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- The Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter --- helping you find the
roots and branches of your family tree.
V. 2 #11:
1. Register of Passports 1834-1842
2. NY Declarations of Intent 1832-1836
3. Three Steps to Success
4. Ships to Canada before 1865
REGISTER OF PASSPORTS 1834-1842
I've just uploaded Surnames M, N, O and P to the online "Index to
Register of Passports USA 14 November 1834 to 1843" on
NaturalizationRecords.com website at
The applicants residences covered all of the USA. These passports
were granted to citizens of the United States going to foreign
countries. Passports were granted to those satisified the requirement
that they be "entitled to receive them"
Each applicant had to present evidence that they were a citizen of
the USA and a description of his person: Age, Height (Stature),
Forehead, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Chin, Hair,Complexion, Face
If the applicant's wife, children or servants were to accompany him,
or any females under his protection, only their names and ages plus
their relationship to the applicant was needed.
A big thank you to volunteer transcriber Pamela G for her continued
hard work on this Passport Project. As well as the surnames added
today, Surnames A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and L are online for all to
You can begin your search at Surnames A at
Let the page load, then scroll down to see the list of names. Be sure
to read the intro so you know how to get the full record! Near the
bottom is a menu to follow for choosing the other surname letters
DECLARATIONS OF INTENT, NY
Today I uploaded Surnames M, P, Q, S, T, W and Y, Declarations of
Intention for NY, Books 2 & 3, 1832-1836
The full project I am working on is an Index to Declarations of
Intention for Ny 1827-1895. City of Albany New York, City Hall Books.
I will be indexing these for Volumes 3-21 1834-1860.
*NOTE: This is not the same database for Naturalization Records
indexes 1821-1991 online at AlbanyCounty.com)*
Surnames A start at
With the help of Donna J, volunteer transcriber, the only surname
left to do from Books 2 & 3 (1832-1836) is H. All other surnames are
online and freely available to all researchers.
Feel free to pass this announcement on to anyone you think might be
interested, and remember -- all records and databases on
NaturalizationRecords.com are freely searchable - there is no charge
to use them.
THREE STEPS TO SUCCESS
Here are 3 Steps to Success when using my sites (I have many, they
all provide free data for genealogists)
1. Slow down, let each page load fully before you start clicking
2. Scroll down - read what is on the page before you start clicking
on links or search boxes.
3. Go back to the top of the page, and slowly, reading as you go,
make your first selection.
IMMIGRATION TO CANADA BEFORE 1865
There are hundreds of online lists and links to lists going to Canada
at Olive Tree Genealogy's ships Passenger Lists online for Canada
There are also search engines to search various databases of ships to
They include most ships lists on the 'net (going to Canada)and the
InGeneas databases (2 of them) for immigration to Canada 19th and
Before 1865 shipping companies were not required by the government to
retain their passenger manifests. This means passenger lists may not
be available for the time period of interest to you.
There are some passenger lists archived at the NAC (National Archives
of Canada) for the time period 1817-1831. The NAC also holds
scattered records for the years 1732 and 1749 to 1760 for immigrants
who sailed from France.
There are some passenger lists which were kept by shipping agents in
the originating country. For example, the Passenger Books of J & J
Cooke, Shipping Agents gives sailings from Londonderry to
Philadelphia PA, Quebec, and St. John New Brunswick from 1847 to 1871.
Olive Tree has some passenger lists from these records online, and
will be adding more as time permits. There are also the William
McCorkell & Co. lists but they begin in 1863 and end in 1871.
The Hawke Papers, letterbooks of Chief Emigrant Agent Anthony B.
Hawke are also available. They cover the years 1831 to 1892.
There are also some special collections housed in Ontario University
Libraries, and more details on those can be found in my Immigration
to Canada before 1865 article online at
If you are stuck looking for Canadian ancestors before 1865, you
might want to join the mailing list for immigration to Canada before
1865. Go to
and scroll down to the clickable links to subscribe to this list.