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December 14, 2018

12 Days of Christmas, Genealogy Version

I wrote this jingle in December 2013 to reflect my version of The 12 Days of Christmas for genealogists. I haven't shown it in a few years so here it is again!

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
5 brickwall solutions
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
6 new found cousins
5 brickwall solutions
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
7 marriage records
6 new found cousins
5 brickwall solutions
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
8 tombstone photos
7 marriage records
6 new found cousins
5 brickwall solutions
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
9 DNA test results
8 tombstone photos
7 marriage records
6 new found cousins
5 brickwall solutions
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
10 Eureka Moments
9 DNA test results
8 tombstone photos
7 marriage records
6 new found cousins
5 brickwall solutions
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
11 genealogy subscriptions
10 Eureka Moments
9 DNA test results
8 tombstone photos
7 marriage records
6 new found cousins
5 brickwall solutions
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 well-sourced family trees
11 genealogy subscriptions
10 Eureka Moments
9 DNA test results
8 tombstone photos
7 marriage records
6 new found cousins
5 brickwall solutions
4 family photos
3 Pedigree Charts
2 Source Citations
and a Family Bible for my McGinnis family  

Credits: 
Original lyrics by Lorine McGinnis Schulze 2013
Image "Merry Christmas10" by gubgib on FreeDigitalPhotos.net

December 11, 2018

Five Ideas for Genealogy Christmas Gifts

Every year I try to find some items that I think would make terrific Christmas gifts for genealogists. So here is my list for 2018!

1. My number one gift this year is DNA kits. That's right. There are many different companies offering sales and specials on DNA kits but my favourite is still Ancestry. 

IN THE USA
AncestryDNA is available in the US for $59 plus shipping. This special ends Dec. 24th

Ancestry Gift Subscriptions is20% off for those in the USA.
  
IN CANADA
AncestryDNA is available for Canadians for $89 CAD plus shipping.This sale ends at 11:59 PM EST on December 25th.  


2. Give the gift of your favourite genealogy book - or one that you know the recipient would love.  You can look through a huge list of books about genealogy by various authors on Amazon or you could go to the list of my published genealogy books and choose one! I have genealogy-history books as well as genealogy guides and a genealogy murder mystery for your enjoyment.

3. Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Scanner for PC and Mac   I recently bought one of these and I am loving it! It's a wireless document feeder scanner. I can scan up to 25 items at once and they appear automatically on my computer in one file (or in Evernote or Dropbox or many other choices!)

4. Journals, journals, and more journals.   Give a beautiful journal for writing pesonal stories and memories. I use Iona Handcrafted Books . Tip: If the checkout won't accept a non-USA order, just email or phone as they do accept international orders.

5. Give a gorgeous family photo album. You don't need an archival quality album as you are only putting copies of your original photographs into it. Place your scanned and printed photos in the album and then write a description of each photo on the album pages. Write a nice inscription inside the front cover, place the album in a Christmas Gift Bag and you're done!

December 10, 2018

Understanding the Border Crossings Canada-USA

Many genealogists have asked me about the online border crossings on Ancestry. Some are confused about when the border crossing records begin. Others are bewildered at finding an ancestor who they know lived in border towns such as Windsor Ontario or neighbouring Detroit Michigan, in the set called St. Alban's (Vermont) Border Crossing Records. Why, they ask, would their ancestor cross at Vermont which would lead directly to Quebec!

These two questions are easily answered.

1. Border crossing records were not kept until 1895.


 ALWAYS READ THE DESCRIPTION OF AN ONLINE DATABASE

2. To find out what a database consists of, it is wise to read the description of the database before searching. 

For example one border crossing database on Ancestry is called St. Albans (Vermont) but by reading the description of the database, we see that it contains an index of aliens and citizens crossing into the U.S. from Canada via various ports of entry along the U.S.-Canadian border between 1895 and 1960. 

St. Albans Vermont set of border crossings - note the port of entry of Detroit

 From this we learn that it does not mean that everyone found in the database crossed at St. Albans. Researchers should scrutinize the image carefully as it will indicate the port of entry.


