shipping lists -
just because I love looking at them I have just found some amazingly
detailed set of lists
for Welsh emigrants/immigrants and it looks as if some sailed from London to
America but more went from Liverpool., which makes sense.
I suppose it is possible that some passengers for PA might have arrived
first in New York
Some of these lists even have pictures of passengers.
I have also looked at some of the Immigrant Ship Transcriber's Guild lists
for circa 1840 and
the majority are Germans, who, as we know made up a very large proportion of
to America. However the Mormons were pretty successful in recruiting the
from my experience of Scots-Irish NonConformist emigration (Telfords &
Moffats) , many
Welsh Chapelgoers would clearly find Canada/America attractive destinations.
(Only recently surfing the web I came across a record of Welsh emigrants to
This is an example of the quality of information on the Welsh/Mormon lists,
just in case this
could be a possibility for some of our researchers - one can put in search
for individual names.
Apologies if this subject has already been aired on this list and I have