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Did the Ryan family leave a footprint in England when immigrating to New Zealand in 1875 and 1883?

I’m researching how my Ryan family left Ireland. Jeremiah (Jerry, Joseph) Ryan and Mary Hayes took 3 children Bridget (Bid), Honora (Norah) and Thomas Ryan. Martin Frances Ryan stayed behind. They ...
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Seeking Argentina-Buenos Aires immigration and residential records for Dusan Biukovic

My grandfather Dusan (or Daniel) Biukovic (surname versions: Biucovich, Biukovich) migrated from Svinica, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) in 1926 and probably died in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. How to ...
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Where is Daniel Trigg from Ancestry Source?

This is taken from a record page on from Ancestry for Daniel Trigg from their online database U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, which is derived from Filby: ...
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How to interpret Samuel Trigg in Early Virginia Immigrants repeated entries?

I'm looking at the book Early Virginia Immigrants by George Cabell Greer, Hill printing Company, 1912 on page 332 which reads in part: Triggs, Wm., 1640, by Henry Porter and Raphaell Joyner, James ...
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Identify immigration record for John Kelly, Ireland to Michigan about 1840's?

John Kelly or John W Kelly was born in Ireland about 1833. He likely immigrated prior to 1855 and married Mary Ling (also Irish) after arriving in the US. By 1860 he was a Teamster in Battle Creek, ...
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Finding passenger list of ship with German immigrants to Brazil in 1824

I got the important information: name of the ship (George Friedrich), it's commandant, it's capitan (Johann Peter Christian Rosilius) the date and place of departure and arrival (Altona Port Germany ...
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How can I get USCIS to send me electronic results instead of paper?

I've been researching relatives that immigrated to the United States during the early 20th century and have done search reports with USCIS Genealogy Index Search Request. In my index search requests, ...
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Narrowing down date of immigration from England to USA?

I have an ancestor named Richard Dugdale who was probably born in 1845 (although 1844 and 1848 are also possible) somewhere in England (possibly Manchester or Bristol) and died in 1909 in ...
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Researching Kisting immigration to Namibia?

I am looking for the information of Rudolf Kisting who ended up in Namibia possibly between 1850 and 1900. He married a namibian women with the surname Wimmerth and died in around 1950 in Namibia. ...
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Immigration Records for William Jacka circa 1860 to 1875 from England to Australia?

My GGGrandfather arrived in Australia somewhere between 1860 and 1875. His name is William Jacka. He was supposed to be travelling with his two brothers. We have newspaper reports of him in Bulli ...
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Ship Manifest vs Passenger List

At Ellis Island, e.g., there are ship manifest and there are also passenger list. Who compiled these documents? What are the canonical differences between these two documents? Does each one have its ...
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Seeking immigration to Bolivia for German ancestor in 1910-1915?

I'm looking for information about my great grand father. He was born in Brandenburg, Berlin, Germany October 1872 His name was Victor Max Eduard LORBERG , his dad was Paul LORBERG and his mom was ...
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Immigration at port of arrival: By whom was passage paid? S.COL.23

While researching port of arrival immigration forms from the SS Bremen out of Bremen Germany in 1927, some entries have the code S.COL.23 as the answer to the "By whom was passage paid?" question. ...
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Tracking 1st arrival of two brothers to US in early 20th century?

Gregor and Lluk Lakuriqi arrived in the U.S. in 1911. They stayed until 1919, left and came back in 1920. Here is a timeline for them: Gregor born 1894 in Albania (then Turkey), Greek Orthodox Lluk ...
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Where is town Mieljkow in early 20th century Russia?

My ancestors came through Ellis Island in 1904. The last place of residence is listed as Mieljkow. We know it is in Russia. Does anyone know where it is? Only 1 Ellis Island arrival index uses ...
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Finding ancestor Nathan Cohen who was born in Russia and immigrated New York City 1900-1905?

