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From: "Gail E. Jorgensen" <>
Subject: [TSL] Unmarried young women traveling alone...a question
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 20:56:43 -0700
Someone had mentioned that for someone to emigrate from Ireland to NYC was
the more expensive way to go. I believe that my Gr-Grandmother did go from
Ireland directly to NYC (thought I am still in active research).
My question is this, If a single young woman in her late teens, early
twenties did go from Ireland to NY, would she likely have traveled as a
servant with a family, possibly traveled alone to seek her fortune (which I
believe is unlikely), or is there some other way young women came to the USA
She would have immigrated here in 1890-1891. She married here in 1895. Just
questions that run through my mind and wanted to see what others have found
to be patterns.
Gail Jørgensen ...Searching for my Irish Roots of the KING, MURPHY, LAVENDER
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