Re: Surname puzzlement #general


m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

Sandra Bergman asks:

"Whilst searching through the Ellis Island site online...the name Moses
Mokoboitch came up. Could this name be for real? Could it be that an
official wrote down whatn he thought he heard or is it simply illegible
handwriting? Would be appreciative of someone telling me if Mokoboitch is a
surname."

The name was transcribed as M_a_koboitch. However, in looking
at the actual manifest, I believe the surname was written
"YAKOBVITCH".

Does anyone know whether the Ellis Island Foundation is
willing to correct these kinds of errors in transcription
that are so bad they make locating one's relation impossible?

Monica Leonards
Glenside, PA

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