Re: Please help decipher this English word #names


Joel Weintraub
 

Pam, the word is “child” and the age is 6/12 months old on that ship manifest.
 
  Just a hint for others.  I thought before I saw your Viewmate image that it was the name of the passenger on the ship that was in question.  You have an option of seeing another handwritten name of that same passenger on that same voyage.  It’s called the Ship Index Book.  Starting in 1906 every ship coming into the U.S. needed to provide a ship manifest to the authorities, and also a separate book of names of passengers and where they were on the ship manifest pages.  There is an index to book names (but be aware the summary information may be incorrect, the link to the page of the book index is ok.... and you may have to go to the cover of the “book” to see the ship and voyage date) and the scans of the pages in the book by rolls also available.  The writing is usually much clearer.  See the following at FamilySearch which has that resource.  This is an important resource especially if the scans of the ship manifest, done in the early 1940s, shows a lot of degradation of the pages (ripped corners, etc) while the ship books are usually pristine with their scans.

tinyurl.com/krwf62w   and index at http://tinyurl.com/ydgn3kjh   for T612 book lists

Joel Weintraub

Dana Point, CA




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Joel Weintraub
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