My Great Great Grandfather Nathan Cohen was born in Russia. He had a wife Lissie Bernstein with whom he had a daughter Minnie, born in Vilna sometime around 1886. Lissie died about 2 years later in ...
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Finding record of immigration to Argentina from Spain?

I have lost track of a relative when he took a ship to Argentina from Spain. His name was Pedro Peñalba Águeda (born around 1890-1900), and our oral history says that he took a ship named Conte Rosso ...
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Finding clues for a missing immigrant in the 1870 Census?

With regards to my previous question, What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann, 1859 immigrant to the US? and despite the very good answers, it seems like my ancestor, Gustav Adolf Neumann (born on ...
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What happened with this family when they arrived Quebec in 1871?

I am searching for this family who emigrated from Trondheim, Norway to Quebec, Canada 4th March 1871. They arrived Quebec with the ship "Franklin" and I can't find anything more about the family, so I ...
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Seeking address for 1930s migrant to Brazil from Lebanon?

I'm looking for my grandfather who migrated to Brazil around 1930s, his name is Mahmoud Chahine. I believe he worked in the coffee industry in Sao Paulo. I am seeking an address in Brazil where he ...
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Did my European family member immigrate to the United States?

American genealogists usually come to a point when an ancestor immigrated and they have to figure out the exact place of origin. In Europe however, we often have disappearing siblings (disappearing ...
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What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann, 1859 immigrant to the US?

According to notes passed down by my granddad (from an unknown source), I have an relative, Gustav Adolf Neumann, who was born 1824 in Leipzig, Saxony, and who eventually immigrated to the United ...
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Finding immigration record from Greece to U.S.A in about 1890-1950?

My grandfather was born in Vourlia, Lakonia, Greece and arrived by ship to America somewhere between 1890-1940. His name was Karabineris Nikolaos (Nick), son of George. How can I find his ...
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Reading a Canadian 'Oceans Arrival' form completed in 1924

I'm studying the FAN club of John Stanley Wright (mentioned at Finding an elusive ancestor after the 1901 census (who may have deserted his family)) in an attempt to narrow down the date range for his ...
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Finding French immigration records for ancestor from Spain who changed name?

My great grand parents from my mother's side (born circa 1900) left Spain in the first quarter of the 20th century to move to France where my grand father was born in 1925. They left Spain because ...
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Seeking immigration record John Redonnett, born in France, who came to US ca 1840s?

John Redonnett appears to have come to the US circa the 1840s but can you suggest where I could look for more information? Two records indicate that he was born in France. He is in the 1850 US ...
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Two ships, two manifests, same passengers?

I knew that my great-grandmother arrived in the US from Italy in about 1914. When I searched the Ellis Island database I found her easily. Unfortunately, I found her twice. Let me be specific. My ...
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Seeking birth/baptism record for Salamina Radke from Kulm, Russia?

I am researching the ancestors of Salamina Radke from Kulm, Russia. She was born August 19, 1876 and immigrated to the United States. How can I find her birth/baptism record to identify her ...
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Seeking details of travel to South Africa in 1920s

I am looking for information about Mr/Dr Ernst Ludwig Wittman who came to South Africa in the 1920's to work as medical Dr for Iscor, a South African steel company. When did he arrive and by what ship?...
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8-year old male ancestor sailed alone from Liverpool to Philadelphia in 1840

The family always told us about Reuben sailing from Liverpool to Philadelphia in 1840 with his father, and being left in Philadelphia with his uncle to grow up in uncle's family, with the father ...
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Passenger list from Antwerp, Belgium to the UK in 1908?

My Grandfather was coming from Romania to the UK around 1910. He went through immigration at Antwerp. How do I find the ship he was on? His name was Stan Cancea. Last night I found his immigration ...
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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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Alternative spellings of Polish surname Swider?

What might alternative spellings be for my father's surname of Swider? His father, Andrew emigrated from Poland in about 1907. I cannot find his name on immigration lists and so I suspect his name ...
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Locating late 19th century British immigration/landing records?

