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2 Picture of Queenstown harbor, where Annie Shanley boarded the Oceanic Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division 2 Mary Colbert

3 Immigrants arrived at the docks – where they found runners waiting for them. John Colbert and Mary Coleman arrived at the docks. 3 Mary Colbert

4 August 1855 – April 1890 The Roches, Ashes, Ryans, and Tom Phelan (with Alice and Nell) all arrived here 4 Mary Colbert

5 April 1890 – Dec 1891 June 1897 – Dec 1900 Bessie Shanley arrived here 5 Mary Colbert

6 Jan 1892 – June 1897 Dec 1900 – 1924 James Whelan and Annie Shanley arrived here. So did Bessie (2 nd trip) and Mollie and many Aherns. 6 Mary Colbert

7 Name at time of arrival Age Approximate year of arrival Plus Traveling companions Ship Occupation Home County - Residence 7 Mary Colbert

8 Online Ancestry Ellis Island Family Search Stephen Morse, one step Microfilm NARA Family History Centers 8 Mary Colbert

9 Family Stories Death Certificates Census Naturalization Records Obituaries Biographies Certificates of Arrival Passport Applications Emigrant Savings Bank 9 Mary Colbert

10 My mother arrived the day McKinley was shot/killed. When she arrived in Battery Park the band was playing. She thought it was to welcome the immigrants, but it was for the President. 10 Mary Colbert

11 Name: Anne Shanley – nicknames: Annie, Nancy Date of Birth: December 1882 Place of Birth: Ross, Meath, Ireland Port of Arrival: New York Year of Arrival: the year McKinley was shot President McKinley: Shot: September 6, 1901 Died: September 14, 1901 11 Mary Colbert

12 Free Must register to see records 1892-1924 New York 12 Mary Colbert

13 Annie Shanley Age 19 Year of Arrival 1901 Residence: Ross 13 Mary Colbert

14 Ship: Oceanic Arrival: Sep 11, 1901 14 Mary Colbert

15 Print Certificates View Manifest View other pages in manifest Add to your Ellis Island file Order copies Cannot print or save manifests 15 Mary Colbert

16 Why is Annie listed twice ? 16 Mary Colbert

17 Passenger Manifest Annie was detained until her mother arrived 17 Mary Colbert

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19 My grandmother came to this country twice – The first time she was a baby and her father dropped dead coming down the gangplank. She and her mother returned to Ireland on the same ship. 19 Mary Colbert

20 Name – Johanna Roach Country of Origin – Ireland Sisters – Ellen and Mary Brother – John or James 20 Mary Colbert

21 Died: February 10, 1927 Age: 69 = Year of birth 1858 In U.S.: 67 years = Year of Arrival 1860 Parents: Michael Roach and Mary Wallace Fathers Death Certificate: Date of Death: July 16, 1861 Age: 45 = Year of Birth 1816 21 Mary Colbert

22 Michael Roach; Arrived: 8 July 1861; Born: about 1817 22 Mary Colbert

23 MARINE INTELLIGENCE.; Cleared. Arrived. Sailed. By Telegraph. Miscellaneous. Spoken, &c. Foreign Ports. Published: July 9, 1861 Ship Columbia, Bryant, Liverpool May 21, with mdse. and 350 passengers to C.H. Marshall & Co. June 16, lat. 46 30, lon. 48 passed several icebergs. Has had light winds, calms and fogs the entire passage. New York Times Archives 23 Mary Colbert

24 COLUMBIA (2) Columbia was built 1846, by W. H. Webb at NYC, New York. 1051 tons, 171' x 37' x 22'. She was a square rigger which saw long service, was owned by C. H. Marshall & Co. of NYC and operated under the Black Ball or Old Line from 1846 to 1869, averaging 32 days on her westward crossings. She was a consistently fast and reliable performer e=related&kv=179193&t=objects 24 Mary Colbert

