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Need Help Finding Your Kin-Ship?

Need Help Finding Your Kin-Ship?

(PRWEB) March 16, 2000


March 13, 2000

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Elaine Fraim, Media Coordinator

(908) 771-0829

Need Help Finding Your Kin-Ship?

When does a passenger ship become a Kin-Ship? When your relatives were aboard travelling to this country to make it their new home! Discovering information about the ship your family traveled on is a big part of genealogy.

The turn of the century was a peak period of immigration in the history of the United States. Millions of Americans can trace to the ports of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Wilmington the origins of their families in America. Vessels sailing for the Red Star, White Star, Cunard, Holland-America Line and others, made steady transatlantic voyages, the ship's steerage overflowing with thousands of hopeful newcomers who were yearning for a better life. Shipping companies of this era produced wonderful advertising art promoting their service.

The Genealogy? Start Here! (www. daddezio. com) web site recently launched a new database of immigrant arrivals to U. S. and Canadian sea ports. This database has over 2,000 listings, with specific information about many of the ships, the passenger lines, and now includes links to purchase prints of these grand vessels available through a partnership with a unique service called KinShips (www. KinShipsPrints. com).

“Being able to own a print of the ship my great-grandfather arrived on has added a whole new dimension to my family tree,” said Illya D’Addezio, creator of the Genealogy? Start Here! web site. “That’s why I’m so excited about integrating the KinShips catalog into our database. This is really a great service and together we’re making it easier than ever to expand your research.”

Now you can own a reprint of contemporary maritime art that depicts your family’s ancestral ship. Most prints are in color, and are attractively mounted in an 8” x 10” double mat, ideal for framing. Unmatted prints will fit neatly into a genealogy notebook to illustrate your family’s history. They make great gifts and are wonderful family keepsakes!

“I’m thrilled to be able to collaborate with Genealogy? Start Here! in this online partnership,” said KinShips creator Pamela Lucas. “Between the two web sites, genealogists will be able to access a much more complete body of information on immigrant passenger ships.”

Plans for additional integrated features are under development.

About KinShips

KinShips, online since early 1998, currently offers art prints of more than 330 immigrant passenger ships, primarily those sailing transatlantic routes between 1890 and 1940. Working from a database of more than 2,000 ship names, owner Pamela Lucas is constantly adding new prints to her online catalog at http://www. KinShipsPrints. com (http://www. KinShipsPrints. com). Visitors who havenÂ’t yet identified their ancestral ship will find links to web sites that will help them do exactly that.

About Genealogy? Start Here!

Genealogy? Start Here! hosts Italian, German and Greek family research information, from surname queries, passenger ship arrivals, cemeteries, recommended web sites, articles on history and culture, plus tools to help locate record archives in each country. Based out of New Providence, NJ, the Genealogy? Start Here! site has been online since 1997 and contains information on over 20,000 surnames. For more information visit http://www. daddezio. com (http://www. daddezio. com), e-mail efraim@dvc. com, or call 908-771-0829.