BORDER CROSSINGS CANADA TO USA

Ancestry has U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 online. This database covers crossing into the U.S. from Canada via various ports of entry along the U.S.-Canadian border between 1895 and 1960. Specifically, this database covers the following ports and years:

Idaho
  • Eastport, 1924-1954
  • Porthill, 1923-1954
Maine
  • Bangor, 1924-1952
  • Calais, 1906-1952 (also includes a few arrivals from 1877 to 1905)
  • Eastport, Fort Kent, Lubec, and Madawaska, 1906-1952 (also includes some departure records of U.S. citizens)
  • Fort Fairfield, 1909-1953 (also includes a few arrivals at Easton, ME, Houlton, ME, Boston, MA, and Buffalo, NY and a few alien departures)
  • Houlton, 1906-1952 (also includes some Indian admissions, ca. 1941-ca. 1953; “Records of Registry” documenting aliens’ previous arrivals for which no records could be found; Re-entry permits; persons admitted under the “Rule of Presumption” ; Land border departure records; War brides and their children)
  • Jackman, 1909-1953
  • Van Buren, 1906-1952
  • Vanceboro, 1906-1952 (also includes a few arrivals from 1888 to 1905 and a few arrivals at Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John, New Brunswick)
Minnesota
  • International Falls, Baudette, Duluth, Mineral Center, Pigeon River, Pine Creek, Roseau, and Warroad, 1907-1952 (also includes some departure records of U.S. citizens)
  • Noyes, 1917-1929
Montana
  • Babb, 1928-1956
  • Chief Mountain, Cut Bank, Del Bonita, Gateway, Great Falls, and Roosville, 1923-1956
  • Sweet Grass, 1917-1954
New York
  • Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, 1902-1954
  • Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, Waddington, Alexandria Bay, Cape Vincent, Champlain, Clayton, Fort Covington, Moers, Rouses Point, Thousands Island Bridge, and Trout River, 1929-1956
North Dakota
  • Northgate and St. John, 1910-1921
  • Pembina and Walhalla, 1917-1929
  • Portal, 1915-1921
Vermont
  • Newport, 1906-1924
  • St. Albans, 1895-1954
Washington
  • Anacortes, 1924-1953
  • Blaine, 1905-1956
  • Danville, 1931-1956
  • Ferry, 1917-1956
  • Laurier and Marcus, 1923-1951
  • Lynden, 1923-1952
  • Metaline Falls, 1924-1954
  • Northport, May 1923-1951
  • Oroville, 1918-1954
  • Port Angeles, 1929-1952
  • Sumas, 1924-1956

BORDER CROSSINGS USA TO CANADA

Ancestry also has Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935 online. These records consist of border entry lists and Form 30 (individual entry forms).

