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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The 1993 edition doesn't allude to Internet use, so it's not going to appeal to many. If you're working with the microfilm passenger records, this is excellent in pointing the way. Read full review

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Irvine, a teacher in British Columbia, has teamed up with one of the leading genealogy publishers to give us a fine handbook for English genealogy research. Irvine focuses on how to use the many ... 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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