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From: "Steve Jones" <>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 18:27:58 -0000

Hello Jim,
I have an ancestor who, like many, did the return trip from the Americas.
There was 'chain migration' which was fostered by the strong links that
existed between specific communities on each side of the Atlantic. There
must have been plenty of folk who made the return trip several times.

Anyway - I found my GtGrandfathers name in the passenger list for the
outward journey to NY in 1885. The ships list is now on the Immigrant Ship
Transcriber's Guild ISTG website. I still have a problem in finding his
return journey because, as far as I know, there are no indexes of the
passenger lists for folk arriving in the British Isles. A few days ago, I
put this as a question to the ISTG - I'll let you know of the outcome.

I just remembered that the inbound ship passenger lists for the British
Isles don't go back very far. This PRO information leaflet describes what is
The earliest records date from 1878 (Queenstown) and they are a bit patchy
until the 1890s


Steve & Helen Jones in Weymouth, Dorset, England
ListAdmin Eng-Surrey-L Dorset-L Scammell-L

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jim Turner <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 8:44 PM
> I have an American ggggranmother, CATHERINE LOUISA LIVINGSTON, born New
> York 1808. She married WILLIAM WARD in London in 1832. There were 5
> other Livingstons as witnesses at the wedding, presumably some of her
> family :- Eliza, HB, Eliza, J and JH.
> I am stuck on tracing KatherineĀ“s family in New York, despite quite
> extensive research on the internet. This must have been quite a large
> wedding party to come over from the USA, unless some or all of them were
> already resident in England. Does anyone know of a web site that has
> passenger lists of ships from New York to presumably Liverpool or
> Southampton in 1832. Just thought they probably returned after the
> wedding so I would need to look at ships from an English port to NY as
> well.
> Jim Livingston Turner, in sunny Spain

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