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  • cerasuolor
    My Italian family came into the country by ship that docked in Boston. They left from Naples. Since you re in New York that may be a possibility. If you use
    Message 1 of 4 , May 4, 2009
      My Italian family came into the country by ship that docked in Boston. They left from Naples. Since you're in New York that may be a possibility. If you use ancestry.com and look under Passenger ship listings that may help you out.



      --- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, Meagan Coggins <xdaysofyouthx@...> wrote:
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      > Not every immigrant came in through ellis island.  And websites are not perfect.  Once you get through the sites you will find yourself driving all over- in the years I have done this I have been to many churches, town/city halls, the central library in my county, inactive records (where city hall sends the "useless" records), cemeteries, etc.  I have written to genealogy societies out west and have received birth cert., newspaper records for only $5.  Just keep in mind that the internet is not magic and you will need to do research offline.  Look for genealogy societies in your area too.  I am lucky that here in Buffalo we have a great polish genealogy society that has helped with my polish side and I have been down to PA for information on one side that immigrated to PA. 
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      > --- On Fri, 5/1/09, JudyAnn54@... <JudyAnn54@...> wrote:
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      > From: JudyAnn54@... <JudyAnn54@...>
      > Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Introduction - New Member
      > To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, May 1, 2009, 5:35 PM
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      > My name is Judy, and I just joined this group today. I just starting doing
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      > research on my family tree this past week, and I am having a blast. :) To
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      > All of my father's side of the family is gone except for my brothers and
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      > I, his children. I'm thankful that a lot of documentation and pictures were
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      > Unfortunately on my mother's side of the family, I have no documentation
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      > the USA. My grandfather was born in Italy and my grandmother was born in
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      > Germany. I did go to ellisisland. org and did find some information on my
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      > grandmother. That was kind of cool. I didn't find any information on my
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      > I have been using a few genealogy websites to help me out so far but most
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      > I was wondering if anyone can suggest some genealogy websites to use for
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      > Thank you so much. :) I hope you all have a great weekend.
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      > Judy
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