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Immigrant Ancestors

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Short 20-minute presentation delivered at 8 March 2010 meeting of the Laurel [Maryland] Historical Society Genealogy Group. Basic information on locating records on your immigrant ancestors.

Short 20-minute presentation delivered at 8 March 2010 meeting of the Laurel [Maryland] Historical Society Genealogy Group. Basic information on locating records on your immigrant ancestors.

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  • 1. YourImmigrant AncestorsA Brief Research Guide
    Michael Hait
    Laurel, Maryland
    8 March 2010
  • 2. "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
  • 3. "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
  • 4. When did they arrive?
  • 5. Philip Feulner
  • 6. Check the federal census
    1930:
    Place of birth
    Year of immigration
    Naturalized?
    SOURCE: 1930 U. S. Census, Saratoga Co., New York, population schedule, Greenfield Town, ED 4-6-15, SD 5, sheet 6A, stamped page 170, dwelling 147, family 149, Phillip Feulner; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Mar 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1643.
  • 7. Check the federal census
    1920:
    Place of birth
    Year of immigration
    Year of naturalization
    SOURCE: 1920 U. S. Census, Saratoga Co., New York, population schedule, Greenfield Town, 2nd Election Dist., ED 110, SD 10, sheet 4A, stamped page 170, dwelling 95, family 97, Phillip Feulner; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Mar 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1261.
  • 8. Check the federal census
    1910:
    Place of birth
    Year of immigration
    Naturalized?
    SOURCE: 1910 U. S. Census, Saratoga Co., New York, population schedule, Greenfield Town, ED 106, SD 9, sheet 4A, stamped page 167, dwelling 84, family 84, Phillip Feulner; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Mar 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1076.
  • 9. Check the federal census
    1900:
    Place of birth
    Year of immigration
    Naturalized?
    SOURCE: 1900 U. S. Census, Saratoga Co., New York, population schedule, Greenfield Town, ED 114, SD 7, sheet 18B, dwelling 448, family 461, Philip Feulner; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Mar 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1158.
  • 10. Compile your information
  • 11. Passenger Lists can be found…
  • 12. Passenger Lists can be found…
  • 13. Passenger Lists can be found…
    www.castlegarden.org
  • 14. Passenger Lists can be found…
    www.ellisisland.org
  • 15. North German Ship Carl Departed Port of Bremen Arrived Port of New York 31 December 1870
  • 16. Compare your information
  • 17. Finding a Picture of the Ship
    http://stevemorse.org/ellis/pictures.html
  • 18. Finding a Picture of the Ship
    Silk embroidery, by Thomas Willes, New York, undated (but after 1865). Sammlung Havighorst/Pawlik, Staatsarchiv Bremen, 10 B Bildsammlung. Source: Peter-Michael Pawlik, Von der Weser in die Welt; Die Geschichte der Segel-schiffe von Weser und Lesum und ihrer Bauwerften 1770 bis 1893, Schriften des Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseums, Bd. 33 (Hamburg: Kabel, c1993), p. 234.
  • 19. Naturalization
  • 20. Naturalization records
    Before 1906, any courthouse would do…
  • 21. Naturalization records
    Since 1906, only federal courthouses…

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