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Deciphering passenger lists

The journey from Italy to America is most likely the most important part of the lives of our immigrant ancestors. It is certainly a major part of their history, and we need to understand as much as we can about those several weeks in their lives. In the past couple of months, we learned a lot about their experiences aboard ship and at Ellis Island. We learned some tips on finding their passenger list at www.ellisisland.org. Now that we found it, what do we learn from it? Please keep in mind that the older the passenger list is, the less …

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