What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

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What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby tfs985 » 01 Feb 2007, 23:40

When immigrants from Northern Italy came to America did they come to ellis island or did they go to some other port?

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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby Biff83 » 02 Feb 2007, 00:50

There's no one correct answer to your question. It would depend on where the person's ultimate destination was and whether the steamship company the emigrant contracted for his ticket had service to that port. I believe there was direct service from Palermo to New Orleans, and other ports serviced Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore in addition to New York, but Palermo isn't exactly a convenient embarkation point for someone living in Florence for instance. If Philly, Boston, NO or Baltimore was an emigrant's final destination and there was no direct service from the nearest port, they likely went to Eliis Island and took a train. Besides the steamship companies, the railroads made significant profits on the emigrant traffic and formed a de facto cartel to carve up the revenues. But that's another story.
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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby tfs985 » 02 Feb 2007, 04:45

ok thanks for clearing that up

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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby tfs985 » 02 Feb 2007, 18:09

are there any sites where you can search the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston passenger lists?

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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby Biff83 » 02 Feb 2007, 18:53

tfs985 wrote:are there any sites where you can search the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston passenger lists?


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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby tfs985 » 02 Feb 2007, 22:53

ok thanks

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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby SueBear » 04 Feb 2007, 01:52

tfs985 wrote:are there any sites where you can search the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston passenger lists?


Try this one..

http://www.ancestorhunt.com/ellis_islan ... earch.html

I have been doing searches of the manifests for my relatives who came to Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Very interesting and exciting to see the information come right before your eyes as it was written back then. :)

Best of luck in your searching!

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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby jcsm400 » 04 Feb 2007, 02:34

Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby Figini » 05 Feb 2007, 03:07

jcsm400 wrote:Another>

http://stevemorse.org/

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great place...thanks for posting :)
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Re: What port did Northern Italians pull in to?

Postby jcsm400 » 05 Feb 2007, 03:36

You're very welcome.
Hope you find your manifest!

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