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Emmigrants From Saxony. What Port?

Emmigrants From Saxony. What Port?

Posted: 20 May 2010 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know what Port Emmigrants from Saxony would use in 1850's/1860's? Where would I find these records?

Re: Emmigrants From Saxony. What Port?

Posted: 22 Jul 2010 10:56PM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Steinhaus
My grt grandfather John Steinhaus, was from Saxony, Germany and he immigrated from Liverpool to New York. I found this on Ellis Island.com. I hope this helps some.
If I can help you in your search I would be happy to.
My e-mail is: babblelon23@yahoo.com
Regards
Donna

Re: Emmigrants From Saxony. What Port?

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think you mean which port would they use from the Continent? This is almost impossible to answer. They would have to start with a rail journey and the most direct route would be via Hamburg, perhaps the most popular, or Bremen, but could also be Antwerp, Ostend or even Le Havre. The reference to Liverpool, assuming the people originated from a continental country, would indicate what was called the "indirect route". This was popular because it was cheaper than the direct line with the big companies. People travelled to Hamburg (in particular) then on to Grimsby or Hull, train across England to Liverpool then on to North America or other places - just with one through ticket. It is also possible as Saxony is south-central that they could have gone to an Austrian-Hungarian port like Trieste but this is less likely. Just to ask which port anyone from Saxony would have used is unlikely to elicite much information. However their immigration records should give a clue.

Re: Emmigrants From Saxony. What Port?

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 7:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've not had a lot of experience, but I've found with my family during those years that when they left Saxony they tended to arrive in either New York, Nova Scotia, or Baltimore. Hope this helps.
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