Project DirectorsJames D. Fernández is Director of New York University, Madrid and Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU. Luis Argeo is a journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Gijón, Asturias, Spain.
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my family immigrated to the United States via Hawaii from Spain in 1913 on the ship the Ascot. They settled eventually in San Leandro California. I am looking for more resources on my family background. My grandfather last name was delgado. He was from Cadiz and I don’t know much about his immigration. I do however know that my grandmother was born in the Hawaiian Islands during the time that her parents worked to make enough money to provide passage to California for the family. Their last name is Mellado, and they came via the ship, the Ascot in 1913. Which I assumed to be the last of the ship to set sail to Hawaii during this great diaspora of the Spanish people.
Hi, Angela. Sorry it has taken a while to get back to you. We’re quite swamped with work right now. Have you been able to check the on-line ship manifest for the Ascot? That would be a good place to start. Please keep us posted on your progress.
My grandparents immigrated from Malaga on the Heliopolis in 1907. I have seen their names on the passenger manifest. They left Hawaii in 1908 and settled first in Fresno, then in San Leandro.
I would love a copy of this book. How can I get one. And is there anything I can do to help?
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Thanks so much for your interest. Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you.
The book can be ordered here: invisibleimmigrants.com.
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