Canadian Border Entry Ports:
Alberta
Coutts
Pinhorn
Twin Lakes
British Columbia
AldergroveKereemeosOsoyoosRossland
AnyoxKingsgatePacific HighwayRykerts
BamfieldLadnerPatersonSimilkameen
BridesvilleLadysmithPeardonvilleStewart
CarsonMidwayPentictonUnion Bay
CascadeMissionPhillipsUpper Sumas
ChilliwackMyncasterPort SimpsonVictoria
DouglasNanaimoPowell RiverWaneta
Grand ForksNewgatePrince RupertWhite Pass
GatewayOcean FallsRoosvilleWhite Rock
Huntingdon
Manitoba
BannermanMorden
EmersonMowbray
HaskettSnowflake
GretnaSprague
Ontario
AmhertsburgCutlerNiagara FallsPrescott
AultsvilleDepot HarbourOjibwaRainy River
BathDeserontoParry SoundRockport
BellevilleErie BeachPictonSarnia
Blind RiverFort EriePigeon River BridgeSault Ste Marie
BridgeburgFort FrancesPoint EdwardSombra
BrightonFort WilliamPort ArthurThessalon
BrockvilleGananoquePort BurwellToronto
Bruce MinesGoderichPort ColborneTrenton
CobourgGore BayPort DalhousieWalkerville
CollingwoodIroquoisPort DoverWallaceburg
CornwallKingstonPort HopeWalpole Island
CourtrightLittle CurrentPort LambtonWindmill Point
Crystal BeachMorrisburgPort StanleyWindsor
Wolf Island
New Brunswick
AndoverDebec JunctionGrand MananNorth HeadSt Stephen
Aroostook JunctionEdmundstonGreen RiverRichmond Road/CornerUpper Mills
CentrevilleFair HavenLeteteSt AndrewsWelshpool
ConnorsFostervilleMcAdam JunctionSt HilaireWilsons Beach
ClairGrand FallsMilltownSt LéonardWoodstock
Nova Scotia
Clements Port
Liverpool
Port Hawkesbury
Sydney
Yarmouth
Quebec
ArmstrongFrelighsburgLacolle JunctionStanhope
AthelstanGeorgevilleMagogStanstead Junction
Beebe JunctionHemmingfordMansonvilleSt Armand
CoaticookHerefordMeganticSt Johns
Comins MillsHighwaterNoyan JunctionSt Regis
DundeeHuntingdon/St AgnesPaquetteville
Saskatchewan
Big MuddyNorth PortalWest Poplar River
East Poplar RiverNorthgateWillow Creek
MarienthalRadvilleWood Mountain
Yukon
Dawson
Forty Mile
Maine
Portland
Massachusetts
Boston
New York
Charlotte
Lewiston
Malone
Rochester
Rouses Point
Vermont
Alburg
St Albans

December 9, 2018

Home District Land Certificates 1787 to 1795

H 1140 Edward Strickland Image 235
I have been going through Heir & Devisee Commission Papers (Heir & Devisee Commission papers 1797-1854 digitized records to create a working corrected Finding Aid. You may view the corrected content lists at Heir & Devisee Commission 

While scrolling through  microfilm H 1140 in order to correct Canadiana.org's flawed content description, I came across a set of Land Certificates and other documents from individuals living in what was called the Home District. This consisted of land along Lake Ontario and the Niagara region of Ontario.





Image 215 Index to Names Image 215, 216 Home District Land Certificates 1787 to 1795. Index of Names

Certificates
These can be viewed by going to film H 1140 and selecting the image numbers shown below for each claimant

  • Image 217 Elias Anderson 1795
  • Image 218 Patrick Bern born Ireland 1795
  • Image 219  Eli Cahoe age 18 born Pennsylvania 1795
  • Image 220, 221 George Campbell 1794
  • Image 222 Joshua Chamberlain age 63 born USA 1795
  • Image 223 Joshua Chamberlain age 18 born New Hampshire 1795
  • Image 224 Zekiel Chamberlain age 21 born Boston 1795
  • Image 225 Benjamin Davis Long island New York age 46, 1795
  • Image 226 Abraham Devans  of New York age 33 1795
  • Image 227 Isaac Devans  of New York age 24 1795
  • Image 228 Levi Devans  of New York age 20 1795
  • Image 229 Joseph Dean age 44 of Pennsylvania 1795
  • Image 230 Sam Herron 1794
  • Image 231 John McHenry Born Antrim age 39 1795
  • Image 232 Patrick McKee age 26 born Ireland 1795
  • Image 233 Jacob Phillips born New York age 25 1795
  • Image 234 Samuel Street 1794
  • Image 235 Edward Strickland born Cumberland England age 34 1795
  • Image 236 petition of George Braytons
  • Image 237 two miscellaneous names James Hennessey and Andrew Herron 1808
  • Image 238, 239 James Hennessey 1808
  • Image 240 Andrew Heron 1808
  • Image 241 Samuel Leatch1795
  • Image 242, 243 Thomas Otway Page
  • Image 244 Samuel Stevenson 1816

December 7, 2018

Border Crossings From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935

Border Crossings From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935 at Ancestry.com are often overlooked as a valuable genealogical database. 

