My g-grandparent, John Henry Seaman, was born February 03, 1858 in Warnon,
Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany. (I can find no reference to a Warnon so
maybe the spelling is incorrect.) This information came from a family member
who is no longer living.
He came to the US around 1869 when he was 11 years old. I would like to
start looking for several pieces of information, but am lost as to where to
(1) Birth Records - Is Warnon the town, parish, or something else. I found
maps showing Mecklenburg and Schwerin. Where would I go to find birth
(2) I see there was a census taken in 1867, so my changes of the family still
being in Germany then should be pretty good. How do I narrow down which
microfilm the information would be on?
(3) How do I start searching for passenger records of their voyage to the US?
Any help anyone can give me in any of these areas would be greatly