Many of my ancestors came to Britain around 1880-1900. They were originally from Russia but that may not have been their point of departure by sea. Are there immigration or landing records for this ...
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Finding ancestors in Wisconsin from 1871 and onwards? [closed]

I am looking for my ancestors who migrated from Gunnarskog, Sweden to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (their end destination) in 1871, namely: Marta Nilsdotter (born 1818) Simon Jansson (husband, born ...
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Finding ship arrivals for Australia in the 1870s?

I am looking for information relating to the arrival of James DAY in Australia, probably with his wife Anna and four children, William and Isabel (by his first wife, Isabel Carey), and Lucy and Percy. ...
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Searching for Immigration record of Henry Semler and wife Hulda Lange from Germany to US ca 1879?

I am searching for the immigration record of great grandfather Henry Semler (born ca 1848) and his wife Hulda Lange (born ca 1848) from German to New York, around the time of their marriage in 1879, ...
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At what port did Lorance Effler born about 1787 in Germany come to the US?

My 4th great-grandfather came into the USA from Germany (Prussia) between 1805-1810. He arrived into the Port of Charleston, South Carolina, supposedly as a bound boy (taken from an orphanage to ...
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How and when did my Grandfather come to America?

My Grandfather John Ross came to America in January, February, March of 1912. I have been unable to find any information on the ship he came on or port of arrival. He came from Birkenhead, England....
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Seeking birth record for Russian who immigrated to New Zealand in 1950s?

I’m trying to track down my grandfather who came to NZ in the 1950’s and was very secretive about his life/family before NZ. I have no idea where he was born but I believe he could have been born in ...
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Finding records of emigration/immigration from Germany to South Africa?

My paternal grandfather was born in 1900 in Attenhoffen, Germany. He came to South Africa in the 1920s. My quest is to find out how and when? There is a story that he was a seaman who jumped ship in ...
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Registration of Russian immigrants to England in late 19th century?

My great-grandfather wrote a diary about his leaving the Pale of Settlement in the end of the 19th century to England. The diary, or at least part of it, can be read here. I am trying to follow his ...
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What kinds of records should I be searching for a ticketed crew member who transported across on a ship?

I'm looking for which ship my Great Grandfather came across. He came across from Sweden to the US in 1912. I've heard he worked his way across, but had a ticket. Should I look at crew lists, or ...
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Other 'non-loyalist' Immigration to Canada following American Revolution from the US

I am trying to track down a few individuals that I believe may have immigrated to Canada following the American Revolution but before the War of 1812. Assuming a primary motivation for moving to ...
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Seeking immigration record from Ireland to US in 1812?

I have been looking for immigration records for my 3rd great grandfather, John Wilson. He emigrated from County Down, Ireland to the US in 1812, according to a family datasheet whose author is ...
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Tracing ca 1805 immigration via Port of Charleston, SC, USA from Germany? [duplicate]

My 4th great grandfather came into the USA via the Port of Charleston, SC as a bound boy, according to family history. Is there any place to find information regarding this? He arrived about the ...
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French migrants to Puerto Rico 1800-1870

How did immigrants travel to get to Puerto Rico in the period from 1800-1870? Where can I find information about the ships?
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Did indentured servants in 1700s Pennsylvania receive different types of land warrants from what other immigrants to PA received?

I have an ancestor who left Northern Ireland (probably County Down) sometime around 1745-1750 and settled in York County, Pennsylvania. I think he may have come to America as an indentured servant ...
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Understanding Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index Numbers?

I am referring to the record marked with an arrow. Can someone tell me what do the numbers or letters in parenthesis after his name and before his birth date mean ? Also on the extracted info on the ...
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Where did the Vannoske's come from?

The origin of the Vannoske family (FamilySearch, Ancestry) is the biggest brick wall I have left. Here's what I know: The obituary of the oldest daughter, Mary Wojnowkski (Mrs Albert Zierak), says ...