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

Dahn Cukier

I don't think these are names they used, but the name the
purser heard and wrote in the closest way possible considering
the limitations of the language used at the port of departure,
and of course English.


When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 12:13:43 AM GMT+3, Bob Bloomberg <rpbrpb2012@...> 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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