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Ship Manifests

  • 16-07-2021 8:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,638 ✭✭✭

    I'm looking for advice on an unusual scenario please. I'm searching for a person who appears to have gone to the US in the early 1920s for the purpose of escorting a child back to Ireland. I'm unclear on whether or not such a short term visitor would be found in the Ellis Island immigration records and have failed to find any record of ship manifests for sailings from the US to Ireland, or indeed Europe. Dr. Google has failed me so I'm wondering if anyone on here can advise?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,614 Mod ✭✭✭✭pinkypinky

    Gah, new system causing havoc.

    Not sure Ellis Island was used for short-term visitors.

    Ancestry and Find my past both have relevant collections.

    Genealogy Forum Mod

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,638 ✭✭✭ollaetta

    Thanks for that. I don't think Ellis Island was used for short term visitors either but I can't find any confirmation of it.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 11,299 Mod ✭✭✭✭Hermy

    Are you sure they sailed to New York?

    Genealogy Forum Mod

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,638 ✭✭✭ollaetta

    In fact, no. The story is very patchy and it could just as easily have been Boston.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,943 ✭✭✭tabbey

    Presumably all people arriving in the US had to be cleared by immigration, otherwise chancers would enter, claiming to be tourists.

    No doubt a visa had to be given by a US consulate somewhere before travelling.

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