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Index of emigrant ships arrivals 1870-1894
as reported in Norwegian newspapers
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This database contains information about transatlantic ships arriving in American ports. This includes Canadian, North American and South American ports. There are also some arrivals to other parts of the world noted. These are noted because we have reason to believe that they were carrying Norwegian emigrants to those places. The index is created from reports printed in Norwegian newspapers, based on telegrams sent from the company to the agencies in Norway. This is not a complete index of arrivals, but of all arrivals reported in the Norwegian newspapers. The register does not contain information of all ports of call, often just the last port before starting the journey across the Ocean. The ships usually used one day to sail from Liverpool to Queenstown or Belfast.

Arrivals 1870-1894

This register is built from telegrams sent from the arrival ports to the local newspapers in Norway. The purpose of these telegrams were to tell the folks back home that the journey had been safe, and that all was well with the emigrants on board. Reference to newspapers used: Morgenbladet, Christiania Intelegenssedler, Dagbladet, Verdens Gang, Trondhjems Adresseavis, Bergens Tidende and other newspapers.

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A selection of articles dedicated to help you in your genealogy search for your Norwegian ancestors. Transcripts and pictures of historic documents in connection with the ships and emigration. Also including articles about Pioneers & Norwegian Settlements Around the World
Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
This section contains articles describing the transatlantic voyage, the condition of the steerage accommodations and the experience of an ocean travel on an emigrant ship. You will find in-depth studies concerning the emigration process, statistics and facts, and information about the immigration processing centers line Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
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