Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names
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One of my biggest finds was the actual surname of my maternal grandfather's
name and what hooked me on genealogy.
They came in 1888 to NYC from Vilna AND I FOUND them using the 6 volume set Migration from the Russian Empire, edited by Ira D. Glazier. It covers the 1880s til 1891. There you can look at all the names
and ages of those who indicated they were Russian. It goes by date, name of ship and then listing of passengers. Knowing first names and approx. ages of their children, I was able to find my family of 7 in 1888.
It is a wonderful set of books which can be found in large public libraries and universities. Hope this helps.
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On 6/25/2020 10:49 AM, JoAnne Goldberg wrote:
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From: Jules Levin <ameliede@...>
Date: 6/25/20 2:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names
My Lithuanian ancestors arrived in the 1880s pre-Ellis, and since IIf Tsarist Russia was anything like the USSR, the paperless Goldbergs
could easily get replacement papers for the "lost" papers from a local
official for the price of a bottle of vodka.
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey