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  Olive Tree Genealogy, created by Lorine in February 1996 was started to bring genealogists FREE genealogy records. Olive Tree Genealogy has more than 1,900 pages of free genealogy records to help you find your brick-wall ancestors and build your family tree.

Genealogy records transcribed for Olive Tree Genealogy are FREE and will help you find your elusive ancestor. Allow yourself lots of time to look around. Let each page load before making your next choice. Scroll down (use your browser sliding bar or your Page Down key on keyboard) to read the whole page before you choose a genealogy topic or a search engine.

Olive Tree Genealogy has Passenger Lists, Ships Search, Immigration Tips, Canada, Military, Genealogy Guide, Loyalists, New Netherland, Native American, Palatine Genealogy, Photo Albums, Almshouse, Orphan Records, Huguenots, Mennonites, Quakers, UK Ireland, Genealogy Secrets! & Odds 'n Ends

Olive Tree Genealogy 3-Step Genealogy Finder

  • First the free transcribed genealogy records - there are over 1,900 now. Look for your family ancestors in free genealogy records marked with the Olive Tree Genealogy logo. Search for ancestors on Olive Tree Genealogy
  • Second the Genealogy tutorials and help files - Genealogy Help on finding your ancestors in census records, land records, ships passenger lists, birth, marriage and death records, and more.
  • Third the Genealogy Resource Guides. Genealogy How-to-Guides help you easily find your ancestors as you search ships passenger lists, Huguenots, Native Americans, Canadian Immigration, Palatines and more.

First Time Visitor?

Read this page first! Then visit my Site Map or read my Genealogy FAQ. Don't miss the FREE Genealogy databases added monthly

Been Here Before?

If you know your way around the Olive Tree Genealogy site, start finding your ancestors right now.

New to Genealogy?

If you are new to Genealogy, start your journey at our Help for Beginners section

Before you go anywhere else, press CTRL-D on your keyboard to BOOKMARK this site. Next time you are surfing the net, look in Favorites on your web browser for Olive Tree Genealogy

Ships Passenger Lists

Olive Tree Genealogy has more than 1,500 free ships passenger lists. These lists have been transcribed for Olive Tree Genealogy visitors. Browse our immigrant ships passenger lists at the Ships Passenger Lists Section. Search for immigrant passengers on ships list by country of arrival, by state of arrival, or by ethnic group and find your family tree.

There are NARA Microfilm Numbers for ships passenger lists, FHC Immigrant Ships Passenger Lists & NAC Ships Passenger Lists to Canada.

Don't miss the Index to Ships Passenger Lists arriving in United States and Canada for your brick-wall immigrant ancestor

You can even find the Mayflower and Titanic ships passenger lists, as well as Columbus' ships the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

Canadian Genealogy

I have a lot of interest in Canadian Genealogy (especially Ontario) and have gathered lots of free Canadian genealogy databases (Canadian Vital Stats records, free Canadian census, Canadian military records and more) to help you find your Military ancestors and Canadian family tree.

Canadian Genealogy is a complex topic so start with the Canadian province or territory of interest to you for your Canadian ancestor. Search Canadian ships passenger lists for passenger lists of ships arriving in Canadian ports

Start searching for ancestors in Canadian census records at Census Records in Ontario - What's Available and Where to Find it

American Genealogy

I'm very interested in my American ancestors, especially New York genealogy. To find your family tree, search New York church records, census records, land records, mortgage records and military records. I also have a lot of New Jersey and Pennsylvania free genealogy records. You can also search hundreds of free ships passenger lists for all ports of arrival in America!

Genealogy Blogs

Genealogy & Family Tree Resources

Palatines Start with German Palatine history then search for Palatine immigrant ancestors on ships passenger lists. Don't overlook the Genealogy Choices for Palatine Ancestors

Mennonites Start with the Mennonite History then the Genealogy Database Choices for Mennonite Genealogy & Family Trees

Huguenots & Walloons Start with the Huguenots & Walloons History then search for Huguenot refugees on ships passenger lists. Also see Genealogy Database Choices for Huguenot Ancestry.

New Netherland (New York) Genealogy Start with New Netherland history then search for ships passenger lists arriving in New York 1628-1674. Don't miss the New Netherland (New York) Genealogy & Family History section

Native American Read about Iroquois & Mohawk history and culture, then check the list of Native American Genealogy Resources

Loyalists Stuck on your Loyalist (aka Tory) research? Start with How to Find Your Loyalist Ancestor then choose from Loyalist military records full of Loyalist families, or Loyalist petitions. Don't miss the choices for Loyalist Genealogy & Ancestry

Military Choose from USA or Canadian Military. Start with the War your ancestors fought in. You'll find military databases, Military History, battles, biographies, muster rolls, and more.

Custom Search Engines There are many Genealogy search engines on this site to help you find your ancestors. Some are for Olive Tree Genealogy only. Some are exclusive to Olive Tree Genealogy to find ships passenger lists on multiple websites! Some are for pay-to-view sites. Be sure to read Search Engines: Good Genealogy Family Finders? first.

Sister Sites & Partners Have a look at the free genealogy databases on these sites after your visit to Olive Tree Genealogy:

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