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They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record

by John Philip Colletta

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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.… (more)
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Great resource for researchers. I loved how the author divided the book into sections: Before 1820 and After 1820. ( )
  Tess_W | Jun 22, 2023 |
Good book, obviously dated by now but with enough immigration shipping details to make it still worth while. ( )
  jemmatcf | Jul 14, 2021 |
Good reference. ( )
  rayub | Feb 8, 2018 |
A guide to finding your immigrant ancestors arrival records - a "how and where to search" book.
  JGSWS | Jan 5, 2017 |
I found this book to be a great foundation builder to begin the thought process of where immigrant and emigrant can be found. ( )
  RodMerrill | Jan 16, 2016 |
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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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