Category: Irish and Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

The following are the and Updates and Additions up to September 4, 2014. Updates and Updates and Additions







United Kingdom

United States


United States

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The following are the and Additions and Updates since August 21, 2014. and Additions and Updates and Additions and Updates Additions and Updates






United States Additions and Updates


photo credit: ** Lucky Cavey ** via photopin cc and Updates and Additions – June 26, 2014

Following are the and updates and additions. Updates and Additions and Updates and Additions

The list is extensive and will break into multiple pages as June 18th seems to have been a very busy, productive day at

The countries with the most additions are Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, United States and Poland. Updates and Additions











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Puerto Rico


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United Kingdom

  1. England, Kent, Manorial Documents, 1241-1976
  2. England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997
  3. England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952
  4. Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009
  5. United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United States


Worldwide Updates and Additions



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Genealogy News Bites to June 3, 2014

genealogy news bites and headlines

Genealogy News Bites and Headlines

The following are the genealogy news bites and headlines to June 3, 2014.

FamilySearch Blog

RootsTech 2015 Now Accepting Presentation Proposals

The RootsTech Content Committee is now accepting dynamic presentations for RootsTech 2015 that inform and educate both those seeking to begin and those continuing to discover their family story through technology

15-Year-Old Organizes Unique Genealogy Event for Eagle Scout Project

Fifteen-year-old Hunter Boyer has chosen a unique Eagle Scout project to benefit the past, present and future on May 31, 2014 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Boyer’s goal is to recruit enough volunteers to take photos of over 50,000 graves using the smartphone app BillionGraves

Family History Research Keeps Getting Easier!

FamilySearch will soon release a feature called “hinting.” With this powerful tool, the site will automatically search for records that match people in your family tree. When you go to an ancestor’s page we will show you what we have found just for that person amongst our vast collections of records

Great Web Tools for Searching Historic Newspapers

Countless millions of historic newspapers all over the world are now revealing their secrets as they are being digitally published online. And that means they are much more accessible to family historians—if they know where and how to find them

One Rhode Island Family

Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques – A Book Review

I recently read a book about genealogical research that I highly recommend: Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques by George C. Morgan and Drew Smith (New York: McGraw Hill Education, 2014). I guess it’s no secret

The National Archivees

Politics, Egyptology and revolution

In May 1919, the British government decided to send a Special Mission headed by Lord Milner, Secretary of State for the Colonies, to investigate the causes of the 1919 Egyptian Blog

Don’t Miss Out: Enter For A Chance To Win Our Branch Out Contest!

t’s June which means another cycle of our Branch Out Contest! Enter for a chance to win some great prizes! The Grand Prize winner, upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive the following prize package

New Wisconsin State Research Guide

Happy belated 166th birthday, Wisconsin! You don’t look a day over 160. But you do have a rich and storied past. Home to a vibrant fur trade in the 1600s and 1700s, you drew the French, the British, and Native American tribes seeking an escape from the Iroquois Wars of the 17th century

Honoring the Dead: What Military Headstones Can Tell Us

Memorial Day is now observed in the United States on the last Monday in May. However, today (May 30) is the “traditional” holiday. In 1868, Maj. General John Logan declared that May 30 should be set aside as a day to decorate the graves of those who had died in the Civil War

6 Steps for Success in Working with Your AncestryDNA Matches

I’ve been working with my AncestryDNA results for a couple of years now with great success.  Here are six steps you can use to find success with your AncestryDNA matches as well

The Surprising Facts Oprah Winfrey Learned About Her DNA

Like many African Americans whose genealogy is difficult to trace beyond slavery, Oprah knew little about her ancestry. She was born in Mississippi and on a previous African American Lives program, had learned that an

Fold3 Blog

150th Anniversary (1864–2014) This Month in the Civil War: Battle of Cherbourg

June 19, 1864, saw the most famous Confederate raider, the CSS Alabama, sent to the bottom of the ocean after a battle with the USS Kearsarge off the coast of Cherbourg, France. After two years of disrupting U.S. shipping all over the world—and sinking a Union warship in 1863

