Re: 1883 arrival
- If she came in through NY and you know that date of immigration in 1883,
you can easily order the film that covers that arrival - see the info on
NY arrivals on my Hints page.
The problem with NY arrivals is that the time of greatest immigration ,
1847-1897, is not indexed in any way (tho 1820-1846 and 1897-1947 are
thankfully), so for those inbetween years you have to have a target date
or search the entire year.
It can be done tho.... it took me 1 1/2 years to search all of 1885 to
find my gr/grandmothers arrival from Ireland. Didn't tell me much new
info as in those years detailed info was not required, but it was nice
to know the name of the ship and the date she arrived. Plus it confirmed
she went to Brooklyn first before she went to Connecticut.
So don't get discouraged about searching ship arrivals, with enough
determination (and aspirin for the eyestrain and headaches) you can do
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
Helpful Hints for Successful Searching
- Dear Maura:
Thanks for all your advice on checking the passenger arrivals for my
I am going to wait for her death cert and then I will know if she was born
here or in Bohemia...until then I have written your suggestions down and will
persue them as soon as I have a more definite time line.
I enjoy all your suggestions.
God Bless You
Rosemary - Las Vegas