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Tacing Jacob Bloom immigrated from Lithuania in 1905 #lithuania

Jim Bloom
 

From census records I beieve  that my paternal grandfather, Jacob Bloom (who likely amg;changed his name prior to emigratinig) immigrated from Kovno via South Hampton England) inn 1905. But I don't know the name of the ship and the exact date. 
I suppose the next step is getting records from Ellis Island. I assume this was the only port of entry for immigrants at that time. Of course the 1910 census depended on the accuracy of the interview. O have no living relatives who can help me with this.Thanks for any information or suggestions.

Barbara Mannlein
 

Hint:   Google is a good friend.  Use it….

Simply searching Google for:   "ports of entry in 1905”   divulges that there were

Five Major Ports of Arrival

   The five major U.S. arrival ports for immigration in the 19th and 20th Centuries were:
   New York, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Orleans. New York was by far 
           the most commonly used port. 

Reading further we learn that there were also:
  • Charleston
  • Galveston
  • Key West
  • New Bedford
  • Passamaquoddy
  • Portland (Maine)
  • Providence
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle,
  • and others.

Barbara Mannlein,
Tucson, AZ

On Jul 14, 2020, at 7:25 AM, Jim Bloom <Jimmyjb@...> wrote:
From census records I beieve  that my paternal grandfather, Jacob Bloom (who likely amg;changed his name prior to emigratinig) immigrated from Kovno via South Hampton England) inn 1905. But I don't know the name of the ship and the exact date. 

I suppose the next step is getting records from Ellis Island. I assume this was the only port of entry for immigrants at that time. Of course the 1910 census depended on the accuracy of the interview. O have no living relatives who can help me with this.Thanks for any information or suggestions.

Sherri Bobish
 


Hi Jim,

There were many U.S. ports of entry.  Ellis Island was a large and well known one, but hardly the only port entered through by immigrants.

Try searching your ancestor's name at this free site:
www.familysearch.org
It contains many genealogical databases, and records of many U.S. port manifests.

This page from Family Search shows info on various U.S. ports, including usage numbers.
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/US_Immigration_Passenger_Arrival_Records

Also, remember that the manifest handwriting can be hard to read, and names sometimes were transcribed into the on-line index incorrectly.  Try doing a non-exact search on surname if you don't find it right away.

It also helps if you know the immigrants Hebrew or Yiddish first name.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