Fashion Times

‘Maleficent’ Star Elle Fanning, Sister Dakota are Kate Middleton’s Cousins … – Fashion Times

Elle Fanning (Photo : Reuters) Genealogy experts found out that “Maleficent” star Elle Fanning and sister Dakota are direct descendants of England’s King Edward III and are related to British princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

How Genealogy Became Almost as Popular as Porn

Genealogy is the second most popular hobby in the U.S. after gardening, according to ABC News, and the second most visited category of websites, after pornography. It’s a billion-dollar industry that has spawned profitable

Free Genealogy Advisory Service in the National Library of Ireland …

The joint consortium of Eneclann and Ancestor Network are delighted to announce that they have been selected by the National Library of Ireland to enhance its provision of Summer genealogy services, following a

The Root

Are Slave Narratives Useful to My Family Tree Research?

Get your kin talking, pull out a digital voice recorder, and before you know it, you will have begun a collection of oral histories that will provide a gold mine of genealogy information for you and for future generations. It’s too bad we can’t debrief

Olive Tree Genealogy

Irish Lands Stolen By Oliver Cromwell

Do you have Irish ancestors? If the answer is “yes” then you will want to visit Irish Lands stolen by Oliver Cromwell Quoting from the website (Trinity College Dublin) Taken in the years 1656-1658, the Down Survey of Ireland is the first ever

Reading 16th Century English Records

Call me a geeky nerd but I love the challenge of old handwriting. This image on the left is the baptism record of my 11th great-grandmother Martha Barrett.  It took me awhile to find her on the page but by scrutinizing the handwriting of all entries I was eventually able to recognize her first name and the surname

Genealogy Musings

8th Unlock the Past Genealogy Cruise

In March 2011 we ran our first history and genealogy cruise. After our third cruise in 2013 it was evident there was interest in more cruises and greater variety of destinations, cost, duration and cruise focus. In mid-2013 we

Library and Archives Canada

Release of an updated version of the Immigrants from China database

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, during which we acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. Asian Heritage Month also provides an opportunity for Canadians across the country to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage to the growth and prosperity of Canada

A Tragic Voyage: 100 Years after the Sinking of the Empress of Ireland

On May 28, 1914, under the command of Captain Henry George Kendall, the Empress of Ireland set sail under clear skies from Québec City with 1,477 passengers and crew on board heading to Liverpool, England. The ship picked up mail at Rimouski and then continued on to the pilot station, Pointe-au-Père, where the pilot disembarked saying, “I don’t think you’ll run into much fog,” as he climbed down the rope ladder

Underwater Canada: A Researcher’s Brief Guide to Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks, both as historical events and artifacts, have sparked the imagination and an interest in the maritime heritage of Canada. The discovery of the War of 1812 wrecks Hamilton and Scourge, found in Lake Ontario in the 1970s, and the discovery of the Titanic in the 1980s, served to heighten public awareness of underwater archaeology and history

The National Archives Blog

Tales from the Special Operations Executive: Operation Remorse

It was ‘the biggest currency black market in history’,  a secret operation under the auspices of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), Britain’s Second World War clandestine warfare organisation. This was

The Ancestry Insider Adds Linking Tool to FamilySearch Collection

Amy Johnson Crow, spokesperson recently wrote about a new feature on the ability to link a record from an image-only collection to someone in your tree. They fly a bit under the radar, but both

Genealogy Insider

Your Comments Needed on New Standards for …

A committee of genetic genealogists and scientists have drafted ethical and usage standards for genetic genealogy research, and they’re asking for your feedback by June 15, 2014. You can download the Genetic Genealogy

Wales Online

Cardiff student is cycling across Europe tracing his ancestry in a bid to … – WalesOnline

A Cardiff student will be spending his summer cycling across Europe tracing his ancestry in a bid to raise funds for charity Unicef UK. Jacob Dirnhuber, 20, will be setting off from Vienna – where his great-grandfather was born – and riding more than 1

Discover Magazine Blog

Ancient Cave Skeleton Sheds Light on Early American Ancestry – Discover Magazine (blog)

