Dear Fellow Researchers,
I've been following this dialogue with interest and would like to add a
story of my own: Like others, I have found 'original' death certificates to often
be fraught with error. Even worse, census records depend on the ear and /
or the handwriting of the person asking the questions.
I have been puzzling long and hard over a strange child I found in a 1910
census, listed as 'Eras' [sic]. After troubling my sleep for several days, it
finally occurred to me that here was a double error. 1) The person
(presumably the mother) who provided the information was a fairly recent arrival to
the United States and spoke with a heavy Jewish accent, and, 2) the note-taker,
not knowing any better, wrote down what he/she heard. p.s., further
research showed the child's name to be 'Harris.' We are at their mercy!
Now, while I have your attention, won't you please look over the following
list of some of my surnames to see if we have a match anywhere? Please
contact me privately at:
< suprlmn@... >. Thank you for your attention. B'shalom, and a happy
and healthy New Year to all.
Susan Pearlman, Northridge, California
RESEARCHING: BARD, BRODKEY, FAERMARK, FISHER, FORMAN, GOLDSTEIN, GROSSMAN,
JASKOLKA / YASKOLKA, KAM, KAPELL, KAPLAN, KOSLOVSKY, LESZINSKI / LISZCZINSKI
/ LECHINSKY, LEFF, MALETSKY, PERELMAN / PEARLMAN, POKHACHEVSKY, RIVLIN, ROE /
ROGALSKY, ROTHBARD / ROTHBORT / RUDBART, RUDY, SCHEINMAN / SZEJNMAN, SCHUR /
SHORE, SIDRANSKY, TUBELLE / TUBELSKY, WALDER, WEINSTEIN, WERTHMAN, WILSON,
WISE, WISHNETSKY / WISZNIATSKI, GOSPE / JOSPE / YOSHPE, ZELIKOVITCH, ZUCKERMAN