Re: US research
- From: Petert <peterthomas8899@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:32:11 +0000
On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:16:41 +0000, mbnilspam@xxxxxxxxxxxx (MB) wrote:
Petert <peterthomas8899@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have finally found my great uncle! He was Herbert Morgan HARRIS and
was a photographer in Aberdare, taking over the Triumph Studio from
his father on his death in 1917 (or possibly sometime after 1917 when
he returned from military service in WW1) He is found in Kellys
Directory for South Wales until the early 1920's when he disappears.
The reason for his disappearance is that he emigrated to the USA with
his wife, Mary Elizabeth and their two children, Theodora Beatrice and
The family sailed on the RMS Adriatic from Southampton and arrived in
New York on 29 April 1921.
The family's destination is shown as being 413, Fourth Street,
Marietta, OHIO where they were to join Herberts cousin, Herbert
Can anyone please suggest how I may go about researching further the
family in the USA? I cannot find a group similarto this one -
soc.genealogy.surnames.usa doesn't seem to be carrying any traffic at
this timeand that appears to be the only US specific NG
You will find the ship's manifest on Ancestry.com.
The ship arrived in New York on the 30th Arpril 1921 from Southampton.
The whole family is there, with the last address as Aberdare and the
next of kin as his wife's brother John Hopkins, Stuart Street ,Aberdare.
They were going to Marietta Ohio.
Yes, got that info off Ellis Island - it raises a the question about
why he named his brother-in-law as next of kin when I know that at
least two brothers and two sisters remained in the UK - in Aberdare.
There will be lots more information on Ancestry.com. As a previous
poster has pointed out you can download the 1930 census which has them
in Pennsylvania (where he has a photographer's studio). They are renting
their home and their first language is Welsh.
Thanks for this - was it usual for homes to be rented in the US in the
You can get a 14 day free trial for Ancestry. Make sure you get the one
which includes the US stuff. You have to give them your credit card
number, but just remember to cancel on or before the last of the 14 days
and you pay nothing. You can download the images you find to your
computer, such as this ship's manifest. You download by clicking the
"save" button at the top and following the directions.
Don't know if it's the right man but there's a Herbert Hawkins in
Marietta in the 1920 census who is indexed as Hankins. Wife Kate,
children Harry, Charles and Jane.
Sounds promising, will check him out. I wish I could find him in the
Ellis Island records - where he came from in the UK may help determine
which grandparents he shared with Herbert Harris
Watch out for misindexing on ancestry.
Thanks, I'll need it!
Researching: Hone - Oxfordshire & Glamorgan; Samuel(s) - Swansea & Llanelli & Gower;
Thomas - Morriston & Clydach; Harris - Aberdare & Gloucester, Pope - Shropshire; Parker, Shropshire;
Broome - Shropshire.
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