This database contains records of immigrants crossing into Canada from the United States between 1908 and 1935. These records consist of border entry lists and Form 30 (individual entry forms). Information recorded in these records may include: name of immigratn, port of arrival, date of arrival, age, gender, country of citizenship, birthplace, marital status, and last permanent address.

On average, the border entry lists recorded 10-20 people per page. Form 30 was an individual form and therefore was able to record more significant genealogical information about each individual. Although the use of Form 30 officially ended in 1924, there are some records of this form that date to later years.

The amount of information recorded in these records varies according to form type and year. Form 30 consists of two images – a front and a back side. The majority of the information is recorded on the front side, but there is also important information recorded on the back. Use the previous and next buttons in the image viewer to navigate between these images. The back side may sometimes appear before, instead of after, the front.

This is a terrific addition to their existing Border Crossings: Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1956 and Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957 


Form 30A

Between 1919 and 1924 the Department of Immigration and Colonization introduced the use of the Form 30A as the official record of immigration.
Form 30A usually included the following details:
  • name of ship;
  • date of sailing;
  • port and date of arrival;
  • name;
  • age;
  • occupation;
  • birthplace;
  • race;
  • citizenship;
  • religion;
  • destination; and
  • name of the nearest relative in the country from which the immigrant came.

Form 30A, Border Entry Records, 1919-1924 are not indexed at the LAC. To use these records more efficiently, view the list of microfilm numbers and what each one contains

You can also search the INDEX to these records on Ancestry.com

December 5, 2018

Home District Land Claims 1803 & 1804

Home District Land Claims 1803-1804
H 1140 Image 253
Canadiana.Org has digitized 21 films of the Heir & Devisee Commission Papers (Heir & Devisee Commission papers 1797-1854, found in their Heritage Collection), and that's a good thing for genealogists. These records have valuable and informative genealogical documents.

But as mentioned in a previous blog post Heir & Devisee Commission 1797-1854 on Canadiana.org - Listing Errors and a Workaround, the index and description of what is in each film, as provided on Canadiana.org, is incorrect.

I have been going through those digitized records to create a working corrected Finding Aid. You may view the corrected content lists on Olive Tree Genealogy website at Heir & Devisee Commission 

While scrolling through  microfilm H 1140 in order to correct Canadiana.org's flawed content description, I came across a set of Land Certificates and other documents from individuals living in what was called the Home District. This consisted of land along Lake Ontario and the Niagara region of Ontario.

Continuing on from  Home District Land Certificates 1787 to 1795 and An index to Niagara area Loyalists and their Land Certificates here is the start of my list of names of claimants for land in the Home District from 1803-1804. Each name has an image number beside it so that you can easily click through to that image to view the claims and any supporting documents.
 

H 1140 Image 321
Images 250–253 index to claimant names. These images have lists of names of claimants. Note that often it is the attorney's name on the index and not the petitioner or claimant. The claimants' names can be viewed in my list below.  Please also note that I cannot guarantee my interpretation of the names in these documents. The writing is often difficult to read or the image is blurry.

