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From: Ellen Naliboff <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Irish?? Ships lists around 1895-1900??
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 14:47:26 -0700
There are three ways to find the same information:
National Archives staff in Washington. DC, will search the immigration
passenger lists up to 1954 if there is an index (New York is not indexed
1847-1897) and if an inquirer can give the full names and ages of the
passenger and of accompanying passengers, the port of entry, the vessel,
and exact date of arrival. Requests for searches by the staff at
National Archives and Records Administration should be made on "Order
for Copies of Ship Passenger Arrival Records". You can obtain the form
by providing your name and mailing address .
Be sure to specify the number of forms you need. The fee is $17.50,
payable only if the requested records are found. If the record cannot be
found, no payment is required.
You can do-it-yourself at the local Family History Centers because the
FHL has acquired 99% of National Archives passenger records. There are
Family History Centers scattered throughout the world, located in the
LDS meeting-houses. The FHCs are generally listed in the local phonebook
under Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with its own phone
number. Or, go to familysearch.org. In some communities, Family Search
is in the local public library. No charge is made for using the
resources at the local FHC except for a rental fee for microfilm from
the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Information on the
passenger lists indexes for New York, New Orleans, Philadelphia &
Baltimore, including microfilm indexes (with FHL & NARA numbers), and
books like Germans to America, can be found here...
Finding Passenger Lists 1820 to the 1940s
Or, go to ellisislandrecords.org
Or, go to http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse/ellis/mm.htm
>I am searching for what I believe to be Irish ancestors arriving in New York
>around 1895 to 1900 with the last name Vinton.
>My grandmother was born in New York in 1900. She was immediately taken to the
>New York Foundling Hospital (An orphanage). Her birth name was Gertrude
>Vinton. We do not have her birth mothers name. I am hoping to find some
>connection to give us the possibility of finding her birth parents and giving
>us our ancestry.
>Thank you for any help or suggestions. Mike
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