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Carolyn Nelson
09-09-05, 14:56
Does anyone have information on travel to the U.S. from Ostrobothnia in early 1890s? Apparently my grandmother from Pedesore travelled to the US (age 11-12) on a ship called the Baltic. My father believes she came through New York and supposedly boarded that ship in England. I understand that she may have been before the time of Ellis Island. Are there records from ships at that time? Thanks
I am also assuming that she travelled with some other families from the same area since she was travelling alone. (Her parents and sister had already gone to Utah)

hromar
09-09-05, 21:55
On this link You can find some information

http://personal.inet.fi/yhdistys/centralin/swe/emi_ref.htm

Please note Staffan's message below

granskare
10-09-05, 01:12
http://www.ellisisland.org/

try this. you must register to view manifests but that is free

http://www.castlegarden.org/

this for the timespan before 1892 when ellis island came into use.

don't put in a country because sometimes manifests have not been accurate on that score.
chuck

staffan
10-09-05, 07:44
The link in the second message of this thread is obsolete. It ought to be http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/emi_ref.htm

Some transatlantic ships named Baltic have been in emigrant traffic but the most wellknown, the BALTIC II of the White Star Line, was not launched until 1903.

Search of passengers from Finland before the passenger lists of the Finland Steamship Company came in use in 1892 requires browsing of several sources.

To list a few:

- The Swedish "Emigranten" database on CD-ROM for passengers departing Gothenburg in Sweden
- The Norwegian digitalarkivet http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?&alle=true
- Glazier, Ira (ed.): Migration from the Russian Empire Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York. http://home.att.net/%7Ewee-monster/russian.html
- the recently opened Castle Garden database http://www.castlegarden.org/

Regards,