JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching KATZ in the Ellis Island Data Base #general

Carole Feinberg <feincgs@...>

Dear Genners,

KATZ (no rabbinic connections, unfortunately) is a family name I've
avoided spending much time researching until the Ellis Island Data Base
came into being. And, I bless everyone who had anything to do with its

So far, there is a total of 10,281 KATZes who were enumerated in the
EIDB, a challenge in itself. To add to the difficulties associated with
this common name, KATZ was also interpreted as KOTZ and RATZ. So, be
advised to use your creativity when searching for your KATZes.

I've begun to narrow the field by inserting various initials for given
name. For those keeping statistics <grin>, to date there are 761 C.
KATZes and 712 J. KATZes. Scrolling is time-consuming in these early
weeks of the EIDB, so my plan is to wait until computer traffic eases
and take KATZ letter-by-letter.

I assume this system will be helful to anyone who is searching for other
common names.

Unfortunately, there are numerous blank "place of residence" fields.

Happy hunting!

Carole Glick Feinberg
Atlanta, GA, USA

Seeking KATZ from: Tarnopol, Zbaraz, Kujdance, Romanowe Siolo

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