They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record

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Ancestry Pub., 1989 - Ships - 65 pages
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Chances are excellent that your ancestors came to America from somewhere-England, Spain, Germany, China, Africa. Can you imagine how they felt as they left their homes, what they left behind? Do you want to know? Would you know where to even start looking for the details? Author and genealogist John P. Colletta prepares you to undertake the search. He tells you not only what fundamental facts you need to know about your immigrant ancestor before beginning, but suggests where you may find that information as well.

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A guide to finding your immigrant ancestors arrival records - a "how and where to search" book. Read full review

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I found this book to be a great foundation builder to begin the thought process of where immigrant and emigrant can be found. Read full review


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Colletta is one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. He conducts workshops for the National Archives, teaches courses for the Smithsonian Institution, and lectures nationally. He is also on the faculty of three genealogical institutes held annually.

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