|Your link to the past since February 1996! Search for your ancestors in free Ships' Passenger lists, Naturalization Records, Palatine Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, American Genealogy, Native American Genealogy, Huguenots, Mennonites, Almshouse Records, Orphan Records, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more. marks FREE genealogy records.|
| Olive Tree Genealogy Blog was one of MyHeritage top 100 Genealogy blogs, one of the 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs by Technorati and one of the Top 40 Genealogy Blogs 2011 & 2012.
See the list of Ten People All Genealogists Should Follow On Twitter
| Check out the Genealogy Books written by Olive Tree Genealogy!
Organize Your Genealogy in Evernote in 10 Easy Steps is a must have!
Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and the CreateSpace eStore
|The Peer Family in North America in 6 Volumes are available for sale!|
May 2009 FREE Databases from Lorine
Keep Up to Date with Genealogy Posts from My Blogs
What's New for May 2009* Added information about the National Registration File of 1940 on NaturalizatonRecords.com Included are examples of the actual forms for men and women, plus typed list of questions asked on both (men and women) as well as links to some online certificates and forms. The forms for the National Registration File of 1940 contained questions about naturalization (when and where) and immigration year if not born in Canada
* Guest Genealogist - Brenda Dougall Merriman answers question on Ask Olive Tree Genealogy a Question
I discovered a new newspaper archive website last week. Maybe everyone but me knew about it but I was very impressed and thrilled by all the information I found on my ancestors in just a couple of days. I am still exploring this site whenever I can find a few minutes in the day
Fun Project to do with Children: One of the items I wrote about last week and which I'm still thinking about, is Making a Genealogy Time Capsule. I have a 3-part series on that idea on my Olive Tree Genealogy blog. To read all 3 parts, just click on the Topic "Genealogy Time Capsule"
At http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/ there is a 3-part series (complete with graphics) on Using Ireland Civil Registration Indexes to obtain Vital Stats Certificates. It's a rather intimidating process so I thought this might be helpful to those seeking their Irish roots. The series takes you step by step through the full process and should be easy to follow for your own Irish ancestors.
See the how-to article at http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/ (complete with graphics) on Ordering English Certificates of Birth, Marriage or Death online. This should help anyone with English ancestors, as the Certificates hold a great deal of valuable genealogical information and are quite reasonable in cost.
Questions answered on Ask Olive Tree Genealogy a Question were
* Guest Genealogist Brenda Dougall Merriman Answers the Question Is a Crown Patent worth Obtaining? (Answer for Jill)
* Searching an Elusive Ancestor in Ontario after 1929 (Answer for Adrian)
* What is the National Registration File of 1940 (Answer for Jason)
* Finding an English BirthRecord in Bishop's Transcripts or other Records (Answer for Vesta) * Finding a Death at Sea (Answer for Terry)
*Answering Question about Photos of People on Postcards from England (Answer for Diane)
* How to Create a Family History Book (Answer for Joan)
* How to Find Descendants of Ancestor's Siblings (Answer for Martin)
* Finding records in Kentucky pre 1800 (Answer for Linda)
* Finding out what F stands for in 1851 Canadian Census (asked by Brenda)
* Using Certificate of Arrivals to Find an Ancestor's Immigration (asked by Bruce)
* Understanding Dit Names (asked by Patrick)
* What's the Difference Between a Loyalist and a Tory? (asked by Sheri)
* Finding an Ancestor's Death (asked by Marilyn)
...List of Databases by Month
All rights reserved
Copyright © 1996-present
Contact Lorine at