I am searching for information on various members of my mother's family in
New York City and would be grateful for advice >from anyone who has
researched German Jewish origins.
1. My mother's paternal Grandfather was a member of the Freundschaft
(Friendship as in German) Club in New York City, according to his obit in
the New York Times >from 1917. Does anyone know what this was and where I
could find out more information about it?
2. My mother's maternal Grandfather was born in East Prussia in 1843 and is
said to have arrived in New York in 1857 at the age of 14. I would like to
find out exactly where he came >from and would like to find a. his
naturalisation certificate and/or b. the ship's passenger register when he
came. Where could I find a complete list of ships arriving >from Germany
(Bremen, Bremerhaven or Hamburg)) for that year and a list of
naturalisations for the period say 1860 to 1875.
5. Where can one view census returns for New York City for 1850 up to 1900?
As I live now in Israel I would need to do this by post or email.
Please reply offline to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
With thanks in advance.