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Posted - 28/10/2009 :  12:55:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear Sir and Madams,

I have a question about emmigration from Norway to Argentine.
Though i already have been searching for quite a long time the internet,
i didn't find any helpful information. So i am glad about every information!
I am trying to find information about routs of ships from Norway to Argentine and
about the norwegian ports where the ships started. Are there still any
shipping lists? The person for who i am looking (surname: Hinzpeter)
arrived autumn 1898 in Norway and I only know that he went to Argentine.
Thank you so much for your help !

Steffi Ga

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Posted - 28/10/2009 :  14:21:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Modest info, a little bit more will make a vast difference.

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Posted - 28/10/2009 :  21:40:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are over 14 databases of emigrant registers from a number of different Norwegian ports that are available online at the Digitalarkivet website.

I briefly checked just one of those databases, "Emigranter over Kristiania 1871-1930" and was able to find at least 233 persons listed as heading to some spelling variation on Argentina and 133 more listed as heading to some spelling variation on Buenos Aires. I didn't find anyone listed in that database with a surname like Hinzpeter -- but not knowing a year of their leaving Norway, not having any additional information about the individual (male? female? given name? age? occupation?) could not even guess of any other possible spelling variations that might be found in Norwegian records for that name.

One of my Norwegian ancestors owned merchant ships that regularly sailed to South America, including Buenos Aires and Argentina from a small port on the southwest coast of Norway. His were not passenger vessels and therefore are NOT included in any emigrant register database and I've never found any mention of routes taken for merchant ships in the passage across the Atlantic ocean.

The various databases for the major passenger departure ports of Norway are available at the Digitalarkivet website.

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Posted - 29/10/2009 :  13:34:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much for your help!
The problem is that I also don't have more information. I only know that the man is male (Carl Wilhelm August) and that he has arrived in Norway in autumn 1899. He was born in November 1873 in Harburg (next to Hamburg) so he must have been 26 when he came to Norway. He went from Germany to Norway and after that he appeared some (unknown )time later in Argentina. So I am desperately looking for any information that could help me.
What kind of different spelling for Argentina and Buenos Aires did you use?
Thank you very much for your help!
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Posted - 29/10/2009 :  13:58:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the "Emigranter over Kristiania 1871-1930" database I searched the "Reisemål" column for entries (separate searches)-
containing 'argen'
beginning with 'buen' (separate searches)

Those searches captured a number of different spelling variations.
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