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 York1889with sisters
New York1904with wife
New York1906with wife
New York1913with 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