last week I sent the following notice to a few New York mailing
lists. If you're looking for ancestors who were in NY at any point in
time, I'd hate for you to miss this, so here is the note I sent:
Recent uploads to Olive Tree Genealogy include the following
New Netherland/New York files:
MERCHANT AND REDCOAT: THE PAPERS OF JOHN GORDON MACOMB, JULY
1757 TO JUNE 1760 (NEW YORK, BRITISH ARMY)
Dutchess County List of Freeholders 1740
Here are the Olive Tree census and census substitute records
previously put online and available at
Palatines in New York 1710
List of Debts in Colony of Rensellaerswyck 1664
1720 Albany County Census
1737 list of Freeholders Dutchess County
Kings' County Oath of Allegiance 1687
Inhabitants Flushing 1698
List of Quakers in Flushing 1755
List of Quakers in New Town 1755
List of Quakers in Hempstead 1755
List of Quakers in Oyster Bay 1755
List of Quakers in Hempstead 1755
List of Quakers in NYC 1755
1737 list of Freeholders Suffolk Co.
1698 Inhabitants of Southampton
1698 Inhabitants of Southold
1698 Mamaroneck Census
Land Owners in Mamaroneck, Westchester Co. Prior to 1700
1763 Freeholders Mamaroneck
Please see http://olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/census/ for a
long list of census and census substitutes for New
Olive Tree hosted databases and records are indicated with
my little Olive Tree button. :-)
All others are off-site.
For all other New Netherland/New York records on Olive Tree,
and links to offsite databases, see
I always like something that's a bargain (or free!) and I've been
watching to see what I could share with you. This week it is
Genealogy.com's 14-day Free Trial.
Basic Membership, valued at $69.99, is yours free during this 14-day
During your free 14-day trial, you have access to Genealogy Library,
Genealogy.com's growing database of names and records spanning five
centuries. This will help you find your ancestors in:
Birth, marriage, death, military and other records.
Nearly 2,000 family histories.
Census indexes from all 50 states and actual images for a
majority of the 1850 U.S. Census.
I've put a link online at
This page has other free offers from subscription database companies,
and this is where I will add offers as I find them.
You can also just go to any of my Olive Tree pages
http://olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml and look on the left hand
side for the small picture that says "Genealogy.com Membership"
and "Free Trial" in red. Click on the picture to start your free
Those who have shared emails on genealogy with me will remember my
never-ending search for the PEER family - thanks to this Free Trial I
found more information on them.
So, that's all for this week. Have fun, and I hope you find an
ancestor or two!