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Ship manifests

Postby cmonzella » 06 Mar 2014, 16:56

I am searching for the manifest of the Anchor Line ship "Bolivia" that sailed from Palermo to New Orleans, LA, arriving on Nov. 30, 1895. Does anyone know where I can find it?

Also, is there a website where I can locate the names of ships arriving in Palermo from Ellis Island, NY during the year 1906, and their manifests?

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Re: Ship manifests

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Mar 2014, 17:32

cmonzella wrote:I am searching for the manifest of the Anchor Line ship "Bolivia" that sailed from Palermo to New Orleans, LA, arriving on Nov. 30, 1895. Does anyone know where I can find it?
Some New Orleans arrivals are found on Ancestry.com

Also, is there a website where I can locate the names of ships arriving in Palermo from Ellis Island, NY during the year 1906, and their manifests?
There are no records available, that I am aware of, for return trips to Italy.

Thanks.


If you provide names and approx. ages, we can try to locate that manifest for you :-)

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Re: Ship manifests

Postby cmonzella » 06 Mar 2014, 22:07

According to naturalization documents filed later, my grandfather, Vincenzo Manzella, was aboard the SS Bolivia when it arrived in New Orleans on Nov. 30, 1895. He was about 33 years old. I think he left his family in Sicily but I would like to see the manifest to be sure that was the case.

In 1904 (correct, not 1906), my grandmother Dominica Cantavespre Manzella, about 39, and her three children, Maria Teresa (14 years old), Natale (9 years old) and Guiuseppe ((6 years old) sailed from Ellis Island to Palermo. I do have the exact dates nor the name of the ship.
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Re: Ship manifests

Postby cmonzella » 06 Mar 2014, 23:55

My previous post should have read: "I do NOT have the exact dates nor the name of the ship."
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Re: Ship manifests

Postby suanj » 07 Mar 2014, 07:32

Hi, I found just
a Vincenzo Manzella 33 old, Domenica Cantavespri 19 old wife, Teresa Manzella 3 old daughter coming from Bisacquino, they arrived on 4 nov 1895 in USA:
New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945 about Domenica Cautavespri
Name: Domenica Cautavespri
[Domenica Cantavespri]
Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1895
Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
Birth Date: abt 1876
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Elysia
Last Residence: Birocguino

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Re: Ship manifests

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Mar 2014, 17:29

cmonzella wrote:According to naturalization documents filed later, my grandfather, Vincenzo Manzella, was aboard the SS Bolivia when it arrived in New Orleans on Nov. 30, 1895. He was about 33 years old. I think he left his family in Sicily but I would like to see the manifest to be sure that was the case.


As you can see from the manifest posted by suanj :D ! - unfortunately, there is little information on the earlier manifests... family member in place left, destination, etc. appear on later voyages.
But you have the last residence :-)

Great find, suanj!

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Re: Ship manifests

Postby suanj » 07 Mar 2014, 18:46

thanks Tessa! :D
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Re: Ship manifests

Postby cmonzella » 12 Mar 2014, 16:23

Saunj,

Thanks for your information and document. That's impressive. However, it muddies the waters for me because of the date. I'm really confused now. I scrolled to the first page of the document you posted but could not make out the writing for the ship's name. I know you said the ship was Elysia but the first page of that document doesn't appear to me to be Elysia. I am so grateful for your help, though.

I apologize for not responding sooner but I have been unable to get on this website for a few days.
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Re: Ship manifests

Postby suanj » 12 Mar 2014, 17:02

hi
the ship's maniest posted and the infos are on ancestry.com that transcribed it... sometimes the ship's name are not on the top, especially on old ship's manifest...
however ancestry.com stating Elysia ship, so I have no doubt abt the ship's name....
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