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What ship brought them here?



Hints And Tips

When answering the ArrivalMaps/RelationShips “What (ship) brought them here?” question: Figure out how they got here, i.e., find something out about the ship they took to get here. If it’s too hard to definitively identify the name of the ship, you may be able infer the most probable ship, or the most probable shipping line, or the most likely type of ship that brought them here. For the more recent sea-crossers, this may be the type of plane instead, and you can actually find the specific tail number of the plane the landed your family here if you can find the flight that your first-gens took.


How Shown

In ArrivalMap products, the ship, shipping line, or type of ship may be written into the Commemorative Plaque or even the Commemoration Title. In the RelationShips product there is additionally a rendering of the specific ship taken by the first-gen or of the type of ship used in the voyage. See Product Anatomy


Gallery Examples

Want to see some ways to indicate, on your design, what your first-gen(s) took to get here? Click here: Gallery Examples


Not Sure How? Ship Help

Not sure how to answer this question in building your story? Click here: Ship Help


If All Else Fails

You may not be able to determine the exact ship for this voyage. But it is often possible to guess the shipping line with a high degree of certainty, and almost always the mode of transportation is known. So if all else fails, either design an ArrivalMap instead of a RelationShips product (i.e., leave the ship off), or use a generic ship type suitable for the historic period of the voyage.