Locating Elusive Immigration records #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>

I have been having a field day with the Ancestry.com immigration records;
I've probably found a gazillion pertinent family manifests... no
exaggeration!!! With all of that incredible luck, I still have a couple of
families whose records seem to be beyond my ability to find them.

My FERTEL family immigrated [to Cleveland] +/- 1879-1883; there should be
about 11 family members who came and they didn't all come at the same time.
Of the 11, I've found the record for one; Alter who arrived in 1882. My gg
grandparents went back and forth to Europe close to a dozen times between
the early 1890s and the early 1930s and I've found all of those records.
I've tried every spelling variation that I could think of and for the life
of me I can't find when they all originally arrived.

According to all documentation and stories, my SILVERMAN family sailed from
Hamburg to NY between 1887 and 1889. They were originally >from Zinkov,
Ukraine and at that stage they weren't Silvermans, they might have been
APPLEBAUMs. I've looked for all Silvermans and Applebaums, without success.
In this family there would have been 8 family members and they would have
all been traveling together.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how else I might pursue these two
elusive families? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Linda Silverman Shefler

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