The two links below contain identical information - they differ only in how the entries are sorted. Use them in the following manner: let's say your ancestor was Owen Garvey, born about 1840, and arrived in the US sometime about 1856. Start by looking for your ancestor in the "Passenger Lists - by Name" page. It shows an Owen Garvey, born 1841, who arrived in Boston on the ship "Chariot of Fame" on Nov 21, 1855 (arrival dates are given in the format "mm-dd-yyyy"). Next look in the "Passenger Lists - by Ship" page for the ship "Chariot of Fame". There are records for two trips made by the ship - arriving July 20,1854, and Nov 21, 1855. It can be seen that a Patrick Garvey, born 1836, arrived on the same ship with Owen in 1855. If you already knew that Owen had immigrated with a brother Patrick that was five years older then this may be your ancestor.
|Passenger Lists - by Name||Passenger Lists - by Ship|
Researching the name Owen Garvey would be an "ideal" case in that Owen was an unusual Irish first name. Most of us are facing the difficulty of looking for an ancestor with one of the following 6 first names:
Family Tree Maker CDs FTM#273 (New York 1820-1850) and FTM#256 (Boston 1821-1850) are passenger lists for the years earlier than those covered by the "Irish to America" volumes.
These CDs are often up for bid on Ebay at prices somewhat below the retail cost.
Another online resource to check is the Immigrant Ships Transcriber's Guild. Another 38 Garvey passenger entries can be found in their first four volumes. Use the "Compass" search feature to find them.
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