I have searched diligently but fruitlessly for my KURTZMAN and GOLD
ancestors in the Castle Garden lists, both the version Steve Morse has made so
accessible and the one Gary Mokotoff has just discussed in Nu? What's New?
My GOLDs got to the U.S. not earlier than 1882 and not later than 1885. My
KURTZMANs got here before 1877, but not I imagine before 1872. Both families
were >from Poland, probably the Plock area. My questions are first, if they
didn't arrive at Castle Garden, what port or ports is/are the most likely
candidates for immigrants of that origin and era; and second, what indices or
other finding aids exist for pre-1890 immigration lists for those ports?
Thanks very much for any suggestions!
Detroit area (Huntington Woods)
ADLER, FELD, OFFENBERG >from Krakowiec, Austria (now Krakovec, Ukraine;
CHERNOV, LEVANT, LIWENTOW >from Mogilev, Russia (now Mahilyow, Belarus);
COHEN, GOLD, KURTZMAN, >from Plock, Poland;
GELB, HUTT, STARK, WECKER >from Lemberg, Austria (now L'viv, Ukraine)