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Olive Tree Genealogy · 1d ago

Rescue Photo Album 1930s Carillon Quebec page 11

The 11th page of the Flynn family album has some names. The left photo is labelled "Theresa - Fred - Joe" and underneath an address "51 Robert St." The second photo is labelled "Joe age 2 on...
Olive Tree Genealogy · 2d ago

Civil War Photo Album Fowler Merchant Families

This is one of my favourite CDVs (Cartes de Visite) from the Fowler Merchant Civil War era photo album in my personal collection. It was taken during the Civil War - if you look carefully you can see this young lady's snood - a netting worn over the...
Olive Tree Genealogy · 4d ago

Owning a Piece of Someone's Life

Many years ago I bought a book at a local Garage Sale. Inside was the owner's name "Millicent Lynn", and a hand-written genealogy. I knew Millicent slightly, she was an elderly woman in the town where I lived in the 1970s. Millicent was a gentle l...
Olive Tree Genealogy · 5d ago

Announcing Four New Family Tree Books

I'm excited to announce my four new family tree books now available on Amazon. If you have Caspall, Laming, Hubbard, or Wildbore ancestors from Kent England you may find these books of inter...
Olive Tree Genealogy · 1w ago

Nursing Sister Philips WW1 Photo Album 44R Letter

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 nur...
Olive Tree Genealogy · 1W ago

Rescue Photo Album Carillon Quebec page 10

This page is labelled "Carillon 1931" The photo on the left is labelled "Mrs. A. Pope" but it is not clear if this relates to all three photos or not.
Olive Tree Genealogy · 1W ago

What's in a Name?

I've talked previously about surnames that changed (either deliberately or accidentally) over the years. This makes research into those families challenging! But what about first names? Be...
Olive Tree Genealogy · 1W ago

Book Review: The Spyglass File

If you like genealogy and mysteries, you will enjoy Nathan Dylan Goodwin's The Spyglass FileForensic genealogist Morton Farrier reluctantly takes on a case involving a woman born in World Wa...
Olive Tree Genealogy · 1W ago

Got New Jersey Ancestors?

I wonder how many genealogists know about the many New Jersey records online at Olive Tree...
Olive Tree Genealogy · 1W ago

Lizzie the Black Sheep of the Vollick Family

Lizzie, the blacksheep of the Vollick family, was known as rebellious and stubborn. Her bi...