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IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION RECORDS Mary Colbert. Embarkation Ports. Picture of Queenstown harbor, where Annie Shanley boarded the Oceanic. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. http://adminstaff.vassar.edu/sttaylor/FAMINE/ILN/Depopulation/Depopulation.html.

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Embarkation ports
EmbarkationPorts

  • Picture of Queenstown harbor, where Annie Shanley boarded the Oceanic

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

http://adminstaff.vassar.edu/sttaylor/FAMINE/ILN/Depopulation/Depopulation.html

Mary Colbert


Before 1855 new york
Before 1855 – New York

Immigrants arrived at the docks – where they found runners waiting for them.

John Colbert and Mary Coleman arrived at the docks.

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Castle garden
Castle Garden

August 1855 – April 1890

The Roches,

Ashes,

Ryans, and

Tom Phelan (with Alice and Nell) all arrived here

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Barge office
Barge Office

April 1890 – Dec 1891

June 1897 – Dec 1900

Bessie Shanley arrived here

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Ellis island
Ellis Island

Jan 1892 – June 1897

Dec 1900 – 1924

James Whelan and

Annie Shanley arrived

here.

So did Bessie (2nd trip)

and Mollie

and many Aherns.

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What you must know
What you must know

  • Name at time of arrival

  • Age

  • Approximate year of arrival

  • Plus

    • Traveling companions

    • Ship

    • Occupation

    • Home County - Residence

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Where to find passenger lists
Where to find passenger lists

  • Online

    • Ancestry

    • Ellis Island

    • Family Search

    • Stephen Morse, one step

  • Microfilm

    • NARA

    • Family History Centers

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Where to find information
Where to Find Information

  • Family Stories

  • Death Certificates

  • Census

  • Naturalization Records

  • Obituaries

  • Biographies

  • Certificates of Arrival

  • Passport Applications

  • Emigrant Savings Bank

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Family stories
Family Stories

“My mother arrived the day McKinley was shot/killed. When she arrived in Battery Park the band was playing. She thought it was to welcome the immigrants, but it was for the President.”

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What do i know
What do I know?

  • Name: Anne Shanley – nicknames: Annie,

    • Nancy

  • Date of Birth: December 1882

  • Place of Birth: Ross, Meath, Ireland

  • Port of Arrival: New York

  • Year of Arrival: the year McKinley was shot

  • President McKinley:

    Shot: September 6, 1901

    Died: September 14, 1901

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    Ellis island records
    Ellis Island Records

    • http://ellisisland.org/

    • Free

    • Must register to see

    • records

    • 1892-1924

    • New York

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    Ellis island records1
    Ellis Island Records

    Annie Shanley

    Age 19

    Year of Arrival 1901

    Residence: Ross

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    Ship: Oceanic

    Arrival: Sep 11, 1901

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    Ellis island records2
    Ellis Island Records

    • Print Certificates

    • View Manifest

    • View other

      pages in manifest

    • Add to your

      Ellis Island file

    • Order copies

    • Cannot print or

      save manifests

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    Ancestry passenger records
    Ancestry – Passenger Records

    Why is Annie listed twice ?

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    Passenger Manifest

    Annie was detained until her mother arrived

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    Family story and death certificate
    Family Story and Death Certificate

    “My grandmother came to this country twice –

    The first time she was a baby and her father dropped dead coming down the gangplank.

    She and her mother returned to Ireland on the same ship.”

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    What do i know1
    What do I know?

    • Name – Johanna Roach

    • Country of Origin – Ireland

    • Sisters – Ellen and Mary

    • Brother – John or James

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    Death certificate
    Death Certificate

    Died: February 10, 1927

    Age: 69 = Year of birth 1858

    In U.S.: 67 years = Year of Arrival 1860

    Parents: Michael Roach and Mary Wallace

    Father’s Death Certificate:

    Date of Death: July 16, 1861

    Age: 45 = Year of Birth 1816

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    MARINE INTELLIGENCE.; Cleared. Arrived. Sailed. By Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    Published: July 9, 1861

    Ship Columbia, Bryant, Liverpool May 21, with mdse. and 350 passengers to C.H. Marshall & Co. June 16, lat. 46 30, lon. 48 passed several icebergs. Has had light winds, calms and fogs the entire passage.

    New York Times Archives

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    COLUMBIA (2) Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.Columbia was built 1846, by W. H. Webb at NYC, New York. 1051 tons, 171' x 37' x 22'. She was a square rigger which saw long service, was owned by C. H. Marshall & Co. of NYC and operated under the Black Ball or Old Line from 1846 to 1869, averaging 32 days on her westward

    crossings. She was a

    consistently fast and

    reliable performer

    http://mobius.mysticseaport.org/detail.php?type=related&kv=179193&t=objects

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    Did she go back on the same ship
    Did she go back on the same ship? Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    From: New York Times, August 1, 1861

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    The nastas
    The Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.Nastas

    • Michael and Virginia LiquoriNasta

    • Both born in Formia, Italy

    • She was his second wife

    • He went back to Italy to marry her

    • He worked as a seaman at one time

    • Census 1930

      • he arrived 1900; she arrived 1917

      • Children: Helen, Philip, Frances, Josephine, Mary and Jane

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    Passport application
    Passport Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.Application

    Michele Nasta

    Arrived: 14 July 1898

    Ship: Vispera

    Anchor Line

    Born: 28 Sept 1873

    Formia, Italy

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    Finding the record
    Finding the Record Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    • Anchor Line – Ship’s Name is Hesperia

      • http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/anchor.html

    • Stephen Morse One step

      • http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html

    • Searched – for Michele

      • Name of Town – Formia

      • Name of Ship – Hesperia

      • Year of Arrival – 1898

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    Mary Colbert Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.


