June 24, 2007

Released Prisoners on the ship Erasmus van Rotterdam 1638

Source: Journal of the Ambassy of the Lord Anthonis de Liedekerke, Extracted entries from Adriaen Matham's Journal 1640-1641. translated and transcribed by Cor Snabel & Liz Johnson, published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission May 2007.

Preface: On the 1st of September 1640, the ship Gelderlandt sailed from Texel on a diplomatic mission to the King of Morocco. On board were the Dutch Ambassador Anthonie de Liedekerke, Lijsbeth Jans with her brother-in-law Jacob Arissen, and the painter Adriaen Matham.

The 1640-41 diplomatic mission to Morocco was made in order to renew the Dutch alliance with Morocco, and to effect the release of some fifty men who had been employed aboard the ship Erasmus van Rotterdam. This ship had stranded off the coast of Morocco near Agadir in May 1638, and her crew had been enslaved there.

By 1640, funds had been raised for ransom, and Admiral Liedekerke was delegated to negotiate their ransom and release. Jan Janszoon assisted with this dual mission by making certain arrangements with his Moroccan associates for Liedekerke. Adriaen Matham, along with another artist, were sent along on this mission, possibly to make observations about the geography of countries they passed, and to record observations about the persons with whom they came in contact.

View the names of the slaves (ordinary Dutchmen) who sailed with the ship Erasmus van Rotterdam on 17th April 1638 in the service of the West India Company

June 21, 2007

Black Sheep, Good Sheep

On June 19, 2007 the Globe and Mail "Family and Relationship" section featured the genealogy website of Tyler Schulze. Tyler is a communications specialist for the Department of Defence and has served in Afghanistan. You can find his website Blacksheep Ancestors here.

Tyler is the son of Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy so it seems that love of genealogy is a genetic trait

BLACK SHEEP, GOOD SHEEP
by Patrick White in Tuesday's Globe and Mail June 19, 2007 at 9:20 AM EDT

He may have killed two wives, but your great-great-great-grandfather is no longer a pariah. Amateur genealogists are tapping into online databases to shine a light on the less desirable ancestors from our pasts. Finding an outlaw in the family is much cooler than discovering your great-uncle was a farmer

Even by criminal standards, Albert Bradt, a 17th-century outlaw who lived in present-day New York, was a genuine scoundrel. Marking his lengthy rap sheet are charges for knifing a neighbour and burning down a house with his two sons inside.


Read the rest of this article Black Sheep, Good Sheep

June 18, 2007

Passenger Lists Scotland to New York 1823-1829 online

More Scottish Passengers Lists have been added to Olive Tree Genealogy.

These are partial lists, gathered from the names of those admitted to the New York Almshouse before 1830. The New York Almshouse records give details of the ship name, port of departure and place of origin of each individual (as well as the standard date of admission, age and so on)

This is part of an ongoing project to extract the names of passengers on board ships sailing from Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany and France, to New York. See Ships to New York 1800-1824


The following ships are now online:

* Ships Passenger List of Ship Comet Sailing from Greenock Scotland for New York before September 1823
* Ships Passenger List of ship Friends sailing from Greenock Scotland arriving New York before May 1824
* Ships Passenger List of Ship Camillus Sailing for New York from Greenock Scotland before February 1826
* Ships Passenger List of Ship Richmond Sailing from Greenock Scotland for New York before September 1826
* Ships Passenger List of Ship Franklin sailing from Greenock Scotland arriving New York 15 April 1826
* Passenger List of Ship Eliza Sailing from Dundee Scotland for New York before December 1827
* Ships Passenger List of ship Tom sailing from Greenock Scotland arriving New York 2 July 1827
* Ships Passenger List of Ship Hero sailing from Greenock Scotland arriving New York 19 May 1828
* Ships Passenger List of ship Roger Stewart sailing from Greenock Scotland arriving New York 9 June 1828
* Ships Passenger List of Ship Superior sailing from Greenock Scotland arriving New York 25 September 1828
* Ships Passenger List of Brok or Brooke sailing from Greenock Scotland arriving New York 29 August 1829

June 17, 2007

NEW passenger lists ships Ireland to New York online

27 Ships Passenger Lists Sailing from Ireland to New York have been added to the current ships passenger lists online at Olive Tree Genealogy.

