passenger lists from poland to london 1880s #poland #unitedkingdom


Jill Whitehead
 

Dr Nick Evans at Hull University is the big expert on trans Baltic seawards migration across the Baltic, going to Hull and later Grimsby . 

Based on where my great grandparents ended up, three arrived via Hull during 1865 to 1875 and one set arrived at Leith (Edinburgh) in waves between 1867 and 1873, mostly in 1870. As these were "early arrivals" likely from Konigsberg or Libau, they probably came by sailing ship, as steamships were not yet being used. Certainly stories abound about being terribly seasick (on my one sea trip across to the Baltic countries I was seasick in a modern boat going across the North Sea). 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK 


Mikkitobi@...
 

Ships from Hamburg to the UK landed at East Coast ports (e.g. Leith, Grimsby, Hull, Hartlepool, London) not at West Coast ports (e.g. Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol) which were used for onwards travel to the Americas.

Michael Tobias
Glasgow, Scotland


m.solman@...
 

My great-grandmother Perla Aks Kruk and her children left Warsaw to join my great-grandfather Shimon (Sana) Kruk in Manchester in 1891.  I have their joint passport.  They travelled by Warsaw to Hamburg, then took a ship to England, perhaps Liverpool, and then a train trip to Manchester.

My great-grandfather had six brothers, and he is the only who left Poland. I continue to search whether any descendants survived,  Their father was Meir and his father in turn was Zalmen.

Mel Solman
Toronto


Sherri Bobish
 


Arnold,

You might try searching The Poor Jews Temporary Shelter Database:
http://www.jewishroots.uct.ac.za/Shelter.aspx
People stopped there while migrating to England, South Africa, The U.S. and other locations.
The registers contain name, date of stay, city of origin, to what country bound, and occupation.  Note that not all this is information is listed for every person in the database.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Judith Singer
 

If you look at a map of Europe, you'll see that it's unlikely they sailed from Gdynia to England: they would have had to sail north, pass through the strait separating Denmark from Sweden, then sail south to England. Most emigrants traveled across Poland tp Germany and then sailed from German ports, especially Hamburg, but also Bremen; some went on to France or the Low Countries and sailed from there. Most of the passenger lists from Hamburg are available online, I believe, so you can search those.

Good luck.

Judith Singer

CHARNEY and SORTMAN from Lithuania


Ian Charles
 

Our grandfather came to England from Krakow in 1900. We've always understood he travelled overland to Calais or one of the French channel ports and sailed over from there. 

Ian Charles

London, UK


Mikkitobi@...
 

The records on Ancestry for UK incoming and outgoing ships come from the National Archives in London. They make it clear in the description that these records are for journeys that do NOT include mainland Europe. A handful of ships from Europe can be found but they are very rare.

Michael Tobias
Glasgow, Scotland


mandy.molava@...
 

Hello Arnold

There are some records 1878-1960 for incoming passengers on Ancestry, unfortunately not everything was recorded back then. (Sadly I can't find any of mine from early 1900 on there, only on the 1911 census). If you have any other ways of spelling the surnames you are looking for, it might be worth having a look for incorrect spellings noted down wrong, you can also do a search on there for instance first couple of letters of the surname followed by * this does a good search IMHO.

Good luck
Mandy Molava
Researching Brest Belarus Grodno and a lot more!


Jill Whitehead
 

There are very few records for inward migration to the UK from Eastern Europe/Baltic ports at this time. See the National Archives website.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


arnold friedman
 

hello,
 
I have family members (sieradzi) who traveled from piotrków kujawski, poland to london in the 1880s.   Where might I find the ship/passenger list for them online?
 
I am not sure what port they exited poland, there is a chance it's the port of gdynia.
 
best,
 
arnold friedman
 
abram hersh joseph,   szymon (simon), zusman, gershon, ruchla, gedalie, jakob  Sieradski/Sheratsky   
 
piotrków kujawski, poland
 
london, england