Re: Manifest Question #poland


Hi Lee, just my two cents' but I certainly think it possible Jake traveled as a child with some other family, under their surname, as if he was part of their family during the voyage/travel.  These passenger arrival records can be very difficult to find for obvious reasons, and even if found, difficult to prove they are one and the same person.  

I've seen similar cases of people who also derived US citizenship from the father's naturalization and who later in their life needed documentary proof of that citizenship.  These cases would open at INS (now USCIS) from the 1930's through the 1950's and 1960's, where the applicant told a similar tale (traveled with aunt & uncle, traveled with friends of the family, etc.) and recorded under the other family's name (which they often did not remember).

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