JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding the town of origin of an early immigrant to US #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>

Dear Shari,
Rotterdam departures may be available, depending on which ship your relative
traveled on. The Mormon Library has departure records of the Holland-America line
on microfiche. There is both an index and the actual passenger lists. Since this
is fiche, once you've ordered it, your local library gets to keep it forever.

I did a bit of research, and the P. Caland was indeed a Holland-America ship,
built in 1874. So you ought to be able to manage your way through the index and
find the original record.

Please note that, of course, the records are in Dutch . . . Which, using our
familiar Latin alphabet, isn't too hard to work through.

In my research, I came across a website which sells original ship memorabilia,
including passenger lists. For the P. Caland, they have pasenger lists >from 1891
and 1892. The website is <>. I have no
personal interest in this website.

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia

At 10:19 PM 8/28/2005, Shari Kantrow wrote:
NYC censuses list him as being >from Russia in 1900 and Poland in 1920. The 1910
Manhattan,NY census perhaps being more detailed, lists him as being >from
Russian/Poland. What do I do now in order to obtain his town of origin? Is there
a way to order records of departures >from Rotterdam? Has anyone had this
MODERATOR NOTE: This website does not guarantee passenger lists >from specific

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