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THE FAY FAMILY HOMEPAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
GERMAN GUESTS
   
While the Fay Family website emphasizes those Fay lines descended from John Fay of Marlborough, there have been other Fay (or Fahy or Feay) groups who have been welcomed to this site, as well as Fay "Cousins" who are connected to the Fay family in one way or other. This small directory has been created to introduce some guests who came from places such as Germany, Baden, and Prussia and reached America at varying times.
   
John and Barbara, son Michael
   
   
The Ellis Island website is well known to those searching for immigrant ancestors. Not so well known is a new site, Castle Garden: America's First Immigration Center. The Ellis Island records arrivals from 1892 to 1924; the Castle Garden site records arrivals from 1830 to 1892. The Ellis Island site has copies of the ship manifests, whereas the Castle Garden site just has a list of transcriptions of name/occupation/age/date of arrival/origin/ship. Asking for all Fay immigrants just for the period 1830 through 1870 results in 822 names; among these, Patrick 39, Michael 25, Thomas 19, Bridget 30, Mary 84, Catherine 24, John 65, James 31. And this does not cover the variant spellings such as Fahy (another 664). One needs patience and some starting information.