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Italians to America, 1880-1893
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Italians to America, 1880-1893
Find your ancestor in Italians to America, 1880-1893. This great data set is part of the International & Passenger Records subscription, or can be purchased on CD-ROM.
 Data on your ancestors may include:
Name, age, and occupation
Village or town of origin in Italy
Destination in the U.S.
Purpose of traveling to the U.S.
Details about the sailing vessel from Italy
Features approximately 413,000 individuals who immigrated to the United States from Italy between 1880 and 1893.
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This resource contains information on approximately 413,000 individuals who immigrated to the United States from Italy between 1880 and 1893. Originally published as a series of book volumes, Italians to America was the first indexed reference work devoted to Italian immigrants to the United States.

The information was compiled from the original ship manifest schedules filed by all vessels entering United States ports in accordance with the act of Congress of 1819. Although Italians departed almost entirely from ports in their home country, Italians to America includes Italian departures from all foreign ports. In addition, almost all of the immigrants listed arrived in New York City

The information available here should help you determine quite a comprehensive account of your ancestor's arrival in the United States. Generally, you'll learn the following information:

Name
Age
Occupation
Whether an individual was literate
Last residence
Arrival date
Destination
Name of the ship on which your ancestor sailed
Name of the captain with whom your ancestor sai
Details on your ancestor's purpose for travel
Information on how your ancestor traveled (for example, in a cabin, in steerage, or as a stowaway)

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Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby and published originally in book format by Scholarly Resources, Inc., Italians to America was the first indexed reference work devoted solely to Italian immigrants to the United States. The National Genealogical Society Quarterly wrote of the original book series, "For those who are tracing their Italian heritage or conducting statistical studies of Italian America, this series is a welcomed source."

While the entire series contains twelve volumes and covers the years 1880 through 1899, the information collected here was extracted from the first seven volumes of the series and covers the years 1880 through 1893.

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