Today's Tuesday's Tip is to: Use the Olive Tree Genealogy website to find FREE genealogy records for your American and Canadian ancestors.
Lorine McGinnis Schulze, who writes the excellent Olive Tree Genealogy Blog, started this website in 1996, and now has over 1900 webpages to help genealogists with their research. There is a three-step "Genealogy Finder" on the site, which includes:
- 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.
- 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.
Lorine has some sister sites and partners too - have a look at the genealogy databases and goodies on these sites after your visit to Olive Tree Genealogy: Try it out, especially if you have Canadian ancestry or northeastern USA ancestry.
- NaturalizationRecords.com Find ancestors in online Naturalization Records, Passport Registers, Alien Registrations and more.
- AllCensusRecords.com Search American & Canadian Census Records
- AncestorsAtRest.com Search Death records (Coffin plates, funeral cards, and more)
- ShipsLists-Online Find ancestors in Ships Passenger Lists
- AllEnglishRecords.com Find family in Genealogy records for United Kingdom
- Past Voices: Letters Home Find ancestors in poignant letters to loved ones over the centuries.
- Family Branches - an online community of family trees Make contact with others searching the same families.
- Canadian Military Heritage Project Find your Canadian military ancestors back to 1750s
- USA Genealogy a mini USGenWeb