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Nursing Sister Philips WW1 Photo Album 6R

This Photo Archive consists of a small autograph album (6.5" by 5.25") kept by Constance (Connie) Philips as a memento of her time serving as a nurse during World War One.

The majority of the photos and items are from 1915, when she served as a nurse in France and Britain.

The album and all photographs, postcards, and other ephemera contained in the album belong to Karin Armstrong and may not be copied or republished without her written permission. The images will be published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission.

Each image has been designated an "R" for Recto or a "V" for Verso plus an album page number. Recto is the right-hand side page of a bound book while Verso is the left-hand side page.

I will be posting the entire album and my additional research on the individuals identified in Connie's album over the coming months so please check back frequently to view these historic photos. The easiest way to see what has been published is to click on the topic "Nursing Sister WW1 Photos"

Are You a Vrooman Descendant? My New Book is Out!

Just published! My latest book in my New Netherland setttlers series - on the Vrooman family of New York. 

New Netherland Settlers: The Vrooman Family: Ancestors & Descendants of the Brothers Hendrick Meesen Vrooman, Pieter Meesen Vrooman and Jacob Meesen Vrooman of New Netherland (New York) (Volume 8 of the New Netherland Settlers series) Available on

The three brothers Hendrick Meesen Vrooman, Pieter Meesen and Jacob Meesen came from the Netherlands who came to New Netherland in the early part of the 17th century. Pieter arrived circa 1655, and he and Jacob settled in Albany. Hendrick settled first at Kinderhook, then Steen Raby and finally Schenectady in 1677.

This book traces the Vrooman ancestry back to the brothers' great-great grandfather Gerrit Jans Kerstantsz born in Holland circa 1457, and follows the family down 5 generations.

8.5x11" 56 pages

Rescue Photo Album Carillon Quebec page 9

This page in the rescued Flynn family album is labelled "Carillon 1930" and contains three photos

George Wormald, Miner in the Aldwarke Main Colliery in Yorkshire

Sheffield Independent - Wednesday 12 June 1895
George Wormald had no idea when he went to work on June 10, 1895 that would be his last day on earth. George was 38 years old, a miner in the Aldwarke Main Colliery in Yorkshire, and the father of eight children ages 2 to 15.

Early that morning, George kissed his wife and children goodbye and headed off for what he thought would be just another day working with coal.

Having worked in the mines for 19 years, George was well aware of the dangers and knew how to keep himself safe. Early that morning George placed his lunch and his extra clothing in his usual spot, then realized he needed a piece of chalk to mark his tubs. It was 9 a.m. when George approached a workmate, William Banks to ask if he had any extra. 

Without warning a roof above them collapsed and almost 5 tons of coal fell on the men. George was able to crawl out far enough to get his head out from under the rocks and the other workers were able to dig both men out within a few minutes.

William suffered a broken leg but George died a few minutes after being rushed to the local doctor, crushed by the weight of the coal.

 George was my son's 2nd great-grandfather.

Kate Wormald, daughter of George and my son's great-grandmother. She was 11 years old when her father was killed. 

Mary Facey Elgie Photo Album p 2

This is a lovely casual outdoor photo probably taken in the early 1920s at William Facey's farm. William aka Will (1884-1958) was the brother of Mary Louise Facey Elgie. He was married to Edith Wiseman and we see the name Edith on the reverse of the photo.

On the reverse we find identifications but it is challenging to know what names go with what individual. 

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About Lorine

I'm Lorine McGinnis Schulze, creator of Olive Tree Genealogy and other websites.

Join me, along with other genealogists, in the groups: OliveTreeGenealogy,    Lost Faces: Ancestor Photographs & Albums,    Ask Olive Tree Genealogy a Question,   Ships Passenger Lists to Canada,   Ships Passenger Lists to USA,    Naturalization Records,    Ontario Canada Genealogy

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Getting Children or Grandchildren Interested in Genealogy

When we are passionate about genealogy, it's only natural to want to pass that interest on to our children and grandchildren. I've encouraged my grandchildren and exposeed them to genealogy in fun ways that might interest other genealogists. Every summer my two oldest grandchildren spend a week with us and during that time here are some of the activities we've done with them.

