1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 17, 2019 8:36 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking ship manifest & address in England


      Want to find ship manifest that Samuel Stone came on from England, circa 1840. This teen-aged man was the first of my husband's Stone line to come to the U.S. from England. We do not know what his address was in England. We would like to find out.

      Virginia Stone

        • Re: Seeking ship manifest & address in England
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Ms. Stone,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Because pre-1890 departure lists are rare from England, we suggest that you search Ancestry and/or Family Search to locate the passenger record for Samuel Stone’s arrival in the United States. On those websites, please search or browse multiple ports of entry in order to determine when or where he may have arrived in the U.S. There may be a fee for using Ancestry but it is free on Family Search with account creation. However, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/.


          We also suggest a resource written by William P. Filby, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1981–) for additional research tips on how to locate your husband’s ancestor.  Please note that as with any immigrant-related research, it is important to keep in mind that name variants are common; not all passenger lists survive, and there are occasions where not all passengers were listed. Moreover, there is also no guarantee that the specific city/address of origin will be listed as some passenger manifests only list the country of departure.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!


          [Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]


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