Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Info
Based on my ancestor's Petitions for Naturalization it took about 1 week
from France to USA or from Germany to USA 8 days. Hope this helps. Good luck
with your speech!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Theresa McGlothlen" <tery@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2000 7:36 PM
Subject: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Info
> I was wondering if anyone could give me any information on how long
> took the ships to reach the US? I am giving a speech in my speech
> class on genealogy, and boy am I nervous, and thought If I through in
> that little bit of info as an ice breaker it might help.
- It depends on if it was a sailing ship or a steamship......
Sailing ships could take up to 3 weeks I believe, steamships usually a
I take this from reading manifests into NY, based on date of departure
and dates of arrival. Other ports could have taken more or less....
I do know that my gr/grandmother's trip from Germany to NY in 1880 took
nearly 3 months as she went from Berlin to a port by land, then a boat
to Sweden, then over land, then another boat to Liverpool, and then
finally the ship from Liverpool/Queenstown to NY. Entirely that took
about 3 months, and in the dead of winter with a 5 month old baby.
Many people went by land to the port they were leaving from and lived
and worked there for awhile until they had the money for passage (which
is why so many Irish say they are "from Cork" as they moved there until
they had the money to buy the ticket there , Queenstown is the old name
for the port of Cork or Cobh)
Same with Eastern Europeans who left for Fiume and Hamburg to work there
til they had the money.
So much depended on where they left from and what route they took to get
to the final destination. That's genealogy for you... no simple answers!
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
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- I was recently at Ellis Island touring and in one of the instructional tours
they stated that a trip could take a week or up to a month.
>From: "Theresa McGlothlen" <tery@...>_________________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Info
>Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 19:36:25 -0000
>I was wondering if anyone could give me any information on how long
>took the ships to reach the US? I am giving a speech in my speech
>class on genealogy, and boy am I nervous, and thought If I through in
>that little bit of info as an ice breaker it might help.
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