I made… Continue

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 6:46am — 5 Comments

Understanding Patronymics

The Dutch were much slower than the English in adopting surnames as we know them. Patronymics in New Netherland (present day New York) ended theoretically under English rule in 1687 with the advent of surnames, but not everyone followed the new guidelines.

The most common Dutch naming custom was that of patronymics, or identification of an individual based on the father's name. For example Jan Albertszen (who later took the surname Bradt) is given the patronymic of Albertszen, after… Continue

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 4:26pm — 3 Comments

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Peer, Vollick, Van Slyke, McGinnis, Shuart, Ryckman, Vrooman and many many others.
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Canada, USA, England
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
New Netherland (New York) 17th century, Ontario Canada all years, Loyalist research, Ships Passenger Lists
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
To find my family roots. In 1996 I realized I wanted to help other genealogists find their ancestors and that is when I started my websites to bring genealogy records online for all to use
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?

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McGinnis Genealogy

Calling all genealogists with McGinnis ancestors from Ireland. McGinnis can be spelled McGennis, McGrunnis, Magennis and many other ways!
Jul 7
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Ontario Canada Genealogy

Do you have ancestors from Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada? These are all the province of Ontario in Canada. This group is for those interested in the history and genealogy of Ontario.
May 19
Dan Earl joined Lorine McGinnis Schulze's group

Ontario Canada Genealogy

Do you have ancestors from Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada? These are all the province of Ontario in Canada. This group is for those interested in the history and genealogy of Ontario.
Feb 21
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Ontario Canada Genealogy

Do you have ancestors from Ontario, Canada West or Upper Canada? These are all the province of Ontario in Canada. This group is for those interested in the history and genealogy of Ontario.
Feb 13

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At 7:45pm on August 15, 2012, Michael Carden said…

Lorine, I found 3 letters in your Past

Voices website that I am very interested in. 2 are from Alvin Brown of the 107th ohio,and 1 from William Koch 107th ohio. I have been researching civil war veterans from my hometown, Louisville Ohio, for the last 15 years with the intention of  writing a book to preserve their contribution. I hope to talk to you in detail about these letters. Thank you, Mike Carden


At 11:28am on March 11, 2010, JB Peterson said…
Attempting to upload the photo here only results in html tags being displayed. Hopefully you can see the photo accompanying my post on Lost Faces

This is perported to be a photo of my 3RD GGF, but I suspect it may be my 2ND GGF. My photo analytical skills are negligible, so I am hoping someone with more expertise can offer opinions on:

1) Pete Fine's age in the photo
2) The decade or year when the photo was taken.
At 9:40pm on August 18, 2009, Sherry Hightower said…

At 9:39pm on August 18, 2009, Sherry Hightower said…
Lorine, is your Olive Tree site built with ACE? Can you send me the link to your ACE / freepages site?

At 7:08am on July 28, 2009, JB Peterson said…
Lorine, thanks for the advice on pic uploading. Any way to upload a folder containing multiple pics? Thanks, JB
At 4:01pm on July 22, 2009, Rose Mary Keller Hughes said…
You have class and creativity no matter what the venue! Thank you, Lorine, for bringing this site to our attention and for the link!
At 12:16pm on July 21, 2009, Gen Story Girl said…
Thank you for the link to genealogywise! :)
At 5:26am on July 20, 2009, Cyndi Rutledge said…
Hmmm.. she came out perfectly on my wall here, but elongated in the other page... I wonder why and whether GW has any plan to fix this? will try to find your instrux & repost...

thanks! (lovely site you've got here--much appreciated!)

Cyndi in Baltimore
At 8:22pm on July 18, 2009, Naomi Hall said…
I am keen to become more informed about my family history but am just starting out.




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