|Re: [TSL] Completeness of online passenger-list databases|
|Eliz Hanebury <email@example.com> on 09/02/2013|
Considering how messed up some of the manifests have become after
researchers got thru with them <>G (I have to laugh or give up and cry) and
considering how hand writing can be. I suggest you search thru the
stevemorse.org search forms.
Ellis Island is searched thru http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html
Back it off to the Org and you can search other ports one at a time using
all the tricks you can think of.
Not Today and Not without a Fight
For all that has been, thanks.
For all that will be, yes.
On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 12:25 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello All,
> MY PROBLEM:
> I'm searching for my great-aunt's emigration voyage from Ireland to the US
> (probably Boston, but possibly New York). I've searched the Ancestry and
> FamilySearch passenger-list databases over and over again, using every
> search term, wildcards included, that I can think of, and focusing on the
> 1900-1904 period. I've examined the images of all the potential records
> that those searches revealed. I can't find her anywhere in that 1900-1904
> period. I'm wondering if there are some passenger lists that have not yet
> been processed in some way.
> Name: Katie/Kate/Catherine/Catharine Hayes (all forenames were recorded
> at various times)
> Birth date: Dec. 24, 1885, according to her Social Security application
> and her NY death record. But, her reported age varied over the years, as
> did those of many of her siblings.
> Birth place: Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland.
> Parents: John and Margaret (Claire) Hayes, of Liscannor.
> Emigration year: 1902, according to the immigration date reported on her
> enumeration in the 1910 Lowell, MA, US census and to the immigration date
> on the passenger list, under the name Katie Plunket, for her Oct. 12,
> 1910, arrival in Boston on the Zeeland from Liverpool. She had traveled
> back to Ireland earlier that year. On the Zeeland passenger list her
> reported age was 25, so the calculated birth year was 1885.
> Spouse: Thomas Plunket (actually Plunkett), whom she married in 1910 and
> who accompanied her on the 1910 Zeeland voyage.
> MY QUESTIONS:
> 1. Have all, and I mean all, the passenger lists for arrivals at Boston
> and New York harbors been microfilmed?
> 2. Have all the microfilmed records been processed for online viewing?
> 3. Am I right to think that some records in online databases have not yet
> been indexed, and as a result cannot be found by using the regular
> database search functions?
> Thanks for any thoughts.
> PJ, in Texas
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