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Holmes-Corey Ltd Legit?

Holmes-Corey Ltd Legit?

Posted: 1484273197000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1484274452000
I have a document from my great grandparents, dated 1980, that claims their family first arrived in America aboard the ship Wyoming in 1870, which was owned by the Guion line.

An included piece of paper claims this information came from the records of Holmes-Corey, Ltd. I can't find much information about this company online, and it doesn't seem to exist any longer.

What makes me suspect, is that I found the ship described in the document, but it was BUILT in 1870, and didn't sail until 1871. When it did sail, it sailed from Liverpool to NY, and while it's possible my polish family sailed by way of liverpool, I question it.

Does anyone have any information about Holmes-Corey, Ltd.

Edit: Looks like they were "Forcibly dissolved" in the early 80s.

Re: Holmes-Corey Ltd Legit?

Posted: 1484314419000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1485349642000
It's possibly your Polish family sailed from Liverpool. Rather than investigating the company, perhaps you could find your family on a passenger list and immigration records. Someone on one of the immigration boards can help with this.

Re: Holmes-Corey Ltd Legit?

Posted: 1484354740000
Classification: Query
I managed to find my great-great-grandfather using a combination of resources, so last night was still a productive evening. But I remain curious about Holmes-Corey, and if it's something to be avoided, I think people would like to know.

Re: Holmes-Corey Ltd Legit?

Posted: 1485309496000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1485310147000
Below are two old ads in the NY Times for Holmes-Corey Ltd. They certainly could not be used as a certified source.

Edit: Here is someone else who had a problem with them;

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/prunty/387/

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Re: Holmes-Corey Ltd Legit?

Posted: 1566335783000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the post. I too have a 1975 Holmes-Corey passenger ship search "attestation" in records of a deceased relative, and it looked suspect on its face. Seems consistent with the other info on the string.
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