August 25, 2005

1911 Canada Census INDEXES update

Today AllCensusRecords.com uploaded several new Surname Indexes for the 1911 Canadian Census

New today:

o Dufferin Co, Orangeville Subdistricts 21,22
o Grey Co, Meaford, St Vincent Township Subdistricts 38,39
o Halton Co, Trafalgar Township Subdistrict 16
o Lincoln Co, Grimsby Subdistrict 52
o Simcoe Co. S, Adjala, Subdistricts 1,2
o Wellington Co., Erin Township, Subdistrict 50
o Wellington Co. Peel Township, Subdistricts 30-33
o Wellington Co Minto Township Subdistricts 28,29

They are best reached from the index to the Ontario Census
indexes

August 24, 2005

Missouri Newspapers 1866-1911 Online

Olive Tree GenealogyOlive Tree Genealogy has just uploaded more Missouri Newspaper Transcriptions.

One batch is for Jefferson County Record for the April 1911 issue

Second batch of uploaded files is for Jefferson Democrat issues April, May, Aug, Sept & Oct. 1883

These uploads add to the existing newspaper transcriptions online from 1866-1911. You can view the index of what is available

August 14, 2005

1911 census indexes Bruce, Durham, Grey, Simcoe, Wellington counties

Today AllCensusRecords.com uploaded the following surname indexes for the 1911 Canadian census:

-Bruce County, Huron Township
-Durham County, CartwrightTownship
-Grey County, St. Vincent Township
-Simcoe County, TinyTownship
-Wellington County, PuslinchTownship - Aberfoyle Village
-Wellington County, PuslinchTownship - Arkell Village
corrections

Thanks to volunteers Adrian Donley, Colleen Andrews,Heather Bertram, Kathryn Morano for their work in indexing these census records.

To see the surnames, start at the index to Ontario Census Records for 1911 and scroll down to the County you want.

Volunteers are needed! Why not pick an area where you are looking for ancestors, and write out the surnames on each census page? It only takes a few minutes and it will help others.

To see what is being worked on, check the Volunteer page


Write to me at olivetreegenealogy@gmail.com and tell me what area you want to index. See full instructions on volunteering for the 1911 Census Surname Indexing Project.

August 10, 2005

Update 1911 census indexing project - new data

Today AllCensusRecords.com uploaded the following surname indexes for the 1911 Canadian census:

-Dufferin County, Mulmur Township
-Simcoe County, Nottawasaga Township
-Victoria County, Mariposa Township

Thanks to volunteers Joan Rawn and Noreen Sergovitch for their work in indexing these census records.

To see the surnames and counties indexed so far, start at the index to Ontario Census Records for 1911 and scroll down to the County you want.

Volunteers are needed! Why not pick an area where you are looking for ancestors, and write out the surnames on each census page? It only takes a few minutes and it will help others.

Just check the page at to see what is being worked on, then write to me at
olivetreegenealogyATgmail.com (replace the "AT" with @) and tell me what area you want to index.

August 5, 2005

Polish Genealogy Society of America (PGSA) Genealogy Saturday, Aug 20

PGSA Saturday August 20

Saturday, August 20, 2005 is Genealogy Saturday at the library of the Polish Museum of America, Chicago. The Polish Genealogy Society of America (PGSA) will have
experienced genealogists available at the library from 10 am to 1 pm for consultation. This is open to everyone.

The library and museum are in the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America at 984 Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago, just west of the Kennedy Expressway. There is plenty of free parking. More information and directions at PGSA

There will be no PGSA Genealogy Saturday in September because of the PGSA annual conference in Schaumburg. If you have questions, please send them to
PGSAmerica@aol.com

August 4, 2005

Steve Morse One Step Search Engines for new CastleGarden.org site

Good news from Steve Morse! He has set up a One Step Search Tool for the new castlegarden.org website

It's in the Castle Garden section of his website under the link "Castle Garden Passengers". There are two tools with that heading -- one that goes to the paid site ancestry.com and the other that goes to this new castlegarden.org site which is free.

Some of things you can do from the one-step site that you can't do from castlegarden.org directly are:

- You can specify all your parameters at one time.
- You can search on year of birth.
- You can search on the passengers age.
- You can specify how you want your results sorted.
- You can display more than 10 hits per page.

Steve also tells me that the castlegarden.org site lacks the ability to do either a starts-with search or a sounds-like search. So there is no way you can search for all the variants of your family name. But they have assigned PIDs (passenger IDs) to all of the records in alphabetical order. So Steve wrote another utility (a Castle Garden Browser) that lets you scroll through the records sequentially to see if names adjacent to the one you found matches your family. That browser is in the Castle Garden section of Steve Morse Website.

August 2, 2005

Simcoe Co. Orillia Twp 1911 census index ONLINE

Thanks to the hard work of Heather Bertram, AllCensusRecords.com has another 95 pages of the 1911 census indexed and online.

Heather completed an every Surname index for Orillia Township, Simcoe County, Subdistricts 8 to 17. This includes Washago Village, Severn Bridge Village, "Ontario Asylum for Feeble Minded" (Staff & Inmates), Uhthoff Village, and CPR Work Crews

You can start your search at SubDistrict 8

If you prefer you can begin at the Index to Online 1911 Census Records for Ontario

Scroll down to Simcoe County for links to completed indexes.

Once you find a surname of interest, use the link to the online images at Library & Archives Canada to bring up the page(s) for the District and Subdistrict you want.