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


Mashiach: Is it possible for you to forward to us relevant references? I am not disputing your plausible statements, only seeking sources, especially about the use of postal directories in the steamship ticket offices overseas from the US. (Additionally, it would be helpful if you had information on how the manifest literally moved from shipping office to ship to arrival port, that is, in whose charge was the manifest on board the ship, etc.) As a general note, I find it useful and often crucial to be able to differentiate between statements about historical processes based on (i) verifiable published sources (e.g., scholarship) as opposed to (ii) family/personal anecdotes and (iii) individual impressions based on general familiarity.  Thank you.

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