Ship Records not found

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Ship Records not found

Postby darcara » 22 Jan 2012, 04:06

Hi, I found my great-grandfather's naturalization documents today, and he was specific about his immigration to the US: Ship Rio Naro, arriving in August 1895 to New York from Buenos Aires. He was born in Montemaggiore Belsito, and it seems that he initially immigrated to Argentina before coming to the US. I can find absolutely nothing of that ship, any passenger arrivals from Buenos Aires through Ellis Island during that time, etc... any suggestions? He was so specific on the record I can't imagine it's completely wrong. Thanks for any advice!
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Re: Ship Records not found

Postby Squigy » 22 Jan 2012, 04:13

I have a similar situation with my great grandfather; I could never find him on EllisIsland's website, and then I got his naturalization record, and discovered, not only did the name of the ship he gave not exist, no ship even sailed the date he gave.

I've concluded that he was most likely a stowaway (since this wasn't too uncommon) and the information he gave, fabricated. Perhaps another user will be able to provide another possibility.
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Re: Ship Records not found

Postby Italysearcher » 22 Jan 2012, 10:20

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Re: Ship Records not found

Postby KarenChristino » 22 Jan 2012, 17:26

I could not find him on this South American immigrant database (people going to South America), but you might try some variations and see if you can come up with anything for the first leg of his journey.

http://www.cemla.com/search.php#
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Re: Ship Records not found

Postby pink67 » 22 Jan 2012, 20:19

Are you sure about the ship's name? this is the list of the ships from the Ellisisland.org website but I found no Rio Naro ship listed...

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/ship_ ... r=r&half=1

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Re: Ship Records not found

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Jan 2012, 00:04

Hi all,

Possibly not a passenger ship? Could be a merchant vessel?

Closest I could find on this list of Merchant Vessels...
http://www.geocities.com/mppraetorius/

RIO SANTA CRUZ (Argentine steamship, 1896)

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