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[TSL] Re: Search Just for Ship Arrival Dates Not Passenger List
"Mark Musicant" <markmusicant@cox.net> on 05/04/2019

My father (age3) and grandparents came to the US in 1920 from Belarus (Poland/Russia).   They traveled on a boat called the Susquehanna.  I have not looked at the list of passengers.   Good luck in your ancestry search.   

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> On May 3, 2019, at 5:33 PM, Karen Carty <soulard2@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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