Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Steve Morse NEW Gold Form for Ellis Island Searches

Steve Morse has created a new Ellis Island search form (called the gold form) that is capable of searching through the entire 25 million passengers in the Ellis Island Database for ships passenger lists. Gold form can also search on every transcribed field.

This obsoletes the blue form that could search on every field but only for the 1 million Jewish passengers. It also obsoletes the gray form that could search for all passengers but only on four fields (name, age, year of arrival, and town).

The gold form has several new features as well. It is able to search on travelling companions (a feature which the blue form had but the gray form never did). Researchers are able to specify which fields they would like to see displayed on the results page. They can also specify how they would like to have the results sorted.

The gold form is prominently displayed in the Ellis Island section of the Steve Morse website.

For more ships passenger lists to New York in other years (before Ellis Island) see New York Ships Lists

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Funeral Card Johanna Wieland died 1893

Black white and sepia holy funeral card for Johanna Wieland dated 1893 Miamisburg Ohio

Johanna Wieland nee Kehrle died Sept. 29, 1893 age 34

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Steve Morse OneSteps for Ancestry's FREE Immigration Records

Ancestry is offering free access to their updated online ships passenger lists and immigration records collection until November 30, 2006. This includes their updated New York passenger lists database from 1820-1957.

Steve Morse has added a OneStep Search Engine for these New York Passenger Lists. This includes

1. Passenger Search

2. Ship Arrival Search (locates the ship arrival in the manifest rolls)

3. Direct access to manifest either by date or by roll and frame

Funeral Card Charles Oldenburg 1828-1911 Germany & Minnesota

Charles Oldenburg Died Nov. 2, 1911 Age 83.

Charles and his wife Elizabeth can be found in the 1900 United States Federal Census for Minnesota, Scott Township, Blakely. Charles was born in Germany in 1828, his wife Elizabeth also born Germany in 1830. With them is their daughter Hannah Seland born in Minnesota, and her husband. Charles and Elizabeth give their immigration year as 1852 and he is naturalized.

Find out more about Charles and Elizabeth Oldenburg in
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Look for Charles Oldenburg's Naturalization Records.