abrlarry has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2019.
Hi, I have a few sites you can get the info you want. I can't remember exactly, so i will do my best. First, i went on ellis island.com, they have sites of different areas you can lookup. My family told me our ancestors came from ireland to ellis island, not true. i found out the date they sailed was 2 years off and landed at the port of entry in phil, PA. The vessel was PA-3154. FYI, my daughters boyfriend lives in Dublin, Ire. and he told me most of the irish that had money docked in PA. It was safer. He said most of the irish called the ships that docked at ellis island were called "the death ships' he said they didn't treat the irish very well. the other sites you can check out is familysearch.org or Wikitree sponsored by ancestry .com it was free and myHeritage.com which is mostly free. Good luck, Claire
Claire, thank you immensely for this information. I can trace most of my family history but one great grandfather. I do have from census and other data, that he was born in 1851 in New York City and that his parents and his wife's parents were all born in Ireland. I'm suspecting that with the Irish potato famine in the late 1840's, his parents were part of the large Irish migration because of the famine. Thus, I have been researching ship manifests for "Thompson", his last name. Interestingly, Thompson is not really Irish but the records I do see say he was born in Ireland. The ship manifests on Family Circles are magnificent. I've been looking at ships from 6 different ports in Ireland into New York. I'll now look at others. I'm familiar with the "coffin" ships but I thought these were mainly coming from England and not Ireland. Again, thanks for your information. abrlarry
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