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They Came in Ships: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record

Here’s an awesome comprehensive guide to U.S. passenger arrival records, colonial times to mid-twentieth century, with step-by-step instructions on how to find the passenger list of your immigrant ancestor’s ship.

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They-Came-in-ShipsChances are excellent that your ancestors came to America from somewhere-England, Spain, Germany, China, Africa. Can you imagine how they felt as they left their homes, what they left behind? Do you want to know? Would you know where to even start looking for the details? Author and genealogist John P. Colletta prepares you to undertake the search. He tells you not only what fundamental facts you need to know about your immigrant ancestor before beginning, but suggests where you may find that information as well.

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