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Old 02-15-2016, 01:39 PM
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someone showed pictures of immigrants coming to America.

Does anyone know what the accommodations were on the ships and how long it took to get here from Europe.I know different ports were different times, but in general. I'm curious as to what they did on the ship all day, and what meals were like and sleeping accommodations. Does anyone know approximate prices of tickets were back then. My grandparents came from Poland in the early 1900's.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:29 PM
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Lynnie,

You could start by asking that question on the internet. I am sure there is plenty of info on that there. They will have lots of links to take you further than you ever thought of doing.
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Yes, The internet is a very interesting place. Explore. Why wait for someone to do it for you?
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:34 PM
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an idea on how to go about it? Where do I ask a question like that? Not to familiar with search engines like that.
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You may be able to check in Ellis Island and find out what ship they came over on.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
someone showed pictures of immigrants coming to America.

Does anyone know what the accommodations were on the ships and how long it took to get here from Europe.I know different ports were different times, but in general. I'm curious as to what they did on the ship all day, and what meals were like and sleeping accommodations. Does anyone know approximate prices of tickets were back then. My grandparents came from Poland in the early 1900's.
thanks for any information anyone has.
This should get you started:

http://www.ohranger.com/ellis-island...ration-journey
http://www.gjenvick.com/Steerage/191...#axzz40IyfLqcx
http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/journey.htm
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:31 AM
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Usually I go on google, or whatever search engine you prefer, and just start by typing in your question, and see what comes up. Even on pinterest where you said you go a lot.

My husband does a lot of geneology, and he first just started searching the word then since that time, he has all kinds of info going far back into both of our families.

Ellis Island is a good place to research also.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:57 AM
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If you go on the Ellis Island web site for a minimal fee they can even tell you what your ancestors had with them for their belongings, including what they packed in their suitcase.
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I wish I had asked those questions when my older relatives were still around. We talked about the "old folks" a lot so I have a lot of family info. One thing this questions brought back was what my great grandmother told.... She said on the ship coming over they went three days ahead and two days back with all the storms they encountered. A lot of the passengers were sick all the way over. Gee, sounds like a great trip!! But I am sure glad they made the journey.
Good luck on your searching. Makes me think of doing the same thing...hum!!
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You could try going to one of the geneology sites like Ancestry.com or myheritage.com and put in you grandparents names. I know ancestry.com has links to ships records and that should show which ship they were on.
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