The following announcement was written by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (also known as American Ancestors):
Passenger lists are an invaluable resource in family history research—they can help you “jump across the pond” to find your ancestors’ origins, provide clues in determining familial relationships, and later passenger lists can even provide details about what your ancestors looked like. But passenger lists can also be difficult to navigate—early lists provide minimal information, which can make it difficult to identify your ancestor in the records. You may also see variations in names and spellings, listed birth years, and more. This four-week online seminar will discuss the historical context of passenger lists and how they changed over time, and you’ll learn strategies, sources, and tools that can help you navigate passenger lists and trace your ancestors’ arrival to the United States!
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023
Live Broadcasts Wednesdays at 6-7:30 p.m. ET
Details my be found at: https://www.americanancestors.org/events/navigating-passenger-lists-arrivals-united-states.