Mailing List:2001-11-07 02, Re: Passenger lists, by Kenneth Whitney

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Mailing List Archives > 2001-11-07 02, Re: Passenger lists, by Kenneth Whitney

From: "Kenneth Whitney" <klw1 -at- starpower.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Passenger lists Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 08:52:28 -0500 References: <001701c16690$6766d200$664a78c7@0016743387> Hello Sharon, I must start of by saying that I have absolutely no knowledge of passenger lists, and have never looked at one. But, yesterday I was at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. researching Whitney Civil War pension files. I have used these files for years, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the microfilms of the pension indexes had been relocated and reorganized for easier use. I also noticed, and took time to peruse, the file cabinet next to the pension file indexes, which was their collection of microfilm of passenger lists. I noticed that it not only contained ship arrivals, but also border crossings. The lists seem to be arranged by port of entry and date. Since you have both, it seems like an easy look-up. This is said by someone who has never researched a passenger list. However, I am into new experiences, so I will volunteer to try to look this up for you. I will not return to the Archives until probably December. I will gladly put it on my list of things to do there if you want. I have no other suggestions for a solution. By the way, I would like to put in a plug for the National Archives. With the revival of great interest in genealogy, the Archives has responded with great improvement in the accessability of information available to the general public. What used to take many hours now can take only minutes to accomplish. What a great use of our tax dollars. Ken Whitney Silver Spring, MD ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenn Barnett" <gbarnett -at- netins.net> To: <WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 1:57 AM Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Passenger lists > My husbands mother arrived in New York July 1, 1922 on the Aquitania. How would I go about finding the passenger list for that ship? Thank you for any help. > Sharon Barnett > > ______________________________


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