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Seeking 1912 Passenger Lists into United States for ships near RMS Titanic?

There are multiple approaches to this problem -- here are my recommendations for how to go about the search. Important note: Do not assume there is only one passenger list -- many families had family ...
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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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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

The passenger list for the final voyage of the SS Galway Castle is available at Ancestry courtesy of the National Archives (UK). The twist is that the passenger list is under a different ship's name, ...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

To gather more information about the operations of ships, establish their identity, just as you would for a person, and about the company which operated them. With ships, just like people, there can ...
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French migrants to Puerto Rico 1800-1870

When I am trying to learn more about a topic or place and trying to find records that might mention my family or my research subjects, I follow a checklist I made for myself: Learn what records might ...
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Passenger manifests - internal sailings uk?

Passenger lists were not required for travel within the UK, or even between the UK and Europe. See TNA Passenger Lists Guide. The one exception to that is when "a ship called at more than one European ...
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Route of ships going from Norway to US in 1912

The Scandinavian America Line went from Copenhagen via Christiana (Oslo) to New York round the north side of the British Isles according to the map on http://www.norwayheritage.com/scandinavian-...
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

In cases like this, I often search for the ship itself and mine those websites and newspaper accounts for clues about where records might be found. Newspapers of the day may not have accurate ...
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Information on a ship called the "Bancroft"

I couldn't find a copy of the 1881 edition of the Lloyds Register of Shipping online (it's possible that your local reference library may have a copy). The nearest volume that I could find is the 1883 ...
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Did uncle of Grace Martin Wills (or perhaps of Matthew Nettell) own the Gosforth?

I usually start with the Crew List Index Project. That site has various finding aids, including one to list ships by name. Entering "Gosforth" as the ship's name (without the quotes but I'm sure you ...
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Seeking 1912 Passenger Lists into United States for ships near RMS Titanic?

I think the quickest route to verifying this family legend will be to determine the ship your great grandfather travelled on to the United States. My understanding (as a non-American) is that this is ...
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Seeking 1912 Passenger Lists into United States for ships near RMS Titanic?

One potentially very good source of information is the WWI and WWII Alien Registration files. In particular, the later is still mostly in existence, and contains the ship by which the person ...
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What kinds of records should I be searching for a ticketed crew member who transported across on a ship?

One possibility might be that he was not 'crew' in the sense of a merchant seaman, which would have required seaman's credentials, but working in service to one of the cabin passengers. See this ...
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Did uncle of Grace Martin Wills (or perhaps of Matthew Nettell) own the Gosforth?

I would like to confirm that Eliza Davey Wills (who you mention in the question), Richard her brother and his wife Louisa came to NZ in 1863 aboard the Accrington. They arrived in Lyttelton 5 Sept ...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

I have found the following information about the Ship Constance and also the Antelope. As I can see it this will tie in all your information and solve some of your problems. Shipping Gazette and ...
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Traveling from Russia in 1906

When you say you know the ship, do you mean you know the ship's name or have you seen the passenger list (image)? The passenger list page headers in that period should have originating port ...
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Was HMS Cumberland of 1748-1750 a fireship?

One clue I would consider is the rank mentioned for the individual in the linked question. The Steward in 18th century British navy was a civil position, hired by the Captain. If we look at Wikipedia ...
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Verifying a record of a death on board an emigrant ship?

According to the UK Gov website, the GRO at Southport keeps “Marine deaths” from 1837 onwards, if the death was on board a British Vessel. You haven’t said what flag the Argyle was. If it was British ...
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Finding information on Emigration ships (UK to US) in 1841

This problem is a good illustration of how we can create problems for ourselves by extracting information from records and leaving the context behind. Scrolling back two images on the microfilm (New ...
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Ship Manifest vs Passenger List

For the chosen example of Ellis Island, you are trying to make a distinction where no distinction exists. A passenger list (which might be a passenger arrival or passenger departure list) in this ...
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Finding departure dates from port of Bremen?

Since the Main's last voyage to New York was in 1890, I can't get an estimate of the transit time from a later passenger list. One possibility is to look at the Main's sister ships and see what the ...
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

I can contribute three names to the passenger list that you seek. My grandmother Margaret Malcolm was traveling with my father Douglas Malcolm and infant uncle George on the Galway Castle when it was ...
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

My grandmother and mother aged 3 were aboard The Galway Castle when it was torpedoed and were two of the fortunate survivors. I have just unearthed two cuttings one from (I think) a Bath Local paper &...
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Finding ship grandfather took from Liverpool, England to Quebec, CA arriving January 1900?

Here is the link to the Library and Archives database for immigration through the port of Quebec: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/passenger-lists/passenger-lists-...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

The answer from @JanMurphy stimulated me to look harder, and provided some pointers in which direction to proceed. By doing that I found: The Ozships website records that the Constance arrived at ...
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