[APG Public List] Immigrants to Hoboken

Elisabeth Thorsell elisabeth at etgenealogy.se
Sun Sep 19 05:20:08 MDT 2010

  Dear List,

I am very much grateful for all the new (to me) information about the 
immigration via Hoboken. I will review the postings in the near future 
for an article in my journal /Swedish American Genealogist,/ as I think 
this is something that our readers are not familiar with. Everyone 
thinks "Ellis Island" when it comes to immigrants to New York.

Greetings from Sweden on the Parliament Election Day!

Elisabeth Thorsell
Swedish Genealogist&  Writer
Editor of "Swedish American Genealogist"
Visit http://www.etgenealogy.se/sag.htm
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Gladys Paulin skrev 2010-09-16 18:50:
> All,
> Hoboken was considered part of the port of new York and all immigrant
> arrivals to those docks were inspected by New York port inspectors. As
> others have said, first and second class passengers were discharged on the
> docks at Hoboken while steerage passengers were ferried to Ellis Island and
> inspected there. Following inspection they were returned to the docks in New
> Jersey where those who were going elsewhere board their respective trains.
> Similarly those immigrant ships which sailed up the Delaware River to
> Camden, New Jersey, were considered part of the port of Philadelphia.
> Passenger lists for Hoboken are filed under the port of New York, and those
> for Camden, New Jersey, under the port of Philadelphia. Further south in the
> Chesapeake, most immigrant passenger lists for Delaware and small ports in
> the Chesapeake are filed with Baltimore arrivals. Similar situations occur
> on the West Coast, New England and the Southern coast. The inspectors worked
> for the major port and the manifests were collected in a central place for
> many small ports.
> Having said that, there are some smaller ports for which separate files are
> available, and, as mentioned by someone previously, there is that one set of
> records for several miscellaneous East Coast and Florida ports contained in
> a single microfilm publication. All passenger lists on the various Web sites
> for Immigration lists (those required by the immigration laws beginning in
> 1891) have been scanned from National Archives microfilm publications in
> Record Group 85 and are listed in the NARA microfilm online catalog; go to
> www.archives.gov/genealogy, click on the link for the microfilm catalog. To
> see and search for all passenger lists available, do an advanced search for
> RG 85. (Note: the direct link for the catalog is very long and won't fit on
> a single line. And you don't have to order anything to look at the catalog.)
> Gladys
> Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
> Winter Springs, FL
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>> *From:* Elisabeth Thorsell<elisabeth at etgenealogy.se>
>> I have two women that immigrated from Scandinavia to the U.S. in 1895
>> and are supposed to have left their ship, the S/S Venetia at Hoboken
>> and then gone by train to Pennsylvania.
>> Did they not have to come through Ellis Island? I can not find them there.
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