Genetic studies have pointed to a Siberian ancestry for modern Native Americans. Most researchers believe the first Americans (Paleoamericans) migrated from northwest Asia via Beringia, the now-submerged land bridge between present-day Siberia and


Researchers develop DNA GPS tool to accurately trace geographical ancestry – Gizmag

The new tool models this process by looking at more than 100,000 DNA signatures, known as ancestry-informative markers (AIMs) that are typical to specific geographical regions. The GPS tool uses autosomal chromosomes for analysis rather than

Silicone Slopes

Ancestry scans DNA of 400000 people in geneology search

AncestyDNA,’s DNA database, provides users with a personalized genetic ethnicity estimate. Developed by a team of genetic and data scientists and released in May 2012, the test opens up a growing network for users of genetic cousins and

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Transcription: List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

Manifest of Alien Passengers

List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

The following is my transcription of the  ” List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission ” at the port of Eastport, Idaho, as required by the US Department of Labor, Immigration Service.

There was a wide variety of passengers of the surnames Gordon, Gumeson, Schroder, Wiese, Ireland, Renouf, Kulpas, Sprague, Hall, McLean, Smith, Peterson, Sheldon, Sims, Bremer, Hobbs, Skotkoske, McMicking, Orthner, and Laycock.

Ages ranged from 2 to 63. All immigrants were beyond primary school years are noted as able to read and write. All were Canadian citizens, but originality or race included Irish, Scandinavian, German, English, French, Finnish, and Scotch. US destinations included Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho.

The image of the “List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission” links directly to the document transcribed. To access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, click on the name link, or search the Blythe Genealogy database site using the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link in the left sidebar.

It is recommended to search using both methods as the results do sometimes differ. All data on this site is available for free access and download.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                      T        
  INDEXED                   Required by the regulations of Secretary of Labor of the United States
  A to K ?                              
Sheet No. 21 L to Z ?         567             PORT OF EASTPORT, IDAHO.      
1 2 3 4 5 6 7   8 9 10   11 12   13
No. or List. NAME IN FULL Age Sex Married or Single Calling or Occupation Able to – Nationality. (Country of which citizen or subject.) Race or People. Last Permanent Residence The name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came. Final Destination  
Family Name Given Name Yrs. Mos. Read. Write. Country. City or Town. State. City or Town.
1 Gordon James 19 M S Farm Lab. Yes Yes Canada Irish Canada Jenner Brother, Alex Gordon, Jenner Alta Ore Portland None
2 Gumeson Herman 37 M S Farmer Scand Cabri Bro. August Gumeson, Cabri, Sask USA
3 Schroder Julius 52 M M Hotel Keeper German Wetaskiwin InniSfail, Alta. Germany
4 Schroder Mary 47 F M None
5 Wiese Mary 63 F M Husb. Fred Wiese, Prussia, Sask. Wash. Ritzville Russia
6 Ireland George 55 M S Farmer English Carlisle Bro. E. Ireland, Carlisle, Ont. Selah None
7 Renouf Reginald Francis 29 M S Hall French Edmonton Aunt. Mrs. A. Baker, Edmonton, Alta. Walla Walla England
8 Kulpas Gus 30 M S Farmer Finnish Barons Cousin, Antone Kulpas, Barons, Alta. Spokane Russia
9 Sprague Winfield J. 40 M S Farmer English Glenbogie, Sask. None Leahy USA
10 Sprague Stella 38 F M None Scotch
11 Hall Sirge Craig 27 M S Farmer Irish Imperial Mother, Ida May Hall,Imperial, Sask. Spokane
12 McLean Richard Norton 24 M S ??? ?? Scotch Medicine Hat Bro. Melville McLean, Foremost, Alta. Calif. San Jose None
13 Smith Albert 31 M S Farm Lab English Calgary Bro. Alfred Smith, Manchester, England Calif. San Francisco England
14 Peterson Christian 61 M M Farmer Scand Curlew Daughter, Mrs. A. Haigel, Curlew, Alta. Calif. Fresno Denmark
15 Peterson Hannah 42 F M None “ “
16 Peterson Hazel 14 F S “ “ None
17 Peterson Pauline 10 F S “ “
18 Peterson Warren 8 M S No No “ “
19 Sheldon Allan Eggleston 23 M S Farmer Yes Yes English Kimiemuir (sp?), Alta Father, Oliver C. Sheldon, Kimiemuir, Alta Ida Win???? USA
20 Sims Elmer 33 M M Clergyman Scotch Stoney Plain Bro. Bert Sims, Stoney Plain, Alta. Reubens
21 Sims Mae 26 F M None English “ “
22 Sims Viola 7 F S Scotch “ “ None
23 Sims Sylvia 5 F S No No “ “
24 Sims Inez 2 F S “ “
25 Bremer William Henry 29 M S Farmer Yes Yes German Carmangay, Alta None Kendrick, USA USA
26 Hobbs Clarence 28 M S Irish Heart Lake, Alta “ “ Twin Falls
27 Scotkoske Edward 28 M M German Leduc Wife,Martha Schotkoske, Leduc, Alta Ore Williamette Russia
28 McMicking Fred 44 M Wd Scotch Eber, Alta Bro. Wm.McMicking, Stanford, Ont. Portland None
    Above Daur. File 11316 -o Gen. A. 36. Noted 11/14/36              
29 Orthner Edward 31 M S German Raymore Brother, Carl Orthner, Raymore, Sask. Austr?
30 Laycock James P. 50 M M English Russell, Man Wetwyn, Sask. None
26 NOT USED                                
30 “Race o Pelple” is to be determined by the stock from wich aliens sprang and the language they speak. List of races will be found on back of this sheet.          
        CLASS E.’                    

