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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Immigrants arrived at the docks – where they found runners waiting for them.
John Colbert and Mary Coleman arrived at the docks.
August 1855 – April 1890
Tom Phelan (with Alice and Nell) all arrived here
April 1890 – Dec 1891
June 1897 – Dec 1900
Bessie Shanley arrived here
Jan 1892 – June 1897
Dec 1900 – 1924
James Whelan and
Annie Shanley arrived
So did Bessie (2nd trip)
and many Aherns.
“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.”
Shot: September 6, 1901
Died: September 14, 1901
Year of Arrival 1901
Arrival: Sep 11, 1901
pages in manifest
Ellis Island file
Why is Annie listed twice ?
Annie was detained until her mother arrived
“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.”
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
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
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
From: New York Times, August 1, 1861
Arrived: 14 July 1898
Born: 28 Sept 1873
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..”
Wife – Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports.Vincenza, age 33
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
Many immigrants returned to their home countries more than once; some were seasonal workers.
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
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
Record can be obtained from the National Archives
Can order online for $7.50
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