Phillip and Lisa Seeberg <plml.seeberg@...>
I have recently returned >from a trip to the Allen County Library in Ft.
I found a series of books that gives indexes of immigrants to the USA. I
found my ancestors (>from Latvia) listed as coming >from the port of Hamburg,
so I will pass the information on. The indexes had almost everyone that I
was looking for (within the given time period) and some that I wasn't even
looking for. (I was just looking up my surname).
The book is called "Migration >from the Russian Empire.
Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York" (some say "at U.S.
by Ira A. Glazier
Volume 1: January 1875-September 1882
Volume 2: October 1882-April 1886
Volume 3: May 1886-December 1887
Volume 4: January 1888-June 1889
Volume 5: June 1889-July 1890
Volume 6: August 1890-June 1891
I would recommend that people searching these time periods take the time to
search an index such as this. The index gives the ship, date of arrival, and
port of departure. With this information you can look up the actual ship
records on microfilm.
Has anyone had success with any other Indexes of this sort? I'm waiting for
something that will cover the rest of the 1890's.
I have almost completed my search for my family's immigration to the USA.
For the record, here is my family, >from Sassmacken (Valdemarpils), Latvia.
The family as I know it is as follows (4 columns separated by '/'):
Parents / Born / Died / Immigrated
Levin (or Louis or Lebe) Seeberg / 1829 / 1 January 1917 / 8 July 1890
Esther Gleke Seeberg / 1840 / 9 January 1929 / 8 July 1890
Children / Born / Died / Immigrated
Chave Seeberg / abt. 1857 / ? / ?
Kalman (Charles) Seeberg / 15 September 1859 / 20 September 1948 / 1877 ?
Sarah Seeberg / abt. 1860 / ? / ?
Israel (Jacob) Seeberg / 7 March 1862 / 4 May 1954 / 30 November 1886
Blume (Bertha) Seeberg / 17 May 1865 / 15 December 1954 / 24 November 1888
Hersh Seeberg / 8 November 1867 / 3 July 1870
Olga (Goldie) Seeberg / 8 August 1870 / ?/ 8 July 1890
Joshua (Selig) Seeberg / 25 July 1873 / ? / 24 November 1888
Hase (Clara) Seeberg / 15 January 1876 / 17 November 1916 / 8 July 1890
Isak Seeberg / 21 September 1878 / 6 May 1879