Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names


Joel Weintraub
 

Hi Polly,
 
Bershadsky to Berg?  After Ellis Island?
 
What’s needed in any of these name change stories is to go back to the records, and see 1. what was his name was on the ship manifest  2. the first time we find him on the next public record, what was his surname?  3. What was his name on the next U.S.  census?  4. What surname did he pub on his marriage license?  5. What surname is on his first born’s birth certificate?  6. What surname did he use if he became naturalized that he put on the application?  7. What name appears on City Directories?
 
Genealogy should not involve a  fictional approach to the subject.  Without documentation genealogy is mythology as one author stated.
 
I’m willing to help with following the paper trail if you wish.  Write me privately.
 
Joel
 
Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA



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Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

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