25 From: New York Times, August 1, 1861 25 Mary Colbert

26 Michael and Virginia Liquori Nasta Both born in Formia, Italy She was his second wife He went back to Italy to marry her He worked as a seaman at one time Census 1930 he arrived 1900; she arrived 1917 Children: Helen, Philip, Frances, Josephine, Mary and Jane 26 Mary Colbert

27 Michele Nasta Arrived: 14 July 1898 Ship: Vispera Anchor Line Born: 28 Sept 1873 Formia, Italy 27 Mary Colbert

28 Anchor Line – Ships Name is Hesperia Stephen Morse One step Searched – for Michele Name of Town – Formia Name of Ship – Hesperia Year of Arrival – 1898 28 Mary Colbert

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30 Ellis Island Index: Michele Masta Ancestry Index: Michele Nasto Michele Nasta, age 25, Seaman, Italian, from Formia; has $14.00 Going to his brother Benedetto Nasto Certification from U.S. Consul in Naples that immigrants on lines 8 through 22, are working their passage to New York as stewards.. 30 Mary Colbert

31 Wife – Vincenza, age 33 31 Mary Colbert

32 If you cant find ancestor – check a travel companion Mary Shanley – born 1876 Came to U.S. with cousin – Kate Knight Search for Mary Shanley Ellis Island – no record Ancestry – no record Search for Kate Knight found – Alaska, 23 May 1892 Marys name is given as Shandley 32 Mary Colbert

33 Many immigrants returned to their home countries more than once; some were seasonal workers. Thomas Phelan New York1889with sisters Philadelphia1895self New York1904with wife New York1906with wife New York1913with wife and son 33 Mary Colbert

34 5 years in U.S. Declaration of Intent filed at least 2 years prior 21 years old Good moral character Witness Derivative Citizenship Wives Minors Military 34 Mary Colbert

35 Before 1906 Could file in any court Limited information on petition Varied by court After 1906 New agency - Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) All records sent to INS Standard forms Detailed information about applicant and family 35 Mary Colbert

36 Derivative Citizenship – until 1922 Until 1907 If husband was a citizen – wife was a citizen If husband was an alien – wife remained a citizen (some disagreement 1866-1907) 1907-1922: If husband was a citizen – wife was a citizen If husband was an alien – wife was alien American women lost their citizenship if they married a noncitizen 1922 – Women applied for their citizenship independent of their husbands 36 Mary Colbert

37 NYS Census 1915 21 st A.D; E.D. 31 523 W 133 rd Street Name Age Born Citizen in U.S. Alex Murray Head M 37 Scotland Alien 12 years Mary A. Wife F 28 U.S. Alien 28 years John A. Son M 7 U.S. Cit 7 years Ethel M. Daughter F 2 U.S. Cit 2 years 37 Mary Colbert

38 Family Papers Census – 1920 – Year 1900/1910/1930 will have AL/NA/Pa Voter Registration Passport Application Passenger Manifest Military Records Federal Land Records State Census records – some show citzenship 38 Mary Colbert

39 Ancestry Family Search Footnote Italian Genealogical Group German Genealogical Group Westchester County Archives State and County Sites NARA and FHC (microfilm – not online) List of microfilm rolls is on line 39 Mary Colbert

40 National Archives (NARA) check Regional Offices for available records and ordering procedures USICS – post 1906 only Ancestry (online) has some post 1906 records check pages before and after for additional information Courthouses and Archives Check State/County for available records 40 Mary Colbert

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42 Record can be obtained from the National Archives Can order online for $7.50 42 Mary Colbert

43 Under the age of 18 when arrived In U.S. at least 5 years Reached age 21 Did not have to file declaration of intent File includes: Certificate signed by clerk Witness form Date of Arrival 43 Mary Colbert

44 Aid to finding and corroborating naturalization records Limited Availability Not online Found in varied locations Manhattan only – Municipal Archives Brooklyn – Board of Elections Rarely indexed - need exact address May need specific ward, assembly district, election district 44 Mary Colbert

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47 Declaration of Intent: March 30, 1881 Court of Common Pleas NYC Naturalized: October 16, 1888 Superior Court New York City 47 Mary Colbert

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