JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Passenger Lists West Coast #general

saralea altman <saralea@...>

Looking for West Coast ports for immigration lists,I find that there are
no records before 1893. The national archives microfilm of records only
goes back that far. I found a book " American Passenger Arrival records:
A guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail
and Steam." by Michael Tepper. He says that records where not collected
in the Western port cities since immigration was sporadic. Customs
records and ships captains lists were available but not kept for any
archives. If anyone knows where else to look for earlier arrivals, please
let me know.

Saralea Altman

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