Frank May Have Been Born on A ship Bound for America

Given that we now know that our ancestors were possibly Phoenician, it seems fitting that Frank is likely to have been born at sea while his family was on the way to America around 1890.

Recently, sister Merle discovered correspondence to her from our father, Jim, in which he mentions that belief. Prior to David’s DNA bomb I was looking at the Ellis Island ships’ passenger manifests and immigration records. As time permits, one of us should go on line and dig through them again, broadening the years and also looking beyond New York to include Boston.

If a McCallum passenger family had a ship board birth, that would be ideal. However, if there was a ship board birth and there was also a McCallum family on the same ship, then that would also be a lead. I recall that there may have been one such combination.

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