The following images are the actual certificates, claims and other documents

  • Image 254, 255 claim of Robert Isaac dey Gray, 1802
  • Image 256 Hannah McBride widow of John
  • Image 257, 258 claim number five
  • Image 259 William Jones
  • Image 260 William Bowkett
  • Image 261 William Bokette and Sarah H----- want to marry, 1799.
  • Image 262 Joseph Hunt 1802
  • Image 263 Joseph Hunt
  • Image 264, 265 William Allen 1802
  • Image 266 John Everson
  • Image 267 Abner Mills
  • Image 268 Thomas Berry and John McBride
  • Image 269 Thomas Barry and Richard Lawrence
  • Image 270–273 Richard Lawrence
  • Image 274–275 Richard Beasley for the heirs of Thomas Berry
  • Image 276-278 Abner Mills (Miles?) 1803
  • Image 279 – 284 David Saban of Whitchurch and Abner Mills or Miles I
  • Image 235 Joachim Luran of Markham 1804
  • Image 286 Daniel Herrick of Markham and Harry McClary
  • Image 287 William Cooper 1803
  • Image 288 Isaac Davis 1801
  • Image 289–291 Thomas Hamilton 1803
  • Image 292–294 William Allen and Isaac Horton
  • Image 295 --- Tiffany of Ancastor 1803
  • Image 296 George Purvis 
  • Image 297 Aime Michel Fortier 1803
  • Image 298 George Purvis
  • Image 299–300 John Reiley
  • Image 301 William Weikes 1803
  • Image 302 William Emery
  • Image 303 Christian Horning of Markham 1803
  • Image 304–305 William Weeks
  • Image 306–307 Isaac Hollingshead 1802
  • Image 308–309 Deed  of Benjamin Hale and Elizabeth Murray to Isaac Todd 1804
  • Image 310–313 the late Duncan Murray, Lieutenant in 34th Regiment, Lincoln County
  • Image 314 Isaac Todd of Montréal and Elizabeth Murray
  • Image 315–319 Jean Baptiste Rousseau of Ancastor, Estate and inheritance, 1803
  • Image 320 Duncan Cameron 1803
  • Image 321–322 Elizabeth Murray daughter of the late Duncan Murray & sister of deceased John Murray,  Isabella Murray widow of Duncan Murray, Isaac Todd, Joseph Edwards
  • Image 323 Elizabeth Murray
  • Image 324 Richard Ferguson of Vaughan Township
  • Image 325 William Weeks, Daniel Laughlin
  • Image 326 James Crane, 1803
  • Image 327–332 Daniel Laughlin
  • Image 333 Patrick Boon or Bern of Markham, Wheelwright, 1804
  • Image 334–336 William Weeks
  • Image 337–338 Jean Baptiste Bouchette to William Church
  • Image 339 William Chewitt 1804
  • Image 340 Peter McGregor 1803
  • Image 341 James McGregor of Markham

December 3, 2018

Don't Let Family Lore Lead You Astray!

Olive Tree Genealogy had an interesting question from Shannah about her grandfather.  My research findings point out the need to take family lore with a grain of salt and not accept it as gospel.

Here is Shannah's email:

I have been trying to find out where my Grfa., TWISS, William James, had "landed" for over ten years, to no avail, from Cty. Cork, Ireland to New York, USA..  He was a mere 17 year old, at the time.  
The story I was told was that it was my Grfa. who had left Cork, Ireland, from Sept. to December of 1887 (I believe these are the months) on the Barque Julia, from Edinburough to Cork and to New York.  This particular Barque was a ship of supplies and the Captain was a friend of my Gr-Grpars., TWISS, Francis Edward Day, Sr..  It was my Grfa. who had suggested that he, himself, come out to Canada, first and they allowed it but he must go with someone they knew.  It was only a few days' trip and have researched into several ports along the eastern coast to no avail.  When he had landed, he had stayed with friends of his parents., (never knew who they were) Francis Edward Day and Ellen THOMPSON, in New York for a while then travelled up into BINBROOK, Wentworth Cty., Ontario, Canada to stay with our cousins/family there while his own parents. arrived through Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the following springtime.

First I made a summary of the important statements in Shannah's email:

1. William James Twiss was born ca 1870 Ireland immigrated to N. America on the ship Julia in 1887
2. William's parents Francis Edward Day & Ellen Twiss sailed to Montreal Quebec in spring of 1888

Making a note of these statements  does not mean I accepted them as fact. It was obvious they were family lore passed on through the generations. 
After searching on Ancestry.com in census records to gain a better understanding of the Twiss family group, their names, ages and residence, I knew that Francis Edward went by Edward, when he was born, his given year of immigration and that he was in British Columbia from 1891 census on.

