October 6, 2007

Minorcans to Florida 1768

Thanks to the hard work of Lucie Servole Myers, Olive Tree Genealogy has an original research project reconstructing names of colonists of Greek, Italian, Minorcan and Turkish origins to Florida in May 1768.

Eight ships sailed under the direction of Andrew Turnbull. Lucie has reconstructed the names of 431 passengers on board the 8 ships. This is a wonderful database and I owe a big thank you to Lucie for allowing OTG to publish this online for all to use.

The ships are organized in the following immigrant groups:

Passengers from Spain

Passengers from Greece

Passengers from Corsica

Passengers from Canary Islands

Passengers from Italy

Passengers from Balearic Islands

Good luck to everyone looking for an ancestor! As always, this Olive Tree database is available for free for all researchers.

3 comments:

Tookshire said...

Came across your site while conducting a generic search for "blogs" and "genealogy"...while this entry does not affect me personally, I thought that I would attach a note for your readers...I live near St. Augustine, Florida...and there is a Greek Orthodox national shrine (St. Photias) which has a lot of artifacts, history, etc. about the New Smyrna settlement (Minorcan). The city also features as part of their "birthday" celebrations a large Menorcan presence/historical activities as put on by the Menorcan Clutural Society. A news article I googled for you, can be found here: http://staugustine.com/visit/history/minorcans.shtml

Again, this is not my heritage, but St. Photias and the history of the New Smyrna colony has fascinated me since I was a young child. Hope this helps some of your readers.

Tookshire said...

Came across your site while conducting a generic search for "blogs" and "genealogy"...while this entry does not affect me personally, I thought that I would attach a note for your readers...I live near St. Augustine, Florida...and there is a Greek Orthodox national shrine (St. Photias) which has a lot of artifacts, history, etc. about the New Smyrna settlement (Minorcan). The city also features as part of their "birthday" celebrations a large Menorcan presence/historical activities as put on by the Menorcan Clutural Society. A news article I googled for you, can be found here: http://staugustine.com/visit/history/minorcans.shtml

Again, this is not my heritage, but St. Photias and the history of the New Smyrna colony has fascinated me since I was a young child. Hope this helps some of your readers.

SixpenceJP said...

Thank you Ms. Myers and Olive Tree Geneaology. I found four of my direct ancestors in the Minorcan manifest.

This is awesome!!!

Jere Pitman
Jacksonville, Florida