Re: Tracking a passenger across the Atlantic through England

Diane Jacobs



There are direct and indirect Hamburg passenger manifests for these years which I had to

use to find my greatgrandparents and granfather arriving from Hamberg to Hull and then

from Liverpool to NYC in 1888.   To find them (this is before the internet databases) I used

Volume 4 from the 6 volume set of Migration from the Russian Empire edited by Glazier. 

You  would need Vol. 3 and 4 to check out names by yourself or use and to search for the passenger manifest from England to US. There is an

index of names but then you have to be creative as spelling can be very different from the

original or the one you know about.


I did not know their surname but using Vol. 4 and knowing that they came during the Great

Blizzard of 1888 in NYC, I was able to go through all the passenger manifest from March

31 back to March 11 by looking at family with 3 or more children.  There I found them and the

name they used in Europe which was different from the name they used in the US after they

arrived as I knew the names of 8 of their 9 childen


Hope this helpful to you.


Diane Jacobs



From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Steve Stein
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 10:14 AM
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Subject: [] Tracking a passenger across the Atlantic through England #liverpool


I found a passenger, Yanckel Farfel, on a Hamburg list. I would like to track him across the ocean. According to a list I found on Ancestry, he departed in June 1887 on the ship Flamingo headed for New York. However, I can find neither him nor the Flamingo arriving in New York. The record in Ancestry indicates that the arrival place is "Hull (Amerika) via Liverpool", spelled and punctuated exactly like that.

I believe that this individual, upon arriving in New York, may be our relative who changed his name to Jacob Fink. I can see him in various US and NYS censuses, and can calculate his birth date at about 1869 and his arrival date at about 1887 or perhaps 1888, but not consistently. I have not yet acquired his naturalization papers from Brooklyn which would indicate the ship and date he said he arrived on, but in the interim, what does the arrival place indicate? Does it say that he arrived in Hull, on the eastern coast of England, and traveled overland to Liverpool before departing for America?

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

Diane Jacobs

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