5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2020 3:54 PM by Sakari Aaltonen

    Seeking whole family on manifest of SS Cedric

    Sakari Aaltonen Newbie

      I found Juho Pakarinen on Ellis Island Ship Manifests as having arrived on May 14th, 1907, on Ship Cedric from Liverpool, en route to Erie, Pennsylvania. But there is only one line of writing for him. I did expect to see his wife and two daughters listed, too. Were only the heads of families recorded?

        • Re: Seeking whole family on manifest of SS Cedric
          Susannah Brooks Pioneer

          Aina and the children arrived in NY on 4 Aug 1907 on the SS Campania. 

          It was common for the husband or an older (late teens to 20's) son to come first and find a job and place to live and perhaps earn enough to pay the passage for other family members. In this case Ella was only a month old or slightly less when her father came to the US, so they may have been waiting until they thought it was safe for her to travel.

          • Re: Seeking whole family on manifest of SS Cedric
            Cara Jensen Tracker

            Dear Mr. Aaltonen,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            The digitized information from the previous poster showing Juho Pakarinen’s wife and children was obtained from the National Archives Catalog series titled Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957 (T715) in the Records of the U.S. Customs Service (Record Group 36). For access to T715, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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            T715 is available and searchable on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org,  There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.  In addition, the NARA publication on Immigration Records may also be useful.


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