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The Famine Immigrants, Volume V—Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851

Arguably,  the most recognized mass emigration in modern history are the Irish during the Great Potato Famine. While not as large as other migrations, the effect it had on the overall population of an entire country stands unique in recent times. Hundreds of thousands of Irish fled their homes, peaking at around 200,000 a year […]

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The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: 1600-1700

In another of the fantastic books reprinted in 2012 by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the 1874 book The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: 1600-1700, by John Camden Hotten, provides individual names compiled from documents listing seventeenth-century English immigrants to New England, the Chesapeake, and the Caribbean. The current reprint comes […]

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The Founders of New England

In 2012, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) reprinted and published a number of books of significant historical and genealogical value to the New England area. The Founders of New England, by Samuel G. Drake, is another of  last year’s releases now available at Family Roots Publishing. In November, 1858 Drake took a […]

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Irish Passenger Lists, 1803-1806: Lists Of Passengers Sailing From Ireland To America

The Hardwicke Papers, are they became know, represent emigrant passengers form Ireland to the United State during the period of 1803 to 1806. The Hardwicke Papers were mandatory passenger lists created by the masters of emigrant ships before being allowed to set sail. This is also the only period in which registers of passengers leaving […]

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Finding American Arrival Records for Your Ancestors

For all the disagreement we hear today about immigration from Mexico and Asia, migration issue have been argued from one corner of this country to the other for well over a hundred years. Between 1880 and 1890 the foreign-born population was twice that of the native population. Most of the new immigrants came from Europe. […]

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Ancestry Posts “Honolulu, Hawaii Passenger Lists -1900-1953” has now posted the “Honolulu, Hawaii Passenger Lists -1900-1953.” The Honolulu Passenger Lists consists of inbound vessel passenger manifests for February 1900 to December 1953. The following description is from the website: This data collection contains inbound passenger lists arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii from February 13, 1900 to December 30, 1953. The lists […]

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