Thursday, 10 March 2011

New York State, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1917-1973

Ancestry have added this database and while I wouldn't normally look at US records for the blog I did run the name of a friend and found him arriving at Buffalo. Even more unusual, and something not indicted in the information file as being included in this source, he arrived by air, the origin being Prestwick, Scotland. He was living in the Niagara Falls area so Buffalo would be a convenient terminal.Yet another example of the benefit of grabbing for serendipity and running your searches on unlikely looking databases.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, a similar find for me: my Grandmother's return to Canada in 1948. Nothing in the "obvious" destination ports of Montreal or Quebec so browsed the New York ports of entry and found her. The passenger list was stamped "In Transit" and New York scratched out and replaced with Halifax.