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Two ships, two manifests, same passengers?

Entries on passenger manifests were lined out when the passengers did not sail, were changed to a different class of travel, or did not embark or disembark at the port stated on the manifest header. ...
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Seeking details of travel to South Africa in 1920s

If you are on Facebook, there is a closed and private group called 'South African Genealogy' that has lots of helpful and active members who know their way around the South African information sites. ...
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Identifying numbers on the United States Immigrant Identification Card

The immigration visa number (8) is the number used to account for visas issued by the US Department of State at each consulate. This one is the 8th visa issued by the consulate at Stockholm for that ...
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Finding record of immigration to Argentina from Spain?

I have great news for you. :) A 24 years old single man called Pedro Penalba Agueda arrived in Buenos Aires on 1930/03/18. The ship was "Conte Rosso". You can run the search here: https://cemla.com/...
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Finding a town in Russia-Poland from 1910

I've left in my wrong turns below on purpose, to show the process of genealogical research and how to build evidence. This manifest is both correct and a red herring. It led me to some hypotheses ...
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Correct spelling of Austrian surname Wasmanski?

There is no correct spelling of your surname. Sure, there is now. It's Wasmanski. Unless one of your modern-day relatives spell it differently, and they might. It is possible your current spelling ...
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What is written in this excerpt from a Manifest of Alien Passengers for the US arriving at Providence?

It appears to read: Female cousin. Theresa C. Te?r?eira 868 Broad Street. Central Falls where the ? might be j or f There is a Theresa Kelly Feireira in the Rhode Island marriages.
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What does un mean in the column for immigration year on the 1920 US census?

The "Instructions to Enumerators" for the 1920 census include the following instruction in the second paragraph, titled Definite answers: Definite answers - Try to get a definite answer to each ...
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Seeking birth record for Russian who immigrated to New Zealand in 1950s?

Your grandparents immigrated to New Zealand in 1951. Passenger List is viewable at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KLBP-4T7 Cazaro born 12 Sept 1918 in Pančevo, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). ...
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How can I find a female Danish immigrant's name prior to her marriage?

First, you need to know if she was married before or after immigration. Since you know the date of her second marriage in the US, you should look for US Census records around that time. My great ...
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Narrowing down date of immigration from England to USA?

I think you have identified the correct passenger list, being the SS City of Washington departing from Liverpool and arriving in New York on 19 Jun 1860. The relevant excerpt shows Susan (50), Eliz[...
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How to interpret Samuel Trigg in Early Virginia Immigrants repeated entries?

Let's look at the nature of the source first, using the Evidence Analysis Process Map, keeping in mind the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard and other good genealogical practices. On the EE ...
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What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann - part II?

Let's start by clarifying some points in your question. Passenger Lists Passenger lists for this period (Castle Garden) are US Customs lists rather than immigration lists as we see from the Port of ...
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How Piasecki was spelled originally?

This is a common question for beginning genealogists. However, the emphasis on the correct spelling of a name is a relatively recent phenomenon. Even if you could determine a preferential spelling for ...
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Finding UK immigration record for Isaac Gabriel of Russia?

There are naturalisation case papers at The National Archives for an Isaac Gabriel of Woolwich dated 1882 which seem likely to be for the same man. Those should give some background about him and his ...
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Why would the spelling of a town in Romania be changed upon arrival in Canada?

The name of the town did not change. Nor did the correct spelling change. But the language the officials spoke did. Sânmihaui is not a German word and, while Romania (like the rest of the Austro-...
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Cannot find an immigrant in the 1860/70 US Census

Start with a document you're sure of and work your way back. The birth record and ship manifest are both good places to start, but you need more. Gustav Adolf Neumann is a fairly common name. ...
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How can I determine whether there are BSI (Board of Special Inquiry) minutes or records for an alien on a list of detained aliens?

https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/genealogy-notebook/researching-deportation-records "Researching Deportation Records" explains this in detail. For records prior to April 1, 1944 "...
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Missing Ship / Passenger record?

The manifest got his names switched. (That is, the clerk wrote Leonidas in the "Family Name" column and V. Zotos in the "Given Name" column.) Index: https://www.familysearch.org/...
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Finding place of origin for Irish ancestors

I can confirm that there are no passenger lists for travel between England & Ireland. It was a short domestic journey and no records have ever been kept for that sort of travel. Check the 1851 ...
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Alternative spellings of Polish surname Swider?

If Andrew had emigrated from Poland, then his original surname quite probably was "Świder". By simply dropping diacritics we get "Swider". Someone who would care for phonetics, could make "Shwider" ...
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Did my European family member immigrate to the United States?

This answer is most applicable to those who emigrated 1880-1915. Preparation, as outlined by Jan Murphy, is essential. There were 2 U.S. record collections I used most extensively when I mined my ...
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Did my European family member immigrate to the United States?

Note: I'm using examples for Germany in this answer because it is the country I'm most familiar on the continent, but the basic principles are the same for any country. I'm going to start with the ...
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Passenger list from Antwerp, Belgium to the UK in 1908?

Passenger lists to and from Europe were not routinely kept in the UK; only passenger lists from ports outside Europe were recorded. In a few cases passengers are listed where they joined at an ...
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Reading a Canadian 'Oceans Arrival' form completed in 1924

I think it says Hettie. In my experience it is usually a nickname for Esther or Henrietta, but it could equally well be a nickname of Ethel. Nicknames are tricky as they do not always follow the ...
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Where is town Mieljkow in early 20th century Russia?

Best guess: Milejkava (Мілэйкава), Belarus -- which was also known as Mileykovo, Grodno Gubernia (province), Russian Empire. Russian town names that end in -kovo were sometimes written as -kow, and ...
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What are "I"-prefixed travel document numbers on INS Form I-415 ship manifests?

This appears to be answered by the Code of Federal Regulations: 1949-1984. Chapter 1 deals with Immigration and Naturalization. The phrase used there on several occasions is 'a valid passport or ...
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Date and Cause of death numbers on New York Passenger list?

I don't think those numbers refer to deaths. I believe they are related to later compilation of statistics, and the statisticians used the blank space in that column for their notes. Recording of a ...
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What is written in this excerpt from a Manifest of Alien Passengers for the US arriving at Providence?

Female cousin, Thereza C. Teixeira 868 Broad Street, Central Falls I would suggest searching the available censuses and directories to determine who was living at this address around this time.
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