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Subject: Re: [TSL] What to do now?
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 08:58:09 EDT
In a message dated 98-08-31 23:14:27 EDT, writes:
<< I think I have an approxmiate date as to when my grandfather came to the
What do I do now?
How do I find out what ship they where on ?
Joseph Balliro came from Italy about 1912 with his wife Mary and a daughter
If you believe it was to New York, you might now check the Soundex Index at
your local LDS FHC Library to see if the surname appears. This will then give
you the date and ship. Once you have that of course you can order the
document from the national archives... All ports have Indexes, but not for
all years. i.e.>New York is not Indexed for 1847-1896 :-(
FHC=Family History Center, is a branch of the Latter-Day Saints(LDS) Church in
Salt Lake City Utah. There are over 2,000 local branches in about 50
countries around the world with libraries containing filmed records. The FHC
is open free to the public. You do not have to be a member of the church to
use the library. No one will try to convert you or preach to you. To locate
a FHC near you, check your phonebook yellow pages under "Churches, Latter-Day
Saints" for a listing, or call 800-346-6044.
You can also rent the Soundex through the AGLL
AGLL-American Genealogical Lending Library They have a web site at
To Write for Passenger Arrival Document>>>
General Reference Branch
National Archives and Records Admin.
7th and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20408
Form 81 - for Ship Passenger Arrival Records
You must know the arrival date, port, and ship though
You can order forms from the National Archives by email. To request forms
just send email to
in the subject put in Form
in the body of the message: put in your mailing address (not email) the number
of the form, and number of forms needed.
Hope this helps some,
Susanne M. Saether in Florida