    Found
    Found - Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    Ellis Island Index: Michele Masta

    Ancestry Index: Michele Nasto

    Michele Nasta, age 25, Seaman, Italian, from Formia; has $14.00

    Going to his brother BenedettoNasto

    Certification from U.S. Consul in Naples that immigrants on lines 8 through 22, “are working their passage to New York as stewards..”

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    Wife – Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.Vincenza, age 33

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    Travel companion
    Travel Companion Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    If you can’t find ancestor – check a travel companion

    Mary Shanley – born 1876

    Came to U.S. with cousin – Kate Knight

    Search for Mary Shanley

    Ellis Island – no record

    Ancestry – no record

    Search for Kate Knight

    found – Alaska, 23 May 1892

    Mary’s name is given as Shandley

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    Repeat trips
    Repeat trips Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    Many immigrants returned to their home countries more than once; some were seasonal workers.

    Thomas Phelan

    New York 1889 with sisters

    Philadelphia 1895 self

    New York 1904 with wife

    New York 1906 with wife

    New York 1913 with wife and son

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    Naturalization
    Naturalization Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    • 5 years in U.S.

    • Declaration of Intent filed at least 2 years prior

    • 21 years old

    • Good moral character

    • Witness

    • Derivative Citizenship

      • Wives

      • Minors

    • Military

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    Naturalization1
    Naturalization Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    • Before 1906

      • Could file in any court

      • Limited information on petition

      • Varied by court

    • After 1906

      • New agency - Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)

      • All records sent to INS

      • Standard forms

      • Detailed information about applicant and family

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    Citzenship of women
    Citzenship Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports. of Women

    • Derivative Citizenship – until 1922

    • Until 1907

      • If husband was a citizen – wife was a citizen

      • If husband was an alien – wife remained a citizen (some disagreement 1866-1907)

    • 1907-1922:

      • If husband was a citizen – wife was a citizen

      • If husband was an alien – wife was alien

      • American women lost their citizenship if they married a noncitizen

    • 1922 – Women applied for their citizenship independent of their husbands

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    American born wife
    American born wife Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    NYS Census 1915

    21st A.D; E.D. 31

    523 W 133rd Street

    Name Age Born Citizen in U.S.

    Alex Murray Head M 37 Scotland Alien 12 years

    Mary A. Wife F 28 U.S. Alien 28 years

    John A. Son M 7 U.S. Cit 7 years

    Ethel M. Daughter F 2 U.S. Cit 2 years

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    Naturalization date place
    Naturalization Date/Place Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    • Family Papers

    • Census – 1920 – Year

      • 1900/1910/1930 will have AL/NA/Pa

    • Voter Registration

    • Passport Application

    • Passenger Manifest

    • Military Records

    • Federal Land Records

    • State Census records – some show citzenship

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    Where can you find indexes
    Where can you find indexes? Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    • Ancestry

    • Family Search

    • Footnote

    • Italian Genealogical Group

    • German Genealogical Group

    • Westchester County Archives

    • State and County Sites

    • NARA and FHC (microfilm – not online)

      • List of microfilm rolls is on line

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    Where can you find record
    Where Can you Find Record? Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    • National Archives (NARA)

      • check Regional Offices for available records and ordering procedures

    • USICS – post 1906 only

    • Ancestry (online)

      • has some post 1906 records

      • check pages before and after for additional information

    • Courthouses and Archives

      • Check State/County for available records

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    Certificate given to new citizen
    Certificate given to New Citizen Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    Mary Colbert


    Index card
    INDEX CARD Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    Record can be obtained from the National Archives

    Can order online for $7.50

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    Minor
    Minor Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    • Under the age of 18 when arrived

    • In U.S. at least 5 years

    • Reached age 21

    • Did not have to file declaration of intent

    • File includes:

    • Certificate signed by clerk

    • Witness form

    • Date of Arrival

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    Voter registration records
    Voter Registration Records Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    • Aid to finding and corroborating naturalization records

    • Limited Availability

    • Not online

    • Found in varied locations

      • Manhattan only – Municipal Archives

      • Brooklyn – Board of Elections

    • Rarely indexed - need exact address

      • May need specific ward, assembly district, election district

    Mary Colbert


    Mary Colbert Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.


    Lawrence ryan
    Lawrence Ryan Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    Mary Colbert


    Naturalized: October 16, 1888 Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.

    Superior Court New York City

    Declaration of Intent: March 30, 1881

    Court of Common Pleas NYC

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