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November 19, 2017

Nursing Sister Philips WW1 Photo Album 8 V

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"



November 18, 2017

Surnames A-Z: F Names

There's a new meme going around Facebook right now. Genealogists are listing their mother's maiden name, father's surname, maternal and paternal grandparents' surnames and a few more generations back.

It's a cute idea but I don't think it's wise to be providing such detail, especially your mother's maiden name, as it is often the secret question asked on sites where you require a password to log in.

So I'm revising the meme to suit me and I hope others will follow suit, either here as a comment on Olive Tree Genealogy blog, or on their own blog.

Over the coming weeks I'll be listing my surnames starting with "A" and going through the alphabet until I reach "Z".

I'll preface this with a caveat - most surnames are more common than you might think, so sharing a surname doesn't mean we're related. To be completely useful any surname list should have a geographic location and a time period. But this is just a fun little exercise and if you spot a name of interest, just let me know and we'll compare dates and locations.

F SURNAMES: Faierman, Flood, Fox, Frances, Freende, Friar, Fuller

Join me - maybe we connect! Find previous surnames on Surnames A-Z

November 17, 2017

Surnames A-Z: J Names

There's a new meme going around Facebook right now. Genealogists are listing their mother's maiden name, father's surname, maternal and paternal grandparents' surnames and a few more generations back.

It's a cute idea but I don't think it's wise to be providing such detail, especially your mother's maiden name, as it is often the secret question asked on sites where you require a password to log in.

So I'm revising the meme to suit me and I hope others will follow suit, either here as a comment on Olive Tree Genealogy blog, or on their own blog.

Over the coming weeks I'll be listing my surnames starting with "A" and going through the alphabet until I reach "Z".

I'll preface this with a caveat - most surnames are more common than you might think, so sharing a surname doesn't mean we're related. To be completely useful any surname list should have a geographic location and a time period. But this is just a fun little exercise and if you spot a name of interest, just let me know and we'll compare dates and locations.

J SURNAMES: Jackson, Jacobs, Jacquet, Jaeckel, Jamieson, Johnston

Join me - maybe we connect! Find previous surnames on Surnames A-Z

November 16, 2017

Gold Winners of Rock Star Genealogy Contest

The Annual Genealogy Rockstar Voting is over and the winners have been announced. Olive Tree Genealogy is pleased and honoured to have won Bronze in the Canadian Genealogists category.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners in all categories!

Gold Star winners

International, USA, Genetic Genealogy
Blaine Bettinger

Canada
Gail Dever

New Zealand/Australia
Michelle Patient

England/Scotland/Wales  
Janet Few

Ireland
Maurice Gleeson 

November 15, 2017

Silver and Bronze WInners Genealogy Rock Star Contest

The Annual Genealogy Rockstar Voting is over and the winners have been announced. Olive Tree Genealogy is pleased and honoured to have won Bronze in the Canadian Genealogists category.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners in all categories!

Silver and Bronze winners

Australia/New Zealand
Silver: Jill Ball -- Geniaus.
Bronze: Helen Smith -- Dragon Genealogy
           
Canada
Silver: Dave Obee -- CanGenealogy
Bronze: Lorine McGinnis Schulze -- Olive Tree Genealogy

England/Scotland/Wales
Silver: Debbie Kennett -- Cruwys news
Bronze: Chris Paton -- The GENES Blog

Ireland
Silver John Grenham --Irish Roots
Bronze: Claire Santry --Irish Genealogy News




November 14, 2017

Surnames A-Z: K Names

There's a new meme going around Facebook right now. Genealogists are listing their mother's maiden name, father's surname, maternal and paternal grandparents' surnames and a few more generations back.

It's a cute idea but I don't think it's wise to be providing such detail, especially your mother's maiden name, as it is often the secret question asked on sites where you require a password to log in.

So I'm revising the meme to suit me and I hope others will follow suit, either here as a comment on Olive Tree Genealogy blog, or on their own blog.

Over the coming weeks I'll be listing my surnames starting with "A" and going through the alphabet until I reach "Z".

I'll preface this with a caveat - most surnames are more common than you might think, so sharing a surname doesn't mean we're related. To be completely useful any surname list should have a geographic location and a time period. But this is just a fun little exercise and if you spot a name of interest, just let me know and we'll compare dates and locations.

K SURNAMES: Kehl, Kell, Kennard, Kennett, Kerstantsz, King, Koberger, Kuhn

Join me - maybe we connect! Find previous surnames on Surnames A-Z

November 13, 2017

Updates to Ships Passenger Lists to New Netherland (New York) 1624-1664

Olive Tree Genealogy has recently updated its exclusive Ship Reconstruction Project for ships sailing to New Netherland (New York) from 1624 to 1664.

Another passenger has been added to the ship Groote Christophel sailing from Holland to New Netherland in 1654.

Another ship has been added (never before published) - the Jonge Prins van Nederland sailing some time after June 1647.