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[TSL] Re: Search Just for Ship Arrival Dates Not Passenger List
"Karen Carty" <soulard2@gmail.com> on 05/03/2019

Have you tried https://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/


On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 6:13 PM Terry Corbet <tcorbet@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> I know that the search I need to perform for a great grandfather will
> not succeed via any of the search facilities for any access to the usual
> New York Arrivals.  I have no alternative but to fetch the pages from
> Ancestry in browse mode, page-by-page, squint-by-squint.  The challenge
> is to find the approximate location in the Ancestry [or alternative]
> sources where the pages of passenger manifests begin for a specific
> arrival port [New York for one line of research, Baltimore for another],
> for the specific vessel, the "SS Barabarossa", departing from the
> specific port of Bremen in March of 1905.  I have that inflection point
> for the arrival of that vessel in New York from that port of departure
> in March of 1904, but the line-by-line search fails, and subsequent
> examination of conflicting Declarations of Intent, strongly suggests
> that one of the statements was wrong with regards to year.
>
> So, I have explained my specific query quandary in what I hope is
> somewhat generic terms so that whatever suggestion you can pass along
> might be helpful for anyone with the same challenge -- getting as close
> as possible to a starting point in an Ancestry source by being able to
> locate voyages, not individuals.  As a starting point, just being able
> to query any of your sources for a list of arrivals, by port, by vessel,
> within a date-range constraint, would be very useful.  [Forcing "Step
> One Ellis Island Search" to perform a query that runs a minute or more
> and wants to return xxx,xxx records is not *nice* either for the user or
> the strain that puts on their servers and network bandwidth.]
>
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Karen Carty

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