Re: Tracking a passenger across the Atlantic through England
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 ancestry.com and
familysearch.org 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.
main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Steve Stein
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.