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

Carol Isaak

Because nothing was written down.  The official compared the name on the manifest and the name tag on the immigrant.  Check mark.

On 7/10/2020 1:21 PM, Bob Bloomberg wrote: 
If the name on the manifest is the name they used--ALWAYS--then help me out please.  I've looked at literally hundreds of ship manifests.  I can decipher some, but nowhere near all, the names.  And I have all the time I need.  I have access to experts in languages.  I don't have hundreds of people waiting in line for me to make my decision.  Just like the immigration officials, I don't ask the immigrant, so I must use my best judgment as to what the name is, and how it's spelled.Butthe names were NeVER changed.  Please explain

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