This Home Page is named for the English Immigrant Ship SAMUEL as a representative of the many ships which carried our ancestors to the New World. The SAMUEL made several voyages bringing immigrants from the Palatinate, Germany, and Switzerland to Philadelphia. This Home Page is dedicated to our brave immigrant ancestors who made the long and dangerous voyage to begin a new life in a new land.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: This area will be used to post information of general interest. Anyone wishing to post information in this area may use the e-mail link at the bottom ot the page to contact me, and I will then post your information the next time this page is updated. I wish to thank Frank Deis for his assistance in mirroring this page when I was not able to update it for several days, and also for finding several errors in the URL's I had in the earlier version. Many thanks also to Diana and Gary for establishing their Home Page on AOL, which contains several ship's lists and other useful information. A link to their new Home Page on AOL is included in the revised list of sites below.

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The WOODEN U-BOAT is an area for Frank Deis to continue to assist us in our research by posting information about useful resources for Palatinate, German, and Swiss genealogy and history.

Builders Plan of the



CLICK BELOW to view the Interior Plan of the ship SAMUEL, as modified on Cap'n Ski's instructions after arrival at Philadelphia.



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