Questions tagged [emigration]

For questions about the process and records associated with people leaving the country or place where they were born in order to settle in a new country.

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Finding information on Emigration ships (UK to US) in 1841

My 3x great grandfather and his family of 5 emigrated to the US , arriving in New York on 16 July 1841 from Liverpool UK on board the Ship Splendid (or Splendid of New York). Archives image I would ...
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Jewish records in Germany, late 1700 to early 1800

I've been able to trace my ancestry several generations but seemed to have reached a wall. Here's the [long] story behind my question below: Between records and family lore, I understand my 3rd great-...
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How can I find birth record/Hungarian evidence of ancestor born around 1892/1893?

My ancestor Vilmos Schwarcz (AKA Schwartz, Schwarz) was born around 18 December 1892 in then-Hungary - present-day Slovakia. His US documents all list his birth town as Gesce/Hernadgesce (Geča today). ...
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Finding records of emigration from UK to Argentina in 1935

My relative George Owen emigrated on 19 Oct 1935 with his two children from Southampton, UK to Argentina via ship to Buenos Aires. He was an experienced railway engineer and family stories say helped ...
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Reasons for leaving Germany in 1886?

Have done much reading, still trying to figure why great-grandparents would have left Germany in 1884-1886? Went through Luxembourg, then to Antwerp, to Philadelphia. Land ownership,freedom and ...
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Looking for emigration records from Liverpool England in 1921

I have an arrival record for my wife's grandmother. She and her mother/brother/sister arrived in Halifax, Canada on the "SS Canada" in February 1921. The record said that the ship departed from ...
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Finding ships sailing from Germany to Brazil between 1824 to 1830?

Is it possible to find the names of ships used to transport German emigrants to Brazil in the period of 1824 to 1830? I am specially looking for ships in the period 1827-1829.
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Locating information on John Megone from 1800's Ireland

I'm trying to location more information on my 4th great grandparents John Megone (born around 1817) and his wife Agnes Galbraith (born around 1822). I've hit a brick wall. I can tell from the 1861 ...
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Twentieth-century emigration from Romania?

My Grandfather arrived in England round about 1910 and married my Grandmother in 1912. His surname was Cancea and we believe his first name was Stanley. We have one family letter which looks like he ...
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Finding railroad maps for Germany in late 19th century?

I am studying a group of immigrants who came to the northeastern United States from Saxony in the 1870s to 1890s. Many of them were skilled workers all recruited from the same area specifically for ...
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Where is Wortono, Russia?

I'm looking for a town my ancestors emigrated from in 1911 in Russia. The spelling for the town on envelopes is Wortono, Russia. I think it's in the central to northern west section of the ...
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Reasons for fleeing from Germany in the 1870s?

Two of my ancestors left two different part of Germany in the 1870s (Baden and Wurttemberg, which were at the time separate). They went first to Switzerland (La Chaux de Fonds) in 1874 where they met ...
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Finding ship grandfather took from Liverpool, England to Quebec, CA arriving January 1900?

I am hoping to find the ship that my grandfather took from Liverpool, England to Quebec, CA that arrived January 1900. Isidore Segall's Naturalization papers give the above information. I have ...
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Forced Emigration of Zipf ancestors from South-West Germany (Baden/Wurtenburg) in mid 19th century?

I was told from a researcher a while ago about a forced Emigration in 3 or so villages in South-West Germany in the 19th century. From what I can remember the people were vagabonds or just general ...
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Interpreting "From what County selected" column for Billin family on 1849 "Eliza" Passenger List (Plymouth, England - Port Adelaide, South Australia)?

My 3rd great grandparents John Billin and Mary (nee Symons) with their four children (including my 2nd great grandmother Emma Symons Treloar Billin, aged 5) left Plymouth, Devon, England on 11 May ...
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Historical records of money transfers for emigration (Remittance) from England?

A Wikipedia article defines Remittance as: A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country. In a city directory from New England dated 1876, ...
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Finding emigration records from UK to Australia for Annie Smith (1960-1977)?

My Great Grandmother emigrated to Australia from the UK after the death of her husband so that she could be closer to the majority of her children who had travelled there earlier. My Grand father ...
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