Turning to the Immigration records on Ancestry.com it did not take long to find Edward, his wife Ellen and 3 daughters sailing from Cobh, Ireland on the ship Peruvian. The Peruvian made stops at three ports: Baltimore Maryland, St. John Newfoundland and Halifax Nova Scotia. Beside the names of Edward and his family was the notation that they were headed to Victoria (British Columbia) Their arrival date was September 4, 1888. It is not clear if the family left the ship at St. John or Halifax but I suggest it was most likely Halifax. From there they could continue their journey to British Columbia.

 

Don't Let Family Lore Lead You Astray!
TWISS family on Ship Peruvian September 1888

This is a typical example of family stories becoming mixed up over the years. My suggestion to Shannah for continuing the search for William is that she extend her year of immigration by 5 years on either side and not assume the ship name of Julia is correct.  She should also look for William in the 1891 census and all census years after that. The 1901 census provides an immigration year but she should still allow 5 years on either side of whatever is recorded. 

Clue for Shannah: In 1891 your grandfather is recorded as James W. Twiss and he is found with his parents and sisters in Victoria B.C. He is mis-indexed on Ancestry.com as the son of a Thomas Stephens but the image clearly shows him in the Twiss family. It's always wise to ignore the index information if a search result seems like a good possibility - always check the actual image if there is one.

December 1, 2018

Free Ships Passenger Lists & Naturalization Records

Visitors to Olive Tree Genealogy often ask me for a list of all the free ships passenger lists I have published online. My site is quite large and can take time to navigate to find the records, so I understand why there can be some confusion.

In hopes this might help genealogists, I've compiled a list of the free passenger lists and naturalization records on my sites.

Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Missing Friends The Missing Friends Project is abstracting the names of those who immigrated from UK to America or Canada and who were inquired about by family in various 19th Century newspapers. 
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Passenger Books of J & J Cooke, Shipping Agents sailings from Londonderry Ireland to Quebec, St. John New Brunswick, New Orleans Louisiana and Pennsylvania from 1847 to 1871
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Pennsylvania Baggage Lists 1809 
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database New York Almshouse Records 1819 to 1840 contain the names of the ship each person sailed on, plus dates of arrival. Includes arrivals in Canadian ports
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database  Emigrants from England in New York City Almshouse 1818-1830 - 254 names of English immigrants to Canada & USA including the name of the ship they sailed on.
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database New York Almshouse Records 1855 to 1858 contain the name of the ship and the arrival date and port for each person.
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database List of those who died while in Staten Island Quarantine May 1849 - Dec. 1850 (not available at this time but coming back online soon)
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Names of Emigrants from 1845-1847 from the Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal Quebec Canada
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Return of Emigrants Landed at the Port of Kingston Ontario, Canada (1861-1882) 
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Peter Robinson Settlers sailing 1823 & 1825 Ireland to Canada
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database English to America 1617-1778 Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London England (not available at this time but coming back online soon)
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database English Immigrants to USA 1773-1776
 Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Poor Irish to England Includes Ports of Departure & Arrival plus number of years in England or Scotland. Over 1,600 names
(not available at this time but coming back online soon)
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Irish Emigration Lists, 1833-1839 Lists of Emigrants Extracted from the Ordnance Survey Memoirs from Counties Londonderry and Antrim
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Passenger Lists from the New York Times (Arrivals & Departures)1851-1929 (coming back soon)
  Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database New Netherland Ships Passenger Lists Project Lists of those sailing from The Netherlands to New Netherland (now New York) 1654-1664 came from the West India Company Account Book and consist only of names of those who owed for their passage. There is no published record of those who paid for passage before leaving. Olive Tree Genealogy has reconstructed several passenger lists for these ships using other primary sources.

Naturalization & Citizenship Records

Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Naturalization Records Naturalization Records in the USA & Canada. Includes searchable Naturalization Records, Declarations of Intent, Certificates of Citizenship
Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database USA Passport Applications
Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database USA Alien Registrations
Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database USA Oaths of Allegiance
Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database USA Voters Registrations
Olive Tree Genealogy Free Genealogy Database Canadian Passport Records