Re: How I finally found grandpa on the ship manifest #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>

I will pass this on to Steve Morse as I am sure he would be
delighted to read of your success. I am still looking for my
grandmother Ida BEGUN who came >from Pinsk around 1905
and have not been successful. This gives me new hope to
try again.

Diane Jacobs
New York

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When I was in Washington a year later, a volunteer at NARA took the
microfilm >from me and claimed he would find gp. Didn't happen. So how
did I finally find him?

Once the Ellis Island database was on-line, I continued my quest >from the
comfort of my home. Using Stephen Morse's search tools, I manipulated
the searches in every possible way. Months passed. Finally,
frustrated, I put only "S" in the surname space and "M" in the given
name. I listed only 1906, male, and limited the age range. Still, a
very long list of men appeared. I decided to look at the manifests for
ALL the Morris, Moses, Max and Moische given names.
< snip >

I know I wasn't alone in my search for a lost gp. I hope this helps some
of you find your ancestors too. Good luck.

Regards and Happy Chanukah,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
New York

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