JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding Cities of Origin #general



Your information is so sparse--it is unlikely that this group will be
able to give you direct information.

Instead, start with the basics. If they arrived in the 1880s, you
should look at census records to see if they became citizens. If so,
you can seek out citizenship records. Town of origin may be listed.
Second, you can try the many sources of passenger lists (like Hamburg)
or the Germans to America books. Third, investigate if any of your
ancestors served in the military. Those records are accessible.

Good luck,
Rob Weisskirch
Marina, CA

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