Route Kishinev to Chgo, IL 1894-7 #general
I am trying to trace my KOVISHANSKY/KOVIN family.
Does anyone have any ideas about how families might have travelled >from
Kishinev, Russia to Chgo, IL USA,. I have been searching endlessly and
have determined they did not enter NY. I have looked in Russians to
America and have searched Ellis Island til I'm blue in the face, under
every spelling I could imagine.
I appreciate your help in advance.
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Amram Eshel <amram98@...>
Try the following variants. They al exist in Ellis Island Records.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You might try Canadian sources -- see the thread being pursued now.
Some immigrants went through the Baltic ports or Hamburg, perhaps via
England or Ireland, to a Canadian port, and then via train to Chicago
-- whose border crossing would be in the "St. Albans" records at the
US National Archives. Note that the train trip might be some weeks
after the ship arrival.
Bobbi Cohen wrote:
Don Solomon <email@example.com>
Boston, MA USA
Searching: NIMOY, DRUTIN, KATZ (Izyaslav, Volhynia Gub., Ukr.)
SOLOMON, JOSEPH, CAHANE, SEGAL (Iasi, Rom.)
Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>
Bobbi Cohen (Rokoco1@aol.com) wrote:
Hi,Many passengers for Chicago and the mid-west travelled through Canada.
Canadian arrival manifests are available but are unindexed so without a
good idea of the arrival date, it is not reasonable to search them.
The St. Albans border crossing records began around 1896, so depending
exactly when the family arrived, they might, or might not, be listed.
However the St. Albans records are indexed so should certainly be checked.
If the family is found, it is often possible to backtrack and find the
Canadian arrival record a few days before the US border entry. Many
Canadian records for transit passengers consist of a name, age and
nationality only with little of genealogical interest.
Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada firstname.lastname@example.org