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April 2009 FREE Databases from Lorine
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What's New for April 20091. Petworth Project on Facebook The Petworth Project has produced books, an archive, and a website dealing with English emigrants who came to Canada with the help of the Petworth Emigration Committee 1832-1837 and up to 1850 (www.petworthemigrations.com). Continue reading at
2. Hand Marks - Elaborate Symbols that Replace an Ancestor's Signature Many of you know that I conduct extensive research into the Dutch who settled in New Netherland (present day New York) in the early 1600s. One of the very interesting items found about these Dutch ancestors is that they used handmarks, or signatory marks. Continue reading at
3. Finding English ancestors in the National Archives UK I've been enjoying searching the National Archives website The National Archives is the official archive of the UK Government and they hold over 10 million records. I found bastardy examinations and Certificates of removal for some of my English ancestors! Continue reading
4. Randy's Choice of BEST new genealogy blog for 2009 Randy Seaver, blogger extraordinaire of GeneaMusings.com chose AskOliveTree.blogspot.com as THE BEST Genealogy blog of 2009
5. I set up a Group called "Pioneers of Arkell Wellington County" on Facebook. In May 1831 a group of Englishmen set out from New York for what would become Arkell Ontario. A list of men in the party includes Thomas and John Arkell, for whom the settlement was named, Lewis King, Thomas King, James Hewer, Frederick Stone, Thomas Stone, John Outin, James Carter, Joseph Dory, Charles Willoughby and Peter Bell. If your ancestor was an early pioneeer involved in Arkell Ontario, please join us at
The following questions were answered on AskOliveTree.blogspot.com in April
* Kathi's question was - I am searching for my biological grandmother.....
Russ asked - I have an Ancestor who came to Annapolis, Maryland ABOUT 1665.....
* Norma asked - I am searching for the entry date of both Charles, Port of entry, and the names of parents of Charles W. Ernenputsch Sr......
* MR writes to ask - I am trying to find an ancestor that emigrated from Russia to England, then England to the US. .....
* Donna asked - I am looking for the history of my mother Anne Or anna Steele.....
* Duke asked - Old Dutch records are found with family names, patronyms, surnames and sometimes a combination of names......
* Finding the Identity of Denes Tunisen and wife Sara Hoogland
* Finding an Ancestor on a Ship Arriving Canada 1854
* Finding an Ancestor in a Colorado orphanage
* Finding a Death at Sea
* reese asked about an ancestor's arrival in virginia in 1652
* Ray asked about his father's Merchant Marine Records
* Anna asked nformation on the ship Empire State in 1852
* Brenda sent some information that may help M.R. with the question answered last week on Finding an Immigrant Russia to America
* Search the Canadian Census Records for an Ancestor
* Answer to Question: When did Surnames Begin in New York?
* How to Obtain a Canadian Ships Passenger List after 1936
* FInding an Ancestor Who Disappears from the Records
* Where to Find Handmarks
* How to Find an Ancestor's Birth Location
* Help Finding an Immigrant Russia to America
* HINT: Use the Ethnic Name of Your Ancestor and NOT his Americanized Name when Researching!
* Finding an English Indentured Servant in 17th Century
* Help to Find a Biological Grandfather
* Finding Ira Totten in New Jersey
* Question from Dawn & Answer from Olive Tree: Finding Ships Passenger List to Canada Before 1865
* Question from Teresa & Answer from Olive Tree: Finding German Ancestor's Arrival in USA
* Question from Cynthia & Answer from Olive Tree: Relationship Calculator
* Question from Tracy & Answer from Olive Tree: Finding Ships Passenger List to Canada After 1865 & Finding England Records
* Question from Marilyn & Answer from Olive Tree: Finding an Ancestor's Death
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