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Olive Tree Genealogy was created in 1996 and has been bringing free genealogy records online for the last 13 years.

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Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2013

About Olive Tree Genealogy

During a year long recuperation from a workplace injury and operation, I began creating the Olive Tree Genealogy pages. In the winter of 1995 a small version of The Olive Tree Genealogy made its online debut.

February 1996 saw Olive Tree Genealogy move to as the OTE site. In 1998 I was only able to return to work on a part-time basis, and my enforced and unexpected "free time" allowed me to continue developing and working on Olive Tree Genealogy site. was among the first to bring primary sources to the Internet with its Ships passenger lists from the Netherlands to New Yorkin the 17th Century. Immigration is a special love of mine and I have published hundreds of ships passenger lists on Olive Tree Genealogy

Over the past 13 years, Olive Tree Genealogy has grown to encompass more than 1500 pages of free genealogy information. You can read more about Lorine and Olive Tree Genealogy

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Hello! My name is Porsha, and I thought I'd add my "getting to know you" bit to the forum - thanks for having me!I am 31 years old, and from a small town in Mid-Missouri. I relocated from that town…Continue

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New Genealogy & History Records on Heritage Website

This is an announcement from Library and Archives Canada: The following is a list of digitized microfilms that have been recently added to the Héritage website. Please note that although the titles have been translated, the records are still in the language of origin. Amherst Papers Canada. Department of the Interior: Letters patent Canadian Home Economics Association fonds Department of

Free Access to Civil War Records on Fold3

  To remember the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, FOLD 3 invites you to explore all records in its Civil War Collection for free April 14–30. Explore Civil War documents featuring everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings. Soldier records include service records, pension index cards, “Widows’ Pension” files, Navy survivors certificates, Army

More Fun With Evernote Genealogy Binders

Evernote Genealogy Binder for my son's Schulze ancestors I'm discovering so many great tools using Evernote to create virtual Genealogy Binders.My first blog post on using Evernote can be found at Using Evernote to Make Virtual Binders for Genealogy Organization  The latest trick I've found is an amazing time-saver and one I touched on briefly in my last blog post More Ways to Use Evernote

Civil War Photos Found in Vermont Attic

Representation of a Civil War photo This is a fascinating story of an amazing find in an attic. Hundreds of photos from the Civil War were found in a house belonging to one of the descendants of Alfred Waud, the Civil War artist. They were purchased by one man who carefully inventoried each photograph and stored them in archival sleeves. In the end the collection consisted of over 500

Sharing Memories Week 15: A Special Song

Sharing Memories is a series of weekly prompts to help all genealogists (including me!) with writing up memories of our ancestors and our childhood.  We all love to find a diary or letters written by great grandma or grandpa where they talk about their lives and share their memories. Think how excited one of your descendants will be to read about your memories and your stories! These

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Comment by Judith Richards Shubert on July 14, 2009 at 7:21am
Thanks for introducing me to Olive Tree. I look forward to learning more for all of your wonderful sources and getting to know more of the genealogy community.

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