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They Came in Ships: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record (3rd…

by John Philip Colletta

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A must have work by a great lecturer and educator. ( )
  richison | Sep 28, 2014 |
The 1993 edition doesn't allude to Internet use, so it's not going to appeal to many. If you're working with the microfilm passenger records, this is excellent in pointing the way. ( )
  wdwilson3 | Nov 22, 2012 |
American, family history, genealogy, history, immigrants, immigration, methodology, migration, naturalization, non-fiction, passenger Llst, passenger lists, passenger ships, reference, research guide
  REDHEAD37 | Feb 18, 2012 |
From book: They came in ships. How else could they get here--the Europeans, Africans, Asians who arrived from the late sixteenth century through the mid-twentieth century? They came in sailing vessels and steamships to Atlantic, Pacific, Great Lakes, and Gulf Coast ports. Every ship had her passenger list or cargo manifest, and many of these records--which identify the immigrants on board and when they came--have survived. When no such list has survived--for sixteenth, seventeeth, and eighteenth-century arrivals, most particularly--a variety of other types of public records often provide information about when immigrants came and on what ship. Even for those people who immigrated over-land from Canada, 1895 through 1954, and Mexico, about 1905 through about 1955, arrival records are readily accessible.
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  dpk1927 | Apr 11, 2007 |
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Chances are excellent that your ancestors came to America from somewhere-England, Spain, Germany, China, Africa. Can you imagine how they felt as they left their homes, what they left behind? Do you want to know? Would you know where to even start looking for the details? Author and genealogist John P. Colletta prepares you to undertake the search. He tells you not only what fundamental facts you need to know about your immigrant ancestor before beginning, but suggests where you may find that information as well.

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Provides information on searching passenger ship lists and indexes, naturalization and immigration records, and genealogical Websites to find records of ancestors who came to the United States on ships.

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