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Re: Relatives in manifests #general
For whatever it's worth, I can cite a couple of examples.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
My grandfather was traveling to an "uncle" in Brooklyn in 1911. Since I knew almost
nothing about my grandfather's family I spent years tracking down the family of the
"uncle." I was able to learn that the "uncle" came >from the same town (Virbalis,
Lithuania), but I can't figure out any way they could have been related.
My wife's relative came with his future wife and a child as a family of three,
using her family name! By age and first name, I'm guessing that the child was the
future wife's first cousin. One surname instead of three.
Another relative has a cousin listed on the manifest as her oldest child, but the
ages were way too close for the cited relationship to be believed. However, even
though the relationships weren't what one might have thought at first glance, there
was actually a lot of information to be had.
http://home.roadrunner.com/~themillers/ for my genealogy site
From: Bev Potter [mailto:basha@...]