Re: Searching Hamburg lists for family groups #records

Erika Gottfried

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 09:39 AM, Alan Reische wrote:
Are you certain that they embarked from Hamburg?  Family Search 's Wiki includes links to databases for Bremen, for example.  ( ) Part of my own family departed from Cherbourg.  

Another thing to consider is that it was common for many immigrants to sail to England first.  My grandfather, for example, sailed from Liverpool. What port he left from to get to Liverpool is anyone's guess.  The passenger record I found for him is a U.S. document, but it occurs to me just now that his passage may also have been noted in English passenger records as well (going to follow up on that as soon as I log off!).  I have encountered instances for other people in which they appeared in English passenger records but not in U.S. records.
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

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