JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking immigration records for the 1870-1880s #general


Elsebeth Paikin <jgsdk_ep@...>
 

At 19:00 23-09-2004, MSalzbank@... wrote:
My great great grandparents came to the U.S. in the late 1870s - 1880s...
with their children. I am assuming they came through NY.

Since it is prior to Ellis Island.. where can I get information similar to
that which is found in Ellis Island manifests?
Where they came from, where they were going? etc.
The Danish Emigration Archive has an online searchable database based on
the passenger lists for the period 1869-1908 (at present there are 394.000
emigrants listed but it is a work in progress and the database will
eventually list all emigrants up to 1940).

Many East Europeans traveled via Denmark, sometimes because that route was
the cheapest, sometimes because they had friends or relatives in Denmark or
Sweden, and they might have traveled via Denmark or Sweden whatever fitted
their purse and timetable best.

I made a look up on HONIG and found the four below - unfortunately, it
doesn't seem to be the ones you were looking for, except, of course, if the
names were misspelled or changed (maybe while staying in Denmark/Sweden).
If the "Contract No." is the same it means that they traveled together.

Name: Honig, Fritz Occupation: Boedker
Age: 48 Destination: Chicago
Contract no.: 580600 Registration date: 7/28/1869
Last res. parish: Aalborg Last res. county: Aalborg
Last residence: Aalborg Destination country: USA
Destination city: Chicago Destination state: Illinois
Name of ship: St. Jago de Cuba
IDcode: D6970H1304

Name: Honigberg, Siman Occupation: Merchant
Age: 28 Destination: N.Y.
Contract no.: 393900 Registration date: 7/27/1904
Birth place: Rusland Birth place: ?
Last res. parish: ? Last res. county: - Russia
Last residence: Russia Destination country: USA
Destination city: New York City Destination state: New York State
Name of ship: United States
IDcode: D0304H3814

Name: Honigberg, Hadasoe Occupation: Wife
Age: 24 Destination: N.Y.
Contract no.: 393900 Registration date: 7/27/1904
Birth place: Rusland Birth place: ?
Last res. parish: ? Last res. county: - Russia
Last residence: Russia Destination country: USA
Destination city: New York City Destination state: New York State
Name of ship: United States
IDcode: D0304H3815

Name: Honig, Ida Occupation: Miss
Age: 24 Destination: Chicago
Contract no.: 144600 Registration date: 5/6/1871
Last res. parish: Skanderborg Last res. county: Aarhus
Last residence: Skanderborg Destination country: USA
Destination city: Chicago Destination state: Illinois
Name of ship: Indirect
IDcode: I7172H0316

You can visit the Danish Emigration Archive at
http://www.emiarch.dk/
and read more about the database etc. You can also order more information
from the Archive.
You can also read more about emigration from/via Denmark on
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/emigration.htm

and from/via Scandinavia
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/emigration.htm
where you can find link to emigration from/via the other Scandinavian
countries.

Good luck!

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Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's SCANDINAVIA SIG
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