Genealogy News Bites – May 5, 2014

genealogy news bites picsIn an effort to help ease the load of searching for genealogy news and genealogy events, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative genealogy news headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the most recent and relevant genealogy news headlines.


Olive Tree Genealogy

Victorian Reform School & Prison Records Online – A Contest!

John Wormald age 11 Reform School 1892, and have recently published some fascinating reformatory school and prison records from West Yorkshire

Irish Census Records 1821-1911 online

1821 Census Colebrooke (Aghalurcher, Fermanagh) Irish Census Records from 1821 to 1911 (with gaps 1861 to 1901) are now available online.  The earlier records are scattered and many have not survived but The National Archives of Ireland

Prosapia Genetics – Worth the Money?

Yesterday I decided to check out a website that has the genealogy community buzzing. The Examiner called it a “Groundbreaking GPS tool [that] finds your ancestors, genealogy, family tree and history”  Basically it is being touted as

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Panel to discuss genealogy issues in La Verne – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The panel sponsored by the Southern California Society of Professional Genealogists will provide members and guests with a special opportunity to meet in a roundtable setting


Matthew 1:1-17; The Genealogy of Jesus (Cross-Reference Comparison)

Some believe that Matthew’s genealogy focuses primarily on the family tree of Jesus’ adopted father, Joseph, while Luke’s highlights the lineage of his mother, Mary. Another theory

Genealogy Canada

RCMP obituary card index and notices, 1876-2007

Here is an instance which demonstrates the co-operative partnership that exists between Ancestry and Family Search these days with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) obituaries card and notices between 1876 and 2007

OGS announces officers for 2014-2016

The slate of new officers for 2014-2016 was announced today at the OGS Conference. The president is Alan Campbell. Alan is from the Lambton Branch of the OGS.The vice president i…

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Evernote Was Made For Genealogy | Eastman’s Online Genealogy …

Cyndi of Cyndi’s List has started a new section entitled, Evernote Was Made For Genealogy. She writes, “I will admit it. I’m an Evernote junkie. I love this tool and all it has to offer Blog

Don’t Let Mold Destroy Your Family History

Mold is a four-letter word. It can destroy your documents and it can make you sick. What do you do when you discover that great-grandpa’s Civil War letters or the family Bible has mold on it? Here are some tips