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Question about emigration?

benny1982

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Hi

As you know my 3xgreat grandfather emigrated with his youngest daughter in 1886 from Liverpool to Philadelphia on the Lord Gough which sailed from 25th August and arriving in Philadelphia on 5th September. Would passengers who wanted to emigrate have checked shipping lists in local newspapers and plan beforehand or would they go to the port and wait for a ship, maybe a few days or weeks etc?

Ben
 

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