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Your Ancestors in Ship Passenger Lists

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy

Your Ancestors in Ship Passenger Lists

Taught by Professor John Phillip Colletta | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Hobby & Leisure Courses

Learn how to make sense of passenger arrival records: the single most precious document for reconstructing your ancestors’ voyage to North America. Using several key guideposts and sources (including colonial land records and immigrant directories), you can uncover facts about arrivals from colonial days through the 1950s.

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