Arthur Pronin <aspronin@...> wrote:
"I am searching for my great grandmother's immigration entry to
America. Ive searched many times and ways. Jennie Baer- born 1887 in
Salat Russia, sometimes lists Riga. Census says she came to USA-1909.
On her marriage record it says Berman not Baer. Ive done searches on
that name also. Her name on tombstone is Shayna...."
Adding to others' advice (check various ports, censuses,
naturalizations, etc.), I'd emphasize two things:
- Learn more about immediate family members, whose records may shed light.
So, for example, I looked for the arrival records of Philip and Sara
Baer, who -- according to a tree on Geni where Art has contributed --
were Jennie's parents. They arrived in New York in August 1921 as
Faiwusch and Sara Berman. And one of Jennie's sisters arrived in New
York in August 1912, as Riwe Berman. Last residence for all: Salat.
Baer may have been a name the family changed to in the US.
- Search names and dates very flexibly.
Even if censuses all show arrival in 1909, check a somewhat wider
period. Same for year of birth. And consider various ways names may
have been spelled -- or misspelled! -- on a manifest.
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY