Re: Manifest Residence and sex change? #general

Phyllis Kramer

Mary-Jane Roth asked about Hamburg departure records showing a father with
three male children, noting the incoming US manifest showed similar given
names, but the children were a boy and 2 girls. Mary-Jane asked if anyone
had seen this before.

Yes, I have twice seen this exact change of gender on pairs of manifests.
My speculation is that immigrants dressed the young girls as boys, in the
hope of keeping them safer on the long crossing.

Happy hunting!

Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc:
Researching (all Galicia) KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla
family web site:

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