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From: Ellen Naliboff <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Passenger Lists
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 12:32:16 -0700
Generally, it is not worth the time and effort to search each reel for
the unindexed period because he place with probably be "Ireland." The
Naturalization papers used in Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Boston have
greater detail than those found in other Courts before 1906. The 1820,
1830, 1870, 1900, 1910, and 1920 Federal censuses all have categories
indicating citizenship status. The 1920 census is the only one that
gives the actual year of naturalization.
susan reif wrote:
> In attempting to trace my gr grandfather, Edward Doyle, from
> Philadelphia back to Ireland, I have been unsuccessful in learning where
> he lived in Ireland and now have arrived at the point where it seems I
> will have to search the passenger lists in the hope that perhaps I will
> find out.
> I know that he came over in 1889. Don't know what month or day and
> don't know the name of the ship or what port it arrived, although my
> best guess would be New York, rather than Phila.
> In addition, I'm told he made several visits from Philadelphia to
> Ireland, probably between 1910 and 1920. I found one Edward Doyle, a
> resident of Phila., arr. 1920, SS Aquitania, on the Ellis Island site
> who may possibly be him. The manifest included a passport number.
> NARA gave me a list of Edward Doyles with passports based on the info I
> gave them and I'm now waiting for NARA's further response to my inquiry.
> I have never searched the NARA or LDS passenger lists before and
> frankly, unless the passenger list is going to tell me where he lived in
> Ireland in 1889, I don't see the point in that laborious task.
> Can someone give me some guidance here and tell me whether it would be a
> worthwhile effort to search passenger lists if the only information I'm
> trying to get is the name of the county in Ireland where he lived.
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