Travel from Palestine early 1900s #general


Carol Reisman
 

My grandfather left Palestine around 1916 and eventually sailed to the US from Cherbourg France.
What is the most likely route he could have taken to reach Europe, and do any passenger records exist for passengers leaving from Yaffo or other port in the early 1900s.

In a newspaper clipping I have from Havatzelet late 1890’s another relative sailed from Yaffo to Alexandria Egypt. Any possible records exist from that time?

Thank you
Carol Reisman


Rose Feldman
 

From the little I have been able to find is that people traveling to the US did it in two stages.  There were ships that traveled around the Mediterranean and people traveled from Palestine to a port that was also visited by ships that sailed to the US.  I have not seen any lists of people leaving Palestine. Even during the British Mandate, we have yet to find lists of people leaving. 
 
Many of the companies that owned these ships no longer exist.  If you know the name of the company try looking for their archive. If you find it I would appreciate your letting me know.

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