Does anyone know what the process was for a person to emigrate from the German or Russian side of Poland, pre-wwI, through Hamburg, to America?
Did they have to apply for permission first? From Whom?
Were there age limits for unmarried women (or an age limit for a woman married at the age of 16 or 17?)
How far in advance did they have to book the ticket / Contract?
Were their booking agents in larger towns in the country?
Were rail systems efficient enough then to be able to plan a trip to the port with any reasonable expectation of when you would arrive?
I am interested in the process that was involved.