These are partial lists, gathered from the names of those admitted to the New York Almshouse before 1830. The New York Almshouse records give details of the ship name, port of departure and place of origin of each individual (as well as the standard date of admission, age and so on)

This is part of an ongoing project to extract the names of passengers on board ships sailing from Canada, Scotland,Ireland, England, Germany and France, to New York. See Ships to New York 1800-1824 and 1825-1849
or choose Ships From Ireland 1825-1830

The following ships lists were added today:

* Ship Otis from Dublin Ireland before November 1819

* Ship Ontario from Dublin Ireland before Oct. 1819

* Ship Prince from Dublin Ireland before July 1821

* Ship John & Adam from Cork Ireland before July 1823

* Ship Schuykill from Cork Ireland before August 1825

* Ship William from Cork Ireland 21 May 1825

* Ship Laurel from Dublin Ireland before March 1826

* Ship Lord Strangford from Dublin Ireland before August 1826

* Ship Louisa from Belfast Ireland 20 July 1826

* Ship Wilson from Cork Ireland before March 1826

* Ship Ganges from Cork Ireland before September 1826

* Ship Henry from Cork Ireland before November 1826

* Ship Dianna from Cork Ireland 1 May 1826

* Ship Liverpool from Cork Ireland before January 1827

* Ship Union from Cork Ireland before September 1827

* Ship Trio from Cork Ireland before October 1827

* Ship Hope from Galway Ireland before April 1827

* Ship Marcella from Galway Ireland 18 May 1827

* Amanda from Galway Ireland 23 May 1827

* Ship Jubilee from Galway Ireland before October 1827

* Ship Newry from Newry Ireland 11 July 1827

* Ship Mary from Dublin Ireland before June 1827

* Ship New England from Dublin Ireland before September 1827

* Ship Thomas from Dublin Ireland before January 1828

* Ship Hibernia from Dublin Ireland January 25, 1828

* Ship Dublin Packet from Cork Ireland before October 1828

* Ship Othello from Dublin, Ireland before 1829

June 8, 2007

Ships Passenger Lists From Canada to New York 1819-1855

There are no archived Ships Passenger Lists for ships sailing from ports in Canada to USA. However some partial lists do exist. These can be found in the Almshouse Records of New York City from 1819-1855.

These records indicate for each person admitted to the Almshouse the name of the ship they sailed on, the port of departure and a year of admission. Sometimes an exact date of arrival is noted. The Almshouse records from 1819-1855 include Age, Place of Birth, Ship Name, Where From, Captain's Name and Owner's Name.

For individuals recorded in Almshouse Records 1855-1858 the information includes ship name, date of sailing, and ports of departure and arrival.

Ships From Canada to New York Project is underway to organize the names by ship name and port of departure. Check back often as this project is updated frequently.

June 6, 2007

Filling in the Gaps: Partial Ships Passenger Lists 1850-1857

Olive Tree Genealogy added more free data in June to help you find your ancestors:

* Added Filling in the Gaps: Partial Ships Passenger Lists 1850-1857 with Names of Individuals in the New York Almshouse who arrived in Canada before going on to New York (includes name of ship, date of arrival and more)

51 ships arriving in Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were added today. The individuals listed were admitted to the New York Almshouse where they gave details of their immigration. Most were from Ireland, some were from England.

June 4, 2007

Canadian Ships Passenger Lists 1865-1935 to be Digitized & Indexed

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Ancestry.ca will focus on indexing the Quebec City passenger lists from 1870 - 1900, which comprise more than 750,000 names. The digital images of these and other Canadian ships passenger lists are already available on the LAC website but can only be searched by ship name or date of arrival. There is currently no nominal index

The index for Quebec City will be available free of charge on LAC as well as on Ancestry.ca. LAC and Ancestry.ca will continue to work together to ensure that eventually the entire Canadian passenger list collection from 1865 to 1935, which includes ports in Halifax, St. John, Vancouver, Victoria and North Sydney, is digitized and indexed.

Canada has a rich heritage of immigration and ethnicities such as French, English, Irish, Scottish, Russian, Italian and Chinese. Passenger list records reveal significant information such as the name, age, country of origin, occupation and destination of each passenger, retelling remarkable stories of sacrifice and success that embody Canada's immigrant ancestors. The records also account for other travelers such as crew members, vacationers, business people and more.

In addition to the Canadian passenger list collection, later this year Ancestry.ca and LAC will also make available border crossings records from the United States to Canada that took place between 1908 and 1935, and other Canadian immigration forms later this year.

These additions will add to Ancestry.ca's current online Canadian Border Crossing Collection, which already includes more than 4 million names of individuals who crossed the Canadian-U.S. border between 1895 and 1956.

For more Canadian Passenger List Resources, visit Olive Tree Genealogyand Ships Lists Online