1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

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1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

Postby maria280 » 24 Dec 2011, 20:49

My Italian great-grandfather came to the U.S. on a ship called the Palatia in 1900. All records are showing that the Palatia traveled from Boulogne S/M, which I locate in France, to New York. (The ship also stopped in Hamburg.)

My great-grandfather's home town was Supino, Italy.
It is 1,750 km from Supino to Boulogne.
Did Italians often go as far as France to take ships to America in the 1900s?

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Re: 1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

Postby nazca » 26 Dec 2011, 10:00

Hi Maria,
is quite unusual for a person to go to france from Lazio Region because the nearest port was Napoli (Campania Region). There are other port like Civitavecchia, Genova or Palermo. that are the ports that were used by immigrants to go in the U.S.
In France , near the italian border there is the large port of Marsiglia (Marseille) that was widely used by immigrants. I think that your relative had a good reason to depart from Boulogne, or perhaps he had relatives or he already working in France as many Italians.

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Re: 1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

Postby liviomoreno » 26 Dec 2011, 11:02

I cannot find anymore an article that I read some years ago explaining that many Italians decided to leave from France ports because it was easier and they could even leave without documents...

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Re: 1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

Postby MaryMena » 28 Dec 2011, 01:03

My great-grandfather made two trips to the US in 1900 and 1905 and left from Naples.

In 1913 he traveled from the very south of Italy, Reggio Calabria, to leave from Amsterdam. He went to Nova Scotia, Canada. A few months later he went to Montreal, Quebec, and soon after crossed the border into the US by train. His ultimate destination was his son in Pennsylvania.

My grandmother had told me that he had been turned away three times from going to the US. I guess by doing it this way, he left Italy by the back door and entered the US the same way.

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Re: 1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

Postby pink67 » 28 Dec 2011, 09:19

liviomoreno wrote:I cannot find anymore an article that I read some years ago explaining that many Italians decided to leave from France ports because it was easier and they could even leave without documents...


This is the article:

http://www.valdaveto.net/pdf/2008/emigr ... o_1873.pdf


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Re: 1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

Postby liviomoreno » 28 Dec 2011, 09:55

Grazie Laura, hai sempre la risposta pronta! Auguri per un Felice 2012!

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Re: 1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

Postby pink67 » 28 Dec 2011, 13:09

:lol: Ciao Livio!!! Auguri anche a te....
Lo ricordo bene questo documento perchè l'argomento mi interessava molto e l'avevo trovato su quel bel sito delle mie parti :wink:

Ciao
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Re: 1900 Italian Immigration from Boulogne port?

Postby maria280 » 28 Dec 2011, 19:07

Thanks/Grazie to everyone that replied. It was all very helpful.

This is good reading to do to better understand why my great-grandfather sailed from France. The 1900 trip is one of several trips he took between Italy and the U.S., but the only one on which he that sails from a place other than Italy. His other trips were from Naples.

Thanks again and Happy New Year.
maria


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