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From: Ellen Naliboff <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Passanger ships & list
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 19:36:38 -0700
Order the INDEX to passengers arriving at New York, find your man on
this microfilm. I am sorry that you did not have more help at the FHC.
This can be a bit tricky.
I have the microfilm but cannot do it for you as my experience is that
you need to know more than just the name when you are looking at the
Index cards. I thought that the Italian naming pattern was the reason
for so many of the same name and close in age appearing in the Index.
Not so, the Italian men went home and made repeated entries. Another
quirk, an Italian man may have been naturalized and his wife (who
traveled under her maiden name) and children derived US citizenship
thereby, even though they had never been in the US.
Fiori - Francavilla, G. ------------------------------------- 0543493
You will see his name, age and sex (e.g., 21m), group (e.g., 32) line
(e.g.25), then a number which indicates the volume. Match that last
number to the FHLC. Here is an example:
v. 1242-1244 covers Jun 18 1905 --------------- FHLC#1399275.
If you know the date, pass the Index and go to the FHLC holding.
The name under which he entered this country, port, date, ship can
usually be found on Naturalization Records after 1906. The U.S. Federal
Census (see National Archives) for 1870, 1900, 1910 and 1920 lists the
year of immigration, and 1920 lists the year of Naturalization. Check
first in court records in the county or counties where your ancestor
resided for Naturalization. People generally did not go great distances
to file the papers. Sound methodology of research is to work back in
Francine Jones wrote:
> Hi All,
> Well I still can't locate the ship Vincenzo Florio is the ship my
> gggrandfather came over on in Dec.1900, any information on it let alone
> the passanger list. I spent over 5 hours at the FHC today and came up
> wth a big O. I hate to say it but, my local FHC staff isn't much help at
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