Sunday, July 02, 2006

Carnival of Genealogy, 3rd Edition

Welcome to the July 3, 2006 edition of Carnival of Genealogy.
The topic for this edition is Immigration...

Steve Danko presents Steve’s Genealogy Blog » A New Look at Immigrant Passenger Manifests posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog, saying, "A New Look at Immigrant Passenger Manifests provides a glimpse at often overlooked information in Passenger Arrival Manifests." This is an excellent article... a must read for all genealogists! Steve's blog provides a wealth of information on various genealogical topics. Be sure and check it out! Thank you Steve, for a wonderful article and for submitting it to the Carnival of Genealogy.

Book Review: The Source - A Guidebook to American Genealogy posted at Genealogy Roots Blog Joe reviews a new book that sounds like it has some good information on immigration records. You can get a $20 discount off the purchase price of the book if you follow the link from Joe's blog.

New On-line Class in Canadian Immigration Records posted at Genealogy Education. Kenneth Aitken talks about a new online course on Canadian Immigration Records that is being offered by the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

DNA can prove immigrants belong together written by Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times (for the Austin American-Statesman) I wonder what our ancestors would have thought of this... according to this article, genetic tests are being used to confirm relationships of family members trying to immigrate to join U.S. relatives. If our ancestors had done this genetic testing we could be sure that the relative named in the ship manifest "Destination" column really was a "cousin"!

What were your ancestors doing in 1901? The Canadian New Wire reports...

To coincide with the nation's birthday, Ancestry.ca unveils the first every-name-indexed and searchable Canadian Census taken in the 20th Century. With Canada's 139th birthday quickly approaching and bringing years of history to celebrate, Canadians are eager to investigate the family ties that unite them.
Census records are a valuable aid to finding immigration records because they generally give the year of immigration (depending on the year of the census). Those researching immigrants to Canada will welcome this online resource. And likewise, the U.S. has something to celebrate in this same vein...

Daily Herald - Provo online genealogy subscription service expands tools to research and preserve family history
In what company officials called a tremendous achievement of human labor, Ancestry.com, a subscription service of MyFamily.com Inc., earlier this week announced it completed a six-year effort to index more than 540 million names in U.S. Census records from 1790 through 1930, boosting its online archive to more than 5 billion searchable names. Completing the 1910 index was the last link in the chain of U.S. Census record indexes.
If you haven't done a recent search for census records for your ancestors it may be time to put their names into Ancestry.com again to see if any new information comes up. Good luck!


That concludes this edition of the Carnival. And now I'd like to issue a call for submissions for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for the next edition will be Family Reunions. This is the the most popular season for family reunions and they are often a hotbed of information for genealogists. If you've hosted or attended a family reunion and blogged about the experience, or if you're planning a reunion and have ideas or tips to share on your blog, please share your writings with us! You can submit your blog articles to the next edition of
Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. The deadline for submissions for the next Carnival is July 15, 2006. The next edition will be posted July 18th.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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